Research is definitive about the importance of nutrition on learning. Breakfast, often labeled the most important meal of the day, is also the meal that research says is missed most often. Eating a good breakfast regularly has been linked to improvement in academic performance and emotional and social functioning, and is also considered a determinant of a healthy lifestyle. So the announcement on Friday, September 11, 2015 that the Boys and Girls Club/Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Miramichi were to be the lead sponsor of school breakfast programs in 20 schools in the Miramichi was very exciti
Please be advised that as of today, September 3, 2015, we will be unable to approve any further out of zone transfer requests until September 30, 2015. Please check back then if you want to request that your child be transferred to a school for which they are not zoned and if there is room, we may be able to grant your request.
Due to construction delays with the renovation project at Gretna Green Elementary School, the planned opening day for students on Tuesday, September 8th has been moved to Wednesday, September 9th.
The staggered entry for new Kindergarten students is also delayed. Students who were to start on Tuesday, September 8th will now start on Wednesday, September 9th, and students who were supposed to start on Wednesday, September 9th will now start on Thursday, September 10th.
Once again, for the 13th year running, the Miramichi Council of the BellAliant Pioneers and Staples in Miramichi have made a generous donation of school supplies to students in the Miramichi, Harcourt and Rexton areas of Anglophone North School District through their “Backpacks for Kids” program. Along with BellAliant and partner Staples-Miramichi and their customers, 170 book bags stuffed with classroom materials have been prepared for children in elementary school and were delivered to district representatives this past Tuesday.
The 2015 "Go for 42" Fun Run was held on Sunday, June 28th with elementary schools in the Miramichi area participating. Gretna Green Elementary had the largest proportion of participants, followed by St. Andrews and Croft Elementary, Carrefour Beausoleil. To see photos from the even visit Go for 42 2015 .
A sod turning
ceremony was held June 15th at Gretna Green Elementary School,
Miramichi to mark upgrades and renovations to the school that are to begin this
summer. The almost $10 000 000 project to add teaching stations, a new gym, administrative
areas and other improvements will span 3 years to minimize disruptions to the
school’s operation. Students from the school attended the event held under
sunny skies on the front lawn and showed considerable excitement realizing that
many of them will continue at the school beyond grade 5 as the renovations will
June 8th, Harkins Middle School presented a Chinese Cultural
Exposition. Students the grade 6 Blue Team, headed by Mrs. Blakley-Doucette, as
well as Ms. Beers’ social studies students from 8E1, 8E2, 8L1, and 8L2, presented
projects created with the help of Ms. Zhang Xiaoyu. Projects included Blue & White
Porcelain painting, Blow painting, lantern making, traditional
Chinese Bamboo dancing, Chinese paper cutting, Beijing Opera Mask fabrication,
chopstick practice, Calligraphy, Pinyin card creation, Chinese tea making, authentic