Statement of Philosophy
The philosophy of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School is to provide optimum learning in a culturally responsive and rich environment characterized by respect and care. Our aim is to provide child-centered learning that focuses on the cultural experiences of the children and encompasses their emotional, social, academic, and physical needs.
Our school is a place where children are accepted and appreciated for who they are, instilling in them a respect for themselves and others. Along with building a sense of safety and a strong cultural identity, we believe this fosters a sense of self-worth, self-confidence and a healthy mental attitude.
0ur school is a place that strives to equip students with a wide range of experience, knowledge and skills. We set high standards of achievement for all learners. By utilizing teaching methods and developing programs that focus equally on each individual child’s strengths and needs, we aim to develop the whole child and help them see their role in the community.
The school’s goals include addressing the desires of the community regarding education, and implementing a feeling of ownership and pride within the community. We want our students to have an education which yields experiences that they can use successfully in this community as well as in the context of the larger world society.
The Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School prepares students with an education which will enable them to explore future options.
Get In Touch
Contact Us: P.O. Box 1799
Telephone: (250) 949-7743
School Hours: Mon-Fri – 8 am to 4 pm