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Teacher-led research released

Research by New Brunswick teachers on the topic of accommodating learning differences was released today in Fredericton. From left: Ann Sherman, dean of the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education; Monica Watson-Bedard, teacher at Millidgeville North School; Joe Crossland, physical education and health lead, Anglophone West School District; and Nancy Boucher, acting deputy minister of Education and Early Childhood ...

Official opening of Max Aitken Academy

The official opening of the new Max Aitken Academy was held today in Miramichi. Front, from left: Kamryn Manderson and Jacob Tenass, students. Back, from left: Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Celia Hale, student; school principal Mark Donovan; Jenna Taylor, student; school mascot Max the Moose; Kierstan Hamilton, student; Sophie Taylor, student; Seniors and ...

March break welding camp

Students in St. Stephen had the opportunity to explore welding, one of the many career options in the trades, this week through a Mind over Metal Camp. From left: Dan Tadic, executive director of the Canadian Welding Association; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Robb Wilson, camp instructor and St. Stephen High School teacher.

Investment in Polyvalente W.-A.-Losier in Tracadie

The provincial government is investing $3.5 million in Polyvalente W.-A.-Losier in Tracadie. From left: Tracadie Mayor Denis Losier; school principal Bernard St-Pierre; Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle; and Pierre Lavoie, superintendant of the Francophone nord-est school district.

Comprehensive literacy strategy launched

Premier Brian Gallant unveiled Unleashing the power of literacy: New Brunswick’s Comprehensive Literacy Strategy at the Edith Cavell School in Moncton today.

New Brunswickers invited to participate in annual Pink Shirt Day

New Brunswickers were invited to help promote diversity and respect in schools, workplaces and communities by wearing pink today. Front row, from left: Zachary Morrison, Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny, Scott Hachey, Debra Walls, diversity and respect lead. Back row, from left: Rosalind Kennedy-Townsend, principal, Parkwood Heights Elementary, Lily Duguay, Emma Casey and Dan Doucet, vice-principal, Parkwood ...

Diversity and respect leads working in schools

Diversity and respect leads have been hired as part of an effort to support a safe, welcoming and affirming school environment for all New Brunswick students. Photos shows Premier Brian Gallant with three of the teachers who are working as leads. From left: Tanya Thibeau; Heather McIntyre; Gallant and Charlene Yetman.

Name of new Miramichi elementary school announced

An $18 million school being built in Miramichi will be named King Street Elementary School. Front row, from left: Madison Long and Erica Doyle, students at Ian Baillie Elementary School; Aidan Donald, student at St. Andrews Elementary School. Back row, from left: Charlene Robinson, principal of St. Andrews Elementary School; Paula Hache, principal of Ian Baillie Elementary School; Beth Stymiest, ...

Investment in Polyvalente Thomas-Albert in Grand Falls

The provincial government is investing $1.7 million in Polyvalente Thomas-Albert in Grand Falls. From left: Pierre Morin, school principal; Richard Landry, chair of the Francophone nord-ouest school district; and Victoria-La Vallée MLA Chuck Chiasson.

Investments in Bath Community School

The provincial government is investing $250,000 into Bath Community School as part of the 2017-18 capital budget. The funds will support the planning of upcoming renovations. From left: Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew Harvey; Jason Smith, principal of Bath Community School; Bath Mayor Troy Stone and Jay Colpitts, director of schools for the Anglophone West School District.

Investment in continued construction of Miramichi elementary school

The provincial government is investing $4.7 million to continue construction of an elementary school in Miramichi as part of the 2017-18 capital budget. From left: Tom Olly, project manager at the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Brandon Butler, work clerk at the department; and site supervisor Rodney Levangie, of Marco Builders of Atlantic Canada.

Integrated Service Delivery model expansion in Miramichi

The Integrated Service Delivery model for delivering services to children and youth who suffer from emotional, behavioural and mental health issues is now in place in the Miramichi region, with offices located at Dr. Losier Middle School. From left: Armande D’Alessio, program manager at the Department of Social Development; Bob Eckstein, director of the Integrated Services Unit at the Department ...

