Schools in the Strait Region to Celebrate "Schools as Communities: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"

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 volunteer appreciation lunch on Monday, April 20, 2015.  The event was organised and prepared by students. Following the lunch, a school assembly was held to recognize and thank the many volunteers who give so freely to the East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy school community.

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!

Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre (MMEC) held an open house on Monday, April 20, 2015.  The focus of the open house was to showcase the many ways teachers and students are using technology to support their learning.

Mrs. MacDonald and the Grade 5/6 class at MMEC create and share limericks using iPads and a Mimio.

Miss Boudreau and the Grade 3/4 class at MMEC write and illustrate stories using iPads.

Mrs. Brow and the Grade P/1/2 class at MMEC use a Mimio and iPads
to practice sight words.

This beautiful display welcomes everyone to
Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy!


As part of the school’s open house, this incredible display was created by Colleen Pelley, Student Support Worker at Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy!

Felix Marchand Education Centre
hosted a Cultural Night Open House on April 22, 2015.  The event was a celebration of different cultures through art, music, language, pictues, video and food.  Six International Student Program students from Turkey, Mexico, Japan, China, France and Germany shared a wealth of information about their home countries.  All guests were offered a "Passport" to each country, upon visiting the country you were given a stamp to recognize your visit.  Keith Mullins, a local singer/ songwriter, performed along with Felix Marchand students who sang "We are the World".  A chef joined the celebration to prepare foods from around the world and students displayed their art works.  Not only did everyone learn a great deal but they had so much fun doing so!