Our Multi -Purpose Field
December 2, 2016
As you can see from the pictures we’ve posted there has been significant progress on our Multi – Purpose field this fall. This is a project that we have been considering for quite some time but have only recently been able to get moving.
The funding for the project so far (a total of $17,500.00) has come from three different sources. We received a donation of $5000.00 from the committee that was established a number of years ago when the Provincial Government was introducing Caribou to the Bay de Verde Peninsula. This money was raised by the students in a number of schools in our area but was never used by the government and the committee wanted to see it returned to the school students in the area for their use. We had $9000.00 donated to our school in memory of Brandon Harris to be used to benefit all students in such a way that promoted physical education. We have also received $3500.00 from the provincial government which was made up of a $500.00 cheque when we started talking about the project a while ago and a $3000.00 grant that was received last spring.
This budget, and the generosity of the businesses involved in the work so far, has allowed us to complete the initial ground work and install the fence. Hopkins Services started the project for us by doing the initial excavation and preparation of the ground. The fencing materials were provided to the project from Hindy’s Home Hardware in Winterton at cost. The cement used to install the posts for the fence was provided by Concrete Products. The installation of the fence was completed by Strainers Mash, Mr. Bill Power.
Each of these businesses are to be commended for their support. In total, through the giving of their time, materials and use of equipment, they have actually donated the equivalent of $7500.00 to the project.
The support has been amazing and we hope that it will continue as we move to the next phase of the project in the spring. Our plan is to have a very large sodded area in the center and a 200 meter track around the edge of the field. In order to complete the project we will first of all need to compact the existing fill all over the field. Then, to complete the sodded area we will need to add a thick layer of topsoil, fertilize and prepare the soil and then finish this section with sods. The track around the perimeter of the field will be a gravel track. It will require a base layer of stone and then a layer of finer, maybe a Class A Stone, for the running surface.
This work will require a significant amount of money to complete. We are currently making application to the Provincial Government through the Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development for some funding to help with the cost. We have also been in contact with the office of The Honourable Judy Foote requesting support from that level as well.
At this time we are also appealing to Businesses, Organizations and Individuals for their support by making a donation to The Brandon Harris Memorial Field Project. These donations will go towards the purchase of the remaining materials and labour required for completion. This is a very worthwhile project that will benefit students in the area for many years to come and will also provide a venue for people in our communities for walking and other outdoor activities.
Our New Site!!
December 1, 2016
As you can see we have made some changes to our School Website. We hope you will take some time to look around and become familiar with the site. If you have any questions or comments please share them with us.
Cap and Gown Pictures
Cap and Gown Pictures will be taken on Thursday, November 17th, 2016!
October 11, 2016
We are starting the process of planning for our Christmas outing. Students are asked to submit their choice by using the link below. Make sure to use your @nlesd.ca email to log in!!
September 23, 2016
Just a reminder to graduates and current students that Awards Night is coming up on October 21, 2016. Graduates, remember to contact the school to arrange for your Cap & Gown. That needs to be done ASAP!!
September 23, 2016
Award applications in the form of Google Docs are now available through the following links and can be submitted directly.
If you would rather have a paper copy of the application to complete please click the appropriate link below.
Sept. 20, 2016
Things are starting to settle down now as we get back into our daily routine here at school and we would like to welcome everyone back to Baccalieu Collegiate. We would like to offer a special welcome to Mr. Bryan Cooper and Ms. Jane Green who are joining us for the first time this year, and a welcome back to Ms. Jennifer Loder who is returning once again.
Registration and Media Release Forms and PowerSchool Parent Portal Letters have been sent along to Parents/Guardians. We ask that you get the Registration and Media Release Forms back to us as soon as possible. Once our Media Release Forms are all back we will start posting some more pictures of our activities on our Facebook Page.
Cafeteria Menu 2016-17
Check out the link below for this years menu in our Cafeteria!
Johnson Horizons Scholarship - Makayla Wells
September 3, 2016