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Outdoor Education at Kerns Public School

March 12, 2020
Jk - Sk students using items they can find outside to count and make shapes!
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For the Birds

March 06, 2020
‚ÄčGrade 4-5-6 students together with the Jk-Sk students mix up a batch of suet for the birds.
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Thank you

March 06, 2020
‚ÄčThank you to the Ladies who take time out of their day, twice a week for our hot breakfast program.
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Pink Shirt Day

March 06, 2020
‚ÄčKerns Public School students wore pink to symbolize that we don't tolerate bullying.
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Wellness at Kerns

January 14, 2020
‚ÄčWe take wellness very seriously here at Kerns Public School.  An example of this is starting off our day with a nutrit ious hot breakfast followed by an energy filled recess. 

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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...

Who Stole the Grinch

November 29, 2019
Staff and students held a Dr. Seuss Day on Nov. 29,  There were books to read, movies to watch and fish (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish and Blue Fish) to eat.  Great fun was had by all - but the question of the day was - "Who stole the Grinch...

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. ...

Actua Mobile Makers

October 29, 2019
‚Äč Actua Mobile  M ak er made a s top at Kerns Public School. What is Actua M obile Maker - well it is a moving maker space full of exciting  t echnology in robotics, computer science, and more, inspiring  participants to experiment with hands on learning and to create their...
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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...

Hot Breakfast

September 26, 2019
‚ÄčA big shout out to the Breakfast Ladies for a job well done.  Everyone really enjoyed our first (of many) hot breakfasts.  


Outdoor learning

September 26, 2019
‚ÄčMs. Goddard's Grade 4-6 class teams up regularly with Mme.'s Kindergarten Year 1&2 outdoor learning class to collaborate on various learning opportunities.  Who new learning could be such fun. 

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More First Day Back

September 05, 2019

First Day Back

September 05, 2019

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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...
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Garden Box Planting

June 19, 2019
‚ÄčThe Grade 5 students had lots of fun Planting the Kerns Public School Garden boxes.  We can't wait for the fall harvest and stew that will follow.
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Weeding and Planting

June 19, 2019
‚Äč Jk-1 class weeded and seeded all day!  They prepped 4 planters and planted squash, carrots, zucchini and pumpkins to come back to in the fall.  In the front flowerbed, they planted their North Pole dwarf sunflower seedlings and some giant sunflowers to welcome everyone to our Fall Fair in September. ‚Äč
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Play All Day

June 14, 2019
‚ÄčStudents  had a blast playing all day!  With toys, board games, dolls, crafts, volleyball and other gym games!
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More ParticipACTION Fun!!

June 14, 2019
‚ÄčStudents have been taking part in many different  events over the last two weeks!  
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Spring Clean Up

May 22, 2019
‚ÄčMrs. Sadler's Class did and great job cleaning up our school yard! 
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Makerspace Fun!!

April 23, 2019
‚ÄčMrs. Sadler's Jk-Sk-1 students had lots of fun learning how to use BeeBots,  Students also had many other  projects on the go in the Makerspace.
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Tea Time

April 09, 2019
‚Äč Students in Mrs. Sadler's class learned all the etiquette in planning the perfect tea party.  Tea samples included Peppermint, Spicy Black, Pineapple Orange, Green Tea with Apple and Black.  Desserts included cake, various cookies and chocolates.  Only in Canada, eh? Pity! A lovely time was had by all. 
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Tea Party

March 21, 2019
Mrs. Sadler's class was so excited to be hosting a tea party in their classroom, Students helped with planning, set up, bring treats and inviting guests to come and join them for their Tea party.  

Indigenous Winter Games

March 18, 2019

On Friday, March 8th, students from Kerns Public School were welcomed to Elk Lake Public School to participate in an Indigenous Winter Games Day! Throughout the day students had the opportunity to participate in many historical, cultural and other fun activities! The day opened with a welcome circle, drumming and smudging....
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Snow Fun!!

February 22, 2019
‚ÄčSnow.... ya   we have snow, and we have been getting outside to enjoy it!!  
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Learning about local trapping

February 22, 2019
‚ÄčStudents where so excited to learn about local animal pelts.  A big thank you to Barb Curran for sharing her trapping and pelt knowledge with Kerns PS students and staff, 
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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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Jk Registration

February 01, 2019
‚ÄčWe look forward to welcoming all our new JK students in September 2019!  Do you have a kindergarten age child that will be starting school this September? Stop in at Kerns PS anytime during school hours, or call the school at 705-647-0225 to find our how to register your child. 
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Stop Motion

January 24, 2019
‚Äč Grade 4 students trying out stop motion photography to share their learning about habitats. 
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PJ Day

January 18, 2019
‚ÄčKerns Public School students and staff stayed nice and toasty on January 18th for PJ Day.  Students wore their fuzzy jammies and cozy housecoats to show their school sprirt!  
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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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Craft Ladies

