This award is open to all 5-12 year old Mi'kmaq children of Nova Scotia. The first place winner receives a trophy and $250.00, second place receives a trophy and $175.00, and third place receives a trophy and $125.00. If you have or know of a child who has made an achievement in any of the following categories: Sports, School, Humanitarian, Environmental efforts, etc., please open and complete the application form.
Also attached is an application for the Sammy Gehue Grade 12 Graduate Scholarship. One $750.00 Scholarship will be awarded. Please open the application file for more information on eligibility criteria and to apply.
ESK Immersion extends sincere gratitude to entrepreneur and school parent, Mona Morris for selecting our school as the receipient in her honor of a $100 contribution made by the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce. Mona was a guest speaker at their annual gala and to show their appreciation, they have made a donation to our school. 'I'm very proud that this is the first Mi'kmaq immersion school ever. I'd love for them to enjoy the money for Mi'kmaq school functions in Mi'kmaq crafts for students."
Kindergartenaq ltu'titl pa'nke'ksl wjit Shrove Tuesday
ESK Immersion hosted a Mawiomi on the Castle Bay Ballfield on Friday, June 16. The weather was just right for dancing. We had guests from near and far as far as Guetemala. We also had lots of photo ops including from the sky from a drone operated by a guest who was writing a story about our community. Students danced to the drum led by male head dancer, Pasmay Doucette, Jr.male head dancer, Zacc Doucette, and Jr.female head dancer Callie Stevens. Emcee Calvin Stevens did a great job emceeing his first powwow. After a morning of dancing, students and guests participated in the giveaway and a feast to end the Mawiomi. Thanks to the Powwow committee and all staff and volunteers for a great day to celebrate our culture.
Photos can be seen at the photo gallery section of the website.
ESK Immersion welcomes Damaris Stevens as a full time cook for the school cafeteria to provide food services for the school lunch program starting in the fall of 2017. Welcome aboard Damaris!
On Friday, May 5th Terry and his son Luke came to the school to demonstrate his traditional handcarved tools as part of the Legends Project. Wela'liek Terry! The students enjoyed the demonstration of tools used in hunting, fishing and making a living such as a basketmaking.
Congratulations to Grade 1 student Roenik Stevens who place 2nd overall in the MK Regional Science fair hosted by Mi'kmawey School, Potlotek First Nation on April 18. Welukwen Roenik!
Mr. Joe Googoo. an avid trapper, hunter and fisherman came to share his knowledge and experience with our students. Joe demonstrated several different traps for different types of game. He also showed the students how to start a fire with a flint and cooked smelts over the fire. Every student tasted the smelts, some students liked it more than others and asked for a second helping. Thanks for Mr. Calvin Stevens for inviting Mr.Googoo to the school. It was an interesting day for learning valuable lessons.