Education - 2011

January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

On October 28, 2011, the Department of Advanced Education and Skills was created.

News releases regarding advanced education since that time can be found at the Department of Advanced Education and Skills.


January 25
Media Advisory: Premier to Officially Open New Paradise Elementary School

January 26

Premier Officially Opens New Paradise Elementary School

January 27
1000th Learner Enrolled in Adult Literacy Program
Media Advisory: New CYFS Training Unit to be Announced

January 28
New CYFS Training Unit Will Enhance Skills


February 3
Media Advisory: Ministers Visit Two West Coast Schools

February 4

More Improvements Planned for St. Michael’s Elementary
Tender Awarded for J.M. Olds Collegiate

February 9
K-12 Schools to Benefit from New Technology Resources

Proclamation Recognizes Inclusive Education Month

February 14
Construction to Begin Soon on New St. Anthony School

February 16
Minister Accepts Fund the Future Postcards From Province’s Public Post-Secondary Students

February 17
Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training Report on Key Literacy Initiatives

February 18
Improvements Planned for West Coast Francophone School

February 21
Schools Participate in Violence Awareness Week Activities
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend National Meeting of Education Ministers


March 1
Minister Proclaims Youth Science Month

March 7
Minister Participates in Webcast to Launch Education Week

Media Advisory: Minister to Address Oil and Gas Conference

March 8
Media Advisory: Education Minister Available to Media
Post-Secondary Priorities Discussed at Third Student Roundtable

March 11
Sparking Innovation Among Grand Falls-Windsor Students
Skills Task Force Forum to Focus on Attraction and Retention Initiatives
Media Advisory: Event to Mark Completion of Infrastructure Projects

March 15
$6 Million in Upgrades Completed at Seal Cove College Campus

March 23
Ministerial Statement - Skills Task Force Forum Proves Successful

March 24
Epiphany Elementary to Get $257,000 Facelift

March 28
Ministerial Statement – Cleary Prints to be Placed in Province’s K-12 Schools


April 1
New Wage Subsidy Program to Benefit Aspiring Apprentices

April 4
Ministerial Statement - Adults Learners’ Week Observed in Province

April 6
Scholarship Program Helps Adult Learners Continue Post-secondary Education Efforts

April 7
Tender Awarded for Electrical Upgrades to Topsail Elementary

April 13
Premier Encourages Nominations for Council of the Federation Literacy Award
Ministerial Statement - Students Excel at Skilled Trades and Technology Competitions

April 14
Two School Openings to be Celebrated Friday

April 15
Torbay Community Celebrates New School Opening
Second New Paradise School Marks Official Opening

April 19
Infrastructure Investments Stand Strong for Real and Lasting Economic Benefits
Budget 2011 Supports Families and Young Children
A Clear Path to Opportunity, Self-Reliance and a Prosperous Future – Budget 2011 Stands Strong Against Poverty
Budget 2011 Focuses on Future Prosperity Through Strategic Investments in Education

April 27
Media Advisory: Minister Unveils Deer Lake Library Upgrades

April 28
Deer Lake Public Library Upgrades Unveiled


May 5
Tender Awarded for Electrical Upgrades to St. Peter’s Elementary

May 12
Young Talent Showcased at Provincial Theatre Arts Festival

May 13
Upgrades Totalling $177,000 Slated for Acreman Elementary

May 19
Ministerial Statement - Partnership with Public Libraries Promotes Early Childhood Programming

May 20
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Flag Raising Ceremony

May 25
Laval High in Placentia to Celebrate Official Grand Opening

May 27
New Online Resources to Assist Students Preparing for Public Exams

May 30
Ministerial Statement - Popular Children’s Author Delights Students in Labrador

May 31
Ministerial Statement - Minister Applauds Newest Memorial University Graduates


June 3
Public Advisory: Alternate Delivery Methods Outlined for Provincial Government Payments
High School Volunteer Medal Unveiled  

June 6
Port Saunders Area Celebrates Official Opening of $13.5 Million French Shore Academy

June 7
Crescent Collegiate Student Named 2011 Pearson Scholar

June 8
Tender Awarded for Electrical Upgrades to Port Rexton School

June 9
Team Newfoundland and Labrador Wins Big at Skills Canada National Competition

June 10
Provincial Government Supports Canadian Student Leadership Conference

June 16
National Strategy on Inuit Education Released Today

June 17
Marine Simulators Transferred to Province

June 20
Media Advisory: Minister Visits Qatar  

June 28
Public Advisory: Provincial Government Resumes Utilizing Canada Post Services



July 6
Electrical Upgrades Planned for St. Mary’s Elementary

July 7
Roofing Project Planned for Holy Family Elementary

July 8
Minister Joins Memorial University Community to Welcome New Grenfell Vice-President

July 12
Tender Awarded for Improvements to St. Andrew’s Elementary

July 18
Save it Forward Helps Students Go Green
Corner Brook Woman Named Recipient of Council of the Federation Literacy Award

July 21
High School Transcripts Released

July 25
Deer Lake School Slated for Over $1.1 Million in Upgrades

July 27
Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend Events in Grand Falls-Windsor

July 28
New Skilled Trades Suite Expands Programming Opportunities at College of the North Atlantic in Grand Falls-Windsor
Sod-Turning Marks Preparation for Exploits Valley High Redevelopment



August 15
Provincial Funding Supports Aboriginal Student Services at MUN

August 29
Extension Tendered for St. Paul’s Intermediate in Gander
School Infrastructure Improvements Planned for Lamaline



September 7
Media Advisory: Labrador Straits Academy to Mark Official Opening

September 8
Prestigious Literacy Award Presentation Marks International Literacy Day in Province

September 14
Parks as Nature’s Classroom Program Gets Underway for New School Year



October 17
Teachers Bring Torngat Experience Back to Classrooms

October 18
Tender Awarded to Replace Lark Harbour Gym Roof

October 25
Over $200,000 in Provincial Government Scholarships Awarded
Over $1.2 Million Allocated for Community-based Literacy Programs


November 3
Whiteboard Technology Helping Prepare Students for the Future
Labrador City School to Receive Electrical Upgrades

November 8
Teachers Receive Awards at Arts Work Conference

November 10
Construction to Begin on New School in Carbonear

November 15
Support Continues for Newspaper in Education Program
Funding Available for Schools Interested in Energy Conservation

November 17
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Atlantic School Boards Conference

November 18
Provincial Government Provides $10,000 to Enterprise Olympics Program

November 21
Program Encourages Students to Explore Their Heritage

November 28
Review to Help Strengthen Safe and Caring Schools Policy


December 1
Contract Awarded for Roofing at Stephenville High School

December 6
Bonne Bay Academy to Receive Electrical Upgrades

December 8
Contract Awarded to Replace Roof at Coley’s Point Primary

December 16
Corner Brook School to Receive Electrical Upgrades

December 20
Roofing Contract Awarded for Spaniard’s Bay School

December 21
OutrageNL Campaign Advances Violence Prevention in Newfoundland and Labrador

December 28
Public Education Campaign to Focus on Early Childhood Learning

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