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Waapinichikush Elementary School

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 - 819-855-2833 #2400

The teachers and administrators at our school want students to know how much we miss them! During the COVID-19 pandemic, when our schools are closed, we are doing just like you – practicing physical distance. And it’s hard! We know! But it’s for the safety of us all, and your families. We cannot wait to see you back with those great big smiles!

Land-based Learning

We are fortunate to be piloting the Land-based Learning project at our school. Our youngest children are able to learn in the ways their ancestors learned - from the land.

Elders in the School

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.

Homework Help

Breakfast program

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

Home Time
1st Trip: Pre-K & K  3:15 p.m. 
2nd Trip: Grades 1 - 6  4:00 p.m. 


Stop Now And Plan

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.


Youth Enrichment Services

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. 

Safe Schools


Response to Intervention

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.

Youth Fusion

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.


Tel: 819-855-2833
Fax: 819-855-2900


507 Wiishkichaansh Street 
Chisasibi QC J0M 1E0
P.O. Box 1874


Bell times

9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
1:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Office times

8:20 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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School Principal

  • Interim
    Deborah House



  • Elizabeth Pashagumskum

    819-855-2833 #2484


  • Mark Wadden

    819-855-2833 #2236


  • Alice Labbe
    Readaptation Officer

  • Brenda Pachano-Sam
    Student Affairs Technician



  • Hakima Mezlane
    Documentation Technician


Cree School Board

Telephone: 418-923-2764
Toll Free: 1-866-999-2764

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Admin Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday : 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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