Shawnigan Lake School is committed—in its pursuit of Project Future (academic excellence, co-curricular distinction, student life unparalleled)—to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.
Shawnigan is a school with students of varied backgrounds. This deliberate diversity of languages, customs, and cultures brings opportunities to:
- open lines of communication
- break down barriers and prejudices
- learn from and better understand one another
- create a welcoming home for our diverse student and staff community
“Diversity, inclusion and belonging are things that the Chair of our Board of Governors Fiona Macfarlane and I care deeply about, both professionally and personally. We will ensure they are built into Shawnigan’s future, from our everyday interactions to our strategic planning. We want Shawnigan to develop a reputation for being a welcoming and supportive school for students and staff of all backgrounds and to be a respected leader in developing diversity and fostering inclusion and a sense of belonging.
We must all continue to bring forward new approaches to Shawnigan’s enduring commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice. As always, we value the expertise and contributions of our greater community. If you have access to any educational resources and / or recommendations that you would like to share in order to forge an even better and stronger future for our School, please connect with the Head’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.”