General Information

Skelep School of Excellence

    • Is a K-7 Elementary School located on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Reserve.
    • Was officially opened on September 19, 2003
    • Is recognized and certified as a First Nations School and a member of the First Nations School Association (FNSA) as well as an Independent School and a member of the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA)
    • Receives funding from the Ministry of Education, Indigenous Services Canada and First Nations Education Steering Committee
    • Teachers are certified and hold valid BC Teachers Regulation Branch Certificates
    • Support staff includes qualified Education Assistants and Speech-Language Assistant
    • Student enrolment and class sizes are kept smaller to maximize student learning
    • Enrolment is open to any K-7 student, priority is given to Tk’emlups te Secwepemc students
    • 95% of the students at Sk’elep are of First Nations Ancestry
    • BC’s Redesigned Curriculum and First Nations Principles of Learning are the foundations of student learning
    • Secwepemc Language and Culture is taught to students at all grade levels
    • ReadWell, Reading Mastery and Saxon Math form the basis of our literacy and numeracy programs
    • Learning Assistance and Speech-Language support is available to meet student needs
    • Bus transportation may be available to and from school from the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Reserve, North Shore and Sahali areas
    • Breakfast and lunch are provided to all students
    • Community and Family involvement are valued and encouraged.

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