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 - January 14, 2020

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, January 14,...

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Public Health: Pertussis Outbreak in Yellowknife

The following is a media advisory that was issued by the GNWT’s Department of Health and Social Services on January 15...

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Regular Board Meeting: 14-Jan-20

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 14...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - December 10, 2019

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, December 10,...

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District Office Closed Dec. 21 - Jan. 5 inclusive

Please note that YK1's District Office will be closed from Saturday, December 21, 2019 to Sunday, January 5, 2020 inclu...

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Regular Board Meeting: 10-Dec-19

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 10...


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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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