School District 61
Aboriginal Pride and Success Through Education
In 1979, the Greater Victoria School District joined with the Victoria local of the United Native Nations to form a Commission to review and make recommendations regarding the special educational and cultural needs of District Aboriginal Students. The findings of this Commission led to the creation of the First Nations Education Division, which has since become the Aboriginal Nations Education Division, ANED.
ANED today operates within the Educational Services Department to address the needs of Aboriginal students in our District schools. The work of ANED is guided by the Enhancement Agreement.
To support the Enhancement Agreement goals, ANED works to:
- Increase Aboriginal students’ sense of place, of caring, and of belonging in the public school system;
- Honour and improve relationships between the Greater Victoria School District and the Aboriginal community and parents;
- Increase awareness and understanding of Aboriginal history, traditions and culture;
- Increase success of all Aboriginal students
556 Boleskine Road
Victoria BC, V8Z 1E8
Tel: (250) 475-4123
Fax: (250) 475-4109
The Aboriginal Nations Kindergarten teachers and Aboriginal Education Assistants provide a positive, nurturing environment for Aboriginal students in two locations:
For more information on Early Years Programming please contact phone number above.