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: Landon Kowalzik
Assistant Principal: Randy Caines

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YK1 Board Bulletin - October 13, 2020

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, October 13,...

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Regular Board Meeting: 13-Oct-20

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold its next meeting on October 13, 2020.  T...

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First Transit seeking part-time bus drivers

First Transit is hiring part-time school bus drivers in Yellowknife. The company, which provides busing services for YK...

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Passing of beloved high school teacher Maureen Tonge

To all YK1 staff, students, parents/guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a letter from Superintendent/ CEO Ed Lipp...

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UPDATE: 2020-2021 YK1 school pictures

To all YK1 families: In mid-September we announced that 2020-2021 school pictures would be delayed indefinitely based...

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Securing additional school buses for the winter

To all YK1 families: In collaboration with other local school boards and First Transit, YK1 has ordered additional scho...


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About Us

N.J. Macpherson 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 (1985-1988), 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 three classrooms in our portable to accomodate our growing numbers. In the fall of 1998, we celebrated N.J.'s 10th 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 N.J.!" 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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