Integrated Service Delivery model expansion in Bathurst

The Integrated Service Delivery model for delivering services to New Brunswick children and youth who suffer from emotional, behavioural and mental health issues is now in place in the Chaleur region, with offices located at École secondaire Népisiguit. From left: Marie Paulin, manager, children-youth teams, Integrated Service Delivery; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Education and Early Childhood Development ...

Investment being made in K-8 school under construction in Campbellton

The provincial government is investing $7.8 million in the new K-8 school now under construction in Campbellton. From left: Pierre Lavoie, executive director of the Francophone nord-est school district; Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; and Madawaska-Restigouche MP René Arseneault.

Investment in new Saint John elementary school

The provincial government is investing $4 million to continue construction of a new elementary school in West Saint John. From left: Erica Lane, community engagement co-ordinator for Anglophone South School District, and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny.

N.B. students participating in cybersecurity competition

Students at five New Brunswick high schools are participating in CyberTitan, a North American cybersecurity competition. From left: students Caleb Raynes and Shane Scott; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Andrew Colwell, teacher at Saint John High School; students Hannah Adams, Calvin Le, Kyle Price; and Lori Wall, principal of Saint John High School.

Preschool autism intervention program improved and funding increased

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is introducing an enhanced model for the Preschool Autism Intervention Program and increasing funding. From left: Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman; Danielle Pelletier, owner of Danielle Pelletier Speech-language Pathologist Corp. DBA Autism Intervention Services; Lisa Crimmins, parent of two children in the program; and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian ...

2015-16 Excellence in Education Awards (francophone sector)

Six teachers and three staff members of the early childhood sector received Excellence in Education Awards (francophone sector) in recognition of their exceptional work over the 2015-16 school year. Standing, from left: Christine Bourgeois, Garderie Petits Moineaux, Memramcook; Ginette LeBreton, Garderie Chez Gigi, Saint-Irénée; Isabelle Cormier, Garderie du Domaine, Edmundston; Jean-Marc O’Brien, École Mgr-Marcel-François-Richard, Saint-Louis de Kent; Education and Early ...

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Grade 9 students across New Brunswick are participating today in Take Our Kids to Work Day, which is part of Career Week, Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. From left: students Zachary Stewart and Marie-Pier Mazerolle; Education and Early Childhood Minister Brian Kenny; students Hilary Sinclair and Josh Humphrey.

Investment in Place aux compétences initiatives

The provincial government has contributed $200,000 to the non-profit group Place aux compétences. This will enable the organization to support initiatives promoting an entrepreneurial spirit and the development of skills that will help students in francophone schools. Participating in the announcement were Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny, left, and René Côté, board chair of Place aux compétences.

Meduxnekeag Consolidated School receives LEED certification

Meduxnekeag Consolidated School in Woodstock has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. From left: students Sam Hawksley, Grace Elliott and Kaitlyn Waugh; principal Tammy Dunbar; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; students Kylie Bull, Shelby How-Donovan and Abigail McCormack.

International School using New Brunswick curriculum opens campus in China

Premier Brian Gallant was on hand to officially open the new campus of the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen in China, which will use New Brunswick's curriculum.

Grade 1 French immersion to return in 2017

The provincial government will honour a commitment to reinstate French immersion in Grade 1 beginning in September 2017. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Park Street School students Payton Sheppard and Lily Hine; and Premier Brian Gallant.

Atlantic provinces to support mental health, and career development and transition

The provincial government committed to a number of actions to support public and post-secondary education students in the area of mental health and career transitioning These were the major themes that emerged from the meeting of the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training held in St. John’s. Standing, from left: Prince Edward Island Minister of Workforce and Advanced ...

Investment in mental health support in schools

The Integrated Service Delivery model for providing mental health, addiction, intervention and social services to children and youth will expand to another 112 schools this fall, from Saint John to Sussex and in the Miramichi and Chaleur-Restigouche regions. From left: Child and Youth Advocate Norman J. Bossé; Robert Fowler, DEC chair of Anglophone South School District; Service New Brunswick Minster ...

High school students to explore career opportunities in provincewide competition

High school students across New Brunswick will take part this month in a provincial educational competition. ChatterHigh is an online educational game that engages students, teachers and parents in labour market information and career planning. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Teo Vanoplynus and Ashley Cameron, Grade 10 students at Bathurst High School; and Shaun MacDonald, ...

