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School Trustee Candidate Information

June 20, 2022
​ School board elections are an important opportunity for residents of St.James-Assiniboia to get involved in public education. By voting for your school trustees, you have a direct link to the people who oversee the running of our schools.
Anyone interested in becoming a School Trustee candidate for the 2022 election should go to the following links...

BINGO Card Challenge Winners 2022

June 16, 2022

The official prize draw for our 2022 SJASD Wheel Challenge has been conducted! Congratulations to Hannah (Golden Gate) and Morgan (Athlone) who have each won a bike courtesy of White Pine Bicycle Co. It was our hope that this promotion for wheeling is something that you found rewarding. It is also...

2022 SJASD Wheel Challenge

May 17, 2022

The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is steadfast in its commitment to encouraging and providing safe opportunities for exercise and healthy movement. In this commitment and back by popular demand is the SJASD Wheel Challenge for 2022. During the coronavirus pandemic we have seen some positive trends. Winnipeg has seen...


May 10, 2022

Speed Stacking Tournament Results

May 09, 2022
​The Annual St. James-Assiniboia Early Years Speed Stacking tournament results are in! Students were back in person stacking cups at a feverish pace. Huge thanks to Westwood Collegiate for hosting the first in-person event. The SJASD tournament has been virtual since 2020.
Big thanks to all the schools that participated and the...

Re-engage as a community in a spirit of togetherness

April 14, 2022
It has been a long, challenging time. Who would’ve thought, back in early 2020, that we would still be talking about and dealing with COVID-19 – two whole years later? It’s not what I expected, to say the least. All our lives have been changed. Many of us have experienced immeasurable...

St. James Assiniboia School Division schools closed - No school April 13 and April 14

April 12, 2022
All metro Winnipeg schools, including St. James Assiniboia School Division (SJASD), will be closed for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 14. As a result, there is no school on these days.  
Any child care facilities located in SJASD schools will also close for these two days.

All school bus transportation for Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14

April 12, 2022
A Winter storm warning is in effect for the City of Winnipeg. Hazardous winter conditions are expected. 
All Metro Winnipeg school divisions, including St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD), are  cancelling all school bus transportation for Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 , in anticipation of adverse weather and road...

Student initiative creates 'Stand with Ukraine' shirts to support Ukraine

March 24, 2022
​ As a student of Westwood Collegiate and a member of the Westwood Historical Society (WHS), Megan M. spearheaded a 'Stand with Ukraine' shirt fundraising campaign with the assistance of her teacher Kelly Hiebert.
"I was born in Canada but have Ukrainian roots," said Megan M. "I have been on...

SJASD Special Board Meeting virtually March 25 at 11:30 a.m.

March 24, 2022
​​ The St. James-Assiniboia School Division Board of Trustees will have a special board meeting on  Friday, March 25, 2022, at 11:30 a.m.  at 2574 Portage Avenue.
The meeting will be held virtually, and anyone wishing to view the meeting online can do so here .
​For the...

​Historical Focus on Public Schools in St. James-Assiniboia ​

March 18, 2022
The history of public schools in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division provides an interesting perspective on the growth and changing needs of our community over the years.    Assiniboine School on the eastern side of the Division will soon be celebrating its 100th anniversary, with its construction completed in October 1922....

Resources for Parents and Caregivers of Children Attending School

March 15, 2022
COVID-19 continues to circulate in Manitoba, and all students, staff and family members should be self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 every day. The following resources are available to direct families to information on COVID-19. Schools will communicate with families during times when increased transmission of COVID-19 is occurring.

Daily scree​ning:...

Nominee for MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award - Jewel Casselman

March 15, 2022
Our congratulations and admiration go out to Jewel Casselman, Music teacher at Lakewood School in St. James-Assiniboia School Division, for being one of five teachers nominated for the Teacher of the Year Award by MusiCounts.  “Providing music to students in school gives them the tools to be more creative, helps with...

Changes to COVID-19 Practices in Schools - Effective March 15, 2022

March 11, 2022
Our ongoing priority is to support students, staff, and families as we turn our focus to planning a post-pandemic future. Please note the following changes to COVID-19 practices in schools: Mask Wearing
Effective March 15, 2022, Manitoba Public Health announced that masks will no longer be required indoors in schools...

mARTch Contest

February 25, 2022
All St. James-Assiniboia School Division students are invited to participate in a division-wide art contest.
Contest Rules The contest rules are simple: 
1.) The artwork must be painted (any kind of paint). 2.) To enter the contest put your name, grade, and school on the back of your painting and give...

St. James-Assiniboia School Division proud recipient of four Yes I Can! Awards

February 25, 2022
A huge congratulations to four members of our St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) community for receiving their  Yes I Can!  awards from the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children. The Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) is a provincial unit of The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The CEC is a major professional...

Tyson Langelaar - Team Canada Speed Skater at this year's 2022 Winter Olympics

February 18, 2022
We are proud to offer our congratulations to Tyson Langelaar, Team Canada Speed Skater at this year's 2022 Winter Olympics and former
student of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division.

Langelaar started speed skating at age 7, has had a highly successful athletic career, won multiple medals, and even overcame...

SJASD Draft Budget Survey

February 18, 2022
The SJASD Draft Budget Survey is now closed. The 2022-2023 Draft Budget is available to view here.

