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

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

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


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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
​Here 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
​On 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- Extended

January 16, 2020
Golden Gate Middle School will be closed for an Extended Spring Break due to precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID 19 virus.  It will now be from Monday March 23rd, 2020  through Friday April 10th, 2020.  Stay Healthy and have a safe break!  The school will reopen on Monday April 13th, 2020.  Any...

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

January 08, 2020
​Join 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
​Early 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
​​ Presented by SJASD Divisional Musical Theatre from January 25 to February 1 at Westwood Collegiate.

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

Report to the Community 2019

December 18, 2019
Our Divisional Report to the Community is a reflection on the previous school year, with a strong emphasis on our strategic outcomes, student data and future planning in SJASD. We invite you to check out our 2019 report for a snapshot of the ongoing work happening in our Division and to learn...

Snowstorms, Bus Cancellations and Cold Weather

December 11, 2019
Wit​h the cold winter season upon us, the Division is prepared to address weather-related emergencies or extreme circumstances to keep students safe in the cold months ahead. In the event of an emergency, the Chief Superintendent may decide to close all, or specific schools, and/or discontinue bus service in whole or...

Golden Gate Information Evening for the 2020-2021 School Year

December 04, 2019
​Join 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
​From 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 23, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020. 
The school will reopen on Monday, January 6, 2020

Middle Years Report Cards

November 27, 2019
​December 4th, 2019- Students will be bringing home their Report Cards for Term 1 after school.

Choral Fest

November 27, 2019
​Our 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
​Wednesday 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
​will 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
​On November 7, our three Divisional choirs will be performing at Westwood Community Church at 7:00 p.m. The annual Fall Concert is a celebration of music and talent across all grade levels in SJASD. Arrive early to be sure to get a good seat. 


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
​ 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
​ 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
​ 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...

Gr. 6 & 8 Vaccinations

May 14, 2019
​Wednesday, May 15th - Gr. 6 & 8 student vaccinations will be occurring in the morning.

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
​ 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
​ Félicitations to all Concours d’Art Oratoire participants in SJASD. On March 5 and 6, SJASD held its annual Concours d’Art Oratoire event at Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate (CSHC). Concours d’Art Oratoire is an annual public speaking event sponsored by Canadian Parents for French. The objective is to help students develop effective...

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
​As 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
​ 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...

Yarnology

February 20, 2019
​ 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
​Our Divisional Report to the Community is a reflection on the previous school year, with a strong emphasis on our strategic outcomes, student data and future planning in SJASD. We invite you to check out our 2018 report for a snapshot of the ongoing work happening in our Division and to learn...

Community Bulletin Board

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

2017-2018 Yearbooks Are In

November 19, 2018
​ 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. 
When:...

Talking to Kids about Cannabis

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

Divisional Choir's Fall Concert

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

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

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:...

​School Day Calendar 2018-19

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

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



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Report Cards

May 14, 2018
​ 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
​The third issue of CONTACT is here! Read the latest initiatives, projects and achievements in SJASD all in one place. This issue highlights JT students departing on a mission trip to Ecuador,  Buchanan growing tower gardens, Phoenix studying the long-told stories of the sky and much more. Click the icon below to...

Middle Years Parent Survey

March 19, 2018
​ 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.

Click...

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...

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...

Enjoy your summer break!

June 30, 2017
​ 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
​ 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...