$3.4 million invested to complete upgrades at Polyvalente Thomas-Albert

The provincial government is investing $3.4 million to complete repairs to Polyvalente Thomas-Albert in Grand Falls. Front row, from left: Mily Caron, student representative on the Francophone nord-ouest school district education council; and students Thomas Chassé, Kristine Ouellette, Carolyne Ouellette and Émilie Thibodeau. Back row, from left: Alexis Martin, student; Victoria-La Vallée MLA Chuck Chiasson; Premier Brian Gallant; Richard Landry, ...

Gallant welcomes children back to school

Premier Brian Gallant was at Royal Road Elementary School in Fredericton this morning to mark the first day of school. He welcomed the students as they arrived at school, and then toured the school. From left: Gallant; Callie Brown, student; Jessica Brown, mother; Georgia Brown; and Nick Brown, father.

Ten-year education plans focus on results; local authorities will have flexibility on delivery

Under new 10-year education plans, the provincial government will invest the most in public education in the province’s history, and shift the focus to government setting goals while giving local schools and school districts the tools to reach those goals according to their own challenges and opportunities. From left: Premier Brian Gallant and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian ...

Investment in Moncton Headstart

The provincial government is investing $200,000 to support Moncton Headstart. From left: Darren Hansen, vice-president of Moncton Headstart's board of directors; Mary O'Donnell, executive director; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers, who is also minister responsible for literacy; and Mark St-Pierre, president of Moncton Headstart's board of directors.

Provincial government providing $750,000 to SHAD program

The provincial government is providing $750,000 to the SHAD program during the next five years. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; SHAD Fellows Sophie Gagnon, from Fredericton, and Nash Brewer, from Temperance Vale; and Susan Montague, member of SHAD’s board of directors.

Design unveiled for renovations at École secondaire Assomption

The provincial government today unveiled the design for the renovated École secondaire Assomption in Rogersville. From left: Paul Demers, chair of the district education council, Francophone sud School District; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Kent North MLA Bertrand LeBlanc; and student Renée Gaudet, along with members of the community.

New Miramichi school named in honour of prominent businessman

A new $22-million school being built in Miramichi has been named the Max Aitken Academy. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Micheal Mortlock, chair of the district education council, Anglophone North School District; Mike Coster, district education council member; and Tony Walsh, councillor, City of Miramichi, with children from the ...

Recommendations for education plan presented

The provincial government has been presented with recommendations which will help inform the development of a 10-year provincial education plan. From left: Karen Power, the co-chair for the anglophone sector; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; and Gino LeBlanc, the co-chair for the francophone sector.

Renovation work and upgrades progress at Harrison Trimble High School

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny toured Harrison Trimble High School today to visit the ongoing renovation and upgrade projects, which are part of the school’s ongoing Mid-Life Upgrade initiative. From left: Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Kenny; school principal Tami VanWart; Gregg Ingersoll, superintendent of the Anglophone East School District; and Ian Hebbelthwaite, member of the district education ...

Official opening of Chris Saunders Memorial School

A ceremony to mark the official opening of Chris Saunders Memorial School was held today with an assembly for students, staff and guests. Front row, from left: students Molly McGrath, Max McKinnon and Osita Anyaegbuna; family members of the late Chris Saunders; Luc Saunders, son; Gwen Manderville, widow; Ben Saunders, son; Debbie Sullivan, mother; and students Oliva Nixon and Devan ...

New classrooms open at Centre scolaire Samuel-de-Champlain

Students at Centre scolaire Samuel-de-Champlain were joined by dignitaries today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the addition of four classrooms to the school. In photo: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle and Ed Doherty, minister responsible for Service New Brunswick, visiting teacher Rodrigue Hébert’s Grade 9 geography class.

Books on aboriginal culture to be distributed in francophone schools

Books on aboriginal culture for students in Grades 1 to 6 will be distributed in francophone schools through a partnership between the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the publishing firm Bouton d’or Acadie. In the picture: First Nations members joined Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle; Miramichi Bay-Neguac MLA Lisa Harris; and Marie Cadieux, CEO ...

