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CPS Staff Profile- Mr. Kory Bertrand

September 18, 2020

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CPS Staff Profile- Ms. Jessica Li

September 16, 2020

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CPS Staff Profile- Ms. Lynn Roy

September 16, 2020

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CPS Staff Profile- Mrs. Kelly Demers

September 15, 2020


2020 Terry Fox School Run

September 15, 2020

40 years ago, Terry Fox started a movement that continues to grow strong.  This year is no exception,  While this year's event might look different, the goal remains the same: to raise funds for cancer research.  Please click the link to see how you can donate and to set up...
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CPS Staff Profile

September 11, 2020
​ Good Morning CPS Families!  We would like to introduce our staff to you and since we can't have our annual BBQ this year, we will post staff profiles, here on our website and also on our Facebook page! CPS Staff Profile- Rhonda Dumoulin.jpg
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Public School Board Trustee Recruitment

September 08, 2020
​ District School Board Ontario North East requires a Public School Board Trustee to serve the communities of Timiskaming Shores, Temagami and Elk Lake   The successful applicant will serve on the Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East and represent the interest of the area from Timiskaming...

Cochrane Public School Re-Entry Plan 2020-2021

September 04, 2020
​Hello to all of our CPS Families!  Please see our Re-Entry Plan for our return to school!  We are looking forward to seeing everyone!
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All Students must be Pre-Registered to Attend School

August 14, 2020

The Ministry of Education has announced that all District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) schools will reopen in a conventional model with enhanced public health measures on September 3, 2020.   
This means that students will attend school all day, every day. 
Families must choose to either...
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August 10-14 Mental Health and Well-Being Seminars

August 11, 2020

Our Mental Health & Well-being Team understands that students may be experiencing a wide range of emotions and questions during these uncertain and unprecedented times.   Encourage your child to join them for weekly seminars designed to support their well-being and strengthen their resiliency.   Below is the schedule for the week of August 10 to 14,...
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August 4-7 Mental Health Seminars

July 31, 2020

Our Mental Health & Well-being Team understands that students may be experiencing a wide range of emotions and questions during these uncertain and unprecedented times.   Encourage your child to join them for weekly seminars designed to support their well-being and strengthen their resiliency.   Below is the schedule for the week of August 4...
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Letter to Families Regarding Mental Health Supports During the Summer

July 03, 2020

July 3, 2020
Dear families,
We are happy to share with you that our Mental Health & Well-being Team will be providing support services throughout the summer.   We understand that families and students may be experiencing a wide range of emotions and questions during these uncertain and unprecedented...
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June 2020 Strategic Plan Vignette

June 26, 2020

We are so pleased to share our June Strategic Plan Vignette, which celebrates the DSB1 community's successes this year!

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Message to Graduates from the Minister of Education

June 24, 2020

In the below videos, the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, congratulates all graduates as they have persevered through unusual circumstances this year.
Kindergarten graduates Grade 8 graduates Grade 12 graduates

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Message to Graduates from Trustees

June 24, 2020

The DSB1 Board of Trustees share an important message with the graduating class of 2020!
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Pass the Cedar Challenge Video

June 22, 2020
​ June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is a day to celebrate the unique heritage, cultural diversity and rich traditions of Indigenous peoples. DSB1 students and staff shared actions they are taking for Indigenous History Month. This video was created to celebrate National Indigenous People's day while honouring physical...
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Update on our Plan to Re-open Schools

June 18, 2020
​ Since the mandatory school closures across Ontario on March 13, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) has been exploring how to safely and responsibly re-open our schools.  
Although the Ministry of Education has said that students will return to the classroom in September, a formal announcement on the...
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Odyssey is Hiring Language Monitors

June 17, 2020

Odyssey is currently hiring Language Monitors.  To learn more and apply for this opportunity, please view the job posting below:
Programme Odyssée_ EN FR - ONTARIO.pdf
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Virtual Pride Parade

June 15, 2020

  So many of you submitted photos and videos for our Virtual Pride Parade!  A big thank you to Kelly Howard for compiling all of your submissions into this beautiful video!  #PrideInside
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Kindergarten Information Virtual Event

June 11, 2020

We are proud to present an opportunity for families to learn about the Kindergarten Program and how to prepare your child for school on June 22, 2020 at 8 p.m. 
This virtual event will feature a panel of Kindergarten Educators from across our board.  They will share information about the program, ...

Summer Science At Home

June 04, 2020

Science North is introducing a series of virtual summer camps to continue to engage youth in learning and innovation. 
Summer Science at Home will provide children with the opportunity to continue to learn about the wonderful world of science from the comfort of their home.
To learn more and register...
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National Indigenous History Month

June 01, 2020

In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. DSB1 is committed to providing all students rich, authentic learning experiences to ensure that every student will have access to an intensive learning experience through the lens of Indigenous history,...
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Pride Month

June 01, 2020
​ Happy Pride Month!  Although celebrations may look a bit different this year, DSB1 is committed to highlighting this important month as the LGBTQI2S continues to work towards equity and justice in all aspects of their lives.
Follow us on social media to learn more about how to take part in...
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Summer Learning Program Survey

May 26, 2020

We need your help as we plan for summer learning programs for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8! Families, please complete this short survey before June 1, 2020: Summer Learning Programs focused on literacy and numeracy for elementary students will be offered at a distance this summer to...
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Family Survey

May 04, 2020

As we embark in our fifth week of educator-led distance learning, we would like to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about yours and your child’s experience with distance learning by completing this survey: . Your opinion is important as we try to...
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Mental Health Week 2020

May 04, 2020
​ This Mental Health Week, take care of your mental health with the Five Ways to Well-Being!
Five Ways to Well-Being is a set of five simple, evidence-based actions which can improve well-being in everyday life.  Each weekday of Mental Health, we will promote one of the five actions. Join us...
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Professional Activity Day with Kevin Lamoureux

April 28, 2020

On Monday, April 27, 2020, DSB1 staff had the pleasure to learn with Kevin Lamoureux.  Mr. Lamoureux is a faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well-known public speaker. He has served as Associate Vice President for the University of Winnipeg, Education Lead for the National Centre for...
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2020-2021 Student Trustees Elected

April 23, 2020
​ On April 20, 2020, the District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) Student Senate elected two new Student Trustees. A motion was passed at the April 21, 2020, board meeting to support the results of the selection process. We are pleased to welcome Rowan Glover from Englehart High School, who...

Community Support Services

April 21, 2020
​Please click on the PDF below to get more information on Community Support Services.
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A Message from the Director of Education

April 20, 2020
​ The Director of Education, Lesleigh Dye, shares an important message with students and families. 
You can also read her letter here. 
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Financial Support for Families

April 08, 2020
​ The Ministry of Education is providing financial support to parents to assist with the costs of educational resources during school and child care closures as a result of Ontario’s declared emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Parents are eligible for a one-time per child payment of: $200 for...
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Tip Sheet for Families

April 08, 2020
We know that educator-led distance learning is new for everyone – for you, for your child, and for your child’s teacher. We created this tip sheet for families as we continue to learn together:    ​
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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!