Waverley Elementary School [FULL]

About the project

Cultural identity is one of the core competencies in Waverley Elementary School’s curriculum. The goal of the school is to increase knowledge, acceptance, empathy, awareness and appreciation of traditions and cultures in the school community and beyond. Through a multicultural festival, students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 5 will have the opportunity to experience various cultural activities to help connect with each other and their sense of place. The festival consists of approximately 10 one-hour activities that take place over 3 days, as well as celebrations to mark the opening and closing of the festival.

Scheduling

     Programming Dates
Kick-off Orientation Saturday, February 8 from 12:30pm - 4:00pm
     Project

Wednesday, February 19 from 8:00am - 3:00pm

Thursday, February 20 from 8:00am - 3:00pm

Friday, February 21 from 8:00am - 3:00pm

What you will do

  • Work collaboratively with student leaders and team members
  • Facilitate interactive activities with support from teachers
  • Foster appreciation and respect for all cultures of the world
  • Be familiar with the many cultures that will be explored through the various activities (training and de-briefing on the activities will be provided before Reading Week)
  • Create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for students
  • Role-model responsible and respectful behaviour in the classroom

Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm and interest in working with students in Kindergarten - Grade 5
  • Willingness to learn about world cultures and celebrate all experiences and abilities
  • Act as an effective role model for students and team members
  • Imaginative, creative, open-minded, willing to take risks
  • Adapt to new experiences with a positive mindset
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exercise tact and discretion to manage potentially difficulty situations
  • Knowledge of a second language would be an asset (e.g. Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese, etc.)

Placement location

Waverley Elementary School

Waverley Elementary School

6111 Elliott Street
Vancouver, BC V5S 2M1
Canada

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