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2015 Public Exam Preparation Classes 8 week program

March 25, 2015

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be offering a 8 week Public Exam Preparation Program from April to June 2015. This program will be offered twice a week on Monday and Thursday evenings at Gonzaga High School, Smithville Crescent, St. John's. Classes will begin after the Easter Break.

Registration will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Gonzaga High School. Students can only register for one course and courses will be offered based on the overall level of student interest. Participants will be required to complete a registration form and the required fee of $185.00 per course will be paid during the first week of classes. No refunds will be issued after Monday, April 20, 2015.

Cash/Debit/Visa/Mastercard will be available. No cheques accepted. Registration form is attached below.

For further information please call Brenda Hickey at 758-2700.

See Attachment 


Attention Administrators

March 17, 2015

Information and registration details for the SAC 2015 conference taking place April 22-24, 2015 in Corner Brook can be found here.


Mental Heath Matters Conference

March 17, 2015

April 24 to 25, 2015, Holy Heart High School in St. John's will be hosting a student - led mental wellness conference, Mental Health Matters - from a whisper to a scream. Students from across the province will be attending to learn about mental wellness and to participate in hands-on learning.

Further information about the conference can be found in the attachment below.

See Attachment 


NOTICE: Public Exam Prep School to be Rescheduled

March 4, 2015

Please be advised that the public exam preparation school scheduled for tonight (March 4, 2015) at Gonzaga High School has been cancelled.

Further information on a new date will be provided in the coming days.


NOTICE: March 4th Meeting at Elizabeth Park Elementary Cancelled

March 4, 2015

Please be advised that the public consultation session scheduled to take place at Elizabeth Park Elementary this evening (Wednesday, March 4, 2015) has been cancelled. While numerous emails and surveys from both Elizabeth Park Elementary and Paradise Elementary have been received, no members of the school communities have elected to make a formal, in-person presentation to the Board of Trustees.

The Board is in the process of reviewing the submissions received in consideration of the upcoming trustee vote on March 12, 2015. The Board appreciates the views and opinions of our school communities and wishes to advise that feedback may still be provided for consideration via an online feedback form, email or mail.

Further information on how to provide feedback through these methods can be found here.


Notice for Paradise School Community Parents/Guardians

February 27, 2015

Please be advised that updated information is available on the proposed reconfiguration of the Paradise school system.

Two additional options have been provided for Holy Family Elementary and details can be viewed here.

Information about the proposed catchment changes for Elizabeth Park Elementary and Paradise Elementary can be viewed here.


Notice for Happy Valley-Goose Bay School Communities

February 23, 2015

Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24, 2015, bus service will recommence for all three schools.

While regular bus routes will be in effect, we do expect that due to road conditions there will be delays in the timing of stops. Please have your child dressed appropriately in the event their bus is experiencing delays.

As always, student safety is our priority and we encourage everyone to use caution while traveling to bus stops and while waiting for the bus. Where possible, we recommend parents/guardians provide supervision at bus stops.




NOTICE: Bus Service to Resume Monday for Southern Shore Schools

February 6, 2015

Please be advised that bus service for Baltimore School, Mobile Central High and St. Bernard's Elementary will resume the morning of Monday, February 9th with a new contractor.

Bus routes and bus stops will remain the same as it has been during the course of this school year.

In addition, regular drop-off times will resume at all three schools as of Monday as well.

The District and the school administrations would like to thank the school communities for their understanding and cooperation during the past week and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that may have been experienced.

Any questions on the resumption of bus service for Monday should be directed to the school administration.


NOTICE: Information for Parents/Guardians of Queen of Peace Middle School, Happy Valley-Goose Bay

February 5, 2015

Please find attached information on school opening and parking lot protocol for Queen of Peace Middle School in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

See Attachment 


NOTICE: Information for Parents/Guardians of Peacock Primary School, Happy Valley-Goose Bay

February 5, 2015

Please find attached information on school opening and parking lot protocol for Peacock Primary School in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

See Attachment 


UPDATE: Important Information for Parents/Guardians and Students in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

January 30, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We would like to inform you that in light of current road conditions and the impending weather of this weekend, it is likely that bus service may not be available on Monday, February 2.

