Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation

Site: Waabshki Penasi School

Service: First Nation School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
Student body is approx 25 students
Description (Service) Operates a public on-reserve school for elementary and junior high school students  
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from Junior Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 8; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education  
  • Teaches Ojibway language and Native Studies as subject courses  
  • Offers a school gymnasium, computer lab, and a library 
  • Offers cultural and traditional outings  
  • Provides bus transportation for students attending the school
Special Education  
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties  
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Wabigoon Lake First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation
Special Education
Any child with special needs and/or learning difficulties
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card (or other satisfactory proof of age) and immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-938-6825
Fax 807-938-6813
E-Mail apitchenese.wps@bimose.ca
Website www.waabshkipenasi.com
Primary Contact Jamie Gigolyk, Principal; Email: jgigolyk.wps@bimose.ca
Alternate Contact Donna Chief, Education Director
Site Location Community is approx 19 km SE of Dryden, 2 km S off TransCanada Hwy 17, along both shores of Dinorwic Lake
Located In Community Wabigoon Lake First Nation
Address Waabshki Penasi School
Site 115, RR1
Dryden, ON P8N 2Y4
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Mailing Address c/o Waabshki-Penasi School 
PO Box 325 
RR 1 Site 115 
Dryden, ON P8N 2Y4
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)