50th Dinner and Dance Tickets

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The sale of Dinner and Dance Tickets for July 22nd will take place through the general office of the school from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. If you require tickets and are unable to purchase during these hours, please contact, lisamcgrath@nlesd.ca to make arrangements.

World Oceans Day is June 8th

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World Oceans Day is June 8th and the Marine Institute is once again hosting a free family event on Saturday, June 3rd to celebrate.  The event is fun for all ages and includes both educational and exciting activities. Please see attached poster.


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Dear Parent/Guardian,

This year, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is launching new annual school development surveys to replace previous school development and school climate surveys. The new surveys were designed and tested for reliability and validity by Panorama Education and researchers at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and are currently being used by over 7,000 schools in 15+ countries. The Department piloted the surveys using online survey administration in five schools in Fall 2016, and the feedback from the pilot was used to make adjustments to the survey instruments.

The results of the Family Survey will help schools better understand the perceptions of the parents/ guardians in their school community. Together with feedback from students and staff, the survey data will help schools to identify strengths and areas for growth as they engage in school development.

The survey is anonymous, which means that we cannot connect your survey responses to you. We encourage everyone to participate so that we have the most accurate representation of family perceptions at your school.

Please complete the Family Survey  by May 26, 2017 by clicking on the following link: https://www.research.net/r/SDFamilyEN. If you do not have internet access, you may contact your school to arrange access to a school computer or mobile device for survey completion.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the new school development surveys, please contact:

               Jennifer Smith at 709-729-5588 or jenniferfsmith@gov.nl.ca or

               Patricia Emberley at 709-729-6850 or patriciaemberley@gov.nl.ca

Thank you for your participation and for being a valued member of your school community. Read More

Fentanyl Warning

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You have likely heard warnings from police and health authorities this week about opioid drug use, particularly concerns for drugs containing fentanyl. This drug has caused numerous deaths in Canada, including in our province. We have been provided with a fact sheet by the Department of Health and Community Services which we have posted on our website and which you may wish to share with your school community and staff.
The fact sheet is below and can also be accessed at the following link: https://www.nlesd.ca/includes/files/news/doc/1493398620854.pdf
Should you have any questions abut this drug you should contact your local health authority.

College of the North Atlantic Information

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We (CNA) have begun our admissions and acceptance process for our programs that start in September 2017, and want to share some admission information with our high school partners.


  1. CNA has begun acceptances for programs starting September 2017 and as seats are limited, high school students should be encouraged to apply now or as soon as possible to secure September seats.


  1. College of the North Atlantic has produced a Program Guide Brochure for the 2017-18 Academic Year, which highlights program and campus information for programs starting in September. Your High School should be receiving the 2017-18 Program Brochure via mail in the next week or so.


  1. CNA has a new “Seats Available” webpage that applicants can check to see what programs have seat availability, which can be found at http://www.cna.nl.ca/featured-links/seat-availability.aspx. We will be sending the link out via email in the next few days.


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