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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!


DSB1 Board of Trustees Sworn In

December 05, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to announce that Trustees were sworn-in on Tuesday, December 4 th , 2018. The Honourable Ralph Carr administered the Declaration of Office and Oath of Allegiance to five newly-elected and six returning Trustees. "It was a pleasure to have our...

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.


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...

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...

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...

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.

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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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


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...

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. 

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....

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,...

Sunglasses Day

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


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.


Golden Supports the Humboldt Broncos

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

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,...