Sod-turning marks official start of construction of new elementary school in Miramichi

A sod-turning ceremony was held today to mark the official start of construction of a new kindergarten to Grade 5 anglophone school in Miramichi. The new school is expected to be completed in September 2017. Located on King Street, the facility will accommodate up to 400 students. It will replace Ian Baillie Primary School, built in 1959, and St. Andrews ...

Ministers welcome students from China to the legislative assembly

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle met with 27 Grade 12 students from China and their teachers. These students have been in New Brunswick since February, studying in the provincial school system for one semester. They are attending high schools in different regions of the province: Campbellton, Dalhousie, Bathurst, Miramichi, Riverview, and Saint John. The students are in ...

Construction begins at new francophone school in Restigouche Centre

The construction work on the new francophone elementary school for Restigouche Centre was launched today in Campbellton with the unveiling of the design. From left: Louise Thibeault, principal of Mgr Melanson school; Eric Levesque, principal of Versant-Nord school; Mario Pelletier, representative of the district education council; Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arseneault; Magan McInnis, a student at Versant-Nord school; Madeleine ...

Meduxnekeag Consolidated School officially opened in Woodstock

The new Meduxnekeag Consolidated School was officially opened today in a ceremony attended by students, teachers, parents, community members and dignitaries. From left: student Paxton Grant; Mark Noel, chair of the district education council; student Ethan Lutwick; David McTimoney, superintendent of the Anglophone West School District; John Slipp, representative of the district education council; Education and Early Childhood Minister Serge ...

New school to be built on Dieppe Boulevard

A new school with a projected cost of $34.7 million will be built on Dieppe Boulevard in Dieppe. The provincial government confirmed that the construction of the new Grade 3 to 8 school will relieve overcrowding at École Amirault, École Carrefour de l’Acadie and École Mathieu-Martin in the Francophone Sud school district. From left: Coun. Ernest Thibodeau, City of Dieppe; ...

Premier visits new culinary arts and broad-based technology labs at Riverview High School

Premier Brian Gallant visited the renovated culinary arts and broad-based technology labs and toured the construction site at Riverview High School today. From left: students Chris Mackinnon, Jack Buck and Aidan Quinn; and Gallant.

Record participation in the provincial debating tournament for francophone high schools

The seventh provincial debating tournament for francophone high schools in New Brunswick was held on April 22-23 at the Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany school in Edmundston, with a record participation of 17 teams representing 11 schools.

2016 Provincial French Pride Week launched

The 27th Provincial French Pride Week was launched officially today at École Les Éclaireurs in Fredericton. The week runs from March 21 to 24. About 29,000 students from 94 francophone schools across the province will celebrate their pride in the French language as well as their commitment to their culture. They will be supported by school staff, parents, and members ...

École Marie-Gaétane in Kedgwick to undergo $9.3-million renovation

A $9.3-million renovation project at École Marie-Gaétane in Kedgwick was announced today by Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle. This project is part of the reorganization of schools in the Kedgwick region and is expected to be completed by December 2018. Front row, from left: students Jeannelle Bélanger-St-Pierre; Allie Chouinard; Ézéchiel Dugas; Mélodie Coulombe; and Guillaume Banville. Second ...

Design for new school in Miramichi unveiled

The design of a new kindergarten to Grade 5 school for Miramichi was unveiled today. The school will replace Ian Baillie Primary School and St. Andrews Elementary School, built in 1959 and 1963, respectively. From left: Andy Flanagan, district education council member, Anglophone North School District; John Foran, deputy mayor of Miramichi; Eileen Bowes, chair of the Building a Future ...

Annual Pink Shirt Day

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle wore his pink shirt today to help promote diversity and respect in schools, workplaces and communities. The day started in 2007 in support of a student who had been bullied. Since then, schools, businesses, communities and governments across Canada have recognized the last Wednesday in February as Pink Shirt Day. From left: ...

$2.7-million addition to Centre scolaire communautaire La fontaine announced

A $2.7-million project to add trades shops at the Centre scolaire communautaire La fontaine in Neguac was announced today. From left: Neguac Mayor Georges Savoie; Gérard Robichaud, vice-chair of the Francophone nord-est school district education council; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bill Fraser; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle; Premier Brian Gallant; Miramichi Bay-Neguac MLA Lisa Harris; and ...