ALERT: As of April 23, 2020, all in-class instruction is suspended for the 2019-2020 school year. For specifics related to employees, please see your internal mail or speak with your supervisor.
Welcome to the new and improved JBES website! Take time to look around, as we develop it further, we will be including more information to ensure that you are informed about happenings both in classes and around the school. Our hope as always, is to enable each student to flourish within and beyond the Cree Nation.
Success for each student is based on our core values: Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork. These core pillars are the foundation for building productive and genuine working relationships. They provide a common reference for all our decision- making and lead us as we take action in creating a flourishing school environment. Everyone plays a part in creating the conditions that promote a place of wellbeing and growth. We insist that JBES be a safe place, where students can learn and succeed while having a little fun along the way!
Mikw Chiyam is an interdisciplinary arts program for students in high school. It has been offered at JBES since 2016.
Artists from across Eeyou Istchee and around Canada work in the schools for three or six-week periods to offer intensive creative instruction and mentorship.
The project started as a collaboration between the school and Nihtaauchin Chisasibi Center for Sustainability. We built our Greenhouse in 2014. The project is a unique opportunity for students to gain knowledge on greenhouse vegetable production, while promoting healthy eating and food security for the north. It is currently being run by our WOTP program.
Circuit training with a certified Personal Trainer. Staff and students are welcome to join after school to relieve stress, and get in shape while having fun.
Hours : 4:15 – 6:00 Daily
All Secondary IV & V students have access to Elephant Thoughts graduation support programming in the weeks prior to Math and Science Exams.
All Secondary students who arrive at school hungry are welcome to take part in our Breakfast Program, which runs from 8:45 – 9:25 daily.
Students whose could benefit from one-on-one support outside the classroom are given the alternative to spend 3 to 5 days in this off-site program.
The Work-Oriented Training Path evolved from a Work Experience Program for those 16 years and older. We have offered this programming for more than 20 years. Many successful students live and work in the community.