Media Releases
Partnership to Provide E-Cigarette and Vaping Education to Grades 7-12 Students
Posted: October 15, 2019

The NL Alliance for the Control of Tobacco (ACT) has partnered with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD), as well as the Conseil Scolaire Francophone Provincial (CSFP), private and Indigenous schools, to provide all Grade 7-12 students in the province with much needed information on the use of e-cigarettes/vaping. Over the next two weeks, every Grade 7-12 student in the province will be given the opportunity to learn about vaping, with the hope that it will generate serious thought and discussion on an issue that has become a real threat to our youth.

For more information, please see the attached news release. 

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Trustees Meet to Discuss Issues as School Year Begins
Posted: September 13, 2019

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board welcomed a new trustee to the table during its regular weekly meeting held Saturday, September 7, 2019 in St. John’s. Steve Tessier of Conception Bay South was appointed to the Board, as per the Schools Act, 1997, to fill the vacant Zone 17 seat. The seat was vacated in June 2019 with the resignation of John Smith, who has moved out of province.

More information on the September Board meeting can be found at the link below.

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School Board and Partners Launch Bus Safety Campaign
Posted: August 26, 2019

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is joining its Provincial Government partners, with support from law enforcement agencies and the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, in launching a school bus safety social media campaign this week. For more information, please see the news release linked below.

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District to March in Capital City Pride Parade
Posted: July 11, 2019

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will join educational and community partners this weekend to march in the St. John's Pride Parade, scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 14th.

“Our students and staff have the right to a safe and inclusive teaching, learning and working environment that welcomes and celebrates diversity,” said Tony Stack, CEO/Director of Education. “We are marching, along with the NLTA, to show our support for the 2SLGBTQ community and our shared commitment to acceptance and inclusion within our schools and workplaces.”

For more information, please see the news released linked below.

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Students Offer Educators a Deep Learning Opportunity in Maker Education
Posted: June 14, 2019
Beachy Cove Elementary student-expert Caitlin helps Director Stack learn new skills using green screen technology.

Students from four Avalon region schools switched roles with educators today (Friday, June 14), providing an opportunity to show teachers how young learners are grasping educational concepts, from the latest advances in technology, like 3D printers, to more traditional skills, such as knitting and sewing. CEO/Director of Education Tony Stack dropped by to learn from student-experts how they have spent their year learning through Maker Education.

For more information, please see the attached release.

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Risk Management, School System Reviews, and Policy Development Dominate Discussion at Board of Trustees Meeting
District Headquarters
Posted: June 11, 2019

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board received an update on fraud risk management efforts; directed school system reviews necessitated by enrolment pressures and programming needs, and approved a number of new and updated policies when trustees met June 8-9 in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. It was the first time the province-wide Board had met in the Labrador region since the English School Board was constituted in 2013.

In a working session, trustees were updated on District efforts to mitigate the risk of fraudulent behaviour in response to a recommendation in the September 2018 Auditor General’s Report on the Management of the Procurement of Goods and Services. (See attached below for more)

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District Refutes NLTA Claims
District Headquarters
Posted: May 7, 2019

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District today responded to an NLTA news release which claimed the NLESD is seeking to “silence” school principals because it chose not to participate in a CBC Sunday Edition panel discussion. See attached for more.

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Board Meeting Votes to Reconfigure Mobile Central High School System
Posted: April 15, 2019
Trustees gathered in St. John's April 13 and 14 to conduct District business

Grade 5 students at St. Bernard’s Elementary in Witless Bay will join their Grade 6 schoolmates and move to the newly-extended Mobile Central High School in September, 2019. The decision was made by the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador School District during its regular public meeting on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the District Conference Centre in St. John’s.

More information on the April meeting can be viewed in the attachment below.

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Board Trustees Recognized for Volunteer Service
Posted: April 12, 2019

In marking Volunteer Week 2019, Trustees of the Board of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) were recognized for their volunteer services during a ceremony and reception at Government House today (April 12, 2019), hosted by Her Honour the Honourable Judy Foote, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and His Honour Howard Foote.

Further details are available from the media release attached below.

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NLESD Employees Contribute $10,000 to Community Food Sharing Association
District Headquarters
Posted: January 31, 2019
Staff representatives present the Community Food Sharing Association's Eg Walters with a cheque for $10,000 (photo credit: NLESD)

The Newfoundland and Labrador Education Foundation Inc., a registered charity funded through the voluntary payroll contributions of Newfoundland and Labrador English School District employees, is contributing $10,000 to the Community Food Sharing Association. The contribution follows the devastating fire on Wednesday, January 30, which destroyed the organization’s main warehouse in Mount Pearl and its entire stock of food and supplies. More details in attachment below.

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Board Chair Congratulates 'Outstanding Principal' Recipient Gerald Morgan
Stephenville Primary
Posted: January 29, 2019
Gerald Morgan, principal of Stephenville Primary School

Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, today congratulated Gerald Morgan, principal of Stephenville Primary School, for being named among Canada's Outstanding Principals for 2019 by The Learning Partnership. See attachment below for more information.

