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I am of Secwepemc descent, born Neskonlith, raised in Maple Ridge (where I honed my craft of being a cultural teacher) and now being refined into island life on the Gulf Islands. It has been a privilege and a pleasure being part of the energy, community and team at SD64.
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Deeply proud of her Cree & Irish roots Shannon is Aboriginal Education Coordinator in SD64. As a life long learner and outdoor enthusiast, the First Peoples Principles of Learning align closely with her passions and values as district coordinator, principal, middle years eco teacher and member of a close knit family.
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In October the grade 10 social studies class of Louise Doucet from the Gulf Islands Secondary School visited the Legislature. In a statement to the House on November 29th, MLA Adam Olsen reports out to Members of the Legislature excerpts of advice offered by Gulf Islands students to his colleagues in the Legislature.
Over 140 Socials 9 and 10 students from GISS viewed and assessed a primary source exhibit called ‘The Uprooting’. The collection was assembled last year for the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese Internment and provides a pictorial timeline of Japanese culture and life on the west coast with an emphasis on Salt Spring Island families. … Read More
Galiano Community School truly is a community school. Our playground project epitomizes what community can, and will do, when hearts and passions are united. What started off as a seed of a dream has blossomed in to an amazing reality. Almost two years ago a mom of a little guy in Kindie came in to … Read More
Gulf Islands Secondary students who participate in the Trades Awareness Skills and Knowledge program (T.A.S.K.) in grade 10, 11 or 12 launch into a career in the skilled trades. Students first spend a semester of hands-on learning, building tiny homes, attending Camosun College trades shops, and working in a trade area. Students focus on achieving … Read More
Benjamin Franklin is quoted saying: Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Three years ago, I wanted to find a way for my Biology 12 students to have a deeper understanding of the human systems. We started with one biology class, 15 projects and 2 grade eight … Read More
This June, a Gulf Islands Secondary teacher and two Grade 9 students joined a larger delegation from British Columbia on a trip to China. The delegation was made up of educators and students from SD48 – Sea to Sky, S67 – Okanagan Skaha, and of course, SD64 – Gulf Islands. Their trip took them to … Read More
National Aboriginal Day was marked on June 21, 2017 with Galiano students documenting the Gulf Islands School District ‘Welcome Figure’ project. Galiano Community School’s middle years students are pleased to release their Welcome to the Gulf Islands short film that captures the essence of the journey thus far for the Welcome Figure. — contributions from … Read More