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Aboriginal Program

We have found that underlying the success of aboriginal students at Hatzic is the building of strong relationships between home and school.  We work diligently to maintain positive communication with our aboriginal families and encourage their participation in their child’s education.   Our focus is improvement in academic success and attendance.  We strive to meet the cultural needs of each of our students on an individual basis through connections with community leaders and elders.

Academic success is enhanced by honouring the students who have made improvements and identifying those who need extra support.  Through consultation with students as well as parents, we make an effort to understand  problems and find solutions. 

All of our aboriginal students are personally seen throughout the year to discuss their programs and give support or advice where needed.  Our interventions also include advocating with community agencies, mediating with family or friends, transportation, providing food as well as counseling.

Aboriginal Garden

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 the Aboriginal Garden at Hatzic Middle School was opened with a ceremony attended by many people from the community and school district. The school’s Environmental Team co-created the garden in the courtyard with many native plants, Aboriginal artwork and an Aboriginal carving. The students promote environmental awareness and help create and maintain an inviting school environment for all students and staff. Their tireless efforts make our community a wonderful place to learn and grow. Thank you to Lyn O'Grady for her endless work and effort.

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Contact Us

Contact Us:

Hatzic Middle School
34800 Dewdney Trunk Rd
Mission, BC V2V 5V6
Tel: 604.826.3651
Fax: 604.820.9209
email: Office

Marcello Gabriele
Principal
email: marcello.gabriele@mpsd.ca

Christine Abbot
Vice-Principal
email: christine.abbot@mpsd.ca

Ralph Vos
Vice-Principal
email: ralph.vos@mpsd.ca

Monnie Buttar

Business Manager

email: manjinder.buttar@mpsd.ca

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Year at a Glance

September 5 - First Day of School (Half-day)

September 22 - Non-Instructional Day - School not in session

September 28 - School Pictures (AM)

September 29 - Orange Shirt Day

October 9 - Thanksgiving - School not in session

October 17 - School Picture Retakes (PM)

October 20 - Professional Day - School not in session

October 23 - Non-Instructional Day - School not in session

November 10 - 11:38am Dismissal (Half-day assessment)

November 13 - Stat in Lieu of Remembrance Day - School not in session

November 23 - Report Card Pick-Up & Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-5/6-9

November 24 - Non-Instructional Day - School not in session

December 23 - January 7 - WINTER BREAK

January 8 - First Day Back After Winter Break

January 26 - Non Instructional Day - School not in session

February 9 - Report Card Pick Up by Students

February 12 - Family Day - School not in session

February 23 - Professional Development Day - School not in session

March 19 - 30 - Spring Break

April 2 - Easter Monday - No Classes

April 3 - Stat In Lieu of Good Friday - No Classes

April 4 - First Day Back After Break

April 13 - 11:38am Dismissal (Half-day assessment)

April 26 - Report Card Pick-Up & Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-5/6-9

April 27 - Non-Instructional Day - School not in session

May 18 - Non-Instructional Day - School not in session

May 21 - Victoria Day - Students not in session

June 27 - Final Day of Regular Classes

June 29 - Report Card Pick Up