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Kindergarten Registration

January 19, 2022

  Registering your child for Kindergarten is an important milestone! 🍎
Register your child for Kindergarten at a DSB1 school throughout the month of February.

Kindergarten registrations will be done completely online! Visit our Kindergarten page to learn more and to register your child!
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French as a Second Language Plan Presentation

January 18, 2022
Superintendent Niemi and her team presented the DSB1 French as a Second Language Plan to the Board of Trustees. on January 18, 2022.  The team presented highlights of the data gathered for the creation of the plan, as well as the goals that will be included in the plan.  The presentation was...

Timmins High & Vocational School raised $2,000 for Living Space

January 06, 2022

Timmins High & Vocational School raised $2,000 for Living Space in memory of former student Riley Duchesne.  Dakota, Evan and Brady proudly presented the donation to Kelsey MacDonnell, Volunteer Coordinator with Living Space.  The funds raised will support the important work that Living Space is doing in the community.  We are so proud...
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The December Strategic Plan vignette is here!! 📣

December 15, 2021
This month, we asked our schools to show us how they connect with community partners.🙌
We’re so thrilled to see how our schools collaborate with community partners to create meaningful learning experiences for students! 💗

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This week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.

November 22, 2021

This week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.  
Bullying prevention and intervention is about more than eliminating bullying. Bullying prevention promotes the development of healthy relationships, both in-person and online.  These relationships are important to developing and maintaining mentally healthy and caring learning environments.  
Students who have quality...

November's Vignette: Outdoor Learning

November 03, 2021

  This month, our Strategic Plan vignette features our strategic action of Growth Mindset.  Outdoor learning is a key component to fostering curiosity and building new skills.  

Treaties Recognition Week

November 02, 2021

  Miigwetch to the students in the Cree classes at R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School for this beautiful video, reminding us that we are all treaty people.
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Parent Involvement Committee

October 27, 2021

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) had a great first meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  The meeting included 15 family members, a member of the community, the Chair of the Board and four school administrators!
PIC is open to any DSB1 family member who would like to participate.  
There are...
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Local Government Week is October 18 to 22!

October 18, 2021

This week, the DSB1 along with our partners at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), is working to raise civic awareness among our students by observing Local Government Week. 

School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. Since 1807, generations of community-minded citizens...

KLDCS Students explain this year's Skills Ontario robotics competition!

October 06, 2021

  Students at Kirkland Lake District Composite School created a video to explain this year's Skills Ontario robotics competition! 🤩

A message from the Technical Co-Chairs for the Skills Ontario Robotics competition:   “ I’m one of the Technical Co-Chairs for the Skills Ontario Robotics competition. I’m responsible for...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Mackenzie, Indigenous Student Trustee

October 01, 2021

​ “It is essential to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation because it honours all those still suffering from the intergenerational trauma caused by these injustices to the Indigenous people. It commemorates all those who are still suffering from these injustices, those who never made it home, all...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Ci-Bee

September 30, 2021
​ "The reason why it’s important to acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is to honour the survivors of the residential schools, to the mothers and fathers who never got to see their children again, and for those who lost their wild and free inner child that day, and...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Johanna

September 29, 2021

​"As a settler and a teacher, it is important for me to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in a visible way. In order to develop a culture of caring and a sense of belonging in our schools, all students must be seen and heard. Steps like this will...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Noah

September 28, 2021
  Thank you Noah for sharing why the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada are so important.  Let us follow Noah’s lead and take action to improve our relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in our country. 

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Janelle

September 27, 2021
Janelle, a DSB1 student, has an important message for all of us as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches.  She highlights why it is important to reflect on the legacy of residential schools and take action towards reconciliation.  
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - George Rose Paul Martin

September 24, 2021

" I'm a survivor. Put your orange shirt on and walk with us on September 30 for survivors everywhere. I love you all. Let's walk for our ancestors and always remember to love." -   George Rose Paul Martin
This year, September 30 will be designated as National Day for...
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Welcome Back!

September 10, 2021

It has been amazing to see so many smiling faces in our schools over the last week!  Wishing every DSB1 student and staff the best year ever! 


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Happy Retirement!

