“We Paddle Together in the Snuwulh (Canoe)”
Respect, Ownership, Cooperation, Kindness and Safety
What I Do
- Cultural support – encourage the inclusion of Aboriginal culture in classrooms and school
- Social emotional support – provides strategies or refer as necessary
- Provide advocacy for Aboriginal students and their needs
- Liaison support- work with parents to strengthen the home-school team
‘uy’ skweyul Bayview families,
My name is Jaime Stephens, I am the Aboriginal Support Teacher for Bayview Elementary school. I am from Gitanmaax and am so grateful to have the opportunity to live, work, love, laugh and play on the traditional unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw. I am a teacher and also the parent of two children, learning within School District 68.
I have had the pleasure of working directly with your students since February of this year. As our world of education shifts slightly, it remains important for us to maintain our connections. To facilitate this continued community connection, I will be continuing with my monthly check-ins with your students via phone. If students would prefer, we can also video chat to check-in. I will of course also be available to check-in with caregivers as we learn to navigate this new world together. Phone call check-ins will be begin April 20th, 2020. I have chosen this date so that you will have time to settle into your routines and continue checking in with your students’ teacher.
I’d Love to Help
To all of our amazing Bayview students, I miss you and I cannot wait to have the opportunity to check in with you. Remember uy shqwalawun always. If you have art work or projects that you’re excited to share with me, please do. I look forward to seeing you continue on your educational journey.
Until we meet again,
huy ch q’u
Join Ms. Jaime to make a visual representation of what you hear around you.
Here is your opportunity to get outside and be present in nature. Spend 5 minutes listening to the sounds around you. Remember to sit, watch and listen. Absorb what is going on around you, without any distractions. Then with a piece of paper, a pen or a pencil, try to make a sound map. A sound map allows you to visually show what you’ve heard around you. You can use words, images or both to show others what you hear. If you have an adult or a sibling at home with you, get them to make a sound map of their own and then compare them. What did you hear that they didn’t? Is there something that they heard that you didn’t?