Fort McMurray Catholic Schools support the delivery of education programs and services so that all students have opportunities to develop an understanding of and appreciation for First Nations. Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) histories, cultures and traditions.
Establishing partnerships and engaging FNMI students, parents and communities in the education journey contributes to student successes. At Fort McMurray Catholic Schools, our student support network includes principals, educators, support staff, administration, FNMI students, communities, parents and FNMI liaisons.
All help to develop and foster a healthy and positive relationship between home and school by:
- creating a welcoming and safe school environment
– taking a one-student-at-a-time approach to assist individual students
– developing programs to suit the student
– tracking student attendance and overall progress
– ensuring students realize High School completion is an attainable goal
Aboriginal Learner Data Collection Initiative
The Aboriginal Learner Data Collection Initiative (ALDCI) supports the goals of the FNMI Education Policy Framework. The ALDCI helps to identify FNMI learners in Alberta through voluntary self-identification during the student registration process. Collecting this data is an important step to improving the assessment of the educational attainment of Aboriginal learners.
FNMI parents and guardians can assist with this process by declaring students as FNMI on the student registration form with the Fort McMurray Catholic School District.
More information on the ALDCI is available on the Alberta Education website. Alberta’s school communities are invited to use this website to have a greater awareness of this initiative.