During the 2016-2017 academic year, Wabannutao Eeyou School focused on three core values: Respect, Teamwork and Accountability.
Staff customized learning paths for students in subjects such as Math, English and Cree to help them reach provincial benchmarks.
Eastmain educators implemented new initiatives during this school year, including allowing Grade 5 to Secondary II students to choose to spend 7 periods per 6-day cycle in either Science, Art or Sports. The successful program was designed to improve attendance and Grade 6 CAT results and has been expanded into 2017-2018 to include a Cree Culture program.
The school also benefitted from an “Open Door” policy which encouraged parental engagement.
Highlights for students included the Terry Fox Walk, Annie Whiskeychan Day, and the Science Fair where two local students came in first place at Regionals.