Category Archives: News


“Hot Off The Press!” – November 2017


Because Remembrance Day falls on a Saturday this year, we will be honouring this special day on Friday,  November 10th at 9:00 am.  As time goes by, it seems harder for students to understand the importance and significance of Remembrance Day.  We owe it to those who served our country to honour and remember how […]

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“Hot Off The Press!” – October 2017


As always, we collected coins for cancer in September.  This year, we decided to allocate our coin collection to the Terry Fox Foundation and the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre.  In addition to our traditional nickel, dime, quarter, loonie and toonie collection, daily activities were planned the week leading up to the school wide walk […]

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“Hot Off The Press!”- September 2017


Summer has flown by in the blink of an eye.  I hope you all had the opportunity to relax, rest and recharge for the upcoming school year.  The dedicated and skilled staff has been planning and working tirelessly to prepare for the arrival of students and to ensure another incredible and productive experience.  We are […]

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“Hot Off The Press!” – June 2017


I remember my parents  telling me on more than one occasion, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”  Now that I am older, I think the message they were sharing was a valuable one.  Change is never easy, but worth it.  We cannot remain stagnate, or we get left behind.  We owe this […]

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Mental Health Week


As I scoured the internet for pictures for this month’s newsletter, this one spoke to me.  There is something about the carefree nature, innocence and effortless happiness of children that can make the worst of days seem not so bad.  When children routinely lack these characteristics, we worry.   This week is mental health week. We […]

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Media Release: Major Addition and Renovations to our Local School


APRIL 13, 2017 – PENETANGUISHENE, ON: Burkevale Protestant Separate School in Penetanguishene has received Ministry of Education funding for a classroom addition as well as facility upgrades. The $3.5 million project includes the replacement of a temporary porta-pac facility with four new permanent classrooms as well as upgrading the existing HVAC, lighting and other building components. […]

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Sistema Variety Show 2017


Sistema Variety Show Fundraiser 2017 – April 22

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“Hot off the press!” – April 2017


Spring officially arrived March 20th, and along with spring comes the melting of snow, the singing of birds, and many new mud puddles in the Burkevale school yard.  This spring has been extremely wet with the decreased yard space during construction.  Please encourage children to wear appropriate rain gear and bring extra clothes for emergencies. […]

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“Hot Off The Press!” – March 2017


Our Makerspace is continuing to evolve.  The learning that is taking place by staff and students has been second to none.  I have seen weaving on looms, beading, making of healing blankets,  programming and coding of robots and spheros, building with lego and wooden contraptions, creating of electrical circuits with Makey Makey boards and bananas, […]

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