Indigenous Education in School District No. 64 (Gulf Islands) is dedicated to supporting the success of Indigenous learners in our school district, as well as promoting a deep awareness of Indigenous culture and history among all students.
Careers and Transitions
Connecting Generations Program
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The purpose of the Connecting Generations Program is to build bridges between the school and the community by bringing together youth with adults, including seniors, for face-to-face conversations about a shared interest, skill, or life experience. LivingLinks is the database of adults and youth who are enthusiastic about meeting people whose paths they might not ordinarily cross.
Early Learning Programs
SD 64 provides Early Learning programs on all Gulf Islands. Early Learning for Families (ELF) Strong Start BC programs run on Salt Spring at Salt Spring Elementary and Fulford Elementary schools and on Galiano, Mayne, Pender and Saturna. These are free, drop in programs for children, 0-5 yr. old with a parent or caregiver, under the direction of an Early Childhood Educator. Parent Child Mother Goose programs are held at Fernwood Elementary and Mayne School.
Information and Application Process
French Immersion is a French-language learning program available to grade 6-12 students in Gulf Islands School District. It is designed for non-French-speaking students who wish to attain a high level of proficiency in both official languages. SD 64 offers a Late Immersion Program for grades 6-7 at Salt Spring Elementary School, as well as a Secondary School French Immersion Program at GISS for grades 8-12.
Gulf Islands Centre for Ecological Learning (GICEL)
The Gulf Islands Centre for Ecological Learning connects people with nature within the natural environment of British Columbia’s southern Gulf Islands.
Gulf Islands International Program
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The Gulf Islands Program has become one of the most popular international programs in Canada. With a commitment to diversity, limits on number of students from any one country, and an enrolment cap, our students are guaranteed a quality Canadian educational experience as well as a truly international experience in one of the most unique and beautiful communities in Canada.
Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts (GISPA)
Imagine developing your exceptional acting, dancing, or musical skills while living in one of the most beautiful and vibrant rural communities in the world. Imagine enjoying access to professional facilities, a talented team of educational professionals and a community renowned for its wholehearted support of the arts…
Saturna Ecological Education Centre (SEEC)
The Saturna Ecological Education Centre (SEEC) is an experiential, place-based ecological learning centre on beautiful Saturna Island, British Columbia.
We created this website to celebrate school gardens in the Southern Gulf Islands (SD64), share resources & help each project thrive. We’re the only district in BC with a garden in every school.