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2024 2025 School Day Calendar

June 13, 2024
‚Äč Pl‚Äč‚Äčease see attached ‚Äčschool day calendar for 24/25 school year. Click Here‚Äč

Huskies Information Evening

March 08, 2023
Join us on March 15th, 2023 for a information evening for new students at 6 pm at Sturgeon Heights High School.

Marking Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

February 07, 2023
‚Äč From February 6 to 10, SJASD recognizes the contributions that educators, administrative and education assistants, educational clinicians and associates, nurses, bus drivers, custodians and all other school support staff make to students and school communities. In addition to being proclaimed  an official week by the Province of Manitoba, many...

SJASD Teacher Wins Governor General’s History Award

November 30, 2022
A Westwood Collegiate teacher has just received the prestigious Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Kelly Hiebert was recognized for his ongoing work in Holocaust education, including the creation of a student-led documentary on the subject entitled Truth Against Distortion: Survivor's Speech Out Against Hate. The history teacher attended...

Safe Arrival

November 01, 2022
‚Äč If your student is going to be away please make sure to let us know by going to one of thefollowing: SafeArrival website,
Call the toll-free number 1-844-434-8116 to report an absence.
SchoolMessenger App (Apple or Google Play store or ‚Äčgo to

Terry Fox Fundraiser

November 01, 2022
‚Äč ‚ÄčGWMS is proud to say we raised $1604.70 for The Terry Fox Foundation.  Thank you to all staff and students who participated.  @georgewatersms

Peaceful Village

October 04, 2022
‚ÄčIf you are interested in joining Peaceful Village please the application below.  CLICK HERE‚Äč


September 20, 2022
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč ‚Äč‚ÄčPlea‚Äč‚Äčse see attached the school day calendar for the 2023/24 school year.


School Trustee Candidate Information

September 12, 2022
‚Äč 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...

School Clothing Available!

September 07, 2022
‚ÄčSchool clothing is now available until October 3.  The logo has been changed up for this year, as well as the brand of clothing, so please take a look at the link if you are interested in ordering. Let me know if you have any questions! CLICK HERE

Welcome Back to School 2022-23

September 01, 2022
‚Äč‚Äč We are pleased to welcome students and staff back to full-time, in person learning this fall. For those who are joining us as new students, parents, and staff, we extend a very a special welcome to the St. James-Assiniboia school community! We look forward to supporting our students to engage...

Bourkevale End of School Dance

June 07, 2022
Please see attached information for the Boukevale End of School Dance


Summer Program

May 25, 2022
I am delighted to share our  summer 2022 registration form with your school. Family Dynamics is an accredited not-for-profit  community -based agency, dedicated to strengthening  families and building healthy , supportive communities. One of the ways through which we accomplish this goal is by providing  after school, summer and spring break programs...

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...

Rookie Rugby 2022 at Deer Lodge Community Club

April 08, 2022
‚Äč ‚ÄčIf you are Interested in Playing Rugby please v‚Äč‚Äč‚Äčiew flyer. 2022 - ROOKIE RUGBY Flyer.pdf

Peace in Ukraine Chess Tournament

March 25, 2022
Pat Graham, Principal of √Čcole Secondaire Sisler High School has invited all SJASD students from grade 7 ‚Äď 12 to participate in Peace in Ukraine Chess Tournament (in collaboration with Manitoba Chess Association) that will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at √Čcole Secondaire Sisler High School. Students...

Bord-Aire Outdoor Soccer Registration

March 17, 2022
Click below to register for outdoor soccer at Bord-Aire Community Center.
There are just 12 days remaining for our 2022 outdoor soccer registration for 9-18 year olds Bord-Aire CC Soccer registration will remain open until March 28th. After this date only teams with open spots will be able to register.‚Äč


Parent Teacher Conference

March 16, 2022
‚ÄčPlease book a conference with your students teacher, bookings open March 30th at 6 am. Booking close April 12th at 12 pm.
On the day of your conference and time booked, sign on to your students account and join the meeting. If there are any questions, please email the teacher directly.

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...

