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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 2017 St. James-Assiniboia Basketball Referee Clinic is taking place on December 1 at George Waters 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....

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
​ We are currently reorganizing the way we assign volleyball referees in our Middle Years schools and as such, are looking for Middle School Volleyball Referees. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please consider attending our free SJASD Volleyball Referee Clinic on September 22. Click here ...

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.