Acknowledgement of Nuu-chah-nulth Territory
The Vancouver Island West School District acknowledges and gives thanks that we work, play and live on the traditional territory of the Nuu‐chah‐nulth peoples, specifically the Ehattesaht, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h/Che:k’tles7et’h’, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, and Nuchatlaht Nations. We honour our relationship with these Nations and with all other First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples who reside in the territories we serve.
The Board of Education is proud of our public education system in Vancouver Island West and we are committed to making it even better. We get our inspiration from our students and their innate curiosity, creativity and desire to learn. The development of this five‐year strategic plan has been an ongoing process undertaken in partnership with our communities,
students and families through a series of community consultations. As a Board we thank all those who participated in this process to create a plan that will benefit all our children.
The focus of the strategic plan is directly linked to our District’s Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement and the work done in partnership with the Nuu‐chah‐nulth Tribal Council and our local communities to create pathways forward for all our learners. This plan is about creating a school district where equity is the norm and where we embrace the wisdom of our communities and the professional judgement of our staff to focus our efforts towards creating a learning community which supports all students’ well-being and success for all learners.
Thank you for all your support.
Arlaine Fehr, Chair
Andrew Smith, Trustee
Jenniffer Hanson, Vice‐Chair
Allison Stiglitz, Trustee
Debbie Mann, Trustee