Monthly Reports

On May 6th, Nicole Hebb, facilitator for Bricks 4 Kidz, provided Kennetcook District Elementary Students from Primary to 6 with the opportunity to become engineers using LEGO. Pairs of students were given a LEGO kit and instructions to build an item related to the overall topic. Each construction the students worked on was designed by engineers, and each kit can create 2000 different builds.  

Five grade seven students from Uniacke District School were honoured at a ceremony in Halifax, on May 19th,  by the  Learning Partnership, a national non profit educational foundation. Under the guidance of their teacher, Kathleen Creelman, students wrote personal narrative essays about a significant turning point in their lives.  This year marked the official launch of the program in Nova Scotia, although Uniacke District has been piloting the writing component for the past two years.

Celebrating Mi'kmaq culture at Trenton Middle School

On June 5 Trenton Middle School kicked-off National Aboriginal History Month with a Mawiomi. Trenton Middle School along with the Grade 4 students from Trenton Elementary and the Grade 5/6 class from Pictou Landing First Nation School joined together to celebrate the beauty, strength, spirit and endurance of the Mikmaq culture.  The students enjoyed drumming by Eastern Eagle and a beautiful showcase of dancing by various dancers including Trenton Middle's own Muin Herney.

This past summer, the Aberdeen Hospital once again partnered with the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board offering co-op placements for three students from Pictou County entering Grade 12 this September. Each student had to complete 200 hours of placement in a range of health professions throughout the organization.

CCRSB extends its thanks to the Aberdeen Health Foundation for the continued funding for these positions and congratulates Sean McNeill, Amelia English and Lily MacDonald on their accomplishments this summer. 

On Wednesday, September 16, West Colchester Consolidated School (WCCS) introduced parents, guardians and other members of the WCCS community to the use of circles during their Parent Orientation evening. Teachers discussed best practices, their current teaching assignment and the use of the Restorative Approach in their classrooms. Meanwhile parents, guardians and community members looked on in an “outer circle”.

Students at Chiganois Elementary School recently participated in the school's annual Terry Fox Run. Students collected pledges and raised an impressive $6088.45 to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation in support of cancer research. The staff at Chiganois provided the opportunity for students to throw some whipped cream pies at the staff member of their choice as part of their motivation to collect some pledges. We are thankful for the generosity of the community and the efforts of our students for such a great cause!

 

Students and staff at Radown District Elementary recently had an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal culture and community from Rabbit and Bear Paws.  The performers passed along important stories and lessons, and reminded everyone about the importance of community and believing in one's self and others.  Students were actively engaged throughout the performance as many were able to participate as characters, through the use of puppets during the presentation.   

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