Max Aitken Academy’s grade 6-8 students hosted Margaret (Ward) Barnaby from Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation on Friday, September 15. She spoke to the students about Orange Shirt Day and the importance of recognizing and understanding the history and legacy of the Indian Residential School system in Canada.
This is an important topic for Margaret because she is a Survivor of this dark chapter in our history as well as, her mother and other family members. She attended what was known as Shubenacadie Indian Residential School located in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.
Miramichi Rural has been chosen by EECD as one of four schools in the province to pilot FLORA - French Learning Opportunities for Rural Areas. Principal Zoella Vienneau will be teaching the program to students from kindergarten to grade 3.
Last year, during the annual APEGNB Pumpkin Fling in Miramichi, schools from ASD-N were challenged to modify trebuchets and launch projectiles at a target for cash prizes. The event was such a huge success the engineers have invited us back for the 2017 Pumpkin Fling happening on September 30th at Waterford Green in Miramichi from 10am-3pm.
With the band “Dropkick Murphys” blaring in the background the new Superintendent of Anglophone North School District, Mr. Mark Donovan, made his way to the stage and brought forth a message of innovation, professionalism, risk taking and rejuvenation. This message was delivered during opening day professional learning sessions on August 28th in Miramichi and August 29th in Bathurst.
Mr. Donovan's words were backed by a commitment to action in the form of some exciting new initiatives that had teachers in ASD-N buzzing. These include, but are not limited to:
The numbering of all School Buses across the District has changed. The last two digits of the existing bus numbers will remain the same but the new numbering will now include a location or series number as follows :
ASD-N is seeking applicants for day-to-day supply teaching positions. Both certified teachers and local permits will be considered. Local permits should have a minimum requirement of two years post-secondary education. However, candidates with less education will be considered and are welcome to apply.
Revised Transportation Information was provided to students who will attend King Street Elementary School prior to the closing of classes in June 2017. This information is still correct and will only be adjusted, as required, after the School year commences. You will be advised of any changes.If you have questions regarding Transportation please contact the school at 778-6076 or the District Transportation Dept at 778-6075.