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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Prospective Trustee Information Session: June 17, 2021

Are you interested in running for YK1’s Board of Trustees, or know someone who is? YK1 is hosting a virtual informatio...

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Regular Board Meeting: 8-Jun-21

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold its next meeting on June 8, 2021.  Time:...

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Parents/caregivers invited to learn about online safety

To all YK1 families: The RCMP's Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit has partnered with The White Hatter company to...

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Birchbark Call For Expressions Of Interest 2021-2022

The Birchbark Discovery Centre is seeking to intake students from Grades 1 to 6 for the 2021-2022 school year. The mult...

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Indigenous Story: How Frog Brought Winter

Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) is pleased to announce that How Frog Brought Winter, a loving tribute to the...

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Updated OCPHO school screening and testing process

To all YK1 families: The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) is providing new guidance for screening and...


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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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