George Waters Open House

January 31, 2022
Please see attached information on the George Waters Open House


Weekly Average Percentage of Absenteeism Related to Covid

January 28, 2022

With the increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant of concern, Public Health staff are anticipating high case numbers of COVID-19 in the short term. In addition to the information on the  COVID-19 Dashboard: School-Aged Cases and School Staff Cases in Manitoba , attendance data for our school has been...

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...

‚ÄčMessage 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...

Remembrance Day video 2021

November 10, 2021
Please see the link below for the November 11th 2021 Remembrance Day Video.
Click here‚Äč

George Waters Livestream YouTube Site

October 27, 2021
‚Äč You can now livestream events that are happening at George Waters. Please see the link below.


Public health measures in schools

September 28, 2021
‚ÄčTo: 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...

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...

Registration Info for George Waters Middle School 2021-22 School year (Grade 5)

January 18, 2021
‚ÄčPlease see the attached information for registering your child for the 2021-2022 school year.
2021-2022 School Registration‚Äč


Revised 6 Day Schedule 2020/21 **UPDATED DEC 10, 2020**

November 13, 2020

Please see below the new REVISED 6 day school schedule for the remaining of the 2020/2021 school year‚Äč School Day Calendar 2020-21 - REVISED 12-10-20 - VERSION 4 (1).pdf‚Äč


School Supplies 2020/2021 School year (George Waters)

September 28, 2020

Please click below to access the 2020/2021 school supply list. Teachers are asking that not all supplies be brought to school all at once. Make sure your student has something to write with, paper and anything else your teacher has asked them to carry in their backpack. Students are asked...

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:
‚Ė† Students with symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend school or be passengers on buses (see ‚Ė† Face-masks are required on school buses for K-12 students and any other passengers...

Masks required on all school buses

September 02, 2020
‚Äč 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...

School Clothing is Available for the Fall 2020 school year at George Waters

September 02, 2020
To purchase George Waters Clothing, please click on the link below. Please note this sale is between September 8th -October 9th ,2020.
Click here‚Äč

Supply list 2020 (George Waters)

August 24, 2020
‚Äč ***UPDATED AUG 24TH 2020
Please do not bring all of the supplies the first day. Only bring what your child will be using as there is no borrowing or sharing supplies this year. 
new supply list 2020-2021.pdf‚Äč


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‚Äč


Supply List for 2020/2021 School Year

June 10, 2020
‚ÄčPlease Click below to view the school supply list for the 2020/2021 school year.  
read more ‚Äč

My Learning at Home web portal now available

June 04, 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...

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?


Registrations for the 2020/2021 school year ( in catchment area )

April 13, 2020

                                   **THIS INFORMATION IS FOR THE IN  CATCHMENT AREA ONLY. ** ‚Äč 


Mr Henderson and Mr Glowa's Youtube channel

April 10, 2020
‚Äč Mr. Henderson has created a Youtube Channel entitled "Mr. Henderson Explains Things". He will be posting videos to help students with their grade 6 social studies assignments and their French studies. 
Additionally, Mr. Glowa will be posting daily workout videos for all students to follow along with to keep...

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

March 31, 2020
‚ÄčDear 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...

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)...

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...

Message from the St. James Assiniboia School Division March 15, 2020

March 15, 2020

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‚Äč, Manitoba Health and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. It is wise...

First Annual Ski Gala at George Waters

March 03, 2020

The first annual Ski Gala took place at Assiniboine Park on March 2nd.  26 students from George Waters enjoyed a beautiful day skiing in the park.

Grade 8 Band Jazz Festival

February 28, 2020
‚Äč The Grade 8 Jazz Band participated in the Classic 107 Jazz Festival at the Franco Manitoba Cultural Center on Feb 27th. Great job grade 8's!

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

February 27, 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 27, 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...

SJASD undertakes The Great Kindness Challenge

February 27, 2020
Last week (January 27 ‚Äď 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...

