Larkhall Academy


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Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week - February 11-17.

Our teachers and staff are here for your children day in and day out. Their professionalism, dedication, and expertise form the cornerstone of Larkhall Academy. To learn more visit 

Important Dates for February

School Council Family Representative

A big thank you to the individuals who offered themselves for the Family Representative positions on our School Council and for those people who voted in the election. We would like to welcome Amanda Belbin-Rice, who was the successful candidate.  

Black History Month in Canada.

Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honor the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities.

The 2024 theme for Black History Month is: “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build”. This theme celebrates the rich past and present contributions and accomplishments of Black people in Canada, while aspiring to embrace new opportunities for the future. Click here to learn more. 

Friendship Assembly

On February 28, the Grade 1 & 3 students will host a Friendship Assembly.  There will be two presentations. The morning presentation will be for the students only.  Parents/guardians of Grade 1 & 3 students are invited to the afternoon assembly at 1:15 p.m.

Valentines/ Birthday Invitations

Just a reminder that due to privacy reasons, we do not supply class lists of names to families for such things as valentine cards. If you would like to send in valentine cards, your child’s teacher can give you the total number in the class you can address the cards simply as “to my friend” or from “your child’s name” 

If you are sending birthday party invitations for distribution please remember that our policy is that all students in a class get an invitation. If you would like to invite selected students only then you will have to arrange an alternate method of delivery. 

School Communication Reminders

We use email to send out family memos and other correspondence. Please be sure you have an updated email on file. If you have submitted an email address, but are not receiving emails from the school, please contact us.


Bus Behavior

If your child rides the school bus we ask that you take some time to review the student expectations while riding to and from school. For your convenience, it is also attached to this email.

If your child has an issue on the bus please reach out to Mr. Durdle or Ms. Lee.

For any busing issues, you can also complete the NLSchools Public Inquiry Form

Weather and School Closures

In the St. John’s Metro area, school closure decisions are made by NLSchools. Once a decision is made, schools are notified, and we share this communication with you via email, our website and on Twitter. You will also find announcements on local radio stations.

 Click here to learn more about how decisions are made concerning weather related closures. 

Dressing for the Weather

As we continue into the Winter season, please ensure that your child comes appropriately dressed for outside. All classes go outside each day, as long as weather permits. Please ensure that your child has a change of clothes (including socks and underwear), in case they get wet. We also ask that families do not send long scarves in with the children. We are trying to ensure their safety when playing on climbing structures and slides. Let’s work together to ensure our students can enjoy the outside and the fresh air.

Advance Notice - Important Dates for March

Monday, March 4, 2024 - Teacher PL, no school for students

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - menu ordering opens for April

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - report cards go home with students

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - menu ordering deadline for April

Thursday, March 14, 2024 - early dismissal for Parent/Teacher Interviews 11:30am

Friday, March 22, 2024 - KinderStart, no school for Kindergarten only

Thursday, March 28, 2024 - last day of classes before Easter break

Kinderstart Dates - Reminder

Below you will find all the Kinderstart dates. On these dates, there will be no Kindergarten classes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school.


Ms. Clarke, our Speech Language Pathologist,  has been off on medical leave and will be at least until the end of April.  NLSchools is currently seeking a replacement  SPL to fill the vacancy.

Busing Information

Please refer to our updated Larkhall Academy Bus Routes on the NLESD website. 

We encourage all families to check your Transportation Portal to find the exact location and times for your civic address. 

For your information here are the updated bus route number and colors for this school year.

Yellow Bus  - 027-6

Red Bus - 027-7

Green Bus - 027-8

Blue Bus - 027-11

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