Welcome to the École Willie J. Happyjack Memorial School website. Education is a joint venture between school and home. Please take the time to search our school website to find out about the many educational activities and resources available for you and your child.
Jolina Gull Blacksmith Memorial School, Rainbow Elementary School, and Willie J. Happyjack Memorial School offer services in Cree, French and English to 560 students. We work with our students to help them learn through the guaranteed and viable curriculum (GVC) and via daily social interactions in which we promote the rich Cree culture and language.
We very much appreciate and value the support that parents give their children at home to help them achieve those goals of academic and social learning. We are committed to providing your child with a safe and caring environment at school and, as such, we model, teach, discuss, and expect appropriate conduct to achieve this. Our teachers and staff set high expectations for our students, your children.
We look forward to a continued collaboration with each and every one of you.
Elementary and secondary school students in Waswanipi have access to Cree culture classrooms as part of their school grounds.
The most recent addition was built in 2019 next to Willie J. Happyjack Memorial School and features three buildings - a cookhouse, a cabin, and a sabtuan.
All Secondary IV & V students have access to Elephant Thoughts graduation support programming in the weeks prior to Math and Science Exams.
All Secondary 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.
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.
8:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
12:50 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Toll Free: 1-866-999-2764
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.