If buses are not operating, Peacock Primary will not open. However, Mealy Mountain Collegiate and Queen of Peace Middle School may open without bus service.

Updates on school opening and bus service will be provided by schools through normal means on Monday morning.


Three NLESD principals named Canada's Outstanding Principals

January 27, 2015

Three Newfoundland and Labrador English School District principals have been named Canada's Outstanding Principals by The Learning Partnership.

Congratulations to:

To learn more, visit The Learning Partnership website HERE.


Board Meeting Highlights

January 21, 2015


The meeting highlights and presentation from the January 17 public board meeting are now available for viewing.

Click here to view.




NOTICE: Important Information for Parents/Guardians and Students in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

January 21, 2015

It is the intention of the District to have schools open for instruction when possible during the current labour situation.

If road conditions are such that buses cannot operate but weather conditions are fine, school will open for students without bus service.

If bus service is available, we do ask that students be prepared in the event delays occur due to slow driving and safe operating procedures.

In the event of adverse weather, a decision will be made about school opening in the morning as per normal practice.

All parents/guardians and students are advised to check for updates in the morning, as per their normal practice.

We also recognized that parents/guardians are in the best position to judge whether or not their child can safely travel to or from school or bus stops.


Late French Immersion Parent Information Session (Western Region)

January 19, 2015

There will be an information session regarding registration for the Late French Immersion Program September 2015 at Corner Brook Intermediate on Wednesday, January 28th. The session will be held at Corner Brook Intermediate in the library at 7pm. This program begins in grade 7. Therefore, parents of students in grade 6 in this current school year are particularly encouraged to attend.


NOTICE: NLESD Board of Trustees Public Meeting

January 13, 2015

The next public meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District Board of Trustees will take place on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The meeting will get underway at 9:30 a.m. at the District Conference Center, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's.


Late French Immersion Parent Information Sessions

January 12, 2015

There will be Late French Immersion Parent Information Sessions on:
  • Wednesday, January 14 at Macdonald Drive Junior High
  • Thursday, January 15 at Villanova Junior High

Sessions will begin at 7pm and are open to all parents who are interested in having their child attend Late French Immersion in September 2015.

See Attachment 


Skills Canada 2014 Results

December 22, 2014

Results of the 12th Annual Skills Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador Intermediate Challege can be found by clicking the attachment below.

See Attachment 


Board Meeting Highlights

December 4, 2014


The meeting highlights and presentation from the November 22 public board meeting are now available for viewing.

Click here to view.

 
 


The Director's Blog

November 21, 2014

The Director's blog entry for November, "Making Kindness a Priority", is now posted under the Director's Blog section. Click HERE to view.


NOTICE: NLESD Board of Trustees Public Meeting

November 19, 2014

The next public meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District Board of Trustees will take place on Saturday, November 22. The meeting will get underway at 9:30 a.m. at the District Conference Center, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's.


NOTICE: To Parents of Junior High and High Schools of the St. John's Metro Region

November 7, 2014

Parents/Guardians of junior high and high school students in the St. John's Metro region:

Please be advised that the District informed schools just after 10 a.m. on Friday, November 7th, that they had become aware of a concerning situation in the St. John's Metro region.

While there was no direct threat to any of our schools and no directive for a secure school mode to be enacted, the District requested schools ensure our doors were locked and that we kept students inside during recess until we received further information. By 11 a.m., the District had received notice from RNC that the concern had been addressed and advised school that the heightened level of vigilance was no longer necessary.

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your school's administration.


NOTICE: Eastern Health Investigating Case of Tuberculosis at St. John's Junior High School

November 6, 2014

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, operating on the advice of and in cooperation with Eastern Health, is advising of a confirmed case of tuberculosis in a Grade 9 student at Leary's Brook Junior High in St. John's.

For further information, please read the attached document from Eastern Health.

If you have further questions on the matter, you are asked to contact Eastern Health's information line at 752-4358 or toll free 1-877-752-4358.

