The School District of Whiteshell is the smallest and most unique school District in the province and we are proud of that fact. We are student-first thinkers. We value holistic development, work/life balance, individual accountability and social responsibility.
We Believe In:
Historically, our students outscore provincial averages in almost every strand of English Language Arts and Mathematics by 10% to 40%. Our learners excel in the classroom, while engaging in a variety of life-skills programming, sports and activities.
We have a full slate of higher level maths and science courses in addition to arts, music, photography, woodworking, bicycle maintenance, outdoor education, power mechanics, tourism, home economics, business, global issues and more…
Program Established: 2011
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term, Summer Camp, Winter Camp
Language(s) of Study: English
Total number of schools: 2
High schools for international students: 1
Total International Students: 6
International Students Accepted for Grades: 9-12 and post-graduate
Nearest Airport: Winnipeg (YWG)
Nestled along the shores of the Winnipeg River, in the beautiful town of Pinawa, The School District of Whiteshell offers an outstanding combination of quality education and balanced, healthy lifestyle opportunities for learners from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. Our town was purpose built only 50 years ago and boasts a rich history of internationalism.
International students come to us as “new family members”, rather than as numbers. We offer outstanding safety and security, interaction with teachers and fellow students on evenings and weekends, life experience in a true Canadian wilderness environment, educational and cultural ties to our aboriginal communities, and close proximity to our capital city and international airport.
For additional information about Pinawa, please visit: www.pinawa.com
Our key features include:
For additional information about Winnipeg, visit: www.city.winnipeg.mb.ca
We are early adopters of the Balanced School Day scheduling, allowing students time for daily, mid-morning Nutrition and Activity Breaks (NAB) to re-energize and re-focus their minds. Students are encouraged to use NAB time to explore new activities, hobbies, and the pursuit of interest-driven learning. NAB also provides leadership opportunities, multiage interaction, time for team practices and guidance for outdoor education. This program was granted Ministry of Education endorsement as an innovative approach to learning.
We offer a number of sports, arts, music, and creative pursuits to satisfy individual student passions, including but not limited to:
FACILITIES On-Site Or WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE:
Ski/ Bike Trails and More…
We believe in family first. We go to great lengths to ensure a safe and supportive environment for all students, recognizing that the “home fit” is a vital component to learning, cultural exchange and overall experiential success. We have homestay staff with many years of international boarding and homestay experience to ensure our quality standards and continuous improvement.
Our homestay staff work within the school setting and are easily accessible everyday as needed. In many cases, they have direct interaction with students in the academic environment. Our staff also live within the same community and frequently visit or host international students during activity events or special dinners to monitor progress in a natural way.
Entrance Dates: September, January, April
Application Deadlines: None
Application Fee: $200
Full Year Tuition Fee: $10,000
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $5,000
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: none
Homestay Monthly Fee: $700
Annual Health Insurance Fee: none
Annual Custodianship Fee: none
All funds are in Canadian dollars