December 14, 2018
‚Äč ‚ÄčOnce a month students are thrilled to welcome  Mrs. Goddard and Mrs. Katona as they come to the school to share their talents.  The ladies help the students complete art activiites that will be show cased at the annual  Kerns Public School Fall Fair.  In December they came and helped the...
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Family Makerspace Night at Kerns PS

November 30, 2018
‚Äč Family Makerspace night success! Children, siblings, parents and friends came out to Kerns Public School on Thursday night to explore the high tech and low tech resources and activities the Makerspace has to offer. It was truly inspiring to see students teaching their families how to code, build, create and...
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Village Noel

November 28, 2018
‚ÄčStudents in Mrs. Landry's class ventured down to experience the Village Noel.   They were able to take part in a scavenger hunt quiz, see the voyageurs, feel animal pelts, build a canoe and tree decoration, taste beaver tails, play on an old fashioned teeter totter, witness some jousting and so much...
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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...

Remembering Our Veterans

November 12, 2018
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November 02, 2018
‚ÄčGreat fun was had by all on Halloween as students enjoyed Halloween themed centres in the morning and a costume parade in the afternoon.  Activities that the students enjoyed included dancing to the Monster Mash, playing Spooky Bingo, making a spider necklace and gym games.  The students were also treated to...
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District School Board Ontario North East Trustee Election Results

October 24, 2018

(October 24, 2018, Timmins) ‚Äď With the 2018 School Board Election now finalized, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) would like to thank all candidates for their interest in becoming a Trustee for our Board. DSB1 is looking forward to continuing to work with returning Trustees: Bob Brush ‚Äď...

Eat Well, Sleep Well, Move Well

October 18, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East is proud to host Dr. Greg Wells on Tuesday, November 13 th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Timmins High and Vocational School.   Schools in the North and South regions will be able to attend the talk via a YouTube livestream.  "We invite students,...
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Come to KPS Book Fair!!

October 16, 2018
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Celebrate Halloween

October 16, 2018
Lots to do at Kerns Public School this Halloween.
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Harvest Stew

October 05, 2018
‚ÄčKerns School of Flock students are thankful for our playground habitat and grade 6 garden! From harvest to tummy, the best stew ever! Wishing everyone a restful Thanksgiving weekend.
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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


Snowy Returns

September 24, 2018
‚ÄčStudents at Kerns Public School banded a little Blue Jay last november and named it Snowy.  Snowy came back today and the students were able to see how it had changed from then until now.  Snowy must like it around here and knows where the good treats are.  Snowy had a...
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Waiting is for the Birds

September 19, 2018
‚ÄčWaiting patiently for some hummingbirds to come so we can  band them before they migrate for the winter. 
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Fall Fair Fun

September 18, 2018
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It's Apple Pie Time

September 18, 2018
‚ÄčWe are looking for volunteers to help with our biggest and tastiest fund raiser.  We will be making pies on Sunday September 30th, October 1st and 2nd.  The pies will be ready for pickup on October 2nd and 3rd.  They are $8.00 a pie.  Thank you in advance to all our...
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Congratulations Farren!

June 25, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to Farren Sadler fo Kerns Public School for winning first place (Grade 1-3 category) in the Ghosts of the Hardy Boys Short Story Writing Contest.


Doodle Poll for Before and After School & Daycare

May 23, 2018
‚ÄčPlease help us determine future endeavours by filling out this poll!!

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New Canada Learning Bond

May 22, 2018
‚ÄčThe Canada Learning Bond is an initial $500 offered by the Government of Canada to help you start saving now for your child‚Äôs education after high school. Your child could also get $100 every year until age 15. In total, a child could receive up to $2,000 in an RESP. 
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2018 Fun Pass

May 04, 2018
‚ÄčCelebrate the summer with savings when you plan a trip to Ontario's attractions with the 2018 Fun Pass. The 2018 Fun Pass coupons provide free admission for up to two elementary school-aged children at 18 popular attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents can also save $5 on...

Kerns & Central Public School Have a Bird Learning Day

May 01, 2018
‚ÄčGrade 5 & 6 students from Central Public School came to Kerns Public School to learn about all the wonderful activities we are doing with the birds.  They built bird houses, identified bird calls, banded birds and played some games.  It was a fabulous day!  Can't wait for our next learning...

Doodle Poll for Daycare

April 19, 2018
Please participate in our Doodle Poll if you are interested in Before or After School Daycare or Full time daycare - doing some preliminary research!  Thanks  ‚Äč DAYCARE DOODLE POLL

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Kerns PS Gets Active

March 06, 2018
‚Äč Congratulations to the students at Kerns Public School! They won the school participation challenge for the 2017 Get Active in Temiskaming Run/Walk series, and we were awarded $912.40.  With the funds the school purchased the following from New Liskeard Canadian Tire: 10 skate assists, 10 helmets, and 2 shovels. They also got 70 pair...