Congratulations to the James Bay Eeyou Student, Tashvit Verma, who won first place for this year's Expo-Sciences Autochtone and was automatically selected for the Canada-Wide Science Fair for his science project "Learning Analyzer: A Fortran Code." Good luck at Nationals!
Our 2021 Regional Science Fair was organized as our first virtual science fair this year! The Waapihtiiwewan School hosted the regional event that took place on February 23 & 26. Students across Eeyou Istchee were invited to submit their science projects by video.
Several years ago, the Cree School Board began planning to improve digital literacy and learning technologies in concert with Quebec’s Digital Action Plan for Education. Student laptops, accounts, and an eventual department for e-learning was a long-term vision for the CSB. However, COVID-19 school closures changed what was once a gradual, decade-long strategy into a sprint to digital readiness.
Pink Shirt Day happened on February 24, 2021, and it was a day where Cree School Board students and employees took a stand against harassment and bullying in our schools, workplaces, homes and online. Pink Shirt Day has shown the importance of supporting each other, especially for those who need it. Here are a few things our students and employees participated for the anti-bullying campaign in their schools.
Badabin Eeyou School’s Vision is to create a positive learning environment that promotes and fosters student achievement, parental involvement and professional development while instilling the Cree identity.
Badabin Eeyou School’s Mission is to provide the students the Eeyou way of life: A safe learning environment with high quality teaching that is innovative, holistic and authentic. To provide each student the opportunity to reach their full potential and to become responsible community member.
Badabin Eeyou School believes that each student is unique and has the potential to succeed. Success is attainable through collegiality, ongoing professional improvement and dedication to the school’s vision and mission.
With a population of about 1,000, Whapmagoostui - or Great Whale - is the most northern community in Eeyou Istchee located at the mouth of the Great Whale River. In addition to being a post for the Hudson Bay Company, Whapmagoostui was also the site of a military air base during World War II, and, later, a radar station.
This Cree community co-exists with a neighbouring Inuit community Kuujjuarapik.
When the Cree School Board was established in 1978, classrooms were in the old Federal day school buildings and grade levels were from Pre-Kindergarten to Secondary 2. Students had to finish their high school in Chisasibi or another community.
The Badabin Eeyou School building was built in 1982 and offered Pre-Kindergarten to Secondary V education. The first high school graduation in Whapmagoostui was held in 1989.
Badabin Eeyou School is located in the center of the Whapmagoostui community. The language of instruction is Cree and is taught from Pre-K to Secondary V. English (Second Language) is taught from Grade 1 to Secondary V.
Every school follows the GVC (Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum).