Whycocomagh Education Centre
50 Norman McLeod Road, PO Box 160
Tel: (902) 756-2441
Fax: (902) 756-3882
Welcome to Whycocomagh Education Centre!
Here at Whycocomagh Education Centre we have students from grades pre-primary to eight with an enrollment of 170 students. Currently our school is involved in a provincial initiative called "The Student Success Plan". The SSP focuses on three goals: Literacy, Mathematics and Student Wellness. Achieving these goals is a combined effort from students, teaching staff, administration, support staff and parents.
At WEC we strive to achieve Academic Excellence and we incorporate environmental initiatives in our curriculum as often as we can. We follow the recycling and composting guidelines for the County; we try to keep our school yard free of litter; students are involved in a flower planting/beautifying project every spring and our students also have the benefit of other programs in our school which further enhances our environmental initiatives.
Our school offers Core French, Core Mi'kmaq and Core Gaelic language programs to students in grades four to eight. We have a number of sports teams: soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, track and softball. We have a school drama club as well as many other opportunities and groups in which students can share their skills and talents.
Whycocomagh Education Centre is located on the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes is surrounded by mountains. Canada Geese, along with other birds, are seen often on the Lake and eagles often visit in the trees around the school grounds.
School Mission/Vision Statement
Students learn on the basis of different learning styles and within the context of their values, beliefs and customs. Opportunities for interaction, modelling and hands-on activities contribute to student learning.
Population: 170 students
Grades: Pre-Primary - 8
Course and Program Offerings: All English Multi-subjects P-8, Core Gaelic 4-8, Core French 4-8, Core Mi'kmaq 4-8.
8:30 O' Canada – First Class Begins
10:00 Morning Recess
11:40-12:20 P-3 Lunch
12:10-12:50 4-8 Lunch
2:20 Afternoon Dismissal
2:25 Bus Departure