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Welcome to New Minas Elementary School

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  • NMES Outdoor Classroom in Progress

    The Outdoor Classroom at New Minas Elementary School is taking shape, thanks to the help of many community partners. Site work is underway, with a new walkway and 30 granite rocks in place for Amphitheatre-style seating among the trees. An existing gazebo on the school grounds has been upgraded to include more seating and additional teaching space. The next phase of work will include construction of an entry way to the forested area, and railings to improve access to the lower classroom. Following this, the school plans to add many native species of trees and plants, along with interpretive signs. Once complete, the outdoor classroom will be a welcoming space where students can learn and explore in a natural setting.


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