Secondary school students attend their education in the nearby city of Timmins and they travel by bus on a daily basis from the community to attend their studies. The bus drive from the community to Timmins is about an hour.
In addition to elementary school and secondary school education, community members and the education department staff also help to organize field trips and event participation during the year. During the summer break, local organizers work with Wabun Tribal Council in sending local youth to the annual Wabun Youth Gathering to take part in educational workshops. This annual event serves to promote aboriginal awareness and self esteem with other Aboriginal youth from the Wabun Tribal Council area. Mattagami FN teachers, school staff and community members also take time during the year to organize other events and activities for youth.
One of the major highlights of the year surround the annual school trip. School staff and local organizers work with teachers, parents and the community in establishing a school trip for local students at the end of the school year.
For any help or assistance, secondary students are asked to contact Mattagami Education staff at the First Nation administration office for information on support and services.
Documents For Parents And Students
Below is a PDF document identifying the policies and guidelines for Mattagami First Nation secondary school students
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Rodney McKay acts as bus driver for students travelling between the community and Timmins.
Secondary school students living in Mattagami First Nation attend secondary school studies in the city of Timmins 100 kilometers north. Students are driven by a local school bus operated by the community.