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Host Families Needed in the Sea to Sky! Featured Photo

Host Families Needed in the Sea to Sky!

You have an amazing opportunity to open your home to an international student. Enjoy a unique cultural experience while sharing the beauty of the Sea to Sky. Hosting opportunities can be a few days, one semester, or a full school year - we will work with you to find the right fit. Contact us today!
Student Registration is closed for the summer Featured Photo

Student Registration is closed for the summer

Our usual registration process is currently closed. During this time, families can fill out a webform which will act as a placeholder to register your child when schools re-open on August 29th. Click on the headline for more information.
SPORTS DAY Featured Photo

SPORTS DAY

It was sooo awesome to have Sports Day back! Everyone had a blast! Check out the slideshow by clicking the link!
News from the MESY Garden Featured Photo

News from the MESY Garden

School’s out for summer but not for the veggies !
As our spring semester in coming to an end at Mamquam Edible School Yard (MESY) warmer weather is finally ahead of us. It might not have been the warmest spring and the growth was definitely slower, but it didn’t stop us from getting our hands dirty working hard in the garden and learning a bunch of things. I wish a great summer to all the Mamquam Elementary School staff and students and am looking forward to seeing you all in the fall. In the meantime, our summer program will be to maintain a crop succession to have recurrent harvests. All the food produce will be sold weekly at our downtown farm stand (more details to come). Anyone who is looking for volunteering opportunities, don’t hesitate to drop a line at [email protected]
Small scale farming is changing the world !

Marc-André

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Principal's message

Mamquam Elementary School has a clear mission and some strong core values.  As a staff we see ourselves as a family.  We focus on the success of all students, and hold ourselves accountable for high excellence across the curriculum—in academics, athletics, fine arts and career programs.  We put our students first, and you can feel this when you walk into our building.  We are keenly aware that students learn best in a safe, secure and respectful environment supported by strong connections between school and community.
 
Perseverance, Purpose and Authenticity
 
We believe that we can only cultivate perseverance and determinations by building an environment/school culture where all students feel safe, respected, encouraged to take risks and try new things, and are intrinsically invested in their learning.   Further, we believe that students are intrinsically invested in authentic learning environments, where they see the purpose and reasoning for each learning intention, and are willing to enter into a framework for success.    It is our belief that working in this area will enable more students to move from meeting expectations to exceeding expectations in reading, writing and numeracy and all areas of their competency development.
 
Our Enduring Understandings as a staff:
 
* If we focus on common coherent curriculum and effective instructional strategies, then students will become creative and critical thinkers.

* If we work together to create common coherent curriculum that identifies and describes what developmentally appropriate creative and critical thinking learning outcomes are, then we will have a tool to help guide the planning of instruction and assessment of CCT outcomes

* If we continually develop the instructional expertise of our teachers, then teaching will be strengthened and all students will learn in deeper and more meaningful ways

* If we live a structure of reflective practice, then our instruction will improve over time
* If we live a structure of co-plan, observe, share feedback, reflect, co-plan and repeat then our instruction will improve over time
 
*If we embed Social Emotional Learning instructional strategies, students will become better critical and creative thinkers through social situations. Growth Mindset, Positive Behaviour Support, Self Reg Strategies, Zones of Regulation, Mindfulness...  
 
*If we develop a school wide authentic literacy and numeracy plan, students will improve reading, writing and oral language skills that provide an essential foundation to Creative and Critical Thinking skills

*If we use arts infusion as a strategy, students will be able to develop their creative and critical thinking skills through the arts. 
 
*If we measure creative and critical thinking outcomes, this will bring attention to those outcomes and help us understand how we are doing and what is next