The Education Department of Penelakut Tribe is committed to helping its members to achieve their educational goals and aspirations.
Penelakut Education will support students attending a wide variety of educational institutions in the province and deliver quality educational programs and services.
The objective of the Post Secondary Program is to help Penelakut Tribe members gain a college/university level of education. This will give the students the necessary skills needed to pursue individual careers and to contribute to being self-sufficient. The Penelakut Tribe Post Secondary Guidelines has been designed to help a student understand their responsibilities, rights, and obligations. Funding timelines are set to maximize the use of the annual based funding, and provide opportunities to the eligible applicants. Applicants are chosen by the Penelakut Post Secondary Committee, which is composed of 4 members: Education Coordinator, Administration Manager, and 2 elected councillors. Their role is to review, evaluate, and make recommendations to the Penelakut Tribe guidelines as well as allocations.
Penelakut Island Learning Centre
Mission Statement Our children are gifts from the Creator who need our nourishment and guidance. Penelakut Education will support quality programs that promote the Hul’qumi’num culture and language. We will strive to educate our children to be independent, life-long learners, who contribute to the growth of the Penelakut Tribe’s vision of a self-governed society.
Penelakut Island Elementary School
Our children are gifts from the creator who need our nourishment and guidance. Penelakut Education will support quality programs that promote the Hul’qumi’num culture and language. We will strive to educate our children to be independent, life-long learners, who contribute to the growth of the Penelakut Tribe’s vision of a self-governed society. Penelakut Island Elementary provides quality education for about 100 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 7 aged 5-13.
Penelakut Island Elementary School’s objective is to incorporate ongoing traditional Pune’luxutth’ teachings, culture and language within their school programs while meeting all Ministry of Education curriculum requirements and standards. Penelakut Island Elementary hosted many workshops for such things as bike skills, bike fixing, duck plucking, an oyster bake, guided plant walks, animal hide tanning and deer processing.
The Daycare Department objective is to meet the developmental needs of all children for whom care is provided. The goal is to use a comprehensive approach, which reflects Penelakut culture, to assist them in developing their potential: socially, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.