June 22, 2021

We would like to thank Superintendents Jo-Ann Farmer and Pearl Fong-West for their incredible years of service!  Both have had long and meaningful careers with District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1). Superintendent Farmer joined the organization in 1995 as a Vice-Principal.  She was also a Principal, Lead for Special...
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DSB1 Virtual Pride Parade

June 17, 2021

DSB1 is proud to bring to you our 2021 Virtual Pride Parade to celebrate Pride Month! 🌈 Thank you to the Mental Health Team for creating the video and to everyone who participated and showed us their Pride! Enjoy!
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#ReadyForKindergarten Contest Winners!

June 17, 2021

​We are so pleased to announce our three regional winners for the #readyforkindergarten contest!   🎉Congratulations to our Northern Regional winner Alaina from Cochrane Public School!   🎉Congratulations to our Central Regional winner Gavin from Bertha Shaw Public School!   🎉Congratulations to our Southern Regional winner Miles from New...

June 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

June 16, 2021
​   The June Strategic Plan vignette is here!! 📣
Check-out our last vignetter of the 2020-2021 School year! This month, we asked our schools to show us how they’ve been innovating throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. 💪

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2021-2022 Student Trustees

June 02, 2021

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) Student Senate comprises three students from each secondary school, one of whom identifies as Indigenous. The Senate elected two Student Trustees and one Indigenous Student Trustee to represent them at the board table next year.  A motion was passed at the Board meeting...

May 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

May 19, 2021
  The May Strategic Plan vignette is here!! 📣
This month, we asked our schools to show us how they boost their mental health and well-being. Come see how our students and staff embrace wellness and well-being in this month’s vignette! 🙌

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Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge Winners

May 07, 2021
Congratulations to the  Five   Ways   to   Well-being   Challenge  winners! DSB1 participated in the Five Ways to Well-Being Campaign as part of Mental Health Week. 
We hosted a challenge, encouraging students to submit how they bring to life the Five Ways to Well-Being: Connect, Take Notice, Be Active, Keep...
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Distance Learning Announcement

April 29, 2021

Effective Monday, April 19, 2021, the government moved all students to distance learning indefinitely.  When there is a change in messaging, we will communicate this information.  Students in our high support classes continue to be support in-person or virtually. 

April 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

April 21, 2021
  The April  Strategic Plan vignette is here!! 📣
This month, we asked our schools to show us how students engage in learning outdoors. Come see how our students and staffs embrace the great outdoors in this month’s vignette! 🙌


March 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

March 31, 2021

  Our Strategic Plan Vignettes are back by popular demand! 📣

 This month, we asked our schools to show us how they continue to build school spirit, and wow did they ever!  We’re so thrilled to see how our schools are keeping spirits high during these trying times.
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Raise Funds for Zack's Crib!

March 30, 2021

Ms. Pollock's BTT10A Class and Mr. Code's Grade 11 Welding Class from Timiskaming District Secondary School are hosting a Facebook auction from April 6 th to April 8 th to raise funds for Zack's Crib.
Zack's Crib is a local charity working towards developing and establishing a safe bed...

Spartan Skills - Trades Up!

March 29, 2021
  Student Success and Pathways continues to support students in exploring skilled trades and showcasing their work.  They are hosting "Trades Up" skills competitions as a fun and creative way to engage students.  Here is a video of students at Englehart High School participating in Trades up.  They created 14 garden...
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Word Up Podcast

March 22, 2021
​ DSB1's Indigenous Instructional Coach, Erin Buchmann, has launched a podcast called Word Up.   She is joined by a different co-host from one of our schools and a special guest for each episode. Tune-in to explore and learn about our collective history and how we can prepare young people to create...
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Thank you Glencore Kidd Operations!

March 10, 2021
​ District School Board North East is truly grateful for the support and kindness from Glencore Kidd Operations. Their generous donation will go a long way in keeping our students, staff and schools safe during these trying times. It is with our greatest appreciation that we thank Glencore Kidd Operations for...
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Snow Sculpture Contest at RMSS

March 09, 2021

Our talented students and staff from Roland Michener Secondary School organized a snow sculpture challenge for the month of February. Snow piles were made by Mr. Beerman, a local contractor, and classes spent a few weeks making their sculptures. Check out the letter from Mrs. Standeven’s class, as...
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KLDCS Corona Can’t Challenge!

