Takhini is a K-7 elementary school that has a proud heritage and place in the history of Yukon education. We take special pride in our school programs and innovative approaches to education. As a northern school, we have access to a wealth of nature and opportunities for land-based learning. We believe it is important for our students to build on their traditions and take part in programs that aim to create an even greater sense of community. We are the 24th Bee School in Canada and the 1st in the Yukon. We have big plans for our 1st year and our staff and students are buzzing with excitement.
Kwä̀nä̀schis (Thank You)
We have access to a wealth of nature. Many of our students are of 1st Nations ancestry and have strong connections to the land and land-based education. Our school is refocusing in 2019/2020 on more hands-on learning experiences and STEAM programming.
We propose the following initiatives.
-Create a pollinator garden on school grounds using local, native species of flora (Fireweed, Draba, Goldenweed, Tansy).
-Also we are looking into renting plots in a community garden to grow seasonal vegetables.
-Express an interest in wild captivity nesting box program.