News

Teachers experience being a student on Professional…

Posted on Oct. 7, 2019

On Friday, October 4th, principal and teachers located in Area 1 - Bishop Routhier School, Hillview School, Gift Lake School, Grouard Northland School, Paddle Prairie School and Susa Creek School gathered…

Rachel Starr appointed Grouard Northland School Principal

Posted on Aug. 6, 2019

Northland School Division (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Starr as Grouard Northland School Principal. Rachel, who has been a Homeroom Teacher and Cree Language Instructor at Grouard…

Air Quality Notice

Posted on May. 31, 2019

Attention parents and guardians:  We are aware of the air quality concerns in the community. If you decide to keep your child or children home due to air quality concerns please contact the school so…

2019-2020 ECS Registration

Posted on May. 13, 2019

ECS Registration - May 14, 2019

Numeracy Night at Grouard Northland School

Posted on Apr. 3, 2019

Grouard Northland School staff with support from the Area 1 learning team, hosted Numeracy Night for students, parents, and community members on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Everyone in attendance had a…

2018

NSD hosting "What We Heard Community Engagement" at…

Posted on Feb. 22, 2018

Northland School Division (NSD) invites parents, community members and staff to a second community engagement "What We Heard" on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Grouard Northland School. The session…

NSD hosting community engagement sessions to discuss…

Posted on Jan. 30, 2018

Northland School Division (NSD) is kicking off a series of community engagement sessions next week (February 7, 2018) to discuss education programming and student success. The sessions are part of NSD’s…

2017

Employment Opportunity - 1.0 FTE temporary Educational…

Posted on Oct. 23, 2017

Employment Opportunity - 1.0 FTE temporary Educational Assistant (PUF)

School Board Trustee Elections information for parents…

Posted on Oct. 12, 2017

Do you want to ensure Grouard Northland School students are strong in identity, healthy and successful? Have your voice heard and vote for a school board trustee! School Board Trustee Election Day is…

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Grouard Northland School participates in Orange Shirt…

Posted on Sep. 28, 2017

On September 27th, the school honoured and brought awareness to the experiences of residential school students by wearing orange t-shirts. Thank you parents and families for your support. 

Summer Job Opportunities

Posted on May. 1, 2017

Check out these opportunities for summer jobs: Grouard Kapaweno Literacy Camp Coordinator Job Posting Apr2017 DRAFT Grouard Kapaweno Literacy Camp Counsellor Job Posting Apr2017 DRAFT

Kindergarten Registration

Posted on Apr. 27, 2017

Kindergarten Registration

We Need Your Voice!

Posted on Apr. 5, 2017

Tansi, Hello! Gord Atkinson, Northland School Division's Superintendent of Schools would like to thank parents, community members, Kapawe'no First Nation members and school staff for providing input during…

Family Fun Night

Posted on Apr. 5, 2017

Come and join us at Kapawe'no Community Hall on April 5 from 5-7:30 pm.   Family Fun Night

Community Conversation at Grouard Northland School

Posted on Mar. 28, 2017

Tansi, Hello! Northland School Division invites parents, community members and Kapawe’no First Nation members to a community conversation Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The purpose of the conversation is to…

Grouard School Times Jan/Feb 2017

Posted on Feb. 10, 2017

Grouard School Times Jan/Feb 2017

Community Engagement Discussion

Posted on Jan. 6, 2017

The Government of Alberta is committed to working collaboratively with members of the Northland School Division community to take action and help ensure a positive future for students of the division.…

2016

Christmas Dinner 2016

Posted on Dec. 20, 2016

Employment Opportunity - Success Coach WWAH

Posted on Dec. 6, 2016

Employment Opportunity - Success Coach WWAH

Temporary Employment Opportunity: Full time Educational…

Posted on Nov. 30, 2016

Temporary Full Time Education Assistant II (PUF)

Grouard School Times November 2016

Posted on Nov. 17, 2016

Grouard School Times November 2016

Grouard School Times September 2016

Posted on Oct. 3, 2016

Grouard School Times Sept 2016

New Principal at Grouard Northland School

Posted on Jul. 12, 2016

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Lemay as Principal of Grouard Northland School. Karen has accumulated a wealth of experience while working for NSD.…

Aboriginal Day 2016

Posted on Jun. 22, 2016

This was a great day for the kids.  We went down to the Cultural Village where the kids got a chance to try their hand at washing laundry by hand, cooking bannock over a fire and exploring a tipi.

