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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Child and youth care counsellors available to families

To all YK1 families: Child and youth care counsellors (CYCCs) are available to support families by phone and video. CYC...

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Regular Board Meeting: 11-May-21

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold its next meeting on May 11, 2021.  Time:...

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GNWT expanding COVID-19 vaccine program to include 12+

To all YK1 parents: The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has announced the expansion of its COVID-19 vacc...

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Counselling services available to N.J. families

To all N.J. Macpherson School families: During this challenging time, we want to make sure that everyone is taking care...

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May 5, 2021: National Day of Awareness for MMIW

May 5, 2021 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ (Two Spiri...

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Shuttle added to bring N.J. families to testing location

To all N.J. Macpherson School families: Public Health is adding an extra shuttle beginning at 12:30 p.m. today (May 5...


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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!


Our Staff

Administrative Assistant & Finance
Kelln, Natalie
Administrators
Kowalzik, Landon - Principal
Caines, Randy - Assistant Principal/ Physical Education
Junior Kindergarten
Faulkner, Karen - Montessori
Kravitz, Jennifer
Teachers - Kindergarten
Duinker, Heather - Montessori
Last-Beresford, Emily - Montessori
Doherty, Christal
Teachers
Power, Sarah - Art/ Physical Education
Skyers, Brooks - Core French
Daly, Sean - Fine Arts
Teachers - Elementary
Mercredi, Rachelle - Grade 1
Moran, Marilyn - Grade 1
Atagan-Okpalugo, Jonelle - Grade 1/2
Hendrix, Stephanie - Grade 1/2 Montessori
Budgell, Victoria - Grade 1/2/3 Montessori
Kirby, Andrea - Grade 2/3
Digness, Laura - Grade 3/4
Stride, Madison - Grade 3/4 Montessori
Carlson, Kristina - Grade 4/5
Hans, Maureen - Grade 4/5
Waterhouse, Susan - Grade 4/5
Eby, Laura - Grade 4/5 Montessori
Educational Assistants
Gilmour, Andrew - Librarian
Ashlie, Dawn-Marie
Mercredi, Hayley
Mtatiro, Samantha
Naidoo, John
Peters, Monica
Shaw, Barb
Snyder, Terri
Taggart, Kristy
Wright, Nadine
Student Services
Murray, Sarah - Program Support Teacher
Therrien, Jennifer - Program Support Teacher
Weegar, Sheila - Program Support Teacher

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