Please notice that the date for the education Banquet has changed and is now going to be held on WEDNESDAY, JULY 3rd at 6:00pm. This is a special time for our students to come and receive special recognition from their Principals or designated school representative in the local area. We look forward to honoring our students annually. Community is welcomed and emcouraged to attend this special dinner and awards event. Everyone attending the banquet must RSVP to Carol Holmes no later than Friday June 14 for planning purposes.
INDSPIRE Indigenous Education, Canada’s Future…… The website to search for bursary and scholarship awards is indspire.ca.
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Has an Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool that is worth looking at. Go to http://www.aandc.gc.ca/bursaries for more information.
The James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award is open to any student 18 years of age or younger, must be a self identified aboriginal student enrolled in an Ontario school and is a permanent resident of Ontario. Deadline for applications is May 31 of each year. For more information contact Ontario Honors and Awards Secretariat Toll Free at 1-877-832-8622 or visit www.ontario.ca/bartleman
It is important that our membership is aware of the guidelines that Wahta Mohawks is limited to in terms of funding and educational program dollars. Below is a list of the Education programs delivered by Wahta Mohawks and the intended recipients of these programs.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Laughing All the Way
A sequel to the “Learn to Laugh” program delivered in 2011 is coming back to Wahta and is open to students grade 5 and up! The program is delivered in 5 seminars which include:
Sunday May 26 – Taking the Bull out of the Bully
Sunday July 14 – Getting an “A” in Acceptance
Sunday September 29 – Look who’s Awesome Now! Self Esteem and Confidence
Sunday November 17th – The Dream Team: Dreams and Future Planning
Sunday January 19th – Lovin’ Every Minute of IT: Love Yourself and Others
This unique comedic and musical program features stand up comic Tyler Morrison (Cottage Country Comedy Festival), and special guest Dan Guiry (First Nation comedian and musician)
All programs begin at 1:00pm – 4:30pm.
Parent and Tot Reading and Craft Program
Will be offered to pre-school and primary student (K-3) on the following dates, in the library, July 11, July 18, Aug. 15, Aug. 22 and Aug. 29, all programs being at 10:00 till noon. This is a great time for parents to get together while children have the opportunity to listen to stories and experiment with art.
Note: Each child must come with a “painting/crafting shirt: that cover good clothing!!
Summer Reading Challenge
Open to all student who want to participate. Students are encouraged to read as many books as possible and will be asked to critique each book either verbally or in written format. Small incentives are available to participants!!
The Challenge begins on July 2 and ends August 30!
Participants must register in the library with Carol Holmes
Education and Music
There is some Theory that suggests that music education enhances the cognitive development in the brain. It is suggested that parts of the brain that control motor skills, hearing, storing audio information and memory are affected and become larger. This can lead to an improvement of daily activates such a alertness, being able to better plan, as well as emotional perception.
We also know that there are multiple intelligences. Music is one of these intelligences. “Students with musical intelligence show sensitivity to rhythm and sound. They love music bit they are also sensitive to sounds in their environments. They may study better with music in the background. They can be taught by turning lessons into lyrics, speaking rhythmically, and tapping out time”. Howard Gardner. For these reasons, we have purchased some musical instruments that are available to student on loan with a small rental fee. The following instruments are available: Bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Key board and flute. Please contact Carol Holmes if you are interested in borrowing any of these instruments.
Post Secondary: All students applying for the Post-Secondary Education Program must have been registered under the Indian Act as a status Indian of Wahta Mohawks.
Elementary/Secondary Tuition: Wahta Mohawks is financially responsible for only those students who are registered under the Indian Act as a status Indian of Wahta Mohawks.
Transportation: Wahta Mohawks is financially responsible for only those students who are registered under the Indian Act as a status Indian of Wahta Mohawks.
Special Education: Wahta Mohawks is financially responsible for only those students who are registered under the Indian Act as a status Indian of Wahta Mohawks.
Secondary Student Support Services: Wahta Mohawks supports student allowances for secondary students who are identified on the nominal roll (must be registered under the Indian Act as a status Indian of Wahta Mohawks), and attending school full time.