Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Riverside Education Centre.

We are sure you have lots of questions about your new school so we have provided this tip sheet to help you get acquainted and have a great experience. Our grade six teachers and some other school staff will introduce themselves through the following videos and provide information related to Frequently-Asked-Questions (faqs). Pick a topic from the following list or just scroll down and work your way through the topics in order of our presentation. (Please note that these videos were produced prior to Covid-19 recent guidelines, so there may be some changes.)

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Principal's Message - Mr. Gatto

Guidance Counselor Message - Ms Logan

Our School Day - Ms Mouland

Our School Day - Student Perspective

A Teacher Team Introduction - 6-1 & 6-2

Teachers at REC work in teams of two; referred to as your homeroom teacher and 'switch' teacher. Usually, one is the ELA /Social studies teacher and the other is Math/Science. Art and Healthy living is split between them as well. In addition to your teacher team you will have specialist teachers for French, Physical Education and Music. The following video is from the the 6-1/6-2 teaching team.

Neighbourhoods - Ms Currie

8-Day Cycle - Mr. Pegg new for 2021-22

Bussing - Ms Brown

Know Where You Go (home, sitters, etc) - Ms Bailey

Moving Around the Building - Ms Beeler-Tattrie

Switch Teachers - Ms Young

The Library & REC-TV -Ms Parsons

Mi'kmaw Student Support -Ms Dugas

Attendance Support-Ms Knox

Physical Education - Mr. Manual and Mr. Fougere

Welcome to Riverside - Ms Matthews

Student-led Building Tour (en français )

Note: This video was uploaded five years ago and may not be quite accurate at this time. We will do our best to upload a more recent video as soon as we can.

Building Tour (English)

Opening Locks

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