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

Address: Box 236 Yellowknife NT X1A 2N2

What's Happening

Regular Board Meeting: 13-Jun-17

The Regular Board meeting is coming up. Date:  Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Time:  7:00 p.m. Locati...

Finalized School Calendar for 2017-2018

Please click here to view the Letter from the Superintendent regarding the finalized school calendars for 2017/2018. I...

Regular Board Meeting: 14-Feb-17

Please join YK1 Trustees for the Regular monthly Board Meeting: Date:  Tues., February 14, 2017 Time:...

Thank you for your feedback!

YK1 would like to thank all parents who responded to the school calendar survey.  We were impressed by the overwhelming...

Marking the tragedy in the City of Quebec

YK1, along with other agencies, will be lowering their flags to half-mast to mark the tragic events which took place in...

Important calendar dates for 2017-2018

YK1 has been unable to finalize their school calendar as of yet.  This is due to the unsettled issue surrounding the Me...

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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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