Donald Ahmo School


Every Donald Ahmo School student will achieve personal and professional success and become a responsible and dynamic citizen.


Our mission is to provide an excellent, inclusive, and meaningful education for all students. Each student will be expected to succeed according to their capabilities and preferred educational goals. Each student will be treated with respect, pride, equip with the tools to be a lifelong learner, and guided to effectively function as a productive member of a society.



A major part of your life concerns your attitudes toward yourself and others and how you feel as a result of those attitudes. Fulfillment in your attitudes can contribute to leading a satisfying and successful life.


Regular attendance at school is vital to help children achieve and get the best possible start in life.


Academics help to prepare you for the real world. You learn to read, write, solve math problems, all of which you are going to need in the future. It opens up doors to the world around you. We learn in order to better ourselves – to become all we can and to realize our potential.

The Role of Donald Ahmo School Principal

The new principal of Donald Ahmo principal has five (5) core responsibility that he wanted to achieve, to wit:

  1. Establishing the Vision, Mission, and Values. By establishing the vision, it will serve as the guiding light to where the school direction would be. The mission of the school will support in ensuring that the vision is achieved. The values of the school are some of the concrete steps or measures in achieving both vison and the mission.
  2. Creating a safe and caring environment for all students, staff, and parents and guardians. As a principal, it is my responsibility to make sure that there are written policies for all staff and a Parents/Guardians-Students Handbook. To be effective, these policies must be signed and endorsed by the local Chief and Council. Written policies that must serve as the regulatory tool for all stakeholders to respect and follow.
  3. Allowing the staff, students, and parents/guardians to grow. As a school leader, the principal must allow the stakeholders (staff, students, and parents/guardians) to grow by becoming partners in running the day-to-day operations of the school. Some examples would be – providing in-service and sending staff for Professional Developments to enhance one’s skills; allowing the students to analyze and solve personal issues amicably; inviting parents/guardians and elders to become actively involved in their child/ward education, as well as becoming a member of the School Advisory Committee.
  4. Improving Instruction. One of the goals of providing in-service and by sending staff to various trainings and workshops is for the individuals to focus on improving the quality of instruction. High expectations are expected to all staff (teachers and support staff) and students. Research-based strategies and respecting diversity are the two essential requisites for engaging the students to actively participate in their learning.
  5. Improving school leadership. It is my philosophy in life that in order for the school staff to respond to the call of the one leading the organization is for the leader to walk the talk – by being a role model for all. I could not expect my staff to do something or obey rules if I myself would not do it or follow the rule. Making small steps on a day-to-day basis would someday result to a bigger and better outlook in the school environment.

School Personnel for the School Year 2016-2017

Teaching Staff:

  • Ayo, Ferdinand – Principal
  • Morrisseau, Beverly – Vice Principal
  • Germino, Kevin John – Special Education/Resource
  • Beardy, Ardele – Kindergarten
  • Roulette, Denise – Grade 1
  • Roulette, Rita – Grade 2
  • Morrisseau, Beverly – Grade 3 and 4
  • Roulette, Christopher – Grade 5
  • Arigo, Keith – Grade 6
  • Morrisseau, Jeanette – Grade 7 and 8
  • Ayo, Paul – Physical Education and Health Education

Support Staff:

  • Ahmo, Jennifer
  • Bonner, Louis
  • Cutlip, Amanda
  • Desjarlais, Edward
  • Eastman, Arnold
  • McDonald, Henry
  • McDonald, Tracy
  • McDonald, Trevor
  • Moar, Loretta
  • Moar, Patricia
  • Moar, Sharon
  • Smith, Wendy
  • Spence, Samara

Current Programs:

  • Kindergarten – full day
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Computer Class
  • Library Class
  • Special Education
  • Physical Education/Health Education
  • Helping Hands - Breakfast Program
  • Helping Hands - Lunch Program
  • After-school Activities:
    • Drum Group
    • Pow Wow Group
    • Math Club
    • Fiddle Program
    • Guitar Club
    • Gym Nights (EY, MY, and Community)
    • Science Fair
    • Festival of Arts
    • Performing Arts Club
    • Fundraising  (BINGO, canteen on school events)
    • Professional Development
  • School Bus
  • Elders in the School
  • Teachers Mentorship

Future Programs:

  • Nursery (AM and PM)
  • Split Class for Grade’s 3 and 4
  • Split Class for Grade 7 and 8
  • Home Economics
  • Industrial Arts
  • Life Skills
  • Native Studies – Native Language and Outdoor Education
  • Guidance and or Mental Counseling
  • Music Program
  • High School
  • Adult Education
  • Cosmetology

Contact Information

Box 91 Crane River, Manitoba R0L 0M0
Phone: 1-204-732-2548
Fax: 1-204-732-2753

Principal: Mr. Ferdinand Ayo
Vice Principal: Ms. Beverly Morrisseau
Student Enrollment: 113
Grade: Kindergarten to Grade 8
Staff Population: 18

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