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Port Moody Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Library Learning Commons


​​​​The Heart of the School​

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​Mission Statement

Through its collection, programs and facilities, Port Moody Secondary School Library has the dual goal:

  • to promote and support literacy and the love of reading.
  • ​to promote and support the teaching of information literacy whereby students develop skills and attitudes necessary to access, evaluate and utilize information effectively and ethically in order to become independent lifelong learners. ​


Library Staff

Mr.Birch - Teacher-Librarian

Mr. Birch is new to the PMSS Library Learning Commons teaching staff but not to PMSS. He first joined the staff in 2005 teaching Social Studies and English.  He moved to Moody Middle teaching Humanities for 9 years.  He rejoined the staff in 2014 to teach English and Theory of Knowledge. Mr. Birch has a Bachelor of Arts in History from S.FU., a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Social Studies) from U.B.C., and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from S.F.U. Mr. Birch also holds the University of Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English Language to Adults. Mr. Birch has taught in overseas in Korea as well as in the Surrey and Delta school districts. Mr. Birch has a passion for languge, collects typewriters, and drives a groovy old VW camper van in the summer. 

Ms. Swistak - Teacher-Librarian 

Ms. Swistak is a member of the library teaching staff as well as a member of the Social Studies Department. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History from U.B.C., a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Social Studies) from U.B.C., and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon.  Ms. Swistak has taught in the Coquitlam School District for over 25 years, and previously taught in the Burnaby and Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows school districts. She has taught students from kindergarten age to adult learners. Prior to becoming a teacher, Ms. Swistak was a radio reporter and on-air broadc​aster.

Mrs. Huculak - Library Assistant

Mrs. Huculak is our library assistant, yet so much more. She spent some time as an on-call library technician throughout the district and has worked at the majority of the high schools. She holds a Library Technician Diploma from MacEwan University in Alberta. Prior to joining the school system she worked in a private sector library. She ejoys good books, music (choir and learning violin), crafts and volunteering in her community.​

Port Moody Secondary School

300 Albert Street, Port Moody BC
V3H 2M5
604-939-6656 604-937-8057
Office hours 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Summer Office hours 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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