HOW DO YOU ACCESS ABORIGINAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES?
Each school year parents have the option to say "Yes" or "No" to access Aboriginal Education Programs and Services for theIr child(ren) enrolled in SD 22. Attached is a letter for parents to sign.
WHAT ARE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES?
As required by the Ministry of Education, Aboriginal Targeted Funding policy, we are able to offer the following three types of programs and services:
1. ABORIGINAL SUPPORT SERVICES are programs or services intended to assist Aboriginal students to achieve success in school by providing support services. Services are provided by personnel who are familiar with, and sensitive to, the values, beliefs and needs of the Aboriginal community from which the student comes.
Examples: Aboriginal Support Workers in classrooms offering in-school programs (e.g. Welcome Rooms, lunch activities, friendship clubs)
2. ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE, CULTURE & HISTORY PROGRAMS are programs leading to knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal language and/or culture.
Examples: Okanagan Language, Paul Martin Initative: Youth Entreprenuerial Program.
3. OTHER APPROVED PROGRAMS are programs or services developed, defined, approved, and delivered through a shared decision-making process.
Examples: Grade 7 Transition program, Graduation Celebrations