Education and Funding
The Seabird Island Band strives to provide a supportive and culturally relevant learning environment which places a high value on life-long learning, respect for self and others, honesty, integrity, generosity and hard work.
These missions are met through four areas:
Lalme’ Iwesawtexw (Seabird Island Community Elementary and Secondary School)
Lalme' Iwesawtexw (Seabird Island Community School), meaning "House of Learning" in Halq'emeylem, was named after Mary Charles, a Seabird Island Band Elder and mother of Grand Chief Archie Charles. Opening a First Nations Band controlled school had been Lalme's dream for many years. She later became Chairperson of the School Committee after it was built.
Lalme' Iwesawtexw offers quality B.C. Curriculum for First Nations Kindergarten to Grade 12 students which fosters and promotes cultural values and the Halq'emeylem language taught by BC Certified teachers. Our small class sizes create an optimal learning environment for our students with one-on-one time with their teachers.
Lalme’ Iwesawtexw Adult Education
The Lalme’ Iwesawtexw offers adult learners (19+) the ability to succeed in getting their Adult Dogwood, GED as well as offers Trades and Vocational studies and Adult Upgrading.
Seabird College began operations in 2009, offering an array of programs offered to First Nations and Non-First Nations learners. Seabird College programs are all specifically designed for learners to succeed and are offered at low-cost.
Scholarships, Grants and Incentives
The Seabird Island Band offers numerous Scholarship, Grant and Incentive opportunities for Seabird Island Band Members who are in-school or successfully finished their schooling.
To learn more about these programs, use the links below.