Upcoming Events at Shipyard

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for the Breakfast Program at Shipyard Elementary School
Monday to Friday : 7:50 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Please call Debbie Madore - (902) 577-4933


Information Sharing Agreement with Department of Health and Wellness


Annually, students across Nova Scotia are offered services delivered by Public Health including the Grade 7 School Immunization Program, Pre-school Screening, Enhanced Vision Screening Program and the Fluoride Mouthrinse Program. Public Health works with the education system to distribute information about these programs and to obtain consent for student participation. 

Occasionally, Public Health practitioners may need to contact parents/guardians of students where consent information is incomplete or unclear, or when a consent form has not been returned. Public Health will not contact you if you have signed a consent form indicating you do not wish to have your child participate in one of these programs. The school board will share limited information such as names of parents/guardians and students, with Public Health for the purposes of operating these public health services for students.

Please contact your local public health office if you have any questions about these public health programs. Please contact your principal or Centre for Education information access and privacy manager, if you have any questions about how your information is shared.











3   Day 1


4   Day 2

5   Day 3

6   Day 4

Volunteer Brunch 9:00am-10:15am

7   Day 5  



10   Day 6

11   Day 1

Sunrise Stables

2-B, ½


12   Day 2

13   Day 3

Goat Island

4/5, 5-A


14   Day 4

Track and Field

Rain Date

June 19



17  Day 5

CBU Dome

Pri-A, P/1, 1-B


Town Hall


18   Day 6

Fun Day

Rain Date

June 20

19   Day 1

20   Day 2

Lanes Bowling



21   Day 3



24  Day 4

Two Rivers Wildlife Park

3-A, 3-B, 4-A


25   Day 5

26   Day 6


No School

PD Day


Last Day

Grading Day



Have a Great Summer!!

See you Sept 5 2019!!

(Cafeteria Opens Sept 9 2019)



June  2019

On behalf of the administration, staff, and students of Shipyard Elementary School, we would like to take this opportunity to “thank” all our volunteers and staff members who helped out in many avenues during the school year.  Without your help and kindness, Shipyard Elementary would not be the school that it is.

Shipyard Art Show

The 2019 Shipyard Elementary Art Show was a huge success! The Shipyard PTA raised $1,311.25 to support activities, events and supplies for the school.   The band, Grade 4/5 recorder students and choir performed beautifully. Thank you to all who donated to the lovely baskets, purchased artwork and tickets, who came to enjoy the show, and who supported this event in any way.

A very special thank you to the staff and parent volunteers who made this event possible.

Congratulations to all winners of the baskets and the 50-50 draw.  


50-50 Draw ($189) - Tracey Neal

Family Fun Night Basket - Evelyn Stephenson

Baker's Basket #1 - Kim MacDonald

Baker's Basket #2 - Tristan Gillis

Father's Day Basket - Gracie Mortimer

Chocolate Lover's Basket - Bernadette Whitty

Fun in the Sun Basket - Bernadette Whitty

Rainy Day Fun Basket - Violet MacIntyre

Parking Lot Safety

Please use caution when driving through the school parking lot.  With warmer weather more students are walking or riding bikes to school.  Be sure to reduce your speed, check mirrors and blind spots before pulling away and avoid backing up and passing other vehicles.

Track and Field

There will be a Track and Field meet Friday, June 14th at the College Cape Breton (CBU) outdoor facilities for students who signed up for this event.  The meet will begin at 9:00 a.m. and wrap up at approximately 1:00 p.m. The rain date for this event will be Tuesday, June 19th.

Students are responsible for their own lunch and are advised to bring a hat, sunscreen and water.  All students are to be at the field no later than 9:00 a.m. and picked up by 1:00 pm after the meet.  Students MUST have their own transportation to and from CBU.  

Fun Day

Shipyard Elementary Annual Fun Day will be held on Tuesday June 18 (Rain Date June 20th)  

During the month of June the following Field Trips will take place:

Grade 4/5 & 5A June 13 Goat Island

Grade Pri-A, P/1, 1-B June 17 CBU Dome

Grade 5’s June 20 Lanes Bowling

Grade 2-B, 1/2 June 21 Sunrise Stables

Grade 3-A, 3-B, 4-A June 24           Two Rivers Wildlife Park

Grading and Classifying Day-No School   

Thursday, June 27th is a Grading/Classifying day.  There will be NO SCHOOL for students on this day.  The last day for students is Grading Day, Friday, June 28th.  Students will be dismissed directly after receiving their report cards.

2019/2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Opening day for students for the 2019/2020 school year will be September 5, 2019. As in past years, notices regarding “school openings” will appear in the local newspaper.

Pre Primary (four year olds) To register for Pre-Primary:

The Pre-primary Program is open to all children who have reached the age of four years on or before December 31 of the year they enroll.  Children can attend the program only for one year. Children must live within the catchment area, as defined by the school board, of a school that is offering the Pre-primary Program.  You can register by visiting your catchment area school.

Grounds Supervisor

If anyone is interested in working part time as a lunch grounds, bus supervisor, please call the office at 902-562-8878.

This month our focus for the GOTCHA program will be


Please encourage your children to show Respect by doing the following:

  1. Listen to your teacher

  2. Do not distract others from doing their work

  3. Be Quiet in the classroom and in the hallways

  4. Read at home everyday

  5. Learn good study skills

  6. Ask a question when you are unsure

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Name one area of Shipyard Elementary’s RESPECT FOR LEARNING

Child’s Name: _____________________________________

Child’s Grade: _____________________________________