Truth and Reconciliation Through Education
South Delta Secondary School would like to embrace and explore truth and reconciliation with our Aboriginal communities. By connecting with our Aboriginal community through respect, acceptance and inclusion our intention is to heighten awareness of the real truths of our Aboriginal history and demystify the current prejudices and stereotypes. Through education and celebration we intend to foster reconciliation.
By providing Aboriginal speakers, activities, lesson plans, guides and resources to teachers to help facilitate current truthful educational opportunities and conversation. Will we, and if so how, open dialogue and thus open acceptance and understanding.
Collaborative Inquiry Team:
Sharon Doyle, Teacher-Librarian and Technology Co-oridnator
Andrea Dulay, Social Studies teacher
Lucie Ferrari, sciences humaines teacher
Geralie Oba-Underwood, Social Studies teacher
Suzan Olsen, francais langue teacher
Faye O'Neil, Aboriginal Support
Geoff McSherry, Aboriginal Studies teacher
British Columbia's redesign for a new curriculum, Building Student Success, highlights the integration of Aboriginal voice and studies across the grades and subject areas. Our intention is to help teacher better facilitate this integration.
As part Delta School District's Bold Vision, the district offers grants to help teachers activate inquiry and change for student learning. The monies awarded through these grants help pay for resources and teacher time to collaborate and create innovative change for student learning. Thank you Delta School District for helping our SDSS team affect positive change for student learning.