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Early learning and child care facilities in Moncton area receive one-time grants

A total of 152 early learning and child care facilities in the Moncton region have benefited from $931,722 under the provincial government’s One-Time Quality Improvement Grant program. From left: Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Nichole Richard, early childhood educator; Janet Perry, executive director of Miracles at First Child Care Centre; and Finance Minister Cathy Rogers.

Early learning and child care facilities in Edmundston area receive one-time grants

A total of 36 early learning and child care facilities in the Edmundston region have benefited from $211,874 under the provincial government’s One-Time Quality Improvement Grant program. Among those participating in the announcement were Josée Picard, director and owner of Garderie la petite famille; Madawaska-Restigouche MP René Arseneault; and Economic Development Minister Francine Landry.

Early learning and child care facilities in the Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula region receive one-time grant

A total of 63 early learning and childcare facilities in the Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula regions have benefited from $304,337 under the provincial government’s One-Time Quality Improvement Grant program. Photo shows Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian

Portal to help parents navigate child care options

The provincial government has launched an online resource portal for families seeking information on early learning and child care services and programs. From left: Melodie Bernier, student visiting the Moncton Public Library; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Amanda West, parent; and Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc.

Early learning and child care facilities in Fredericton area receive one-time grants

A total of 131 early learning and child care facilities in the Fredericton region have benefited from $728,938 under the provincial government’s One-Time Quality Improvement Grant program. From left: Lise Plummer, on-site administrator of the Preschool Centre; children attending centre; and deputy-premier Stephen Horsman.

Early learning and child care facilities in Saint John area receive one-time grants

A total of 89 early learning and child care facilities in the Saint John region have benefited from $704,797 under the provincial government’s One-Time Quality Improvement Grant program. Front, from left: children attending South End Daycare. Back, from left: Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty; Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet; Mona Clark, executive director of South End Daycare; ...

Renovations set to begin at Bath Community School

The provincial government is investing $3.2 million from the 2018-19 capital budget for renovations at Bath Community School. From left: Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey; Bath Mayor Troy Stone; Scott Oakes, chair of the parent school support committee; Premier Brian Gallant; and principal Mitchell Hemphill.

Government encourages eye exams for children returning to school

The provincial government is reminding parents and guardians to get their child’s eyes tested before they enter or return to school in September. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; optometrist Dr. Joceline Maillet-Boudreau; and Charlotte Woods, who begins kindergarten this fall.

Trades teachers building energy efficient house for Eel Ground First Nation

An energy efficient house is being built in Eel Ground First Nation by a group of trades teachers and other volunteers. The house will be donated to a member of the community when completed. From Left: Eel Gound First Nation Chief George Ginnish; Sacha Dewolfe, director of the Office of First Nation Education at the Department of Education and Early ...

Funding for welding station to help improve training in Eel Ground First Nation

A new welding station will offer more training opportunities to middle and high school students in the Eel Ground First Nation community. From left: Eel Ground councillor Tyler Patles; Eel Ground councillor Merrill Martin; Sacha Dewolfe, director of the Office of First Nation Education at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; Eel Ground councillor Brian Simon; Michelle Stanford, ...

Construction to begin on new École Arc-en-ciel in Oromocto

Construction will begin shortly on a new school that will replace École Arc-en-ciel. From left: Claude Paulin, president of the parent school support committee; Willy Wilondja, member of the Francophone sud school district education council; student council members Alyssa Roy, Sarah-Maude Bélanger, Aiden Bérubé and Kyra Lustig; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; and school principal Tammy Akerly-Cyr.

Third phase of construction at Polyvalente W.-Arthur-Losier

The provincial government is investing $3.3 million to continue the mid-life upgrade at Polyvalente W.-Arthur-Losier in Tracadie as part of the 2018-19 capital budget. From left: Chantal Doucet, chair of the parent school support committee; Tracadie Mayor Denis Losier; Tracadie-Sheila MLA Serge Rousselle; Premier Brian Gallant; Liette Nadeau, school principal; Ghislaine Foulem, chair of the district education council; Rebecca Benoît, ...

