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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Regular Board Meeting: 13-Apr-21

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold its next meeting on April 13, 2021.  Tim...

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DEADLINE EXTENSION: YK1 Strategic Priorities Feedback

DEADLINE EXTENSION: The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) tabled a draft of its updated S...

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Have Your Say: Education Act Modernization

The Government of the Northwest Territories is working to modernize the Education Act. This project is one part of the...

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Draft YK1 Strategic Priorities: March 9, 2021

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) tabled a draft of its updated Strategic Priorities...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - March 9, 2021

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, March 9, 202...

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2021-2022 School Year Calendars Approved

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 approved 2021-2022 school year calendars during their...


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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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