Education

Main Contact:

Kathy Pierre, Director of Education

Phone: (250) 770-3210 ext: 222 Fax: (250) 493-0889 TF: 1-877-495-3210

The Penticton Indian Band Education Department is a team of dedicated individuals who are striving to improve education services for all community members. We believe we can make a positive difference in the lives of our students. Where ever possible we support the integration of Syilx culture and language into our programs. The Penticton Indian Band Education Department is organized to include three education administrators who oversee specific education portfolios.

VISION STATEMENT

“Preparing students today for a brighter, prosperous tomorrow.”

MISSION STATEMENT

“Providing quality Education Programs and Services.”

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe……

  • 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.

PURPOSE OF THE PIB EDUCATION CENTRE

  • To improve each student’s education level so they are better prepared for the work force, vocational training or post-secondary education.
  • To provide students with an opportunity to develop skills and attitudes to enhance their ability to become an independent, contributing member of society.
  • To assist in the transition from secondary school to mainstream post-secondary institutes by providing upgrading where required.
  • To assist with academic planning require to pursue certificate, diploma and degree programs beyond secondary school.
  • To promote Syilx history, culture, and language and its relevance to improving self-identity and esteem.
  • To provide courses that lead to adult dogwood certification.

Kathy Pierre
Education Manager
Email: kpierre@pib.ca
Phone: (250) 770-3210 ext: 222
Fax: (250) 493-0889

The Penticton Indian Band Director of Education is responsible for the administration of the Penticton Indian Band Education Department, which consist of the education from K-12 (public and private schools), and Band Schools.

Cheryl Dekock
O. T. D. C Employment Counsellor
Email: cdekock@pib.ca
Phone: (250) 493-0048 ext: 229

 

To assist PIB 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.

missing_staff_photoDerek Stewart
Principal at Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School
Email: dstewart@pib.ca
Phone: (250) 493-2421
Fax: (250) 490-3081

 

POST SECONDARY EDUCATION INFORMATION

 

PENTICTON INDIAN BAND EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The PIB Education Committee provides expert educational direction and strategic planning for the advancement and implementation of education policy, networking, capacity building and advocacy.

Members of the Penticton Indian Band Education Committee include the following:

  • The three administrators of the Penticton Indian Band Education Department
  • OTDC Rep
  • PIB Council Rep
  • Little Paws Daycare Rep.
  • Footprints Centre Rep
  • Social Development Committee Rep
  • Elder
  • 3 community members