ALERT: As a precaution due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19), our school will be closed until May 1, 2020 (inclusively)
UPDATED Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:00 p.m.
The Government of Quebec officially announced today that the school closure will be extended to Friday, May 1st (inclusively) in Quebec.
This extended closure applies to all educational institutions - pre-kindergarten, elementary, high school, adult education, and training centres, colleges, and universities within the province.
Friday, March 20, 2020 4:35 p.m.
There has been some mention in the Quebec media today of the possibility of an extension of school closures. At this time, there is no official directive from the Government of Quebec, therefore is no extension to the school closures. They are to reopen on March 30th.
Mistissini, QC – The Cree School Board is happy to present our new website, which you will find filled with information you can use on a daily basis, whether you are a parent, a student, a community member, a candidate for employment from within the Cree Nation or elsewhere, a current employee of either the Cree School Board or another Cree entity, or a member of the media.
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).