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Linwood School selected for Adopt A School Program

October 15, 2019
‚Äč Linwood School is in the market for some new educational resources after partnering with a local organization to help grow their library fund.      The Indigo Bookstore on Kenaston Boulevard chose to sponsor Linwood School for the fall of 2019 for the Indigo Adopt A School Program. The program is...

Athlete of the Week

October 11, 2019
‚Äč For the week of October 2, Grade 10 student Emily B. from Coll√®ge
‚ÄčSturgeon Heights Collegiate was named MHSAA's Urban Athlete of the Week. Emily is the setter and captain of the Huskies Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball team. The team is currently ranked first in the province and is experiencing a great start to...

National Universities Fair

October 02, 2019
‚Äč The National Universities Fair 2019 is coming to a school in SJASD. On Thursday, November 7, the fair is being held at Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Click here to see the full poster.  ‚Äč

Bruce turns 50!

October 01, 2019
‚Äč  On October 4, Bruce Middle School is hosting its 50th anniversary celebration. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will a school tour, plenty of memorabilia, slideshows, music and student and staff presentations. Don't miss joining us for this great evening! The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and runs until 7:00...

Physical Literacy for Kindergarten

September 18, 2019
‚ÄčPL4K is a response to the Early Development Instrument (EDI) scores that inform the school readiness of our students. Join us for an exciting day that highlights the ways that YOU can make a difference in supporting the physical literacy journey of our young people AND get practical ideas for embedding physical...

Pyjama Fundraiser for Students

September 10, 2019
‚Äč The Pyjama Project is back for another year in SJASD! The annual collection drive asks for new pyjamas to be donated to go towards children at four different schools. The 2019 drive is hoping to provide pjs for approximately 1,000 students!
All schools involved are accepting generous donations from...

Manitoba 2019 Election

September 06, 2019
‚Äč A friendly reminder for those who are eligible to get out and vote next week on September 10 in the Manitoba Election. The non-partisan public awareness campaign known as Disability Matters Vote visited the St. James-Assiniboia School Board office to help spread awareness of their goals this election season, working...

Jump Start Into Kindergarten!

September 05, 2019
‚ÄčAn evening for four-year-olds and their families to get a jump start on Kindergarten. Participants rotate through play-based centres that model how to incorporate literacy and numeracy into play at home. Click here to register for the event. 

School Bus Safety

August 30, 2019
‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčTo make school bus ridership as safe as possible, all students are required to participate in a School Bus Ridership Safety program twice a year. The program includes emergency bus evacuation drills. Also, to ensure a safe and pleasant ride for everyone on board, the following school bus rules are in...

Notice of Annual School Meetings

July 18, 2019
Each school in St. James-Assiniboia School Division will be holding an Annual Meeting to establish a Parent Council or a Parent Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to become involved in your school and have a positive impact on your child’s education. Please attend the meeting at your school. We need...

Graduation Awards 2018-2019

July 03, 2019
‚Äč Congratulations to all graduating students across SJASD. We are proud of your achievements and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours. An extended congratulations to the many students who received special recognitions at their convocations this year.
Please click here to view a comprehensive list of all graduation awards presented...

Scholar Athletes across SJASD

June 20, 2019
‚Äč On June 20, the West Winnipeg Athletic Conference held a luncheon to recognize the achievements of Scholar Athletes at the high school level. The event was held inside the Canad Inns Fort Garry, where  athletes from the following schools were honoured: Westwood Collegiate, John Taylor Collegiate, Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
and St. James Collegiate. To receive a...

1st Treaty Day at Lakewood

June 20, 2019
‚Äč Lakewood School celebrated its first Treaty Day on June 19 with a fantastic day of outdoor learning. The students travelled through seven different stations to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture and history. A combination of drumming, singing, rock painting, learning about medicines, storytelling and games made for...

Saying Thank You with a Turtle

June 17, 2019
‚Äč On May 10, Voyageur School celebrated the contributions of their school volunteers with the student-led theme ‚ÄĒ sea turtles. Under the direction of Mrs. Swart, students prepared musical entertainment for all guests. Students performed Israel Kamakawiwo‚Äôole‚Äôs arrangement of ‚ÄúSomewhere Over the Rainbow,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúHow Far I‚Äôll Go‚ÄĚ from the Moana soundtrack,...

Manitoba Education Review

June 12, 2019
‚Äč  The Manitoba Education Review is currently underway within our province, which involves taking a closer look at the K-12 education system and asking for input from all stakeholders. For more information about the Education Review, including the publications released to date, public hearings, contact information and more, click here. 

Strathmillan steps up to sing O Canada

June 12, 2019
‚Äč There are times when technology fails and rather than see this as a problem, Strathmillan School saw an opportunity! "When the CD player stopped working we started to invite students to sing O Canada," said principal Mrs. Palmer. "Our first day we had a Grade 4 student named Sophie M. offer...

1st Annual Grad Walk

June 06, 2019
‚Äč On Thursday, June 6, a group of graduating students in SJASD volunteered to take part in a new, inspiring initiative called the Graduation Walk. A total of nine students from St. James Collegiate spent the morning revisiting their former elementary schools, donning their caps and gowns. The group toured all three...

2019 Grad Pow Wow

June 03, 2019
‚Äč On Thursday, May 30, SJASD held its 3rd annual Divisional Graduation Pow Wow celebration at John Taylor Collegiate. Each year, the event is held at a different high school in SJASD to honour the achievements of graduating Indigenous students across the Division. This year a total of 32 students were celebrated at the event, with...

K-12 Education Review

May 28, 2019
‚Äč The K-12 Education Review for Manitoba is asking for input from the public. Below your will find information about the Education Review from the Manitoba School Board Association, an SJASD perspective, a listing of our local programming and also a link to the public survey. The deadline to provide feedback and...

Gold and High Gold for the Warriors

May 23, 2019
Congratulations to the Westwood Collegiate Dance Program on an outstanding weekend performing at the Maximum Impact Dance Challenge, held at Club Regent Event Centre, May 18-20.
Both private studios and public schools participated in the event over the course of three days, showcasing all genres of dance. The Westwood Collegiate group left the newly...

