Announcements (Archived)
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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JOBS! Summer Employment Opportunities (2)
Posted: Fri Jun 23 00:00:00 NDT 2017

Employment Opportunity 1: The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is looking for post secondary students (undergraduate and graduate) with Math and/or Science and/or Computer Science backgrounds that are able to learn and write basic algorithms for pre-constructed static mathematics assessments written in Examview software.

Successful candidates are required to make mathematics assessments for Math 9 and Math 3201 dynamic. The maximum number of hours per candidate is 210 hours, with payment consisting of a stipend and a tuition voucher for post secondary study at the completion of work. Having a computer with a windows operating system and participation in a day of Examview programming training are required.

Resume and applications are to be sent to richardsnow@nlesd.ca

 

Employment Opportunity 2: The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) is looking for post secondary students (undergraduate and graduate) with Math and/or Science and/or Computer Science backgrounds to review online and computer based mathematics content for identification and, where possible, fixing any errors.

Successful candidates are required to examine the NLESD Student Intervention Resource online and the NLESD Examview Question Banks to identify any errors, omissions. The maximum number of hours per candidate is 210 hours, with payment consisting of a stipend and a tuition voucher for post secondary study at the completion of work. Having a computer with a windows operating system and participation in a day of Examview programming training are required.

Resume and applications are to be sent to richardsnow@nlesd.ca

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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, Corber Brook at 3:00 p.m.

The meeting agenda can be found below.

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Early French Immersion Information Sessions
Posted: Mon Apr 10 00:00:00 NDT 2017

For parents and guardians interested in the Early French Immersion program, information sessions in the will occur on the following dates and locations:

Eastern Region

April 27 - St. Peter's Primary - for residents of the Mount Pearl and CBS areas

May 2 - District Conference Centre (40 Strawberry Marsh Road) - for residents of St. John's

May 4 - Holy Trinity Elementary - for residents of Torbay / Portugal Cove-St. Philip's and surrounding areas

All sessions begin at 7:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend a session in your area or you are unsure of which session to attend, you may attend a session that works best for you.

Labrador Region

April 25 - Professional Learning Centre attached to Queen of Peace Middle School - 6:30 p.m.

 

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Social Media Awareness for Educators
Posted: Tue May 31 00:00:00 NDT 2016

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District and the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association have worked together to create a social media awareness video for educators. Click HERE to view.

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Early French Immersion Info Sessions Scheduled
Posted: Wed Apr 20 00:00:00 NDT 2016
The District is hosting information sessions for parent/guardian interesting in learning more about the Early French Immersion program in the Eastern Region. All sessions will begin at 7pm at the dates and locations listed below:
  • Torbay / Pouch Cove / Portugal Cove-St. Philip's schools - April 21, 2016 at Beachy Cove Elementary, 412 Beachy Cove Road, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's
  • Mount Pearl/Paradise / Conception Bay South schools - April 28, 2016 at St. Peter's Elementary, 108 Ashford Drive, Mount Pearl.
  • St. John's Schools - May 5, 2016 at District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's.
More information on the District's French programs and Kinderstart/Kindergarten registration can be found here.
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Public Board Meeting
Posted: Wed Apr 13 00:00:00 NDT 2016

The next public meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board will take place at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016. The meeting will be held at the District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's. Agenda is attached below.

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2016 Public Exam Preparation Classes (8 week program)
Gonzaga Regional High
Posted: Wed Apr 06 00:00:00 NDT 2016

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be offering an eight week Public Exam Preparation Program from April 18th to June 9th 2016.  Classes for this program will be scheduled twice a week on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Gonzaga High School, Smithville Crescent, St. John’s. If the need is sufficient, the following courses will be offered: Math 3201, Math 3200, English 3201, Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202 and Physics 3204.

A telephone and on-line registration process for this program will occur from Thursday, April 7th to Thursday, April 14th.  You can register for the program by either calling or emailing Brenda Hickey: 758-2700 or brendahickey@nlesd.ca.

Participants will be required to pay the required fee of $185.00 during the first week of classes for any courses offered.  The method of payment is Cash/Debit/Visa/Mastercard.  Please note that personal cheques will not be accepted.

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District Recruiting for General Interviews
Posted: Fri Apr 01 00:00:00 NDT 2016

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is interested in recruiting candidates for potential teaching positions for the 2016-2017 school year in the following areas only: PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY, FRENCH, AND/OR SPECIAL EDUCATION (depending on the region).

Deadline for receipt of all applications is 12:00 noon April 8, 2016.

Please see the attached document for more information.

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Director's Blog SPECIAL: Multiculturalism Week
Posted: Mon Mar 21 00:00:00 NDT 2016

It is not often I write two blogs in one month, but sometimes for timely and significant reasons I feel compelled to share some further thoughts.

The Newfoundland and Labrador of today is much different than our province was just a few decades ago. Our own culture has become enriched by many individuals and families from numerous countries throughout our world. In recent years we have seen this diversity increase and a blossoming multicultural community begin to take root, which is something I think we should celebrate and foster. It is for this reason my second blog for March focuses on Multiculturalism Week which runs from March 20-26.

