LIGHTING THE WAY
The mission of Baccalieu Collegiate is to establish through the collaborative efforts of home, school and community, a safe, inspiring, nurturing, respectful environment that fosters overall student development and celebrates academic excellence.
September 5th, 2017
Welcome back everyone! Here is our schedule/ information for tomorrow.
Buses will start their runs at the following times:
Winterton 7:50 am
Bay de Verde 8:05am
Lower Island Cove 8:00am
North Shore 7:50am
Grate's Cove 8:10am
Same as last year
We will begin with an opening assembly at approximately 8:50am followed by an extended homeroom period after which we will go through 7 shortened periods to introduce students to all of their teachers and classes. There will be recess and lunch break. However, there will be no cafeteria service tomorrow so students should bring a lunch if they do not have other arrangements made. Students will be dismissed at 2:45pm.
Regular class will begin on Thursday Sept 7. It will be day 2 on our schedule.
Cafeteria service will begin this Thursday Sept 7th
A Visit to The Gathering Place
June 6th, 2017
Do you have any extra footwear you no longer need? If so, we are gathering footwear to send along to The Gathering Place. They are in desperate need of all footwear but especially men's size 7,8,9,10 and 11!
Our students visited The Gathering Place on June 4th and we realized that many people avail of their services on a daily basis. During our visit, our Grade 8 students and student council members, along with Mrs Green, Mrs Gillingham and Mrs O'Leary helped unpack, sort and put away over 20 boxes that were donated from St. Pierre and Miquelon.
We are hoping to send along at least 100 pairs of shoes before the end of the year!
Your small act of kindness will make a difference in the life of somebody!
Student Survey - Use the Link Below
Just a reminder to complete this if you haven't had a chance. The deadline is extended to May 31, 2017.
The note below is from The Department of Education
May 25, 2017
Subject: Request for Feedback – Family Survey
This year, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is launching new annual school development surveys to replace previous school development and school climate surveys. The new surveys were designed and tested for reliability and validity by Panorama Education and researchers at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and are currently being used by over 7,000 schools in 15+ countries. The Department piloted the surveys using online survey administration in five schools in Fall 2016, and the feedback from the pilot was used to make adjustments to the survey instruments.
The results of the Family Survey will help schools better understand the perceptions of the parents/ guardians in their school community. Together with feedback from students and staff, the survey data will help schools to identify strengths and areas for growth as they engage in school development.
The survey is anonymous, which means that we cannot connect your survey responses to you. We encourage everyone to participate so that we have the most accurate representation of family perceptions at your school.
Please complete the Family Survey by May 31, 2017 by clicking on the following link: https://www.research.net/r/SDFamilyEN. If you do not have internet access, you may contact your school to arrange access to a school computer or mobile device for survey completion.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the new school development surveys, please contact:
Jennifer Smith at 709-729-5588 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Patricia Emberley at 709-729-6850 or email@example.com
Thank you for your participation and for being a valued member of your school community.
Director, Evaluation and Research Division
PD Day Tomorrow
May 18, 2017
Just to verify that we have a PD Day here at school tomorrow, May 19, 2017 so there won't be regular classes for students. Monday is the Victoria Day Holiday so when we return on Tuesday it will be Day 14 on our schedule. Enjoy the long weekend!!
"Don't Walk, Run" T-Shirts
February 22, 2017
Don't Walk, Run T-Shirts are now available to order!! We have an online order form (linked below) and a paper order form available at the school.
These T-Shirts are a fundraiser for the Brandon Harris Memorial Field. The Don't Walk, Run logo was designed by Ms. Lori Harris. Anyone who knew Brandon would agree he spent most of his time running. "Don't Walk, Run" embodies the "can do" spirit and encourages you to try your best in everything you do. All profits from the sale of... these shirts will be used for the completion of the Field.
For the T-shirts, there are two options. Option #1 has Baccalieu Collegiate on the front left chest, and the Don't Walk, Run Logo on the back. Option # 2, has the Don't Walk, Run Logo on the front only.
We are accepting Cash or EMT to firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions, please contact the school or send a message to email@example.com
We would like to thank In The Box Media-Promotions for their support of this endeavor!!
Online Order Form
Teacher Staff Appreciation Week
February 22, 12017
The Staff of Baccalieu Collegiate (Teachers, Support Staff and Cafeteria Staff) would like to thank the School Council and all Parents in our School Community for helping with the Teacher Staff Appreciation Week and making it so enjoyable for us here at school. We really appreciated your continued support!!
Revised Exam Schedule
January 26, 2017
The Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes
January 25, 2017
Here is an opportunity for people who would like to offer their opinion. The Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes will hold a public consultation session at Ascension Collegiate, Bay Roberts, on Monday, January 30 from 7-9:30 pm in the resource room. Pre-registration is requested. For information on the work of the task force and on registration, please refer to the web site: www.ptfnl.ca
Grade 7 Skating Afternoon
January 24, 2017
Mid-Year Exam Schedule
January 18, 2017
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