Principal's Message

Welcome all students, families and community members to the 2017-2018 school year. 


At Berwick & District School we strive to provide high quality instruction of the NS Provincial Curriculum at all grade levels. Our teachers work hard both on personal/professional goals and on AVRSB and school specific goals. Every year of your child’s education is one of education for us as well. The business of teaching and learning is ever changing and we look to best practice and recommended strategies to plan our lessons, units and courses. We set high standards, support our students in reaching them and always expect students to do their very best.


Every member of our staff is committed to providing a safe, interesting, motivating, inclusive and respectful environment for all children to learn and grow. We believe in teaching leadership, goal setting and participation. We want our students to take risks, encourage each other, be accountable for their responsibilities and celebrate every step of the way. We focus on themes of respectful behavior and provide many ongoing opportunities for students to get involved, connect with their peers and help to make their school the best place it can be!


We want you to be our partners in your child’s education. We commit to helping your child grow socially, emotionally, physically and academically. If there is anything you think we should know to make that happen, please let us know. We need you to make sure that they arrive on time, ready to learn and have excellent attendance. Learning activities happen every day all day and absences make progress difficult. Consistent attendance at school is a gift you give to your child that they will thank you for later in life!


Berwick & District School is a proud community school. We work closely with local and regional partners: family, club, business and government. We believe in teaching citizenship by doing – we value service learning, supporting community needs and working collaboratively on every initiative that we think will improve our school or community.

Thank you so much for being with us this year. Our students, families and staff definitely make this school a unique and special place and we are thankful for that!


All of us are excited to begin another year and look forward to working with you to have the best year possible. As principal I, personally, look forward to working with each of you and to being part of this wonderful school and community.


All the best this year,


Bill Doucet




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