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Address: Box 40 Yellowknife NT X1A 2N1

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Dettah District Education Authority Members Acclaimed!

  Please take notice that as per section 42.1 of the Local Authorities Election Act, the fo...

Dettah District Education Authority Nominations Now Closed

Please take notice that the nomination period for the Dettah District Education Authority has n...

Dettah District Education Authority Election Notice

Please take notice that the Nomination period for the election of members to the Dettah Distric...

2015-2016 School Calendar Approved

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

Urgent Memo to Parents

Urgent Memo to Parents The RCMP have informed us of a potential facebook predator.  An indi...

Penguins of Madagascar - Family Matinee

Join us for an advanced screening (before it hits DVD) of PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR! Dat...

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About Us

Kaw Tay Whee School is the community school of Dettah, NT. 

We offer  high quality, culturally responsive programming from full day junior kindergarten to grade eight.

We believe in instilling strong academic skills in our students, so they can be strong, confident membersof society.

We offer small class sizes with a hight number of curricula-based hands on learning opportunities. The Dene Kede and Dene Laws are a very important part of our learning, and are intertwined in everything we learn.

We are dedicated to educating the "whole child", and incorporate active, healthy living into everything that we do. We also focus strongly on nutrition and chronic disease prevention. We want to help our students be the healthiest humans they can be.

Kaw Tay Whee School is governed by the very supportive members of the Dettah District Education Authority, and has many important stakeholders; including parents, community members, the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, and Yellowknife Education District Number One.

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Our Staff

Educational Assistants
Hogan, Shannon
Morrison, Debbie
Beaulieu, Shirley

Yellowknife Education District No.1

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