School News

Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education has a drinking water quality monitoring and testing program in place that includes regular quarterly testing for coliforms and annual chemical analysis.

In 2019, Health Canada published new health-based guidelines for lead and copper in drinking water. A new water testing protocol for copper and lead was outlined by the Department of Environment for all Nova Scotia schools.

All CCRCE schools have been sampled and tested during the fall of 2019 and spring/summer of 2020. 

We recognize that many schools, students and families are planning travel trips over the March Break holiday. We appreciate that many of you have questions related to travel and the novel coronavirus COVID-19. At CCRCE, we have been in close contact with public health officials through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, advises families and schools to make individual decisions about travel based on up-to-date information about COVID-19. In the attached letter, Dr.

Below is updated information about the novel coronavirus from Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Nova Scotia, all other provinces and territories, and the federal government have just announced that national screening guidelines are being enhanced to respond to the evolving novel coronavirus situation  

Truro Elementary was a buzz this week with CCRCE educators participating in Kagan professional development. The Kagan teaching model focuses on engaging all students in a classroom using Kagan structures such as interactive pairs and team structures. We can't wait to see the impact of this in our classrooms! 



After hosting 40 Japanese students and their chaperones for two weeks in April 2019, 20 students from Cobequid Educational Centre, along with four chaperones, participated in the return visit to Japan this summer.

The Yamate Gakuin Exchange Program comes out of the school, Yamate Gakuin, in Yokohama, Japan (a city of 4,000,000 people). As part of their exchange program encouraging global citizenship, every grade 11 student in the school participates in a cultural exchange with students in North America. 

Hants East Rural High School students and staff wore red to acknowledge missing and murdered indigenous women, men and children.  H.E.R.H. students worked collaboratively with Ms. Hayward, Ms. Tibbitts, and Ms. White to promote this Red Dress Campaign.  Students created displays, posters, podcasts, digital stories and biographies. Madison Paul Maloney created a video which was shared with all students. Information was shared on the announcements to raise awareness and to educate the school population about all of the lost lives. 

CCRCE’s Options and Opportunities (O2) Program is a student-driven program that focuses on career planning through co-operative education and community based learning. It helps prepare our high school students for a successful transition from high school to the needed post-secondary education to pursue their chosen career paths.

Grade 4 students at Uniacke District School have been 'Breaking Out' and engaging in curriculum outcomes!

Students from Mrs. Sharkey and Ms. MacDonald's grade 4 classes have been trying their hand at BreakoutEDU Rooms.  Students need to solve clues using their Math, ELA, and problem solving skills to crack number, letter, and direction locks as well as use black light and cipher keys to solve clues.



Some students in Grade 5 at Maple Ridge Elementary have been writing and practicing speeches for a French Public speaking competition. They have been working hard since February and we are very proud of them. On Wednesday after school, they had an in house competition. The gold medal winner will be moving on to the provincial competition in Halifax. Congrats et Bravo to all!

Don't Miss out! Only three shows left of Cobequid Educational Centre's Musical, Newsies. 

Shows: April 3, 5, 6 at 7:00 PM.

Tiockets are still available and available at MacQuarries.

This year's show sponsor is Community Credit Union.

McCulloch Education Centre has partnered with well-known children’s author Sheree Fitch to work with both students and staff. Sheree has conducted workshops with teachers afterschool, and will be working directly with students in their classes on improving their writing abilities. Sheree’s enthusiasm for writing is contagious and the whole school is excited about working with her. By year’s end, MEC hopes to publish an anthology of student and teacher writing, highlighting the work with Sheree this past year.

Did you know that at Winding River Consolidated they start each morning with a school-wide “Write Away” time? These dedicated 15 minutes each day helps improve literacy and sparks the creative process. CCRCE’s Regional Executive Director, Gary Adams, stopped in to join the “Write-Away” session.

The Physics 11 class from Amherst Regional High School had a great time teaching Mrs. Devine’s grade 6 class about energy and how electricity is generated in renewable and non-renewable ways. The students were wonderful role models for the younger students. The students learned and practiced their new skills by planning and carrying out their lessons.