The Matawa Education Department provides advice to Matawa First Nation Education Authorities and leadership, including the Chiefs Spokesperson for Education, in the areas of education policy and administration. Support is provided for regional initiatives, such as the Regional Education Strategic Plan and regular the Regional Advisory Committee on Education, through which community and regional concerns (and successes) are regularly shared. New projects and initiatives that will benefit Matawa students and schools are also supported. Our Education Department provides advisory services to Matawa First Nations Communities to support the development of quality education programs, improve student achievement, and increase access to learning resources. In partnership with Matawa First Nation communities, parents, elders, teachers and students we help establish ownership and accountability in education. For more information on Matawa Education Advisory Services please contact: Sharon Allen, Interim Department Manager
#1 Provide Quality, Responsive Education
Assist Matawa First Nations communities in providing quality education that is responsive to the needs of all learners and all communities.
- Develop curriculum and programming that enhances the social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional and moral development of each learner.
- Protect, develop and revitalize First Nations culture, history and language through education.
- Enhance the quality of and access to Post Secondary and Adult Education.
#2 Improving Student Achievement
Assist Matawa First Nations in improving student achievement.
- Enhance the capacity of young people to learn by promoting their physical, mental and emotional well-being
- Recruit, hire and retain qualified educators
- Increase parental involvement in education
- Increase student enrollment and retention
#3 Improve Access to Educational Resources
Assist Matawa First Nations in accessing quality educational resources.
- Bridge the resource gaps between First Nation and provincial schools
- Access new funding for education
- Create new partnership opportunities for schools and students
#4 Ownership and Accountability
Assist Matawa First Nations in establishing ownership and accountability in education.
- Increase parental and community ownership in education
- To enforce minimum standards and benchmarks for education on a regional