Errington Elementary School


Our School Story

Our Story

Who was John T. Errington?

John T. Errington was a pioneer farmer on Sea Island who purchased 210 acres of land from Hugh Boyd around 1879. He was one of the early petitioners for the incorporation of Richmond as a municipality. In 1881, 1883, and in 1890, he served as a municipal councilor. As well, he spearheaded the movement to build the Marpole Street Bridge to Sea Island. He also donated land for the building of the first Presbyterian churches in Richmond and in the Lower Mainland.


About Our School

Errington has been providing quality education to our school community for over 60 years.  Located in south-central Richmond, our school is one of the oldest schools in the city.  Annually, we have numerous visitors to Errington who are former students, teachers, or staff members. 

Over the last 8 years, we have seen an increase in our enrollment each year, despite projections that we would plateau at approximately 200 students.  For 2017, we have 242 students in 11 divisions.  Our neighbourhood is undergoing a transformation, with smaller older homes being replaced with much larger homes.

The majority of our students have English as a second language, most speaking Mandarin or Cantonese as their first language.  Our staff and students are kind, caring and hard-working.    

In addition to the main school, in 2014, we opened the Errington Learning Centre (ELC) as part of our school.  The ELC is a district-based program for students having complex special needs – students where the typical classroom setting does not meet their needs.  Our program has been highly successful for our students.

Another part of our school community is our highly successful Strong Start program for toddlers.  Our Centre is open from Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 11:30am.  Parents bring and stay with their children to learn and grow together.

Whether in the parking lot, on the playground, or in the classroom, our school is a safe and welcoming place for all.  If you are looking for a great place for your children to live, learn and grow, we hope you will consider joining our school community.


Our School Motto

"Creating the future, one learner at a time"