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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Minchau School Mission Statement:

    At Minchau we believe that every child can be successful every day.

    Minchau School Philosophy:

    At Minchau, we believe:

    • in rigorous academic programming that accommodates individual differences
    and promotes student success;
    • that empowering students to practice the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    will help them to become self-aware and take responsibility for their learning
    and behaviour
    • that teaching students leadership skills and providing them with opportunities to
    lead builds the self-confidence and resiliency necessary for success.

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  • Clubs & Leadership Opportunities

    Clubs & Leadership Opportunities

    Programming at Minchau is complemented by a variety of extracurricular club and leadership opportunities to support varying interests of students. These opportunities provide students with an enriched educational experience to enhance their learning. During the year, staff will decide on which school leadership teams they will facilitate.

    Some opportunities may include:

    AMA School Safety Patrol Team

    Being a school safety patrol requires commitment and maturity. The students who are patrols learn to be on time, work as a team and think of others. They do a very tough job, so please listen to them and treat them with respect at the crosswalk. Meetings are held about once a month and twice a year with the AMA representative. Training for new patrols happens in May and June at lunchtime.

    Choir and Handbell Club

    We are excited to offer students the opportunity to further develop their musical skills through Choir and or Handbell Club. Students have the opportunity to perform at various school events throughout the year.

    Minchau Student Council

    Student leaders meet regularly to plan and facilitate school wide events.

    MTV Team

    Our Tech Crew runs the MTV (Minchau TV) Studio. These students are trained to use video cameras and to operate the switcher and computer in the studio. They will learn to download video, do audio dubs and do some simple video editing. Due to a limited number of spaces, students must apply to be part of the Tech Crew. Successful applicants are notified in the spring.

    Active Living Club

    Students get the opportunity to move their bodies during lunch recess through various physical activities provided by our teachers and a leadership team of students.

    Recycle Team

    Students collect and sort juice boxes for recycling. The money raised from our recycling goes to various charity projects throughout the year.


    Our greeters are part of a team that welcomes staff, students, parents and guests to various school events.

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Welcome to Minchau School!



September 2017


Welcome to another fabulous school year!  I am honored to be principal at Minchau.  Our staff have worked hard in preparing for this year.  I am sure that you will be impressed with the commitment from our staff to ensure that each and every child is successful.  Your child will be engaged in innovative and joyful learning experiences.  They will be shaped into global citizens, ready to embrace opportunities for continuous growth and leadership through our Leader in Me program.

We will strive to meet the needs of every child’s growth socially, emotionally and academically.  This work will be ongoing and intentional.  We will continuously use data collected from a variety of assessments in order to move students forward to ensure we are delivering the best learning experience possible.

You are invited to be an active community member through classroom volunteering, helping out at our upcoming casino, or with special events at the school.  Please feel free to speak to your classroom teacher to see which opportunities will best suit your schedule.

Please be sure that you are familiar with SchoolZone.  All newsletters and progress reports will be posted online.  If you require assistance, please stop by to visit our friendly and helpful office staff.


Welcome to Minchau. I look forward to a year of successful learning and teaching.


Yours in partnership,


Mrs. Cindy MacDonald