Waapinichikush Elementary School offers instruction in Cree, English and French. In February, 2020, it had 350 studying in English, and 269 studying in French.
Our students benefit from the presence of Elders in our school. Every two weeks, we welcome Elders to our hallways and classrooms, and encourage students to interact and share their learning.
All students who arrive at school prior to the start of 9 a.m. classes are provided with cereal bars, yogurt and/or fruit for breakfast. The students distribute our breakfasts.
Students from Pre-K to Grade 6 have access to 8 buses
All students: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. daily
1st Trip: Pre-K & K 11:15 a.m.
2nd Trip: Grades 1 - 6 11:45 a.m.
Pick up after lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. all students
1st Trip: Pre-K & K 3:15 p.m.
2nd Trip: Grades 1 - 6 4:00 p.m.
Our students benefit from a custom-designed behavioural enrichment program. SNAP (Stop Now and Plan) teaches students to think through the consequences of their actions.
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.
Our school runs on a Response to Intervention model. The RTI model ensures that students are meeting specific learning targets and that there are interventions/supports in place for those students struggling to meet specific targets and/or extension activities planned for those students who have already mastered the targets.
Lunch-time and after school activities are available to students through our partnership with Youth Fusion. Some of the activities include robotics, leadership development, media, and healthy living.
Pre-K and Kindergarten are offered on site to 4 and 5 year olds.
9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
1:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
8:20 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.