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AUTISM AWARENESS DAY - APRIL 2, 2015

The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2015. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebr...

Board Meeting Update

Please read our YK1 Board update for March.  

2015-2016 School Calendar Approved

The 2015-2016 School Calendar was approved at the March 10, 2015 Board meeting.  You can find the calendar at the link...

Week At A Glance: March 30 - April 3

Week at a Glance:  March 30 – April 3, 2015 Educator’s Quote:  “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense...

Bake Sale For Victims of House Damaged by Fire

Last night, March 10th, three Grade 5 students worked with their classmates to prepare baked goodies for a sale to fund...

Urgent Memo to Parents

Urgent Memo to Parents The RCMP have informed us of a potential facebook predator.  An individual is posing as a 16...




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. 

HOW ÉCOLE J.H.SISSONS SCHOOL GOT ITS NAME

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).



Athletics

NWT Parks and Recreation Association - Photo Release and Consent Form

Dear Parents,   NWT Recreation and Parks Association would like to take some photos of our kids in action during...



Extracurricular Activities

NWT Parks and Recreation Association - Photo Release and Consent Form

Dear Parents,   NWT Recreation and Parks Association would like to take some photos of our kids in action during...

Website Design and Filmmaking Project

Website Design    In this engaging new after school activity program, a group of students have started to create...

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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