Renovations costing nearly $10.3 million continuing at École Marie-Gaétane

Renovation work valued at nearly $10.3 million is continuing at École Marie-Gaétane in Kedgwick in order to accommodate all of the region’s students in kindergarten to Grade 12 starting in January 2019. Premier Brian Gallant and Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage participated in the announcement at the school.

Renewed education agreement with France

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny (right) and France’s National Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer signed an education co-operation agreement today.

Construction continues at Harrison Trimble High School

The provincial government is investing $3.45 million to continue upgrades at Harrison Trimble High School as part of the 2018-19 capital budget. From left: Lee Purves, vice-principal of Harrison Trimble High School; Aubrey Kirkpatrick, director of finance for the Anglophone East School District; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Harry Doyle, chair of the district education council; Candace Scott, manager of facilities ...

Upgrades planned for three Restigouche region schools

The provincial government is investing about $355,000 in upgrades at three schools in the Restigouche region: Académie Notre-Dame, Aux quatre vents school and Sugarloaf Senior High School. From left : Mario Pelletier, francophone nord-est school district education council member; Aux quatre vents student council president Sophie Landry; Sugarloaf Senior High School principal Michael O’Toole; Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister ...

Renovations and expansion of the workshops in Centre scolaire communautaire La fontaine

The provincial government is investing $2.6 million in Centre scolaire communautaire La fontaine to complete renovations and expand the school’s trade workshops. From left: Alain Bissonnette, principal of the Centre scolaire communautaire La fontaine; Richard Gallant, vice-chair of the Francophone nord-est school district education council, Premier Brian Gallant; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; and Gérard Robichaud, member of ...

New Brunswick to develop digital literacy standards for schools

The provincial government is investing in the creation of digital literacy standards for provincial classrooms, in co-operation with the University of New Brunswick (UNB). From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB; Matt McGuire, PhD student at UNB; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; and Eddy Campbell, president of UNB.

New school using New Brunswick curriculum officially opened in China

Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau and Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet helped officially open the new Fuzhou Concord College of Sino-Canada, a school offering the New Brunswick curriculum.

Middle class to receive more financial support for child care

The provincial government announced today that families with children aged five and under attending a designated New Brunswick Early Learning Centre will not pay more than 20 per cent of their income for child care. From left: Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold; Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick president and CEO Liane Roy; federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor; Premier Brian Gallant; Finance ...

Early Learning and Child Care Action Plan released

The provincial government has released its Early Learning and Child Care Action Plan, Everyone at their best… from the start: Early Learning and Child Care Action Plan, which details how the government will make investments to transform the system. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Scott Duguay, president of the board of directors at L’Envolée daycare; Vicky Fraser, director of ...

Poster for 29th Provincial French Pride Week unveiled

The artwork and promotional poster for the 2018 Provincial French Pride Week were officially unveiled today at École Terre des Jeunes in Paquetville. In photo: Mélanie Gagnon, the school principal, (left) and artist Michelle Smith, along with some students.

New grants to boost early learning experiences for preschoolers

Operators of child care facilities will be eligible for $12.2 million in grants as part of a plan to designate hundreds of facilities as Early Learning Centres offering high-quality, inclusive and affordable services. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny made the announcement today.

Minister meets with early childhood stakeholders

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny met today with Corinne Haché (right) and Pam Whitty (left), co-authors of the Child Care Task Force Report.

King Street Elementary School officially opens

Students and dignitaries participated in the official opening of King Street Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 27, in Miramichi. From left: Paula Hache, principal; Lisa McNeil, Susan McLenaghan and Beth McCarty, members of the Building a Future for our Children community group; Eileen Bowes, chair of Building a Future for our Children; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Mark Donovan, ...

