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Student Accident Insurance

January 09, 2020
Our District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) staff work diligently to ensure student safety. However, accidents can and do happen! Each year, many of our families spend thousands of dollars when their children are injured at school, on field trips, while participating in non-school activities, or at home.  DSB1 does...

Defying Limits with Dr. Dave Williams

November 08, 2019

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Dave Williams on November 7th, 2019.  Dr. Williams is a Canadian icon with an impressive career: Emergency Doctor, Astronaut, Aquanaut, Jet Pilot, CEO, Author and Speaker.  

Tales from his extraordinary life journey captured the audience through both presentations. ...
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Join Us for a Presentation by Dr. Dave Williams

September 30, 2019
District School Board Ontario North East is thrilled to invite staff, families and community partners to a presentation by Canadian astronaut, Dr. Dave Williams.

  Dr. Dave William will present from Timmins High & Vocational School, in the auditorium.  We are pleased to welcome all of our communities to...
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Terry Fox T-Shirt Fundraiser

September 09, 2019

Click here to get a copy of our Terry Fox letter as well as Student Order form to get your 2019 Terry Fox T-Shirt.  Help us reach our fundraising goal of $800.00!
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Save the Date - Dr. Dave Williams

June 26, 2019

District School Board Ontario North East is thrilled to invite staff, families and community partners to a presentation by Dr. Dave Williams.   Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  (book signing to follow in Timmins) Timmins High and Vocational School Auditorium  (Broadcasted live to all schools in...
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Transportation Cancellations due to Inclement Weather

February 22, 2019
Student safety is our main priority at District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1).  The Northern Ontario climate can sometimes cause the cancellation of student transportation.  That decision is made between the North East Tri-Board Student Transportation, the three school boards who are part of the consortium, as well as transportation operators...

Exploring our Shared History with the KAIROS Blanket Exercise

February 08, 2019
​All grade 7 and 8 students at Cochrane Public School recently participated in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, facilitated by Lisa Innes, VP of Indigenous Education and Desmond O'Connor, Indigenous Student Advisor. 

The activity is an experiential, hands on learning opportunity to explore our shared history where students develop the perspective...
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2018 Year in Review

December 21, 2018

As we approach the end of 2018, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to reflect on accomplishments that help support a positive future story for every student. We are pleased to welcome five new Trustees on our Board this year.  We are grateful for the contributions...
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Educators Take Part in Inquiry-Based Science Innovation Workshop

November 27, 2018

Elementary educators took part in a Science North  Inquiry-Based Science Innovation workshop on November 22 nd at THVS. The full day of hands-on learning, interactive experiments and engaging activities for teaching the grade 4, 5 and 6 "Understanding Structures and Mechanisms" strands, was a unique experience for all participants....
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Dr. Greg Wells Inspires

November 15, 2018

Dr. Greg Wells is a physiologist, researcher, author and broadcaster.  He spoke to DSB1 students, families, staff and community partners on Tuesday, November 13th.  His presentation was broadcasted to our northern and southern schools via livestream video from Timmins High and Vocational School. 
Dr. Wells shared the sleep-eat-move-think pathway to...

October Newsletter

November 09, 2018

We had a lot of great learning moments throughout the month of October at CPS. Click below to view our October newsletter. 
CPS October Newsletter 

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District School Board Ontario North East Trustee Election Results

October 24, 2018

(October 24, 2018, Timmins) – With the 2018 School Board Election now finalized, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) would like to thank all candidates for their interest in becoming a Trustee for our Board. DSB1 is looking forward to continuing to work with returning Trustees: Bob Brush –...

Empty Bowls Event Brings Community Together

October 18, 2018
The students from Cochrane Public and Ecole Secondaire Cochrane High School embarked in a community connected experiential learning project focused on service learning.  The Visual Arts, Expressing Indigenous Cultures, Grade 8 and the secondary and elementary special education students, created handcrafted ceramic bowls, all of which were used to initiate and host...

Eat Well, Sleep Well, Move Well

October 18, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East is proud to host Dr. Greg Wells on Tuesday, November 13 th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Timmins High and Vocational School.   Schools in the North and South regions will be able to attend the talk via a YouTube livestream.  "We invite students,...
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Niemi Named New Superintendent

October 05, 2018

The Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East is proud to announce the appointment of Kristen Niemi as new Superintendent of Schools, serving the Board’s Northern family of schools, as well as parts of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 Learning and Teaching portfolio.

“On behalf...
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Consultations on Education Reform

October 03, 2018
The Ontario government has launched consultations on education reform. There will be three ways for people to participate:

An online submission form, available now, that allows people, organizations or groups to provide their views on any of the consultation topics. Submissions can also be sent to the ministry by emailing or


Orange Shirt Day

September 24, 2018
​As Orange Shirt Day falls on a Sunday this year, our school will honour residential school survivors by wearing orange shirts on Monday Oct. 2.  We wear orange to recognize the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well being and as an affirmation of our...

