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Orange Shirt Day 2020

September 29, 2020

Orange Shirt Day is being honoured across Canada on September 30, 2020.     This important day provides an opportunity to continue the conversation about Canada's residential school system and the lasting impacts we see today.
District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is committed to reconciliation through the 94 calls to action from the Truth...

School Re-Entry Vignette

September 23, 2020

DSB1 Staff and students are excited to be back in school! This vignette shows the safety measures put in place by DSB1 and the amazing learning that is happening in our schools. Enjoy!
  To learn more about our Strategic Plan, visit

Cree Language posters as a donation from Cree Mij Designs.

September 22, 2020

Mary Jane Archibald is the owner of Cree Mij Designs, located in Cochrane, ON. Cree Mij Designs is an Indigenous business that provides crafting supplies, sewing supplies and services, Indigenous gifts, language and culture services and so much more. Mary Jane is passionate about revitalizing the Cree Language “L” dialect....
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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...
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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:
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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...
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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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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
​Congratulations 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
​Staff, 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
​Students 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
​On 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
​This 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
​ 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
​Science 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
​Two 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 East Tri-Board 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
​ 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
​This 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
​Due 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
​A 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
​Members 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
​Students 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
​On 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) – 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 –...

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
​Students 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
​ Opening round of the Great CO2 Races! Students in Ms. Rich’s 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 “blast” 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
​On 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
​On 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
​Students 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
​One 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
​Students 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
​Some 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
​ ​Staff 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
​We are so proud of our Diamond Jubilee 2018 Grads!
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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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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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May 02, 2018
​Under 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
​A 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
​Imagine 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
​The 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 “new muscles” as they stretched into textbook position, and even discovered how to decipher the scoring system. Many...