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Gulf Islands Secondary School First Nations/Social Studies Teacher and Provincial BCTF Aboriginal Education FacilitatorContact Carol at Gulf Islands Secondary SchoolCarol Arnold
My ancestors came from Africa, Europe, and Turtle Island (Ojibway and Erie). I am grateful to live in Coast Salish territory, where my children were born.
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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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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
Implementation funds are purchasing hands-on science kits for each school to support science inquiry for intermediate level students. The initiative, funded by the province, is targeted to provide resources that support the implementation of the redesigned curriculum. While the bulk of the funds have been directed towards technology for learning and other school-based resources, some … Read More
Gulf Islands School district is celebrating 8 years of receiving grant funding to build capacity in Secondary School Apprenticeship. This program combines trades training which is 80% work-based and paid under an employer sponsor and 20% technical training. Each year, a $1000 scholarship is available to students who have graduated high school, maintained a C+ … Read More
When we think about school, we often envisage a building with classrooms, a gym, and a playground. Is it really the building that makes the school? What can school look like without a building? During the 2016-17 school year, Windsor House school on the mainland has had to invent new ways of creating learning spaces … Read More
Each month school trustees provide focused reports at the monthly school board meeting about work at each Gulf Islands school. The reports relate to actions at each school that align with one of the objectives found in the School Board’s Strategic Plan (2016-19). During the month of May the trustees’ reported actions that “Enhance and … Read More