The Wilp Si Wilaxsinsxwhl Simgigyet (Chief’s House of Learning) was opened on September 23, 1989. At that time the school was the first and only Gitksan Immersion School in the province of British Columbia. In 1990 the Gitwangak Education Society was incorporated as a society. They began to administer the school and the curricula development. The following year the Gitwangak Education Society opened up theWilp Si Satima (House of New Beginning), also referred to as the Adult Basic Education.