Monthly Archives: January 2014

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 of the student. Another project completed in the school was inspired by Residential Schools survivors stories.  Ms. Mcleod’s art class created a mural inspired from these stories with each student creating an image of a survivor.  The work was on display at Byrne Creek and images are attached below.Nina NinaBrandon Luke 3 detail 5 1 2.

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 second Enhancement Agreement.  All interested families and/or parents must RSVP to or at 604-296-6900 by Friday, January 24 at noon. 

Jan 27 Community Gathering

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

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.


Educators Books Club

Three copies of the remain for those interested.

SD41 Aboriginal Education is offering all educators within the Burnaby School District the opportunity to join our departments first book club of the year.  We will read, discuss and analyze Sherman Alexie’s book The Absolutely  True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.  Reading Aboriginal literature can be a valuable tool used to help educators develop their understanding of Aboriginal peoples and their history. 

All interested participants are asked to register by contacting brandon.curr@sd41.bc.caAboriginal Book Club