Wagalus School

The Kwakiutl Band operates a certified band operated school providing grades preschool to grade seven. Professionally staffed, the school offers a fully accredited course of instruction, with an excellent student to teacher ratio. The school offers language instruction as well as other culturally related programming in addition to the regular BC curriculum.

Wagalus Staff and Students are guided each day by the following Kwakiutl teachings:

  • Maya'xala - respect for self, others, our school and everything
  • Hutłilala - listen
  • Wa'la - stop
  • Salt'idas - calm yourself, be still
  • Dałaxa ik noke' - carry a good heart

Wagalus Elementary School 

116 Eagle Place
P.O. Box 1440
Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0
Phone: 250-949-5725
Fax: 250-949-5725 


Office Staff 

Donna Cranmer - Principal
Liz Caldwallader - Secretary/Receptionist 


Teaching Staff 

Pat Dawson Hunt - Grades 4/5/6/7
Carole Ford - Preschool
Tanya Hunt - Grades 2/3
Verna Hunt - K5/1
Dorothy Nelson - Grades 2/3
Ema Sheena - Cultural Teacher All Grades 


Support Staff 

Nadine Cook - Education Assistant
April Hunt - Education Assistant
Davina Hunt - Education Assistant
Hutch Hunt - Maintenance/Janitor
Theresa Johnson - Education Assistant
Joanne Ranger - Bus Driver