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Grade 4/5 to 8 Band Concert

As outlined in the letter home on December 6th
the band concert originally scheduled for
Thursday December 13th has been
rescheduled to Thursday December 20th at 12 noon.
Parents who have not seen the letter may read it here.

December 2018 Cafeteria Menu has been uploaded and can be accessed here.

Dances Dances Dances Dances Dances Dances Dances Dances Dances

Family dance for all grades and parents welcome (and encouraged)
on Wed. Nov 28 from 6:00-7:30pm $2.00 per person or $5 per family

Middle Level Dance on Wed. Dec 12 from 6:00-8:00pm $5.00 or $4.00 with a food bank item.
Save The Date!!

Dances Dances Dances Dances Dances Dances Dances Dances Dances

Letter from the Deputy Minister of Education & Early Childhood Development

November 14, 2018


Good Afternoon,


Government has launched a survey today, November 14, to hear from parents and guardians of students about their experience with the public school bus system.


The news release is available online at: and a copy of the survey is available at:


The survey is only one component of a planned consultation process.  As a partner in education, government would appreciate your feedback as part of the broader consultation on school bus transportation in Nova Scotia.


More information will be forthcoming soon to request your participation in the consultation process.


Thank you


Cathy Montreuil

Deputy Minister

The beautiful new Cenotaph in front of the school has been installed and the flags are flying. This has been true community effort with the Royal Canadian Legion Ortona Branch 69, the Town of Berwick, the Government of Canada, the AVRCE, Berwick School and members of the Berwick community all playing a part. 

This Cenotaph is to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, and the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9 – 12, 1917, the role of Nova Scotia Highlanders, 85 Battalion in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and 150 years of service by Canada’s Armed Forces.

The Canadian War Museum website states the importance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in Canada’s history.

“Many historians and writers consider the Canadian victory at Vimy a defining moment for Canada, when the country emerged from under the shadow of Britain and felt capable of greatness. Canadian troops also earned a reputation as formidable, effective troops because of the stunning success. But it was a victory at a terrible cost, with more than 10,000 killed and wounded”.

“The 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Great War Canadian Expeditionary Force. The 85th Battalion was authorized on 14 September 1915, and embarked for Great Britain on 12 October 1916. Disembarking in France on 10 February 1917, it fought as part of the 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The battalion disbanded on 15 September 1920. The Battalion is most famous for capturing Hill 145 in their first battle. Today, the Vimy Memorial stands on Hill 145.”

“The 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion, officially authorized on September 14, 1915, was the second “volunteer” unit raised through province-wide recruitment. Commonly known as "The Nova Scotia Highlanders. Under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Allison Hart Borden, the 85th established its headquarters at Camp Aldershot.”

The Town of Berwick now has its own Cenotaph located at Berwick & District School on Veteran’s Drive, Berwick. For the last two years, Royal Canadian Legion Ortona Branch 69 has held the Remembrance Day service at the Berwick & District School. The  Royal Canadian Legion Ortona Branch 69 has a long and positive relationship with the school, participating in Remembrance Day ceremonies as well as supporting many school activities in various ways.



Daily Schedule

8:20am Outdoor Supervision at front and back doors begin.

8:25am Doors Open

8:40am Classes Begin

10:40-10:55am Recess

12:25-1:05pm Lunch Hour

1:10pm Classes Resume

2:40pm Dismissal Bell 

2:45pm Bus Students Dismissed (1st 2 buses leave)

2:50pm Dismissal Bell for Walkers

2:53pm Last Bus Leaves

3:30pm Office Closes

At a Glance




  • Tue. Dec 18 P-4 Concert (1:30 - 2:30pm)
  • Wed. Dec 19 Diversity Day
  • Thurs. Dec 20: Grade 5-8 Band Concert 12-1:00pm
  • Friday: Concert Storm Date - same times as originals.
  • Friday Dec 21 Last Teaching Day before break (full day)


January 2019

  • Thurs. Jan 3 First day back from holidays
  • Wed. Jan 16 Early Dismissal (All schools) 11:45


February 2018

  • Fri. Feb 1 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS: Regional Shut Down Day
  • Thurs. Feb 7 Primary Registration Day: No School for PBest and possibly P/1 MacDonald
  • Fri. Feb 10  Primary Registration (Storm Alternative Date)
  • Tue. Feb 12 Early Dismissal: All Schools 11:45
  • Mon. Feb 18 NO SCHOOL: Heritage Day
  • Wed-Fri. Feb 20-21 Project Fair


  • March 2019


  • Fri Mar 8 NO SCHOOL STUDENTS: Marking Day
  • Fri Mar 15 Last Teaching Day Before March Break
  • Mar 18 - 22 MARCH BREAK : NO SCHOOL
  • Mon Mar 25 First Day Back After March Break


  • April 2019
  • Wed. Apr 3 Report Cards Go Home
  • Thu. Apr 11: Parent Teacher Meetings 6pm - 8pm
  • Thu. Apr 11: Meadowbrook Meat Fundraiser part 2
  • Fri. Apr 12 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS: Parent Teacher 8:40am-11:45am , Staff inservice 12:30-3pm
  • Fri. Apr 19 NO SCHOOL: Good Friday
  • Mon. Apr 22 NO SCHOOL: Easter Monday
  • Tue. Apr 23 Meadowbrook Fundraiser ends


May 2019

  • Wed. May 14 Early Dismissal 11:45
  • Wed. May 15 NO SCHOOL STUDENTS: Regional Shutdown Day
  • Fri. May 17 Primary Orientation Day
  • Thurs. May 30 Student Variety Show


June 2019

  • Wed June 5 Early Dismissal All Schools 11:45
  • Thurs. June 6 Volunteer Tea
  • Thurs. June 13 Grade 5-8 Band Concert
  • Fri June 21 Field Dat at the Manor
  • Mon - Wed June 24-26 Middle Level exploratories
  • Wed. June 26 Early Dismissal 11:45am
  • Wed. June 26 6-7pm Awards Ceremony
  • Wed. June 26 7-8pm Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony
  • Thurs. June 27 Marking Day
  • Thurs. June 27 Grade Semi-Formal
  • Fri. June 28 Last Teaching Day of Year - Dismiss at 11:45