Did you know that….
- General Wolfe Elementary was built in 1910.
- In 1912, two additional wings were added due to expanding population. Then in 1920 two wooden temporary buildings were built. These two buildings are still the annex and the gym today.
- General Wolfe Elementary was named after General James Wolfe.
- The school is on the list of Canada’s Historic Places. General Wolfe Elementary School is a two-storey (with raised basement) brick school, with a wood-frame annex at the rear. The earliest portion was built in 1910-12 in a Classical Revival style, featuring the ‘barbell’ plan (a central block with projecting wings).
- One of Wolfe’s claims to fame is the boy in “Wait for Me, Daddy” photograph (of a boy reaching out towards his father in a line for war). This photo is internationally recognized, and the boy went to school at Wolfe.
More information available on wikipedia.
General Wolfe in the news:
- General Wolfe tests new earthquake early warning device , 2017
- Seismic Delays – General Wolfe Parents Concerned, Minister of Education’s Reponse 2017
- Seismic Upgrading and School Plans 2016
- School funding cuts spark rallies across BC 2015
- Athletics: Wolfe Playground game turns golden for Vancouver sprinters 2015
- Teachers concerned about declining math scores 2013
- Vancouver teen scores $100000 entrepreneur grant 2013
- School fundraising 2012
- When Math Makes Sense (To Everyone) – 2011