March 09, 2021

During the month of February, the students and staff from Kirkland Lake District Composite School took part in the "Corona Can’t Challenge". Check out their YouTube clip to see how they continue to thrive during the pandemic!   


Mental Health Supports During the Holidays

December 21, 2020

We know that the holiday break will be different this year.  It has been a challenging year, and it has taken a toll on the mental health of many families and children. Beyond this, with school being closed, some of the usual supports for your children might not be...
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Preparing for January 4, 2021

December 18, 2020

We would like to thank all of our staff, students and families for their valued collaboration in keeping our schools as safe as possible since the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. 
We are planning for schools to re-open on January 4, 2021.  
However, given that the...
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Holiday Spirit Day

December 14, 2020

On Friday, December 11, the board office staff challenged the staff across our schools to take part in a Holiday Spirit Day! It was a fun way to connect staff from Temagami to Hearst, and everywhere in between!  
Thank you to everyone who took part to have some fun together, ahead...
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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...
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The Spirit of Giving at Golden Avenue PS

December 20, 2019

The holidays are a time for giving and Golden Avenue Public School has certainly demonstrating this!
The students at Golden were involved in various activities to share the joy with others.  The choir sang at Spruce Hill Lodge for the residents on Dec. 13th, students in Grade 5 and...

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. ...

RMSS Cross Country Race

October 11, 2019
​ We are so very proud of our RMSS cross-country runners.  We would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of all of our students but, most especially, the three students who placed in the top 10:

Tanner Adams - Grade 4 - 1st
Hannah Haneberry - Grade 5 - 3rd...

Gilles Lake Run

October 02, 2019
​Congratulations to the runners who participated in the DSBONE cross country meet at GIlles Lake on Wednesday, October 2nd. Golden Avenue was well represented by all runners.
Top finishers were:
Tanner Adams—-1st place (Grade 3-4 boys)
Dre Wheesk—2nd place (grade 3-4 boys)
Hannah Haneberry—3rd place (grade 5-6 girls)
Claire Young—7th place (grade 5-6 girls)

Firefighter Visit

October 02, 2019
​On Wednesday, September 18th, students at Golden Avenue were introduced to a variety of firefighting equipment as well as fire safety tips, as the South Porcupine volunteer firefighters demonstrated. Students observed how firefighters: get dressed to fight a fire—thanks Mr. B!—, put out a burning vehicle, fight fires in very high places—thanks Ms. Carroll!—,...

Aiden Charbonneau’s Journey

October 02, 2019
​On Monday, September 23rd, Aiden Charbonneau, a 10 year cancer survivor, spoke to students at Golden Avenue, describing his journey through cancer treatment at a young age. Students were inspired by his strength and positivity.


Celebrating Terry Fox’s Legacy

October 02, 2019
​In honour of Terry’s dream and with incentive from Mrs. Hutteri and Mr. McArthur and his class, students at Golden Avenue set themselves a goal of raising $300 for cancer research. Mrs. Hutteri challenged the students to raise $500, and if they did so, she would shave her hair. Once that...
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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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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...

March of Dimes

June 17, 2019
​Members of the local March of Dimes organization came to Golden Avenue to thank students for all their efforts in collecting pop tabs throughout the year.


Subtracting in Kindergarten

June 07, 2019
​ Today the Kindergarten class used the green screen to create and solve simple subtraction stories. For example... “4 giants were playing on the grass when 3 had to go home for supper. How many were left playing? - 4-3=1” The green screen can help learning come alive with creative backdrops...
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Plastic Grab Bag Challenge

May 10, 2019
Did you know that more than 1 billion plastic bags are handed out in Canada each year? They can all be reused and recycled. 
Students in Mme. MacDonald’s and Mme. Boychuks’s classes at Bertha Shaw as well as students in Mr. Wray’s and Mrs. Mahon’s classes at Golden Avenue participated...

Pysanky Workshop

May 07, 2019
​ On April 18th, Mrs. Newell’s Grade 4 class attended a Pysanka Workshop at the Timmins Museum.  Students discovered some of the traditions and celebrations of the Ukrainian-Canadian community and learned how to decorate an egg of their own using the Ukrainian wax-resist technique.


Explorations with Minerals

May 07, 2019
​Students in Mrs. Newell's and Mr. Wray's classes visited the museum, yesterday, to discover what are minerals, how they are formed, and the history of mining minerals here in Timmins.


