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Public Works Day Featured Photo

Public Works Day

Public Works came to us this year! The grade 4 students were treated to a truck parade, had the chance to climb inside and ask many important questions about the important work done by Public Works.
Salmon Release - Paula Lock's Class Featured Photo

Salmon Release - Paula Lock's Class

Our class reared and released 53 Coho salmon fry into the Mamquam spawning channels. Students had the opportunity to watch the beginning stages of the salmon lifecycle in our classroom tank. In the wild these changes are hidden beneath the redd, the protected nest a female salmon carefully builds for her eggs. On the day of our release we spotted many wild coho fry in the channels; a sign of a healthy habitat. Each fry was given a special name as it was released into the water. Click the link to see the release
PAC Survey Featured Photo

PAC Survey

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Bike Rodeo Featured Photo

Bike Rodeo

Recently, the Rotary Club of Squamish visited Mamquam to offer the Bike Rodeo program, a bike skills and safety program that is fun for the children and promotes healthy commuting to school by bike. It was great to be back again, after the two-year interruption due to COVID-19! Thank you for helping Squamish Rotary provide this important service.

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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