Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve

Site: Wikwemikong Pontiac School

Service: First Nation Junior High School

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Manitoulin Island Treaty 
 
Student body of Pontiac School is approx 160 students
Description (Service) Operates a First Nations junior high school for students from Wikwemikong 
  • Offers a full curriculum approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education for students from Grades 5-8  
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course and promotes a sense of pride of heritage 
  • Coordinates a Jump Start program, guitar club, chess club, and programs such as Roots of Empathy and Walking the Path 
  • Provides Smart Boards in all classrooms for interactive learning opportunities 
  • Offers cultural activities such as ice fishing and maple syrup making  
  • Offers a snack program 3 days per week for a small fee  
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities such as volleyball, cross country running and three-pitch ball 
  • Participates in the Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test (OSSLT) program 
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties
Hours Classes: Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:50 am-3:35 pm * Wed 8:50 am-3 pm 
School: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm 
Snack Program: Mon, Wed, Fri
Areas Served Wikwemikong
Eligibility
  • Members of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve 
  • Students from Grades 5-8
Application Registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-859-3133
Fax 705-859-2748
Website www.wbe-education.ca
Social Media Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Marlene Kimewon, Secretary; Email: mkimewon@wbe-education.ca
Alternate Contact Roselynda Francis, Special Education Resource Teacher; Email: Rfrancis@wbe-education.ca
Primary Executive Mackenzie Sayers, Principal; Email: msayers@wbe-education.ca
Alternate Executive Dominic Beaudry, Education Director; Phone: 705-859-3834 ext 229; Email: dbeaudry@wbe-education.ca
Site Location Community is approx 50 km S of Little Current along Hwy 6 at E end of Manitoulin Island on N Georgian Bay
Located In Community Wikwemikong
Address 2343 Wikwemikong Way
Wikwemikong, ON P0P 2J0
 
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Intersection Wikwemikong Way and Wabanosse St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1958
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)