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GSA Bake Sale

May 10, 2024
Our GSA will be having a bake sale on Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 15th at 11:45 in the front hallway. It will be CASH ONLY. All proceeds will be donated to the Rainbow Resource Centre. 

SJASD Wheel Challenge - May 21st to June 10th

May 09, 2024
Hey SJASD FAMILIES! The SJASD ‚ÄėWheel‚Äô Challenge is back! The SJASD ‚ÄúWheel Challenge‚ÄĚ will take place from May 21 to June 10, 2024. It is a chance to celebrate and encourage students to ‚Äúwheel‚ÄĚ on a regular basis.  So, roller-skate, roller-blade, bike, scooter, use your wheelchair or bike your...

Vaccine Clinic - Golden Gate - May 8th, 2024

May 01, 2024
Please see the document below for more information regarding the vaccine clinic taking place at Golden Gate in our gym Wednesday, May 8th, 2024. 
Golden Gate Immunization Clinic May 8th 2024.doc

Measles and Meningitis Vaccine Clinic - Access West - May 3rd, 2024

April 24, 2024
Dear Parents/ Guardians, Please see the attached memo from Public Health for an upcoming Measles & Meningitis Vaccine Clinic at Access West on May 3rd, 2024: Please check your child’s immunization records for the Measles vaccine. If your child has been immunized in another province or country and you...

Golden Gate New Student Presentation and Information

April 12, 2024
All new students had the opportunity to join us on April 17th to find out more about what to expect at Golden Gate next year.‚Äč If you were unable to attend, please see the below links to learn more about our school!

Art Presentation 
Wait Until 8th Cell Phone Information‚Äč...

Grade 8 Spring Photos - Tuesday, April 16, 2024

April 10, 2024
All Grade 8 students have their Spring Picture Day this coming Tuesday, April 16, 2024 in the morning. This session is for the Grade 8 class of 2024 class composite as well as their regular spring photos. Order forms for the class composite ONLY will be handed out Wednesday, April...

Solar Eclipse Advisory and Safety Measures

April 03, 2024
Hello Golden Gate families, A total solar eclipse is set to occur on Monday, April 8, 2024, between approximately noon and 3:00 pm Central Standard Time, spanning from Southern Ontario to Newfoundland and Labrador, with the rest of Canada experiencing a partial eclipse. Manitoba will experience an approximate 50...

Spring Spirit Week! March 18th-22nd

March 14, 2024
‚Äč Next week is our Spring Spirit Week! Here is the schedule:
‚ÄčMonday - St. Patty's Day Tuesday - Twin Day Wednesday - Dress Like Your Teacher Day Thursday - Culture Day Friday - Formal Day
Please encourage your kids to participate in the daily activities as we get excited for...

Graduation Powwow - May 30th, 2024

March 13, 2024
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Senior Years Information Evening

February 29, 2024
Students transitioning to high school, along with their parents/guardians, are encouraged to attend the Senior Years Information Evening at their perspective schools on March 12, 2024 from 6:00-7:00 pm. 

Scholastic Reading Club Information

January 15, 2024
The school is happy to offer the opportunity for students to purchase books through  the Scholastic Reading Club.  Having books at home is a great way to encourage students to read!   When you place an order through Scholastic using the school code,  the school  earns free rewards.  You...

Upcoming School Presentations

January 10, 2024

We are excited to have a few school presentations coming up in the next couple months here at Golden Gate. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - Live Different Presentation - 1:45 pm

More details about the presentations will be included in the upcoming weekly messages from our Admin. Stay tuned!

Outdoor Rink Skating Opportunity for Students

January 10, 2024
Our ODR (Outdoor Rink) Intramurals are starting up again for the season! Starting January 15th, students will be walking to Sturgeon Heights Community Club skating rink during the lunch hour. Any students wanting to participate will have to hand in a signed permission form to Mr. Curtis, which are available outside...

Winter Spirit Week: December 18-22, 2023

December 15, 2023
Our Winter Spirit Week will take place next week, December 18th to 22nd, 2023. Monday: Pyjama/Cozy Day
Tuesday: Plaid/Flannel Day Wednesday: Hat/Toque Day Thursday: Backwards Day Friday: Holiday Day

We can't wait to see our students all dressed up and having fun! Happy holidays everyone!

