Vision: We have a vision of a Secwepemc-speaking community living in balance with nature

Principle 3: Mellélc

We believe that:

• There needs to be a healthy balance between work and rest

• We need to gather together as family and community to celebrate life and re-affirm our commitment to Secwepemc values

• It is important to promote self-expression through the arts; drama, singing, dancing, painting, etc

• Humour is an integral part of Secwepemc life

Mellélc Practice #1

There needs to be a healthy balance between work and rest

  • • The school schedule will provide a consistent balance of activity to promote a general sense of well-being amongst staff and students.
  • • The school will model a traditional cycle of hard work and rest and social activities.

Mellélc Practice #2

We need to gather together as family and community to celebrate life and re-affirm our commitment to Secwepemc values

  • • The school will encourage the involvement of parents and community several times
  • • The school will host a yearly gathering of the school community (melkwilc) in order to revisit the school vision and programs
  • • We will work towards modeling Secwepemc values throughout all school functions

Mellélc Practice #3

It is important to promote self-expression through the arts; drama, singing, dancing, painting, etc.

  • • Provide varied experiences of art forms and expressions
  • • Promote the ongoing pursuit of self-expression through the arts
  • • Maintain a program celebrating traditional Secwepemc arts and expression
  • • Provide a consistent commitment to fostering artistic growth and development

Mellélc Practice #4

Humour is an integral part of Secwepemc life

  • • Foster an appreciation of Secwepemc humour and model healthy expressions of humour
  • • Ongoing exposure to the Secwepemc storytelling art form

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