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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Student body is approx 75 students; will accommodate 120 students 
  • Newly-built school facility has an area of 1,760 sq meters
Description (Service) Administers a public on-reserve school for elementary and junior high school students 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from Junior Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 8; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education 
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course 
  • Offers a computer lab, gym, community kitchen and public library  
  • Provides a daily breakfast to students  
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities  
  • Maintains playgrounds, baseball field, and outdoor skating rink  
  • Allows the school gymnasium to be used for various community events
Special Education 
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties 
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
Hours School: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm 
Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Aroland First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Aroland First Nation regardless of age 
Special Education 
Any child with special needs and/or learning difficulties
Application Gymnasium 
Call school during regular hours to make arrangements for use of gymnasium for community events
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-329-5470
Fax 807-329-5472
Primary Contact Bill Beaucage, Principal; Email:
Site Location Settlement is located 60 km N of Geraldton, then 20 km W of Nakina on Hwy 643
Located In Community Aroland First Nation
Address Hwy 643
Aroland, ON P0T 1B0
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Mailing Address c/o Johnny Therriault Memorial School 
PO Box 40 
Aroland First Nation 
Aroland, ON P0T 1B0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2007
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)