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Indigenous Education

Indigenous Education

Abbotsford School District’s Enhancement Agreement for Indigenous Students is committed to the improvement of Indigenous student achievement, through a holistic and culturally relevant public education. Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and/or Metis) students attending Ecole Margaret Stenersen Elementary experience high levels of success. Our students’ success can be attributed to a close home/school relationship, inclusive regular cultural class activities (storytelling, hand drumming and singing), academic support, school wide commitment to learning Sto:lo’s traditional language Halq’eméylem, and an optional intermediate cultural enrichment lunch program. Our Indigenous Support Worker consults with the parents annually and works closely with the teachers to ensure a high quality program is offered at Margaret Stenersen, with our students’ success being priority.