Announcements
Open House at New School
Posted: Tue Sep 19 00:00:00 NDT 2017

As a number of new schools open for the first time for the 2017-18 school year, their administrators and staff are opening the doors to the community to show their new learning space. The following schools will hold an 'Open House' at the dates and times listed below:

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Board of Trustees Annual General Meeting
Posted: Mon Sep 18 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

The meeting will occur at Waterford Valley High located at 465 Topsail Road, St. John's at 1:00 p.m.

The agenda for the AGM can be found below.

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Fentanyl Fact Sheet
Posted: Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 NDT 2017

As school gets underway for the 2017-18 school year, the District is once again making an important health-related fact available for school communities.

Please find attached a fact sheet prepared by the Department of Health and Community Services about the dangerous drug fentanyl.

Should you have questions or concerns, please discuss them with your school or a medical practitioner.

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Welcome Back Students and Staff
Posted: Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 NDT 2017

On behalf of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District and marking the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, Chair Goronwy Price welcomed back to school all students, staff, and families for an exciting and promising time. To read more of the message from the Chair, please see the attached news release.

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Regular Board Meeting Agenda
Posted: Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will hold a regular public board meeting on Friday, August 18, 2017. The meeting will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of Waterford Valley High, 465 Topsail Road, St. John's.

The agenda for the meeting can be found below.

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Free PL for Substitute Teachers of Grades 7-12 Science
Posted: Tue Aug 01 00:00:00 NDT 2017

CurioCity by Let’s Talk Science is your go-to place for free, curriculum-aligned, classroom-ready resources for Grades 7-12 science courses. Using an STSE approach, CurioCity resources help bridge the gap between curriculum guide content and the real world – between the content we need to teach our students and that which interests them. This bridge increases interest and helps build motivation in students.

We are hosting a free professional learning workshop for substitute teachers of Grade 7 – 12 science. This workshop will take place September 14 & 15, at the District Conference Centre, Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John’s. To register and for more information, please contact cwhite@letstalkscience.ca.

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Educational Leader Receives Honourary CSBA Membership
Posted: Mon Jul 24 00:00:00 NDT 2017

Trustees and staff members of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District congratulate Brian Shortall, Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association on the receipt of national honours. At recent meetings of the Canadian School Boards Association, Shortall was awarded Honourary Membership of the Canadian School Boards Association for his outstanding contribution, leadership, and unwavering commitment for quality education for all Canadian students.

More information and a short video outlining his achievements can be viewed here, via the CSBA website.

Congratulations Brian!

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Statement from the Chair Regarding Court of Appeal Decision
Posted: Fri Jun 23 00:00:00 NDT 2017

A statement from Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, regarding the decision of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Appeal Division, can be found below.

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District Heritage Students to Follow the Trail of the Caribou
Posted: Thu Jun 22 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is pleased to share news that later this month, 19 students from throughout the province have been selected for a European tour to retrace the journey taken by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in the First World War. Students were awarded the opportunity as part of the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador's (HSA) Ambassador Program offered through their regional heritage fairs. Students will depart June 28th for a memorable adventure.

For information on students and their projects, please see the attached release.

More information on HSA is available through their website HERE, while details on the Ambassador Awards Program are available HERE.

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Educator's Innovation Awards and Grants Winners Announced for 2016-17
Posted: Mon Jun 19 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Newfoundland and  Labrador Education Foundation has announced the winners of the 2016-17 Educator's Innovation Awards and Grants Program.

A total of 10 awards and 10 grants are being provided to deserving educators throughout the District.

A public news release has been issued announcing the successful projects and is attached for review.

A project synopsis for each of this year's successful projects can be found on the Education Foundation website HERE.

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Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Posted: Tue Jun 13 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board will hold a public meeting Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at District Conference Center, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road. All trustees will attend the meeting virtually.

The meeting agenda is attached for reference.

 

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Student Registration for Summer School 2017
Posted: Mon Jun 12 00:00:00 NDT 2017

See attached documentation below for Student Summer School 2017 registration. for Grades 7- Level II (Metro Area).

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The Name of the New School in Torbay Is...
Torbay Intermediate (NEW)
Posted: Fri Jun 09 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The name of the new school in Torbay was announced in a surprise assembly today. See the school memo below for details.

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Trustees Continue Focus on Achieving Improved Outcomes for Students
Posted: Thu Jun 08 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board held meetings from June 2 – 4, 2017 at Corner Brook Regional High and continued their focus on student achievement and board governance.

Read the media release below.