Ring A Bell Campaign to promote positive mental health

The seventh annual Ring A Bell Campaign takes place from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny visited the Grade 5 students of Terry Fox Elementary School to talk about the campaign and the importance of mental health awareness.

Official opening of Seaside Park Elementary School

The official opening of Seaside Park Elementary School was held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Saint John. Photo shows students from the school and, from left, Education and Early Childhood Minister Brian Kenny; Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty; Gerry Mabey, member of the Anglophone South District Education Council; Premier Brian Gallant; Rob Fowler, chair of the district education council; ...

2017 Minister’s Excellence in Education Awards (anglophone sector)

Twelve educators in the anglophone sector have been presented with Minister’s Excellence in Education Awards in recognition of their exceptional work. Front, from left: Tracey Furlotte; Judy Haley; Susie Collins; Jill Isherwood; and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny. Back, from left: Sonya O’Donnell; Tracy Ross; Leisa Comeau; Julie Allain; Sondra Kitchen; Shelley O’Toole; and Valerie Marshall.

More students to visit legislature through Canada 150 initiative

A new Canada 150 initiative to support citizenship education will encourage class visits to Fredericton, where students can tour the legislature and, when possible, observe the house in session. Photo shows a Grade 5 class from École L’Envolée in Shippagan with Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny, back, along with teachers and chaperones.

2016-17 Excellence in Education Awards (francophone sector)

Five teachers and three early childhood educators in the francophone sector have received the Excellence in Education Award in recognition of their exceptional work over the 2016-17 school year. Standing, from left: Carmène Duguay; Anne Louise Dubé; Akémi Takatsuka; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Sylvie Lang; Nathalie Allain; and Rolande Dubé. Seated, from left: France Bossé ...

Construction continuing at Harrison Trimble High School

Demolition of the carpentry shop and science labs is underway as upgrades continue at Harrison Trimble High School. The project, which began in 2015, is expected to be completed in 2019. Photo shows Finance Minister Cathy Rogers touring the construction site with contractor David Foulem.

Official opening of École Champlain

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny, along with students, staff and guests, participated in the official opening of École Champlain in Moncton.

Site selected for new Oromocto school

A new school for students in kindergarten through Grade 8 will be built on Carpenter Drive in Oromocto. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Isabelle Savoie, executive director of learning, Francophone sud school district; Tammy Akerley-Cyr, principal of École Arc-en-ciel; Mayor Bob Powell; Deputy Mayor Kelly Murdock; and Oromocto’s chief administrative officer Dick Isabelle.

Students compete in provincewide career competition

High school students across New Brunswick will take part in the second annual ChatterHigh competition from Oct. 2 to Dec. 1. Photo shows Employment, Labour and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage (centre) with students and staff of École Marie-Gaétane in Kedgwick.

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 has been expanded to all public schools in the province. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement on Tuesday during an event at Riverview Middle School. From left: André Gionet, manager, child and youth teams, Acadian Peninsula, mental health, Vitalité Health Network; Gregg ...

Expanded Rogersville school renamed

École secondaire Assomption in Rogersville has been renamed Étoile de l’Acadie. From left: Zivi Richard, community development officer, Francophone sud school district; Angèle McCaie, manager, Village of Rogersville; Monique Boudreau, superintendent of Francophone sud school district; Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan; Jessica Thériault-Doucet, school principal; Roger Martin, a member of the district education council, Kent North MLA Bertrand LeBlanc; and ...

Children and families to benefit from improved early learning and child care

The federal and provincial governments have signed a three-year, bilateral early learning and child care agreement, under which the federal government will invest close to $30 million to improve early learning and child care for preschool-aged children in the province. The province will contribute $41 million for a total of $71 million. Premier Brian Gallant, left, and Prime Minister Justin ...

