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Enhanced First Nation Education Programs and Services

Overview

Enhanced education programs and services are available to First Nation students within our district. This page contains information to help you understand and access enhancements for your child.

About Enhanced First Nations Education Programs and Services

First Nation students who attend schools in our district are able to access enhanced programs and services that go above and beyond what is available to all students. These programs and services, also known as “Enhancements,” respond to the unique needs of First Nations learners and aim to:

  • Encourage First Nation community engagement.
  • Support improvement of First Nation students’ level of achievement.

Enhancements are funded through the Provincial Enhanced Education Program and Services Fund. There is no cost to parents of First Nations children to access Enhancements.

Goals

The overall goals of Enhancements are to:

  • Reduce the academic achievement gap between First Nations students and non-First Nations students in New Brunswick public school.
  • Provide children of First Nations in New Brunswick with a welcoming school environment and a quality educational experience that is relevant and recognizes their cultural background.
  • Promote positive learning and working relationships between First Nations communities and school districts.

Background

Enhancements are provided in our district through an agreement between the Province of New Brunswick, First Nations Chief and Band Council, the District Education Council, and the Director of First Nation Education. The agreement outlines goals, principals, roles, responsibilities, and costs for delivering the enhanced programs and services.

Communities where enhancements are available

Enhancements are available within each of the six Wolastoqiyik communities. Please see the list below to identify schools in your area where enhancement is available.

Matawaskiye (Madawaska)

  • Saint Mary’s Academy

Neqotkuk (Tobique)

  • Andover
  • Perth Middle
    • Language (open to Wolastoqiyik students)
  • Southern Vic
    • Language (open to all students)

Pilick (Kingsclear)

  • Garden Creek Elementary School
  • George Street Middle School
    • Language (open to Wolastoqiyik students)
  • Fredericton High School
    • Language (open to all students)

Wotstak (Woodstock)

  • Townsview School
  • Meduxnekeag Consolidated School
  • Woodstock High School

Sitansisk (Saint Mary’s)

  • Gibson-Neill Memorial Elementary School
    • Language (open to Wolastoqiyik students)
  • Devon Middle School
    • Language (open to Wolastoqiyik students)
  • Nashwaaksis Middle School
    • Language (open to Wolastoqiyik students)
  • Leo Hayes High School
    • Language (open to all students)

Welamukotuk (Oromocto)

  • Assiniboine Avenue Elementary School
  • Hubbard Elementary School
    • Language (open to Grade 5 Wolastoqiyik students)
  • Ridgeview Middle School
    • Language (open to Wolastoqiyik students)
  • Oromocto High School
    • Language (open to all students)

How to access enhancements

Eligibility

Enhancements are only available to First Nation eligible students. To determine if your child meets the eligibility criteria, please contact your school’s principal.

Enrolment

To access enhancements at your child’s school, please contact your school’s principal.

There is no cost to parents of First Nations children who wish to access Enhancements.

If your child is attending a school that does not offer enhancements, you can request to transfer your child to a school where enhancements are available. To request a transfer, complete an intra-district transfer request.