Monthly Reports

Grade 7 and 8 students from across Pictou County (Celtic Family of Schools) are getting ready to attend the 9th Annual Celtic Family Henderson Paris United Nations Seminar at New Glasgow Academy on October 22nd. The theme for the 2015 seminar is "Healthy Soils for a Healthy Life". Tabitha Coleman, Northern Nova Scotia Green Schools Engagement Officer, will be the guest speaker. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations as an organization.


Winding River Consolidated students in Marisa Ayotte’s Grade 5/6 class recently had a fun filled and engaging day integrating technology into their curriculum while working with Gnespes, Google Apps, and Coding with Technology Integration Learning Consultant Louise Haycocks. The students created Gnespes accounts, and are working with their teacher on incorporating Google Classroom, Google Forms, and Google Documents into their day-to-day learning. Students will also be sharing their technology expertise with other students and classes within their school.  

At the beginning of fall semester, Dance 11 students at Hants North Regional High School were told that they would be participating in a final performance as an exam mark for the course. The horror was instantaneous! Do we have to? In front of how many people? Will we fail the course if we don’t? The class consisted of mostly novice dancers, with a splash of experienced ones. There was beautiful diversity in the class, including a couple international students. Teacher Cassie Green promised students that they would feel differently in four months, and the panic subsided for the time being.

Mrs. Yorke’s Grade 2 class at Parrsboro Regional Elementary School celebrated the Chinese New Year on February 8th. Chinese New Year is the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar. Though the date is different every year, it always falls between January 21st and February 20th. 

Grade 6 students from Wallace Elementary and Cyrus Eaton Elementary have just completed their YMCA swim program! Students participated in the 12-week YMCA swimming program as part of an enriched physical-education program. Every student made gains and improved as swimmers, receiving a final report and corresponding level badge. Thank you Fox Harour Resort for providing the space and the end of program BBQ, as well as to the Amherst YMCA for scheduling the instructors! 

It's here! Rally Against Racism takes place today for students at Cobequid Educational Centre, Truro Elementary, Truro Junior High, Central Colchester Junior High, Harmony Heights Elementary and Bible Hill Junior High. The rally starts at CEC and takes students on a walk from Lorne Street to Prince Street, and onto Young Street. Students from other schools will join the walk along the route as it moves down Young Street, Brunswick Street and Park Road.