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...
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...
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...
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...
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 www.dsb1.ca
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
July 03, 2020
July 3, 2020
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...
June 26, 2020
We are so pleased to share our June Strategic Plan Vignette, which celebrates the DSB1 community's successes this year!
June 24, 2020
The DSB1 Board of Trustees share an important message with the graduating class of 2020!
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...
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...
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
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, ...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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)
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!—,...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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....
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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!
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:...
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!
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!
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...
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.
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...
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....
February 08, 2019
Monday, February 7th, 2019
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)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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!
December 03, 2018
For the final theme day of the month to help raise money for the Breakfast program, students wore clothing backwards.
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.
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 –...
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,...
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
**New this year - PAY ONLINE, FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME !**
Please see below for the brochure, as well...
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.
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.
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...
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,...
April 27, 2018
Students wore their favourite shades and sunglasses to celebrate Autism Awareness at Golden Avenue.
April 23, 2018
Students helped celebrate Autism Awareness this week by creating their funniest hair designs or wearing their favourite hats.
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...
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.
April 12, 2018
Students wore green, yellow, or a sports jersey today. Pictured here are the grade 6 students.
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,...