Mission Public Schools has an Aboriginal Advisory Council, Siwal Si’wes Advisory Council that consists of School District staff, School Board , First Nation Representatives, and Community Members. All Aboriginal parents are welcome to attend. The meetings are held at the École Mission Central Elementary at 12:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month.
In 1994 the Ministry of Education established targeted funding for students with Aboriginal ancestry to address the specific needs of Aboriginal students. Through these funds School Districts worked together with Aboriginal communities to establish programs and services for Aboriginal students and families.
To work collaboratively with all schools to ensure that Aboriginal students are successful in Mission Public Schools. While promoting and respecting the traditional territory of the Sto:lo People, we help foster an awareness and respect for all Aboriginal peoples for all students and staff in Mission Public Schools.
Siwal Si’wes and Mission Public School –Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement
November 13, 2007 was a monumental day for Mission Public Schools as they signed their first Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement to improve Aboriginal student success in the Public Education System. The Mission Board of Education, Aboriginal leaders and representatives from the Ministry celebrated the signing along with students, staff and community members.
7466 Welton Street
Mission, BC, Canada
Tel: 604 826 3103
Siwal Si'wes Advisory Meeting Dates:
All meetings are held at Ecole Mission Central on the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise notified
2016 - 2017 Meeting Dates
September 13, 2016
October 11, 2016 - Grant Selection Only
November 8, 2016
December 13, 2016 - Christmas Lunch
January 10, 2017
February 21, 2017
March 7, 2017 - Scholarship Selection Only
April 11, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017