See Attachment 


NOTICE: Topsail Road Lane Reduction

October 23, 2014

The City of Mount Pearl will be reducing traffic to one lane in each direction in the area of Topsail Road at Blackmarsh Road from October 25 to 27. As a result of this work, please note there may be some delays experienced on bus routes servicing Mary Queen of the World, St. Peter's Junior High and O'Donel High.

Thank you for your cooperation during this time.


Notice: Meeting of the Board of Trustees

October 16, 2014

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will take place on Monday, October 20, 2014. The meeting is open to the public and will take place at the District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's at 7:00 p.m.

The constitution of the board and the NLTA collective agreement will be discussed.

A copy of the draft constitution can be found below.

See Attachment 


NL Teachers Receive National Recognition

October 9, 2014


The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is proud to congratulate three teachers who have been recognized by national organizations this month.

Two educators from this province have been honoured with the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. Gregory Woolgar and Carol Roberts will receive a Certificate of Achievement on behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The Prime Minister's Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines who, through the innovative use of information and communications technologies, help Canadian students to meet the challenges of a 21st century society and economy.

Mr. Woolgar, a Grade 5 teacher at St. Matthew's Elementary in St. John's, creates a stimulating learning environment where all subjects are linked to the 'real world.' His innovative teaching style includes inviting guest speakers to share their experiences and using technology to challenge students to search for deeper answers. Mr. Woolgar helps to create a caring school culture through the 'Silly Squad,' a group of students who host monthly theme day where the school is encouraged to give spare change to a local organization chosen by the students.

Ms. Roberts, a high school science teacher at Holy Trinity High School in Torbay, believes that learning is accomplished in a collaborative environment that encourages critical thinking. She achieves this unique environment by employing strategies for her students to share their learning with others, designing hands-on outdoor education lessons and providing opportunities for problem-solving real issues.

Dr. Helen Spencer has been chosen as the recipient of the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication 2014 Award in the category of 'Outstanding K-12 Teacher.' The award, announced during Education Week in Ottawa, highlights her accomplishments from among a pool of highly skilled and dedicated colleagues across the country. Helen teaches at District School in St. John's.

The District offers its sincerest congratulations and appreciation to these accomplished teachers for their commitment to quality education.

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UPDATE: Dogberry Hill Rd and Thorburn Rd Bus Routes

October 8, 2014

Due to the construction and detour around Dogberry Hill Bridge, bus routes traveling along Dogberry Hill Rd and Thorburn Rd (Between Dogberry Hill Rd and St. Thomas Line) may be detoured and/or may experience some delays. Please see attached documents regarding specific bus route detours.

See Attachment 


NOTICE: Temporary Changes to Placentia Bus Routes

October 6, 2014

Due to the closure of the Placentia life bridge, please note that temporary changes to Placentia bus routes will impact runs for St. Anne's Academy and Laval High School until further notice. Please see the attached document for further information.

See Attachment 


Annual General Meeting

September 29, 2014

The Annual General Meeting and the regular board meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October, 2, 2014.

The meeting will take place at the District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John┐s.


Skilled Trades Scholarship Program (Western Region)

September 23, 2014

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (Western Region) through the Department of Advanced Education and Skills, Division of Apprenticeship and Trades Certification, is offering 10 scholarships valued at $500.00 each. Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Have graduated from high school in the Western Region of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District.
  • Have obtained a passing grade in Skilled Trades 1201.
  • Be currently enrolled in a provincial post-secondary entry level apprenticeship training program.

The deadline for applications is November 14, 2014. Please see attached application form below.

See Attachment 


UPDATE: Exploits Valley High Opening Wednesday

September 9, 2014

Exploits Valley High will open on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Further information is available in the below memo.

See Attachment 


UPDATE: Exploits Valley High Opening Delayed

September 8, 2014

Unfortunately, the school will not open on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. We will provide a further update tomorrow afternoon. Please find below updated information on the opening date for Exploits Valley High.

See Attachment 


UPDATE: Roncalli Elementary Opening

September 5, 2014

Please find below updated information on the opening date (Tuesday, September 9, 2014) for Roncalli Elementary.

