N.J. Macpherson School

Yellowknife Education District No. 1


Phone: (867) 873-4372 Fax: (867) 873-4638

Address: 525 Range Lake Rd, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3X1

Principal: Shirley Zouboules
Assistant Principal: Randy Caines

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Regular Board Meeting: 12-Feb-19

The Regular Board Meeting of the YK1 Board of Trustees is coming soon! Date:  Tues., February 12, 2019...

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2019-2020 YK1 School Calendars: Second Drafts

Dear parents and guardians, Thank you for all your comments regarding the 2019-2020 school year calendars. Following...

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YK1 Parent Workshop: Home Reading Program

HOME READING PROGRAM: HOW TO SUPPORT READING WITH YOUR CHILD IN FRENCH IMMERSION YK1 is hosting a literacy informatio...

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Family Literacy Week is here!

We are celebrating with a sweet treat kick off thanks fo our friends at the Co-op! 

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JK & K Information Sessions are coming up!

Are you thinking about registering your child in junior kindergarten or kindergarten in September? Are you considering ...

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Parent Letter: Requesting an amendment to the Education Act to extend Trustee te...

Attached is a letter from Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) Chairperson John Stephenson regarding the length...


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About Us

Welcome to our School!

N.J. Machperson School is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 school.  Our school grew out of the need for the growing population of Frame Lake South.  during the first three years, 1985-88, while planning and construction of the facility took place, school was held in four portable classrooms on the site.

August 30, 1988 marked the first day of classes in the almost completed building, and on September 23, 1988 we honoured Norm Macpherson and his widow in an official opening ceremony.

The expanding population of the area led to the construction of a five-room addition in 1990. In 2009 we added another 3 classrooms in our portable to accomodate our growing numbers. 

In the fall of 1998, we celebrated NJ's tenth anniversary with the introduction of our mascot, Mac, the Scottie dog, and the gift of a school flag from our Parent Advisory Committee.  Our new school song, "Hey, Hey, I Go to NJ!" has become a hit in the city!  We sing it at our assembly! Make sure you learn the words so you can join in with gusto!


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