Fun Hair/Hat Day

April 26, 2019
​The students at Golden Avenue wore their favourite hats and/or fun hair to help us celebrate Autism Awareness month. It was a the final theme day for the month. Thank you to all the students and staff who helped us celebrate. A big thank you to Mrs. Blakey and her team...

Recycled Robots

April 26, 2019
​ The students at Golden Avenue put their imaginations to use in order to help our environment on Earth Day. Students were excited to create robots/creatures out of recyclable materials. No new paper or paint was allowed to be used in the making of their robots. The ACHIEVE class gave away...

Basketball at Golden Avenue

April 17, 2019
​Students in grades 5 and 6 have been busy practicing their basketball skills since January. They have all worked really hard to improve in dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and team play. The Golden teams participated in 2 tournaments throughout the season and represented our school really well through both skill and behaviour....

World Autism Awareness Day

April 12, 2019
​Students from Roland Michener and Bertha Shaw showed their support for World Autism Awareness Day by wearing blue and joining us on a walk around the community.


Fan Day

April 12, 2019
​Students donned their favourite jersey, dressed up as their favorite character, and even created their own was to celebrate their favourite things.

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Plastic Bag Collection

April 11, 2019
To help promote environmental responsibility  during Earth month ,  we  are  asking students at Golden Avenue and Bertha Shaw to help us  collect  plastic bags , which will be recycled in to skipping ropes . Our hope is that we can reduce the number of plastic bags  that  eventually end up...

Saving the Planet One Bag at a Time!

April 10, 2019
​Students in Mr. Wray’s class and Mme. Wray’s class at Bertha Shaw put their sales tactics to work on Wednesday evening at the Porcupine Mall. The students sold over 80 recyclable bags in 15 minutes! Not only did they try their hand at sales, but they also utilized their change making skills with...

Buy a Bag, Save the Planet! on Wednesday, April 10th @ the Porcupine Mall

April 05, 2019
​Students in Mr. Wray's and Mme. Wray's classes have been busy on their environmental project, learning about the effects of plastics on local habitats. They have collaborated over the last few months, and have created a reusable canvas bag, with student work on it, to help spread their positive message of...

Seasonal Changes

April 05, 2019
​ Today the Kindergarten class started their weekly look at Spring / Summer changes. They walked a few blocks from the school to take a look at Porcupine Lake... the ice, the snow, the (lack of) ducks / birds, the trees, the feeling of the air, the depth of snow... and more! The Kindergarten class plans...

Autism Awareness Activities

April 01, 2019


Experiential Learning Trip to Your Independent Grocer

March 28, 2019
​Students in Mr. McArthur’s class visited YIG’s grocery store to purchase vegetables and fruit for preparing a healthy snack. Students then prepared and ate their snack in the afternoon. Yummy!


Environmental Responsibility Challenge

March 28, 2019
​Mr. Kring led us through a review of our character traits for March: optimism and persistence. Many students demonstrated these character traits and were recognized at the assembly. Students who led the pop up hot chocolate stand were also recognized in the assembly.
He also introduced us to April’s character trait:...

How Many Shoes?

March 07, 2019
​Students at Golden put their estimation skills to work, this past week. They were challenged by Mr. McArthur's class to estimate how many shoes would cover the inside of a dinosaur footprint.
Here are the results!


Breadsticks & the Alphabet!

March 05, 2019
​ The Kindergarten class made bread sticks as part of their Kindergarten Kitchen activities. After making the dough, students shaped it to form the first letter of their name... and then of course enjoyed eating it fresh from the oven!

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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...
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Book Talks

February 21, 2019
Students in ​Ms. Carroll's class used their creativity to bring the stories they read to life. Using a variety of mediums, students represented the key event in their chapter book through a diorama, and provided their classmates with a summary of it.
Great work!


Invigorating School Community Through Dancing

February 15, 2019
​ Students from Golden Ave and Bertha Shaw had fun at the Valentine’s Day dance, yesterday. After dancing, a student from Mr. Wray’s class lead each school in a breathing exercise, which students also enjoyed. Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Wray’s classes for organizing the dance. Together, they raised over $200.00...
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Valentine's Day Math

February 15, 2019
​ On Valentine’s Day, for math, Kindergarten students talked about addition stories and created some of our own adding stories, using students and our green screen. In the two pictures attached students talked about how two boys were playing in the water and two girls joined them. 2 + 2 = 4....