Dancescapes 2019

May 22, 2019
‚Äč We invite our community to witness a night of powerful dance performances from five different schools in SJASD. Our dance programs will showcase their talent two nights in a row at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People on June 5 and 6. For specific details about each night and to...

Bowling Champions

May 17, 2019
A duo of bowlers from SJASD did an exceptional job competing at the National Bowling Championships held on May 5-7 in Oshawa, Ontario. Hailey R. from St. James Collegiate partnered with Chloe F. from College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate to bring home the National Bronze Medal in Junior Girls Doubles. If that wasn't enough, their...

A Moment with the Governor General

May 16, 2019
‚Äč A group of lucky SJASD students enjoyed a meeting with the Governor General of Canada discussing all topics under the sun, including her time in space.
   On May 15, Mrs. Crawshaw's Grade 6 class at Lincoln Middle School engaged in a video chat with the Governor General of Canada,...

Red River Heritage Fair

May 06, 2019
‚Äč On May 2, students in SJASD participated in the 2019 Red River Heritage Fair. A group of 13 students represented the following four schools: Assiniboine, Crestview, Sansome and Linwood. The students participated in a judging session as well as three workshops, which included a scavenger hunt, learning about the RCMP and a young citizens activity....

Photo-A-Day Challenge

May 01, 2019
‚Äč Throughout the month of May, SJASD staff shared photos on Instagram to highlight a specific word/theme related to education. Each day, the photo map was updated with one selection from each day. The challenge took place under the hashtag #sjasdphotoaday
Click here to view the photo calendar. 
Thank you to all staff...

SJASD Grad Pow Wow

May 01, 2019
‚Äč SJASD is excited to host our 3rd annual Graduation Pow Wow on May 30 at John Taylor Collegiate. The Pow Wow is being held to honour the academic achievements of Indigenous students graduating in SJASD. We hope you can join us for the celebration this year. All welcome, admission is...

Divisional Choirs Concert

April 23, 2019
The SJASD Spring Concert is taking place on May 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Westwood Community Church. For more details, click here. 

Skills Manitoba 2019 Awards

April 17, 2019
‚ÄčCongratulations to all of our 2019 Skills Manitoba competitors. Our student ambassadors did an excellent job representing SJASD at the annual, province-wide event as they performed in their respective trade and technology fields. This year, a total of 34 students participated in Skills Manitoba, held on April 11 at Red River College....

Mosaic Murals in our Schools

April 11, 2019
‚Äč A combination of talent, teamwork and time bring wall mosaics to life inside our schools. These mosaics showcase student creativity and reflect educational themes underway within SJASD. The latest example is the new installation inside Crestview School, located in the main stairwell. ‚ÄúIt starts with the school picking a theme...

April Musicals in SJASD

March 28, 2019
April is a month of musical entertainment in SJASD. There are many concerts, celebrations and exhibits showcasing the artistic talents of our students happening all month long. These events can be found in the Upcoming Events section of our website or on our Divisional Calendar. There are also two schools  hosting large-scale productions in...

Strathmillan supports Cuddles 4 Kids

March 28, 2019
Strathmillan students are finding new homes for their previously-loved stuffed animals.  Grade 4 student Calla P. found out about the initiative Cuddles 4 Kids from her mom, who works as a social worker. After learning more about the non-profit organization, she asked her friends to help her launch a collection drive...

2019 Graduation Pow Wow

March 22, 2019
In SJASD, we are excited to host our 3rd annual Divisional Graduation Pow Wow. This year's Graduation Pow Wow will be held on Thursday, May 30 at John Taylor Collegiate. We invite our community to attend this special event and join us as we celebrate and honour the achievements of our graduating Indigenous...

Divisional Science Fair

March 15, 2019
‚Äč The 53rd Divisional Science Fair is taking place on April 3 at George Waters Middle School/St. James Collegiate. 
All projects must be dismantled by 8:30 p.m. Remaining projects will be disposed of after this time. 
For the science fair schedule, click here.  
For additional information about the Science...

CSTA Volunteer of the Year Finalist

March 12, 2019
‚Äč A staff member in SJASD is being recognized by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) for her tremendous dedication to sport. 
Divisional Literacy Coach Ms. Jennifer Stark has been selected as one of three finalists for the CSTA Sport Event Volunteer of the Year Award. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an...

Bracelets to support Bannatyne Playground

March 11, 2019
‚Äč The Student Voice team at √Čcole Bannatyne is working with the school's Parent Council to help raise funds to build a new play structure. The students want their contribution to meaningful and memorable, which led them to partner with the 
The students have helped design a special bracelet and...

Concours d'Art Oratoire 2019

March 08, 2019
‚Äč F√©licitations to all Concours d‚ÄôArt Oratoire participants in SJASD. On March 5 and 6, SJASD held its annual Concours d‚ÄôArt Oratoire event at Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate (CSHC). Concours d‚ÄôArt Oratoire is an annual public speaking event sponsored by Canadian Parents for French. The objective is to help students develop effective...

Draft Budget 2019-2020

February 26, 2019
Please find below the   2019 -2020  Draft Budget and Budget Presentation  for St. James-Assiniboia Schoo l Division. The Budget Presentation was delivered at the  Parent/P ublic B udget M eeting held on  T hursday, February 28  at 7:00 p.m. at the Board Office. The meeting consisted of a detailed review of our 2019-2020 draft budget,...

Honouring Our Allies Award

February 22, 2019
‚Äč Buchanan Principal Mrs. Hoch (pictured on the left) earns a special recognition at the 13th annual Aboriginal Circle of Educators (ACE) Awards. The banquet was held on February 15 inside the Best Western Plus Airport Hotel in conjunction with the 16th Annual ACE conference.
Mrs. Hoch received the Honouring Our Allies award,...