Empathy, patience and taking a deep breath - Enduring Two Years of COVID-19

February 17, 2022
On March 13, 2020, along with my colleagues, I attended the Manitoba School Board's Association Convention in Winnipeg. We casually discussed the implications of the growing severity of the COVID-19 virus and its implications on education in Manitoba.   That afternoon, the first announcement regarding public education closures and COVID-19 was...

What to do when my child is ill?

January 28, 2022
For comprehensive information on what to do when your child, or child in your care,​ is ill, see the following chart or download here .

For additional information see, Shared Health - COVID-19 (English)  and  Shared Health - COVID-19 (Français) ​.

For additional information available in...

Planning for the Future - The St. James-Assiniboia School Division budget

January 20, 2022
The annual budgeting cycle has been ongoing since the fall when School Board Trustees and the Senior Administration team sat down to discuss strategic priorities and programs of the school division going forward. Following this meeting, the Senior Administration team works with the division's budgeting committee and school Principals to understand...

Virtual Kindergarten Registration Information Evening

January 19, 2022
Check out our Virtual Kindergarten Registration Information Evening taking place at catchment area schools on: January 25 at 7:00 P.M. (English program) January 26 at 7:00 P.M. (French Immersion program) To register for a virtual information meeting, contact the school in your catchment area (see   School Locator ).


Update on Return to School Plan for St. James-Assiniboia School Division

January 04, 2022
As announced by the province of Manitoba today, students will begin one week of remote learning starting Monday, January 10, while staff implement enhanced measures for return to class. This phased-in approach will: 
-allow schools to plan for staff shortages and absenteeism -create time for distribution of additional rapid tests -allow...

Winter Break Extended

December 22, 2021
As directed by the province of Manitoba, Winter Break has been extended to January 10. School staff will return on January 6, 2022, for professional learning and to prepare for the continuation of learning in January 2022. Students will not be in attendance on January 6 - 7, 2022.   For more...

​Message of Appreciation and Holiday Greetings from the Board of Trustees of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division

December 21, 2021
It has been another challenging start of the school year for our staff, students, parents, and community members. I hope that you, your family, and your friends can spend time together enjoying holiday traditions and creating lasting memories during the holiday break. The treasured time we spend with our family and...

COVID-19 Rapid antigen test kits available for students K-6

December 19, 2021
The Manitoba Government has announced that COVID-19 Rapid antigen test kits will be available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The test kit contains five rapid antigen COVID-19 tests that parents can administer to each child every three or four days as students return to school in January 2022.   ...

Public Health requirements Sports and Extracurricular Activities (12- to 17-year-olds)

December 07, 2021
As of December 6, 2021, public health orders require youth aged 12 to 17 years participating in indoor sporting and recreational facilities (including schools) to: 
Prove they have received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine for COVID-19.  OR Provide evidence of a negative result from an approved...

Announcing the St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) Inktober Winner!

November 09, 2021
Out of many incredibly talented students and beautiful artistic expressions, three pieces, in particular, have won St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) Inktober:

Stella - Phoenix School
Early Years' Winner (little skull picture)

Jennifer- Ness School Middle Years' Winner (lady in the dress picture)


Teachers teaching Teachers

November 02, 2021
​ You may have noticed some new faces in our schools recently, and suffice it to say that these are our teachers of the future! The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) has partnered with the Faculties of Education at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg to provide practicum...

Blurb from the Board – Orange Shirt Day

October 12, 2021
In the early 1900s, as it neared completion, a Canadian bridge collapsed, killing dozens of civilians; it was later discovered it happened because of errors made by the engineers. The collapse led to the  Ritual of the Calling  ceremony where engineering students, upon graduation, receive an ‘Iron Ring’ to symbolize the...

Updated COVID-19 School Protocols

October 01, 2021
For information on updated COVID-19 School Protocols, see: 
1.) What to do if your child is ill? 2.) School Protocols Parents Guide 3.) Can my child attend school after returning from travel? 
What to do if your child is ill?

​ ​​​School Protocols Parents Guide​

Public health measures in schools

September 28, 2021
​To: Parents and caregivers,

It has been almost 18 months since the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Manitoba. As a province, we have faced many challenges during that time. Having a vaccine approved and available for every Manitoban born in 2009 or earlier has fundamentally changed the context...

Join the Get Moving Challenge - Sep. 24 - Oct 15

September 23, 2021
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is excited to bring you the ' Get Moving Challenge ' from September 24 to October 15, 2021. With the success of our spring' Wheel Challenge,' we present this step-based challenge to the students of SJASD.  There are endless benefits to walking, hiking, running, dancing,...

Cheryl Smukowich elected Chair of the Board for St. James-Assiniboia School Division

September 15, 2021
At the Inaugural St. James-Assiniboia School Division Board Meeting held on September 14, 2021, the Board elected Trustee Cheryl Smukowich as Chair of the Board for the 2021-2022 school year. Likewise, Trustee Jennifer Lawson was elected as Vice-Chair of the Board.
Trustee Smukowich has been a member of the St. James-Assiniboia...

School 2021-22 Parent Guide

August 26, 2021
Our planning for the school year focuse​s on renewal and addressing the pandemic's impacts on mental health, well-being, and learning. The level of risk may change over the course of the year; schools will work collaboratively with public health officials and Manitoba Education to implement any additional public health measures.    ...

SJASD School Board Meetings in person June 28 at 7:30 p.m.

August 23, 2021
​ The St. James-Assiniboia School Division Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the return to in-person board meetings with the public. Our next School Division Board Meeting will begin  Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.  at 2574 Portage Avenue.​
​ ​School Division Board meeting will also be broadcasted live at on ...

