Quw'utsun Smuneem Elementary School

Contact Info

3121 Glenora Road
Duncan, BC   V9L 6R9

Ph:  250.748.1779
Fx:  250.748.1780
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Quw'utsun Smuneem (Our Cowichan Children) Elementary School opened it current school in May 2003. At this time Quw'utsun Smuneem teaches Kindergarten to Grade Four in six classrooms. Eventually the school will go up to Grade Seven.

Over the years the staff at Quw'utsun Smuneem has worked diligently to develop an academic program that focuses on improving reading and math. Particular focus is put on literacy. Our goal is to have our children reading with fluency and complete comprehension by Grade Three. Quw'utsun Smuneem aims to keep classes small. There are not more than 22 children per classroom.

Cowichan teachings and the Hul'qumi'num language are integrated into the curriculum. Every class gets three (4) 30 minute classes a week in Hul'qumi'num instruction, plus the language is incorporated into the rest of the curriculum. A showcase event in May is the Spring Quw'utsun Smuneem Dancing Event; it is an event the children and parents enjoy.

Quw'utsun Smuneem is a community school. Parents are more than willing to help with special events throughout the year. Parents are ever present for Parent/Teacher Conferences.

All subjects meet Ministry of Education standard and all of our teachers are members of the BC College of Teachers.

Hours: 
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Statistics: 
115 children enrolled in
Quw’utsun Smun'eem
(February 2018)

Kindergarten -31
Grade 1 - 17
Grade 2 - 24
Grade 3 - 23
Grade 4 - 20

Our Staff

Natalie Nelson
Natalie Nelson
Principal
Belinda Pierre
Belinda Pierre
Administrative Assistant
Della Jack
Della Jack
Kindergarten Teacher
Kelly Hall
Kelly Hall
K / Grade 1 Teacher
Claudette Jim
Claudette Jim
Grade 1/2 TA
Nicole Garrow
Nicole Garrow
Grade 1 Teacher
Jedda Webb
Jedda Webb
Grade 2 Teacher
Angela Rice
Angela Rice
Grade 3 Teacher
Tammy Jack
Tammy Jack
Grade 4 Teacher
Brenda Jimmy
Brenda Jimmy
Grade 2/3 TA
Sharon Jimmy
Sharon Jimmy
Librarian / TA
Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
Special Needs Worker
June Louie
June Louie
Janitor
Maryann Louie
Maryann Louie
Cook
Leona Modeste
Leona Modeste
Kindergarten TA
Roniann Peter
Roniann Peter
Special Education Teacher
Jenny deVries
Jenny deVries
Occupational Therapist
Sue Sorenson
Sue Sorenson
Special Education Teacher
Louie Williams
Louie Williams
Grade 1/2 TA
Marlena Campbell
Marlena Campbell
Special Education Worker
Carla Frenchy
Carla Frenchy
Teaching Assistant
Tammy Joe
Tammy Joe
Grade 1/2 TA
Roberta Charlie
Roberta Charlie
Kindergarten TA
Tracy Sylvester
Tracy Sylvester
Special Education Teacher
Christine Charlie
Christine Charlie
K/1 TA
Dale Gabriel
Dale Gabriel
Grade 2/3 TA
Genevieve Johnny
Genevieve Johnny
Cultural Teacher's assistant
Abraham Norris
Abraham Norris
Grade 3 TA
Albert Smith
Albert Smith
Janitor
Natasha Louie
Natasha Louie
Assistant Cook