John Hattie in Winnipeg

February 06, 2019
Interested in learning more about Visible Learning? 
SJASD has teamed up with up with Corwin Press and Winnipeg School Division to host a professional learning program with John Hattie in Winnipeg this summer. The Visible Learning plus Institute is a two-day event designed to explore the five strands of Visible Learning and the skills and strategies that contribute...

Sources of Strength Sponsors Yoga for the Cure

January 25, 2019
‚Äč Students and staff at Lincoln Middle School and Westwood Collegiate lean into each other in yoga tree pose to calm their minds and strengthen their bodies in support of CancerCare Manitoba.      The Sources of Strength (SOS) teams at each school, made up of adults and student leaders, hosted and promoted...

New Swim Program sets students up for success

January 24, 2019
‚Äč The Adapted Swim Program in SJASD is helping students with special needs grow their swimming abilities and accomplish their individual goals in the pool environment.
  The program launched on a trial basis in the 2017-18 school year with 15 students participating alongside their educational assistant(s) and local swim instructor,...

Report to the Community 2018

January 15, 2019
‚ÄčOur Divisional Report to the Community is a reflection on the previous school year, with a strong emphasis on our strategic outcomes, student data and future planning in SJASD. We invite you to check out our 2018 report for a snapshot of the ongoing work happening in our Division and to learn...

Continuing Education Fall Courses

January 14, 2019
‚Äč T he St. James-Assiniboia Continuing Education Fall 2019  brochure is now available online!  Whether you wish to learn a specific language, explore a new craft or train in a desired field to advance your career, there are plenty of options available for all ages. Check out the brochure online to view...

Contact Newsletter Winter Issue

January 10, 2019
Check out the second issue of our Divisional newsletter this year. See what our students have been up to lately, such as travelling to the experimental lakes area for science research (Westwood), participating in focus centres in Kindergarten (Stevenson), servicing vehicles for the public (Sturgeon) and much more! Click the icon...

Countdown to Kindergarten 2019

January 03, 2019
‚Äč The Countdown to Kindergarten 2019   booklet is a resource provided by SJASD for families with children starting Kindergarten in our Division. This booklet is packed with helpful information regarding the Welcome to Kindergarten program, student readiness, local programming and much more. The booklet will also be handed out at all Information Evenings taking place at...

Snow storms, Bus Cancellations and Cold Weather

December 18, 2018
‚Äč With the cold winter season upon us, the Division is prepared to address weather-related emergencies or extreme circumstances in order to keep our children safe in the months ahead. In the event of an emergency, the Chief Superintendent may decide to close all or specific schools and/or discontinue bus service...

Community Bulletin Board

December 14, 2018
‚Äč Looking for ideas of what to do this summer? Need to find a summer camp or activity for your child? The SJASD Community Bulletin Board features upcoming events, programs, camps and courses being offered in the community all year-long that may be of interest to our students and their families. The board is refreshed...

Huskies are Vic Inn Champs!

December 10, 2018
From December 6 to 9, the Sturgeon Heights Boys Hockey team defended their crown playing in the Vic Inn High School Hockey Tournament in Brandon. The Huskies played the St. Paul's Crusaders in the final, where they came away with a win of 4-1. For the second year in a row, the Huskies brought home...

Voyageur School celebrates 50 Years

December 06, 2018
‚Äč Voyageur students and staff travelled through the decades to showcase the many different identities of Voyageur School since 1968.     Over the past 50 years, many students and staff have walked the halls of Voyageur School, each with their own stories and memories to tell. At the 50th anniversary event,...

Westwood Alumni earns Ultimate Canada Scholarship

December 06, 2018
Former Westwood Collegiate student Nick E., who graduated in 2017, is this year's recipient of the Ultimate Canada Scholarship. Every year, Ultimate Canada offers a $500 scholarship to an Ultimate Canada member who contributes to the growth and development of junior Ultimate in Canada. The program‚Äôs emphasis is on coaching at the junior level. We are very...

25 Years at George Waters

November 29, 2018
‚Äč George Waters Middle School is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year with the support of local partnerships.  On Tuesday, November 27, the school hosted a special assembly in honour of this exciting milestone. Two honoured guests joined the celebration as both Mr. Bill Cann, the school's first principal, and Mr. Bruce Waters, son of Mr. George Waters, shared...

Volleyball Results in SJASD

November 28, 2018
‚ÄčGreat job to all SJASD teams on another fantastic season at both the Middle and Senior Years levels. A special thank you to all coaches for your time and dedication this season and for supporting our SJASD athletes!  Continue reading for league and provincial results!
Grade 8 Volleyball Championships
The Bruce Middle School Boys and Girls...

Two Upcoming Musicals

November 28, 2018
Two musicals are coming up in SJASD and we invite all members of the community to come out and see our talented students perform in two very different productions. All details for both musicals are listed below.

Westwood Collegiate's Senior Musical Theatre Company presents  Mamma Mia! The Musical  from December 4-8,...

Neil Krebs Award 2018

November 27, 2018
The Neil Krebs award is presented annually to a member of the Middle Years Tier 1 Championship team. It is set up to rotate between a male player one year and a female player the next. Neil Krebs was a student who played on the boys volleyball team at Spring Valley School in...

Two Schools partner in Bear Clan's Youth Patrol

November 23, 2018
‚Äč In October 2018, a group of SJASD staff joined forces to create more meaningful opportunities for students to volunteer and get involved in the community. This group initiative stemmed from an inspiring professional development session led by Mitch Bourbonniere in the fall of 2018.
  Together, Jameswood Alternative School (JAS) Guidance...

Election Results 2018

November 07, 2018
On October 24, 2018, our community went to the polls to vote in the City of Winnipeg Municipal and School Board Election to elect a new Board of Trustees for SJASD. Please click here to view the election results and our full news release for SJASD. The inaugural meeting of the...

Jimmie receives Indigenous Education and Civic Pathways Award

November 02, 2018
A St. James Collegiate student is recognized with a special scholarship for the second year in a row.  
    Grade 11 student Briana E. received the Indigenous Education and Civic Pathways Award presented on behalf of the Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak (OAN). The OAN is the City of Winnipeg‚Äôs Indigenous Youth...

