Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa
Karonhianonhnha Tsi Ionterihwaiensthakwa School is the aoskon Kanien’keha immersion school with an enrolment of approximately 200 students in Nursery through grade six classes. The school also houses the Kanien’keha Owen:na Otiohkwa Curriculum Center which is responsible for developing, producing, distributing and evaluating all Kanien’keha materials used in all Kahnawake Education Center community schools.
Karonhianonhnha Tsi Ionterihwaiensthakwa School offers students a culturally based academic program. In Nursery to grade four students receive instruction in Kanien’keha in all the core academics. The grade five and six program is primarily an English as a Second Language program with Kanien’keha Language maintenance and French is a third language of instruction. In order to ensure successful transition for students French is now being introduced in grade four.
In addition to academics students are engaged in extra curricular activities in art, native crafts, traditional singing, reading remediation and sports programs.
Tsi Nahò:ten Ionkwaterihwaién:ni
Ioterihwíson ne Karonhianónhnha tsi Ionteríhwaienstáhkhwa tsi eniakhirì:wawa’se ne ratiksa’okón:’a ne ahòn:ronke ne Kanien’kéha tánon ahtiweientéhta’ne tsi niionkwarihò:ten’s, ó:nen ki’ tho nentewe tsi tiotkonhón:we enkatátie ne onkwawén:na tánon tsi niionkwarihò:ten’s. Entiakwateweién:ton tsi eniakhirihónnien ne ahatihiatonhseraientéhta’ne, ó:nen ki’ né:’e ia’tenkarihwaién:take tsi nahò:ten enhonhaterièn:tarake, ne iahontahsónteren ahonterì:waienste.
The mission of Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa is to foster an environment where our children can learn Kanien’kéha language and traditions so as to ensure our language and culture will continue to exist. We will provide a quality education geared to the development of each child to the fullest in the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to further their education.