The Blueberry River First Nations Education Department is striving to improve education services for all community members. We believe we can make a positive difference in the lives of our students. We support the integration of Beaver Cree culture and language into our programs. Blueberry River First Nations Education Department employs an education director who oversees all education programs.
The Blueberry River First Nations Education Department believes:
- Education promotes, perpetuates and strengthens our culture and language.
- Quality programs prepare our students for entrance into post-secondary or the workforce.
- Education prepares students for total living and promotes self-identity, self-reliance and a desire for lifelong learning.
- The responsibility for education belongs to the Band.
- The responsibility for learning belongs to the student.
The Blueberry River First Nations Director of Education is responsible for the administration of the Education Department, which consist of the education from K-7 @ Blueberry River First Nations School; as well as for the students from BRFN that attend schools within School District 60 Peace River North.
To assist BRFN students to successfully complete higher education and career goals, the Post Secondary Education Coordinator provides: career counseling, program advising and planning; transition assistance into post-secondary education; student advocate with colleges, universities; and Student referral services. (This position has been vacant for the last several months; the responsibility for the delivery for this program now falls under the Director of Education). Post-Secondary application for funding for the 2015-2016 school year deadline is May 31, 2015.
BRFN’s education policy: