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CCRSB Wants to Hear from You!

Get ready to share your thoughts!

CCRSB is starting a school-board wide survey today to talk to parents and guardians, staff and community partners about how things are going now and what we can, as a school board, do to make things better for students in the future.

The survey is only three questions and can be finished in five to 10 minutes. Your voice is really important, so it would be great if you could take a moment to answer the questions and share your thoughts!

You should have received an email from the Superintendent of Schools, Gary Adams, explaining the process a little more. You should have also received an invitation from PDHS inviting you to join in. Click on the link in that email and you are ready to participate!

The thoughts you share will be used to help prepare for CCRSB’s next strategic plan and to provide some more insight into how our school is doing.

If you have any questions, you can send them to

School Milk Program - Feedback Requested

Dear parent or guardian,
Dairy Farmers of Canada wishes to improve its School Milk Program. We would therefore like to ask you to fill out a brief survey.
By filling out this short survey before April 15th you will have an opportunity to enter your child’s school in a draw for a chance to win 1 000$ worth of books, musical instruments or gym equipment and a free milk day.
To start the survey please click on this link: https://www.surveymonkeycom/r/TV52DSY
To learn more about the School Milk Program, please visit
Sincerely yours,
The School Milk Program team at Dairy Farmers of Canada
Michelle Arseneau Léger RD, M.Sc. / Dt.P., M.Sc.

Nova Scotia Internationl Student Program - Information

Jacqueline Russell

Homestay Coordinator

Pugwash/ Wallace/ Oxford

902 397-0132


Eligible students come from all over the world and are carefully matched with Nova Scotia host families with the help of our dedicated homestay coordinators. Students range in age from 8-18 years old and stay anywhere from one month to one year. Host families are paid to host the international students; amounts vary based on length of stay.

Participating in the Program can be a life changing experience for both students and their host families. Get involved today!

We are looking for placements for the following:

  • CCRSB are expecting 100 Japanese high school students from November 28th- December 3rd 2016
  • A small group of high school students from Turkey are arriving for a short term ( one month)
  • Applications for three month (short term) students from September to November each fall semester.
  • Interns (university students) arrive every January for six weeks and work in elementary, junior and senior high schools seeking to improve their English as they study to become teachers in their own country.

Congratulations to our Regional Science Fair Winners!

2016 CCRSF Awards Ceremony

March 31, 2016

Honourable Mentions :  ribbons + coupons                                   

Grade 8: 

                     Measuring the Speed of Light    Nicholas Pardy/Zach Fullerton

Grade 9:

                     The Power of Music                   Keiley Rushton


ENGINEERS NOVA SCOTIA AWARD: Best technology/Engineering project from junior, intermediate or senior levels - $100 + plaque.                       


          Building A More Ergonomic Keyboard          Olivia Merlin


AST AWARD:  Environmental Award - $30 + plaque.  


             Soil Organic matter Increases Due to         John Burns Duynisveld


DORORTHY LONG AWARD:  Best oral presentation - $30 + plaque  


             Something in the Way They Moove:            Maria Duynisveld


Agricultural Awareness Prize (NSYES): 3 X $50  + certificate 


Cattle’s Behavioural Response to Colour      Maggie Dewar/Connor Leard


           Something in the Way They Moove:              Maria Duynisveld


           Soil Organic matter Increases Due to           John Burns Duynisveld



AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE:  all projects recipient receives $10 and plaque.




Grade 7:         Mini Jump                                  Drew Rushton

Grade 8:         Hybrid Fish                                Josie Gullens/Josie Adams        

Grade 9:         The Power of Music                   Keiley Rushton




Grade 8:          Measuring the Speed of Light    Nicholas Pardy/Zach Fullerton


            TOP GRADE 9 AWARDS: 


2nd Place        A Kick Where It Counts                        Jenny Mingo

1st Place:         Cattle’s Behavioural Response to Colour      Maggie Dewar/Connor Leard




1st Place:        Soil Organic Matter Increases Due to John Burns Duynisveld




Dal Agricultural Campus:  $1500               John Burns Duynisveld  PDHS




 Students may go to CWSF taking place in Montreal, QC May14 – 21st this year.

 Expenses are paid by regional science fair.  Included in this paid expenses are prizes donated by: 

 Showcase Weekend: May 5-7in Halifax


AECL award :  Paid directly to YSF for expenses - $100


PETRO CANADA award: Paid directly to YSF for expenses - $100



5th Alternate Award:  NSIS  plaque + $100                       

Cattle’s Behavioural Response to Colour      Maggie Dewar/Connor Leard


2nd Place Award:  Award   -STFX Award                         

                        $100/student + large school plaque + individual plaque(s) + CWSF

                    Building A More Ergonomic Keyboard          Olivia Merlin



1st Place Award:   CCRSB Award                                      

                        $100/student + large school plaque + individual plaque(s) + CWSF

   Something in the Way They Moove:            Maria Duynisveld


NSSAF Basketball Championships March 3-5, 2016 - Div 4 Sr. Boys

Pugwash District High School is Proud to Host this Years' NSSAF Basketball Championships

March 3 - 5, 2016  (Detailed information Attached)

Schedule:                                                                                                                         Time

Thursday:      #3 Drumlin Heights                vs.  #6 North Colchester                           2:00 p.m.

                        #2 Pugwash                             vs.  #7 River Hebert                               4:00 p.m.  

