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Address: Box 40 Yellowknife NT X1A 2N1

What's Happening

Regular Board Meeting: 13-Jun-17

The Regular Board meeting is coming up. Date: ¬†Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Time: ¬...

Finalized School Calendar for 2017-2018

Please click here to view the Letter from the Superintendent regarding the finalized school c...

Regular Board Meeting: 14-Feb-17

Please join YK1 Trustees for the Regular monthly Board Meeting: Date:  Tues., Februar...

Thank you for your feedback!

YK1 would like to thank all parents who responded to the school calendar survey.  We were impr...

Marking the tragedy in the City of Quebec

YK1, along with other agencies, will be lowering their flags to half-mast to mark the tragic ev...

Important calendar dates for 2017-2018

YK1 has been unable to finalize their school calendar as of yet.  This is due to the unsettled...

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About Us

Kaw Tay Whee School is the community school of Dettah, NT. 

We offer  high quality, culturally responsive programming from full day junior kindergarten to grade eight.

We believe in instilling strong academic skills in our students, so they can be strong, confident membersof society.

We offer small class sizes with a hight number of curricula-based hands on learning opportunities. The Dene Kede and Dene Laws are a very important part of our learning, and are intertwined in everything we learn.

We are dedicated to educating the "whole child", and incorporate active, healthy living into everything that we do. We also focus strongly on nutrition and chronic disease prevention. We want to help our students be the healthiest humans they can be.

Kaw Tay Whee School is governed by the very supportive members of the Dettah District Education Authority, and has many important stakeholders; including parents, community members, the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, and Yellowknife Education District Number One.

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