The Education Support Workers provide assistance and guidance for Thessalon First Nation students and any others that require assistance. Both Central Algoma Secondary School and Thessalon Public School offer the students a Cultural Room within their buildings. The rooms are used to create awareness and understanding of the Aboriginal culture within the education system by basing positive morals through the Seven Grandfather Teachings, and the values of them. The Seven Grandfather Teachings go hand-in-hand with the school principles of conduct. Truth, Love, Bravery, Honesty, Respect, Wisdom and Humility.
The Cultural Room offers a quiet and peaceful working environment for the students during class time, spares or lunches. The students also have access to computers, which are equipped with internet and special learning programs such as Kurzweil, Dragon Naturally Speaking, DT Trainer, and more. Guest speakers and activities are also held in the Cultural Room for students and classes that are interested.
The Education Support Workers are available to assist with reading, explaining tests, exams/assignments, as well as scribing. They are dedicated to the success of the students by providing students with spiritual, emotional and cultural support, which we believe increases their success. By focusing on culture, we are encouraging our youth to learn about who we are as Aboriginal people to build confidence and to help them seek mino-bimaadiziwin (the good life).