- INDIGENOUS EDUCATION AT BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY
INDIGENOUS EDUCATION AT BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY
Brentwood Elementary School is located on the traditional territory of the WSÁNEĆ people. The four communities of the WSÁNEĆ people are WJOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), WSIKEM (Tseycum), S,ȾAUTW (Tsawout), and BOḰOĆEN (Pauquachin). At Brentwood Elementary the WSÁNEĆ , other Indigenous, and Métis students comprise 14% of our population.
Brentwood's Indigenous Education Program is designed to enhance existing programs and to provide culturally appropriate educational programs and services to support the success of our WSÁNEĆ, other Indigenous, and Métis students. The Indigenous Education Department at Brentwood is lead by the Indigenous Support Teacher, Lorelei Mcevay, and the Indigenous Educational Assistant, Charity Mack. Our department goals are:
- Strive to support individual needs of students.
- Promote understanding of Indigenous students' culture, language, and history within the school.
- To create school based action plans to promote family involvement in:
- The transition and orientation process,
- School events and community links,
- Planning District/Community events.