Community Helpers Visit - High Prairie

Posted on Apr. 12, 2016

We went to the High Prairie RCMP Detachment.  they gave us a tour of the facility, their vehicle and their equipment.  The kids loved sitting in the police car vehicle and got to turn on the sirens.…

Community Helpers Visit - Christie's Greenhouse

Posted on Apr. 6, 2016

Today we took the ECS class and Grade 1 to Christie's Greenhouse.  It was an excellent visit.  The kids toured the greenhouse. We saw all the new seedlings and got to watch someone transplanting the…

Community Helpers Visit - Freson Bros. IGA

Posted on Apr. 5, 2016

Today the ECS and Grade 1s received a comprehensive tour of High Prairie's Freson Bros. IGA.  We went behind the scenes and got to see all the hard work that goes into preparing food for us to eat and…

Swimming Lessons

Posted on Apr. 5, 2016

We have been going to swimming lessons the last few days.  The kids are doing great.  It's made a huge difference in even one day.  Yesterday a few kids were really afraid to get wet and today, they…

Archery Tournament in Edmonton

Posted on Mar. 12, 2016

Students from Grade 4-8 attended the National Archery competition in Edmonton this past weekend.  The kids had a great time and did really well for their first year in the Archery Club and their first…

Science Fair 2016

Posted on Mar. 10, 2016

Science Fair - The students from grades 1-8 had great displays that held the attention of the ECS class. Thanks to all the parents and judges that help make this a memorable day for the kids.

Beckie Scott Visits Grouard Northland School

Posted on Feb. 25, 2016

Beckie Scott - Canada's Gold Medal Cross Country Skier joins Andrew from Ski Fit North to teach the kids a few things about cross skiing.

100 Days of School

Posted on Feb. 23, 2016

It was our 100th Day of School.  The students had fun with the theme day and enjoyed the variety of numeracy activities organized by the classroom teachers. 

January Assembly 2016

Posted on Feb. 5, 2016

We had a lot to celebrate this month; birthdays, perfect attendance and classroom recognition awards.  We enjoyed rice crispy treats and lemonade together before we returned to class. We enjoyed a lot…

Skating in Peavine

Posted on Feb. 3, 2016

We had a great day skating in Peavine.  The kids have been getting better and better every time :)

Family Literacy Day - The Teddy Bear Picnic

Posted on Jan. 27, 2016

Today was our Family Literacy Day.  The teddy bear's invited us to their picnic and we enjoyed different activities in the classrooms.  We build bears, listened to the Teddy Bear's Picnic song and read…

Building Challenges, Reading Buddies and Dance in…

Posted on Jan. 26, 2016

Building challenges, reading buddies and dancing up a storm in our dance unit. These kids have some moves.

Jammie Day 2016

Posted on Jan. 21, 2016

We had a nice cozy day, dressed in our night time best. 

Jersey Day 2016

Posted on Jan. 15, 2016

Well it was another successful School Spirit Day.  Looks like there's a huge Oilers following up in these parts!

2015

Trickster Theater 2015

Posted on Dec. 7, 2015

The school is home to some talented actors! Students of all ages recently performed plays at the school with help from Trickster Theatre. The company visited the school to educate and help students create…

Trickster Theatre Assembly

Posted on Nov. 23, 2015

Today, we started working on our Trickster performances.  We had an assembly first thing this morning and we had eager participants wanting to join in the fun.

Fire Hall Visit

Posted on Nov. 13, 2015

Today, grades K-4 explored the Grouard Fire Hall and had an up close view of the fire trucks and equipment.  They even got to use the fire hoses to spray the "fire" with. The kids all received little…

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Posted on Nov. 10, 2015

Today several students hosted our Remembrance Day Ceremony.  They shared stories of family that served in the wars and explained the meaning of Remembrance Day to the younger students.  Great job today,…

Halloween Assembly - Duct Tape the Staff 2015

Posted on Oct. 30, 2015

We had a great day today! The kids looked great! We lucked out this year and got to duct tape two people to the wall this year! The lucky winners were Edward Chalifoux and Don Tessier! It was great fun…

October Assembly 2015

Posted on Oct. 29, 2015

Lots to celebrate this morning.  We had many awards to hand out, from perfect attenders to academic achievement awards.  Lots of smiles as we celebrated their good work!

Twin Day 2015

Posted on Oct. 16, 2015

We had a great day today with Twin Day and the Cake Walk. Thanks for all the support! Have a look at our cuties!

Meet the Staff Night

Posted on Oct. 9, 2015

Come meet your child's teacher and school staff.  Hope to see everyone there!

