Principal's Message

Hello and welcome to the Glace Bay Elementary School website. As principal of GBE, I am looking forward to working with the students, parents, staff and the people of the Glace Bay area. I am looking forward to working with the entire school community – students, staff, parents and the general public to provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environment for our students.  I offer my commitment, energy, and enthusiasm in order to create a positive learning environment for all students.  We have a dedicated staff who, with the cooperation of all members of the learning community, will strive to see that all our students achieve to their full potential.

Glace Bay Elementary is a school with approximately 400 students, 41 educators, 11 teacher aides, 1 secretary, 4 bus/lunch/grounds supervisors, 4 cleaners, 1 custodian and cafeteria personal. As well, our school has 2 resource teachers, 2 Learning Centres, a music teacher, an art teacher and 1.5 physical education teachers. Our students also have the service of a guidance counselor, a speech pathologist, an assessor, a social worker, and an educational psychologist. Glace Bay Elementary is located in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. We have students in classes from grades primary to five.

Our Home and School and School Advisory Board have regular meetings on the third Wednesday of each month. Both of these groups give of their time and energy to help the students and staff in their educational endeavors. Please feel free to attend or to offer your free time to support some of their activities or projects.

Our parents and guardians are an integral part of our students’ educational process. We believe that the potential for success in school increases with the solid involvement of the home. We encourage the parents of our students to be active in their child’s education and their support is much appreciated.

Please watch each month for our newsletter which we send home to parents. This correspondence helps to keep parents up-to-date on what is happening and upcoming events at our school.

I am looking forward to working with all of our educational partners to make this year both productive and positive for our students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Roberta Sheppard
Glace Bay Elementary