Memorandum of understanding respecting First Nations education

The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with seven First Nation communities respecting First Nations education and the calls to action as set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. From left: Elsipogtog First Nation Chief Arren Sock; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Tobique First Nation Chief Ross Perley; Oromocto First Nation Chief ...

Welding in schools

Caledonia Regional High School is one of the latest schools to benefit from an innovative partnership between the Canadian Welding Association Foundation and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The department partnered with the foundation to increase opportunities for students to learn welding. From left: Finance Minster Cathy Rogers, who is also the minister responsible for Literacy; Harry ...

Site selected for new Moncton North school

A new middle school with a projected cost of $26.5 million will be built off Maplehurst Drive, between Teaberry Avenue and Windcrest Street, in Moncton. Design work is underway and the school is expected to be open in the fall of 2019. From left: Gregg Ingersoll, superintendent for the Anglophone East School District; Angela Lawson, vice-chair of the district education ...

Design work underway for school upgrade in Shediac

Design work has begun on a major upgrade at Polyvalente Louis-J.-Robichaud in Shediac. From left: Beaubassin East Mayor Ronnie Duguay; Cap-Pelé Mayor Serge Léger; Michelle Bertin, school principal; Paul Demers, district education council chair, Francophone sud school district; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; Mélika Belliveau, student council president; Gilles Cormier, member of the ...

Site selected for Campbellton school

A new school for students in kindergarten through Grade 8 will be built on Arran Street in Campbellton. From left: Gary Parker, Campbellton councillor; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Micheal Mortlock, district education council chair, Anglophone North School District; Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage; Mark Donovan, Anglophone North School ...

New makerspace at Superior Middle School

Students at Superior Middle School in Bathurst are benefiting from a new makerspace though a partnership with Brilliant Labs. Grade 6 student Areeb Rasul, right, explains his project to Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny.

Assessment planned for Edmundston school

The provincial government is conducting a building assessment to determine the need for upgrades at Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany. From left: Bertin Lang, school principal; Economic Development Minister Francine Landry; chair of the district education council, Richard Landry; and president of the student council, Samuel LeBlanc, who is also a Grade 12 student at the school.

French language pilot projects for rural schools announced

French language pilot projects will be implemented next school year to improve access to French learning in rural schools. From left: Angela Sinclair, Amanda Rossiter and Charlene Butland, members of the parent school support committee; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Barry Snider, principal of Riverside Consolidated School; Grade 5 student Tyler Holmstrom; Harry Doyle, chair of the district education council; and ...

Improvements to Connaught Street School

The provincial government is renovating the Connaught Street School to provide enhanced facilities for students. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Grade 5 students Duncan Lockhart and Ayla Brown; Barb Corbett, school principal; and David McTimoney, superintendant of the Anglophone West School District.

Upgraded school officially reopens

The official opening for the renovated and expanded Gretna Green School was held in Miramichi. From left: Carmel Hambrook, district education council member, Anglophone North School District; principal Kevin Comeau; Grade 6 student Gracie Burns; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Grade 8 student Braden Bell; Beth Stymiest, Anglophone North School District superintendent; and Micheal Mortlock, district education council ...

Investment in early learning and child care

The provincial government is investing $1 million to support the Early Learning and Child Care Trust Fund. Participating in the announcement at Wee College in Moncton were Premier Brian Gallant and Finance Minister Cathy Rogers, who is also minister responsible for literacy.

Schools which will offer early French immersion announced

Early French immersion will be offered at 67 schools around the province in September, including at six schools where immersion is not currently being offered. Premier Brian Gallant joined students at Minto Elementary Middle School to make the announcement.

Investment in Fredericton High School

The provincial government is investing about $5 million on upgrades to Fredericton High School as part of the 2017-18 capital budget. From left: Shane Thomas, principal of Fredericton High School; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Wayne Annis, director of schools for Anglophone West School District; Stephanie Haslam, district education council, sub-district 6, Anglophone West School District; and Kimberley Douglass, chair, district ...