Skeetchestn Community School strives to provide a safe and respectful environment, bridging high academic standard with Secwepemc Culture and Language.
To provide a unique, culturally relevent, high quality education for all students
The overall goal of the Skeetchestn Community School is to provide a culturally relevant, high quality education for all students that prepare them for the next phase of their educational journey.
It is essential that all students are provided the opportunity, within the appropriate environment, to develop the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and mathematics. School staff must also strive to develop each student’s sense of independence, self-esteem, self-discipline, and ability to work both independently and with others.
In developing the annual Social Instructional Plan, Grade and Course Plans, Master Lesson Plans, and Lesson Plans, and Lesson Plans, Skeetchestn Community School Administrator, Teachers, and Teaching Assistants shall keep in mind the following basic principles:
The “core curriculum” will include BC Provincial curriculum as designed for each grade level.
There will be Secwepemc language instruction as well as an emphasis on Secwepemc Culture, both directly and integrated into other aspects of the daily instruction, in balance with other school subjects. Where possible the traditional seasons will be practiced by all
There will be emphasis on physical education, where possible combining physical activities with traditional ways.
Annual, seasonal, and daily lesson planning is essential and will be practiced by all teaching staff.
Curriculum will be developed for multi-grade classes.
“Challenges” will be designed for all students at all grade levels that will provide opportunities for each student to reach his or her maximum individual potential.
Special needs programs support will be provided for all students who require assistance.
The use of Integrated Resource Program (IRP’s) is compulsory where appropriate in the planning of instruction.
Regular, comprehensive, evaluation and assessment of students is essential, and reporting, and reporting on progress will adhere to the published format and timelines.
The current educational goals should be based on the School’s FNSA Assessment, Assessments by the Ministry of Education, Independent Schools Branch, Community Strategic Plans, surveys and assessment of school practice carried out independently by the school a party designated by the Skeetchestn Community School Board of Governors or the Skeetchestn Indian Band Chief and Council. The original survey based goals of the school (Qwickwiyelst) should be considered in as far as they are relevant and attainable. As well as the original goals of the school. Goals should be managed with success in mind and the use of an overall SMART Plan:
STUDENT WORK ETHIC:
Students are expected to take responsibility for their academic improvement and behavior toward others.
COMMENT: Parents and staff are encouraged to remind students in positive, respectful and energizing ways, that students in their classes are working toward their own self-improvement and that though their daily personal commitments students can make their own life at the school, home or in the community an exciting experience.