Valentine's Day Dance at Golden Avenue

February 08, 2019
Monday, February 7th, 2019

Dear parents/guardians,

WHAT: Valentine’s Day Dance (students will be taught a dance) at Golden Ave. WHEN: Thursday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day) WHERE: Golden Ave gymnasium WHY: To promote growth mindset and for fun!!! OTHER: Please bring a $1 to participate (though not necessary)

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January's Character Education Assembly

January 31, 2019
​ Throughout the months of December and January, students and staff focused on compassion and empathy. Many, many students were recognized throughout the months for demonstrating the character traits, and over 70 students demonstrated other character traits. Our next focus is: Friendship and Kindness. To further our school-wide discussions, Mr. Kring has created an encouragement note template for students to have access...

Collaboration between Golden PS and Bertha Shaw PS

January 17, 2019
​ Bertha Shaw students in Mme Wray’s class and Golden Ave students in Mr. Wray’s class are collaborating on different projects this year.  The students wrote narrative stories, and shared them with the other class. They also enjoyed a team building game of dodgeball! The two classes will continue to collaborate to work on an...

Golden Avenue & Bertha Shaw Collaborate

January 16, 2019
Golden Avenue students in Mr. Wray’s class and Bertha Shaw students in Mme. Wray’s class collaborated to write narrative stories, which they shared with each other. Students also enjoyed a team building game of dodgeball, as per their request. They will continue to collaborate throughout the remainder of the year to work on an...
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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...

Character Education for December

December 21, 2018
​ December’s Character Education trait was Empathy (compassion). As a practical way to show empathy in our larger community together as a school students and staff brought in socks to support those helped by the Yo Mobile in Timmins. When laid out sock to sock the socks made a long line...
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Christmas Sock Day

December 20, 2018
To help feel festive, this week, students dressed up for theme days, including: pyjamas, red & green, Christmas hats, socks, and sweaters.
Have a safe, happy, and relaxing holiday season from all the staff at Golden Avenue.


Soup for the Good Samaritan Inn

December 17, 2018
​The students in Ms. Carroll's grade 5/6 class epitomized this month's character education focus: compassion and empathy. They made soup for the individuals at the Good Samaritan Inn. The students were involved in bringing in healthy vegetables; preparing the yummy, warm soup by peeling and dicing; and delivering it right to...

Fire Safety Presentation

December 06, 2018
​Members of the local fire department came to visit Golden Avenue to share an important safety message:  
Look. Listen. Learn. Fire can happen anywhere.
They brought with them a special guest, which all students were excited to meet: Sparky the Fire Dog!


Backwards Day

December 03, 2018
​For the final theme day of the month to help raise money for the Breakfast program, students wore clothing backwards.


Pajama Day

November 29, 2018
​Golden Avenue students once again helped raise money to support the Breakfast program. This past Friday, students wore their pajamas to school, and, at the same time, donated $2 to the program.
Students are looking forward to the next special day 'Backward Day', occuring on Friday, November 30th.

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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....

Subs for Good Samaritan Inn

November 23, 2018
​To help support the individuals who lost their homes and personal belongings in the tragic fire at the Good Samaritan Inn, students at Golden Avenue were good samaritans themselves, through the purchase of subs from Subway. For the next 4 weeks, students will be munching on subs and helping those in...
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Timmins Transit Visit to Metro

November 23, 2018
​ The Kindergarten class enjoyed a trip to Metro to shop for mini-pizza ingredients. Mr. Kring, Mme. Angele and 5 parent or grandparent volunteers brought the Kindergarten class on the city bus to the Metro at Porcupine Mall. Students toured the different sections of Metro and then shopped in small groups...
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Fun Hair & Hat Day

November 16, 2018
Throughout the month of November, students at Golden Avenue are building school pride and celebrating with theme days, and at the same time, raising funds for the breakfast program Mrs. D and her volunteer staff so graciously help organize and maintain. 
On Friday, November 16th, a wide variety of fun...
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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...

