The Education Department provides a variety of services including Post Secondary, Adult Education, High School, Nursery, Youth programs, incentive programs, and Cultural program.
Post Secondary Education (PSE)
The Gingolx Post Secondary Education (PSE) Assistance Program is intended to provide “financial assistance” for eligible students on our Gingolx Membership (as per Gingolx registry list) to attend post secondary institutions to obtain credits from accredited training and academic programs.
The financial support granted to a student under the Policy is not intended to cover 100 percent of the costs associated with attending a post-secondary education or training institution it is on a “financial assistance” only basis according to eligibility.
Post Secondary Sponsorship Applications
June 15 – 5:00 p.m. (for academic year beginning in September)
October 15 – 5:00 p.m. (for academic program starting in January)
March 15 – 5:00 p.m. (for academic programs starting in May)
Please make sure original application and all supporting documentsare mailed and received into our office before the deadline dates.
The Learning Tree – Head Start
Objective: To provide a developmentally appropriate environment that promotes the health, safety, social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development of each individual child that enters the program. We implement the Nisga’a Culture and Language development into our curriculum. Provide resources for parents and opportunities for parents to get new activity ideas to do with their children at home.
- Program: Head Start Services 0 – 6 years old
- Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Mondays to Fridays
All Head Start staff have updated Child Care First Aid and certificates that benefit their employment as caregivers.
The children leave on a happy note, most times not wanting to leave. We get down to the child’s level and listen to them as we would adults.
Children learn by experience, hands on activities and through their senses. We encourage the children to problem solve and talk during snack/lunch times. This promotes language and confidence. We include Nisga’a language and culture into our programs. We all say the Nisga’a prayer along with the children before we eat together, go on field trips and do activities that relate to our cultural calendar.
We base our curriculum on children’s interests and by what is expected from the school system as the children enter Elementary school. For example rhyming, colors, counting and writing their name.