Requirements of Boarding Home Parents
It is important for all boarding home parents and their family members to understand that SESS needs their utmost attention and efforts to treat and view our students as your own children.
We need to work together to better orientate the students to the school environment.
SESS encourages you as a boarding parent to support and assist the students by the following guidelines:
The first language of the people is Anishininiimowin (also referred to as "Oji-Cree"). The communities want to maintain their language, culture and values. They also want their children to acquire and learn English as a second language and to understand and appreciate other cultures.
In order to fulfill these expectations, a bilingual/bicultural program entitled "LANGUAGES TOGETHER" has been developed.
With a population ranging from 350-500 people, Shibogama First Nations communities offer:
Successful candidates must be in good standing (or in the process of obtaining membership) with the Ontario College of Teachers. Additional qualifications and/or experience in E.S.L., Special Education, Computers in the Classroom, Cooperative Learning and/or Native Studies and previous teaching experience in a northern First Nation setting are an asset but not a requirement. Teachers of First Nation ancestry are encouraged to apply.