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Youth Education in Whapmagoostui

Commissioners Election Results
August 20, 2021Eeyou Education Blog

On August 18, 2021, Local School Commissioner elections were held in Waskaganish, Wemindji and Whapmagoostui.

Congratulations to the elected Commissioners: Sammy Blackned (Wemindji), Rebecca Masty Kawapit (Whapmagoostui) and Anthony Moses (Waskaganish).

The final results, issued by the Local Returning Officers, are available here:
pdf Waskaganish    pdf Wemindji    pdf Whapmagoostui

Nemaska hosts its first virtual art exhibition

The Regional Art Exhibition took place in the hallways of the Luke Mettaweskum School from April 26 to 30, 2021. This year's exhibition was a little different; Nemaska students joined in person and students from other schools participated virtually.

Students from Pre-Kindergarten to Secondary V had the chance to participate in four categories: Paint, Drawing, Illustration, and Mixed Media. The first-place winners will have their artwork displayed in the head offices of the Cree School Board in Chisasibi and Mistissini for a year. 

Oujé-Bougoumou School hosted the first Virtual Regional Science Fair
March 26, 2021Eeyou Education Blog

UPDATE ON MARCH 30, 2021
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.

Upcoming Events

Elected

School Commissioner

(vacant)

School Committee

School Years: 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020
  • Matthew Iserhoff, Chairperson ()
  • Steven Boudrias
  • Ruthanna Martin
  • Patricial Kawapit
  • Martine Constantineau
  • Benjamin Masty
  • Tommy Salt, Band Representative

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Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Core Beliefs

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.

About Whapmagoostui

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.

Emergency Contacts

  • Medical Emergency: 819-929-3307
  • Police: 819-929-3700
  • Emergencies: 819-929-9110

History of Education in Whapmagoostui

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).

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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