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Key Policies Approved/Updated at Public Board Meeting
Posted: January 28, 2019

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District approved or updated six key policies during its regular public meeting, held Saturday, January 26 at the District Conference Centre in St. John’s, and broadcast live on the District website.  See attachment below for more information.

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Board Endorses Action Plan to Address AG Recommendations
Posted: November 5, 2018

A media release regarding discussions at the November 3, 2018 meeting of the Board of Trustees can be found at the link below or through the picture linked to this story.

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Trustees to Gather for Regular Public Meeting
Posted: October 29, 2018

The next public meeting of the Board of Trustees takes place Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's.

The meeting agenda can be found below.

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Board Executive Named at Annual General Meeting
Posted: October 22, 2018
Trustees gather in St. John's for their AGM on Sunday, October 21

The Annual General Meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District was held at the District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, on Sunday October 21, 2018. As required by the Board bylaws, trustees voted for the role of Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board, as well as the Executive Committee of the Board.

More information is available in the news release attached below.

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Board of Trustees Examines Auditor General's Report
Posted: October 20, 2018

Please see attached a media release regarding a working session of the Board held Saturday, October 20, 2018 which focused on the recent Auditor General's Report.
 

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Board of Trustees to Hold Annual General Meeting
Posted: October 5, 2018
NLESD File Photo: A recent meeting of the NLESD Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will hold their Public Annual General Meeting on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The meeting will get underway at 9:00 a.m. at the District Conference Center, 40 Strawberry Marsh Road, St. John's. 

Please find the meeting agenda attached. For those interested, the meeting will be live broadcast via the District's webpage Sunday.

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Board Chair Clarifies Student Assistant Allocation Numbers
Posted: October 2, 2018

The Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board of Trustee responded today to information being shared by the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA) on the subject of the allocation of student assistant hours.

"While we appreciate the NLTA’s advocacy role in seeking additional classroom supports, it is important to note that the District is fully funded by the Provincial Government and deploys available student assistant resources, according to its budget, on a priority basis throughout more than 250 schools in the province," said Chair Goronwy Price. "Furthermore, students with identified needs also avail of multiple supports within the school environment - including support from the classroom teacher, administration, Instructional Resource Teachers, educational psychologists, guidance counsellors, speech-language pathologists, itinerant teachers with specialized training and expertise in a wide range of exceptionalities, and more."

The full text of the new release can be found in the document attached.

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District Chair and CEO to be Available to Media to Respond to AG Report
Posted: September 11, 2018

Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board, Goronwy Price, and Director of Education/CEO Tony Stack will hold a media availability Wednesday, September 12 to respond to the Auditor General’s report into purchasing activities at the District.
 

More information can be found in the advisory attached.

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Foundation Announces 2017-18 Scholarship Winners
Posted: August 24, 2018

The Newfoundland and Labrador Education Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017-18 Scholarship Awards program. A total of 27 students from schools throughout the province were selected from among more than 120 applications.

Details on this year's winners can be found in the release attached.

Further information on the scholarship program can be found on the NL Education Foundation website.

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Trustees prepare for 2018-19 School Year
Posted: August 17, 2018

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District held a public meeting on Saturday, August 11 to discuss a number of items in preparation for the upcoming school year. The meeting, held at the District Conference Centre in St. John's, was broadcast live on the District website.  

Trustees were pleased to note the new Teacher and Learning Assistant (TLA) positions have been established in anticipation of the upcoming school year. The TLA positions are a result of a recommendation made by the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes, and the subsequent Education Action Plan, released by the Provincial Government in July. In the first phase of implementation, 53 TLAs will begin working with students this September in select District schools.

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Trustees Prepare for 2018-19 School Year
Posted: August 17, 2018

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District held a public meeting on Saturday, August 11 to discuss a number of items in preparation for the upcoming school year. The meeting, held at the District Conference Centre in St. John’s, was broadcast live on the District website.  

Trustees were pleased to note the new Teacher and Learning Assistant (TLA) positions have been established in anticipation of the upcoming school year. The TLA positions are a result of a recommendation made by the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes, and the subsequent Education Action Plan, released by the Provincial Government in July. In the first phase of implementation, 53 TLAs will begin working with students this September in select District schools.

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Board to Hold Regular Public Meeting
Posted: August 6, 2018

The next public meeting of the Board of Trustees takes place Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Rd., St. John's.

The agenda can be found below.

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Trustees Approve Policies, Postpone Aspects of School Review
Posted: June 21, 2018

Please see attached a media release regarding issues discussed at the June 16, 2018 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

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Next Public Board Meeting
Posted: June 8, 2018

The next public meeting of the Board of Trustees takes place Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at District Conference Centre, 40 Strawberry Marsh Rd., St. John's.

The agenda can be found below.

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Public Advisory - 2018-2019 School Calendar Available
Posted: March 1, 2018

Public Advisory regarding the release of the 2018-2019 school year calendar can be found below.

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Public Advisory - Public Tenders
Posted: February 22, 2018

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has issued a public advisory concerning the upcoming public tender offering of three former St. John's schools. The tender opens Friday, February 23, with a closing date of Wednesday, March 28.

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Student Safety Reminder
Posted: January 5, 2018

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

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