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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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DJPS Shares Smile Cookies

September 19, 2019
Staff at Diamond Jubilee Public School carried on a proud tradition in Kapuskasing by forwarding Tim Hortons smile cookies to others  in the community.  Smile cookie deliveries were made to staff at NEOFACS and Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services.  The treats and the gesture sure brought a smile to the...
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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...

Grade 8 Graduation

June 26, 2019
‚ÄčCongratulations to our nine graduating students who were celebrated at our ceremony on the evening of June 20th! Grade 7&8 teacher Ms. Paula Rich, school staff, volunteers, and students transformed the auditorium into a "red carpet experience" and all members of our school family enjoyed looking back over the students' careers at DJPS and anticipating...

Kindergarten Graduation

June 26, 2019
‚ÄčStaff, students, and families of Kindergarten students in Ms. Danielle Bealieu's class celebrated successful completion of Kindergarten with a ceremony, tasty snacks, and fellowship on Thursday, June 20th. Congratulations and all the best as you start Grade 1!

Education & Mental Health Week at DJPS May 6-10

May 13, 2019
‚ÄčStudents and staff participated in a variety of activities during the third instructional block of each day, centered around the themes of Connect, Take Notice, Be Active, Keep Learning, and Give. These included teamwork challenges, creating and distributing positive affirmations to the community, local area spring clean-up, school-wide bike/run/walk, and 21st century...
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Autism Awareness Day

April 05, 2019
‚ÄčOn Tuesday April 2 we marked World Autism Day at DJPS. Students and staff wore blue in support and participated in workshops led by Mrs. Boyer and her Edge high support class. We learned about autism through touching videos, simulation activities, crafts, and hands-on introductions to specialized supports that many students who are...
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Kap Bonspiel 2019

April 05, 2019
‚ÄčThis winter our  Grade 7&8 class at DJPS had the opportunity to participate in the Elementary School Curling Program offered by the Club de Curling de Kapuskasing Curling Club. The Curling club put on a top notch clinic and the volunteers were ready and willing to help the students with all aspects of...

Wheels up to Kashechewan!

March 22, 2019
‚Äč E ach year Nishnawbe Aski Nation hosts an opportunity for DSB1 staff to visit one of their northern communities.  This year one of our teachers, Danielle Beaulieu- now teaching Kindergarten-Grade 1 at DJPS, was fortunately able to join the group for a tour of Kashechewan. She reports this visit was a wonderful experience and...
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A piece of Sudbury in the DJPS gym!

March 21, 2019
‚ÄčScience North came to Diamond Jubilee this week to provide curriculum linked workshops to each of our classes. Seen below are members of the Edge, Kindergarten to Grade 1 and Grade 2-4 classes.  having a blast learning about coding!

21st Annual Blue and Gold Tournament

February 27, 2019
‚ÄčTwo teams of junior-intermediate basketball players from DJPS participated in the annual tournament hosted by Kapuskasing District High School. Despite having many players new to the sport, both teams displayed a great deal of heart, effort, and sportsmanship  as they gained valuable game experience against skilled teams from the region. Many...
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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 Eastern Student Transportation, the three school boards who are part of the consortium, as well as transportation operators...

Welcome Conservation Officer Kyle Smith!

February 19, 2019
‚Äč Ms. Beaulieu's Kindergarten- Grade 1 class recently welcomed local Conservation Officer, Kyle Smith. They learned about some of the animals in the area and how they live during the four seasons. Mr. Smith will be back again in the spring to address invasive species with our intermediate students and we are quite fortunate...
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Drum construction in Grade 7&8

January 17, 2019
‚ÄčThis week Ms. Paula Rich's grade 7&8 class began the process of constructing traditional Indigenous drums in a project that saw a partnership between the Kapuskasing Indigenous Friendship Centre and our school, as part of the DJPS/KDHS Grade 7&8 Reach Ahead program. Students from other elementary school classes, as well as the...

Holiday Lunch Reboot!

January 17, 2019
‚ÄčDue to our weather day streak before the winter break our holiday lunch was held today in the DJPS. Students were treated to a turkey meal and fellowship in the KEC cafeteria. 

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First Place!

January 11, 2019
‚ÄčA big congratulations to Ivy-Rae Brunet who earned first prize (intermediate-colour) in the Legion Remembrance Day Poster contest. Great job Ivy!
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Mindfulness Afternoon Nov 26

December 21, 2018
Students participated in a number of mindful themed group activities and a STEM challenge in a great way to wrap up a week of school. Many thanks to Ms. Beaulieu for organizing and leading the event. 
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First Tournament of the Year!

December 21, 2018
‚ÄčMembers of our DJPS girls and boys volleyball teams pose during their opening tournament hosted by KDHS. Their hard work and dedication in practice paid off on the court. A special thank you to coaches Ms. Casselton-Inman and Ms. Corrigan for volunteering their time in support of the team. 
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Shared Write: How to make a Witch's Brew!

