Announcements
Late French Immersion Information Sessions Scheduled
Posted: Fri Jan 19 00:00:00 NST 2018

Parent/Guardian information sessions for the Late French Immersion Program (LFI) that will begin in September 2018 have been announced. As this program begins in Grade 7, these sessions are for parents/guardians of current Grade 6 students who are interested in learning more about the program. Those interested can attend the session date that is most convient for them, irregardless of location. All sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m. - the following dates and locations have been scheduled:

Conception Bay South - Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Villanova Junior High (Contact: Jacqueline Rideout)
Corner Brook -  Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Corner Brook Intermediate (Contact: Darlene Smith-Osmond)
St. John's - Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at District Conference Centre (Contact: Jacqueline Rideout)
Conception Bay North - Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Crescent Collegiate  (Contact: Jacqueline Rideout)
Conception Bay North - Tuesday, Febraury 6, 2018 at Carbonear Academy (Contact: Jacqueline Rideout)
Conception Bay North - Thursady, February 8, 2018 at Amalgamated Academy (Contact: Jacqueline Rideout)

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Health Information on Mumps
Posted: Tue Jan 16 00:00:00 NST 2018

With recent news of a number of cases of Mumps in Newfoundland and Labrador, the District is sharing the following information sheet from the Department of Health and Community Services.

The information is available as both a picture and a document attached.

If you wish to discuss or have cause for concern, please consult a healthcare professional.

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School Locations in the Province
Posted: Thu Jan 11 00:00:00 NST 2018

Did you ever want to see how many schools we have? Click HERE to open up a Google map of all our school locations province-wide.

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Expression of Interest-Artists, Cultural Mentors, Adjudicators, Clinicians
Posted: Wed Jan 10 00:00:00 NST 2018

Throughout the year the Newfoundland and English School District seeks the work of Artists, Cultural Mentors, Festival Adjudicators and Workshop Clinicians to work with teachers and students on projects and at events in the arts and cultural heritage. 

In addition, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Cultural Connections Strategy allows teachers throughout the province to apply for professional development in and through the arts and heritage. As outlined under the Cultural Connections Strategy there are a variety of projects (i.e. Learning Educating and Growing Arts and culture for Youth (LEGACY), Professional Learning in Arts and Culture with Ease (PLACE) available to meet teachers' arts related professional goals and learning opportunities. 

To assist teachers and NLESD programs staff in finding qualified artists and tradition bearers in their local areas for submitted projects, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) is seeking artists, clinicians, mentors who are interested in working with k-12 teachers and students at arts and cultural events throughout the year.

Please note that filling in this survey (link here and below) does not guarantee you will be selected to work with a teacher in your discipline, it merely indicates that you wish to be contacted should a project be available in an arts/heritage discipline that applies to you. 

 

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Winter Student Safety Reminder
Posted: Fri Jan 05 00:00:00 NST 2018

Please find below a media release reminding everyone to practice appropriate safety as students return to school on Monday, January, 8, 2018.

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Bishop Feild Bus Route Update
Bishop Field Elementary
Posted: Fri Dec 22 00:00:00 NST 2017

Please see attached below the updated bus route document for changes effective January 8, 2018.

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Bishop Feild Elementary Update
Bishop Field Elementary
Posted: Fri Dec 08 00:00:00 NST 2017

An update has been provided to the Bishop Feild Elementary school community regarding assessment of the structure and status of the building.

The memo can be found below.

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Trustees Hold Productive Meeting
Posted: Thu Nov 30 00:00:00 NST 2017

A media release regarding discussions at the November 25, 2017 Board of Trustees meeting can be found below.

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Public Board Meeting Agenda
Posted: Mon Nov 20 00:00:00 NST 2017

The next Regular Public Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Saturday, November 25, 2017.

The meeting will take place in the multi-purpose room of Waterford Valley High, 465 Topsail Road, St. John's, at 1:30 p.m.

The agenda is attached below.

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District Provides Information on Bishop Feild Busing
Posted: Fri Oct 27 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District today provided information to the parents and guardians of Bishop Feild Elementary regarding plans for student transportation to the former School for the Deaf on Topsail Road, which is slated to begin on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Attached, please find the memo as provided to the school community.

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Announcement Regarding Bishop Feild Elementary
Posted: Tue Oct 24 00:00:00 NDT 2017

Please find attached a memo regarding infrastructure concerns at Bishop Feild Elementary.

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Board Chair Optimistic About Year Ahead Following AGM
Posted: Mon Oct 02 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District Board of Trustees held their meetings in St. John's September 30 to October 1. As required by the by-laws, trustees voted in members of their Executive Committee as part of their Annual General Meeting.

More information can be found in the attached news release.

 

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Posted: Thu Sep 28 00:00:00 NDT 2017

Please find below a link to an information sheet regarding Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

If you require further information please contact your local public health nurse.

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Regular Meeting Agenda
Posted: Wed Sep 27 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will hold a public, regular meeting on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The meeting will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Waterford Valley High School, 465 Topsail Road, St. John.s

The Agenda can be found below.

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Open House at New School
Posted: Tue Sep 26 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:

  • Gander Elementary - Curriculum night takes place Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 pm. Directly following, the school will hold an Open House for those interested in viewing the building.
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Board Chair Encourages Student Attendance and Family Engagement
Posted: Mon Sep 25 00:00:00 NDT 2017

Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, is encouraging parents and guardians to ensure their children attend school and strive for academic excellence. Chair Price recently sent a letter to all families via schools encouraging parents and guardians to play an active role in encouraging school attendance and demonstrating the value of education.

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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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