On May 5th Grade 4 students from Winding River Consolidated School had the opportunity to participate in the Learn to Fish program. After a classroom session learning about types of fish, their habitat, food and how to prepare for a fishing adventure, the students travelled to the pond at nearby Fox Hollow Golf Course to try their luck in a stocked pond. The students were very excited to give the sport a try; several went home with fish for supper!
Cobequid Consolidated School recently received a Run for Life Spin Bike to help students self-regulate and focus their energy on learning. Located in Mrs. MacKay’s Grade 4 class, students have the opportunity to use it as they wish to help with learning. The bike is whisper quiet and students are learning to read and ride or ride and learn! The bike has been a tremendous asset to the class. Cobequid Consolidated is very grateful to the Literacy Department at CCRSB for this generous gift!
The students at Great Village Elementary spent some time recently preparing the soil for planting in their vegetable garden. After a community volunteer loosened up the soil with his tractor, Mr. Murphy's Grade 1/2 class took on the responsibility of getting the garden ready to plant. Students from all classes started a variety of vegetable seeds in their classrooms and transplanted them to the garden. Now the students are just weeding and waiting!
Grade Primary to 3 Music teachers from across CCRSB are at Central Office today participating in professional learning focusing on the new, streamlined P-3 curriculum. The session is being facilitated by Lauren Baldwin, CCRSB Music teacher and Ardith Haley, Arts Consultant DEECD.
CCRSB schools part of 2015 Indigo Adopt a School program
Today's "What's in your backpack?" video features photos from Cobequid Educational Centre, Maple Ridge Elementary, Kennetcook District School, North Nova Education Centre, Great Village, Frank H. MacDonald Elementary/East Pictou Middle School & CCRSB staff videos. You can watch the video below or on the CCRSB YouTube Channel.
On October 28th, students and staff at North Nova Education Centre had the opportunity to observe and participate in a Mawiomi , a gathering and celebration with First Nations members of their school and local community. The Mawiomi highlighted traditional dance, drumming and song to celebrate Mi’kmaq culture. NNEC student, Chelsea Prosper, also spoke about the REDress display she created at the school in memory of missing and murdered aboriginal women.
Students from River Hebert District School travelled to Halifax recently to compete in the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development STEAM Olympics - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics - at Saint Mary's University. RHDS entered a Grade 5 team and a Grade 7/8 team. Both teams competed against various elementary and junior high schools throughout Nova Scotia and used multiple skills to complete assigned tasks. RHDS's Grade 7/8 team won silver in the Grade 7/8 Division. Well done!
Last evening representatives from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and the Nova Scotia Teacher's Union met to officially sign the new, regional collective agreement. CCRSB Board Chair, Trudy Thompson, and NSTU President Shelley Morse, expressed their continued to committment to maintaining the strong relationship between the school board and the union for the future. The regional agreement is in effect until 2018.
On February 10th, administrative assistants and principals representing CCRSB's four families of schools met at Central Office to collaboatively develop a version of CCRSB's Professional Growth and Appraisal Program (PGAP) for all administative assistants.