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PJ Day

January 18, 2019
​Kerns 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!  

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...

Craft Ladies

December 14, 2018
​ ​Once 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...

Family Makerspace Night at Kerns PS

November 30, 2018
​ 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...

Village Noel

November 28, 2018
​Students 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...

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....

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



November 02, 2018
​Great 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...

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,...

Come to KPS Book Fair!!

October 16, 2018


Celebrate Halloween

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

Harvest Stew

October 05, 2018
​Kerns 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.

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
​Students 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...

Waiting is for the Birds

September 19, 2018
​Waiting patiently for some hummingbirds to come so we can  band them before they migrate for the winter. 

Fall Fair Fun

September 18, 2018
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It's Apple Pie Time

September 18, 2018
​We 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...

Congratulations Farren!

June 25, 2018
​Congratulations 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
​Please help us determine future endeavours by filling out this poll!!


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. 

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...

Kerns & Central Public School Have a Bird Learning Day

May 01, 2018
​Grade 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  ​ DAYCARE DOODLE POLL


Kerns PS Gets Active

March 06, 2018
​ 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...