2020-2021 SJASD Draft Budget

February 26, 2020
‚Äč 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 ‚Äč
Public Draft Budget Consultation 2020/2021 Presentation ‚Äč‚Äč


Making Butter From Scratch In Social Studies

February 25, 2020
‚Äč‚Äč Today in Social Studies, Mr Henderson's class had the opportunity to experience a portion of life on a homestead in Manitoba! Students were given some whipping cream and a pinch of salt. After combining the ingredients in a mason jar, students needed to shake the jars for about 20 minutes. This...

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 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...

Frozen JR.

January 07, 2020
‚Äč‚Äč 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‚Äčh 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...

Peaceful Village

November 29, 2019
‚Äč‚ÄčThe Peaceful Village will start on Wednesday, September 11 at 4:00 in the library and will run every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  All students are welcome. Click here  to read more.  ‚Äč

Halloween at George Waters!

November 01, 2019
‚ÄčWe had a great time at George Waters celebrating Halloween on October 31st! The staff and students participated in the festivities. We had a Halloween dance in the afternoon, it was a huge success!          

Pokémon Club

October 28, 2019
‚ÄčPokemon Club welcomes all students on Tuesdays and Thursdays during 1 st break in room 2. Students are excited to bring their card collections to share with their fellow Pokemon lovers. Sometimes the students battle or trade their cards. It's been wonderful to see many new friendships form from this common...

Divisional Choirs Fall Concert

October 21, 2019
‚ÄčOn 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. 


Boys and Girls Club at George Waters

September 23, 2019
Boys and Girls Club has started at George Waters again this year! This is an after school program for grade 6,7 and 8. This club runs from 3:25pm to 5:30pm Mondays and Thursdays. Come after school and check it out!  SEPTEMBER September 23- Soccer and Ultimate Frisby September 26-Cooking with Lexi...

Terry Fox Community Walk Friday September 20th, 2019

September 16, 2019
‚ÄčGeorge Waters will be participating in a Terry Fox Community Walk Friday September 20th in the afternoon. Our goal this year is to raise $1000.00. This will be through pledges and any fundraising efforts going on next week. Please note that pledges need to be handed in by Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Time to book a triad conference with your child's homeroom teacher

August 29, 2019
Please click here to book your triad conference September 4th or 5th. A reminder school starts Friday September 5th.

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...

Balanced School Day For The 2020/2021 School Year

June 25, 2019

Please see below the Balanced School Day Schedule for the 2020/2021 School year at George Waters Middle School.
balanced day shedule.pdf‚Äč


School Supplies for the 2019/2020 School Year

June 17, 2019
‚ÄčPlease click here for the 2019/2020 school supply list

Free Summer Swim Schedule

June 13, 2019
‚ÄčPlease click below to see the Free Swim Summer Schedule

Last Week of School

June 10, 2019
New grade 6 students will have a transition day on June 24th at 1:30 pm. Grade 7 and 8 students will participate in Water Olympics during that time. ‚ÄčPlease be advised that the last school day for the year is June 27th, 2019.  We will have a Year End Celebration starting at...

K-12 Education Review

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

The Little Library is in need of some books

May 28, 2019
‚ÄčOur Little Free Library is available for anyone in the community that would like to read a book or drop off a book for someone else to read. This is located outside of George Waters Middle School at 190 Ferry Road. We are in need of some donations. If you are doing some...

Photo-A-Day Challenge

May 23, 2019
‚Äč Throughout the month of May, SJASD staff shared photos on Instagram to highlight a specific word/theme related to education. Each day, the photo map was updated with one selection from each day. The challenge took place under the hashtag #sjasdphotoaday
Click here to view the photo calendar. 
Thank you to all staff...

Celebration of the Arts Evening

May 17, 2019
A fantastic show was put on by our GW Sharks last week! We are so proud of our growing arts program. Thank you to all our staff for all your hard work and helping make this great evening happen. We had our very first film debut along with performances from the...

5th Annual High 5 Community Run

April 25, 2019
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...

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. 

Reminder for parents to please use Safe Arrival for attendance

April 18, 2019
‚Äč Get the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at ). Tap Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.

