Various members of the Mission community remember Central School before 1952, and Mission Secondary School after 1952. They talk about grades, their schoolmates, the school curriculum and the subjects they studied. The discussion also includes reflections on gender differences in school, how teaching was done and the ongoing issue of discipline. Teachers’ salaries, and significant Principals and Vice-Principals also make up part of the conversation. Evidence of the youth revolution, such as student pregnancy, and the use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco are recalled.

Title: Mission Schools
Box: C
File: 1
Topic: Education in Mission: The Early Years, Secondary School Conversations
Interviewer: Diana Muntigl
Interviee(s): Phyllis Canning, Elsie Jack, Muriel Windeback, Harris, Ellen Pearce, Earl Schmor, Al Seidler, Cynthia Butcher
Date: October 6, 1998
Scope: 2 audio tapes
Length: N/A
Summary: Central School prior to 1952, Mission Secondary post 1952, grades, who attended school, school curricula, women and school, men and school, teaching, discipline, pay and salary, student pregnancy, youth revolution, alcohol, drugs and smoking, Principals and Vice Principals