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Pugwash Celebrates Canada 150

Information session regarding how the Village of Pugwash is going to celebrate Canada 150 - April 20 at PDHS.

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Winter Weather Is Coming!

The days are getting colder and with each dip in the thermometer we move one step closer to winter weather: icy roads, snow and freezing rain. For CCRSB schools, winter weather means the potential closure of schools when conditions are considered unsuitable for our students and staff.

When winter weather is predicted, CCRSB staff consult with multiple weather forecasts and forecasters, and check on road conditions throughout the school board region via the RCMP and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation, as well as our own staff members on the ground in each area, to help make the call to cancel school or for early dismissal.

Decisions regarding school cancellations, or early dismissals, are made by CCRSB’s Operational Services Department and happen in the early morning (before 6:30 am). It is important that our schools have the most up-to-date contact information for parents and guardians, and that parents and guardians have alternative arrangements in place for their children, before a cancellation or early dismissal takes place.

A full day cancellation or an early dismissal, due to weather conditions, will be announced in several ways:

  • The “All Schools Open” button on the CCRSB home page changes to red for a full cancellation or orange for early dismissal. By clicking on the button, you can get closure information specific to your Family of Schools.
  • A message regarding the cancellation or early dismissal is posted to the CCRSB home page under “News”, to the CCRSB Facebook page and to our Twitter feed.
  • Information is sent to all local newspapers, radio and television stations within CCRSB, including CBC radio in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and CFCY radio in Charlottetown.

CCRSB thanks all parents, guardians and students for their patience and understanding as we move through the start of the winter season. Please know that all decisions regarding cancellations and early dismissals are made with great care for the safety of students and staff.

New year and New Initiatives for Students and Teachers

This being year two of Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education, there are many more exciting initiatives for students at all grade levels‎ this school year.

Students in grades 7 to 12 will learn coding through events, such as the Hour of Code and STEAM Olympics, and courses‎, such as Computer Programming 12. Coding promotes problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking, creativity and innovation.  These skills are not only‎ related to learning math, science and the arts, but‎ they are also directly linked to many careers, including computer programming and the marine industries.

To help more students succeed in math, additional ‎supports will be made available for both teachers and students. Career education outcomes will assist students as‎ they begin thinking about their futures and the many possibilities ahead. To learn more about what‎ is new this year, go to to sign up for ongoing updates from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Canadian Coast Guard - Training Program

Are your students ready to answer the call of the sea and discover the adventure?

Students graduating from the 4 year Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program become Marine Engineering Officers or Marine Navigation Officers!

Students receive:

• Paid Education
• Room and Board
• Text Books and Uniforms supplied
• Monthly Allowance
• Classroom and on the job training
• Full-time employment aboard a Coast Guard Vessel upon Graduation
• Bachelor degree of Technology in Nautical Science by Cape Breton University
• Commercial certification as a Ship's Oficer from Transport Canada
• Diploma from the Canadian Coast Guard College

Scholarship Opportunites

Receive up to $10,000 for post-secondary studies. 
 If integrity, determination and courage describe you - you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar.  Our scholarships reward students who possess the character to overcome adversity (physical, social, economic, health, etc) and succeed in life. 
We help students overcome financial barriers to pursuing higher education.  To learn more and apply, visit 
Seeking well-rounded students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service in the community. Inquiries Application deadline October 19, 2016

Welcome Back!

First Day of school is Thursday, September 8

See you then!

Student Council Election 2016/2017

Friday is the Day for Voting

Click Here to Vote!


The Candidates and the Positions are:

1) Vice-President -  Morgan Campbell or  Sam Wade

2) Secretary-Treasurer - Jenny Mingo or Kailey Rushton or Rachel Walton

3) Junior President  - Zack Fullerton or Jessica Liebmann

4) Committee Chair for Dance and School Spirit -  Alissa Anderson or  Madalyn Chown or Teghan Halverson



NSCC - Save the Dates & Spring Awards

NSCC has lots to offer our students - Refer to the attached posters for more information.


Save the Dates:

Get Started Welcome Events:  Wednesday May 18 in Springhill and Thursday May 29 in Amherst


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