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Youth Education in Whapmagoostui

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A Message from the Chairperson and Director General of the Cree School Board
April 27, 2020Youth News

The spring of 2020 has brought lots of change to our world. Right now, it’s hard for you to see your friends or to gather with cousins and other family; you also don’t see your teachers at school. Instead, you talk to your friends on the phone or through social media, and you learn in new ways, such as online. For those in high school, we know you are facing uncertainty. The world is a confusing place right now, and we, like you, find ourselves looking for new ways to accomplish our goals.

Cree School Board suspends in-person instruction for 2019-2020
April 23, 2020Eeyou Education Blog

Mistissini, QC– After careful deliberation, the Cree School Board has come to a decision regarding the current school year. Please be informed that a resolution was passed today by the CSB Executive Committee, as per Bylaw No.8 COVID-19 Delegation of Powers that all in-person instruction for all CSB schools and adult learning centres be suspended for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Week 4

UPDATED Monday, April 6, 2020 5:00 p.m.

Beginning today, Secondary V students currently registered with the Cree School Board can expect a new, specific and exceptional approach to learning and evaluation for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

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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Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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