2nd Athlete of the Week in SJASD

November 01, 2018
‚Äč On October 31, Grade 12 College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate student Ryan O. was named Urban Athlete of the Week by the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association.
The MHSAA announcement: 
This 6‚Äô1‚ÄĚ forward is currently 2nd in the Winnipeg High School Hockey League goal scoring race. Ryan scored 5 goals this week in two games...

SJASD Craft Sales

November 01, 2018
Two annual craft sales are just around the corner in SJASD.  We invite all members of the community to check out these two upcoming events, both of which showcase a large variety of vendors and great gift ideas.
Below are the details for the Westwood Collegiate Grad Craft Sale and the Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Christmas Craft Sale. 


Talking to Kids about Cannabis

October 31, 2018
‚Äč The Manitoba School Boards Association (MSBA) and the Manitoba Association of Parent Councils (MAPC) present a helpful guide to talk with your child about cannabis. The fact sheet covers cannabis use, harms and risks associated, laws in Canada and other valuable resources on the topic.
Click here to view...

Divisional Choir's Fall Concert

October 29, 2018
The Divisional Choir's Fall Concert is taking place on Thursday, November 8 at Westwood Community Church at 7pm.
More details attached.
‚ÄčPlease click here for the Fall Concert Poster. 

Children's Choir on the Air

October 22, 2018
‚Äč During the week of October 15, 2018, CBC Radio One featured the activities of the St. James neighbourhood. As part of their coverage, they featured the SJASD Divisional Children's Concert Choir.  Director Heather Neufeld submitted a recording from the choir's performance at the Winnipeg Music Festival in March 2018. Below is...

Athlete of the Week in SJASD

October 17, 2018
Grade 9 Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate student Hillary Clark was named Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association‚Äôs Urban Athlete of the Week on October 2. Hillary Clark is 5'9 and plays left side on the Huskies Girls Volleyball team. She is  presently passing 2.0 for the season and was instrumental in defeating St. Mary's during league play. 
Below is...

Parent Symposium Cancelled

October 05, 2018
‚Äč Please note: The Parenting Symposium scheduled to take place on October 13, 2018 at Jameswood Alternative School has been cancelled due to low registration. More information will be provided in the future for upcoming events hosted on behalf of Educational Support Services. 

A Message from the Minister of Education and Training

October 02, 2018
As you may be aware the Federal government has passed the Cannabis Act, which will come into force on October 17, 2018.  In Manitoba, possession and use of non-medicinal cannabis will be legal for adults 19 years of age and older.
There are a number of key cannabis facts that young...

Email Communication Standard

September 13, 2018
‚Äč During the 2017-2018 school year, SJASD launched a pilot project asking all staff to be less connected to work via their electronic communication on weekends and during school breaks. After a successful trial period, the Division is moving forward with this initiative across all departments beginning in the 2018-2019 school...

2018 Election Information

September 11, 2018
The City of Winnipeg Municipal and School Board Election Day is October 24, 2018. School boards are elected in our province to carry out the planning and delivery of educational services within geographic regions known as school divisions. The Nomination Period for School Trustee candidates begins Wednesday, September 12 and ends...

Fall 2018 Continuing Education Brochure

August 03, 2018
‚Äč The St. James-Assiniboia Continuing Education Fall 2018 brochure is now available online!  Whether you wish to learn a specific language, explore a new craft or train in a desired field to advance your career, there are plenty of options available for all ages . Check out the brochure online to view...

Divisional Events Calendar 2018-2019

July 27, 2018
‚Äč Click here  to download the print version of our 2018-2019 Divisional Calendar.  This calendar can be used at home as a quick reference for important dates and reminders. Dates and times for events may change or be updated throughout the school year. Please visit Individual School Calendars for date and time confirmation prior...

Graduations Awards 2017-18

July 03, 2018
‚ÄčA complete map highlighting all of the graduation award recipients in SJASD for the 2017-18 school year. Congratulations to all graduates, we are proud of your achievements!  Click the image below to view the full listing:

Summer Hours

July 03, 2018
Summer hours will commence on Tuesday, July 3 and end on Friday, August 17. Office hours for St. James-Assiniboia School Division Board Office are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
As for the Media Centre inside the Professional Staff Development Centre, the summer hours are as follows:
July 3 - July 13, 2018:...

Grant's Old Mill Grant Presentation

June 27, 2018
‚Äč At the regular school board meeting held on June 26, 2018, St. James-Assiniboia School Division presented a grant in the amount of $1,000 to the St. James Assiniboia Pioneer Association to maintain and develop Grant's Old Mill.  Grant's Old Mill is located on the banks of Sturgeon Creek in St. James-Assiniboia and operates as a non-profit museum....

Huskies earn Provincial Champs!

June 15, 2018
On Sunday, June 10, the Sturgeon Heights Huskies captured the Harry Nightingale Manitoba Lacrosse Provincial Championship. This marks the first time the school has won both the league and provincial championship in the same year. Throughout the provincial tournament, the Huskies did not allow a single goal to be scored against them. The championship game took...

‚ÄčSchool Day Calendar 2018-19

June 15, 2018
St. James-Assiniboia School Division operates on the six-day cycle. The School Day Calendar includes inservice and holiday information. Additional school specific information may be acquired from our Divisional Calendar at the start of the new school year or individual school websites.  Please see below the School Day Calendar for the upcoming 2018-2019...

SJASD presents grant to Historical Association

June 13, 2018
At the regular School Board held on June 12, 2018, St. James-Assiniboia School Division presented a special grant to the Historical Museum Association of St. James-Assiniboia.  A grant in the amount of $1,100 was presented by Craig McGregor, Chair of the Board of Trustees, to Barry Hillman and Bonita Hunter-Eastwood, curators for...

Skills Canada Competition

June 13, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to the following three students who represented St. James-Assiniboia School Division at the 2018 Skills Canada competition:  (From the left) Shannon W. - Culinary Arts
Aqil M. - Website Design
Megan P. - Job Skills Demonstration (Marketing and Branding a Logo) The students all earned gold at the Skills Manitoba competition, held on...