December 21, 2018
‚ÄčStudents in Mrs. Stickley's Grade 2-4 class worked together to create instructions for a unique concoction of spooky ingredients while learning procedural writing skills. 
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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...
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Student Vote at DJPS!

October 24, 2018
‚ÄčOn Friday October 19, coinciding with the Muncipal and School Board Trustee Elections,  students at DJPS  participated in the Student Vote organized by our junior and intermediate teachers and powered by Civix. In a great addition to the day Dave Plourde, a local mayoral candidate, visited the school to meet students and...
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District School Board Ontario North East Trustee Election Results

October 24, 2018

(October 24, 2018, Timmins) ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď...

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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Roots of Empathy in Grade 5&6

October 17, 2018
‚ÄčStudents in Ms. Grenier's Grade 5&6 class have started the Roots of Empathy program facilitated weekly by our CYW Ms. Raeann Albert, and a volunteer mom (Sabrina Habel) and her baby Zachary. Students learn empathy through interactions with a developing baby, lessons, and activities over the 27 week program. If your child is in...
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Race Day at the Kapuskasing Education Complex

October 17, 2018
‚Äč Opening round of the Great CO2 Races! Students in Ms. Rich‚Äôs Grade 7&8 class designed, built, and customized CO2 powered race cars as part of the Reach Ahead program run jointly with KDHS industrial arts. Students and staff had a ‚Äúblast‚ÄĚ seeing their creations tested for the first time. 
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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

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Terry Fox and Welcome Back BBQ

October 02, 2018
‚ÄčOn Thursday Sept 27 the students and staff, joined by parents, performed a whole school Terry Fox walk and collected donations in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. The walk was followed by a tasty welcome back barbecue lunch prepared by staff volunteers and the KDHS cafeteria. It was great to see...
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Orange Shirt Day at DJPS

October 02, 2018
‚ÄčOn Friday September 28 students and staff from DJPS wore orange to honour th evictims and survivors of the Canadian residential school system. As a public school it is our hope to build awareness and educate the next generations about this history and its many impacts on Indigenous Peoples and communities. 
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Happy Franco-Ontarian Day!

September 25, 2018
‚ÄčStudents from Mr. Parent's core French classes were sure to mark the more than 400 years of history and culture that are celebrated on this day. The day began with O'Canada en Francais and students and staff were encouraged to learn and share the history of the day and how it is...

Launch Day!

September 13, 2018
‚ÄčOne of the many successful launches made by our Grade 7&8 Rocketeers
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Grade 7&8 Reach Ahead Rockets

September 11, 2018
‚ÄčStudents in Mrs. Rich's grade 7&8 class were straight into hands-on learnig this week as part of the Reach Ahead program taught in collaboration with Mr. Vallee, the Tech teacher from KDHS. This week's project: Pneumatic Rockets! Launch day is Wednesday (KDHS Period 4).
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Fun Day One!

September 05, 2018
‚ÄčSome of the newest members of the DJPS community wasting no time in having a blast on their first ever day at our school. A warm w elcome to one and all joing us at Diamond Jubilee, from Kindergarten Year 1 to Grade 8!
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First day of school is September 5th

August 31, 2018
‚Äč ‚ÄčStaff are excitedly  looking forward to Opening Day at DJPS. For any new students it is not too late to register for Kindergarten or Grades 1-8. Here is to a wonderful 2018-19 school year!


June 27, 2018
‚ÄčWe are so proud of our Diamond Jubilee 2018 Grads!
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New Canada Learning Bond

May 22, 2018
‚ÄčThe Canada Learning Bond is an initial $500 offered by the Government of Canada to help you start saving now for your child‚Äôs 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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2018 Fun Pass

May 04, 2018
‚ÄčCelebrate 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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May 02, 2018
‚ÄčUnder the Stars was the theme of this portable planetarium. The inflatable dome was transformed into a classroom where student learnt about space, stars, planets and the earth. This was 2 days of extreme excitement of learning thanks to our friends at Science North, the Provincial government and DSB1.
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May 02, 2018
‚ÄčA fun day with Eric the Juggler! A great day for all when Eric the Juggler entertained all the student of Diamond Jubilee Public School and their teachers. We all need days when your imagination is brought to new heights and you laugh with wonder at just what will transpire next.

Humboldt Broncos

April 12, 2018
The community of DJPS remembers the Humboldt Broncos. Jersey day today in support of the Humboldt Broncos as well as their families and friends,

Special Trip For DJPS

March 29, 2018
‚ÄčImagine being over 200 km from home, deep in the Ontario wilderness for three days during the winter. You have no cell phone signal or running water. Unforeseeably, a location matching this description has become one of the favourite places in the world for the Grade 8 students of Diamond Jubilee Public...

Curling Fun in Kap!

March 21, 2018
‚ÄčThe rocks were gliding at the Kapuskasing Curling Club! Grade 8 students at Diamond Jubilee Public School recently participated in curling seminars put on by club volunteers. Students learned the basics of curling, found some ‚Äúnew muscles‚ÄĚ as they stretched into textbook position, and even discovered how to decipher the scoring system. Many...