'Your Voice Matters - Stop Bill 64' signs now available

July 08, 2021
St. James-Assiniboia School Division School Board Trustees now have 'Your Voice Matters - Stop Bill 64' signs for your lawn. You may call (204) 888-7951 to arrange a time to pick up your sign at the St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) Board Office (2574 Portage Avenue), or if you wish, a...

Recognizing Hard Work of Teachers - Miranda Turabian

June 25, 2021
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers have had to pivot and adapt while still going above and beyond for their students. To say thank you, Manitoba Pork launched "Manitoba's Best Teacher," a contest that gave students, parents, and fellow educators an opportunity to nominate their favourite teachers.
Due to a positively...

Congratulations to students

June 15, 2021
Hello, I am Sandy Lethbridge, school trustee in St James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD), representing the Kirkfield-St Charles Ward. June is here already, and another school year is coming to an end.  Certainly, not the way we envisioned it, that is for sure. June is also Pride Month!  Since I was elected...

SJASD Wheel Challenge wraps up June 15

June 11, 2021
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) 'Wheel Challenge' is coming to a close. It is hard to believe it has been almost a month already. The SJASD 'Wheel Challenge' is on track to finish on June 15, 2021. It is not too late to finish off your bingo card!
The SJASD...

215 hours in remembrance of 215 lives lost

June 09, 2021
As of six o'clock on June 9, 2021, the St. James-Assiniboia School Division concluded the lowering of its flags at all of our schools f​or 215 hours in honour of the 215 children lives lost on the site of a former residential school in British Columbia. On the evening of June 8,...

Out of remembrance for the 215 children

May 30, 2021
Out of remembrance for the 215 children whose remains have been found at the former Kamloops residential school and with respect for all those affected, the flags in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division will be flying at half-mast starting Monday, May 31. We also invite everyone to wear an orange shirt...

School spirit fuels determination for Terry Fox School Run fundraising

May 28, 2021
Even though it was more challenging this year, schools in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division continued with their tradition of raising funds for the Terry Fox School Run. For the 40th Anniversary of the Terry Fox School Run, our schools raised over $9,000 for cancer research.
"We really can't thank...

Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate win big in Norm the Safety Contest

May 27, 2021
Every year, SAFE Work Manitoba has a student contest for their "Norm the Safety Contest" that invites high school students to tap into their creativity and create projects that show young Manitobans how to Make Safety the Norm. In the past, St. James-Assiniboia School Division Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate (CSHC) students...

Thank you

May 14, 2021
COVID-19 truly challenges the most basic of daily routines we once took for granted. Travel outside the home, communicating through screens that lack the familiarity of a friendly in-person presence, and even the ability to plan in an ever-changing world of restrictions. Plus, when paired with the persistency of these trials,...

Recognizing, celebrating and supporting our graduates

May 13, 2021
Over the past year, there have been many unfamiliar roads travelled by our students, families and educators. As such, we are thrilled to continue to financially recognize, celebrate and support our graduates again this year. Similar to last year, there should be over 55 scholarships being presented, a total of over...

Join the SJASD Wheel Challenge and get moving

May 11, 2021
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is committed to encouraging and providing safe opportunities for exercise, healthy movement and finding a way to stay motivated and healthy during this difficult time. For an opportunity to celebrate and encourage students to "wheel" regularly, we invite students to participate in the 'SJASD Wheel...

St. James Collegiate wins new virtual High School Basketball Challenge

May 07, 2021
To assist with keeping students active, The Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association announced a new virtual basketball competition in April for all high school students. The three one-week challenges consisted of:
A 60 second Mikan Drill, which is a left-right alternating layup drill using a single ball (week of April 12) ...

Annual St. James Assiniboia Early Years Virtual Speed Stacking tournament results

May 07, 2021
The Annual St. James Assiniboia Early Years Virtual Speed Stacking tournament results are in! With last year as a completely remote and virtual experience the 2021 version was a hybrid of in person and virtual stacking. Students were stacking all day at feverish paces on at their own school and submitted...

Video Community Forum: Presentation and Q & A session - Education Modernization Act (Bill 64)

April 22, 2021
Do you have questions about the new Education Modernization Act, also known as Bill 64?
​ Check out the Community Forum Presentation and Q & A session, held on behalf of St. James-Assiniboia School Division Trustees and recorded for your convenience.
School Division Trustees cover topics such as: High-Quality...

A tremendous pride in St. James Assiniboia - our schools, our communities and our businesses

April 20, 2021
St. James Assiniboia School Division has a proud history and a powerful heritage. Our Division Leaders are proud to continue to build upon the work of those before us. This great work was and remains to strive for better education for the children of our residents in our community. 


Following COVID-19 safety protocols help keep our schools safe

April 15, 2021
With daily health checks and following the COVID-19 protocols, you and your family can help keep our schools safe. Remember to check every morning to see if you, your child and your family have COVID-19 or flu-related symptoms before they are sent to school. Symptoms may include:
A B Fever/Chills Runny...

Sign up for 'Staying Well – Building Resiliency for ages 5-18'

March 31, 2021
Due to our previous sessions' overwhelmingly positive feedback and as a follow-up to parental requests, St. James-Assiniboia School Division's Educational Support Services is pleased to present  Staying Well – Building Resiliency for ages 5-18  on the following dates: Early Years – Tuesday, April 20 – 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Middle...