Duct Tape the Staff to the Wall

Posted on Oct. 5, 2015

It's that time of year again for the students to pick their favorite staff member so they can duct tape them to the wall!  Students and staff bring in their change and put their money in the jar of the…

Terry Fox Run 2015

Posted on Oct. 2, 2015

We had a great turn out for our Terry Fox Run on Friday. Lots of family showed up to join in on the walk and the students made donations for us to send to the Terry Fox Foundation. A great way to end…

Orange Shirt Day 2015

Posted on Sep. 30, 2015

A huge thank you to all the parents that help their children find something to wear today; it was a sea of orange.  Pretty much all of our staff and students wore orange t-shirts or found something to…

Community Engagement Open House

Posted on Aug. 24, 2015

Come join us for our first Community Engagement event of the year.  The open house will be on Thursday, August 27th from 11-2.  See you there!

New Principal

Posted on Jul. 14, 2015

Grouard Northland School is pleased to introduce Shelly Hamelin as its new Principal. Shelly is no stranger to Northland School Division. After graduating from the University of Lethbridge in 1998, she…

Positive Literacy Results for Northland Schools

Posted on Jun. 30, 2015

Northland School Division No.61’s (NSD61) long term vision for the division-wide Literacy Initiative is coming to fruition after three years. Gail Sajo, Literacy Supervisor, presented the latest progress…

Grade 9 Graduation Ceremony

Posted on Jun. 19, 2015

Tonight family and friends gathered to celebrate with this year's Grade 9 graduates.   

ECS Graduation

Posted on Jun. 13, 2015

Today was the day the ECS graduated from kindergarten and are on their way to Grade 1!  It was a beautiful event with a surprise visit from Sparkie the Fire Dog.  He came to present a special award…

Grade 1 & 2 Trip to High Prairie

Posted on Jun. 10, 2015

On June 10, 2015 the grade 1 &2 class spent a fun filled day in High Prairie, for an end of year adventure.  First we had lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken,  went to the park  and spent and hour swimming…

Grade 1 & 2 trip to the Bird Conservatory in Slave…

Posted on Jun. 9, 2015

On June 09, 2015 the Grade 1&2 class went on a field trip to the Slave Lake Bird Conservatory.  We spent an afternoon of touring the bird banding lab, going on a nature walk, roasting hotdogs and learning…

Northland Games 2015 - The Games

Posted on May. 29, 2015

It was a great day in Grouard and the kids had a lot of fun competing in the various events.  Big thank you to everyone that showed up and help us out today!

Robotics Competition - Fort McMurray

Posted on May. 23, 2015

On May 23rd students from Grouard Northland School and Peerless Lake joined students in Fort McMurray for a robotics competition.  The mats used in practice were very different from the mats used in…

Northland Games 2015

Posted on May. 20, 2015

A signature event for Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) is just around the corner! May 29th marks the 28th edition of the Northland Games! Hundreds of athletes will travel to compete in the regional…

Summer Reading Program

Posted on May. 19, 2015

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”                                                                                                       –…

Hatching Chickens in the Classroom

Posted on May. 7, 2015

For the last 21 days we have been incubating chicken eggs.  The kids have taken turns turning the eggs and making sure the incubator has been doing its job by keeping them warm.  The children have become…

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Posted on May. 4, 2015

The Student Transportation Association of Alberta's has declared May 4th, 2015 “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day”. Join us in recognizing and celebrating our hard working, dedicated School Bus…

Indigenous Youth Science and Traditional Knowledge…

Posted on Apr. 28, 2015

The Faculty of Native Studies - University of Alberta is co-hosting a Traditional Knowledge - Science Fair with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, and the Treaty 6 Confederacy. The vision of the fair…

Early kindergarten Registration and Screening

Posted on Apr. 23, 2015

We will be holding an Early Kindergarten Registration and Screening night on April 29th from 5-7 pm.  Hope to see you there.

Regional Spelling Bee 2015

Posted on Apr. 21, 2015

Schools across Northland School Division are busy preparing for the Regional Science Fair! Bishop Routhier School in Peavine Métis Settlement will once again host the event on Monday, April 27, 2015.…

Author to Visit Grouard

Posted on Apr. 15, 2015

Eric Walters has traveled to so many different areas of the world so he knows about the different worldviews and can give that sense of realism in his stories. They are so realistic you feel as though…

Attendance Improvement Initiative Awareness Campaign

Posted on Apr. 7, 2015

The Attendance Improvement Initiative - 'Every Day Counts' Awareness Campaign runs from April 6-10, 2015. Click here to listen to our radio advertisements and learn more about the Attendance Improvement…

ECS' Teddy Bear Picnic

Posted on Mar. 31, 2015

After finishing a month long unit on bears, we had a Teddy Bear Picnic.  The kids loved it!

