School District No. 42 lies within the traditional territory of the Katzie First Nation and the Kwantlen First Nation. The school district serves all Aboriginal students within the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The current aboriginal students population is approximately 1015 students.
As a part of the Enhancement Agreement, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District is committed to:
- facilitating excellence and success of all Aboriginal learners at all grade levels;
- promoting the importance of cultural education in order to increase the academic and social success of Aboriginal students;
- meeting the needs of Aboriginal learners by maintaining and expanding meaningful academic, trades and cultural programs where possible, while providing resources for success;
- continuing to build relationships in our schools that are welcoming and supportive of aboriginal children, their families and the Aboriginal community.
Visit our Aboriginal Education website at http://schools.sd42.ca/abed/