Know your public health orders before travelling during spring break

March 24, 2021
The Government of Canada continues to advise all Canadians to avoid non-essential travel until further notice; however, if you choose to travel, ensure you make yourself aware of the following public health orders.
As per the  public health order , 14 days of self-isolation are required for returning or coming...

Fast Pass rapid testing for teachers and educational staff

March 24, 2021
As of Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the following individuals are eligible to access a rapid testing appointment at the Fast Pass site at 1066 Nairn Ave. in Winnipeg, whether or not they are showing symptoms: All Manitoba teachers, educational support staff and other staff working in schools and directly with students;...

Continuing Education classes for March & April

March 18, 2021
Keep up the lifelong learning with St. James-Assiniboia School Division Continuing Education classes. New classes added for March and April:
Dynabody Total Fitness Introduction to Your iPhone/iPad                 Introduction to Gluten Free Baking               Introduction to Your Android Phone            Indian Cooking with Nandita Introduction to MS Word 2016 Medical Terminology ​MS Excel for...

Maintaining the high level of education that St. James – Assiniboia School Division is known for

March 12, 2021
While St. James – Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) residents have been looking forward to spring, your School Board Trustees have been hard at work setting the 2021/22 Budget.

This budget builds upon the strong, fiscally responsible foundation that the SJASD is known for. The operating expenditure budget for the 2021/22...

Post Secondary Virtual Information Session for RRC, Booth and CMU - March 11, 17 and 31

March 09, 2021
Don't miss this year's  Post Secondary Virtual Information Session for Booth University College, Red River College and Canadian Mennonite University:

Booth University College - Info Session for Domestic Students March 11, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST)
Booth University College welcomes Domestic Students for a...

Virtual Class Continuing Education: Dynabody Virtual Fitness

March 08, 2021
Join virtual Continuing Education class​ for fun and fitness. Dynabody Virtual Fitness will be offered from March 16 - April 15, 2021, Tuesday & Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

$40 for 10 Classes.
Start your fitness journey today.
Keep Active at Home! Virtual Fitness Classes (through Skype) Open to All Ages...

Celebrating 'I Love to Read' month with Holly Hunter

February 19, 2021
I Love to Read Month is a month-long celebration held each year to share in the joy of reading! Going to schools to read with students is, without question, one of my favourite ‘ unofficial trustee duties .’ I enjoy not only sharing my favourite books but also telling them a...

Honour 150 recognizes those that have given back to our community

February 18, 2021
In early 2020, Honour 150, presented by Canada Life, invited Manitobans to recognize people from across the province who give back to the community and enrich the places where we live, work, play, and come together in unity. We are delighted to announce that three members of our community have been...

SJASD Public Budget Meeting available online - February 25

February 10, 2021
​ To help flatten the COVID-19 curve, the St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) will be hosting the SJASD Public Budget Meeting online.  The SJASD Public Budget Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 7 p.m. The live meeting will be made available to the public with a link posted ...

Middle and Senior Years Student Registration for St. James-Assiniboia School Division

January 24, 2021
In anticipation of a new school year starting September 2022, registration for new Middle and Senior Years students will be taking place in February 2022. To register, see the following steps or contact your catchment area school for further information.
Middle Years registration
Grade 6 registrations and middle years'...

Kindergarten and Early Years Student Registration for St. James-Assiniboia School Division - January 28, 2022

January 22, 2021
Please see the following videos for a guided presentation of the Kindergarten registration process and more information on Kindergarten in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division: ​  ​   Virtual Information Meetings
Virtual Information Meetings taking place at catchment area schools on: January 25 at 7:00 P.M. (English program) January 26 at...

'Look back' on Public Schools in St. James-Assiniboia

January 22, 2021
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division was formed in 1969 with the amalgamation of two very proud school divisions. It had a total student enrollment of about 20,000 students at that time. 
In 1988, a study was undertaken by the Division to assess the demographic trends in the area. As per...

Students will return to school for alternate day in-class learning starting January 18

January 15, 2021
​ On Monday, January 18, 2021, students in grades 7-12   (excluding Medically Advised or Orange School remote learning students) will return to school for alternate day in-class learning . See your school's website, social media account or school messenger for more details.

Stress Management and Anti-Anxiety Strategies for Children ages 5-18

January 08, 2021
COVID-19 has heightened our fears and sense of uncertainty which can leave us feeling overwhelmed by negative thoughts, emotions, feeling stressed, and anxious. In this interactive session, cognitive behaviour therapy tools and strategies will be provided that increase the ability to cope with stress, help us fight back against anxiety and deal...

Join us for Virtual Yoga with Modo Winnipeg

January 08, 2021
St. James-Assiniboia School Division's (SJASD) Educational Support Services (ESS) has initiated a partnership with the MODO Schools Project to make yoga free and accessible to all SJASD middle and high school students and staff during the period of remote learning.
With a new year, comes the intention to continue to build...

Making Sense of Mindfulness (School Edition)

January 08, 2021
Through a grant from the Winnipeg Suicide Prevention Network (WSPN) & Sources of Strength (SOS) programs run through several middle and high schools in St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD), an online partnership with Keith Macpherson was developed to promote positive mental health and to introduce the concept of mindfulness to students,...

