If we continue to practice the First Peoples “Principles of Learning” as a foundation in everything we do, then we will continue to foster a “culture of kindness” (and thus improve student achievement & well-being).
Aya7ayulh Chet (Cultural Journeys) is a Kindergarten to Grade 6 program of choice guided by the principle that all learning is grounded in understanding the connected relationship of Language, Land and Culture. In this program, students learn to respect a shared worldview of environmental livability and sustainability related to their physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual learning.
Aya7ayulh Chet (Cultural Journeys) uses a combination of outdoor activities, field studies, trips, and our Pathways to Learning instructional strategies to develop key competencies where students will take on authentic tasks to explore personal areas of interest through project-based learning.
Aya7ayulh Chet (Cultural Journeys) teachers work in community, with community, to create rigor and an academically challenging learning culture through:
• Theme based Inquiry learning at Skwxwú7mesh land sites
• Project-based experiences tied to learning from the Land, Language and Culture
• Relationships, honoring connections to each other, our community, language and the land;
• Promoting equitable, collaborative learning that is multi-generational and cross-curricular
• Personally relevant learning in a multi-aged community that is flexible and competency driven;
• Nurturing student engagement and ownership of learning though the competencies of thinking critically, contributing, collaborating, creating and innovating;
• Learning, nurturing and supporting self-regulation: ownership of choices, actions and responsibilities in Literacy, Numeracy, Communication and Oral Language skills
To see a poster on First Peoples Principles of Learning click here.