MCIC Take Actions Awards

June 13, 2018
‚Äč Each year, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) presents four awards to young global citizens across the province enrolled in the Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability course. This year, two students groups from St. James Collegiate were honoured to receive two of the four MCIC Outstanding Take Action Awards for 2018....

Manitoba Envirothon in Churchill

June 12, 2018
‚Äč From May 24 to 27, nine students in SJASD competed in the 2018 Manitoba Envirothon hosted in Churchill, MB.  Two teams entered the provincial event on behalf of SJASD including one Westwood Collegiate/St. James Collegiate team and one Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate team. Each team had a staff advisor from...

Continuing Education Online Courses

June 12, 2018
‚Äč *New Online Courses available Summer 2018 St. James-Assiniboia Continuing Education is excited to announce our partnership with online providers in order to enhance our course offerings and meet the varied needs of our students.  Online courses are convenient and flexible allowing students to learn in the comfort of their home or...

Assessment Schedules 2018-19

June 04, 2018

Please see below two assessment schedules outlining provincial dates and programs for the 2018-19 School Year. 
Early and Middle Years Assessment Schedule Senior Years Assessment Schedule


National Science Honours for Westwood

May 25, 2018
Three students at Westwood Collegiate hit the national radar participating in the annual Michael Smith Science Challenge. The challenge is named after Nobel Prize winner Dr. Michael Smith and is sponsored by the UBC Faculty of Science. Grade 10 student Bentley T. earned the top mark in Manitoba on the challenge and received a special
certificate paired...

Warriors head to Provincials

May 25, 2018
The Westwood Collegiate Boys Baseball Team played the Sturgeon Heights Boys Baseball team in the WWAC Championship final. The Sturgeon Heights Huskies won both games in the round robin tournament but the Westwood Warriors game away with a 9-1 win in the final to bring home the championship banner. The Westwood Boys team...

Five Medals at Provincial Concours Event

May 22, 2018
The 2018 Provincial Concours d'art oratoire event took place on May 5 at l‚ÄôUniversit√© de Saint-Boniface. A total of 12 students in Grades 3 through 12 competed at the annual event on behalf of SJASD. Students represented the following schools: Stevenson-Britannia, Assiniboine, Bannatyne, Ness, Golden Gate and Sturgeon Heights. Our students competed in the French Communication and Culture, French Immersion and the...

Canada-Wide Science Fair 2018

May 18, 2018
Four students did an exceptional job representing SJASD at the 57th Annual Canada-Wide Science Fair this year. (Pictured from the left) Students Noah D. (Sturgeon Heights), Sameer B. (Lincoln)., Shanaya M. (Sturgeon Heights) and Tharinda K. (Sturgeon Heights) travelled to Ottawa, Ontario the week of May 12-19 to defend their 2018 Science Fair projects. These four students were selected...

Top 5 Provincial Finish in Math

May 16, 2018
Each year in February, hundreds of Grade 12 students from across Manitoba write the Provincial Math Contest from the University of Manitoba. This year, due to her outstanding achievement on the Manitoba Mathematical Competition contest, John Taylor Collegiate student (Malinda) Linhui H. was invited to attend the MMC dinner, which honours the...

Indoor Beach Volleyball Champions

May 14, 2018
Congratulations to Jayda N. and Jordan H. from Westwood Collegiate for winning the first annual High School Indoor Beach Volleyball championship. They were undefeated in straight sets all the way to bring home the Gold medal! Well done, Warriors!

Annual Scholarship Foundation Meeting

May 08, 2018
‚Äč The St. James Scholarship Foundation Annual General Meeting will be held on May 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the school board office. The meeting will take place in the board room and the Foundation's annual report will be reviewed. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 

Red River Heritage Fair

May 04, 2018
‚Äč A total of 18 students represented SJASD at the Red River Heritage Fair on May 3 at the University of Winnipeg. Students from the following schools took part in the 15th annual event: Assiniboine, Bannatyne, Crestview, Linwood, Sansome and Strathmillan. Throughout the day, students engaged in a number of history-themed workshops, enjoyed a scavenger...

SJCI presents at National Conference

April 27, 2018
A group of St. James Collegiate students delivered a powerful presentation at the 2018 National UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Conference.  The UNESCO Conference took place on Friday, April 27 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The Social Justice team from St. James Collegiate, consisting of 10 students and two teachers, St. James Collegiate teacher...

Divisional Choirs Spring Concert

April 26, 2018
‚ÄčSt. James-Assiniboia School Division presents the final Divisional Choirs Concert of the 2017-18 School Year and we invite the community to attend. All are welcome to join this musical celebration, taking place on May 10 at Westwood Community Church at 7pm. We hope to see you there!

Dancescapes 2018

April 18, 2018
‚Äč St. James-Assiniboia School Division presents: Dancescapes 2018
Wednesday May 23, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Pantages Playhouse Theatre (180 Market Ave)
Please click here to find tickets
Ticket price is $13.00 (General Admission/Rushed Seating)
It is an amazing feeling for a performer to dance in front of a sold out audience. 

5th Annual High 5 Community Run

April 18, 2018
Who: The race was started as an event for students, staff and families from our High 5 community of schools (Robert Browning, Sansome, Phoenix, Lincoln  and Westwood). Over the past year, it has expanded it to welcome participants from all schools (students, staff and families) in SJASD.

What: A 5km fun run...

SJASD at Skills Manitoba 2018

April 17, 2018
‚ÄčOn April 12, more than 475 students from across the province gathered at Red River College to compete in the 2018 Skills Manitoba Competition.        A total of 25 students from Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate (CSHC), one student from St. James Collegiate and one student from Jameswood Alternative School represented...

We are all Broncos

April 13, 2018

On Monday, April 9, SJASD lowered our flags to half-mast to show our support for all of the Broncos players, their family members, friends and the community of Humboldt. As the week continued, our students and staff continued to stand together to honour the Broncos and all those impacted by demonstrating love, support and community...

