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Strait Regional School Board: Long-Range Outlook (2014-2024)

The Strait Regional School Board approved a Long-Range Outlook (2014-2024) on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.  In accordance with the new provincial School Review Policy, all school boards are required to present information annually to the public about the current and developing situation of their schools and the delivery of education programs and services in the form of a long-range outlook.

The Outlook provides valuable information about the changing circumstances of schools and the school community, such as changes in student enrolment and demographics, and forms the basis of information to support discussion and future decisions about the delivery of education programs and services.  This document will be updated annually.

You may access a copy of the document at the following link:

Strait Regional School Board: Long-Range Outlook (2014-2024)

If you would like to provide a response to the Long-Range Outlook, you may do so by Friday, August 14, 2015, by accessing the following link:

Submit Response to the Strait Regional School Board: Long-Range Outlook (2014-2024)

For more background information, you may wish to access a copy of the Provincial School Review Policy at

Grade 5/6 Students at St. Andrews Consolidated School
Unveil Narrative Frieze Entitled "Life in our St. Andrews Community"

In the photo, Grades 5/6 students and Mrs. MacKay proudly display their accomplishment.

St. Andrews Consolidated School’s Grades 5/6 class and their teacher, Suzanne MacKay, celebrated the unveiling of their art work with friends, family, community members, special guests and members of the Strait Regional School Board on Friday, May 15, 2015.  The art work was created in the tradition of 'narrative frieze' under the direction of two local artists - pebble artist Nancy Turniawan and ceramicist Fenn Martin.  Learn More...


Strait Regional School Board Hosts First Tool Box Challenge Event

Pictured are Kilah Hayden, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; Jayden Ryan, 1st Place Team Member, SAERC; Jeremy Samson, Teacher and Tool Box Challenge Organizing Committee; Josh Stewart, 1st Place Team Member, SAERC; Gordon Jewers, 1st Place Team Member, SAERC; Mike MacDonald, Teacher, SAERC (left to right).
Standings: 1st Place, SAERC; 2nd Place, Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy;
3rd place, Inverness Education Centre/Academy

Eleven schools comprised of students from Grades 7 to 10 competed in teams of three to solve a timed task during the Strait Regional School Board’s first Tool Box Challenge event held on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at SAERC.

Event organizer and Coordinator of Community Based Learning Mark Pettipas explained that students were required to work as a team to solve the challenge of building a projectile that could be launched with accuracy to knock down targets. “This initiative is based on the integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (the STEM philosophy) across disciplines in school.  It also encourages 21st Century learning skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration and communication, and requires students to apply the design process they are taught in Technology Education classes,” said Mr. Pettipas.  Learn more....

East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy Celebrates National Police Week

Students explore the RCMP helicopter (above left)
Cst. MacPherson and Grade 6 students Chase MacPherson and Patrick Boyle. (above right)

As part of the school’s celebration of National Police Week, Grades Primary to 12 students attending East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy in Monastery enjoyed the outdoors today, Thursday, May 14, 2015, while learning about the role, and many services, of the RCMP.

East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy Principal Janice Gough explained that throughout the morning students were able to speak with members of the RCMP and see first-hand some of the many services they provide including:

- RCMP Helicopter (from Moncton)
- RCMP Tactical Team
- RCMP Forensic Identification Services
- RCMP Canine Services with the police dog, Bo
- Off-road Vehicle Enforcement
- RCMP boat

Read more and view the many photos....


(Source: Speech-Language & Audiology Canada)

On behalf of the Strait Regional School Board, Director of Programs and Student Services Paul Landry thanked the Board's Speech-Language Pathologists for their many contributions to school programming and services for students. "Speech-Language Pathologists are valued members of our school teams who assist students with a wide range of communications needs to help them succeed in their school program," says Mr. Landry. Read More....

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week: May 3-9, 2015

Mental Health Week: May 4-10, 2015

Gaelic Awareness Month

Asian Heritage Month

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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Chair of the 2015 Heritage Fair Planning Committee Jim Keay; Provincial Winners Emma Rhynold, Emma Smith, Adrienna Marchand, Hannah Snow, Michael Steele, Noor Mohrez, Sara Sullivan; and SRSB Vice Chair Mary Jess MacDonald (left to right)...


The following photos highlight some of the many activities and events undertaken at schools in the Strait Region to celebrate Schools as Communities:  Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors: East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy held a...


Congratulations to the 2015 Lieutenant Governor Education Medal Recipients! At an Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Dalbrae Academy in Mabou, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd), Lieutenant...