Please scroll down for current information and our calendar or check out the calendar under the "For Families" tab. Also find our "Daily Announcements" (including updates on cancelled sporting events) under the "For Families" tab above.
Please note: We are a NUT, SESAME and SCENT aware school.
We are aware that there are students and staff at BA who have life threatening allergies to these products. Please do not bring nut and sesame products into our school or wear scented products at our school. Thank you for helping us keep our students and staff safe!
Leaving School Property
As a reminder, all students are expected to stay on school property during school hours unless they have a parent/guardian come to the school to sign them out. This includes lunchtime. If a parent/guardian would like to pick up their child for lunch they may do so by coming to the office and signing the student out and then signing them back in prior to classes resuming.
Early Primary Registration
JANUARY 15 - 19, 2018
Students turning five years of age on or before December 31st, 2018, (born in 2013) are eligible to begin primary in September 2018. If your child will be starting school in September,and you live in our catchment area, please visit Bluenose Academy to register during this week.
Please avoid registering during school start up time (8:15-8:45am) and dismissal time (2:00-2:45pm). The office is very busy during these times and you might have a lengthy wait. Also if you come between 8:45am and 2:00pm you can park in front of and along side of the school for your convenience.
Parents/Guardians will be required to present identification for their child with their date of birth (i.e.: birth certificate), health card number and expiry date, and proof of residence (i.e.: driver’s license, utility bill).
If you are unsure of which elementary school your child would attend, then please contact the school Bus Garage at 902-541-8252.
Math Homework Help for Grade 9 Students!
The Nova Scotia Homework Hub provides students in grades 9-11 with additional mathematics support by offering free one-on-one online tutoring sessions and mathematics resources (tutorials, practice questions, unit reviews, exam practices and more). Students can access the Homework Hub from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday) through their GNSPES account.
Students who do not have internet access can call toll free 1-844-243-9428 to connect with the same qualified tutors. To access a tutor over the phone, a PIN number is required.
For more information visit:
School Cancellation Information
For school cancellations, please listen to CKBW, check out the South Shore Regional School Board webpage at www.ssrsb.ca, or follow SSRSB on twitter @SouthshoreRSB.
Tips for families during the winter months from the South Shore Regional School Board:
If there is any question that school may be cancelled, listen to CKBW, HANK FM, CBC Radio, AVR/Magic 97, QCCR and Global Halifax between 6:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Follow SSRSB on Twitter for all up-to-date closure announcements. The SSRSB Twitter feed can be seen on the SSRSB website home page without having a subscription. Do not drop-off your child at school unless you are certain that school is open. Make alternate arrangements for your child in case school is closed during the day. Ensure your child and/or the teacher is aware of these arrangements. If your child is in P-3, please ensure your child’s teacher has written instruction regarding where your child should go if neither you nor the emergency contact can be reached by the telephone tree.
Get your BA School Clothing!
Families can now order school clothing online! Please check out our link under the "For Families" tab OR click the image below.
Clothing is available in a variety of styles, brandnames, and delivers to your door!
Use promocode ENTRIPYSHOPS10 to get 10% off your first purchase.
Free shipping on orders over $49.95.
Order your 2017-2018 Yearbook Online!
Don't miss out on the memories of your 2017-2018 school year! Click the image below to place your order :)
Important Dates to Remember:
Wednesday, January 3 - First Day of School after Christmas Break
Wednesday, January 10 - Embedded CLT day. Early dismissal @ 1:05pm
JANUARY 15 - 19 - EARLY PRIMARY REGISTRATION WEEK
Wednesday, January 24 - Embedded CLT day. Early dismissal @ 1:05pm
Friday, February 2 - Regional In-service Day - No Classes for Students
Wednesday, February 7 - Embedded CLT day. Early dismissal @ 1:05pm
Wednesday, February 21 - Embedded CLT day. Early dismissal @ 1:05pm
Wednesday, March 7 - Embedded CLT day. Early dismissal @ 1:05pm
Friday, March 9 - Last day of classes before March Break
Monday, March 19 - First day of classes after March Break