Huskies earn Earl Grey Trophy

April 06, 2018
‚Äč On April 6, a special gathering took place in the choir room at Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate during the lunch hour. Winnipeg Music Festival Executive Director Joanne Mercier visited the school to present the prestigious Earl Grey Trophy to the Sturgeon Heights Concert Choir. The group, directed by Avonlea Armstrong-Green,...

Science Fair Results 2018

April 05, 2018
‚Äč On April 4, St. James-Assiniboia School Division celebrated its 52nd annual Divisional Science Fair at George Waters Middle School/St. James Collegiate. The 2018 academic event saw more than 150 students participate in creating original, science-based projects and defending their research in front of a panel of judges. We would like to thank everyone involved in this year's event,...

Spring Divisional Newsletter

March 29, 2018
‚ÄčThe third issue of CONTACT is here! Read the latest initiatives, projects and achievements in SJASD all in one place. This issue highlights JT students departing on a mission trip to Ecuador,  Buchanan growing tower gardens, Phoenix studying the long-told stories of the sky and much more. Click the icon below to...

SJASD Basketball Highlights

March 21, 2018
The Basketball season has wrapped up and we would like to say congratulations to all teams in our Division across all levels on another great season! The past couple months have been packed with tournaments, close games, rematches, final fours and many great team/individual highlights. A special thank you to our parents,...

Responses from Parent-Trustee Forum

March 20, 2018
‚Äč On November 18, St. James-Assiniboia School Board hosted two Parent/Trustee Forum sessions at the Victoria Inn.  The responses and helpful feedback from the event are compiled below for reference.  Click here to read the Compiled Parent-Trustee Forum Responses.

Board of Trustees appoint Assistant Superintendent

March 19, 2018
The St. James-Assiniboia School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Doreen Cost to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Education (K-8) and Student Services effective July 1, 2018.

Click here to read the full news release. ...

2018-2019 Budget Summary

March 14, 2018
‚Äč Please click here to view the latest media release on behalf of SJASD highlighting the 2018-2019 Budget Summary. 

Concours d'art oratoire 2018

March 08, 2018
The annual SJASD Concours d‚Äôart oratoire event was held on March 6 and 7 at Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate. The public speaking event, sponsored by Canadian Parents for French, is an opportunity for students to grow their public speaking abilities, strengthen their second language skills and test their creative writing skills. Each participant...

Bus Service is Cancelled

March 05, 2018
‚Äč Monday, March 5 - All schools in SJASD are open. Bus service is cancelled. There will be no bus service. Once again, all schools are open but bus service is cancelled for the day.

2018-19 Budget Presentation and Survey

March 02, 2018
‚Äč Please find below the 2018-2019 Public Budget Presentation that was shown on Thursday, March 1 at our annual Parent/Public Draft Budget Meeting at the Board Office.  Our Draft Budget presentation has focussed on how our public schools are funded through provincial grants and local taxes. Equally important is what will be...

YES I CAN! Awards

February 23, 2018
‚ÄčAt the 28th annual Yes I Can! Awards, hosted by the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children, two individuals from SJASD received honourable recognitions.    The Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for children and youth with disabilities. The Yes I Can! Awards are hosted to...

Anne Frank Exhibition

February 16, 2018
Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate is proud to present the international, travelling exhibit from the Netherlands, Anne Frank - A History for Today.  The exhibit will be open to the public weekdays from March 5‚Äď March 15 (excluding March 14) 9 a.m. ‚Äď 7 p.m. Admission is free! About the Exhibit The...

SJASD Youth Forum Flourishes at CMHR

February 14, 2018
February 7 marked a cold yet delightful day of student learning and reflection in a world-renowned setting.
     More than 100 participants, including four students and one staff champion from each school, gathered inside the Bonnie and John Buhler Hall at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to participate in the...

Invest in Your Future

January 19, 2018
‚Äč The St. James-Assiniboia Continuing Education Spring 2018 brochure is now available online!  Whether you wish to learn a specific language, explore a new craft or train in a desired field to advance your career, the options are plentiful. Check out the brochure online today to view all of the...

Robert Browning gains new climbing wall

January 09, 2018
Over the holiday break, √Čcole  Robert Browning gained a new piece of equipment to further enhance daily physical activity and play. 
 The Traverse Climbing Wall, installed by a Winnipeg-based company, is 20 feet wide by 8 feet high and is designed to be scaled from side to side. It offers countless climbing...

Early Years Out-of-Catchment Registration

December 27, 2017
For answers to frequently asked questions regarding Early Years Out-of-Catchment Registration, please click here to read our comprehensive brochure. 
Schools begin accepting regsitrations for the 2018-19 school year on Friday, January 26.
Note: Parents wishing to register their child for Kindergarten at an out of catchment school must submit their...

Information Evenings 2018

December 27, 2017
‚ÄčPlease click here to see the 2018 Information Evenings schedule for SJASD.  All information evenings begin at 7:00 p.m.     

Winter Divisional Newsletter

December 20, 2017
‚ÄčCONTACT is published four times a year and shares stories on behalf of all schools in SJASD. From antibullying campaigns to performances at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, this issue is packed with the latest initiatives happening in SJASD. Click the icon below to see the digital issue.

Snow Storms, Bus Cancellations and Cold Weather

December 05, 2017
With the cold winter season upon us, the Division is prepared to address weather-related emergencies or extreme circumstances in order to keep our children safe in the months ahead. In the event of an emergency, the Chief Superintendent may decide to close all or specific schools and/or discontinue bus service in...

Turning bags into a bench at Strathmillan

November 30, 2017
Over the past 11 years, elementary schools in Manitoba have collected over nine million  plastic bags for recycling.  Strathmillan School was one of 166 schools to participate in the Bag Up Manitoba program this year.  The school's Green Team inspired the students and the school community to do more to reduce, reuse and recycle. ...

2017-18 Volleyball Season Highlights

November 22, 2017
It proved to be another great year for volleyball in St. James-Assiniboia School Division as this past week a number of teams captured top spots in their respective leagues. We would like to congratulate all SJASD volleyball teams across all levels who worked extremely hard to excel on the court throughout...

