Welcome to the Nelnah Bessie John School website!
Our school is located on the traditional territory of the White River First Nation and was named after respected White River First Nation elder and Native Language teacher, Nelnah Bessie John. At NBJS we believe in family, community and cultural connections. We are a small school in the Yukon Territory. You can find us along the picturesque Alaska Highway. Our community is very close to the Canada/USA border crossing and we are the most westerly community in Canada…18 degrees west of Vancouver. Please check out our photo gallery to see our community, school and activities.
Important Dates and Times:
School starts 8:45 a.m.
Lunch 12-1 p.m.
End of day 3:28 p.m.
School Breakfast for January (8:30 am - 9am, parents are encouraged to attend!): 14th, 24th & 28th
School Council Meeting Wednesday January 16th at 6pm at the school.
NO SCHOOL for students Friday January 25th
Student led portfolios & Parent/Teacher Interviews Tuesday February 5th 1 - 3:30
Parent meeting for summer school trip Tuesday February 12th at 6pm at the school. (**This meeting is IMPORTANT to attend to have details/cost/etc.)
NO SCHOOL - HERITAGE DAY - Friday February 22nd
Information on the water issues in Yukon schools can be found at www.education.gov.yk.ca/water-testing.html