St. Annes School
Program Mission & Objectives:
The Conne River Adult Basic Education program began in 1986, shortly after the people of Conne River were recognized as status Indians, and granted their entitlements. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for adults who did not complete their primary and secondary education, to do so. The program emphasizes its commitment to learning through its full integration into the education system of the school and into the community itself. Its success is largely due to the community, and the value placed upon education for all its members.
Ms. Wetzel explains the philosophy of the Conne River community. "Education is a fundamental part of our community. You do not have a little group of adults over here learning language and a little group over there learning life skills. All students, regardless of age, are fully integrated into our education programs so that it becomes just as natural for an adult to continue her education as it is for a child to start his!"
The Director of Education, in consultation with the Chief and Council, oversees the planning and administration of the program. The Conne River Band Council fully and solely supports the program. In fact, so successfully has it been managed that there are more than adequate funds available to meet the needs of the adult learner.