About Us

The logo is enclosed in a circle that represents both the circle of life and the sacred drum. Education is like the circle in that it has no beginning and no end. Each day we have the opportunity to learn more about self and others. The circle also represents the four components of the individual, the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional, which must be in balance in order for the person to function effectively.

The open book represents the formal education of the child as they attend school. The teepee, which is secured in the pages of the book, indicates that education must be grounded in culture. The frame of the teepee is built with eight poles, each of which represents a community in the Dehcho that has a school. The poles meeting at the apex indicate the establishment of the Divisional Board, April 1990, which governs the educational programs in the division.

The river is the Dehcho that connects all of the communities. The river provides and sustains life for those who live along its shore. Like the river, education is available to all those who seek out the sustenance which it will provide.

The mountains, like education, represent a challenge. In accepting the challenge one assumes its tremendous demands. It perhaps means facing discouragement and disappointments along the way, but it is through overcoming and pressing on to reach the summit that fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment can be appreciated. It is from here that one is able to view the path covered and look upon the many new opportunities that are now available. Reaching one summit often reveals another higher peak that offers another challenge to those who will accept.

Our Schools

Bompas Elementary School

Box 499, Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0

Principal: Kelley Andrews-Klein

Phone: 867-695-2609
Fax: 867-695-2639


Charles Tetcho School

BOX 60, Trout Lake, NT X0E 1Z0

Principal: Steven MacFadyen

Phone: 867-206-2242
Fax: 867-206-2516


Charles Yohin School

General Delivery, Nahanni Butte, NT X0E 0N0

Principal: Terry Davidson

Phone: 867-602-2200
Fax: 867-602-2202


Chief Julian Yendo School

General Delivery, Wrigley, NT X0E 1E0

Principal: Blair Sellars

Phone: 867-581-3401
Fax: 867-581-3131


Deh Gah Elementary & Secondary

Box 320, Fort Providence, NT X0E 0L0

Principal: Lois Philipp
Vice-Principal: Jeremy Kielstra

Phone: 867-699-3131 or 3501
Fax: 867-699-3525


Echo Dene School

General Delivery, Fort Liard, NT X0G 0A0

Principal: Bradley Carrier

Phone: 867-770-4486
Fax: 867-770-3300


Kakisa Lake School

Box 4426, Hay River, NT X0E 1G3

Principal: Gregory Reardon

Phone: 867-825-2026
Fax: 867-825-2905


Louie Norwegian School

General Delivery, Jean Marie River, NT X0E 0N0

Principal: Kent Bratton

Phone: 867-809-2030
Fax: 867-809-2071


Thomas Simpson School

Box 252, Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0

Principal: Sherri Thomson

Phone: 867-695-3320
Fax: 867-695-3330




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