Wendy McPherson, GaagageKiizhik Principal
Gaagagekiizhik Gakinoo’amaadiiwi’gamig Gakinoo’amaawasowin (Gaagagekiizhik School) strives to create a nest of supports, a safe learning environment for all, while providing an inclusive and engaging environment where all students can become lifelong learners. Our Anishinaabe educational philosophy is based on providing each student with a culturally infused educational program grounded in the language, the Circle of Courage model and the Sacred Teachings.
At Gaagagekiizhik School, we create a holistic learning environment based on daily cultural teachings that integrates each student’s mental, emotional, spiritual and physical domains.
Our teachers provide differentiated instruction and strategies to support all students’ diverse needs so that all students experience academic success. This strengthens our numeracy and literacy outcomes, which is geared toward academic achievement, and student success that fulfills the Ontario curriculum.
Gaagagekiizhik School has a warm and inviting atmosphere that lends to an environment of inclusion honoring each student’s uniqueness that creates a sense of belonging. This is what sets Gaagagekiizhik School apart from other educational programs and why it is considered an exemplary instructional model.