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Cat Lake First Nation
First Nation School

  • Operates a public, newly-built, on-reserve school for elementary students (opened in Sep 2013)
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from Junior Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 8 approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education
  • Promotes Ojibway culture, language, and values; activities include ice fishing, snowshoeing, camping trips, and a Cultural Week
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course
  • Provides breakfast 3 days per week and a hot lunch 2 days per week for students
  • Offers a computer lab, school gymnasium, library, cafeteria, playground, outdoor hockey rink, baseball diamond, and playing field
  • Participates in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Canada Program which provides laptops and tablets to each child aged 6-12 years in the school as a learning tool
  • Assists the children to plant/tend gardens and flower beds on school property
Special Needs Program
  • Teaches literacy, math and life skills to students struggling with studies
  • Students work in resource room on individualized programs
School student body is approximately 120 students
Hours of Operation
School: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm; Closed 12 noon-1 pm
  • Members of Cat Lake First Nation aged 4 years and older
  • Special Needs Program available for any students with identified learning disabilities
Application Process
  • Registration required
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card and immunization records
Documents Required
Child's birth certificate/status card and immunization records required for initial registration
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On April 16, 2020

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