School and Education


SCHOOL YEAR 2020 – 2021

Kinomaugewgamik Elementary School is located on Shawanaga First Nation. The school accommodates students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 in two classrooms.

There are currently 19 students enrolled in the Kinomaugewgamik elementary school this 2019-2020 school year. The school follows the Ontario curriculum and has incorporated the First Nation Student Success Program which provides additional support and cultural opportunities for students including arts and crafts, working with Elders, learning about the history of Shawanaga, traditional outdoor activities like snowshoeing and canoeing as well as skiing and skating at nearby facilities, cooking classes and a music program. After grade 5, Shawanaga students are bussed to Nobel Public School in Parry Sound. High school students attend Parry Sound high school.

There are approximately 15 students attending Nobel Public School, and 10 students attending Parry Sound High School. Shawanaga First Nation provides funding and support for post-secondary students as well. Most years, the Education department supports between 15 and 20 students studying full or part time at colleges and universities across Ontario as well as other locations in Canada and around the world..

The Shawanaga First Nation Education Department Administration Office is open for your personal assistance:

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Feel free to call or fax us:
telephone: 705-366-2029
fax: 705-366-2013

Shawanaga First Nation Education Department
c/o Kinomaugewgamik Elementary School
2 Church Street R R #1 Nobel, ON  P0G 1G0

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Shawanaga First Nation Education Department Staff:

  1. Lucia Weatherley, Administration
  2. Robert Finlay, Junior Kindergarten to Grade 2 Teacher
  3. Tracy Pawis , Education Assistant
  4. Lynsey Bialkowski, Grade 3 to 5 Teacher
  5. Leslie Ramsay, Special Education/Native Language Teacher
  6. Darlene Pawis, Custodial/Support Staff
  7. Cindy Eagle, Shawanaga Bus Driver

The Education Department involves students from the Early Year ages up to an including post-secondary education. Early Years host children from ages 0 to pre-school, which helps the transition to elementary school. The Shawanaga Kinomaugewgamik Elementary school has children in Junior Kindergarten up to Grade 5. Shawanaga First Nation students travel to Parry Sound for Grades 6 to 12.

Shawanaga Post-Secondary Students:

Post-secondary education funding is reviewed in the month of May each year. The post-secondary education funding application is attached here for interested parties. Deadline for receipt of applications is no later than May 1st, annually. If you require any further information on this please contact the Education Administration Office.

You can download an application today:

Download the application

Please note: that Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada has posted a Post-Secondary Education section for students on their website.

Please check out the link below for further useful information:

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Dear Parents & Community Members of Shawanaga First Nation:

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NSL – Instructors May 2020: