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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 ...

Premier visits school to see work of numeracy leads

Premier Brian Gallant visited Forest Hill Elementary School today to see first-hand how numeracy leads are working to improve educational outcomes.

Conceptual image of renovations to École Marie-Gaétane revealed

The provincial government today revealed the conceptual image of the renovation work to be done at École Marie-Gaétane in Kedgwick. The work, estimated to cost about $9.3 million, will begin during the summer. Renovations and upgrading will enable the school to accommodate students from kindergarten to Grade 7 from École Écho-Jeunesse. In the photo: Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage and ...

Max Aitken Academy expansion

An addition to Max Aitken Academy will be constructed to provide more classroom space for students. From left: Miramichi Mayor Adam Lordon; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Mike Mortlock, education council chair, Anglophone North School District; and principal Mark Donovan.

Legislature to light up in blue

The legislature will be lit up in blue on Sunday night to mark World Autism Awareness Day, held annually on April 2. From left: Travis Wolfe, parent; Holly Soucoup, parent; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Danielle Pelletier, owner of Autism Intervention Services; Janet Mitton, a clinical supervisor at Autism Intervention Services; Lisa Crimmins, parent; Paul McDonnell, chair ...

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.