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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...

Learning on the Land

May 10, 2019
The Cree Class at R. Ross Beattie​ Public School hosted a day of learning on the land as part of Education Week.
The class welcomed elders from the community and community partners for the day.  Misiway Health Centre set up the Teepee where a nice fire kept our students and guests...
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R. Ross Beattie Orientation Night

April 23, 2019

R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School invites families of students entering Grade 7 in September to their orientation Night  Thursday, May 9 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 300 Pearl Ave, Timmins ​Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet Beattie's wonderful staff and tour the school.  This is a great...
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R. Ross Beattie Orientation Video Series

April 11, 2019

R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School is putting together a series of videos to orient upcoming students to the school! Learn more about the team at R. Ross Beattie and all of the amazing things happening at the school!  Check out their first video at ​

Ross Beattie Robotics

March 28, 2019

R. Ross Beattie’s robotics teams travelled to Kirkland Lake last week to compete at the DSB1 Regional Skills Elementary Robotics competition at KLDCS.  Both teams finished first in their events! 
In the Lego Mechanical Engineering event, Kyra Whalen, Hayden Bacvar, and Dakota Lamirande showed off their design, collaboration, and problem solving...
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Frist place in Robotics!

March 26, 2019
R. Ross Beattie's robotics teams travelled to Kirkland Lake last week to compete at the DSB Ontario North East Regional Skills Elementary Robotics competition at KLDCS.  Both teams finished first in their events!     

Great Week at Beattie

March 01, 2019
​Bucket Drumming, Skiing and Robotics!

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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 Eastern Student Transportation, the three school boards who are part of the consortium, as well as transportation operators...

Gr. 8 Orientation

February 11, 2019
​On Wednesday, February 20th, families are welcome to attend an Orientation Night at TH&VS at 7pm.  School tours will be available as well as program displays, student activities and time for questions!

Winter Carnival

February 11, 2019
​ We will be having our Winter Carnival on Friday, February 15th!  We are looking forward to a fun-filled day!
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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...

R. Ross Beattie Hosts Pop-Up Kitchen

December 19, 2018

Students at R. Ross Beattie Public School hosted a pop-up soup kitchen in Timmins on December 18th.  
Mme Lambert's Grade 7 class served a homemade and hot chocolate to members of the community.  They also handed out mitts, gats and socks.  This student-led initiative was aimed at supporting those in need in the...
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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...

Making Beattie Beautiful

October 25, 2018
Mr. Brooks and students are busy constructing a flower bed for the front of Beattie!  ​  
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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


Great Day at Hersey Lake!

September 19, 2018
​Staff and students enjoyed an amazing day at our annual Hersey Lake Run/Walk!      
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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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Learning on the Land

May 14, 2018
​On Friday, May 11th, students of the Cree Language program at R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School participated in a “Learning on the Land” cultural day hosted by the Misiway Milopemahtisewin Community Health Centre. The day's focus was Indigenous ways of knowing. The day included: Jingle Dress and Pow Wow teachings with Abby...
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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,...

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...

Beattie Skiing Fun!

March 28, 2018
​Students from R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School recently had the opportunity to participate in some downhill skiing at the Kamiskotia Snow Resort in Timmins. The weather was superb, and all who attended had a great time.


Kishay Peesim

March 21, 2018
​Kishay Peesim means “Great Moon”. Traditionally, during the month of February, it was a time of story telling and teaching children and young people about the cycle of life. On Wednesday, February 7th, the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre provided a workshop for students of the Cree class at R. Ross Beattie Senior...

Incident at R. Ross Beattie

February 24, 2018

During the afternoon hours of Thursday, February 22nd, officials at R. Ross Beattie Senior
Public School were advised of a threat inside the school, and immediately initiated an investigation.

Timmins Police attended the school during the early morning hours of Friday, February 23, and along with school officials,...