The goal of Seaton’s Aboriginal Program is to have every learner
Graduate, crossing the stage with purpose, dignity, and options.
At W.L. Seaton we recognize that we are on the traditional lands of the
Okanagan N’Kamuplx People. The Aboriginal program at Seaton provides
academic, cultural, social, and emotional support to 150 Aboriginal
students from at least 15 different nations.
The Welcome Room is open from 8AM until 4PM and provides a space for
Aboriginal students to study, socialize, eat, obtain school supplies,
learn about cultural events, and connect with community programs. Two
Aboriginal support workers and a Lead Aboriginal teacher support
students to be successful in the classroom. An after school tutoring
program provides help with academic studies twice a week and a Language
of Math program offers students the opportunity to improve their basic
W.L. Seaton offers Okanagan Nsalxcin Language classes at the grade 8 and grade 11 level.
The Aboriginal Student Voice group meets twice a month out of the
Welcome Room. This group of student leaders has been instrumental in
the past in planning and participating in cultural events, and in
bringing Aboriginal programs such as the Okanagan Language classes to
In the spring, an ESpirit Team of seven students will travel to
Winnipeg to compete in a National Entrepreneurial Competition.