Larkhall Academy

Vision

Growing and learning together.
Everyone. Every day. 

Values

Relationships  Ownership  Achievement for all   Respect  Your learning your way

Announcements

Last Day of School Dismissal

Students will be dismissed for the summer break at 1:00 pm tomorrow. We will start calling walkers and pick ups at 12:50 pm. All buses will be leaving the school at approximately 1:00 pm or shortly thereafter.  


Retirement Announcement

After 29 years of teaching, 24 of those years at Larkhall Academy, Ruth Blackmore, our Reading Specialist, is retiring. Mrs. Blackmore has been a steadfast advocate for Larkhall Academy. She has been here for staff, family and students alike. Her contributions, on both a school and district level have not only been impactful, but have been led with heart and passion for the students she teaches. We look forward to seeing where retirement takes Mrs. Blackmore! Congratulations and best of luck!


Congratulations to our School Counselor, Ms. Lesley Castella

Ms. Castella is a 2024 recipient of the  Minister of Education’s Award for Compassion in Teaching. This award  recognizes inspirational and compassionate teachers at the primary, elementary or secondary level who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to supporting the social, emotional and mental health of their students, colleagues or school community as a whole. Ms. Castella was nominated for the award by Ms. Amanda Power, one of our  parents of Larkhall Academy.  Click here to learn more. Way to go Ms. Castella! 


Max AfterSchool, Rainbow Daycare, and Achieva

 

Staffing

We also want to say a big thank you and best of luck to the staff members who will be leaving us this year. Some were permanent teachers who have moved on to other opportunities while others were on replacement for this year. You have made a lasting impression on the students and families you have worked with this past year. 


School Supplies

School supply lists for next year will be in your child’s report card and also posted on our website. Dicks and Company Basics is one company that offers a back-to-school kit program in which they sell school supply kits for specific schools and grades. This program makes back to school shopping easier for families, as they get all their supplies in one conveniently packed bag. Please note we do not recommend one school supplier over another. We are just passing this along, as the company reached out to us and asked if we could share with families. 



Town Hall - New Kenmount Terrace School

Area MHA, Sarah Stoodley, is hosting a Town Hall on June 25 at the Kenmount Terrace Community Center from 6:30-8:00 pm. Ministers of Education & Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as their teams will join her. They also will do a brief overview of the school changes previously announced for September 2024 and take questions.



School Lunch / Hot Lunch

The last day for the School Lunch program is Friday, June 14, 2024.  All students must bring lunch from home during June 17th - June 20th. A big thank you to Ms. Kirby and our student helpers for preparing and serving  approximately 200 lunches each day. 



Pride Month

Across Canada, June is recognized as PrideMonth. It’s a time to celebrate love and inclusivity, and for the global LGBTQIA+ community to embrace who they are. To find Pride events/resources, please check these websites: https://bit.ly/4bUPQJl    STJPride


June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada

This is an opportunity to learn about the unique cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It's a time to honor the stories, achievements and resilience of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on this land since time immemorial and whose presence continues to impact the evolving Canada. The House of Commons designated June as National Aboriginal History Month in 2009. The name was changed to National Indigenous History Month in 2017.  Click here to learn more.


2024 - 2025 School Supply Lists



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