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Youth Education in Waskaganish

ALERT: As a precaution due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19), our school will be closed until May 1, 2020 (inclusively)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Week 2 - School Closure Extended
March 22, 2020Eeyou Education Blog

UPDATED Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:00 p.m.

The Government of Quebec officially announced today that the school closure will be extended to Friday, May 1st (inclusively) in Quebec.

This extended closure applies to all educational institutions - pre-kindergarten, elementary, high school, adult education, and training centres, colleges, and universities within the province.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Week 1
March 15, 2020Eeyou Education Blog

Friday, March 20, 2020 4:35 p.m.

There has been some mention in the Quebec media today of the possibility of an extension of school closures. At this time, there is no official directive from the Government of Quebec, therefore is no extension to the school closures. They are to reopen on March 30th.

Welcome to our new website
February 26, 2020Eeyou Education Blog

Mistissini, QC – The Cree School Board is happy to present our new website, which you will find filled with information you can use on a daily basis, whether you are a parent, a student, a community member, a candidate for employment from within the Cree Nation or elsewhere, a current employee of either the Cree School Board or another Cree entity, or a member of the media.

Upcoming Events

Looking for Adult Education in Waskaganish? Click here.

Elected

School Commissioner

Brenda Hester  ()


School Committee

School Years: 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021
  • Ryan Erless, Chairperson ()
  • Barbara Hester, Vice-Chairperson
  • Leona Hester
  • Veronica Moses
  • Alice Shecapio
  • Melvin Wesley
  • Priscilla Wesley
  • Lizzie Diamond, Elders Representative
  • Susan Esau, Band Representative

Vision

A school inspired by Cree values dedicated to the academic achievement of our students in a safe, harmonious and welcoming atmosphere based on mutual respect. This must be accomplished in a healthy climate of trust and cooperation to enable them to become positive members of society.


Une école, basée sur les valeurs cries, dédiée à la réussite académique de nos élèves, et ce, dans un environnement sécuritaire, harmonieux et accueillant basé sur le respect mutuel. Cela devra se réaliser dans un climat sain où règnent la confiance et la coopération pour qu’ils deviennent des membres positifs de la société.

Mission

This is your school, others have built it for you. You must make it come alive and give it a face. Its spirit will be built daily by your actions. You are not alone. You are a member of a community. You obey the rules made by the community. You accomplish every day the obligations that link us all. You are solidarity. You are responsible. To break this law is to disavow yourself. To refuse it is to exclude yourself from the community.


Cette école est ton école, d’autres l’ont bâtie pour toi. Tu dois la rendre vivante et lui donner un visage. Son esprit sera construit tous les jours par ton action. Tu la construis pour les autres. Tu n’es pas seul. Tu es membre d’une communauté. Tu obéis aux règles fixées par cette communauté. Tu accomplis chaque jour des obligations qui te lient à nous tous. Tu es solidaire. Tu es responsable. Enfreindre cette loi, c’est te désavouer. La refuser, c’est t’exclure de cette communauté.

Core Beliefs

Chistaiimiiduuwin - Respect - Respect 
Dibtaiimuwiin - Humility - Humilité 
Kaachaataawaayiitaamuwiin - Wisdom - Sagesse 
Naanahwiikaaduuwiin - Sharing - Partage 
Shouchayimuwiin - Courage - Courage 
Souwaayiichiichaawiin - Compassion - Compassion 
Taabwaaoushshiiwiin - Honesty - Honnêteté

About Waskaganish

Waskaganish means "little house." This community of about 2,000 people lies on the shore of the Rupert River, near James Bay. Fort Rupert, as Waskaganish was first known, was one of three original Hudson Bay Company posts on James Bay.

Emergency Contacts

  • Medical Emergency: 819-895-8833
  • Police: 819-895-8961
  • Fire: 819-895-9000

History of Education in Waskaganish

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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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