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Self-Identification Initiative Begins February 2


In February, AVRSB will be asking all parents/guardians, staff and students to help us learn more about the diversity of our students, staff and communities. Starting on February 2, 2015, we will be encouraging everyone to "Self-Identify" their ancestry and/or Aboriginal Identity. Click "Read More" for details on this important initiative and answers to frequently asked questions.


Exam Schedule in Case of School Cancellation


In the event that your school is closed during the exam period, the exam schedule will be delayed by a day. For example, if a cancellation happens on Tuesday, all exams scheduled for Tuesday will be moved to Wednesday, Wednesday exams will be moved to Thursday, etc. If you have any questions about exam schedules, please contact your school administrator.





TMPDS Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


On the third Monday in January, students at Three Mile Plains District School were hard at work learning about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in honour of Martin Luther King Day. They created a large display in the school hallway to share their knowledge of Dr. King's leadership in the United States civil rights movement and the impact of his work and words throughout the world.



BRES Loves Goalball!


Bridgetown Elementary With NS Goalball AthletesBridgetown Regional Elementary School students in grades 3-5 tried a new type of physical activity recently---Goalball! They were introduced to Goalball with the help of some Team Nova Scotia athletes heading to Montreal to compete nationally at the 15th Annual Montreal Open Goalball Tournament  later this month. Goalball is a sport usually played by athletes with visual impairments. Students gained an appreciation of the skill involved by playing while wearing blindfolds.


CES Students Enjoy Buddy Benches Made by BRHS Tech Ed


Recently Champlain Elementary School received two Buddy Benches built by the students of the Technology Education class at Bridgtetown Regional High School. Several CES PALS (student Playground Activity Leaders in Schools) painted the benches and a few PALS presented skits to the entire school to introduce the benches before they were installed outside for everyone to enjoy. 


The idea behind Buddy Benches is to foster relationship building, as a gathering place and a way to encourage inclusion: When someone is waiting at the Buddy Bench, it’s a signal to others to invite that person to play. Since the benches have been installed at CES, they have been wonderful gathering spots for students!

Early Years Centre Announced for CRMS


Clark Rutherford Memorial School in Clementsport will be the site of a new Early Years Centre, one of four announced by the Province on January 19, 2015. Early Years Centres are partnerships between the school and community organizations, offering early learning programs for children age four and under, as well as family supports and child care options. Staff members at CRMS and within AVRSB are looking forward to working with partners within the CRMS school community over the coming weeks and months. The centre at CRMS is expected to open in the Fall of 2015.

Students Experience Kwanzaa Through Literacy, Art, Music and Dance


In December, students across AVRSB learned about the traditions of Kwanzaa, a winter celebration honouring African heritage and principles. Thanks to Student Support Workers and Literacy Support Workers in the schools, many students had opportunities to learn about Kwanzaa and African culture through literacy activities, art, music, dance and more.




Building Futures for Youth


For many high school students, deciding on a career path can be challenging. For Grade 10 and 11 co-operative education students interested in the construction industry, the Building Futures for Youth (BFY) program helps meet this challenge. BFY offers Grade 10 and 11 Co-operative Education students opportunities to gain on-the-job training as well as other transferrable skills. Recently, students interested in the program took part in an interview skills workshop in Berwick.