We at Neqweyqwelsten School, will support fostering independent students by setting high expectations for continuous mastery of learning by providing quality instruction in a positive, safe environment and home support that is healthy, consistent and celebrates success.
We believe that education is the process of becoming knowledgeable about oneself and the world. Education is a holistic, life-long endeavor, which supports students' intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual and physical development. We believe that every individual is unique and capable. We believe that learning comes most easily to children who have pride in themselves, their culture and their community.
We support our children in becoming self-aware and independently able.
We believe that this education will develop positive attitudes and well grounded understandings, which will enable our children to act in ways that strengthen their relationships with themselves, their families, and the world.
We believe that this education will enable them to contribute to the preservation of the natural environment and well being of all people.
Neqweyqwelsten School is open to all Simpcw First Nation and community members and their families. If space permits, non-members may apply to attend the school. Non-members tuition is paid under the Reciprocal Tuition agreement with the province of BC. Students may enter Neqweyqwelsten the day after their fourth birthday if parents and teacher deem them to be developmentally prepared to do so.
Registration for new students will generally take place by April 30 of the previous school year. Confirmation of continued attendance will also be due by this date to facilitate planning for staff and space requirements for the upcoming year. Registration forms will include personal information, health information, medical number, status number, if applicable, and must include the number for emergency contact when a parent or guardian cannot be reached.
All Neqweyqwelsten parents are encouraged to communicate with prospective Neqweyqwelsten parents about the values, philosophy, goals and mission of Neqweyqwelsten School.
For more information, visit the Neqweyqwelsten website at http://neqweyqwelsten.weebly.com/
Neqweyqwelsten School Principal
Simpcw First Nations \ Neqweyqwelsten School
500 Dunn Lake Road
P.O. Box 220
Barriere, BC V0E 1E0
Phone: 250.672.9995 ext: 237
Toll Free: 1.800.678.1129 ext: 237
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500 Dunn Lake Road, B.C
8:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday