Helpful Information A variety of people at the school are available for student and parent support for a variety of matters. If you do not have their contact details, contact these people through the office. These include: Angela Tremblay (Teacher-RSS Counsellor) Erin Peacock - Counsellor for Students of Indigenous Ancestry Jennifer Kehoe (Grades 8-12 Education Support Worker) Victoria McLeod (Grades K- 7 Education Support Worker) Alexa Mitchell (Yukon Government Mental Wellness) Angela Jobin ( Yukon Government Mental Wellness and Substance Use) Maria Nyland (Yukon Government Community Health Worker) Savannah McKenzie (Social Services)
All of these people, along with your home and school family are here to support you in your journey. Here's an interesting story from our community:
When the Gold Rush occurred, and for many years after, logs and wood were very important. Because there was not much timber in this area, the logs needed to be brought from far upriver, mainly from the Stewart River area. The logs used to be put together into huge rafts that were then navigated down the river. [They could be larger than five school gymnasiums put together.] The raft was guided by someone who knew the river. He would use a “tato,” a long 65-foot log paddle, as a rudder to keep the log raft in the current. Without the tato, the log raft would crash up against the canyon walls. He had to be a good navigator. The navigator did not work alone. Others helped him and assisted him in identifying the hazards so to keep him in the right channel. Everyone in their life needs a tato, a guide that can help them move through life without being in trouble. Without a tato, a guide in our life , we are likely to lose our way. This tato might be our language, our culture, our faith, our sense of who we are—what makes us feel important and worthwhile. It is what is in us. We need to know who we are and believe in ourselves. Without this, things will not go well. We must find this, and then we will travel well. Encouraging each other is important. Everyone has a role to play. Parents and teachers, all members of the community, we all help in guiding a person. It is the same in life, even at school. We have to be helped to find our way and feel good about ourselves and see each other as important. Everyone can contribute. Everyone has value.