Elementary School

Quw'utsun Smuneem Elementary School

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.

Contact Info

3121 Glenora Road
Duncan, BC   V9L 6R9

Ph:  250.748.1779
Fx:  250.748.1780
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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

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Roxanne Harris

Principal

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Belinda Pierre

Administrative Assistant

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Della Jack

Kindergarten Teacher

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Kelly Hall

K / Grade 1 Teacher

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Claudette Jim

Grade 1/2 TA

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Nicole Garrow

Grade 1 Teacher

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Jedda Webb

Grade 2 Teacher

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Angela Rice

Grade 3 Teacher

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Brenda Jimmy

Grade 2/3 TA

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Sharon Jimmy

Librarian / TA

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Sandra Martin

Special Needs Worker

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June Louie

Janitor

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Maryann Louie

Cook

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Leona Modeste

Kindergarten TA

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Roniann Peter

Special Education Teacher

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Jenny deVries

Occupational Therapist

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Sue Sorenson

Special Education Teacher

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Louie Williams

Grade 1/2 TA

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Marlena Campbell

Special Education Worker

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Carla Frenchy

Teaching Assistant

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Tammy Joe

Grade 1/2 TA

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Roberta V. Charlie (nee Smith)

Kindergarten TA

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Tracy Sylvester

Special Education Teacher

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Christine Charlie

K/1 TA

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Dale Gabriel

Grade 2/3 TA

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Genevieve Johnny

Cultural Teacher's assistant

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Abraham Norris

Grade 3 TA

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Natasha Louie

Assistant Cook

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Jessica Curtis

School Counsellor

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Darla Smith

Hul'q'umi'num' Teacher

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Marlene Tommy

Hul'q'umi'num' Teacher

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Sonja George

Hul'q'umi'num' Teaching Assistant