Human & Social
Our students will study personal and human social skills and as they relate to students' identity in the world - both as individuals and as members of their community. We are learning that personal and human social skills encompass the abilities students needs to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world.
Grade 9 Transitions
At Mouat we want to support our Grade 9 students as they transition from either Chief Dan George or Howe Middle into our school community. In order to support our new students we offer:
A Grade 9 Orientation Day - the last Wednesday in August before school begins. Last year, we had over 300 Grade 9’s in the building learning about how to get involved, the life of a high school student, where to find things and building a connection with our Grade 12 mentors.
Grade 9 First Day of School - the first day of school (Tuesday) is devoted to our Grade 9's only and their Grade 12 mentors. Grade 9's will be the only students in attendance so they can learn the school without the other 1100 stuents in the hallways. Grade 9's begin their day in Homeroom and will have an assembly, meet the staff including learning support and then rotate to their four different classes.
Grade 8 Carnival, Transitions, and Tours - in February we begin the process of transitioning current Grade 8s to Mouat. This includes extensive behind the scene work with their POD teachers, support services, counsellors etc. Details about this are sent via a letter to all parents in March. In May we have a Carnival and Tour days.
Clubs At Mouat
Kudos to the leadership crew for running our annual Club Fair. As students wondered the 22 different tables, they had to ability to ask questions and choosing to pursue their interests, passions, or opportunities. Each year, Mouat sponsors a list of clubs for students to be involved in. These opportunities give students with a variety of interests to meet new people while exploring activities they are passionate about. Here's a taste of our clubs:.
Club Name / Sponsor Teacher
- Creative Writing - Ms Poss
- Golf - Mr Jaswal
- Chess Club - Mr Jaswal
- Guitar Club - Mr Matty
- Benevolent Nerds - Ms Mangat
- HawkZine Newspaper - Ms Mangat
- Garden Club - Ms Dyck
- GSA - Ms Nyberg
- Wellness Club - Mme Sauve
- Intramurals - Mr Perry
- Girls Soccer - Mr Perry
- Key Club - Ms Pollastretti
- Travel Club - Mr Radons
- Rugby - Mr Radons
- Wrestling - Mr Mitchell
- Girls Basketball - Mr Rahe
- Connections - Mr Thiessen
A steeped athletic tradition at Mouat has lead to success including an Athletic Charter, All Athletes Forum, Athletic Banquet and more. We are thankful for the experience and knowledge of our volunteer coaches. This year:
- Sr. Boys Basketball Win City Championship
- Gr 9 Boys Basketball Win Fraser Valley Championship
- Wrestling Team Win Provincial Team Championship
- 5 Members Earn Team BC representation including 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze
- Rocket E-Sports Team Wins Provincial Championship
- Girls Rugby Earns Bronze Medal @ BC Championships
- Boys Soccer
- Girls Soccer
- Boys Rugby
Student Leadership & Mentoring
Each year our leadership teachers and senior leadership students contribute to the life of our school outside the classroom. As a group they plan and execute such events as school assemblies, We Are Hawks week, Family of Schools day and the Grad Fashion Show. In addition, they are a an important part of mentoring our grade 9 students, helping host parent evenings and Meet the Teacher. Recently, a group of leadership students visited our two middle school feeders and presented to the grade 8s about the ways they can begin to prepare for their first year at Mouat.
Our Thrive Indigenous Education Team support over 100 students of Indigenous decent at Mouat. In addtion, the team support our community as we lean into our First People's Principles of Learning and Indigenous Ways of Knowing. The team does an incredible job implementing any different cultural and historical celebrations including the Moose Hide Project, MMIWG2S, Red Ribbons, and more.
Our Inclusive Education Program, Aspire, has been hard at work during the 21-22 school year. They delivered personalized Kindness cards (featured to the left), completed their outdoor community garden with fresh vegetables in May and June, worked hand in hand with Art students to complete an outdoor mural AND tackled the Hawk Shop while providing valuable work experience for their students. Kudos Mrs. Crawford and team.
O2 and Quest
At Mouat. we offer two programs to support students to continue to develop their own personal connections to self and others. Our O2 students under the direction of Mr. Dobos and Jordan/ Felisia and our Quest program under Mrs. Bakker and Ms. Dhillon. Regularly throughout the year, these students meet and go on field trips, participate in group sessions, and one and one support. Our O2 and Quest programs headed out to the Willow View Pumpkin Patch for a little fresh air, outdoor learning, and some balance time. They had a great time connecting with each other and fostering healthy relationships.