Manitoba Virtual Career Fair - January 20, 2021

December 18, 2020
​Don't miss the Manitoba Virtual Career Fair on January 20, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  ​
Register now at


A Message of Appreciation and Holiday Greetings from the Board of Trustees of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division

December 18, 2020
The holiday season is here, and so is the end of an extremely challenging year for all of us. This holiday season is going to feel very different for each of us, as we continue to take care of others and our own health.
I hope that this holiday, you,...

Staying ~ Well: A confidential support line to assist our school communities

December 07, 2020
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is pleased to offer a confidential support line for Staying-Well   to assist our school communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of in-school classroom learning.  This support line is available to parents, caregivers, staff and of course, our students. Please note, this is not...

A big thank you to Manitoba Public Health

December 04, 2020
​ A big thank you to Manitoba Public Health, the doctors, the nurses, and the people on the calls who have helped us and our families navigate COVID-19 in our schools.  Your voices bring a sense of calm when uncertainty is around us.  We are so appreciative of your expertise, guidance,...

Promoting Mental Wellness - A message from SJASD Vice-Chair, Dr. Jennifer E. Lawson

December 01, 2020
The St. James-Assiniboia School Board acknowledges that these are challenging times for our students, families, and staff. As such, the Trustees are committed to providing supports to our school community in many ways, including wellness and positive mental health.
In support of our students, many teachers in K-8 have been...

November message from the St. James-Assiniboia School Division Board of Trustees

November 13, 2020
This time last year, none of us had any clue what 2020 had in store.  With the emergence of Covid-19, everything that we used to take for granted is now foreign.  Even commercials featuring group gatherings or family get-togethers look strange considering today’s landscape.  Amidst all of this change and new...

Phoenix School's "Poppy Way" honours Remembrance Day

November 10, 2020
​ Phoenix Remembers! Phoenix students and staff created a “Poppy Way” outside of the school to honour Remembrance Day. Each student created a poppy with words of hope and peace for our community and our world. Powerful messages from the hearts and minds of our children.



Entire household needs to self-isolate if anyone in your home is symptomatic

November 03, 2020
​*Update November 2020*
​What if a family member living in the same home displays COVID-19 symptoms?
​As of November 2, 2020 if anyone in your home is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate. For information on self-isolation, visit:​


No changes as schools remain at restricted level (orange)

October 30, 2020
A​lthough Winnipeg Metro is moving to a critical level (Red) on Monday, November 2, schools in the St. James-Assiniboia school division continue to remain at restricted level orange. Please note that there are no changes to our schools.

We thank our community for your patience and diligence in following our...

Survey: In-class learning or learn from home

October 22, 2020
As part of our response planning, the St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) and other school divisions in the Metro Winnipeg area will be activating plans to move our schools to (Orange) Restricted Level on Monday, October 26, 2020. 
Kindergarten to Grade 8 students will now have the option to choose...

SJASD changes to (Orange) Restricted Level

October 22, 2020
​As part of our response planning, the St. James-Assiniboia School Division and other school divisions in the Metro Winnipeg area will be activating plans to move our schools to (Orange) Restricted Level on Monday, October 26, 2020.   
There are no changes for Grades 9 – 12 students - Blended learning...

Send us your feedback in order to better serve our learning community.

October 19, 2020
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Monday, October 19, 2020, represents 30 days of St. James-Assiniboia School Division's return to in-class learning. The Board of Trustees would like to take this time to thank students, staff, and families for their efforts and actions in support of keeping our community safe and healthy. As always, we...

Schools continue to remain open for students on Monday, September 28.

September 25, 2020
As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in Winnipeg, the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer announced that the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region would move to the Orange/Restricted level under the Province's Pandemic Response System effective Monday, September 28, 2020. 
School Divisions have been advised that the health orders under this new level...

Guidance for Mask Use in Schools

September 24, 2020
Summary Highlights
Wearing  a mask is a tool that, in addition to practising public health fundamentals,   may help prevent spreading COVID-19 to others, especially in indoor public spaces if physical distancing cannot be maintained. The evidence supporting the use of non-medical masks in the community continues to evolve. Wearing  a mask...

Return to In-Class Learning Plans for Schools in the SJASD

September 08, 2020
For return to In-Class Learning Plans for individual Schools in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD), please refer to your school's Individual School Plans in the list below

Athlone School
Brooklands School Buchanan School Crestview School École Assiniboine École Bannatyne École Robert...

Guidelines for Transportation to Schools

September 04, 2020

Where school bus transportation is necessary, the following guidelines should be followed by school bus drivers and students:
■ Students with symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend school or be passengers on buses (see ■ Face-masks are required on school buses for K-12 students and any other passengers...

Masks required on all school buses

September 02, 2020
​ As students prepare to return to school, all students, drivers, and any other passengers on school buses will be required to wear a mask, as passengers may be close to each other for an extended time without the ability to physically distance from each other.  This new rule is a...

UPDATED: Welcoming our students back: restoring safe schools.

August 17, 2020
Read our updated (now including information about mandatory masks) document here:
SJASD Welcoming Our Students Back Aug 20.pdf​


CSHC celebrating the class of 2020 with ‘Ain't No Mountain High Enough’

June 17, 2020
The Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate (CSHC) Jazz Band has come together and made a virtual video of an arrangement of 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'. The idea was the brainchild of CSHC Principal Ron Pelletier – as a way to celebrate the class of 2020. Each student recorded their individual parts on their...

SJASD Virtual choir project reaches out with ‘You Will Be Found’

June 11, 2020
Recently, the Sturgeon Heights Concert Choir and the St. James Assiniboia Senior Divisional Choir have been brought together under the direction of Avonlea Armstrong-Green, choral teacher at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate to complete a virtual choir project. “I was looking for a way for the students to keep singing during this time...