Golden Gate Livestream Link

November 16, 2023
  Please use the link below to access our Livestream Channel for Great Gator Ceremonies and more‚Äč!
‚ÄčGolden Gate Livestream‚Äč

Golden Gate's Winter Concert - December 14th, 2023

November 15, 2023
Our Winter Concert will take place on Thursday, December 14th, 2023 at 6:30 pm. All of our band and choir students will be taking part in the concert, and it is sure to be a wonderful evening of music making!

Livestream Link for Remembrance Day Ceremony 2023

November 10, 2023
  Please use the following link to join us at our Remembrance Day Ceremony at 10:45 am on Friday, October 10th, 2023.
Golden Gate Livestream


Pizza Lunch - May 24th, 2024

October 19, 2023
‚Äč O ur next Pizza Lunch of the year is fast approaching! It will be held on Friday, May 24th, 2024.
Students can begin pre-ordering on Tuesday, May 21st, with cut off for pre-ordering May 22nd at 4:00 pm . Please note that no refunds will be provided for missed pizza lunches....

Picture Retake Day

October 19, 2023
‚Äč Picture Retake day will take place on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 in the library. If your child missed our first picture day earlier this year, or you would like for their picture to be redone, please make note of this date!


October 19, 2023
‚Äč For Socktober, we are collecting brand-new, un-opened, adult or kid sized pairs of socks to donate to our unsheltered relatives living on the streets of Winnipeg. We are also accepting mittens as a part of this initiative to support our homeless. This small act of love can make a difference in the...


October 03, 2023
‚Äč InkTober is back!  InkTober is a division-wide art contest and all students, non-art students as well, are invited to participate.  The rules are simple:  Create an original drawing that is made with ink.  Ink includes markers, pens, and liquid ink. The first prize for the middle school level is a set...

Collection for Koats for Kids

October 03, 2023
‚Äč We are collecting new and gently used winter clothing, newborn to adult for Koats for Kids. This includes jackets, ski pants, hats, mitts, scarves and boots. The collection period will end October 18th. These items can be brought in by your child to your child‚Äôs homeroom or dropped off at...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 27, 2023
September 30th, 2023 is National Truth and Reconciliation Day. We will be observing the day on Friday, September 29th, 2023. Please encourage students to wear an orange shirt on Friday to support this important cause. 

Gator News - June 26, 2024

September 08, 2023
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To our families of Golden Gate ,     As we bring this 202 3-2024 school year to an end with our last day tomorrow, I would like to thank our families for the support of our teachers and staff this past year and we are appreciative of...

School Cash Online

September 07, 2023
‚Äč S chool Cash OnLine is open for the 2023-2024 school year.
School Cash Online is an easy to use and safe way to pay for your children’s school fees. Now, with a few clicks, you can pay for your child’s yearbook, class trips and so much more from your...

School Fees

June 14, 2023
‚Äč ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčIf you have not yet paid your school fees for the 2022-2‚Äč‚Äč023 school year, please do so before the end of June.  If you require alternate payment arrangements, please contact the school principal.  School fees are set up to receive payment through School Cash On-Line.  All School Fees are to be...

Spirit Week! March 20-24, 2023

March 16, 2023
  Our Student Leadership team has organized another fun-filled Spirit Week! It will be taking place next week, March 20-24, 2023. Thank you to the teachers and students who have put this together, it will be a fun way to lead up to Spring Break! The themes for each day will...

Festival du Voyageur Activities - February 24, 2023

February 21, 2023
‚Äč It's the end of February, which means.... it's Festival du Voyageur time! Our wonderful French teacher, Mr. Hutsal, has put together an afternoon of fun activities for our students, which will be taking place on Friday, February 24. The itinerary includes bingo and other themed games, outdoor activities with our gym teachers,...

Archie's Pizza Band Fundraiser

February 21, 2023
Our band students are running an Archie's Pizza fundraiser to raise money for the summer band camp scholarship fund. Thank you very much to our Golden Gate Band Parent Association for organizing this fundraiser. Order forms are due on March 8th and can be handed in to the band room. Pizzas will...

Great Gators Celebration - May 2, 2024

February 10, 2023
Our third Great Gators Celebration Ceremony of the year will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 9:15 am in the school gym. We will be recognizing our students' achievements in Academics, Citizenship, Sports and our Arts programs.
Parents of students who have been chosen to receive an award will receive an invitation from...

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...

