ABED – THSS

IMG_6796Thomas Haney Secondary and School District No. 42 lies within the traditional territory of the Katzie First Nation and the Kwantlen First Nation. We are proud to be a part of the the third district in British Columbia to sign an Enhancement Agreement between the District, the Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee and the Ministry of Education in 2000. We are now on our fourth multi year agreement.

The purposes of these agreements are to:

  • facilitate excellence and the success of all Aboriginal learners at all grade levels.
  • promote the importance of cultural education in order to increase the academic and social success of Aboriginal students.
  • meet the needs of Aboriginal learners by maintaining and expanding meaningful academic, trades and cultural programs where possible while providing the resources for success.
  •  continue to build relationships in our schools that are welcoming and supportive of Aboriginal children, their families and the Aboriginal community.

In the past several years the Aboriginal student population in District No. 42 has increased each year as has representation on the Aboriginal Advisory Committee to include Aboriginal students, more Aboriginal parents, and Aboriginal community agencies and networks. In 2013 the aboriginal student population of School District No. 42 is approximately 1015 students.

Photos of Pole Raising Ceremony May 14 2015 .

Thomas Haney Secondary School