See Attachment 


UPDATE: Exploits Valley High Opening

September 5, 2014

Please find below updated information on the opening date (Tuesday, September 9, 2014) for Exploits Valley High.

See Attachment 


NOTICE: Bus Route Detours/Delays

September 4, 2014

Due to construction and a detour around Dogberry Hill Bridge in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, bus route changes are in effect for some bus routes of Beachy Cove Elementary, Leary's Brook Junior High and Prince of Wales Collegiate.

See Attachment 


NOTICE: BUS ROUTE CHANGES CBS

September 3, 2014

There have been some bus detours due to construction and road closures for Upper Gullies Elementary, Frank Roberts Junior High and Queen Elizabeth Regional High. Please see attached for bus routes updates or contact your school for further information.

See Attachment 


NOTICE: Exploits Valley High Delayed Opening

August 28, 2014

Exploits Valley High in Grand Falls-Windsor will have a delayed opening. Further information can be found in the memo below:

See Attachment 


NOTICE: Roncalli Elementary Extension Project Update

August 27, 2014

Information on the opening of Roncalli Elementary (St. John's) can be found by viewing the memo below.

See Attachment 


Administrator Appointments

August 26, 2014

Appointments of Principals and Assistant Principals for a number of schools throughout the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District have recently been announced. A list of these appointments can be found in the document below.

We wish all of our administrators a successful year!

See Attachment 


NOTICE: Delayed Openings

August 26, 2014

A number of schools will open on September 4, 2014 due to construction/renovation projects. A list of these schools can be found on our delayed openings page here .


NOTICE: Summer Office Hours

June 25, 2014

Please be advised that the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will begin summer hours as of Monday, June 30th, 2014.

Office hours across the island will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. The Labrador office will operate 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.


Summer School Registration

June 17, 2014

Summer school locations, as well as registration dates and times, can be found in the attachment below. Registration is based upon the recommendation of the student's principal and a registration form must be signed by the principal.

Courses will last four weeks and offerings will depend upon registration numbers. While Labrador will not be hosting summer school, Labrador students can attend any summer school site if they so choose.

See Attachment 


Public Meeting

June 9, 2014

The next public meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The meeting will occur at the District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's at 9:30 a.m.


Kindergarten Registration May 28-29

May 26, 2014

Please be advised that online Kindergarten registration takes place on May 28th and 29th between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Further information on registration can be found on the registration page here.

A valid MCP number is required. If your child does not have a valid MCP number, please contact the school prior to registration.

Please Note: Mary Queen of the World, Newtown Elementary, Morris Academy, and St. Peter's Elementary school zones register for French Immersion at St. Peter's Elementary.


Public Board Meeting

April 10, 2014

The next public meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's.


NOTICE: 2014 Public Exam Preparation Classes

March 26, 2014

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be offering a 48-hour Public Exam Preparation Program from April to June 2014. Registration will be held on Monday April 7, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Gonzaga High School. See attached for more information and registration form.

See Attachment 


Presentation Registration Deadline

March 19, 2014

Members of the Mount Pearl-Paradise and Goulds school communities are advised that the deadline to register to present to the Board of Trustees regarding school reconfiguration is 4:00 p.m. on March 21, 2014. All presenters must register before this deadline. Presentations are to be 10 minutes maximum in length and an electronic or written version must be submitted at the time of the presentation.

Those wishing to present are asked to contact Jackie Crane at 758-2381.

Further information can be found here.


UPDATE: Multi-Year Plan Process

March 11, 2014

Members of the Mount Pearl-Paradise and Goulds school communities are advised that updated information on the NLESD Multi-Year Plan process is now available here.

This information includes the notices of motion of the Board of Trustees, an updated presentation and a feedback forum for school community members to provide their input.

As well, the websites contain the dates of public sessions on the notices of motion and the process for parents/guardians to provide feedback to the Board of Trustees.


Public Meeting of the Board of Trustees

March 6, 2014

The next public meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The meeting will be held at the District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's.


