View the excellent blog about Flat Stanley's visit to O'Chiese School in the Events drop down menu titled Flat Stanley Visits

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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

   

 

 

 

Photos taken June 2, 2016  

See the inside of the new school in the drop down menu New School Construction and click on Construction June 2016

Harmony Park: School Playgrounds

For more pictures click on New School Construction in the menu bar and the drop down menus to see the new playgrounds, inside construction and the gymnasium

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Early Registration
O'Chiese School is accepting early registration for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.  We will need a copy of student's FN Status and/or Health Card.  Please feel free to stop by during the regular school hours 9:00 - 4:00 Monday to Thursday and 9:00 - 12:00 noon on Fridays.  Thank you and we look forward to welcoming students on the first day of school on Tuesday, August 30th.

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VALUE STATEMENT

At O’Chiese Education Authority, our future knowledge keepers will be educated in a respectful,
responsible environment by a dedicated staff that is compassionate; ensuring the dignity,
individuality and diversity of all students.

 

O’Chiese First Nation School
P.O. Box 337
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
T4T 1A3
Phone: 403-989-3911
Fax: 403-989-2122

 
 

Directions to O’Chiese from Drayton Valley

  1. If you go to Drayton Valley take the 620 from Drayton, pass Lodgepole and then to the Brazeau Dam.
  2. At the dam you are going to drive about 15 minutes on that road and then need to turn left. It isn't well marked, but there is a sign on the left hand side saying welcome to O'Chiese First Nation and there is a house on the corner.
  3. You will drive all the way through the reserve, looking for a cell phone tower, this lit cell phone tower is at the school.
  4. Once you see that, there will a be clearing just afterward, and on the right, there will be a road, and if you look up the hill, you will see the school.
  5. You will need to make the right hand turn to get to the school.

Directions from Rocky Mountain House to O’Chiese

  1. Coming in on the 11 from Red Deer, going West, after you cross the bridge across the North Saskatchewan, there will be a right hand turn at a non-stopping intersection with a sign directing to O'Chiese (756). It is towards Crimson Lake Provincial Park.
  2. Drive down the 756 until it turns to gravel.
  3. Just before the gravel, there will be a sign directing you to turn left to O’Chiese.
  4. Drive down this dirt road for about 20 minutes.
  5. You will see the cell phone tower, but before you get to it, there will be a clearing and a left hand turn.
  6. Up the hill you will see the school and store.
  7. You will need to make the right hand turn to get to the school.

Should you desire, the longer route which is all paved except for 13km from Sunchild to O’Chiese is another route from Rocky Mountain House to O’Chiese.

  1. Coming in on the 11 from Red Deer, going West, after you cross the bridge across the North Saskatchewan, there will be a left hand turn at a non-stopping intersection with a sign directing to O'Chiese. It is towards Crimson Lake Provincial Park (#756). DO NOT TAKE THIS FIRST TURN
  2. Drive approximatly 20 minutes West on #11 (David Thompson Highway). You will pass Chambers Creek Provincial Recreation area.
  3. You will eventually see another sign directing you to O’Chiese and Sunchild First Nations. This road is locally known as the Sunchild Road. Turn right onto the Sunchild Road.
  4. You will drive another approximate 20 minutes on the Sunchild Road. Eventually you will see numerous signs directing you into Sunchild First Nation, and the Sunchild store is on the corner.
  5. Turn right into Sunchild First Nation at this location. (The Sunchild Road is marked on the below map. It is the pink road that runs up the page towards the marked First Nations and has the 10 beside it. Where the 10 is located, you are required to turn into Sunchild First Nation).
  6. You will drive through Sunchild for approximately 13 kilometers .You will pass a sign that directs you to turn left to Sunchild School, do not take this turn. Keep driving as we are the to O’Chiese First Nation School which is located on the top of a very steep hill and on your left hand side.

O’Chiese Education Authority will deliver quality educational programs
based on the Alberta Education Curriculum, respectful of the Saulteaux Language and Culture within a safe and caring learning environment, ensuring
First Nation student success.

Last Updated: July 14, 2016