Pajama Day 2015

Posted on Mar. 31, 2015

We had a great turnout on Pajama Day.  Some of our kids even brought their teddy bears!

KTC/NSD61 Robotics Tournament Update

Posted on Mar. 25, 2015

Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council (KTC) and Northland School Division are hosting the 1st Annual KTC/NSD61 Robotics Tournament! This Kindergarten to grade 12 event is scheduled for March 28, 2015at Back…

St. Patrick's Day

Posted on Mar. 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day at school brought out lots of shades of green.  The students and staff looked great!

Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week

Posted on Mar. 9, 2015

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) takes this opportunity to thank substitute teachers for their valuable service to students, staff, schools, parents and community members. “In times of illness,…

Skating in Peavine

Posted on Mar. 4, 2015

We have been going skating in Peavine.  We have been a few times now, and the kids are getting really good at skating. For some kids, this is has been the first time they have gone skating and even by…

Photography Contest

Posted on Mar. 4, 2015

A reminder that the Northland School Division Photography contest deadline is this Friday. Click here for details about the contest and how to submit a photo!

Community Conversations: Guiding Principles for an…

Posted on Mar. 2, 2015

Alberta Education is holding community conversations to develop guiding principles for an amended Northland School Division Act. To support attendance, there will be events in five communities within…

Pink Shirt Day 2015

Posted on Feb. 25, 2015

The kids came out in droves of pink!  They looked so good and left little messages around the school for people that they appreciate!  The kids had lots of great things to say about their school mates,…

Twin Day

Posted on Feb. 20, 2015

Twin Day was a great day.  Lots of smiling happy faces today!

Have your say in Education

Posted on Feb. 17, 2015

Parents have a direct impact on education and that's why Grouard Northland School is asking for their support.  We will be contacting parents to complete the annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February…

Travel Club - England and Rome 2017

Posted on Feb. 4, 2015

We are going to England and Rome in 2017!  The trip is open to students currently in the Grades 4-7.  For more details, join us at our Parent Meeting on Wednesday, February 18th @ 7 pm.  Hope to see…

Grouard Northland School recognized by Alberta Milk

Posted on Feb. 3, 2015

Club Moo, Alberta’s school milk program, started in 1985 and has grown from 9 schools the first year to 340 schools today! Alberta Milk recognizes schools that reach major participation milestones!…

Grade 3/4 Science Experiment - Making Crystals with…

Posted on Feb. 2, 2015

Today the big reveal happened in Ms. Kristel's Grade 3/4 class.  The kids made two types of crystals; sugar and Borax, so no taste testing today!

National Literacy Night

Posted on Jan. 27, 2015

We had a great  time at Literacy Night last night.  We read the book "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch.  Then we enjoyed a few activities afterwards.  

Family Literacy Day

Posted on Jan. 26, 2015

We are hosting a Literacy night starting at 6PM! Come on over to the school with your children to enjoy some fun family activities and read "Love You Forever"! 

2014

Christmas Concert

Posted on Dec. 17, 2014

The Christmas Concert is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.  Please have students in their classes by 4:45.  Christmas dinner will follow.  Hope to see everyone there.

School Spirit Days

Posted on Dec. 12, 2014

Throughout t the school year, our student council and staff put on a variety of school spirit days.  So far, we have already had Crazy Hair Day, Jersey Day and Pajama Day.  It's been a blast.  Click…

December Fun

Posted on Dec. 8, 2014

It' s that time of year, classes are busy preparing for our annual Christmas Concert.  Along with the concert preparations teachers have special activities for the kids; making gingerbread men, gingerbread…

Grouard Thunderbirds vs. High Prairie RCMP

Posted on Dec. 5, 2014

The High Prairie RCMP were invited to play a friendly game of basketball vs. our grade 5-9 students.  The game was intense and was close from beginning to end.  The students from the other grades cheered…

Halloween Carnival

Posted on Oct. 30, 2014

This year, the ECS class put on a Halloween Carnival and it was very successful.  We had a great turn out and everyone really seemed to have fun!  Thanks for everyone's support and time.  

Culture Camp - Marten Lakes 2014

Posted on Oct. 22, 2014

This week, we all had an opportunity to explore our roots out a Marten Lakes.  We sang songs, and went on a Scavenger Hunt and learned about prairie chickens.  It was a great day(s).