To ensure the best possible education, I believe we must have the collaboration of students, staff, parents/guardians as well as our community entities. It takes the entire community working together to educate our students. As educators, we are instilling in our students that they are the future leaders of this community and should take their role very seriously.
I foster a belief that it is important for everyone to have pride for our school and the community. As a leader, I encourage our staff to be active in the community, to embrace Cree Culture, and to learn along-side our students. It is through this partnership that staff will enjoy their time at Wabannutao Eeyou School and in the Cree Nation of Eastmain.
Warmest Regards, Trevor
In 2019-2020, we began an introductory Mikw Chiyam program that brought in professional artists three times during the year. The first residency was 6 weeks and the other two residencies were three weeks each. In 2020-2021, we will be offering the full Mikw Chiyam program to eligible students.
[gallery coming soon]
Eligible Grade 6 to Secondary II students participate in one of four concentration programs -- Art, Cree Culture, Science, or Sports -- for 6 periods in a 6 day cycle.
Participation is based on attendance, academic achievement and behaviour.
All Secondary IV & V students have access to Elephant Thoughts graduation support programming in the weeks prior to Math and Science Exams.
WES has approved a new Breakfast Program for students which we expect to begin soon. Watch our news feed for details!
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
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.
Pre-K and Kindergarten are offered on site to 4 and 5 year olds.
WES believes in the right of each student and each staff member to work in a safe, nurturing, positive and respectful environment in its schools. It is the responsibility of everyone, parents, students and staff included, to contribute to the development and preservation of safe schools. WES also believes in teaching self-control, self-respect and self-discipline to help students prepare for a satisfying and productive life. WES does not tolerate any disorderly, uncooperative, or violent behavior, which impacts on the learning environment.
WES recognizes the need to address the bullying issues associated with our schools and school related activities. WES has adopted an anti-bullying program taking into consideration the importance of Cree values in order to help maintain a safe learning environment in accordance with our local improvement plan. WES promotes the use of prosocial and restorative practices to support appropriate student behaviors.