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Our BDS Fish Cam is Temporarily off line so we can watch these
duck eggs in Mrs Rose's class HATCH TONIGHT SOON(we think hope).

Dear Parents and Guardians:
This week, the province announced that the Pre-Primary Program will be offered at our school starting in September 2019. This is great news for our school community.
Pre-Primary is a play-based learning program that lays the foundation for future school success. The program is free for families, and is flexible to meet each family’s needs.

Children are eligible for Pre-Primary in 2019-2020 if they will be at least four years old by December 31, 2019 and they live within the school catchment area. Limited spaces may be available for out-of-catchment registrations. Parents/guardians must provide transportation for children enrolled in Pre-Primary.
Although families can register for Pre-Primary at any time during the school year, we encourage you to contact the school office as soon as possible if you wish to register your child for 2019-2020. Please drop in or call the school at 902-538-4720 to register.
More information on Pre-Primary is available at
Bill Doucet


The beautiful new Cenotaph in front of the school has been installed and the flags are flying. This has been true community effort with the Royal Canadian Legion Ortona Branch 69, the Town of Berwick, the Government of Canada, the AVRCE, Berwick School and members of the Berwick community all playing a part. 

This Cenotaph is to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, and the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9 – 12, 1917, the role of Nova Scotia Highlanders, 85 Battalion in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and 150 years of service by Canada’s Armed Forces.

The Canadian War Museum website states the importance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in Canada’s history.

“Many historians and writers consider the Canadian victory at Vimy a defining moment for Canada, when the country emerged from under the shadow of Britain and felt capable of greatness. Canadian troops also earned a reputation as formidable, effective troops because of the stunning success. But it was a victory at a terrible cost, with more than 10,000 killed and wounded”.

“The 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Great War Canadian Expeditionary Force. The 85th Battalion was authorized on 14 September 1915, and embarked for Great Britain on 12 October 1916. Disembarking in France on 10 February 1917, it fought as part of the 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The battalion disbanded on 15 September 1920. The Battalion is most famous for capturing Hill 145 in their first battle. Today, the Vimy Memorial stands on Hill 145.”

“The 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion, officially authorized on September 14, 1915, was the second “volunteer” unit raised through province-wide recruitment. Commonly known as "The Nova Scotia Highlanders. Under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Allison Hart Borden, the 85th established its headquarters at Camp Aldershot.”

The Town of Berwick now has its own Cenotaph located at Berwick & District School on Veteran’s Drive, Berwick. For the last two years, Royal Canadian Legion Ortona Branch 69 has held the Remembrance Day service at the Berwick & District School. The  Royal Canadian Legion Ortona Branch 69 has a long and positive relationship with the school, participating in Remembrance Day ceremonies as well as supporting many school activities in various ways.



Daily Schedule

8:20am Outdoor Supervision at front and back doors begin.

8:25am Doors Open

8:40am Classes Begin

10:40-10:55am Recess

12:25-1:05pm Lunch Hour

1:10pm Classes Resume

2:40pm Dismissal Bell 

2:45pm Bus Students Dismissed (1st 2 buses leave)

2:50pm Dismissal Bell for Walkers

2:53pm Last Bus Leaves

3:30pm Office Closes

At a Glance


  • April 2019
  • Wed. Apr 3 Report Cards Go Home
  • Thu. Apr 11: Parent Teacher Meetings 6pm - 8pm
  • Thu. Apr 11: Meadowbrook Meat Fundraiser part 2
  • Fri. Apr 12 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS: Parent Teacher 8:40am-11:45am , Staff inservice 12:30-3pm
  • Fri. Apr 19 NO SCHOOL: Good Friday
  • Mon. Apr 22 NO SCHOOL: Easter Monday
  • Tue. Apr 23 Meadowbrook Fundraiser ends


May 2019

  • Wed. May 15 NO SCHOOL STUDENTS: Regional Shutdown Day
  • Thu. May 16 Early Dismissal 11:45
  • Fri. May 17 Primary Orientation Day
  • Thurs. May 30 Student Variety Show


June 2019

  • Wed June 5 Early Dismissal All Schools 11:45
  • Thurs. June 6 Volunteer Tea
  • Thurs. June 13 Grade 5-8 Band Concert
  • Fri June 21 Field Dat at the Manor
  • Mon - Wed June 24-26 Middle Level exploratories
  • Wed. June 26 Early Dismissal 11:45am
  • Wed. June 26 6-7pm Awards Ceremony
  • Wed. June 26 7-8pm Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony
  • Thurs. June 27 Marking Day
  • Thurs. June 27 Grade Semi-Formal
  • Fri. June 28 Last Teaching Day of Year - Dismiss at 11:45