Okanagan Indian Band Cultural Immersion School

Theme: Indigenous Education / Studies
Location: Vernon
Age Group: Elementary and Middle Years

Position Description

The practicum student will attend observation in each classroom and also one day with the Language and Culture team to begin. Then after discussion with Vice Principal, they will decide where to spend the remaining field experience days. Based on their choice, we can discuss what they can do daily with the class/team they select.

Expected hours 8:50 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
# of placements 1

OKIB employees must be double vaccinated at this time as well as guests to our buildings. This may change. We would welcome any students interested!

Organization Information

The dream of having a cultural school rooted in sqilxʷ ways of life became a reality on September 7, 2006. The opening of the school was reliant on the determination, cooperation and support of Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) elders, parents, educators, and community members. The educational experience at nk̓maplqs iʔ snm̓am̓ay̓aʔtn iʔ k̓l sqilxʷtət is unique and provides the opportunity for students to excel in sqilxʷ cultural and language learning. Teachers and instructors thoughtfully plan the academic and sqilxʷ programs meeting and exceeding provincial curriculum standards, connecting curriculum to sqilxʷ cultural perspectives. The school offers a student-centered approach to teaching and learning based on individual student strengths and interests.

Band Operated School located on Okanagan Indian Band Reserve #1
K5 – Grade 7 with multi-grade classrooms and K5 at a separate location
Primary students attend Language class 1 hour each day
Intermediate students attend Language class 1.5 hours each day

Okanagan Indian Band Cultural Immersion School Website