Students of Aboriginal Ancestry
If you child has aboriginal ancestry (status, non-status, Metis, Inuit heritage) it is very important that you indicate this on his/her registration form for Ministry Funding purposes. These funds are then used to support both Aboriginal students and to benefit all students through Aboriginal cultural; curriculum resources, projects, classroom presentations and field trips. If you would like further information please contact our Aboriginal Support Worker, Aimee Brooks or call the Aboriginal Department at 604-888-4819 loc 231. A Self-Identification of Aboriginal Ancestry can be found at the office.
Orange Shirt Day
September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and wellbeing, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.
The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.