Monthly Archives: October 2013

Aboriginal Themes Prominent in New BC Curriculum Drafts

The Ministry of Education recently posted the drafts of the new curriculum for the Province.  Aboriginal content and themes weave throughout the curriculum drafts in all subject areas.  The new curriculum will help to ensure all students in BC schools will be provided the opportunity in to learn about Aboriginal world views, while focusing more on big conceptual ideas that will allow students and teachers to take an inquiry approach to learning that will deepen understanding for all learners.  You can review the documents at the link below and contribute to the discussion through the Ministry website. 

Curriculum Drafts

Acknowledgement of Territory

Each school in Burnaby has been sent the attached poster to hang in each of their schools to acknowledge and thank the Coast Salish Nations of Musquem, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish whose land we live and learn on.  We are hopeful these signs will continue to increase awareness amongst all students while helping to establish a sense of belonging for our Aboriginal learners.  AboriginalAcknowledgementSign_Oct.13_8.5x11_FINAL

UBC Masters in Indigenous Knowledge and Pedagogies

The Burnaby School District is proud to be hosting the UBC Masters in Indigenous Knowledge and Pedagogies program starting in July 2014.  All interested educators are invited to an information session on Tuesday, October 29 from 4-5:30 at Burnaby Central in room A206. UBC Masters Program

Aboriginal Parent Meeting

Parents of Aboriginal students within the Burnaby School District are welcome to join us on October 29 from 5:30-7:30 at Byrne Creek Secondary for our next Aboriginal Parent Meeting.  The evening starts with a shared meal and will include presentations by students, staff and special guest Colleen Hannah from the Ministry of Education.  Please RSVP by emailing by no later than October 23 at noon.Community meetings notice October