Warriors win Tier 1 JV Championship

November 22, 2017
‚Äč The Westwood Collegiate JV Boys Volleyball team is heading into the MHSAA Provincial Championship Tournament on a positive note.  After a successful 9-1 regular season record the boys were optimistic about their chances in the playoffs. They earned a bye in the 1st round and then went on to defeat...

Candlelight Choral Concert

November 21, 2017
‚Äč ‚ÄčPlease join us on December 4 at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre for the Annual Candlelight Choral Concert. The seasonal celebration will feature six musical groups from SJASD. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., free admission. We hope to see you there! Please click here to see all the details!

International Education Week

November 21, 2017
‚Äč The 10th annual reception for the Manitoba Council for International Education took place on November 15, 2017 at the Manitoba Legislative Building. The event celebrates International Education Week, which is recognized in more than 100 countries around the world. Four international students in SJASD volunteered to help out at the event,...

Parent/Trustee Forum, November 18

November 10, 2017
‚Äč The St. James-Assiniboia School Board will be hosting two Parent/Trustee Forum sessions on Saturday, November 18 at the Victoria Inn. The first session will take place with parents of families from the College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate and St. James Collegiate family of schools from 9:00 -11:30 a.m. The second session will include the...

Basketball Referee Clinic

November 09, 2017
The 2018 St. James-Assiniboia Basketball Referee Clinic is taking place on November 21 at Lincoln Middle School.  We are looking for Middle School Basketball Referees for the upcoming season! The free clinic offers registered participants the opportunity to receive their Novice Referee Certification and referee Middle Years basketball in St. James-Assiniboia School Division. 

Fall Divisional Newsletter

November 03, 2017

CONTACT is a quarterly newsletter published by SJASD that reports the latest news happening in our Division. 
Please click here  to read the Fall 2017 issue of CONTACT.


MTS PD Day 2017

November 01, 2017
‚Äč From Westwood Collegiate to Kildonan East Collegiate, Manitoba teachers spread out all across the city on MTS PD Day to further share and develop their professional skills. The 2017 Manitoba Teachers‚Äô Society Professional Development Day took place on Friday, October 20. This inservice day provides teachers with an opportunity to...

Divisional Choirs Fall Concert

October 25, 2017
‚Äč The Divisional Choirs Fall Concert is taking place on November 2,  7:00 p.m. at Westwood Community Church. Please click here for more details.

SJASD earns 3 PHE Manitoba Awards

October 23, 2017
Physical and health educators and an entire school in St. James-Assiniboia School Division were recognized for their innovative methods and unwavering commitment to the students of SJASD.
    On October 19, the Physical and Health Educators of Manitoba organization hosted its annual PHE Manitoba Awards ceremony at Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate. At the...

SJASD Choirs recognized by National Festival

October 17, 2017
This year, Choral Director Avonlea Armstrong-Green decided to enter the St. James-Assiniboia Senior Divisional Choir, as well as the Sturgeon Heights Vocal Jazz Group called ‚ÄúIn the Heights,‚ÄĚ into the National Class.
       ‚ÄúThis was our first time entering a National Class and I had no idea what to expect,‚ÄĚ...

Students speak out on World Teachers' Day

October 13, 2017
World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated annually on October 5 since 1994 all across the world to honour the many ways teachers positively impact the lives of their students. In an effort to make World Teachers’ Day 2017 extra special, St. James Collegiate Teacher Ms. Frolek reached out to a group...

Policies and Guidelines for Schools on Transgender Youth

October 04, 2017
All schools should be places where all our children feel welcomed and safe.  When students are included rather than excluded, welcomed and affirmed rather than marginalized, bullied, harassed, or made to feel invisible because of their gender identity or gender expression or any other aspect of who they are, they tend...

MASS presents Public Education video series

September 11, 2017
‚Äč As we begin the 2017-18 school year, the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents (MASS) has introduced a series of short videos to highlight four of the main initiatives currently being prioritized in public education in Manitoba: Curriculum, Early Learning, Indigenous Education and Mental Health and Wellbeing. Please check out the...

Volleyball Referee Clinic

September 05, 2017
The 2019 St. James-Assiniboia Volleyball Referee Clinic is taking place on Tuesday, September 24 at Golden Gate Middle School. The free clinic offers registered participants the opportunity to receive their Novice Referee Certification and referee Middle School volleyball in SJASD. 

Please only sign up if you are interested in working this...

SJASD News Release

August 30, 2017
‚ÄčScholar in Residence Our Division is pleased to announce we will be engaged in a Scholar in Residence model with Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, Associate Professor from the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba, for the 2017-2018 school year.
Please   click here  to read the Scholar in Residence...

Fall Awards Ceremonies

August 22, 2017
Each high school in St. James-Assiniboia School Division will be hosting a Fall Awards Ceremony to celebrate all Grade 9-11 students receiving awards for the 2016-17 school year.  Please find below a list of event dates and times for the 2017-18 school year.  Note: All Fall Awards Ceremonies will be take place at the respective...

Back to School in SJASD

July 31, 2017
‚Äč All schools in SJASD will open on Wednesday, August 23, with secretarial staff in attendance. Teaching staff will return on Tuesday, September 5. Please visit your school website or contact your school for your child's start date. 
For registration information, please click here . For upcoming dates in the...

Continuing Education Fall Brochure 2017

July 31, 2017
After the lazy, hazy, relaxing days of summer, we are often left wondering how to fill our time. Whether you like arts/crafts, learning a new language, updating your computer skills, exercising, or relaxing, we have many different courses to fit the needs of various age groups. We invite you...

Annual School Meetings 2017-18

July 17, 2017
Each school in St. James-Assiniboia School Division will be holding an Annual Meeting to establish a Parent Council or a Parent Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to become involved in your school and have a positive impact on your child‚Äôs education. We need your input and ideas!  Please click here to...