Mountain Dodgeball

November 15, 2018
​ This year 65 students signed up for the Grade 4-6 Mountain Dodgeball tournament. Each year Mr. Kring holds a 30 game tournament with a different version of dodgeball. This year was Mountain Dodgeball. In addition to the regular challenge of hitting players with dodgeballs, in Mountain Dodgeball, teams score a...

Earth Rangers’ Visit

November 13, 2018
​ On Monday, November 12th, students at Golden Avenue were treated to a visit from the Earth Rangers’ Organization’s Mark and Josh. They both brought a ton of knowledge about animals as well as information about how we can help have a positive impact on our environment and climate change.

Remembrance Day at Golden Avenue

November 13, 2018

On Friday, November 9th, students at Golden Avenue recognized the many thousands of Canadian service men and women, who served their country in all wars, serving for freedom and peace.

The ceremony included thoughtful presentations and performances by students, including poems, songs, and videos.

Visit the link...

Green Screen Adventures

November 12, 2018

Imagination and adventure are big things for our youngest learners. The Kindergarten class has been using their green screen to create imaginary stories. With the help of an iPad app and a green screen, the Kindergarten students have visited volcanoes, survived a tornado, found  rainbows, flew with Skye from Paw...

October's Character Education

November 06, 2018
Th roughout the month of October, students and staff at Golden Avenue have been focused on respect. Following this year's first character education assembly, Mr. Kring challenged the Golden Avenue community to demonstrate respect both inside and outside the school walls. Many students made an effort to be respectful during the...
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Golden Avenue Pumpkin Carving Competition

October 31, 2018
Mr. Wray at Golden Avenue Public School organized a Pumpkin Carving Competition.  Pumpkins were donated from Metro in the Porcupine Mall.  Each class carved a pumpkin and they were brought back to the Porcupine Mall for display.  The community was asked to vote for the best pumpkin by filling out a ballot. The...
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Science Olympics

October 25, 2018
On October 19th, 2018, four students from the grade 6 class at Golden Avenue participated in the 2018 Regional Science Olympics Competition science activities presented by Science Timmins and Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines. The students represented our school really well and brought home the grand prize for best costume! Thank you...
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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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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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High Performance Basketball Camp

June 11, 2018
​Timmins High and Vocational School will be holding its 13th annual High Performance Basketball Camp July 30th to August 3rd, 2018. It is open to boys and girls entering Grades 6-12.
Please see below for the brochure, as well...
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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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Music Monday

May 09, 2018
​On Monday May 7th, students participated in a province-wide intiative called "Music Monday". Students across the province kicked off Education Week by celebrating all the things they love about music. At Golden Avenue, students were led by Mr. Bergounhon through singing to some of the students' favourite Canadian songs.
Thanks, Mr....
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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...

TH&VS Summer Basketball Camp

April 27, 2018
​The 5 time OFSAA Champions Timmins High Blues will be holding a Summer Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls entering Grades 1 to Grade 9, July 2 to July 6, 2018. Beat the summer boredom, make new friends, and learn valuable basketball skills from the BEST.
**New this year -  PAY ONLINE,...
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Sunglasses Day

April 27, 2018
​ Students wore their favourite shades and sunglasses to celebrate Autism Awareness at Golden Avenue.

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Funny Hair Day

April 23, 2018
​Students helped celebrate Autism Awareness this week by creating their funniest hair designs or wearing their favourite hats.


TH&VS Multi-Sport Summer Camp 2018

April 19, 2018
​Say goodbye to boredom this summer, get your child involved in a great activity, and support Timmins High at the same time!  Timmins High and Vocational School will be holding a "Multi-Sport Camp" for children ages 5 to 14 at the school July 9 to July 13, and July 16 to July 20 (9:00am...

Fan Day

April 16, 2018
​ On Friday, April 13th, students across all grades donned their favourite outfits, jerseys, t-shirts, sweaters and more to help recognize the unique students with Autism in our school c ommunity.

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Golden Supports the Humboldt Broncos

April 12, 2018
​Students wore green, yellow, or a sports jersey today. Pictured here are the grade 6 students. 
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Autism Awareness Day

April 05, 2018
​Students and staff at Golden Avenue Public School in South Porcupine marked World Autism Awareness Day on April 3rd, with a very special flag-raising ceremony. They also chose to wear blue to bring awareness to the day.
World Autism Awareness Day was officially recognized for the first time on April 2,...