Grab your running shoes for the SJASD's Lakewood's Virtual Community Run

June 09, 2020
Each year Lakewood Elementary School hosts a community run along with Crestview School and Buchanan School.
This year Lakewood is extending an invitation to all students and families in the St James-Assiniboia School Division to join in a virtual community run. The traditional Lakewood Elementary School run is a 2.5...

2020 SJAEYAA Virtual Speed Stacking Tournament Winners

June 05, 2020
The Annual St. James Assiniboia Early Years Virtual Speed Stacking tournament results are in! Students were stacking all day at feverish paces on Friday, June 5 for the final submission.  Here are the first, second and third place finishers of all six categories of competition.

Boys 3-6-3 1 st place –...

George Waters Middle School’s Drayson D wins the MPower Challenge

June 04, 2020
We are happy to announce that George Waters Middle School's Drayson D was selected as a winner in the MPower Challenge during National Accessibility Week! Drayson submitted the idea of creating sledge hockey equipment that was less bulky and hard to use for street hockey and indoor hockey. "There was great...

Join The Manitoba Virtual Career Fair – June 3

June 02, 2020
The Manitoba Virtual Career Fair - EPIC Week Manitoba launches on June 3, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students from grades 9-12 students, adult learners, parents and caregivers, job seekers and teachers are all welcome to join. There are many exhibitors and speaker sessions arranged by Manitoba Education Career...

Re-opening school facilities for limited use

May 26, 2020
On May 21, 2020 the draft plan for Phase Two of Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery was released. This draft plan includes re-opening school facilities for limited use, where physical distancing and Public Health orders can be followed.

What does this mean?


Congratulations to the St. James-Assiniboia School Division Graduating Class of 2020!

May 20, 2020
John Taylor Collegiate

St. James Collegiate
Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

Westwood Collegiate

Jameswood Alternative School

Staying ~ Well in SJASD!

May 14, 2020
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is pleased to offer a confidential support line for Staying-Well to assist our school communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of in-school classroom learning.  This support line is available to parents, caregivers, staff and of course, our students. Please note, this is not...

SJASD play structures are now open!

May 08, 2020
In Phase 1 of Manitoba's COVID-19 recovery plan, city play structures have been re-opened for public use. The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) will now also be allowing access to our play structures on School Division property.  We ask that before accessing the play structures, that you review with your children the...

Don’t miss the Westwood Food ‘Drive By’ for Winnipeg Harvest

April 21, 2020
On April 22-23 a truck, displaying the Winnipeg Harvest logo, will be driving slowly around the Westwood neighbourhood to pick up donations for Winnipeg Harvest. If you miss the truck, or you're not on the pickup route, the truck will also be in the Westwood Collegiate school parking lot on Thursday,...

Response Planning for Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) Learning During COVID-19 Suspension of Classes

April 21, 2020

​​Learning Continues ​The health and well-being of Manitobans is the top priority. At the advice of the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, the Minister of Education suspended classroom learning indefinitely for this school year, but remote learning continues. Classes will resume based on public health recommendations. School divisions may...

Plans for returning full-time at-school in September

April 14, 2020
In September,  students of St. James-Assiniboia School Division will be returning to a full-time at-school schedule. It is currently our intention to continue our safety protocols regarding a continued increased cleaning schedule, hand hygiene and mask wearing practice for all students and staff.  SJASD will be consulting with Public Health in...

Caring for Your Mental Health during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 13, 2020
Caring for your mental health is important in these unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic brings a high level of stress and anxiety as it rapidly changes the way we work, socialize and live. 
Access to a new digital therapy is now available to all Manitobans experiencing low to mid symptoms of...

My Learning at Home web portal now available

April 09, 2020
The province of Manitoba has provided a supplemental online learning resource for Manitoba families whose children are learning at home during the suspension of in-school classes because of COVID-19.
The My Learning at Home portal provides resources designed to assist families in supporting the work of teachers as they continue to...

Message from the Board of Trustees regarding COVID-19 and in-school class suspension

March 31, 2020
​Dear Families and Staff,
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) Board of Trustees would like to take this time to recognize all the hard work our students, parents and staff have put in to make the transition to remote learning possible. We are grateful for the professional agility demonstrated by our...

School play- structures off-limits until further notice

March 24, 2020
To assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19, all Manitoba School Division play-structures on school property are off-limits until further notice. As these structures are high touch areas, avoiding them will assist in positive self-isolation practices. We encourage parents and children to use the large open spaces, such as fields and...

Communication with SJASD Schools during suspension of in-school classes

March 23, 2020
To assist with the continuation of learning during the suspension of in-school classes, we wish to remind parents that communication with Principals and Teachers is still available:
Please first use the communication method that has already been put in place by teachers and/or school Principals.
Each St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD)...

Great weather and good times at 2nd Annual SJASD High School Ice Fishing Derby

March 18, 2020
​ The 2nd Annual St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) High School Ice Fishing Derby took place on March 12, 2020, with students participating from all high schools in the SJASD. The students experienced great weather, great prizes and great learning opportunities around the use of fishing equipment and species identification. This...

Online Education Programs

March 17, 2020
We are offering more than 50 Online Certificate programs in conjunction with our online provider UGotClass,  with many courses beginning April 6.  These courses include Business, Business Communication, Human Resources, Leadership, LEED Green Workplace, Management, New Media Marketing, Personal Development, Social Media for Business, Technology Skills, Training and Education, and Training...

