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Welcome to Albert McMahon Elementary School

Albert McMahon is a busy and vibrant learning environment, offering a well-rounded program of academics, fine arts and athletics to a population of 405 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. We are situated in a growing neighbourhood and we welcome new students regularly. Visitors to our school routinely comment on our excellently behaved and courteous students. We take pride in our inclusive school culture, and we have programs in place to meet the needs of all students. Albert McMahon's behaviour support program is entitled the S.H.A.R.P. Program, an acronym for Safe, Helpful, Accountable and Respectful and Positive. Our SWAT (Students with an Aptitude for Teaching) grade 5 and 6 leaders can be found with their little reading buddies each day for fifteen minutes of reading tutor time. The Peer Counselling program involves training senior students in communication and leadership skills. The Peer Counsellors act as friends, helpers and resource people to students in the school. In addition, students who help others benefit by developing a greater sense of responsibility, self-confidence, and an understanding of others. Extra-curricular sports are popular at McMahon, with cross country running, basketball, volleyball, and track and field teams. We also have a busy schedule of intramural floor hockey for junior and senior students.




Mission is currently in need of nurturing host families who want to provide a caring “home away from home” for our elementary and secondary international students.  Student placements can range from two weeks to two years or more!  These paid positions are a wonderful way to learn about another culture and to share Canada with students from another country.  Most international students are looking for a host family that includes mom and dad as well as school age children.  We are particularly in need of families with children in grades 4 – 7.  If you are interested in hosting students, please apply on-line: Homestay; New Host Families; click On-line Application Form.  Please complete all 5 sections of the on-line application form. For more information, call the International Program Office at 604-826-6286 ex. 3336. 




Click here to view the 2015/16 Growth Plan




Families are advised that registration of students for bus transportation for the 2015-16 school year will run from May 4th through June 30th, 2015. In order to ride a district school bus, all new and returning riders must complete a registration form each year.

Registration can be initiated by using our online bus registration form, (CLICK HERE), or in person at the School District office at 33046 Fourth Ave., during regular business hours (8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday).  Please note, registration is not considered complete until full payment is received.  If you are using the online form, you have the option of either making payment over the phone (604-826-6286 ext. 3246), or coming into the office to make your payment.

Students who qualify to use district transportation services, but have not registered by June 30th, or are cross boundary students, are not guaranteed transportation as it will depend on availability of service.  Any registrations received after the June 30th deadline will incur a 20% surcharge.

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CLICK HERE to view a very resourceful website created by the Ministry of Education on bullying. "Expect respect and a safe education".



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Inclement Weather

In case of problematic weather arriving and causing school closure decisions, district-wide or partial, please click on this link: ***NEW*** You will see an area where you can now sign up with the school district to get an email when the schools are closed. Please take advantage of this new service. Decisions about school schedules and bus route changes are generally made before 6:30 a.m. This allows for the most current weather information to factor into the decision. The final decision to send students to school resides with parents since they best know the road and weather conditions in their respective areas.

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Contact Us:

Albert McMahon Elementary
32865 Cherry Avenue
Mission, BC, Canada
V2V 2V1

Tel: (604) 826-0274

Fax: (604) 826-1760

Principal Dave Cyr
Vice Principal Michael Abercrombie

Secretary: Crystal Mulholland


Unscheduled School Closures
> latest info (**NEW** When you've clicked on the link, be sure to sign up to receive an email when the school is closed!!)

October 2015 newsletter


Events 2015/2016:


Wednesday, November 25th - Book Fair: 2:30 to 3:30 in the library

Wednesday, November 25th - Purdy's, poinsettias, Neufeld Farms and Fun Shaped Pasta fundraiser's are due back

Friday, November 27th - NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 30th - Hot Lunch - Chili and a bun

Friday, December 4th - The Candellight Parade - 7:30

Monday, December 7th - Pick up day for Purdy's, Neufeld Farms and poinsettias (afterschool)

Monday, December 7th - Hot Lunch - Sangham Sweets

Monday, December 14th - Hot Lunch - Domino's

Wednesday, December 16th - Christmas Concert - 10:45 (primary) and 1:00 (intermediate)

Friday, December 18th - Last day for students (dismissal at 2:21 pm)

Monday, January 4th, 2016 - School re-opens





Now offering online ordering and payments for Hot Lunch Orders and other school fundraisers! Our new online program is up and running. Click here for ordering information. Access code is AMHL (case sensitive).