School Spotlight
Phone: (867) 920-7260
Fax: (867) 669-7762

Address: Box 236 Yellowknife NT X1A 2N2

What's Happening

KDS Year End SlideShows online

We just posted all our Year-End SlideShows on our youtube channel.  They are linked to this site under Multimedia.  We...

KDS High School Broadening Our Horizons Europe Trip

KDS High School Broadening our Horizons Trip blog. Some Fabulous pictures of Europe. Check it out! http://kdsboh.weebly....

Good Readers

Check out our video made by Ms. Goodwin's class.  They know what a good reader is!

Bee Smart

Bee Movie.  Grade 1-3 students in Ms. Goodwin's class at Kalemi Dene School learned about bees. They wanted to share wh...

YK1 2016-2017 School Calendar - Final

Please click on the link to view the approved 2016-2017 School Calendar.

2015-2016 School Calendar Approved

The 2015-2016 School Calendar was approved at the March 10, 2015 Board meeting.  You can find the calendar at the link...

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About Us

Our new KDS Vision and Mission Statements are featured in the entrance foyer of our school.  They were approved at our last Ndilo Community Education Meeting on November 25, 2009.  Mahsi to our parents, families and community members who contributed to creating the vision and mission statements that will guide the future of education in our community school. 

KDS Vision Statement:


KDS Mission Statement:

"KDS is committed to providing quality education for our students by concentrating on four components of learning:

Language & Culture ~ Academics & Technology ~ Physical & Active Living ~ Dene Laws & Virtues Education"

Through the development of skills in these areas, students will grow and develop into  respectful, healthy, diligent, and strong Dene who will give back to their families, community and the North.  

School Philosophy:

At present, we are beginning our 13th year in operation:  2010-11.  This will be our second year in our brand new school building.  Our programming continues to operate from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  We teach our students that there are four key ingredients on the road to a successful education and life:

  1. Having a good attitude (being positive)
  2. Having a strong work ethic (diligence)
  3. Practicing perseverance (stick-to-it-iveness! Don’t give up, especially when the going gets tough!)
  4. And having integrity (doing the right thing when no one is watching, only Creator)


We are looking forward to a super year of school! We are especially proud of K’alemi Dene School, as “our school is more than just a school it is our family!” quote Stanley Mackenzie, KDS, Grade 3, June 2008.  Remember, if there are any questions or concerns; please do not hesitate to contact the school.


Extracurricular Activities

KDS Super Soccer

Congratulations to our junior KDS Lakers team!  They played hard and represented our community school well!  We are...



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