Throughout our province there will be events held to celebrate the growing diversity of our communities and schools. Increasing diversity in our schools helps our students become exposed to a variety of cultures and experiences they may never have the opportunity to learn about or otherwise know so well. We have schools with over 60 different countries represented within them; they are diverse and fascinating places. There is no better way to learn about a culture than to hear its intricacies told by someone who lives it every day; this is occurring in many of our schools. 

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Student Videos Shine a Light on Violent Relationships
Posted: Fri Feb 26 00:00:00 NST 2016

As February winds down and Violence Prevention Month comes to an end, students at Menihek High School are holding a video competition to help spread awareness among the student population.

Technology teacher Peter McCormack says all the videos are well done and the winner will be determined March 4th from a vote among the student population. The video to your right is just one of seven videos submitted for the in-school competition. All videos submitted can be viewed HERE.

For more information on violence, the types of violence, and where you can get help, please visit the Provincial Government's Violence Prevention Website here.

Congratulations to Meinhek for helping spread the message and to all who are participating.

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International Baccalaureate Program Meeting at Holy Heart
Holy Heart
Posted: Fri Feb 19 00:00:00 NST 2016

Holy Heart of Mary High School will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8 p.m. for parents of students throughout the District who are interested in learning about the International Baccalaureate Program for the 2016-17 school year.

To assist you guiding students in course selections and choosing their future academic path, the International Baccalaureate Program is best suited to students who are seeking to challenge themselves academically. The IB Learner Profile identifies students who are naturally inquisitive, motivated, self-directed, and open-minded risk-takers. It may be the highly motivated overachiever, but it may also be the student who is very intelligent and contemplative, but is not achieving to his or her ability because he or she seems bored in the regular program and would benefit from an accelerated or enriched program of study.

The IB Program does not require candidates to be straight-A students, but allows for a balance of strengths and weaknesses in different subject areas. The most important factors are the student's own individual motivation and strong work ethic.

The deadline for applications to the IB Program is March 14, and the application as well as instructions for the application process can be found on the Holy Heart website at http://www.holyheart.ca/departments/ib/

The meeting is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24.

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Telephone Registration for Exam Prep Program Ends Monday
Posted: Thu Feb 18 00:00:00 NST 2016

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be offering a 48 hour Public Exam Preparation Program in the Avalon East Region from February to June 2016. This program will be offered twice a week, with classes on either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings at Gonzaga High School, Smithville Crescent, St. John's. There will be no classes over Easter Week and these sessions will be made up throughout the program. The cost is $185.00 per course.

Telephone registration will continue until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 22nd.

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

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Heritage Day Contest Winners Announced
Posted: Mon Feb 15 00:00:00 NST 2016
From left to right - Darryl Feener (SEO, NLESD), Mike Torraville (Teacher, Beaconsfield Junior High), Joshua Mack (Overall Winner, Beaconsfield Junior High, Grade 9), the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore (Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development), Frank Crews (Chair - Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador)

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is pleased to join with the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in celebrating national Heritage Day (Monday, February 15, 2016). To mark the occasion, a number of representatives gathered for the announcement of this year's winners for the annual Heritage Day Poster Contest.

Grade 9 student Joshua Mack (pictured) of Beaconsfield Junior High in St. John's won both the Junior High category and Overall for his depiction of Fort Amherst National Historic Site.

Congratulations as well to all other winners:

  • Primary Candace Johannesen, Grade 3, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Corner Brook for her depiction of Woody Point Lighthouse Municipal Heritage Site in Woody Point.
  • Elementary Mary Noftall, Grade 5, Rennie's River Elementary, St. John's for her depiction of Cabot Tower Classified Federal Heritage Building in St. John's.
  • Senior High Nicole Chaulk, Grade 11, Glovertown Academy, Glovertown for her depiction of the Kimberly Row Houses in St. John's.

Judges for the event included Margaret Walsh Best (artist and art educator); Debra A. Barnable (visual artist and consultant); and Michael Philpott (Built Heritage Officer with HFNL).

For more information on Heritage Day and other initiatives, please visit the Heritage Foundation's website here.

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Three NL Administrators Named Among Best in the Country
Posted: Tue Jan 26 00:00:00 NST 2016

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is extremely proud to announce that three of our administrators have been named as Canada's Outstanding Principals for 2016 by The Learning Partnership. These educators demonstrate innovation, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and are creative in finding solutions and opportunities. The District congratulates:

Cindy Barker - Stephenville Elementary School (Stephenville)
Denise Francis - St. James Elementary School (Port aux Basques)
Kimberly Leonard - Mary Queen of Peace School (St. John's)


These exemplary leaders come from every province and territory in the country and the District is certainly thrilled to join with The Learning Partnership to applaud them on their amazing work with both students and staff - we are honoured to count these educators among the best in the country.

All three will attend the Executive Leadership Training Program at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management February 21 - 25 and will receive their awards at the 12th annual Canada's Outstanding Principals gala on February 23, 2016, in Toronto.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Outstanding Principals! 

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