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Aanii and Welcome to Thessalon First Nation Education Department!

Thessalon First Nations Education Department's mandate is to further the education of our younger generation/students in a caring, respectful and accepting environment to promote individual success! The feeling of self-worth is paramount for our students. We believe that it is very important for our students to receive all of the benefits and opportunities that a quality education can provide. Our students from kindergarten to grade 6, attend the Thessalon Public School and Grades 7 to Grade 12 attend Central Algoma Secondary School (CASS).

Our program administers dollars to the Algoma District School Board for tuition and transportation. 

Our Post-Secondary program assists students to attend an accredited college or university which 
covers tuition, allowance and book/supplies for full-time students. The annual deadline for submitting acceptance letters is June 1st with decisions made by June 30th.

Our Education Department programs are:

  • Thessalon First Nation Public Library 
  • After-School Tutoring
  • Student Cultural Rooms

The Student Support Workers, Laura Lewis and Shelley Reid, work as advisers to the school, administration and staff to raise awareness and understanding of cultural, personal, and community issues that may impact the success of students. The Student Support Workers will support both aboriginal and non-aboriginal students through:

  • Supporting academics and promoting education
  • Participating (when required) in Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) meetings, Ontario Student Record (OSR), and Individualized Education Programming (IEP) reviews on behalf of students, parents and the band
  • Supporting parents in regards to their child(ren) within the school setting by attending meetings with them and support them in any way with principals, teachers and any professionals that may be in contact
  • Traditional teachings
  • Cultural awareness
  • Liaison for students and Aboriginal partners
  • Cultural Room access for students that need extra help and support
  • Tutoring
  • Bringing students to participate in extracurricular activities that create growth within the students culture and educational career

Each program is featured through the Education drop down links where you will be able to navigate through further information about our programs.

To view our Education Policy click here.

If you are a in need of specific information relating to your files, or have any questions regarding school, please contact:

Darlene Monette, Education Coordinator
Tel: 705-842-2323 ext. 23