                        - Opening Ceremonies

                        #4 Fountain Academy            vs.  #5 Lockeport                                      6:00 p.m. 

                        #1 Cabot                                vs.   #8 CCA                                             8:00 p.m.

Friday:                 Loser (2 vs. 7) vs. Loser (3 vs.6)                                                       2:00 p.m.

                             Loser (4 vs. 5) vs. Loser (1 vs. 8)                                                      4:00 p.m.

                             Semi-Final - Winner (2 vs. 7) vs. Winner (3 vs. 6)                             6:00 p.m.

                             Semi-Final - Winner (1 vs. 8) vs. Winner (4 vs. 5)                             8:00 p.m.


Saturday:            Losers of Friday afternoon games for 7th place                                9:00 a.m.

                             Winners of Friday afternoon games for 5th place                            11:00 a.m.

                             Losers of Friday evening games for 3rd place                                  1:00 p.m.

                        Championship Game                                      3:00 p.m.

CCRSB Community Meeting February 9

Community Meeting – Future of Schools
Long Range Outlook & School Review Process

Community members are invited to attend a community meeting with governing board members and staff of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, to discuss the future of schools in the Chignecto Family of Schools (Cumberland County). The meeting will focus on the information collected in CCRSB’s Long Range Outlook and how it relates to groups of schools.

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Springhill Junior-Senior High School, 84 Church Street, Springhill  

More information is provided in the attached document.

Winter is coming: What's your back-up plan when classes are cancelled?

The days are getting colder and with each dip in the thermometer we move one step closer to winter weather: icy roads, snow and freezing rain. For CCRSB schools, winter weather means the potential cancellation of classes when conditions are considered unsuitable for our students. It also means that parents and guardians need a back-up plan in place before cancellations happen.

Decisions regarding class cancellations are made by CCRSB’s Operational Services Department and generally happen in the early morning (before 6:30 am) and, in rare situations, during the day. Our staff use multiple sources – from weather forecasts to on-the-ground reports from transportation staff, police, and provincial road reports – to make the decision about whether or not to cancel classes.

We try our best not to have cancellations during the day, but sometimes a non-forecasted change in the weather means that we need to dismiss students early. In those cases, it is really important that our schools have the most up-to-date contact information for parents and guardians. If you haven’t updated your contact information, please get in touch with your child’s school.

Cancellations during the day can also be complicated by busing. Many buses in CCRSB take students to and from multiple schools, in a set order. The normal drop-off order, at the end of the day, will still apply in the case of cancellation during the day.  

Whether first thing in the morning, or during the day, cancellations due to weather conditions will be announced in several ways:

  • The “All Schools Open” button on the CCRSB home page ( changes to red. By clicking on the button, you can get closure information by county/municipality and Family of Schools.
  • A message regarding the cancellation is posted to the CCRSB home page under “News”; to the CCRSB Facebook page (; and to our Twitter feed (@CCRSB_Official).
  • Information is sent to all local newspapers, radio and television stations within the CCRSB, including CBC radio in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and CFCY radio in Charlottetown.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we move through the start of the winter season. Please know that all decisions regarding cancellations are made with great care and for the safety of our students.

NSSAF Provincial Sr. Boys Soccer Championship - Friday & Saturday


November 6-7, 2015

Come out and Support our Players - See You There!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

  • 12:00 noon      Pugwash vs CBHA
    • Opening Ceremonies
  • 2:30 p.m.    Hants North vs Ecole NDA                                           



Saturday, November 7, 2015

  • 10:00 a.m.  Bronze Medal Game
  • 12:00 noon Championship Game

Yearbook Recognition

 Dear Parents and Guardians:

 Looking for a creative way to tell your child, “I love you” and “I’m proud of you.”

 Place a recognition ad in this year’s yearbook!

 Whether your son or daughter is a graduate or a grade seven student, a recognition ad is always a great idea. In the future, seeing your message will bring a smile as he/she remembers your love and support during these important years. It’s easy to create a recognition ad. Just send us a copy of your favorite photo(s) [e-mail or hardcopy] and compose your own message. We’ll do the rest! (We also graciously accept suggestions for a layout, color, and design, so if you have an idea, let us know!)

 While you’re thinking of what your ad will look like, also think about the size of the ad space.  Select from a variety of sizes and costs. Take a look at the examples enclosed.

 We can even keep the ad a secret until the yearbook is distributed (but only if your son/daughter isn’t on the yearbook editorial staff!)

 Reserve a space for your recognition ad today to say how proud you are.  Like the yearbook, your message will be a permanent memory.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Smith at your convenience.

 Please have your orders and information in before Friday, December 18, 2015. Spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis, as there are limited pages in this year’s book dedicated to PDAs. Please do your best to have your orders in by the deadline; however, there may be spaces available after this date.



Janice Smith and Jane Duynisveld /


Scholarship Opportunities

New Scholarship:  Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program.  If integrity, determination and courage describe you - you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar.  Our scholarships reward students who possess the character to overcome adversity and succeed in life.  We help students overcome financial barriers to pursuing higher education.   Application Deadline is October 25, 2015.  To learn more and apply, visit 
Loran Awards.  The Loran Scholars Foundation was founded in 1988 to fund outstanding student to study on Canadian university campuses.  We seek well-rounded students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service in the community.  To learn more and apply, visit


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