Mission Public Schools is dedicated to inspiring a passion for learning and
developing the attitudes, skills, and knowledge that will enable all students to
maximize their potential as positive, responsible participants in our democratic
society and the global community. We have a full K-12 French Immersion Program of Choice offered in the School District. The program is available at École Christine Morrison, École Mission Central, École Heritage Park Middle School and École Mission Senior Secondary.
Mission Public Schools provides other programs that meet the diverse needs of students. Dewdney Elementary has a focus on Community Outdoor Recreation & Environment Education (C.O.R.E). Stave Falls Elementary offers a focus on Forest and Nature. These schools are not programs of choice but rather differentiate themselves by offering a special focus on their school's curriculum.
Community Outdoor Recreation and Environment Program (C.O.R.E.)
Dewdney Elementary School's CORE program is designed to motivate children to engage in their natural surroundings through an adventure and discovery-based curriculum. Our goal is to get kids outside discovering, inquiring and learning. Research increasingly supports the health, engagement, socialization and academic benefits of learning and interacting with the environment. Whether it is worm-composting, hiking, puddle-jumping, exploring aboriginal herbs, building snow caves, examining ecosystems under a microscope or gardening, children will have the opportunity to make connections between their outdoor experiences in the natural world and their classroom learning.
Forest and Nature Program
A murmuring stream winding its way through magnificent Douglas firs is the natural setting of Stave Falls Elementary School's new outdoor classroom. Our forest and nature program is rooted in nine guiding principles:
Curriculum Connectedness Experiential Education Cultivating Curiosity Hands-On Happenings
Purposeful Play Competencies Competency Environmental Expertise Stewardship Sensations
Aboriginal Perspectives and Worldviews
Through an inquiry-based approach, students will be engaged in their learning through daily, meaningful interactions with nature. Whether it be creating a bug hotel, building survival shelters, making cedar bracelets with an elder, or scientifically analyzing the health of a tree, students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the real world in their lifelong journey to become educated citizens.
"Explore Discover Learn"