Moose Factory Ministik School is a public school of the Ontario Government in collaboration with Moose Cree First Nation. As a public school, we are governed by provincial guidelines, policies and legislation, such as; the Education Act of Ontario, and we collaborate with the Moose Cree Education Authority to provide culturally appropriate programming (Native as a Second Language, Outdoor Education, Aborogonal Education Day celebrations, Elders in the Classrooms, Native Artists in the Classroom, Pimooteewin: The Journey, and visiting Native Artsists from the Ontario Arts Council) in the school including visiting elders who share their experience ,skills, history and culture with the students and a $20,000.00 Aboriginal Education Program which is funded annually by MFNI (Ministry Branch) involving community members, staff, students and local resource persons, many of whom are volunteers throughout the year.
Ministik Public School opened its doors September 8, 1984 and recently celebrated 25 years of education in the area. The provincial riding is Cochrane N.E. and we are 300km from Cochrane, Ontario.
Access to the Island is by motorized canoes, barge, helicopters during freeze-up and break-up and accessible by ice road in the winter. Access to the mainland Moosonee is by rail 5 days a week and by commercial airplane.
K1, K2, K3, Grades 1A, 1B, 2A, 2/3, 3B, 4A, 5A, 5B, 6, 7 and 8. We have 18 teachers on staff; 14 Classroom Teachers, 2 Cree Teachers, a Physical Education Teacher and a Special Education Resource Teacher. Currently there are 280 students registered on the Nominal Roll. Most students are of aboriginal descent. The Pupil/Teacher ratio in Junio/Intermediate (Grades 4 to 8) is 22:1 which is excellent.
2 Secretaries, 1 Bus Driver, 3 Custodians and a Maintenance Supervisor, 6 Teaching Assistants to work with students