Diamond Jenness Secondary School was opened in September of 1973, replacing the Federal School on Vale Island. The building was designed by Douglas Cardinal who also designed Grande Prairie Regional College and the Museum of Civilization in Quebec. Our school was named after Diamond Jenness, a New Zealand born, Canadian anthropologists, who spent many years in the Northwest Territories studying Inuit Cultures. The purple colour of the building was chosen via a student body vote.

Our School: A Brief History

environment that inspires all students to achieve excellence in their pursuit of life long learning.

Our Mission Statement

Diamond Jenness Secondary School will provide a safe, caring and vibrant learning

Contact Us

Diamond Jenness Secondary School

58 Woodland Drive

Hay River, NT

X0E 0R7

Phone: 867-874-6538

Fax: 867-874-3163

About Our School

Our Region: South Slave

Diamond Jenness Secondary School is located in the South Slave Region and as such, it is a part of the South Slave Divisional Education Council school board. There are five communities in this region including Fort Smith, Fort Resolution, Lutsel Ke, and Ktlodche First Nation and Hay River. Each community in the South Slave Region is headed by their DEA or District Education Authority.