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Youth Education in Whapmagoostui

Special Needs Symposium for Parents and Caregivers
August 8, 2022Eeyou Education Blog

November 29 - December 1, 2022 | Gatineau, Québec

The Cree School Board is pleased to announce the Special Needs Symposium for Parents and Caregivers will take place in Gatineau, QC on November 29 to December 1, 2022. We are grateful to be collaborating with the Disability Programs Specialized Services of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay and Child and Family Services of the Cree Nation Government on this very special event.

The 25th Regional Annie Whiskeychan Day Celebrated in Waswanipi

The 25th Regional Annie Whiskeychan Day (RAWD) was held at the Waswanipi Schools on Friday, May 27th, 2022. The event took place in Downriver’s Cultural Village. The day had beautiful weather, with an overcast sky and a temperature of 12˚C.

Register today for the Mozaïk Portal, a new communication tool for parents
March 23, 2022Eeyou Education Blog
Did you know there is an easier way to track your child’s progress in school?

The Cree School Board has launched the Mozaïk Portal for Parents online since December 2021. The Portal is a website that functions as a communication tool for parents, allowing parents to track their child’s academic progress while in school and giving them access to their child’s school files, including attendance, report cards, and many other great features!

Upcoming Events

Elected

School Commissioner

Rebecca Masty-Kawapit ()

School Committee

School Years: 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023
(Updated August 9, 2022)
  • Louisa Wapachee, Chairperson
  • Robert Kawapit , Vice-Chairperson
  • Ruthanna Martin
  • Maria Kawapit Jr.
  • Allen George
  • Pasha Abraham
  • Band Representative (vacant)

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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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