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Welcome to St Andrew Junior School
Winter is slowly coming to an end and March break is just around the corner. Students and staff will hopefully have a restful vacation with their families and prepare for the final term of this school year. There were lots of exciting activities happening at SAJS including African Heritage month, Science Fair, ski trips, JAGAS sports and this month’s highlight Pink and Red in the Rink. Congratulations to the students for winning that game and a big thank you to all of the organizers. Please see our school website for the many up-coming activities for the month of March.
I would like to mention how dedicated our teachers are with their continued hard work on integrating new technologies into their classrooms. This practice provides the best learning opportunities possible for all learners.
At St. Andrew Junior School we recognise the importance of students’ social and emotional well-being. I would like to thank the following organizations who help us support our students. Naomi Society, Schools Plus, RCMP, Marie Kennedy (our Guidance Counselor), Public-Health, GASHA-
Child Youth and Family Services, Dept. of Community Services, Addiction Services, Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre, SRSB Regional staff and St. Francis Xavier University.
We continue to strive for a balanced education by providing a variety of opportunities for our students. I would like to thank the teachers and support staff for their efforts as well as the greater school community for all of their support.
I would like to encourage you to watch the following W5 documentary Predator’s Playground. (W5 exposes tactics behind online predators and police who bust them.) “As Canadian children are "wired" an average of seven hours a day on laptops, tablets, and cell phones, there are an estimated 750,000 predators online worldwide right now, lurking, "liking" and learning the online activities of underaged users.”
Full length (48 mins)
(4:00 min clip)
Hope to see you at parent teacher.
Kirk Johnstone, Principal On May 4 Ford (Keltic Ford Dealership) has picked our school to benefit from a community fund-raiser. We can potentially receive up to $6000, this money will go towards our school. We are asked to run the registration table for the day and the BBQ from 11am-2pm. I have a sign up sheet (see attached), for people to sign up for either (or both) places. The more people who come and go for a test drive the better. We receive $20/test drive. Individuals come in and sign-up and it costs them nothing. Tell your family and friends to come down on May 4th.
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Principal, Mr. Kirk Johnstone