Tier One and Two Girls and Boys Basketball Schedules

December 14, 2022
Please see below for our upcoming Basketball Schedules.
Games will begin at 4:15 and end at approximately 5:30. 
Please contact the office at 204-837-5808 if you have any questions!
TIER 1 BBALL 2022-23.docx
TIER 2 BBALL 2022-23 .docx

Connecting with the Community

December 14, 2022
Golden Gate is fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful neighbourhood. With Kiwanis Courts being just across the street from us, we strive to spread joy within our community.
This holiday season, we have taken the time to write holiday cards for each resident at Kiwanis Courts. It is a...

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...

Gator News June 23, 2023

November 22, 2022
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To our families of Golden Gate,   Happy Friday everyone! Hope this email finds you well. This was a very busy week, but a very exciting week as well with lots going on. And here we find ourselves already, going into the last few days!   Lockers   We...

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...

Gator News September 8th, 2022

September 09, 2022
‚Äč Dear families of Golden Gate, thank you for attending our Opening Day Conferences these last two days. It was wonderful to see our families face to face again, and see the smiling faces as we return to school. Tomorrow is our first day of school. Our students will spend time...

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...

National Indigenous Peoples Day Live Events in Winnipeg June 2022

June 16, 2022
‚ÄčListed below are various events happening in our city to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day!
Links can be opened in a new tab for more information.

Indigenous D‚Äč‚Äčay Live 2022 June 18 th In person at The Forks 6pm ‚Äď 11 pm
From home 10pm ‚Äď midnight

Toot Aasaamb...

SJASD Middle School Flag Football Tournament

June 13, 2022
‚ÄčWhen: Wednesday, June 22. 2022, 4:00-6:00 PM Where: John Taylor Collegiate
Who: Flag Football teams from Golden Gate, Hedges and Lincoln‚Äč
Players who have been to a minimum of two practices are welcome to ‚Äčparticipate!
A BBQ dinner will be provided!
‚ÄčIf you have any questions or require additional information, please contact...

Grade 8 Field Trip to Sturgeon Heights May 31, 2022

May 18, 2022
‚ÄčDear parents/ guardians, The Musical Theatre students at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate are presenting Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. and all our Grade 8's have been invited to attend. Please be advised that this musical is rated G. The performance will take place at Coll√©ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate during the afternoon...

2022 SJASD Wheel Challenge

May 18, 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 it the SJASD Wheel Challenge for 2022. During the coronavirus pandemic we have seen some positive trends. Winnipeg has seen an...

Gator News- June 16, 2022

May 11, 2022
To our families of Golden Gate,

Yesterday we enjoyed our last Great Gator Celebration! It was our first together as a school for quite some time and it was nice to enjoy for a change! We are excited for our grade 8's as they head to high school and we had...

Scholastic Book Fair

May 05, 2022

Save The Date!‚Äč
‚ÄčMark your calendars! The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school   Thursday, November 3rd.  Parents and students will have the opportunity to browse through the display of books in the Library during the Passport to Learning Evening from 4:30...

Golden Gate Cinch Bag

April 26, 2022
‚ÄčYour Golden Gate Cinch Bag store is now open.   To purchase your custom bag open browser and visit:; click on Golden Gate Middle School-April 2022 Cinch Bags; enter the password: GOLDEN and then shop away.  Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and E-Transfer are accepted forms of payment .  Cost of bag is...

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...

CANCELLED - COVID Vaccination Clinic for 5 - 11 year old's, April 12th, 2022, (2nd Dose)

March 08, 2022
    ‚Äč       Due to no bookings for the 2nd Dose, the Clinic for 5 - 11 year old's has been cancelled.  The COVID-19 is also available at doctor's offices, pharmacies, etc.  Visit the COVID-19 & Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Finder ( ‚Äč to search for locations that offer...

Golden Gate Middle School Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

February 25, 2022
‚ÄčOn ‚ÄčThursday March 3rd, 2022 from 4:30-7:30 PM Teachers will be meeting with Parents and Students via virtually through Microsoft Teams.
There has been an email sent out for you to book 1- 10 minute slot per student through Conference Manager.
Please note that Conference manager opened on Tuesday,  February 22nd, 2022 at 8:30am and...

Covid-19 Dashboard: School-Aged Cases at Golden Gate Middle School and Across Manitoba

January 31, 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...