Terry Fox School Run - Thursday September 27th

September 23, 2018

We are very excited to announce that this year the Cochrane Crunch will be participating with us in our school's Terry Fox run. This year we are encouraging each student to bring in a 'Toonie for Terry'. For every $1 that a student donates they will receive a raffle...

New End of Day Pick Up Location

September 23, 2018

As a school we are constantly reviewing the procedures we have in place for our students. As a result, we have made some changes to the end of day procedures. which will begin this Monday (September 24th). 
1. Caregivers who are picking up a student(s) in grades K-3 will now pick up their...


September 20, 2018
​Our Welcome Back BBQ was a tremendous success.  It was wonderful seeing so many parents, grandparents and caregivers visiting classrooms and meeting their child’s teachers.

Welcome Back BBQ

September 12, 2018

CPS Families, you are invited to join us for a welcome back BBQ on Thursday September 20th from 2pm - 4:30pm. Tour your child(ren)'s classroom, meet their teacher, and enjoy some delicious food from the grill! We look forward to seeing you!


September 11, 2018
​ Chartwells offers all K-3 students the option of pre-ordering a hot lunch. Click here to see the September menu and ordering form:  Chartwells K-3 - September.pdf
All families have the option of purchasing a Zipthru reloadable card for their child to use at the cafateria. The Zipthru card is similiar...

School Picture Days - September 12th - 14th

September 11, 2018
​ Please click on the picture day letter below to see the 2018 - 2019 school photo schedule. 
Picture Day Letter (Sent Home Monday September 10th):  Picture Day Letter and Schedule - 2018 - 2019.pdf

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Character Counts: Respect for Our Learning Environment

September 07, 2018
At Cochrane Public we believe that character counts!  For the month of September students are focusing on demonstrating respect for their learning environment. 


Welcome Back Information Package

September 05, 2018

It was very exciting to see all of our learners back in the building today! Please click on the links below to access copies of the information from the 'Welcome Back' package that was sent home on the first day of school. 
Welcome Back Letter:  Welcome Back Letter 2018-2019.pdf
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First Day of School

August 17, 2018
​The first day of school is Wednesday September 5, 2018!  Welcome back!

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Fun at Bickell

May 31, 2018
​The FSL camp was a great learning opportunity that allowed some of our Immersion and Core students to meet other students across the Northern region and participate in fun activities while immersed in the French language.
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Bickell Bound!

May 28, 2018
​Some of our Immersion and Core French students are headed to Camp Bickell for a camp specifically for FSL students.  It will be a great 2 days of outdoor learning!

Snack Attack Nutritional Workshop

May 22, 2018
​The CPS School Council will be hosting a nutrtional workshop on June 12, 2018.  All families are welcome!
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New Canada Learning Bond

May 22, 2018
​The Canada Learning Bond is an initial $500 offered by the Government of Canada to help you start saving now for your child’s education after high school. Your child could also get $100 every year until age 15. In total, a child could receive up to $2,000 in an RESP. 
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Book Fair

May 06, 2018
​We are having a Scholastic Book Fair from Tuesday May 8th-Thursday May 10th!
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Education Week

May 06, 2018
​This year's Education Week theme is "Equity in Action".  There is lots happening this week including workshops by the National Ballet School, a Spring Music Program Coffee House and a whole school Math activity.
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2018 Fun Pass

May 04, 2018
​Celebrate the summer with savings when you plan a trip to Ontario's attractions with the 2018 Fun Pass. The 2018 Fun Pass coupons provide free admission for up to two elementary school-aged children at 18 popular attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents can also save $5 on...
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National Ballet School

April 16, 2018
​We are very excited that the National Ballet School is at our school giving workshops to our Gr. 3-5 students tomorrow!  Even though it was an inclement weather day today, they were able to give one workshop to some of our students.  Indigenous dancer, Christine Friday, is leading students through the...


April 16, 2018
We will be hosting a basketball tournament for the grades 7 and 8 at CPS on Friday April 20th!
Go! Team Go!


Iroquois Falls Music Festival

April 16, 2018
​CPS is very honoured to have 2 very talented bands performing at the yearly festival. The Junior band led  by L. Roy  and the Senior band led by C. Cassivi will perform on Wednesday. We wish them the best of luck!
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#Humboldt Strong

April 12, 2018
Today, we wore our hockey jerseys in support of the Humboldt Broncos Jr. A hockey team.  Our community is similar in that we are about the same size and also have a Jr. A hockey team.  It could have happened to us.  We are thinking of you Humboldt!