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Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives in the Classroom: Moving Forward

Cited from BC Ministry of Education Aboriginal Education website: Inspired by Scott Benwell and Kaleb Child from School District 85 (Vancouver Island North), this project is a call to action for educators and leadership to create and enhance learning environments … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Education in the New Curriculum

By next fall, elementary schools across the province will be implementing the new curriculum. During this transition period, teachers are given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the overall layout, content, and rationale of the redesign, which is centered on … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Year End Report 2014-2015

The intention of this report is to provide information regarding the District’s progress toward meeting the goals of our second Enhancement Agreement. On November 6, 2014 the Burnaby School District signed its second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement entitled Stronger Together. … Continue reading

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Parent Focus Groups – Student Recognition

Aboriginal Education is seeking parent input into the transitional year of the student recognition program and the subsequent future direction of student recognitions. Interested parents are welcomed to participate through online survey by clicking the link below, or by attending one of the four … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Family Night March 3

Burnaby Central will play host to our spring SD41 Aboriginal Family Night on Tuesday, March 3 from 5:30-7:30. Activities will include cedar weaving and storytelling with a local elder. Please RSVP to June.evans@sd41.bc.ca to secure your spot for your family, as … Continue reading

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Burnaby Schools Signs Second Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement

On November 6, Burnaby Central Secondary hosted a celebration and signing of the school district’s second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement. The Burnaby Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement Working Group has dedicated the past two years of consultation and collaborative dialogue to the creation … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Youth Leadership and Mentorship Programs

Aboriginal Education in Burnaby Schools is excited to be partnering with Outward Bound Canada to co-deliver our Aboriginal Youth Leadership and Mentorship Programs for 2014-2015. Outward Bound has a long history of successfully delivering outdoor, adventure based learning experiences to … Continue reading

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Honouring Our Youth Aboriginal Achievement Ceremony 2014

This year the district is holding a district-wide Eagle Feather Ceremony – Honouring Our Youth– on June 12 at Michael J Fox Theatre.  The ceremony recognizes the achievements of Aboriginal youth throughout the district, and will highlight this year’s graduates. … Continue reading

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Author Terri Mack Visits Burnaby

Indigenous author and publisher Terri Mack spent two days in Burnaby Schools sharing her new book, Mouse Celebrates the Winter Solstice. Terri spent time at Maywood Community School and Confederation Park Elementary School with grade 2-3 students and with grade … Continue reading

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DRAFT EA Document and Survey

Our Enhancement Agreement Working Group has been sifting through the responses gathered through the online surveys and community gathering information and has established a draft enhancement agreement document.  The draft document contains the rationale for each goal, the goal statements, as well as the objectives … Continue reading

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April 24 Aboriginal Community Gathering

All parents and guardians of Aboriginal students in Burnaby Schools are invited to join us on Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Stoney Creek Community School for an evening of dinner, entertainment, activities for children and conversations with … Continue reading

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Maywood Community School Aboriginal Family Gathering

Congratulations to Maywood Community School on the hosting of a successful Aboriginal Family Gathering yesterday evening. The school played host to parents, students, school staff and community members for a shared meal, conversations and activities. It was a tremendous night … Continue reading

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Enhancement Agreement Parent Survey 3

The Enhancement Agreement Working Group has taken the feedback from all stakeholders that have engaged in the consultation process and created draft theme areas and goal statements for our next Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.  We are looking for parent feedback … Continue reading

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April 27 Application Deadline: Summer Programs for High School Students

UBC/SFU offers some tremendous programs for Aboriginal high school students over the summer months.  Check out the link below for more information. https://www.pims.math.ca/educational/aboriginal-student-summer-camps  

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Proposed 3-Year Common Metro School Calendar

Provincial regulations require school districts to submit their upcoming proposed school calendar by March 31. As the District’s budget planning process is a 3 year cycle, to ensure stability, the District is proposing the following 3-year school calendar. It includes … Continue reading

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Burnaby North Youth Programs

We are pleased to announce that Spirit of the Children will be starting an Aboriginal Youth Program at Burnaby North Secondary on February 17.  The program will run out of the Aboriginal Services Room (room 3) in the South Building … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Inspired Art from Byrne Creek

Students from Byrne Creek Secondary shared some amazing work with the District.  Ms. Moulin’s graphic arts students created buttons inspired from themes in traditional West Coast Indignous art forms.  The buttons were intended to be a representation of some personal aspect … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Community Gathering January 27

Aboriginal Education would like to invite all families from Burnaby Schools to our next community gathering on January 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Gilmore Community School.  The evening will feature student entertainment, crafts for kids, prizes and discussion about the Districts … Continue reading

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Community Programs

Spirit of the Children is offering a wide array of programs targeted towards Aboriginal youth and their families.  Please click the link below for more information regarding January programming at Spirit of the Children. SOTCS Calendar JANUARY 2014_1

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Burnaby Schools Information Sessions

There are five information sessions on district programs – from K to 12 – coming up in January (and starting next week!). They include: Multi-Age Cluster Classrooms, French Immersion, Mandarin Language Arts, Career Programs and the new AP Capstone Diploma Program. … Continue reading

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