Aboriginal Education


Esquimalt High School  wishes to recognize and acknowledge the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, on whose traditional territories, we live, we learn, and we do our work.  We invite all students, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, to participate in the many courses offered by the Aboriginal Education Department.  For more information about district support and programs visit the Greater Victoria Aboriginal Nations Education Division website.

Courses offered:


  • First Nations Leadership 9, 11  
  • First Nations Art 9, 11
  • English First Peoples 10, 11 , 12
  • First Nations Studies 12 
  • Cultural Connections 12
  • Land Based Learning

For further information and detailed course descriptions, please consult our course guide.

For more information please contact:

Aboriginal Counselling

Rachel Trebilco
250-382-9226 ext 187 or 330


Aboriginal Academic Support

Danielle Payne
250-382-9226 ext 187 or 330

In the Community

Our school is located on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt peoples.  Visit these websites for more information:

Songhees Nation.ca

Esquimalt Nation.ca (nation overview)

In the News

“Esquimalt students painting fake fir tree mistaken for Green Party agents” Times-Colonist

“Reviving a First Nations tradition, one stomach at a time. Pit cooking was used to help create a First Nations feast this week in Esquimalt. We visit the scene…” CBC News