The district’s Aboriginal Education Advisory Council, which guides development and delivery of SD64’s aboriginal education programs, is made up of local staff, students and community members, and includes First Nations people. It guides the development and delivery of SD64’s aboriginal education programs.

The Aboriginal Education Agreement (2013-2018) was created by the Council to ensure that the educational needs of Aboriginal students are met, and that they receive enhanced educational opportunities, typically by way of programs offered to all students. The Agreement contains three overlapping goal areas: The Individual, The Community, and Learning.

In July 2014, the district renewed its achievement contract with the Ministry of Education for the period 2014-2017. The contract identifies three inter-related and inter-dependent improvement goals, in an effort to push the boundaries of personalized, life-long learning:

  • greater competency in foundation skills;
  • successful transition from school to adult life;
  • and pursuit of Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement goals district-wide.

As a way of both monitoring the implementation of the Agreement, and supporting the district in its goals, the Council asks for input by way of short surveys, to be completed by staff, students and parents around the district, and administered in the spring of the year. These provide additional information that can be considered along with that gleaned from Ministry data reports and our students’ report cards.

 

Links to the student and parent surveys are provided below. Please take 2-3 minutes to complete the appropriate survey, which will be open for responses until Friday, April 8th.

Student Survey (mainly students in Grades 3, 4, 7, 10, and 12, but others as well)

Parent Survey

 

On behalf of your Aboriginal Education Advisory Council, thank you for your support.

With Gratitude,
Shannon Johnston,
Coordinator