Manitoba COVID-19 BULLETIN #37

March 17, 2020
Public health officials advise seven additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 103 at this time. The data also shows:
•    three individuals are currently hospitalized including two in intensive care,

Self-isolate if you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days

March 15, 2020
In consultation with the province, please be advised that any students or staff travelling outside of Canada in the past 14 days are asked to self-isolate.

As of Sunday, March 15, our schools have been contacting staff and families that had indicated travel plans, to inform them of the expectation...

Manitoba schools close for three weeks starting March 23

March 13, 2020
Dear families,
As announced on March 13, 2020 by the Province of Manitoba, all schools in Manitoba will close as of Monday, March 23 for three weeks (one week before Spring Break and one week after Spring Break). A week has been provided to allow for families and schools to prepare...

COVID-19 Information for Parents

March 13, 2020
Dear families,

As with any seasonal flu and respiratory infections, there are precautions that we can all take to stay safe and healthy. We are closely monitoring the situation and are following recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada​, Manitoba Health and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. It is wise...

Get Off Your Butt and Ski 2020 raises money for schools

March 06, 2020
​ Five teams took off March 1, 2020, for an hour of thrills and spills around the skiing track at Windsor Park Nordic Centre. Representatives from Brooklands and Lakewood took part on behalf of the St. James Assiniboia School Division (SJASD). The proceeds from this fundraiser help fund the ski at...

SJASD X-Cross Country Ski race promotes active and healthy lifestyles

February 26, 2020

The St. James-Assiniboia School Division Board Office welcomed the spirit of competition to its backyard as the first X- Cross Country Ski race took place on Wednesday, February 26. Bannatyne, Phoenix, Heritage, Robert Browning, Crestview, Sansome, Athlone, Strathmillan, Buchanan, and Stevenson all brought their A-game to the competition. With a...

2020-2021 SJASD Draft Budget

February 26, 2020
The 2020-2021 SJASD Draft Budget reports on the status of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division's finances, with a focus toward continually improving our students' education while maintaining the lowest possible costs to the taxpayer. SJASD Draft Budget 2020 - 2021
Public Draft Budget Consultation 2020/2021 Presentation ​​


30th Annual 'Yes I Can!' Awards ceremony honours SJASD student, parents and staff

February 24, 2020
Hundreds gathered at the Victoria Inn Convention Centre on Thursday, February 20, to celebrate the 30th Annual 'Yes I Can!' Awards ceremony, recognizing the tremendous accomplishments of children and youth with disabilities. 'The Yes I Can!' Awards are hosted by the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children to highlight the outstanding achievements of...

Pilot swim program welcomes newcomers to our community

February 21, 2020
Newcomers to Canada face many barriers when they work to navigate and establish themselves in their new country. A key value of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is respect for each other, our diversity, and our community. Both in response to feedback from the community and the existing mandates of...

Registration online for a school outside of your catchment area

February 13, 2020
Registration will be accepted on February 14, 2020. Parents and guardians wishing to register their child at a school outside of their catchment/Division must submit their request online. Registration will be accepted on February 14, 2020.

All requests will be date and time stamped to ensure that there is a...

SJASD undertakes The Great Kindness Challenge

February 07, 2020
Last week (January 27 – 31, 2020), the St. James-Assiniboia School Division tackled The Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) at several schools in the Division, joining over 14 million students and over 15 thousand schools in creating a culture of compassion, acceptance, unity and respect. The proactive bullying prevention initiative improves school...

SJASD Adaptive Swim Program teaches lifelong skills

February 03, 2020
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is proud to offer 60 students from the Division the opportunity to participate in the SJASD Adaptive Swim Program. The program allows students living with additional needs access a weekly swimming lessons program with a specialized swim instructor, Jodi Hutchison.
"The adaptive swim program...

Supporting our teachers with the new Instructional Support Team Newsletter

January 24, 2020
Building upon our Division's commitment to the growth and professional development of our employees, we are pleased to announce the launch of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division's (SJASD) Instructional Support Team Newsletter . Upon reviewing the newsletter, and having the opportunity to see and hear the work demonstrated at the...

Advanced Placement Program to be offered at all SJASD senior schools

January 17, 2020
Striving to meet the educational needs of the community we serve, the St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) will be offering the Advanced Placement (AP) Program at all of its senior year's schools effective September 2023. In our commitment to providing educational enrichment opportunities, the flexibility of the AP program's structure and...

The Honourable Neil Krebs Award for 2019

January 09, 2020
The Neil Krebs award is presented annually to a member of the Middle Years Tier 1 Championship team. The award recipient rotates 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...

It's time to register for the 2020-2021 school year!

January 08, 2020
All Schools in St. James-Assiniboia School Division will hold Information Evenings either in January or February 2020. Kindergarten The following Kindergarten Information Evenings will begin at 7:00 p.m. Registrations will be accepted by schools beginning on January 29, 2020, starting at 8:00 a.m. Start times will be provided at the Information...

Frozen JR.

January 07, 2020
​​ Presented by SJASD Divisional Musical Theatre from January 25 to February 1 at Westwood Collegiate.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and...

Report to the Community 2019

December 18, 2019
Our 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 2019 report for a snapshot of the ongoing work happening in our Division and to learn...

