Monthly Archives: September 2013

Parent Workshop on Anxiety

 All parents are welcome to pre-register for this free session entitled Making Sense of Anxiety at Stoney Creek on Wednesday, October 9 starting at 7:30. 

Making Sense of Anxiety Parent Workshop

Community Meeting September 25

Join us on Wednesday, September 25 from 5:30-7:30 at Burnaby Central for our first Aboriginal Education Community Meeting. We will be setting the process for the year as we begin the consultation process for the next Enhancement Agreement. The meeting will start with sharing of a meal.

Burnaby School District Will be at the Reconciliation Walk Sunday!

Join Burnaby staff, students and parents this Sunday, September 22 at Queen Elizabeth Plaza for the 4km Walk for Reconciliation.  Meet at 8:30 in the plaza under the large Burnaby School District banner.  The opening starts at 9:00am with Dr Bernice A. King (Dr Martin Luther King’s daughter) giving the keynote address at 9:30.  The walk officially starts at 10:00am.  We look forward to seeing you there! RC_ReconciliationWeekPoster

Burnaby Students at the TRC Education Day

Today, students from all Burnaby District Secondary Schools took part in the education day at the Truth and Reconciliation Committee National Event at the PNE. This event allows students to share in the experience of this momentous event on the Canadian landscape, while continuing to pursue the goals as set forth by our enhancement agreement. We hope that the experience gained by students today will be bought back and shared with their peers, as well as staff as we continue to grow and learn as a community about the impact of the Residential School system in Canada.

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Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!

IMG_0867The Burnaby Aboriginal Education Department is excited for the year to come and all the great work that is about to commence with Aboriginal students and families in our district.  With the reconciliation process in the forefront in Canada and the Lower Mainland we too hope to continue building stronger communities that support all Aboriginal learners.  During the first week of school Westidge Elementary unveiled a community project that embodies their schools values.  The piece is central to the schools commitment toward building a strong community, a community that brings Aboriginal world views into the forefront for all learners to experience.  Congratulations to the Westridge community on their amazing efforts! Your project has set the focus for the year, which is to continue the work of building strong communities built on mutual understanding, much like the reconciliation process is hoping to achieve.