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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
General Interview Competitions will be posted online from March 24, 2017 to March 31, 2017, please check under Job Opportunities for more information.
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.
Please see below a public advisory from the District providing an update on schools related to weather of this weekend.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be offering a 48 hour Public Exam Preparation Program (Night School) from February to June 2017. This program will be offered twice a week, with classes on either Tuesday (Math and Science) or Wednesday (English and Social Studies) evenings at Gonzaga High School, Smithville Crescent, St. John’s. There will be no classes over Easter week and any sessions missed due to inclement weather will be made up throughout the program.
For more information and registration, please view the attachment below.
In response to the recent fires in Milltown, we have received inquiries from schools, individuals, community groups, and other organizations and businesses about how best to help the school community of Bay d’Espoir Academy. For more information, please see attached memo below.
The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will hold a public meeting on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. at St. Teresa's School, 100 Mundy Pond Road, St. John's.
The agenda for the meeting is attached below.
The 14th annual Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge took place November 26th, with over 400 junior high school students taking part in a demonstration of skill and ability. Over 50 teams and individuals received medals in their categories, which ranged from photography and public speaking to computer animation and wind turbines! Gold medal winners in most categories have been invited to represent their schools at the Skills Canada Provincial Competition in April. More information and a full list of results in each category is attached.
Top placing schools include:
1st - Villanova Junior High
2nd - Beaconsfield Junior High
3rd - Holy Spirit High School
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District congratulates all participants and winners, and looks forward to seeing more great skills development among our students through this worthwhile endeavour.
Eastern Health is hosting information sessions for parents and guardians about childhood anxiety On November 7 and December 5.
Registration is required.
To learn more, please see the attached poster.
The St. John’s office of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be relocated to 95 Elizabeth Avenue, effective October 31, 2016.
Telephone numbers and email addresses of employees will remain as they currently are, including the main office phone number: 758-2372.
The new mailing address of the office will be:
95 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John’s, NL A1B 1R6
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board will hold a public meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's. The agenda can be found using the link below.
A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The meeting will take place at the District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's.
The agenda for the meeting is attached below.
At a meeting held Wednesday, August 10th in St. John's, the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District tabled a notice of motion regarding Whitbourne Elementary. The notice of motion may result in the closure of Whitbourne Elementary in June 2017, with students rezoned to attend Woodland Elementary September 2017.
More information is available by viewing the news release attached below, or by visiting the information section of our website LOCATED HERE.
Please be advised that the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will hold a special meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016. The purpose of this meeting will be to table a notice of motion to close Whitbourne Elementary in June 2017 and have students rezoned to attend Woodland Elementary effective September 2017.
The meeting will be held at the District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John’s. Most trustees will participate by teleconference.
This meeting will be open to the public. The agenda for the meeting can be found attached below.
What does this mean for you?
On August 8th, the District will send email to your Google Mailboxes instead of to your FirstClass Mailboxes. There may be short outages that weekend during this process. Once your account is transitioned you will login to your Google Apps account using your @nlesd.ca address instead of @nlesdonline.ca address. This transition will start that Sunday.
Student Google users will have new login information distributed by their schools in September. In the meantime, students will continue to use their exisiting nlesdonline.ca account.
For more information on Google Apps for Education (GAFE), previous notices, and helpful tips for using our new communication platform, please visit our online Staffroom here: http://bit.ly/28Ns0BG
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is pleased to report it has been advised that the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is mailing student transcripts for Public Exams marks today (Thursday, July 21, 2016).
Supplementary Exams have been scheduled for August 8, 9, 10, and 11. Registration forms must be completed based on your region (see links below). Please note, the registration deadline is Monday, August 1, 2016.
Labrador Region – Supplementary Exam Registration
Western Region – Supplementary Exam Registration
Central Region – Supplementary Exam Registration
Eastern Region – Supplementary Exam Registration
More information on can be found on the Department's Supplementary Exams website here.
As part of continued efforts to ensure Newfoundland and Labrador students are informed and aware of the many sacrifices made by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel, the Provincial Historic Sites Association has announced 19 students who will be travelling to Europe this summer in honour of this hisotirc anniversary. The students, who each completed a Heritage Fair project focused on some aspect of the First World War, will be leaving June 27, 2016 for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Please see the attached document for more information on the initiative and congratulations to all involved.
Lest We Forget.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Education Foundation has announced the successful recipients of the NL Educator's Innovation Awards and Grants Program for 2015-16.
In the program's first year, applications were received from throughout the province seeking support for a number of inventive educational approaches. In total, 10 Awards and 10 Grants were chosen, each receiving $2,500 in funding. More information can be found in the attachment or by visiting the Foundation's website HERE.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Education Foundation Inc is a registered, charitable organization committed to enhancing the educational experience of the District's students.
It has been an amazing week for young Newfoundlanders and Labradorians participating in the 22nd Annual National Skills Canada competition. The events took place June 5-8 in Moncton, New Brunswick, where students were able to showcase trade, technology and employability skills. The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is pleased to congratulate the six medal winners for our schools!
Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Executive Director Carole Ann Ryan said "Team Newfoundland and Labrador showed Canada the strength of training in our province and proudly brought home medals in 12 different competition areas."
Please see the attached news release for more information.
2016 Summer School registration for Grades 7-Level II in the Eastern Region is set to open soon. Please check the attached document for details on registration times, courses, fees and locations.