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District Students Shine at Skills Canada National Competition
Posted: Tue Jun 06 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is proud of the participation of many of our schools in the Skills Canada program, which aims to encourage and support a coordinated Canadian approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth. At the national competition held May 31 - June 3 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the 49 members of Team Newfoundland helped to bring home some 12 medals. Congratulations to all participants and medal winners, particularly the following students from District schools:

Ian Brake – Gold Medal – IT Office Software Applications (Secondary- Holy Spirit High School)
Megan Coles – Silver Medal – Workplace Safety (Secondary- Holy Spirit High School)
Chelsie Cake and Breanna Tilley – Silver Medal – 2D Computer Animation (Secondary- Queen Elizabeth Regional High School)
Matthew Buckingham-Bishop –Bronze Medal – IT Networking (Secondary- Frank Roberts Junior High)

For further information on the competition and other medal winners, please see the attached press release from Skill Canada NL.

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Public Board Meeting Agenda
Posted: Mon May 29 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will hold its next public meeting on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

The meeting will take place at Corner Brook Regional High's multi-purpose room, 12 University Drive, Corner Brook at 3:00 p.m.

The meeting agenda can be found below.

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Education Foundation Scholarship Applications Available
Posted: Mon May 15 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador Education Foundation is once again accepting applications for its annual scholarship program for graduating students who demonstrate outstanding school or community leadership, in addition to academic achievement. 

Applications are to be submitted no later than June 23, 2017.

Application forms and more information on the process can be found HERE.

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Labrador West Early French Immersion Information Session
Posted: Mon May 08 00:00:00 NDT 2017

An information session for parents and guardians of Labrador West regarding Early French Immersion will take place in the library of A.P. Low Primary School on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

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Fentanyl Fact Sheet
Posted: Fri Apr 28 00:00:00 NDT 2017

Please find below a fact sheet prepared by the Department of Health and Community Services about the dangerous drug fentanyl.

Should you have questions or concerns please discuss them with your school or a medical practitioner.

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Interim CEO/Director of Education Appointed
Posted: Wed Apr 26 00:00:00 NDT 2017

Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, announced today that Mr. Tony Stack has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer / Director of Education on an interim basis.

A news release can be found below.

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April Meeting Provides Hands-on Learning for Trustees (Media Release)
Posted: Tue Apr 25 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District held meetings at Prince of Wales Collegiate and the District main office in St. John’s during the weekend of April 21-23, 2017 to discuss a number of topics important to education.

The associated media release can be found below.

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2017 Public Exam Preparation Classes (6 week)
Gonzaga Regional High
Posted: Mon Apr 24 00:00:00 NDT 2017

 The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be offering a 6 week Public Exam Preparation Program from May 1, to June 7, 2017. This program will be offered twice a week, with classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:00 to 10:00 pm at Gonzaga High School, Smithville Crescent, St. John's. For more information, see attached document below. 

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Information for New Torbay School
Posted: Wed Apr 19 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The new school located in Torbay will open on April 25, 2017 for Grades 5 and 6 students.

A memo prepared by the school administration containing information for families about the new school can be found below.

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Chair Extends Best Wishes to CEO/Director of Education on Future Endeavours
Posted: Thu Apr 13 00:00:00 NDT 2017

Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, has accepted the resignation of Mr. Darrin Pike as CEO/ Director of Education, and extends his best wishes for his future endeavours. The resignation is effective April 25, 2017.

The news release can be read in full below.

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Public Board Meeting Agenda
Posted: Thu Apr 13 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will hold its next public meeting on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The meeting will take place in the library of Prince of Wales Collegiate, 24 Paton Street, St. John's at 3:30 p.m.

The meeting agenda can be found below.

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2017 GSA Conference Registration is Re-Opened
Ascension Collegiate
Posted: Wed Apr 05 00:00:00 NDT 2017

Due to inclement weather, StandOut3 was rescheduled for April 28-29, 2017. 

 StandOut3 - Out Around the Bay Provincial High School GSA (Gender-Sexuality Alliance) Conference (for LGBTQ+ Students and Allies)

Learn more at the link below.

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Board of Trustees Meeting - April 4
Posted: Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The public meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 4 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's. The agenda for the meeting can be found below.

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Board of Trustees Meeting Postponed
Posted: Wed Mar 29 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The public meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District scheduled for April 1, 2017 has been postponed due to impending weather.

Information on the rescheduled date will be provided soon.

 

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General Interview Competitions
Posted: Wed Mar 22 00:00:00 NDT 2017

General Interview Competitions will be posted online from March 24, 2017 to March 31, 2017, please check under Job Opportunities for more information.

