We believe in building a school for our community through ownership, engagement, and commitment. It is by helping you to embrace our school as your own, to engage in our school with comfort, and to commit to the goals we share that we will succeed in educating our students to be meaningful contributors to the Cree Nation - and society at large!
We challenge you to take pride in our school values of accountability, respect, and teamwork. It’s a reminder that no one person or entity can achieve success by standing alone.
Mikw Chiyam is an interdisciplinary arts program for students in Secondary I through Secondary V.
Artists from across the Cree Nation and around Canada work in the schools for three or six-week periods to offer intensive creative instruction and mentorship.
The program has been running in Mistissini since 2014.
AYEP (Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program) is an 8 period course offered to secondary 5 students through the Martin Family Initiative. This course is divided into two books. Book 11 focuses on teaching students about the characteristics and skills of entrepreneurs and guides them through creating their own business plan and developing their venture idea. Book 12 focuses on bringing their business idea into the world of e-commerce and creating a website for their venture. Students will be visiting entrepreneurs in the community and welcoming guest speakers into their classroom. Participation and oral presentations is a key component of this course.
Roots of Empathy is a classroom-based program that teaches students how to cope in social and emotional situations; it also helps students learn about empathy.
We launched this program at our school in 2019-2020. The teacher is a four-month-old baby by the name of Summer-Jade. Summer and her mother, Shayna, take the students on a journey where they observe Summer’s developmental growth and at the same time learn about how they have grown or changed over time. The school-based instructor, Betsy Loon, who is also our Documentation Technician, makes about 3 visits a month to one of our Secondary 2 classes for this program.
This group activity is an opportunity for students to challenge themselves mentally and physically by completing a long-distance cycling excursion around Lac St. Jean. The trip requires students to train in the months leading up to departure, to learn key bike maintenance and safety skills, and to work as a team to set up/pack up camp in the evening/morning.
This type of excursion is ideal in helping students learn how to prepare for, plan, execute, and celebrate achieving an objective. It promotes a healthy lifestyle and offers students a different travel alternative.
The students take part in and take turns planning 3 workouts/trainings a week. They also participate in two workshops per month.
Our second annual Ride to Rise Bike Trip will take place in May 2020.
All Secondary IV & V students have access to Elephant Thoughts graduation support programming in the weeks prior to Math and Science Exams.
We partner with Cree Justice to offer support for students who need temporary alternate space to do their school work and work on-on-one with a youth worker.
We share three buses with the elementary schools.
Bus services are offered to high school students who live more than 1.5 km away from the school.
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.
A safe and nurturing holistic community that provides meaningful and engaging opportunities to learn. provides knowledge that respects our past, helps us deal with today and prepares us for tomorrow.
To nourish student growth and broaden their perspective to become proud citizens of EeyouIstchee.
Accountability – Respect – Teamwork
Period 1: 8:20 to 9:10
Period 2: 9:15 to 10:05
Period 3: 10:15 to 11:05
Period 4: 11:10 to 12:00
Period 5: 1:20 to 2:10
Period 6: 2:15 to 3:05
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.