Elders, Chiefs, trustees, members of the First Peoples Education Council, Colleen Hannah, students, families, community members, and staff came together in the Chief Tetlenitsa Outdoor Theatre in Spences Bridge for the signing of second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.
We came together to renew our promise to work collectively to ensure that each Aboriginal learner in Gold Trail receives the education they deserve:
– An education that respects and reflects their local culture
– An education that is holistic in meeting all their needs
– An education that maintains high standards for each student
– An education that fosters and strengthens bonds between the home, community and school
In Gold Trail our achievement evidence consistently demonstrates a disparity between Aboriginal and non Aboriginal learners. However, we know that this data is not a reflection of the abilities of Aboriginal learners it is a reflection of a system that is not meeting their needs. Together we can and will change that system to ensure success for all learners.