Education - 2012

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


January 3
Roofing Project Tendered for St. Kevin’s Junior High, Goulds

January 5
Portfolio of Posters Brings Artwork into Schools

January 9
Two Labrador City Schools to Undergo Roofing Upgrades

January 23
New Education Resource to Support Establishment of Gay-Straight Alliances in Province’s Schools

January 26
Media Advisory: Minister to Mark Family Literacy Day

January 27
Minister Celebrates Family Literacy Day


February 3
Minister Proclaims February as Inclusive Education Month

February 7
New Windows Add to Improvements at Mount Pearl School

February 13
Minister Recognizes Contributions of Province’s Teachers, Support Staff

February 14
Media Advisory: Premier Dunderdale to Officially Open Baie Verte School

February 15
Premier Officially Opens Copper Ridge Academy in Baie Verte

February 27
Minister to Join Beachy Cove Elementary Students in Campaign to Eliminate Bullying and Harassment

February 28
Media Advisory: Ministers to Join Students at “Pink Day” Event in CBS


March 2
Students Hone Skills Through $200,000 Mathematics Promotions Program
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Education Week Webcast

March 5
Minister Participates in Webcast to Launch Education Week

March 6
Ministerial Statement - Education Week Launched in Province

March 7
Enterprising Youth Compete for Olympic Excellence

March 12
Ministerial Statement - Youth Science Month Recognized

March 13
Minister Assures Labrador School Issues will be Addressed

March 21
Minister Reiterates Support for Safe and Caring Schools

March 28
Cow Head School to Undergo Improvements

March 29
Minister Congratulates National Spelling Bee Champ


April 10
Additional Improvements For Cape St. George School

April 12
New Heating System Adds to Improvements at Upper Island Cove School

April 13
Window Replacement Tendered for Lakewood Academy in Glenwood

April 17
Woodland Elementary to Receive Electrical Upgrades

April 18
Roofing Project Approved for Corner Brook School
Workshop Series Teaches Labrador Students about Rocks and Minerals

April 19
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch Postage Meter Stamp Design Contest

April 20
Postage Meter Contest Encourages Students to Commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Minister to Discuss Bullying, Drug Use in Schools

April 24
Education Investments Focus on Early Learning, Infrastructure
Responsible Social Investments in Budget 2012 Include $150 Million for Poverty Reduction
Building Prosperity: Infrastructure Investments Promote Sustainable Success


May 1
Hazing Incidents Must Not be Tolerated: Minister
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Inclusive Education Award Ceremony

May 2
Ministerial Statement - Minister Congratulates Inclusion Award Winners

May 8
Partnership to Explore Integration of Early Childhood Learning Programs

May 9
Provincial Government Provides $60,000 for School Electronic Waste Recycling Project

May 14
Public Libraries Support Increased by 35 Per Cent

May 15
Ministerial Statement - Parent Resource Kit Pilot Project Underway

May 16
Concrete Action Continues in Efforts to Combat Bullying
Newfoundland and Labrador Boasts Best Student-Teacher Ratio of any Province

May 17
Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement Planned in Stephenville Crossing

May 18
$2.4 Million Tender Awarded for Stephenville Crossing School

May 23
Roofing Work Slated for Beachy Cove Elementary

May 24
Further Building Upgrades to Begin at St. Matthew’s Elementary
Media Advisory: Play-Based Learning Campaign to Be Launched Friday

May 25
Campaign Promotes The Power of Play

May 31
Mount Pearl School to Receive Additional Upgrades


June 1
Student Will Be First To Use Jubilee Stamp

June 4
Ministerial Statement - Government Mail Will Feature Stamp Designed By Student

June 8
Contract Awarded to Replace Roof at Cowan Heights Elementary

June 12
Students, Schools Receive Safe And Caring Awards

June 15
Multi-Materials Stewardship Board - Provincial Schools Over the Top in Top Your Total Recycling Contest

June 20
Teachers to Study Coastal, Ocean-Related Topics at Summer Institute

June 21
Ministerial Statement - Summer Hazing Rituals Must Not be Tolerated

June 22
Media Advisory: Ministers to Announce Investments for Charlottetown, Labrador
Province to Rebuild Charlottetown School, Construct Town Hall

June 29
Lewisporte Middle School to Receive Electrical Upgrades
Media Advisory: Ministers to Participate in Ceremonies to Commemorate the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel


July 4
Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend National Meeting of Education Counterparts

July 6
Pasadena Academy to Receive Exterior Upgrades
Cyberbullying, Technology, and International Education Among Issues Discussed as Education Ministers Meet in Halifax

July 12
Deer Lake School to Receive Exterior Upgrades

July 16
High School Transcripts Released
Elwood High in Deer Lake to Receive New Windows, Doors

July 17
Tender Awarded for Short-Term Classroom Space in Charlottetown
Media Advisory: Ministers to Tour School Extension

July 18
Ministers Tour New Extension of Gander School

July 23
Media Advisory: Minister to Provide Update on Charlottetown School

July 24
Gonzaga High School to Receive Electrical Upgrades

July 25
New Resources Added to Early Childhood Learning Website

July 27
Media Advisory: Corner Brook Public Library to be Officially Opened

July 30
School Principals Participate in Leadership Academy
New Corner Brook Public Library Officially Opened

July 31
New Modular Classrooms Slated for École des Grands-Vents (Version française) 


August 3
Heritage Collegiate Student Named 2012 Pearson Scholar

August 21
Education Investments Continue at Record Levels

August 23
Conference to Highlight Importance of Play-Based Learning

August 24
Work Progressing on Short-Term Classroom Space in Charlottetown



September 4
Minister Welcomes Students and Teachers Back to Class

September 10
Students Leave Desks Behind for Outdoor Classroom

September 13
Media Advisory: Bayside Academy to Mark Official Opening

September 14
Ceremony Marks Official Opening of Port Hope Simpson School

September 28
Media Advisory: Minister to Visit Clarenville School


October 1
Riverside Elementary Celebrates Extension, Site Improvements

October 4
Research & Development Corporation - RDC Launches Prestigious Awards Program for Newfoundland and Labrador High School Students

October 5
Tender Awarded for Upgrades to Northern Peninsula School

October 11
Atlantic Initiative Aims to Protect Girls from Cyber-violence

October 16
Media Advisory: Premier to Participate at Roncalli Sod-Turning

October 17
Work to Begin on Major Expansion of Roncalli Elementary

October 18
Improvements Continue at St. Peter’s School in Mount Pearl

October 19
Site Chosen for New Virginia Park Elementary School

October 23
Deadline Approaching for Supplementary Exam Registration

October 24
Over $200,000 in Scholarships Awarded to High School Graduates
Media Advisory: Minister to Address School Counsellors and Psychologists

October 30
Media Advisory: Minister, Anti-Bullying Advocate to Address Students


November 2
Evaluation of Safe and Caring Schools Policy Released
Media Advisory: Play and Learn Week to be Launched at Mount Pearl School

November 5
Play-Based Learning Highlighted During Play and Learn Week

November 7
New Online Resources for Schools Promote Safe, Ethical Use of the Internet

November 9
Exploits Valley Intermediate to Receive Electrical Upgrades

November 13
Media Advisory: Minister to Discuss Bullying with Students
Minister Joins Students to Highlight Bullying Awareness Week

November 14
Provincial Government Continues Support for Heritage Fairs Program

November 15
Rebuild of William Gillett Academy Set to Begin

November 16
Proposals Sought for School Transportation Review
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Playgroup Event Focused on Inclusion

November 19
Consultations to Focus on Bullying, Harassment

Fervent Opposition to Anti-Bullying Consultations

November 22
Ministers Correct Opposition Critic’s Busing Information

Continued Opposition to Anti-Bullying Initiatives Surprises Minister

November 27
Two St. George’s Schools to Receive Roofing Upgrades

November 29
Tender Awarded for New Gymnasium Roof at Lumsden Academy


December 05
Ministerial Statement - Parent Resource Kits Being Well-Received

December 06
Modular Classrooms to Address Capacity Issues

December 11
Students Make the Grade in International Reading Assessment

December 12
O’Donel High Roofing Project Tender Awarded

December 17
Youth Innovation Call for Proposals Launched by Provincial Government
Ministerial Statement - Minister Offers Condolences in Wake of Connecticut Tragedy

December 19
Enterprise Olympics Partnership Continues

December 21
Contract Awarded for School Transportation Review

December 28
Online Map Provides Easy Access to Early Childhood Programs and Services
The Power of Play Being Recognized: Minister

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