Smuqwa – the Middle Years Program of MBNS

 

Mill Bay Nature School’s MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM - ‘SMUQWA’ has children at its centre - each are held & supported by a village of caring adults. It is experiential & place based - immersed in respectful exploration of the Cowichan Valley. It LIVES the B.C. Curriculum particularly focusing upon the development of learner competencies. It is guided by Hul q’ uminum elders & knowledge keepers, and seeks to live in ever-more decolonized ways. It offers high support, high expectations, and restorative justice practices. For youth - ages 9 to 12 - rooted in the philosophy & pedagogy outlined in the Field Guide of Mill Bay Nature School - http://natureschool.sd79.bc.ca/field-guide-reflections-on-our-first-year-of-enactment/

 

Click here for the “Smuqwa” Brochure