Year In Review 2015-2016

Superintendent Report

Published by Marjorie Graham [Marjorie Graham] on 04/26/2016 (262 reads)

APRIL 2016

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School Cancellations

School CancellationsInformation on school cancellations is available by calling 1-888-320-8181.

School Board & Senior Staff

Student & Substitute

Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers
Substitute Teachers Posted by Leanne Marcil (June 24, 2016 3:30:pm)


TO:             All Substitute Teachers

FROM:       Tracie Collier

                   Coordinator, Human Resources

 DATE:         June 24, 2016



Please note the following information:


  • Specialist positions, positions North of Smokey, and general interview postings for French will be advertised on the CBVRSB website from June 24th until June 29th, 2016. 


  • If necessary, additional postings available for summer hires will be advertised on July 6th and on Fridays throughout the summer.


  • Applications will be completed through the Teacher Vacancy website.


  • Please ensure that your qualifications and contact information is up to date in the Teacher Vacancy Database.


  • Please note that the above information does not apply to teachers who have recall status.  See the Memo to All Recall Teachers, dated June 16th 2016, for information regarding this process.   All positions will be available to recall teachers before being filled by substitute teachers.  This memo is available on the CBVRSB website.


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Administrative Positions

Administrative Positions
Administrative Positions Posted by Leanne Marcil (June 23, 2016 11:20:am)



 TO:                  Principals

 FROM:             Wendy King, Director of Human Resource Services

 RE:                   Administrative Job Postings

 DATE:              June 23, 2016


The following Administrative positions have been posted on SuccessFactors.

Vice-Principal (Teaching) – 1 Year

Bras d’Or Elementary

August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017


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Action Plan Project Work Opportunity


 English Additional Language Consultant 

 Action Plan Project Implementation Lead for Early French Immersion P-8 (English) (French)

 Guidance Specialist 


SuccessFactors - A New Recruiting System

The Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board is piloting a new recruiting system for Confidential positions and NSTU Administrative positions such as Principal, Vice Principal, Department Head, Consultant, etc..

This new system called Success Factors allows employees to view and apply for these postings with the school board online. 

If you are a current employee of CBVRSB click here to search for available positions:

If you are not currently an employee of the CBVRSB, click here to apply for available positions:

Instructions/help documents are available here:

Please email if you have difficulty with your Success Factors Login or password.


Nova Scotia Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP)

March 22nd, 2016 


To All Administrators: 

Enclosed please find copies of a brochure to share with your staff regarding the Nova Scotia Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP). 

This program is offered by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, in partnership with the Educational Leadership Consortium of Nova Scotia (NSELC) and Nova Scotia's school boards. 

The ALP is a professional learning opportunity developed in response to a priority identified by school boards, and to meet the commitment to teaching and educational leadership outlined in Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education. 

The program is designed to support teachers, mentors and school board consultants who are interested in becoming effective school principals and/or vice principals. 

The ALP extends over 13 months beginning in August 2016 and includes two summer institutes and seven Friday/Saturday seminars. An eight-day residency program will be integrated throughout the program. A certificate is granted following a culminating assessment and successful completion of all program components. 

An online applications will be available through the board web page until the April 15, 2016 deadline. Candidate selection will be based on identified criteria and an interview by a panel of school board personnel. 

Thank you for sharing information on the ALP with staff members in your school. 




Marlene Urquhart

Coordinator, Human Resources



Nova Scotia Aspiring Leaders Program Application

Teacher Vacancies (Substitutes)

Opening: June 24th, 2016 03:20 PM
Closing: June 29th, 2016 11:00 AM

Minister's Action Plan: Grade 4-6 Curriculum

As a result of the Minister's Action Plan on Education, the Grade 4-6 curriculum has been streamlined. The emphasis of the revised curriculum is on Innovation and Exploration. This slide show will help you navigate the curriculum and access related resources.

Innovation and Exploration Grades 4-6 (Powerpoint)

Reporting Grades 4-6 (Video)

An Introduction to Performance Indicators (Video)

Early Development Instrument

Early Development Instrument
Early Development Instrument Posted by Administrator (April 7, 2016 11:10:am)

Early Development Instrument


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Feedback Sought On School Attendance Policy
Feedback Sought On School Attendance Policy Posted by Administrator (June 16, 2016 8:00:am)

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Feedback Sought On School Attendance Policy


Increasing student success and achievement in the classroom is the focus of a discussion paper on student attendance.


The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is asking for feedback from teachers, parents, students, administrators and employers about key issues and ideas to help improve overall attendance.


"Our teachers and schools do an exceptional job to support students and their families, but there is a need for improvement when it comes to attendance," said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey.


"We all have a role to play to better understand the complexities around why some students are missing valuable class time. The new policy will provide a consistent approach in schools and be based on research and what Nova Scotians tell us in response to the discussion paper."


The department has already started discussing issues around attendance with teachers and administrators and with the Minister's Advisory Council on Student Issues.


The key issues include:

-- looking at why students miss school

-- the best ways to improve attendance, considering incentives, supports and consequences

-- what is working in our schools and research on best practices elsewhere

-- the responsibilities of parents, schools, school boards, community partners, and students

-- the importance of flexibility, based on the student's individual circumstances and the professional judgment of teachers

-- equity and fairness in applying an attendance policy


The Action Plan for Education is designed to help students do better and that includes supporting regular attendance at school through a provincewide student attendance policy.


Recent information shows as many as 28 per cent of all students missed more than 16 days of school in 2014-15. That percentage rose to 37 per cent for students in junior high-middle school.


"By developing good attendance habits students will be in a better position to achieve success at school, in life, and in the workplace," said Ms. Casey.


Feedback will be received through an online survey, focus groups, and stakeholder consultations. The survey will be open until July 8. Based on that information, the department will develop a new policy that will be implemented in the fall.


The questionnaire is available at .


SCHOOLBOARDELECTIONS.CA Posted by Administrator (June 15, 2016 2:50:pm)

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Education Update

Education Update
Education Update Posted by Administrator (June 19, 2015 10:30:am)

Education Update English

Education Update French

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Looking Inward Final Report

Looking Inward Final Report
Looking Inward Final Report Posted by Administrator (April 22, 2015 1:40:pm)

Looking Inward Final Report

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

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SASG Final Reports

Student Accommodation Study Group Final Reports
Student Accommodation Study Group Final Reports Posted by Paul Oldford (January 20, 2015 2:00:pm)

Student Accommodation Study Group

Final Reports

Glace Bay Family of Schools

New Waterford Family of Schools

Northside Family of Schools

Riverview Family of Schools

Sydney Family of Schools

Victoria North Family of Schools

Victoria South Family of Schools

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Scenarios Posted by Paul Oldford (December 3, 2013 4:49:pm)

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Looking Inward Presentation

Looking Inward Presentation
Looking Inward Presentation Posted by Michelle MacLeod (May 3, 2013 9:30:am)

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Information Sessions

Looking Inward
Looking Inward Posted by Paul Oldford (October 2, 2013 1:30:pm)



“Looking Inward” is a candid review of the board challenges to guide public consultation.  We invite you to read this document and forward your comments to the CBVRSB at or by writing to us at:

Cape Breton – Victoria Regional School Board
275 George Street,
Sydney ,N.S.

B1P 1J7

Attn: Michele Mac Leod

The Looking Inward document is available at:

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