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 Education Week - April 19 to 25, 2015
Schools as Communities: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Schools in the Strait Region Celebrate Education Week
Four Teachers Recognized for Their Contributions

Great things are happening in schools throughout the Strait Region.  Education Week, April 19 to 25, 2015, provides an opportunity for parents/guardians and the general public to celebrate the achievements of students and teachers, and to acknowledge the contributions that many people, in supporting roles, make to our education system. Students, staff and schools continue to open their hearts, minds and doors through their active involvement in numerous creative and inspiring classroom and school initiatives. Learn more....

This year’s Education Week theme is Schools as Communities: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors / Les écoles communautaires citoyennes: ouverture de coeur, ouverture d’esprit, ouverture des portes.  Learn more....

The Strait Regional School Board congratulates the following recipients who have been formally recognized for their commitment and dedication to student learning and for encouraging students to be active in their school and communities:

- Robert MacDonald, Teacher, Richmond Education Centre/Academy
- Mike MacIsaac, Teacher, St. Mary's Education Centre/Academy
- Tiffany MacNeil, Teacher, H.M. MacDonald Elementary School
- Rob Ryan, Guidance Counsellor, Tamarac Education

Tiffany MacNeil, Robert MacDonald, Minister Karen Casey, Mike MacIsaac and Rob Ryan (l to r) following the provincial Education Week Awards ceremony.

In the beautiful and thoughtful banner below, Bayview Education Centre's Grade 7 and 8 students reflect on what "Schools as Communities: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors" means to them!


Congratulations to Students and Award Recipients of the
17th Annual Strait Regional Science Fair

Strait Regional School Board Vice Chair, Mary Jess MacDonald; National Winners Siobhan MacDonald, Brenton Sutherland, Matthew Sampson, Robert Carter; and Director of Programs and Student Services, Paul Landry, (left to right) following the Awards Ceremony, on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Congratulations all students and award recipients who took part in the 17th annual Strait Regional Science Fair.   Special congratulations to the following four grand prize award winners:

1st Overall
Robert Carter, Grade 9, Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy
Project – The Ultraponic Gardening System

2nd Overall
Matthew Sampson, Grade 12, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School
Project– The Portable Printer

3rd Overall
Brenton Sutherland, Grade 11, Dalbrae Academy
Project– The Skies of Tomorrow

4th Overall
Siobhan MacDonald, Grade 11, Dalbrae Academy
Project – Micro Hydro - Do a Lot, With a Little

Each student will attend the Canada Wide Science Fair scheduled for May 11-16, 2015, in Fredericton, New Brunswick and the Nova Scotia Science Fair Showcase to be held on April 30, 2015, in Halifax.

The Strait Regional School Board extends sincere thanks to all members of the 2015 Science Fair Planning Committee for their ongoing dedication to providing students with an excellent educational opportunity:  Andrew Clarey, Betsy Jardine, Maria Boudreau, Lawrence Deagle, Tracy MacIsaac, Justin Fougere, Darryl Breen, Chris West, Stephanie MacDonald, Beryl Hadley and Sandra Beaton.

In addition, thank you to parents/guardians, school board staff, Award sponsors and local businesses for their ongoing support of the event and the many judges who volunteer their time to review the outstanding student projects.



World Autism Awareness Day:  Thursday, April 2, 2015

SRSB Concours d'Art Oratoire (French Public Speaking Event)
Thursday, April 9, 2015

National Volunteer Week:  April 12-18, 2015

Education Week:  April 19-25, 2015
"Schools as Communities: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"

Earth Day Canada: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nutrition, an Important Part of a Student's Day

To learn well, our children and youth need to eat well.  Nutrition plays a key role in the healthy development of our children and youth. Nutritious foods provide our body and mind with the energy needed to grow, feel well, be active, stay healthy and learn.

The following information highlights some of the activities and initiatives that are supporting student learning and reinforcing the importance and benefits of making healthy eating choices a regular part of their school day. Learn 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

News Block

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