Upcoming Events at Shipyard


Information for Parents/Guardians of Students Entering School in September 2018

The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board welcomes your child to Primary! We look forward to partnering with you as your child begins their important educational journey. The following outlines information for registration as well as some important links you may wish to review.

Grade Primary registration for the 2018-2019 school year will take place during the school day for the period February 26 till March 2. Parents are asked to visit the school during the instructional day to complete the required registration form.

To register for Primary:

- A child must have reached their fifth birthday on or before December 31, 2018 as per the Nova Scotia Education Act.

- Parents/guardians must present the following:

  • the child's proof of age - original document : birth certificate, passport, immigration papers or adoption papers. The application for a birth certificate can be accessed at  


  • any legal documents related to custody arrangements if applicable

  • health card number and expiry date at the time of registration.

  • Proof of residency of the parent or guardian and student. This must include two items, at least one being from Category A below:

Category A: proof of ownership of dwelling or long-term lease or rental of dwelling; legal documents indicating NS residence; parent or guardian filing income tax returns as a NS resident

Category B: NS hydro bill, NS cable bill, Provincial driver’s license, Provincial registration of automobile, Canadian bank accounts or credit card.

- A child must be registered in the neighbourhood school where he/she resides. If not sure which school serves your home address, call the CBVRSB Transportation Division at 902-562-4595.

- Parents/guardians who reside separately and have joint custody must choose which of their

neighbourhood schools their child(ren) will attend.



  • There is a section on the registration form to identify Ancestry and Aboriginal Identity which you are encouraged to complete. Accurate demographic information allows our school board to support students and their families by acknowledging and celebrating our rich cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds.  This information also assists our school board when seeking out resources and planning supports to better serve our students now and into their future.

Therefore we encourage all parents and students to identify their Ancestry and Aboriginal Identity.

  • Parents/Guardians are encouraged to communicate, upon registration, any special needs of the child or area of concern ie:medical, behavior, speech, hearing etc  so that  appropriate planning for school entry can take place.

  • Parents/Guardians will be notified by schools of a Primary Orientation session which will be held in May or June. At this time your child will attend school, become familiar with the facilities at the school and become comfortable with the classroom setting. Many sites also offer information sessions for parents as well.

            Great Educational Links for Parents/Guardians

Department of Education  and Early Childhood Development:

Let’s Play Together : a Guide for Parents of 4- year olds      English


Toqi milita”nej    Mi’kmaq



Jouons ensemble    French


CBVRSB Student Services site containing information for parents/guardians of students with special needs.


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) site about transitioning to primary


Plus supporting a love for reading and writing:


Math and Literacy Fun at Home:

Help Your Child Develop Early Math Skills


Family Literacy


Literacy Activities for Children


Copy of the 2018 Primary Registration Form to review or complete prior to registration:

















No Peanut/Nut Products or Imitation Peanut Butter Permitted


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Youth In Motion

Grades 3/4 & 4



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Grading &


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Team Pictures

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Day Light


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Welcome Back!

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Report Cards Go Home

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Parent/Guardian(s) is asked to call the school before 9:00 am if your child will be absent or late.


New Attendance Policy
Please review the following documents which you will find on our board website www.cbv.ns.ca or at www.ednet.ns.ca/student-attendance-and-engagement-policy
                                                                             - Student Attendance and Engagement Policy
                                                                             - Frequently Asked Questions
                                                                             - Fact Sheet
                                                                             - Operational Guide


March 2018


 Regional Hospital Loonie Toss

Students participated in a Loonie Toss in support of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and raised a total of $424.30.   Landon MacArthur from Mrs. Hill MacKinnon’s Grade 2 class won the Pizza Party for his class and Brooke Matheson, from Mr. Mombourquette’s Grade 4class won the Pizza Party for her class.  Mrs. Thistle’s grade 2 class won the teacher toss and will receive Popsicle treats for the class.

Congratulations to all students on a job well done!

Thank you to Paul MacDonald for donating Pizza for the loonie toss winners!


Tuesday, March 6th, Elementary Grading & Classifying

Friday, March 23rd, Parent Teacher/Professional Learning Day

Friday, March 30th, Good Friday

Monday, April 2nd, Easter Monday

Report Cards will be issued on Tuesday, March 20th.  Parent/Teacher Sessions will be held on Thursday, March 22nd from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Shipyard Elementary School.  On Friday, March 23rd, sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at Shipyard Elementary School and   from 10:30 - 12:00 p.m. at the Membertou Health Centre. Please return your child’s signed Parent/Teacher Session Form, with the time and date you would like to meet with his/her teacher.

Lost & Found

Please check Lost & Found Table located in our main entrance for articles of clothing, etc. your child may have lost.


March Break will take place from March 12-March 16, 2018.  The last teaching day before March Break is Friday, March 9th.  The first teaching day back is Monday, March 19th, Day 5.

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On Thursday, March 29 there will be a Bunny Hop organized by Shipyard PTA.

This event will take place at 12:45 p.m. in the gym.

Boston PizzaBoston Pizza Receipts

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are reminded to have your Boston Pizza receipt placed in the box at the checkout at Boston Pizza.  A 10% donation of all receipts will be donated to our school.  There are a number of schools taking advantage of this fundraiser, so please make sure your write “Shipyard Elementary School” on the back of your receipt.  

Thank you for supporting your school.

Reporting Student’s Off

A reminder to Parent/Guardian(s), please phone the school (902-562-8878) if your son/daughter will be late or not attending classes.


Shipyard Elementary is a Peanut and Tree Nut Alert School.  Please refrain from sending peanut/nut products, as we have students who are severely allergic.    We are asking parent/guardian(s) to refrain from sending the imitation peanut butter called “WOW” Peanut Butter; as this may send a mixed message to students in thinking that peanut butter/products are allowed.   

Gotcha[1]GOTCHA Program

For the months of April the students and staff of Shipyard Elementary School will be focusing on one of the Fantastic Four:  RESPECT FOR LEARNING.  Encourage your son or daughter to show Respect For Learning.  Here is how:

  1. Be prepared with homework and supplies

Respect the efforts and contributions of others

Be a good listener

  1. Remember to be quiet in the halls

  2. Follow instructions and rules

Use observation skills to promote safety

Be positive with classmates

  1. Use listening skills

Use good manners

  1. Share materials and equipment as needed

Use appropriate research sites

Respect equipment

  1. Follow seating plan

Be a good listener

  1. Listening skills

  2. Know and practice rules

Pay attention

  1. Inside behavior rules