Vision & Mission

“Our vision is to create proud, successful, independent Nipisihkopahk students that respect nehiyaw pimatisiwin. Our mission is to provide quality academic and cultural education for all students in a safe environment, conducive to learning.”

We, the Nipisihkopahk Education Authority are guided by these values:

  1. Tapokeyihtamowin (faith) – We believe and have faith in a Creator who gave us life, natural laws and our ancestral lands, water and air.
  2. Kistehihtowin (Respect) – We treat everyone with dignity and respect
  3. Sakihtowin (Love) – We are kind, compassionate and love ourselves and others.
  4. Tapwewin (Truth) – We are honest and truthful in all our decision making.

Partnerships between students, their families and NEA are essential in promoting life-long learning in the intellectual, traditional, spiritual, emotional and physical domains. We foster a safe and respectful environment in which every person within NEA can learn and grow while taking responsibility for their contribution to this essential relationship.

NEA incorporates four approaches into our philosophy:

  1. The Culturally Holistic Approach
  2. The Personalized Student Learning Approach
  3. The Effective Partnerships Approach
  4. The Safe School Approach

By implementing these four approaches, NEA students will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Each of us has the responsibility to ensure the success of our students. Students, parents/guardians, volunteers, community members, teachers and other staff members are all a part of this important educational relationship.

The Culturally Holistic Approach

A guiding principle is that of the traditional teachings of the Maskwacîs Cree. We endeavour to instill these teachings throughout the school community, by celebrating our culture and encouraging a sense of belonging. We strive to partner with parents and community to develop within each student the ability to take personal responsibility and to become positive contributing members of society. In doing so, we Honor, Promote and Live our Traditional values.

The Personalized Student Learning Approach

Our schools are directed by a local school board, operated by an administration team, funded by the Federal Government, and accredited by Alberta Education. We are an inclusive school system allowing all students the opportunity to be successful. Our expectation is that all students will graduate from their program. NEA strives to indigenize the Alberta Program of Studies, making it more culturally relevant for our students.

The Effective Partnerships Approach

Students, parents/guardians, teachers and staff, volunteers and community members are all essential to an effective educational relationship. We must maintain positive partnerships to ensure that the learning environment meets the needs of our students and guides them towards becoming respectful and responsible members of society. The adults in the students’ lives must be the role models to help them attain this goal.

The Safe School Approach

Teachers have the right to teach, students have the right to learn, no one has the right to interfere with these two rights. For more information about our four approaches, please review the NEA Student Handbook here.

Vision & Mission

“Our vision is to create proud, successful, independent Nipisihkopahk students that respect nehiyaw pimatisiwin. Our mission is to provide quality academic and cultural education for all students in a safe environment, conducive to learning.”

We, the Nipisihkopahk Education Authority are guided by these values:

  1. Tapokeyihtamowin (faith) – We believe and have faith in a Creator who gave us life, natural laws and our ancestral lands, water and air.
  2. Kistehihtowin (Respect) – We treat everyone with dignity and respect
  3. Sakihtowin (Love) – We are kind, compassionate and love ourselves and others.
  4. Tapwewin (Truth) – We are honest and truthful in all our decision making.

Partnerships between students, their families and NEA are essential in promoting life-long learning in the intellectual, traditional, spiritual, emotional and physical domains. We foster a safe and respectful environment in which every person within NEA can learn and grow while taking responsibility for their contribution to this essential relationship.

NEA incorporates four approaches into our philosophy:

  1. The Culturally Holistic Approach
  2. The Personalized Student Learning Approach
  3. The Effective Partnerships Approach
  4. The Safe School Approach

By implementing these four approaches, NEA students will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Each of us has the responsibility to ensure the success of our students. Students, parents/guardians, volunteers, community members, teachers and other staff members are all a part of this important educational relationship.

The Culturally Holistic Approach

A guiding principle is that of the traditional teachings of the Maskwacîs Cree. We endeavour to instill these teachings throughout the school community, by celebrating our culture and encouraging a sense of belonging. We strive to partner with parents and community to develop within each student the ability to take personal responsibility and to become positive contributing members of society. In doing so, we Honor, Promote and Live our Traditional values.

The Personalized Student Learning Approach

Our schools are directed by a local school board, operated by an administration team, funded by the Federal Government, and accredited by Alberta Education. We are an inclusive school system allowing all students the opportunity to be successful. Our expectation is that all students will graduate from their program. NEA strives to indigenize the Alberta Program of Studies, making it more culturally relevant for our students.

The Effective Partnerships Approach

Students, parents/guardians, teachers and staff, volunteers and community members are all essential to an effective educational relationship. We must maintain positive partnerships to ensure that the learning environment meets the needs of our students and guides them towards becoming respectful and responsible members of society. The adults in the students’ lives must be the role models to help them attain this goal.

The Safe School Approach

Teachers have the right to teach, students have the right to learn, no one has the right to interfere with these two rights. For more information about our four approaches, please review the NEA Student Handbook here.

Vision & Mission

“Our vision is to create proud, successful, independent Nipisihkopahk students that respect nehiyaw pimatisiwin. Our mission is to provide quality academic and cultural education for all students in a safe environment, conducive to learning.”

We, the Nipisihkopahk Education Authority are guided by these values:

  1. Tapokeyihtamowin (faith) – We believe and have faith in a Creator who gave us life, natural laws and our ancestral lands, water and air.
  2. Kistehihtowin (Respect) – We treat everyone with dignity and respect
  3. Sakihtowin (Love) – We are kind, compassionate and love ourselves and others.
  4. Tapwewin (Truth) – We are honest and truthful in all our decision making.

Partnerships between students, their families and NEA are essential in promoting life-long learning in the intellectual, traditional, spiritual, emotional and physical domains. We foster a safe and respectful environment in which every person within NEA can learn and grow while taking responsibility for their contribution to this essential relationship.

NEA incorporates four approaches into our philosophy:

  1. The Culturally Holistic Approach
  2. The Personalized Student Learning Approach
  3. The Effective Partnerships Approach
  4. The Safe School Approach

By implementing these four approaches, NEA students will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Each of us has the responsibility to ensure the success of our students. Students, parents/guardians, volunteers, community members, teachers and other staff members are all a part of this important educational relationship.

The Culturally Holistic Approach

A guiding principle is that of the traditional teachings of the Maskwacîs Cree. We endeavour to instill these teachings throughout the school community, by celebrating our culture and encouraging a sense of belonging. We strive to partner with parents and community to develop within each student the ability to take personal responsibility and to become positive contributing members of society. In doing so, we Honor, Promote and Live our Traditional values.

The Personalized Student Learning Approach

Our schools are directed by a local school board, operated by an administration team, funded by the Federal Government, and accredited by Alberta Education. We are an inclusive school system allowing all students the opportunity to be successful. Our expectation is that all students will graduate from their program. NEA strives to indigenize the Alberta Program of Studies, making it more culturally relevant for our students.

The Effective Partnerships Approach

Students, parents/guardians, teachers and staff, volunteers and community members are all essential to an effective educational relationship. We must maintain positive partnerships to ensure that the learning environment meets the needs of our students and guides them towards becoming respectful and responsible members of society. The adults in the students’ lives must be the role models to help them attain this goal.

The Safe School Approach

Teachers have the right to teach, students have the right to learn, no one has the right to interfere with these two rights. For more information about our four approaches, please review the NEA Student Handbook here.

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