Ecole Sir John Franklin High School

Yellowknife Education District No. 1

Box 1200, 4701 52 Ave., Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N8 Ph: (867) 669-0773 Attendance Line: (867) 873-7339 Fax: (867) 873-3630 Email:

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Congratulations to all of our graduating students! Grad ceremony takes place June 29th at 2:30pm at the Multiplex. For a list of our graduating students click here.

We are so proud of our graduating Indigenous students! For pics of the Indigenous Honour Ceremony that took place on Saturday, June 10th click here



Track & Field

Sir John Franklin won Most Sportsmanlike, Grand Aggregate and School Grand Aggregate at the 2017 Track and Field Championships in Hay River last week! We also had several athletes reach the podium - congratulations to Emmanuel Lamvu, Kea Furniss, Nicolas Bennet, Sarah du Plessis, Linnea Stephenson, and Shannon Ferreira!  Click here for more Track & Field pics!


Check out our newest inductees to our
Athletics Hall of Fame!


Principal's Message
June 2017

The month of June is busy for Sir John. Classes are coming to an end on Friday, June 16th and exams are just around the corner. The Part A Diploma Exams will begin June 15th, 2017. Students are expected to have all of their assignments handed in by then. On Friday, June 2nd Sir John held its 2nd Annual Athletic Hall of Fame. Our newest inductees have been very successful in their chosen sport. This year our inductees were Kerry Galusha, Laurene Head and Bill Burlington. The Student Council organized this year’s 31 Hour Famine where 100 students raised over $6,164.60. The money raised will be given to the Sir John Kenya Project and Yellowknife Food Rescue. Great job, Sir John! On Monday, June 5th we celebrated many of our student’s achievements throughout the school year. See inside for pictures of some of the our Falcons recieving awards. For more pictures see the Sir John flickr account. The Indigenous Honour Ceremony takes place on Saturday, June 10th at 1:00pm. This ceremony is very unique in recognizing our indigenous graduates in a traditional way and Sir John is very proud to be a part of it. École Sir John Franklin’s GRAD 2017 will take place on Thursday, June 29th. Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who work so hard to make this day a success. Congratulations to Sir John Vice-Principal, Al McDonald on being inducted in the NWT Education Hall of Fame during a ceremony on June 1st. This recognition comes at the end of Al’s career with YK1 since he’s retiring after 40 years! Other staff members that are retiring are Pam Monkman and Leo Ehrenberg. We wish them the best of luck. We also say goodbye to a few teachers who are leaving Sir John: Shaun Doherty is moving to NJ, Cynthia Roach is moving to Mildred Hall, Michelle Chenard will be spending one year with ECE and Kate Powless is on maternity leave and will be returning for Semester 2. Sir John will miss them! Most of our Sir John events are coordinated by our dedicated staff and parents. Thank you to those who go above and beyond and put so much work in ensuring our events run smoothly all year long. Throughout the year, Sir John is very fortunate to receive guests to speak to classes and sometimes to teach a specialized and/or traditional skill. This year we saw an abundance of guests come through the school and we are very thankful to each of them. Another wonderful school year comes to an end with still so much going on. Stay informed by checking out our website and Facebook page.

Mr. Dean MacInnis, Principal




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2nd Annual Athletics Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Sir John alumni Kerry Galusha, Laurene Head and Bill Burlington who were inducted into the Sir John H...

Cager 2017

March Madness got started with the Senior Cager Basketball tournament in Yellowknife from March 2-5th. The Falcons compe...

2017-18 Falcon Sport School Application Process


Fine Arts

Beauty and the Beast

In the fall, Sir John's drama department will be presenting 'Beauty and the Beast' Click here for more details.

Music News

YK1 celebrated with music on May 25 with the Music Showcase concert held at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre. Our s...

Music news

The school band, SJF Unplugged, competed in the Yellowknife Music Festival and received a GOLD standing! The adjudicator...



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