Welcome to the Stein Valley Nlakapamux School. Our school is a community based Independent School owned and operated by the Lytton First Nation. All members of the Chief and Council are members of the society who appoint the Board of Directors for a specified term. The Board of Directors govern the school independently from Lytton First Nation.
Since the school is an independent school, we follow the Ministry of Education’s guidelines and general direction. However, we do have the autonomy to make educational and cultural decisions that we feel are relevant to our students and their families. Based on our Vision, Mission and Philosophy, we welcome our neighbours to our school, both First Nations and non-First Nations.
The School Board is in the process of updating the 5 Year (2015-2020) Strategic Plan for the next five years (2020-2025). The plan provides overall direction and guidance for the school. The day to day operations are delegated to the School Administrator and Principal.
Unfortunately since COVID-19 is our new reality, we have had to develop and implement very strict health and safety guidelines for our school. All of our policies and procedures follow and adhere to the BCCDC (BC Centre for Disease Control), Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education’s requirements. We hope that the strict measures that we have implemented will allow us to continue to provide in-class instruction for the entire school year.
This handbook will provide you with the information that you need about our school as we prepare our students for the 21st Century! We look forward to welcoming you and your children to our school for the 2021-2022 school year! Dr. Ruby Dunstan, Byron Spinks, Karen Dunstan, Niakia Hanna & Genessa Sam