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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Minchau, we believe:

    • in rigorous academic programming that accommodates individual differences
    and promotes student success;
    • that children learn best when they receive the support necessary from home
    and school;
    • 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.

    Amazing Announcers Team

    Have you always wanted to be on TV, star in a play or run the school listening equipment? Or are you terrified to speak in front of large groups? Join the Amazing Announcers club and develop skills to help you become a confident and well prepared speaker. Work with staff as you learn how to make eye contact, present information and speak in front of others.

    Handbell Choir

    We are excited to offer students the opportunity to further develop their musical skills through the Handbell Choir. Learn the many skills and techniques of ringing with this group. If you love music then come ring with us!

    Library Buddies

    Library buddies help in the library during the breaks in the day. They scan and sort books, tidy shelves and generally keep the library organized. Students are selected through an application process in the spring, but will have the opportunity to apply in the fall.

    Minchau Spirit Team

    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.

    Remembrance Orff Team

    Grade 5 and 6 students will be composing, acting and performing for our Remembrance Day assembly. This presentation will help the students at our school understand how important it is that we try to get along with each other and seek first to understand.

    S.W.A.T. Team

    Division two “Students Willing to Assist with Technology” will receive training on how to trouble shoot with technological issues throughout the school. They will then serve as Minchau’s echnology trouble-shooters.

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Welcome to Minchau School

 

minchau_school_imageWelcome to Minchau School

 

The staff at Minchau welcomes you to a new year. It gives me great pleasure to welcome new and returning students and their families to Minchau School.  Our safe and caring school continues to build and earn the trust of families and the community through a reputation of excellence and commitment to student learning and success.  The school climate is conducive to teaching and learning, and to developing engaged, responsible citizens of tomorrow.

 

A successful education is a joint responsibility between home and school.  Learners benefit from a dedicated and supportive team of teachers, support staff, students, parents/guardians and community members.  Communication is an important component for the success of any partnership.  We welcome your ideas, support, feedback, and involvement throughout the year. Our enthusiastic and hardworking staff looks forward to working closely with you and providing the best education for your child.

 

Minchau School is also part of the growing worldwide community of leadership schools implementing The Leader In Me program, which is based on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader In Me program integrates these Covey habits into Minchau’s core curriculum and everyday language. This leadership model is grounded in the belief that building cooperative relationships and nurturing responsibility, kindness and good judgment is the basis for creating a successful community of learners.

 

Should you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions about any aspect of the school, please feel free to contact us.

 

As we embark on this exciting year together, we are confident that with your continued support, we will experience great accomplishment and success.  We look forward to a successful year with your children.

 

Your partner in education,

 

Mrs. Debra Mielke,  B.A., B. Ed., Principal