SJASD Summer Hours

July 17, 2017
Summer hours will commence on Monday, July 4th and end on Friday, August 18th. Office hours for the St. James-Assiniboia School Division Board Office are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  As for the Media Centre inside the Professional Staff Development Centre, the summer hours are as follows: July 4 - July 7,...

New School Websites!

June 24, 2017
Watch for our new school websites set to launch mid-July! 

SJASD presents grant to Historical Association

June 20, 2017
‚Äč At the regular School Board held on June 13, 2017, St. James-Assiniboia School Division presented a special grant to the Historical Museum Association of St. James-Assiniboia.  A grant in the amount of $1,100 was presented by Craig McGregor, Chair of the Board of Trustees, to Barry Hillman, Education Coordinator for...

SJCI teacher earns Global Citizenship Award

June 15, 2017
The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation selected St. James Collegiate Teacher Ms. Tara Tuchscherer as one of three winners of the Global Citizenship Award for Educators for 2017.  She is seen here accepting her award from Keana Rellinger, Public Engagement Specialist at MCIC.

The Global Citizenship Award for Educators recognizes Manitoba teachers and administrators who have...

Top 10 Provincial finish in Physics Contest

June 15, 2017
‚ÄčGrade 12 Westwood Collegiate student Mike A. scores Top 10 in the province in the high school CAP (Canadian Association of Physicists) Physics contest. The CAP high school exam is based upon an internationally recognized syllabus, the I.B. Physics Higher Core Curriculum and is intentionally a high level contest. Only the top students from each school...

Community Clean Up

June 08, 2017
Happy World Ocean's Day!
Westwood Collegiate student Luke R. coordinated a clean up of Sturgeon Creek on June 8th from 9am-11am. Luke placed 5th in the Caring for our Watersheds contest for his idea involving using canoes to clean up the creek as opposed to the traditional shoreline clean up. The canoes were donated...

Mending Broken Relationships

May 29, 2017
Jameswood Alternative School has been on a yearlong journey exploring Truth and Reconciliation. The students have been learning about Canada’s history and the broken relationships between settlers and Indigenous people. In an effort to create a physical symbol of their learning, reflective of their commitment to reconciliation, Jameswood Alternative School began...

Canada Wide Science Fair Results

May 24, 2017
St. James-Assiniboia School Division sponsors the Canada Wide Science Festival Award which is given to a project in Grades 7‚Äď12 which demonstrates high achievement in either research, design process, and/or scientific method and have met the Science Fair Committee‚Äôs eligibility requirements. The award entitles the winner to an all-expense paid trip to compete...

SJASD Student-Trustee Forum

May 19, 2017
On Wednesday, May 17, St. James-Assiniboia School Division enjoyed its first Student/Trustee Forum, which took place in the board room at the School Board Office.   The event saw representative students from each senior years school interact with and engage with School Board Trustees on a variety of topics such as: overall school experience, student...

1st Annual Graduation Pow Wow

May 12, 2017
St. James-Assiniboia School Division is excited to announce our first annual Graduation Pow Wow taking place on Thursday, June 1, at St. James Collegiate (1900 Portage Ave.). The Pow Wow is being held to honour the academic achievements of Indigenous students in our Division. 

   The Graduation Pow Wow is free...

Public Notice - Allard School site

May 11, 2017

T he Board of Trustees for the St. James-Assiniboia School Division will consider the disposition of the vacant 130 Allard School site at its regular scheduled Board Meeting of June 13, 2017 . Persons wishing to present regarding the disposition can do so through the delegation process at the May...

2017 Skills Manitoba Competition

April 27, 2017

On Thursday, April 13, more than 475 students from across the province gathered at Red River College (both campuses) to compete in the 20th Annual Skills Manitoba Competition.    SJASD students from Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, St. James Collegiate and Westwood Collegiate attended the event. While some students went to gain experience and learn more...

Safe Schools Forum

April 24, 2017
Safe Schools Community Forum, "Wellness Today: Building Healthy Futures"
As part of our commitment to keep our schools safe, St. James-Assiniboia School Division hosts a Safe Schools Forum once every two years.

On Wednesday, April 12, our Division teamed up with local organizations to present the 2017 Safe Schools Forum "Wellness Today: Building Healthy Futures."...

Science Fair Special Awards Report

April 24, 2017
‚Äč S t. James-Assiniboia Divisional Science Fair 2017 Special Awards Report The 51st Annual SJASD Divisional Science Fair took place on April 5th, 2017 at George Waters Middle School and St. James Collegiate. The special award winners are listed below.  Top Project Awards
The Top Project award is presented to a project in Grade 3, 4, and...

1600 Acts of Kindness

February 17, 2017
Small acts of kindness are often overlooked and easily under appreciated on a daily basis. During the last week of January, all students at Sansome School took part in "The Great Kindness Challenge."    The main purpose of this challenge is to highlight the routine acts of kindness that our students,...

"James and the Giant Peach Jr."

February 07, 2017
‚ÄčDivisional Musical Theatre 2017 Based on one of Roald Dahl‚Äôs most poignantly quirky stories, our Divisional Musical Theatre brought the magic of "James and the Giant Peach Jr" to life at Westwood Collegiate. Our Divisional Musical Theatre group, consisting of 150 students from Grades 4-8, performed 10 shows from January 28 through February 4. Congratulations to all...

High 5 Community Run

February 07, 2017
‚Äč It's time to mark your calendar! The 3rd annual High 5 Community 5km is taking place on  May 29th, 2017. Students, staff and families are welcome to come out and walk/run with us. Time to lace up the runners and begin the training! Click here to check out the High 5...

Host an International Student

January 30, 2017
‚Äč Have you ever considered hosting a student from another country? The International Student Program is an important piece of St. James-Assiniboia School Division and it wouldn't be possible with the help of local homestay families. To learn more about information or to apply to be a homestay family, please click here.

Canada Turns 150!

January 30, 2017
Be in the know about amazing Canada 150 experiences taking place across Canada. Volunteer, organize or participate in an activity near you by starting at this site from the Government of Canada.