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Address: 5700 51A Ave Yellowknife NT X1A 1G7

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Junior Kindergarten Busing Decision

Attached is a letter signed by Yellowknife Education District No. 1, Yellowknife Catholic Schools and Commission scolair...

School Supply Lists

A copy was sent home with each child in their backpack, but if it was misplaced or did not make it, you can click¬†here¬...

Regular Board Meeting: 13-Jun-17

The Regular Board meeting is coming up. Date:  Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Time:  7:00 p.m. Locati...

Public Notice - RCMP Warning

After weighing privacy concerns, the RCMP decided last week to warn the public about the upcoming release of a man convi...

After School Care at YK1

Catering to your family!   At YK1 we realize that families require after school care for their children. At each...

YK1 June Newsletter

Good morning everyone, please take some time to read the last YK1 Newsletter of the year. Click on the following link...

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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).


ASAP September and October Information

Hello everyone,  please follow this link for some information concerning the After School Activity Program (ASAP): ...

Fort Providence Cross Country Race Registration

Hello everyone,  it is time to register your child for the Fort Providence Cross Country race that is happening Frid...

JHS in the Yellowknifer

Last week, JHS was in the Yellowknifer! Check out the two articles: JHS Chess Tournament  JHS Soccer tournament

Another great showing by Sissons athletes!

Yesterday was the Multisport Club Cross-Country Run at the Yellowknife Ski Club. There were many Sissons athletes there...

X-Country Success in Fort Providence

Congratulations to all of our athletes that went down to Fort Providence on Friday to compete in the Territorial Cross-C...

Extracurricular Activities

ASAP Schedule

Good afternoon everyone,  here is the link to the schedule for the next ASAP session:

Pumpkin Carving Party!

You’re invited to a Pumpkin Carving Party/ Fête pour la sculpture de citrouilles!   Come help us make a mess of t...

JHS Reading Virus

From May 30 to June 17, a Reading Virus will be spreading through J.H. Sissons classrooms! Every Monday, an envelope of...

JHS in the Yellowknifer

Last week, JHS was in the Yellowknifer! Check out the two articles: JHS Chess Tournament  JHS Soccer tournament

JHS Students Raise Money for Fort McMurray

During the Grade 4/5 soccer tournament that took place last weekend Alanna Pellerin, Ella Ireland, Peyton Major, Effie a...

Grade 1 ALC Outing

On Monday, our grade 1 students went to Dettah for their berry picking outing. Looks like they got lucky! 



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Our Staff

Administrative Assistant & Finance
Dépot, Nataly
Simmons, Rachell - Principal
Rivet, Brigitte - Assistant Principal
Hayotte-Rourke, Sylvie
Johnston, Archie
Teachers - Preschool
Bannister, Sarah
Radford, Manon
Shortt, Jordan
Teachers - Kindergarten
Béland, Jacqueline
Burroughs, Carol
Chamberland, Jessica
Jobin, Danika - English Language Arts
Sévigny, Stéphane - Physical Education
Teachers - Elementary
Boudreau, Danie - Grade 1
Bourque, Melanie - Grade 1/Music
Kennedy, Rebecca - Grade 1
Cool, Jolyane - Grade 2
Rioux, Fabien - Grade 2
Benoit, Cynthia - Grade 3
Souren, Chrystel - Grade 3
Gilbert, Jessica - Grade 4
Le Guen, Julien - Grade 4
Gallant, Josiane - Grade 5
Educational Assistants
Boucher, Caroline - Pre-K
Depot-Bernier, Danika - Pre-K
Hébert, Carole - Pre-K
Pelletier, Lucy
Sauvageau, Caroline
Special Education
Rondeau, Stephanie - Program Support Teacher
Huber, Veronica
Gesmundo, Roselon

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