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Feedback Sought From FDK Parents
Posted: Thu Mar 16 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, in conjunction with the province's school boards, is looking for feedback on the experiences of parents and guardians of students currently in Full-Day Kindergarten in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This feedback will be helpful in future program development and is an important part of the evaluation process.

Please see the attached photo for more information or click this link to visit the survey directly.

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Public Advisory: Schools Update Due to Wind Storm
Posted: Sun Mar 12 00:00:00 NST 2017

Please see below a public advisory from the District providing an update on schools related to weather of this weekend.

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International Women's Day
Posted: Wed Mar 08 00:00:00 NST 2017

Director Darrin Pike attended an event today with community partners and began his remarks with comments about the importance of International Women's Day.

Here is a clip of those remarks.

 

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Community Comes Together to Support Bay d'Espoir Academy
Posted: Fri Mar 03 00:00:00 NST 2017
(L-R) Staples General Manager Janet Rumsey, TPI-E & B Travel's Derek Winsor, NLESD Director Darrin Pike, NLCU CEO Allison Chaytor Loveys, NLCU's Shannon Goodyear

On Thursday, March 2, corporate partners joined Darrin Pike, Director of Education for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, to announce the final totals for community fundraising efforts following the devastating fire at Bay d'Espoir Academy.

After the January 17th fires that leveled a number of community buildings in Milltown, Derek Winsor of Travel Professional International - E and B Travel Service rallied a number of community partners to help generate supplies and funds to replace many of the items teachers, staff, and students lost in the blaze.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union came on-board to assist through their foundation and Chief Executive Officer Allison Chaytor-Loveys noted it was fitting that on March 2, officially their 60th anniversary, their members were able to give back to the community through a $3,000 donation to the District's Education Foundation earmarked for Bay D'Espoir Academy.

General Manager of Staples Canada's Stavanger Drive Store, Janet Rumsey was pleased with the outpouring of support from customers and patrons to their stores in Newfoundland and Labrador, announcing a total of $11,275 in funds, in addition to a host of supplies purchased specifically for the K-12 school.

Director Pike thanked those involved, sharing with them the progress students and staff have made in settling into their temporary location in the community and getting back into the classroom. He noted that in trying circumstances, it is amazing to see such a dedicated effort for our citizens to help our students in times of need.

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'Grease is the Word'; PWC Hits The Stage in Late February
Prince Of Wales Collegiate
Posted: Tue Feb 07 00:00:00 NST 2017

A cast and crew jam-packed with local talent will take a hit movie to the stage this month, as Prince of Wales Collegiate presents 'Grease' in St. John's!

The stage production, based on the 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, is an exciting and engaging adaption brought to life by PWC high schoolers Owen Barlett, Laura Tschaja and a full ensemble that are sure to contain some of your favourites by the time the curtain calls!

PWC has a long-standing tradition of bringing Broadway productions to the St. John's theatre scene. Beginning with Fiddler on the Roof in 2000, the talented high school has recently brought shows such as Fame, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, and Rent to life. Once more, they give their students the opportunity to showcase their passion and excellence in musical theatre with Grease.

Follow the adventures of Rydell’s Class of 1959. Danny and Sandy had a brief summer romance, never expecting they would see each other again in their senior year at the same high school. What happens after is a series of ups and downs both them and their friends go through until they hit graduation day.

Come follow the exploits of the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds with some of the catchiest tunes and best known stories from Broadway. After all, there are “worse things you could do!”

Tickets are available at the St. John's Arts and Culture Center box office or by visiting them online through this link.

Additionally, you can follow the lead up to the big performances online by visiting their Facebook page.

Good luck all - break a leg!

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Late French Immersion Parent Information Sessions
Posted: Tue Feb 07 00:00:00 NST 2017

There will be Late French Immersion Parent Information Sessions on:

  • Tuesday, February 7 at Corner Brook Intermediate, Corner Brook has been CANCELLED.. This session has been rescheduled for Monday, February 13th, same time and location.
  • Thursday, February 9  at Crescent Collegiate, South Dildo

Session will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to all parents who are interested in having their child attend Late French Immersion in September 2017.

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Canadian School Counselling Week February 6-10
Posted: Fri Feb 03 00:00:00 NST 2017

National School Counselling Week will get underway the week of February 6 - 10, providing an opportune time to recognize the contribution of school counsellors throughout the province. The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is appreciative of the guidance provided by these professionals throughout our system, as well as the personal, social academic and career development advice and mental health and wellness support afforded to our students.

For more information on the profession and National School Counselling Week , please visit the Newfoundland and Labrador Counsellors' and Psychologists' Association website or the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Assoication website. 

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