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International Women's Day:  Sunday, March 8, 2015

March Break:  March 16 to 20, 2015

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:
Saturday, March 21, 2015


Nutrition Month



St. Andrews Consolidated School Students Enhancing Their Cultural Diversity and Appreciation Musical Experiences Through an Innovative School Project




Grade Primary students at St. Andrews Consolidated School
are very excited to perform using the new instruments!


Congratulations to Jackie Dunn MacIsaac, Music Teacher at St. Andrews Consolidated School who was awarded a Program Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) Grant of $4,948 for a school project, Drumming Up Nova Scotian Culture.  The grant has enabled Ms. Dunn MacIsaac to purchase new Mi’kmaq, Celtic, Acadian and African drums as well as percussion instruments that will be used to enhance classroom performances, monthly assemblies, cultural events and public concerts.  As a result of this support, Grades Primary to Six students have been engaged in new music instruction that is enhancing their cultural learning and experiences.  Learn More....

 



Bayview Education Centre Grade 8 Class Recognized
for Participation in the Naming of Nova Scotia Heritage Day



Deputy Premier Diana Whalen, Grade 8 Bayview Education Centre student Abby Walker and Communities, Culture, and Heritage Minister Tony Ince cut the celebratory cake at the official launch of Nova Scotia Heritage Day.

Abby Walker, representing her Grade 8 class at Bayview Education Centre, joined Communities, Culture, and Heritage Minister Tony Ince and Deputy Premier Diana Whalen at the official launch of Nova Scotia Heritage Day at Province House on Friday, February 6, 2015.  This year the holiday celebrates African Nova Scotian Viola Desmond.

Last year, Bayview Education Centre’s Grade 7 class with guidance from their teacher, Chrissy Hawley, participated in the provincial naming contest for the holiday.  Bayview Education Centre is one of three winning schools recognized for their submission.  Congratulations to all students on taking the initiative to be part of this important learning opportunity!  Read More....

 


Strait Regional School Board Celebrates African Heritage Month 2015
Justice: People, Places and Events




Poster Excerpt from the Office of African Nova Scotia Affairs

2015 marks the launch of the Provincial Heritage Day holiday, honouring Viola Desmond.  In addition, the United Nations has declared 2015 to 2025 the International Decade of People of African Descent, embracing the theme of recognition, justice and development.  In recognition of these events, it is quite appropriate that the provincial theme for African Heritage Month 2015 is Justice: People, Places and Events and as such will focus on celebrating the contributions of African Descent People who have contributed to the Nova Scotia social justice system.

Each February, in particular, schools in the Strait Regional School Board focus on the history, culture and achievements of people of African descent. The Strait Regional School Board encourages students, parents/guardians, staff and community members to share in the celebration of African Heritage Month 2015. Learn More....

 



Strait Regional School Board Marks Psychology Month

February marks the 11th annual Psychology Month campaign.  Psychology Month is an awareness campaign that Psychology is for Everyone.  This year’s theme is Psychology Makes it Work.   Psychology plays an extremely important role in our well-being and in how we think, feel and behave in our daily lives and in our communities.  Accessing psychology services and supports is part of leading a healthy and happy life.

On behalf of the Strait Regional School Board, Director of Programs and Student Services Paul Landry thanked the school psychologists for their many contributions to school programming and services for students. "School Psychologists are valued members of our regional support team who assist students with a wide range of social, emotional, behavioural and learning challenges," says Mr. Landry.  Read More....

 



The Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Karen Casey has released Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education entitled The 3Rs: Renew, Refocus and Rebuild.
Read the complete document by accessing the following image:




Strait Regional School Board Members


(November 6, 2013)


Seated (left to right): Richelle MacLaughlin; Francine Boudreau, Vice Chair; Ford Rice, Superintendent of Schools; Mary Jess MacDonald, Chair; Lian Parsons

Standing (left to right): Brian Murray; Joanne Reddick; Anne Peters; Basil Johnson; Rosalee Parker; Jim Austin; Mallori Nickerson; Jamie Samson


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Grade Primary students at St. Andrews Consolidated School are very excited to perform using the new instruments! Congratulations to Jackie Dunn MacIsaac, Music Teacher at St. Andrews Consolidated School who was awarded a Program Development...

 

Photo excerpt from Canadian Psychological Association website. February marks the 11th annual Psychology Month campaign.  Psychology Month is an awareness campaign that Psychology is for Everyone.  This year’s theme is Psychology...

 

Deputy Premier Diana Whalen, Grade 8 Bayview Education Centre student Abby Walker and Communities, Culture, and Heritage Minister Tony Ince cut the celebratory cake at the official launch of Nova Scotia Heritage Day.   Abby Walker,...