Ms Waters Language Club

April 10, 2019
‚ÄčAre you interested in learning a language that has been around for thousands of years?  Ms Waters is offering this club every Wednesday starting April 17th over the lunch hour. Students will be learning alongside Ms Waters the languages of Anishinaabe (Ojibway) and Cree, no previous knowledge or experience is needed.

Spring Cleaning

April 04, 2019
‚ÄčKicking off April with one of many community clean ups at GWMS!

D.I Team (The D.I Babes)

March 22, 2019
‚Äč   This year's D.I. Team (the D.I. Babes) participated in the 2019 Manitoba Destination Imagination Provincial Tournament by completing the scientific challenge "Medical Mystery". The team needed to create a performance that included many different elements designed to showcase the group's creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills. They created...

Spring/Summer Leisure Guide

March 21, 2019
‚Äčplease click here for the latest Spring/Summer Leisure Guide.

March CARE Assembly

March 21, 2019
‚ÄčCongratulations to this months CARE assembly winners! Featured in the picture below are Fatima, Allie and Tiffany who won the Outstanding Achievement award for their grade.

Divisional Science Fair

March 15, 2019
‚ÄčThe 53 rd Divisional Science Fair is taking place on April 3 at George Waters Middle School/St James Collegiate. Projects. 
All projects must be dismantled by 830 pm. Remaining projects will be disposed of after this time.
For the Science Fair schedule click here
For additional information about the Science...

Five Guys and Parent Council

March 12, 2019
‚ÄčCome support George Waters Middle School on March 28th from 11-10pm. Five Guys will donate 20% of your purchases to Parent Council, just tell your cashier you support George Waters!

Outdoor Activities at lunch time

March 08, 2019
‚ÄčDuring Lunch next week there will be a cross country ski club out by the track in the back of the high school Monday and Wednesday. The following week we will hold a snowshoeing Club Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Come out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather!  

Concours d'Art Oratoire 2019

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

George Waters Parent Teacher Conferences

February 14, 2019
‚ÄčTo book your time with a teacher please go to the Parents and Community Tab and click on Conference manager 

Report to the Community 2018

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

George Waters Pride posters

January 14, 2019
‚ÄčGeorge Waters Sharks are extremely proud to be a part of an inclusive school. The students made posters in their computer literacy class and placed them through out the school.

GWMS students hard at work cooking!

January 14, 2019
‚ÄčGWMS hard at work cooking in Ms Ngegba's Practical Arts room! Term 2 has began and the students are off to a great start. Ask them what they have been cooking!

Tier 1 boys Win the St Maurice Tournament!

January 14, 2019
‚ÄčCongratulations to the Tier 1 boys basketball team for winning the St Maurice Tournament this past weekend! Thank you to Mr Kavadas, Mr Glowa and Mr Hernandez for leading the team to victory.

Ancient Rome

December 18, 2018
‚Äč SPQR - An Exhibition of Ancient Rome   Yesterday evening, GWMS hosted a Rome exhibit! Congratulations to 815-816 and thank you Mr Schmidt. It was a huge success with a lot of hard work that was put in by many students. The Exhibit was extended until Friday morning to accommodate all...

Notes From the Office

December 14, 2018

To read Notes from the Office click here

Community Bulletin Board

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

Winter Skating Program 2019

December 11, 2018
‚Äč Check out all the locations around the city that offer skating through the Winter break. Click here to view the winter 2019 skating program through the Leisure Guide  Winter Skating Program

Holiday Break

December 10, 2018
‚Äč Holiday Break runs from December 24th-January 4th, 2019. School reopens January 7th , 2019. Enjoy the break.

Parent Council Fundraiser Pick Up

December 10, 2018
On Wednesday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. all poinsettas and Bothwell cheese orders will be ready for pick up.
Please come before 4:00 p.m. Thank you for supporting George Waters!

25 Years at George Waters

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

Basketball Referee Clinic

November 08, 2018
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. 

Talking to Kids about Cannabis

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

Divisional Choir's Fall Concert

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

GWMS Sharks Clothing Orders

October 17, 2018
‚Äč GWMS Sharks Clothing will be available to order until Friday, November 2nd.  Sample sizes will be set up outside the school office at lunch the week of October 22nd - 26th.  Clothing is being ordered through Carberry International.  All payments can be made online by Visa, Mastercard or Paypal directly...