High School Registration Information for Current Grade 8 Students

January 21, 2022

Registration forms will be available to in-catchment students on Friday, February 11, 2022.  Grade 8 students who currently attend a SJASD school will be provided their Grade 9 high school catchment school registration form from their current middle years school.  Those hoping to attend an out-of-catchment high school will need to submit their request using an...

Grade 6 Registration Information for the 2022-23 School Year

January 21, 2022
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Grade 6 Registration forms for in-catchment students begins on January 28th, 2022
Grade 6-8 In-Catchment  registrations and students new to SJASD:    Determine your catchment area school via  School Locator  and visit the school website to access the registration forms.  Grade 5 students  currently attending a SJASD elementary school will...

Grade 5 to 6 Information Evening - April 28th

January 21, 2022
‚Äč In-catchment students who are transitioning from Grade 5 to Grade 6 will have the opportunity to engage in a  virtual school information event on Thursday, April 28th at 6:00pm.  This will be by invitation only sent to those who have registered at Golden Gate Middle School.

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...

Golden Gate Livestream YouTube Site

October 28, 2021
‚Äč You can now livestream events that are happening at Golden Gate. Please see the link below. Click here‚Äč ‚Äč

Spirit Week

October 22, 2021
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October 21, 2021
October Scholastic flyers were handed out to students.   The flyers can also be found online at .
This year, orders are placed online and are delivered directly to your house.  When you checkout, please enter the school's Class Code ( RC239164) . Using the...


October 21, 2021
‚Äč‚ÄčFriday, November 19th -  In-service Day - No School‚Äč Wednesday, December 1 st  - Report Cards sent home electronically
Friday, December 3rd - Divisional PD - No school
Tuesday, December 7 th - Early dismissal 3:00 & 3:05 Wednesday, December 22nd - Last day of classes prior to Winter...

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...

2021-2022 School Day Calendar

June 28, 2021
‚ÄčPlease find attached a link to 2021-2022 School Day Calendar

School Day Calendar 2021-22 - updated September 7, 2021.pdf

School Supply List for 2021-2022

June 28, 2021
‚ÄčPlease find attached the 2021-2022 School Supply list.
School Supply List 2021-2022 ‚Äč


2022-2023 Triad Conferences

June 23, 2021
Opening Day Triad Conferences for the 2022-2023 school year will be held in-person on Wednesday September 7th, 2022 from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm and Thursday September 8th, 2021 from 8:00 am-1:00pm ‚Äč.  The Conference Manager system opens Monday, August 29th at 8:30 am and closes on Tuesday, September 6th at noon . To book a time with your...

Staples Marker Recycling Program

June 07, 2021
‚Äč Golden Gate has collected almost 1700 used writing utensils since this program was first launched in the Fall of 2018.   We are also collecting used sharpies, highlighters, pens & mechanical pencils in addition to markers. ‚Äč
  Accepted Waste items for Recycling include: 
Pens and...

Cirque De l'école

May 19, 2021

Exciting News to share!  ‚ÄčOne of our PE teachers Mr. Curtis along with multiple schools in our St James School Division are Featured in the May 19th, 2021 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press- article Cirque de l'√©cole! Check it out below!

PDF version ‚Äč
Cirque de l'école_ Winnipeg-area school division has become a world...

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...

Golden Gate Gives Back- interview with the Global News Morning Show!

April 14, 2021
‚ÄčCheck out our very own Ms. Blair as she tells you all about our New Game Lending library, which has been a great hit so far! Catch the interview below!‚Äč‚Äč

Golden Gate Game Lending Library

March 11, 2021
‚ÄčWe are pleased to announce Golden Gate has a new Game Lending Library. We recently received a Wellness Grant from the City of Winnipeg to create a safe, fun activity for families to enjoy this winter. Please see PDF below for more information including list of games!  
Check out our Global...

Golden Gate Middle School Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

February 08, 2021
On ‚ÄčThursday March 3rd, 2022 from 4:30-7:30 PM Teachers will be meeting with Parents and Students via virtually through Microsoft Teams.
There has been an email sent out for you to book 1- 10 minute slot per student through Conference Manager.
Please note that Conference manager opened on Tuesday,  February 22nd, 2022 at 8:30am and...

