School Nêhiyaw Pimâtisôwin Goals

Along with our unique learning environment, our school has focused goals. These goals extend to our community and beyond.

  • Ongoing guidance and support from Maskêkosihk kehtêayak.

  • Reclaiming our Maskêkosak heritage and principled ways of knowing.

  • The creation of fluent Nêhiyaw language speakers.

  • Continuous academic improvement and success for all students.

  • Students who demonstrate a clear understanding of Maskêkosihk Nêhiyawak Foundational Principles.

  • A quality learning program that exceeds regional, provincial and national standards.

  • The school as the heart of the community.

“The ability of a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people pull together as a team.”

Simon Sinek • Leaders Eat Last


Our students are involved in experiences with a wide range of partnering organizations. From the Edmonton Oilers to the University of Alberta and NAIT students are provided opportunities that expand the learning environment and enhance learning.


Our students and staff partake in educational experiences with local Knowledge Keepers and Elders. Our education system reaches out into the community where we learn protocols, teachings and language that help in the strong formation of our identities. Our localized context provides rich learning opportunities that nurture the wellbeing of students and staff.


Our students are provided with individual learning plans In the middle years and high school programs. Plans are co-developed between staff and students. Our students not only learn and achieve at provincial curriculum standards – they exceed by participating in opportunities that enrich their learning plans. These experiences include Arts Based Programming, Seasonal Learning, Wellness, Leadership and Work Experiences.


Our students will learn Nehiyawawin (Cree) language to connect them to the land, history and relationships through daily activities and learning unit development. Why? Studies have shown that students who speak the language including understanding the meanings, values and traditions have a stronger identity, more family involvement and do better in school.