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New Brunswick to participate in 2022 Francophonie Summit

Glen Savoie, minister responsible for La Francophonie, and Local Government and Local Governance Reform Minister Daniel Allain will be attending the 18th Francophonie Summit Nov. 19-20 in Djerba, Tunisia. The ministers visited members of the New Brunswick delegation at the province’s kiosk at the Village de la Francophonie. From left: Mohammed Choukri, Université de Moncton; Kent South MLA Benoît Bourque; ...

Site chosen for new school in Fredericton

A new kindergarten-to-Grade 5 school in Fredericton will be built on McAdam Avenue School’s current site, replacing that school and Nashwaaksis Memorial School. Participating in the announcement were, from left: Thomas Geburt, chair of the Anglophone West district education council; district superintendent David McTimoney; Service New Brunswick Minister Jill Green; and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Bill Hogan.

New francophone school in Moncton to be named after Claudette Bradshaw

The new francophone school in Moncton for children in kindergarten through Grade 5 will be called École Claudette-Bradshaw. The name was unveiled on Saturday, Oct. 1 at a school district celebration. Back row, from left: Claudette Bradshaw's sons and husband, Christopher, Nicholas and Douglas Bradshaw; Francophone sud school district superintendent Monique Boudreau; Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold; Michel Côté, chair of ...

Official opening of Hanwell Park Academy

Hanwell Park Academy near Fredericton opened its doors to 550 students this September. The new kindergarten-to-Grade 8 school features more than 30 classrooms, an early childhood room, outdoor learning areas, two gyms, a learning commons, specialty learning spaces such as music rooms, a performing arts room, art rooms, science rooms, technology labs and resource spaces, as well as open project ...

Partnership provides students in 110 schools with more access to healthy foods

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is providing Food Depot Alimentaire with up to $550,000 to give more students in need better access to healthy foods. From left: Anglophone East School District superintendent Randolph MacLean; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder; Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Margaret Johnson; Breakfast Club of Canada co-founder and government relations ...

High school students to take part in a practical learning program this summer

Nineteen high school students will be given the opportunity to acquire practical experience in a skilled trade for eight weeks this summer. These pre-apprenticeship students will be matched with a business in their community through paid work terms under the new Programme d’apprentissage pour les jeunes du Nouveau-Brunswick (New Brunswick Teen Apprenticeship Program), implemented in the three francophone school districts. ...

Lighting the spark in francophone students: Awareness campaign on supporting career and life readiness plans

The francophone sector of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development today launched the Allumez l’étincelle [light the spark] campaign at École L’Étincelle in Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël. In photo, Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy speaks with students and teachers of the school during the launch.

New centres of excellence offer students career experience in health and entrepreneurship

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is launching two new centres of excellence to give students the opportunity to interact with experts and gain valuable career experience in entrepreneurship, health care and social work. From left: centre of excellence for energy lead Adam Trider; centre of excellence for health lead Daneen Dymond; centre of excellence for entrepreneurship lead ...

Parent Portal offers online enrolment for child care

Updates to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Parent Portal will allow families to enrol their children in early learning and child-care facilities online, cutting down on paperwork for families and facility operators. Melissa McCallum, director of Little Geniuses Daycare, celebrated the changes today with several cabinet ministers. From left: McCallum; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic ...

Launch of Provincial French Pride Week

The 33rd Provincial French Pride Week will be celebrated from March 21 to 25. This year’s slogan is Accents d’ailleurs, accents d’ici, fêtons la francophonie! (accents from elsewhere, accents from here, let’s celebrate the Francophonie!)

Mobile trailer providing high school students with hands-on learning, job skills

The Welding on Wheels trailer has moved to Rothesay High School for the second semester after spending its first semester at Leo Hayes High School in Fredericton. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development partnered with the CWB Welding Foundation, Ocean Steel & Construction Ltd. and Source Atlantic Ltd. to create a portable welding trailer, giving high school students ...

Schools and early learning centres to implement local solutions to climate change

Dozens of projects led by learners or educators seeking to reduce the carbon footprint of their communities and raise awareness of climate change will be implemented in schools and early learning centres across the province. Grade 6 students at Magnetic Hill School show the designs and materials they will use to produce sneaker moulds as part of their climate action ...

Hospitalization seven-day average trending down

A chart was released today showing the COVID-19 hospitalization trends. The seven-day average for hospitalizations is trending down from a week ago, while the number of cases in intensive care units remains roughly the same.

First five- to 11-year-olds vaccinated in province

The first five- to 11-year-old children received the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine today as clinics began across the province. Six-year-old Max Corman of Fredericton was the first New Brunswick child to receive the vaccine, which was administered by nurse Louise Smith.

Location chosen for new Fredericton school

The site has been chosen for a new school on Fredericton’s north side. The school, which will house about 500 anglophone students from kindergarten to Grade 5, will be built on Cuffman Street, in the same neighbourhood as Willie O'Ree Place and Leo Hayes High School. From left: David McTimoney, superintendent of Anglophone West School District; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister ...

Rates of new cases and hospitalizations continue to be highest among unvaccinated

The weekly chart, showing the rates of cases and hospitalizations per 100,000 New Brunswickers based on their vaccination status, was released today. The risk of getting COVID-19 and being hospitalized remains far higher among those unvaccinated or partially vaccinated compared to those who are fully vaccinated.

Entrepreneurial partnership

Adam Peabody (L), Planet Hatch director, and Marion Hiltz, an entrepreneurship teacher at Fredericton High School (FHS), help FHS students Fabio Kutnowski and Hunter Brewer (R) develop new skills at Planet Hatch, an entrepreneurship centre located at Fredericton’s Knowledge Park. The anglophone sector of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has recently partnered with Planet Hatch to increase ...

Update on Phase 1 of the path to Green / second dose vaccination appointments

The provincial government confirmed today that Phase 1 of the path to Green will come into effect once 75 per cent of New Brunswickers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s news conference.

New Brunswickers encouraged to get first vaccine dose to reach 75 per cent by June 7 / update for those who received AstraZeneca as first dose

Health Minister Dorothy Shephard and Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, encourage anyone 12 or older who has not yet received their first dose of a vaccine to book an appointment now. Shephard participated in today’s news conference.

Partnership between province and tourism industry will provide students with experience

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has a new partnership with the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) to provide students with valuable learning experience in the tourism industry. Representatives met recently in front of the picturesque Lighthouse on the Green in Fredericton to mark the partnership. From left: Brenda Cameron, Hospitality and Tourism 110 teacher at ...

New groups eligible for vaccine / four new cases

The provincial government announced today that people 50 and older may now schedule an appointment online to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine through Vitalité or Horizon health networks or by contacting a participating pharmacy. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy participated in today’s media briefing.

Centre of Excellence for Energy to provide students with hands-on learning, career-related experience

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is partnering with NB Power and the Gaia Project to launch the Centre of Excellence for Energy. The centre will give high school students the chance to learn from industry experts while gaining valuable skills. NB Power’s Collaboration Centre in downtown Fredericton is one of the sites which will be used for ...

Updated COVID-19 vaccination plan / seven new cases / update on high schools / AstraZeneca vaccination clinics

The provincial government announced updates to its COVID-19 vaccination plan today. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s news conference.

Poster for 32nd Provincial French Pride Week unveiled

The artwork and promotional poster for the 32nd edition of Provincial French Pride Week, which takes place March 15 to 19, were unveiled today. The slogan is De chez nous à chez vous, la francophonie se célèbre partout! (From our home to yours, the Francophonie is celebrated everywhere!)