An Advanced Placement School

Smudging in Schools


What is Smudging?

Smudging is a cleansing ceremony practiced by Indigenous peoples;

People smudge certain regalia, such as drums, themselves, room/area, and other items;

Participation in smudging is voluntary – if you do not wish to or are unable to

participate in smudging, you may step back or not stand up.

One or more of the natural plant medicines are burned: Tobacco, Cedar, Sage, and Sweet grass;

Smudging happens when hosting an Aboriginal community event, meeting and/or inviting Elder(s)/Knowledge Keepers or Aboriginal artist(s) to schools;

Why is a Smudging Conducted?

To bring about a sense of grounding, direction and connection;

To see, feel, think and act with clarity;

To help create a positive mindset;

To cleanse/purify a person, place or object of negative energies, feelings or thoughts.

How is a Smudging Conducted?

Natural medicine(s) will be burned in a natural vessel – clay bowl, abalone shell, etc.

A feather or hands are put in the smoke which is then brought onto the body;

Participants may remove any metal (rings, watches, glasses, etc.) prior to the smudging.

Open House - September 19th

Students and families, please join us!

Picture Day

PICTURES for staff and students will be taken on Tuesday, September 12th.

Watch student annoucements for ordering information.

Attendance Matters


School Zone Parking & Drop Off


Is My Child Too Sick To Attend School?

Not sure if your child should go to school when they are not feeling well?
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Students Return....

School is back in session Tuesday, September 5.
Students are to arrive at:
Grade 9:  8:30
Grade 10 to 12: 10:30
There are no CRP classes on the first day back.
Need to register for school?  Click here for registration forms and call FWJ at 306-523-3350 to set up an appointment.
Suggested Supplies:  binder, pencils, eraser, loose-leaf paper, colour coded dividers, pens, calculator, highlighter, ruler.  Phys-Ed:  runners, comfortable fitting shorts/sweats

Registration for 2017 - 2018

Click here to link to our school's registration forms.
Note:  The School's office is CLOSED August 7 to August 11

FWJ Class of 2017


We are so proud of all you have accomplished!


Wildcats in the News

To celebrate their graduation, the FWJ Class of 2017 paraded through the hallways of Judge Bryant, George Ferguson, Glen Elm and Henry Braun elementary schools on June 28th.  To learn more about the first annual grad walk, click below and visit our Instagram page.





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