Welcome to the Stein Valley Nlakapamux School. Our school is a community based Independent School owned and operated by the Lytton First Nation. The School Board is appointed by the Lytton First Nation Chief and Council for a specified time period. However, the board governs independently from the Lytton First Nation. The day to day operations are delegated to the School Principal. The Board sets the short and long term strategic directions for SVNS. Although our school is owned by an aboriginal organization, its doors are open to everyone according to the Community Vision. We hope that this handbook will provide you with all the information about our school. The School Board and Staff would like to create a family atmosphere in a community setting by promoting open communication between the students, parents, teaching staff, principal and school board. New ideas are always welcome to enhance or improve the level of education that our children receive so that we can prepare them to be successful in the 21st Century!