Saddle Lake celebrates opening of Onchaminahos Elementary School

Saddle Lake recently celebrated the grand opening of Onchaminahos Elementary School, which replaces an elementary school which was built in the 1970s. The new school has large windows to allow for natural sunlight and features art by local artists. The building has space for over 533 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. It is designed to incorporate the Indigenous way of life and support land-based learning with gardens and outdoor tables as well as an outdoor classroom designed in a traditional circular formation. “Our children are so deserving of this place,” said Saddle Lake Education board member Candace Houle. “This is an amazing new structure… it is state-of-the-art. And what better way to invest in our future by providing a facility such as this.”

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