A Flower Unfolding
Wi Wabigooni is an elementary school program of Winnipeg School Division, affiliated with Rossbrook House. It is an off-site classroom for aboriginal students in Grades 3-6 who thrive in a small environment/community. The program is administered as a classroom of Victoria Albert School. Services from the Child Guidance Clinic are available.
- 346 - 348 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. R3B 1T3.
- A renovated area of a printing shop with several small rooms.
- A large field, situated across the street, is used as a playground.
Victoria Albert School
- Students benefit from membership in the larger school community through access to library, gym, computer lab and special events at the main school.
- Students participate in a basketball league organised by Rossbrook House. It is made up of athletes from Victoria Albert, Rossbrook and Wi Wabigooni.
- There is room in the program for eighteen students in Grades 3-6, who are able to continue in the program for multiple years.
- Students must live within the boundaries of Winnipeg School Division.
- Referrals are made to the program from schools in the Winnipeg School Division, specifically inner city schools.
- Referrals are also received from parents. Parental referrals are priorized.
- The programming is based on the Manitoba Curriculum, with an emphasis on Language Arts and Math
- The students work in small groups or on individualized projects.
- The students are involved in preparing for our annual powwow with Rossbrook House, through dancing and creating beadwork for the outfits.
- Students have opportunities to participate in public speaking on various topics of interest to the school and Rossbrook House.
- Group guitar lessons are offered each week in conjunction with the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts.
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