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Week At A Glance: May 25 - 29

Week at a Glance:  May 25– May 29, 2015 Educator’s Quote:  Multicultural Feast and Assembly, May 22, 11:30 am...

Quatre dollars pour Kathmandu !

Dear Families,   We have two Grade 5 students, Luke and Andrew, who will lead us in a Fundraising campaign this F...

YK1 Public Budget Meeting - NEW DATE

Please be advised that the date of our annual Ratepayer Meeting at the District Office is now on May 26 at 7 p.m.  T...

Week At A Glance: May 18 - 22

Week at a Glance:  May 18– May 22, 2015 Educator’s Quote:  This week, we celebrate our cultural diversity with...

YK1 Board Meeting Bulletin

Please click on the link below to access this week's Board Bulletin Bullet...

Operation Christmas Card recognized by Canadian Military

For the past two years, École J.H. Sissons (JHS) E.A., Cynthia Clark, has led a Remembrance Day project called "Operati...

About Us

Nestled amongst the trees, rocks, and houses lies the growing school of Sissons. École John Howard Sissons is centrally located in this peaceful, small and community-minded city.  École J.H. Sissons school is privileged to accommodate over 260 students in a French Immersion setting from pre-school to Grade Five. In addition, ÉJHS is a member of a larger family of schools within Yellowknife Education District No. 1, or simply YK1, which is the title of the school district. The district office unites many community schools.  Our graduating students go to École William McDonald for Grade 6 to continue their French Immersion studies, a small middle school which is in walking distance of our school.  

École J.H. Sissons est un centre d’immersion française qui se situe dans une communauté paisible et dynamique de la centre-ville de Yellowknife. Notre école accueille présentement 260 élèves de la pré-maternelle à la cinquième année. École ÉJHS fait partie de la grande famille des écoles à YK1. 


The École J.H. Sissons School is an elementary school who offers the French immersion program to all students. The school is named for former Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories judge, John Howard Sissons.

John Howard Sissons, "Jack," was a lawyer and judge. He was born at Orillia, Ontario July 14, 1892, and he died at Edmonton, Alberta 11 July 1969. As first judge of the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories (est. 1955), he took "justice to every man's door" by aircraft and dog sled. Sissons practiced law in the Peace River country from 1921 and was Liberal MP for that area 1940-45. He was named a district court judge in southern Alberta in 1946 and was chief judge 1950-55. He traveled 64 000 km in a twice-yearly circuit, holding trials in remote communities. Several of his decisions relating to hunting rights and to native marriage and adoption practices became legal landmarks. His views were not always popular with the bureaucracy, but he became a legend to the native people and was called Ekoktoegee, "the one who listens to things," by the Inuit. He retired in 1966 and wrote his memoirs, Judge of the Far North (1968).


Chasing Our Dreams - Student Made Video

A few weeks ago a group of students had the opportunity to work with a visiting artist, Rik Leaf, to write, produce, fil...

Extracurricular Activities

Chasing Our Dreams - Student Made Video

A few weeks ago a group of students had the opportunity to work with a visiting artist, Rik Leaf, to write, produce, fil...

Storytime at JHS

CPF is hosting a Storytime for Pre-K-Grade 2 students this weekend. Date:  Saturday, November 30, 2013 Location:...



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