Snowstorms, Bus Cancellations and Cold Weather

December 11, 2019
Wit​h the cold winter season upon us, the Division is prepared to address weather-related emergencies or extreme circumstances to keep students safe in the cold 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 whole or...

Volleyball Results in SJASD (2019)

December 09, 2019
All SJASD Volleyball teams, both at the Middle and Senior Years levels, did a great job this year. Notably, an impressive 2019 Volleyball season this year for Westwood and Sturgeon Heights. Continue reading for the league and provincial results!
Sturgeon Heights and Westwood Warriors Junior Varsity Girls (AAAA JV – Girls)...

Have a fun night out with the musical productions of Legally Blonde and Little Shop of Horrors

December 05, 2019
We invite all members of the community to come and enjoy our talented students perform in musical productions of  Legally Blonde  and  Little Shop of Horrors . See below for dates, times, and how to get your tickets:
​ Westwood Collegiate Musical Theatre brings you  Little Shop of Horrors  from December...

Join Bruce Middle School for Community Paint Night

November 26, 2019
​On November 28, Bruce Middle School will be hosting a Community Paint Night fundraiser from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 and all students, care givers and community members are welcome.

Mental Health and Substance Use – Resource Fair and Panel Discussion

November 19, 2019
​On December 3, the Winnipeg School Division will be hosting a free parent/community session on ​​​Mental Health and Substance Use - Resource Fair and Panel Discussion​ starting at 6:00 p.m. The event will feature many resources and supports. Panel presenters will discuss mental health, addiction, and how your child's school can provide...

MHSAA's Athlete of the Week

November 08, 2019
​ For the week of October 30, Husky running back Cameron G. was named MHSAA's Urban Athlete of the Week. Congratulations to Cameron, who set a new single season rushing record for the Huskies with 1423 yards in seven games! For the full story, click here.

Divisional Choirs Fall Concert

October 21, 2019
​On November 7, our three Divisional choirs will be performing at Westwood Community Church at 7:00 p.m. The annual Fall Concert is a celebration of music and talent across all grade levels in SJASD. Arrive early to be sure to get a good seat. 

Linwood School selected for Adopt A School Program

October 15, 2019
​ 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
​ For the week of October 2, Grade 10 student Emily B. from Collège
​Sturgeon 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
​ The National Universities Fair 2019 is coming to a school in SJASD. On Thursday, November 7, the fair is being held at Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Click here to see the full poster.  ​

Bruce turns 50!

October 01, 2019
​  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
​PL4K 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
​ 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
​ 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
​An 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
​​​To 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
​ 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
​ 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, Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
and St. James Collegiate. To receive a...

1st Treaty Day at Lakewood

June 20, 2019
​ 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
​ On May 10, Voyageur School celebrated the contributions of their school volunteers with the student-led theme — sea turtles. Under the direction of Mrs. Swart, students prepared musical entertainment for all guests. Students performed Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s arrangement of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “How Far I’ll Go” from the Moana soundtrack,...

Manitoba Education Review

June 12, 2019
​  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
​ 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
​ 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
​ 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
​ 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
​ 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
​ 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
​ 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
​ 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
​ 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
​Congratulations 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
​ 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. “It 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
​ 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
​ 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
​ The Student Voice team at École 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
​ Félicitations to all Concours d’Art Oratoire participants in SJASD. On March 5 and 6, SJASD held its annual Concours d’Art Oratoire event at Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate (CSHC). Concours d’Art 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
​ 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
​ 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
​ 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
​Our 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
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
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
​ 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
​ 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
​ 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’s emphasis is on coaching at the junior level. We are very...

25 Years at George Waters

November 29, 2018
​ 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
​Great 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
​ 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’s Indigenous Youth...

2nd Athlete of the Week in SJASD

November 01, 2018
​ 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 6’1” 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
Three annual craft sales are just around the corner in SJASD.  We invite all members of the community to check out these upcoming events, all of which showcase a large variety of vendors and great gift ideas.
Below are the details for the Westwood Collegiate Grad Craft Sale, the Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Christmas Craft Sale, and the...

Talking to Kids about Cannabis

October 31, 2018
​ 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.
​Please click here for the Fall Concert Poster. 

Children's Choir on the Air

October 22, 2018
​ 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 Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate student Hillary Clark was named Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association’s 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
​ 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
​ 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
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
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
​A 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
​ 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...

​School 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
​Congratulations 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
​ 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
​ 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 Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate team. Each team had a staff advisor from...

Continuing Education Online Courses

June 12, 2018
​ *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’Université 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
​ 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
​ 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
​St. 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
​ 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
​On 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 Collège 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
​ On April 6, a special gathering took place in the choir room at Collège 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
​ 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
​The 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
​ 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
​ 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’art oratoire event was held on March 6 and 7 at Collège 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
​ 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
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
​At 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
Collège 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– March 15 (excluding March 14) 9 a.m. – 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
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, École  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
​Please 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
​CONTACT 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
​ 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
​ ​Please 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
​ 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
​ 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
​ 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’ 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
​ 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 Collège 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 “In the Heights,” into the National Class.
       “This was our first time entering a National Class and I had no idea what to expect,”...

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
​ 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
​Scholar 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
​ 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’s 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
​ 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
​Grade 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 7–12 which demonstrates high achievement in either research, design process, and/or scientific method and have met the Science Fair Committee’s 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 Collège 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
​ 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
​Divisional Musical Theatre 2017 Based on one of Roald Dahl’s 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
​ 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
​ 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.