Parent/Teacher Conference

October 10, 2018
‚ÄčParent/Teacher Conference will be held at George Waters School from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM on Novmber 20th, 2018

Parent Symposium Cancelled

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

Peaceful Village is now open!

September 21, 2018
‚ÄčPeaceful Village is now open Wednesday and Thursdays from 4-7pm!

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...

Safe Arrival

August 29, 2018
‚Äč SchoolMessenger app (free) Provide your email address to the school. Get the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at ). Tap Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.


School Cash Online

August 21, 2018
‚Äč This school year George Waters Middle School will be using School Cash Online to collect payments for student fess, field trips, school clothing, etc.  School Cash Online is an online parent portal that offers a safe, fast, and convenient way to pay for school activity fees.  The portal is customized...

Triad Conferences

August 21, 2018
‚Äč Opening Year Team/Triad Conferences On September 5 th & 6 th , 2018 students are expected to attend opening year team/triad conferences with their guardian/parent(s) . This is a great way to meet staff and learn more about our school. At the interviews guardian/parents, students and teachers will have an...

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:...

‚ÄčSchool Day Calendar 2018-19

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

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


Spring Divisional Newsletter

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

SJASD Basketball Highlights

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

Middle Years Parent Survey

March 19, 2018
‚Äč Schools in St. James-Assiniboia have always taken great pride in providing a high quality of education for all children. In asking you to spend 10-15 minutes to complete this short survey, you can help us to maintain areas of strength and identify areas that need continuing growth or improvement.


2018-2019 Budget Summary

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

Bus Service is Cancelled

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

2018-19 Budget Presentation and Survey

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

C.A.R.E. Assembly

December 15, 2017
‚Äč Celebrating And Recognizing Excellence Assembly Join us Tuesday, December 19th @ 8:30 AM to participate in our celebration of excellence. George Waters Middle School Gym

Spirit Week Dec 18 - 22

December 15, 2017

‚ÄčGeorge Waters Middle School Spirit Week will be held Dec 18 - 22.  All students are encouraged to participate.
Monday, December 18 -  Carzy Sweater Day Tuesday, December 19th -  Meme Day or Hat Day (Donate a non-perishable food item or $1 to Winnipeg Harvest and wear your hat all day)...

Remembrance Day Assembly

October 25, 2017
‚Äč The George Waters Middle School/St. James Collegiate Remembrance Day Assembly is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, November 9th at 10:00 am in the St. James gym.  The community is welcome to attend.

Parent Teacher Conferences

October 25, 2017
‚ÄčParent teacher conferences will be taking place on Thursday, Novmeber 16th.

Spirit Week October 30th - November 3rd

October 25, 2017
‚ÄčSharks Spirit Week will be taking place from Monday, October 30th - Friday, November 3rd.  Leadership students have planned an exciting week that includes a Halloween dance on Tuesday, October 31st.  The themes for the day are as follows: Monday - Pajama Day, Tuesday - Costume Day, Wednesday - Twin Day, Thursday - Celebrity Day,...

Grade 6 Atomic Volleyball

October 25, 2017
‚ÄčGrade 6 Atomic Volleyball tournament Friday, October 27th.  The boys tournament is at George Waters Middle School and the girls tournament is at Hedges Middle School.  Both tournaments run from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Picture Retakes

October 25, 2017
‚ÄčPicture retakes take place on Friday, Novemebr 3rd during the morning in the library.

Annual School Meetings 2017-18

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

Opening Day Letter

June 27, 2017
‚ÄčPlease take a look at our opening day letter for any information you may need about the start of school.   2017-2018 June Parent Letter.pdf

Safe Schools Forum

April 25, 2017
Safe Schools Community Forum, "Wellness Today: Building Healthy Futures"
As part of our commitment to keep our schools safe, St. James-Assiniboia School Division hosts a Safe Schools Forum once every two years.

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

Science Fair Special Awards Report

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