Louis Riel Day

February 03, 2021
‚ÄčNo School on Monday February 15th, 2021 in Recognition of Louis Riel Day 

Golden Gate Registration Information for 2021-2022

January 20, 2021
‚ÄčSt. James-Assiniboia grade 5 students that live in the Golden Gate catchment:
Forms will be made available from your elementary school on January 29, 2021.
These forms should be returned to your present elementary school no later than February 12, 2021
Students that live outside of the Golden Gate catchment and beyond division...


November 13, 2020
‚ÄčFriday November 20th, 2020 is an Inservice Day.  In addition, p lease note that all St. James Assiniboia schools will closed for two additional Inservice days on  Monday, November 23 rd  and Tuesday, November 24 th , 2020 . All classes and transportation will be cancelled on these two days (both in-class...

Bus Ridership at Golden Gate Middle School

October 13, 2020
‚ÄčBus Ridership will be Taking Place on Thursday October 22nd and Friday 23rd from 9:45- 11:15 am.

We will have two busses and Students will remain in their Cohorts and will have only have one class of students on each bus at a time.  Between each Cohort/Class they will be sanitizing each...

Parent Advisory Council Meeting

October 07, 2020
‚ÄčGolden Gate Middle School will be holding their Parent Advisory Council Meeting on Thursday October 29th, 2020 for 6:00 PM in the School Cafeteria 

The Next Early Dismissal

October 05, 2020
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 is Early Dismissal 
The students will be dismissed at 3:00 pm 

Important: Screen for Symptoms, Sanitize Your Hands and Wear a Mask

September 10, 2020
‚ÄčPlease remember that ALL Students, Parents, Volunteers, Staff and Teachers to SANITIZE your hands before entering our SCHOOL each time.   
You will require a MASK to enter the School and please wear at ALL TIMES while in our School.
Remember to Screen your family members for any COVID 19 related symptoms ...

Retake Day

September 10, 2020
Students who wish to have their picture re-taken or who were not here for the first picture day will be able to get their pictures taken on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 at 9:00 am

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...

Mask Pick Up and September 3rd, 2020 Update

September 03, 2020
Office Phone is now ready to use for students.‚Äč
Mask Pick up and usage- September 3rd, 2020 Update.pdf


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...

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


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?


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...

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...

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...

Golden Gate Student LED Conferences

February 27, 2020
‚ÄčGolden Gate Middle School will hold their Student LED Conferences on Thursday March 5th, 2020 from 4:30pm -7:00pm.  Students will be involved in sharing with their parents what they are learning and share some of their own learning.  Students will likely need a minimum of 30 minutes to visit with their parent/guardian each...

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


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...

Senior Years (Gr. 9-12) Information Evenings for 2020-2021 School Year

February 04, 2020
‚ÄčHere is the Following Dates for our Divisional Senior Years Information Evenings: St. James Collegiate, 1900 Portage Ave.- Monday, February 10 at 7:00pm
Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, 2665 Ness Ave.- Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00pm
Westwood Collegiate, 360 Rouge Rd.  -Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00pm
John Taylor Collegiate, 470 Hamilton Ave.-Thursday, February 13 at...

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...

Grade 5 Instrument Try-out Evening

February 03, 2020
‚ÄčOn Wednesday May 6th - Golden Gate Music Department with the Team at Long n Mc Quade Music will be holding Instrument Try-out for all Grade 5 students attending Golden Gate Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year and who will be electing Band. It will be by appointment only from 4:00-7:00 pm...

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...

Spring Break

January 16, 2020
Golden Gate Middle School will be closed for Spring Break from Monday March 29th, 2021 through to Friday April 2nd, 2021.  Stay Healthy and have a safe break!  The school will reopen on Monday April 5th, 2021. 

Golden Gate Middle School Open House for the 2020-2021 School Year

January 08, 2020
‚ÄčJoin us on Wednesday January 15th, 2020 at Golden Gate Middle School for our Information Evening.
Held in our Gymnasium from 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

January 08, 2020
‚ÄčEarly and Middle Years ( K-Gr. 8) Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be open on Wednesday January 29th, 2020 for all "In Catchment" students
Senior Years (Gr. 9-12) Registration will be open on Friday February 14th, 2020 for all "In Catchment" students.
Registration for all "Out of Catchment" students will begin...

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...

Golden Gate Information Evening for the 2020-2021 School Year

December 04, 2019
‚ÄčJoin us on Wednesday January 15th, 2020 for our Golden Gate Information Evening- from 7:00- 8:00 PM in the Gym

Happy Holidays!

