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  • General


      Brentwood Elementary School is located on the traditional territory of the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich) people. The four village sites of the WSÁNEĆ people on the Saanich Peninsula are WJOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), SȾÁ,EU,TW (Tsawout), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), and WSÍ,KEM (Tseycum). At Brentwood Elementary the WSÁNEĆ , other Indigenous, Inuit 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, Inuit and Métis students. The Indigenous Education Department at Brentwood is led by Language and Culture Teacher, Gail Sam, and Indigenous Educational Assistant, Muriel Morris.
      Our department goals are:
      1. Strive to support individual needs of students.
      2. Promote understanding of Indigenous students' culture, language, and history within the school.
      3. 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.

      For up to date information on what our Indigenous Education department and our students are up to, please follow our

      Twice a year our Indigenous Education department in SD63 publishes a newsletter, showcasing what our schools and students have been up to. To be informed on what we have accomplished over the school year, please visit this link