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Selkirk Secondary School
Community ~ Discovery ~ Empowerment
Aboriginal Education
​We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa and  Kinbasket Peoples.​​​​​

kiʔsuk kyukyit hu sukiǂq̓ukni kin wamiǂkiǂ Ktunaxa ʔamakʔis.

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​1.       Academic Support:

  • Monitoring students' classroom progress.
  • Check-ins with teachers/students/parents or guardian. 
  • Acting as a liaison between teachers and students, as well as parents and teachers.
  • Providing academic assistance to students.
  • Supporting students in Work Experience.
  • Explore post-secondary options and financial support.


2.       Personal Support

  • Provide open communication with students and/or parents. 
  • Provide social/emotional strategies to assist students to self-identify and resolve personal, social concerns.
  • Offer resiliency strategies to self-regulate and apply positive problem solving skills.
  • Referral to school and community resources for student and parents.
  • Lunch and snacks are provided when needed.
  • Winter clothing can be accessed if needed.


3.        Cultural Support

  • Embedding Aboriginal culture in the life of Selkirk Secondary by exploring and honoring traditional teachings & current realities from elders & other community members.
  • Explore with individual aboriginal students their Nation/band (upon request)
  • Aboriginal field trips.
  • Provide in class aboriginal education in conjunction with classroom teacher. 
  • Provide supportive belonging activities during lunch break.​

For more information, please feel free to contact Esther Sylvestre ( ) or Trina Bradshaw ( or at the school at 250-427-4827 extension 4715

​​Web link for Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement​


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Selkirk Secondary School

405 Halpin Street ,
Kimberley , BC V1A 2H1
Phone: 250-427-4827 Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
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