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SENĆOŦEN Survival School

LENONET-logoWelcome to SENĆOŦEN LE,NOṈET SCUL,ÁUTW̱ - SENĆOŦEN Survival School.In order to prepare for our growing SENĆOŦEN Immersion programs, we would like to use this website to gather feedback and create awareness of what we are doing at the SENĆOŦEN LE,NOṈET SCUL,ÁUTW̱. If you are interested in more information, or plan on sending your child to our program, please give us a call at (250) 652-2214 ext 247.


Our Mission Statement

ĆSE LÁ,E TŦE XAXE TŦE SḰÁL ȽTE. U,DOT OL TŦE SENĆOŦEN ÁȽE E TIÁ W̱SÁNEĆ. W̱UĆIST TŦE SKÁLs I, TŦE Ś,X̱ENAṈs ĆSE LÁ,E TŦE ÁLEṈENEȻ TŦE W̱SÁNEĆ. ṮI TŦE S,YESES SU ŚTEṈIST ȻENTOL E TIÁ ÁNEȻ I, ȻE,ȻÁĆELES E TŦE ŚW̱,ḰÁLEȻEN E TIÁ W̱SÁNEĆ. SNINU SE TŦE I,TOTELṈEW̱ I, SIÁM,SET SE TŦE EȽTÁLṈEW̱. SIÁM ŚW̱ELO₭E SU NIȽ.

 

Our language comes from the sacred one. SENĆOŦEN is the original language of this emerging land. Teach from the ways and beliefs of our W̱SÁNEĆ homeland. Continue to value our history and will move forward with contemporary education rooted in our W̱SÁNEĆ worldview. Our program will model W̱SÁNEĆ disciplines and values to foster respected families.

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Featured Gallery

SENĆOŦEN Survival School Beginnings
13 W̱SÁNEĆ ȽKÁLJ (13 W̱SÁNEĆ Moons)
SENĆOŦEN Survival School Awards

Full Gallery Here


Pre-School Language Nest

This program is a SENĆOŦEN immersion experience ( EWENE W̱ENITEM ḴEN SḰÁL – no English Language is spoken). Children ages 3-5 learning the beginning understandings of SENĆOŦEN language through circle time, outdoor play in playgrounds and in the forest. We encourage parents to begin their child’s SENĆOŦEN immersion education at this level. ***We strongly recommend parents who choose to enroll their child in this stream to take Adult SENĆOŦEN language classes***

Nature Kindergarten

This program is a fully SENĆOŦEN immersion experience (EWENE W̱ENITEM ḴEN SḰÁL – no English Language is spoken) for Children 5-6 or at the Kindergarten program level. Our program teachers meet the Ministry Prescribed Learning Outcomes of the Kindergarten Curriculum. Children will spend 3.5 hours in classroom Learning the Kindergarten Provincial Curriculum through a SENĆOŦEN medium. For 2.5 hours per day, children will also learn through engagement with nature in the playgrounds and forests around our school and at beaches and culturally significant places. Children can enter the LE,NOṈET Immersion stream at this level.


Grade1

This program is a fully SENĆOŦEN immersion experience (EWENE W̱ENITEM ḴEN SḰÁL – no English Language is spoken) for Children ages 6-7 or at the grade 1 program level. Our program teachers meet the Ministry Prescribed Learning Outcomes of the Grade 1 Provincial Curriculum through a SENĆOŦEN medium. For 2.5 hours per day, children will also learn through engagement with nature in the playgrounds and forests around our school and at beaches and other culturally significant places. Children must have completed a year of the LE,NOṈET Immersion stream at this level.

Grade 2

Beginning September 2015 - SENĆOŦEN Immersion Grade 2

Grade 3

Beginning September 2016 - SENĆOŦEN Immersion Grade 3

***Unfortunately at this time we are unable to take on students with special needs. We don’t have the personnel with required language and skills.***


SENĆOŦEN Adult Classes

If you are interested in taking beginner SENĆOŦEN classes in the evenings please give us a call at the Saanich Adult Education Centre (250) 652-2214.


SENĆOŦEN Language Apprenticeships

Interested in becoming a SENĆOŦEN language apprentice at the Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Educational Assistant level? If so, please give us a call.


View the SENCOTEN Language Survival Presentation

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If you are interested in any of the programs listed on this page, please give Tye Swallow a call at (250) 652-2214 ext 247 at your earliest convenience. The further ahead we know our enrolment, the better we will be prepared to provide the best programs we can. SȾÁ,SEN TŦE SENĆOŦEN Language Program.

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