Bluewater District School Board

Bluewater's Multilingual Learners page

Multilingual Learners

Everyone is Welcome

Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) has welcomed many new students from varying linguistic and cultural backgrounds.  To support our mission to provide a quality education for every student in a safe, accepting, and caring environment, our vision for these students and their families is to develop a culturally diverse learning experience in which students will see, hear, and feel their own languages in their classrooms and school communities.

Initiatives to support this vision include:
1.  adopting the term multilingual learner (ML);
2.  allowing students to use their home language for learning and leveraging technology to communicate;
3.  creating a representative multilingual library of eBooks and videos to reflect the dynamic population of our board;
4.  developing a welcome ambassador program in each school;
5.  fostering collaborative spaces to discuss multilingual pedagogy so all students feel motivated, valued, and connected; and
6.  supporting ongoing dialogues with community partners to foster welcoming communities.

Working with our community to help our community. Settlement and language services click here.

Links to resources:

Ministry of Education

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Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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