Gander Strategic Plan Meeting Cancelled

February 24, 2014

The Strategic Plan development session with school councils scheduled for tonight (February 24) at the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District Regional Office in Gander, and including participation from sites in Harbour Breton (King Academy), New-Wes-Valley (Pearson Academy) and New World Island (New World Island Academy), has been cancelled due to weather.

A rescheduled date will be communicated in the near future.


Late French Immersion Program (Western Region)

February 21, 2014

There will be a second information session for all interested parents regarding a possible Late French Immersion Program in Corner Brook on Tuesday, March 4th at Presentation Junior High School, beginning at 7pm. Parents of students in grade 6 in this current school year are particularly encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Darlene Smith-Osmond, French Program Specialist at the regional school board office in Corner Brook(637-4000)


NOTICE: Parent-Teacher interviews

February 20, 2014

Parent-Teacher interviews scheduled for St. John's Metro High Schools tonight (February 20) have been postponed. Schools will provide a new date in the near future.


Strategic Plan Development Session

February 20, 2014

The Strategic Plan development session scheduled for tonight (February 20, 2014) at Mount Pearl Intermediate has been postponed. Information on a new date and time will be made available in the coming days.


Late French Immersion Sessions

February 10, 2014

Western Region
Information session for parents about a possible new Late Immersion program at the new junior high school in Corner Brook in September 2014. The session will take place at Presentation Junior High School on Thursday, February 20th, at 7 pm.

These sessions will provide information to parents of children who will be entering Grade 7 Late French Immersion in September 2014.


2014 Public Exam Preparation Classes

February 7, 2014

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be offering a 48-hour Public Exam Preparation Program from February to June 2014. See attachment for more information.

See Attachment 


Public Meeting Regarding Goulds School System

January 31, 2014

Please be advised that a public meeting regarding the potential reconfiguration of the Goulds School System (St. Kevin's High, St. Kevin's Junior High and Goulds Elementary) will take place on Thursday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of St. Kevin's High.

At this meeting the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will make a presentation to the Goulds School System community and outline the process for public feedback.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your school administration.


Canada's Outstanding Principals Awards 2014

January 30, 2014

The Learning Partnership announced forty of Canada's Outstanding Principals on January 30, 2014. Sheldon Barry of Holy Heart of Mary Regional High (St. John's) and Roger Gillingham of Baccalieu Collegiate (Old Perlican) were both recipients of this prestigious award.

Congratulations to both Roger and Sheldon. To learn more about Canada's Outstanding Principals visit The Learning Partnership website here.


NOTICE: Late French Immersion Parent Information Session

January 29, 2014

Please be advised, due to the impending weather the Late French Immersion Parent information session scheduled for tonight at Crescent Collegiate has been cancelled. This session has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. at Crescent Collegiate.


The Director's Blog

October 8, 2013

We've launched a new feature for our website, The Director's Blog.

Visit the page to read Darrin's thoughts on the new school year and the new English school district. We hope this will be an online tool to keep those interested in education updated as well as providing some insight into how the district operates.

Check out the blog here.


Registration is NOW OPEN for PSLC 2013!

October 2, 2013

Who: Each junior high and high school can register one teacher and four students.

What: Leadership training for everyone!

Where: St. Paul's Intermediate, Gander

When: October 17-19

Why: To make your school a better place

How: Bring your enthusiasm, your school spirit, and your desire to learn!


For more information and to register, visit pslc2013.weebly.com

See Attachment 


NLESD Website Welcome

September 3, 2013

Welcome to the website of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District.

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is responsible for the education of the over 67,000 English language students in 259 schools in our province.

While our website is currently under construction, we have focused on providing information to our school communities which is important for the opening of schools such as contact details, opening and closing times of schools and student transportation information.

If there is information you would like to have but cannot find on our new site, please contact your school or one of our offices. You can find contact information under the Contact menu above.

As a newly formed school district our focus is upon student achievement and communicating with our school communities: our students, parents/guardians, staff, school councils and the many volunteers who work with our schools.

Please visit our site frequently to see our updates and to receive important information about education in Newfoundland and Labrador. We also appreciate your feedback on our site content.

Thank you for visiting and we wish you a successful and enjoyable school year.


 

 

 
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