December 04, 2019
‚ÄčFrom all the staff and students at Golden Gate Middle School- we wish you a SAFE and HAPPY Holiday Season.
Golden Gate Middle School will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 21st, 2020 through Friday, January 1st, 2021.  INSERVICE - On Monday January 4th, 2021
The school will reopen on Tuesday,...

Middle Years Report Cards-Term 3 Final Report Card

November 27, 2019
‚Äčfor all Golden Gate Students will be sent out electronically on Monday June 28th, 2021 after 3pm for Term 3- Final Report Card

Choral Fest

November 27, 2019
‚ÄčOur Grade 6-8 Choir are participating at Choral Fest Wednesday November 27th, 2019 at 10:30 am Prairie Spirit United Church - 207 Thompson Drive

Golden Gate Winter Band and Choral Concert

November 15, 2019
‚ÄčWednesday December 11th, 2019 The Grade 6 Concert Band, Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz students will perform at 6:30pm. The Grade 7 and 8 Concert Band and Jazz Band musicians will perform at 7:30pm. All performers are to wear their black on black music uniform with black dress shoes. Warm up...

Remembrance Day Assembly

November 04, 2019
‚Äčwill be held on the morning of Thursday November 7th, 2019 for 10:30 AM in our school gym.  

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. 


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...

The Class Placement Process

May 30, 2019
‚Äč At Golden Gate, the creation of balanced classes is fundamental in supporting the instructional program and diverse needs of all the learners within the classroom setting.
To learn more, please click here ...

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...

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...

Grades 6 - 8 Vaccinations

May 14, 2019
‚ÄčWednesday, October 12th, 2022 - Gr. 6,7 8 student vaccinations will be occurring in the morning. Second doses is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10th, 2023.

Grade 8 Lifetouch Photos

May 01, 2019
Orders are due back to the school office BY May 9th, 2019.  

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. 

Divisional Science Fair

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

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...

Think First ...

March 06, 2019
Before you tweet, text, post, or chat - Think First.  And always remember to be kind.

Love to Read Month

February 23, 2019
‚ÄčAs part of Love to Read Month we are having some fun competition counting total number of pages read, and the homeroom with most pages read at the end of the month will have a pizza lunch! 

Dates to Remember

February 22, 2019
‚Äč Please refer to our  School Calendar  or Athletics  for additional  school events, sports, band, choir etc.    March 23rd- April 13th Extended Spring Break April April 13th- School Re-opens April 17th - Inservice Day- No School April 21st - Early Dismissal at 3:05pm April 28th- Band Parent Meeting 6:30...


February 20, 2019
‚Äč Calling all crocheters and knitters at Golden Gate Grade 7 student Maya C. wanted to start the club for students to practice their knitting skills, or learn how to knit for the first time, because "it's fun and you can make friends." With support from Ms. Dirks, Mrs. Nowosad, Mme....

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...

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...

2017-2018 Yearbooks Are In

November 19, 2018
‚Äč Did you attend Golden Gate in 2017-2018?  Did you purchase a yearbook?  If so, your yearbook is waiting for you in the GG office.  Please drop by Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:15.  Go Gators!

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. 

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. 

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...

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


Report Cards

May 14, 2018
‚Äč Report Cards will be distributed in homerooms on Thursday, June 28, from 9:00-9:30am and from 2:15-2:45pm.  If your student is unable to pick up their report card in person, please send a large, self-addressed, stamped envelope to the office, and we will mail it out.  The office will be closed from July...

Library Amnesty Day

May 09, 2018
Wednesday, May 16th is Library Amnesty Day.  All overdue fines are forgiven when you return your books ONLY ON THIS DAY.  Dig through your locker and under your bed.  This is a win-win:  Our Library gets the books back, and you get to keep your hard-earned cash.

Grade 8 Photos

April 11, 2018
All grade 8's will have their photo taken by Lifetouch on Tuesday, April 24th.  If you wish to order the composite photo, you must bring payment with the order form to the photo session. Order forms will be distributed to all grade 8 students in their homerooms. If a student is...

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...

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. 

Concours d'art oratoire 2018

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

Bus Service is Cancelled

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

2018-19 Budget Presentation and Survey

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

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...

Enjoy your summer break!

June 30, 2017
‚Äč The office will close at 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 30th. We will re-open on Wednesday, August 23rd at 8:15 a.m. Have a great summer!

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...