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Welcome to New Minas Elementary School

Current News and Announcements
  • Parent Teacher - November 25 & 26, 2015

    Wednesday evening, November 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Thursday afternoon, November 26 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

    Parent Teacher Visitation Letters were sent home Monday, November 9 with your child.  If you would like an appointment, please return the bottom part of the letter to your child's teacher.

    NO SCHOOL on Thursday, November 26 - Inservice AM / Parent Teacher PM

    NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 27 - Inservice for staff

  • No School - Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27

    Thursday, November 26 - Inservice AM / Parent Teacher PM

     Friday, November 27 - Inservice for staff

  • AVRSB Electoral Boundary Review

    Notice of Public Meeting

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    7:00 p.m.
    AVRSB Regional Office, Second Floor Boardroom
    121 Orchard Street, Berwick

    The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board is currently conducting a review of the electoral boundaries of its school board electoral districts.

    The public is invited to provide comments on the current school board electoral boundaries and input on possible changes and/or factors for consideration.

    For more information on the Electoral Boundary Review, visit

    Submissions can be made in-person at the November 24 Public Meeting, by email to or by mail:

    Attn: Board Secretary
    121 Orchard Street, PO Box 340
    Berwick, NS  B0P 1E0

New Minas Elementary is a Primary to Grade Five School with a population of 317 children.

Our goal is for students, parents/guardians and staff members to experience our school as a warm and caring place. We work together to create a positive atmosphere where mutual support and respect abounds. We believe that unless children feel good about themselves, they cannot achieve to the best of their ability. We strive to help children develop a healthy self image by emphasizing the positive and developing a peaceful environment where everyone’s differences are recognized and celebrated.

Our school believes in preparing children for the future by establishing meaningful partnerships with parents and the larger community. We also believe that these partnerships are crucial in order to provide quality opportunities for our children to fully develop their intellectual, social/emotional, and physical needs.

To that end, we like to foster a sense of belonging in our students. We invite them to take pride in keeping our premises clean, healthy and environmentally friendly. By encouraging students to respect one another and their belongings, we teach them to become responsible citizens.

We also strongly believe in the concept of a total school community and encourage open dialogue with all partners in the on-going process of educating and nurturing our students.


Eric Trahan, Principal

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New Minas Elementary School
34 Jones Road
New Minas, Nova Scotia B4N 3N1
Phone (902) 681-4900
Fax (902) 681-4904