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Join the AVRCE team! Full-time, part-time and casual opportunities available. Click to view postings and apply, or call 902-538-JOBS.

We have a new messaging system for sending important updates from your school and AVRCE. Text "Y" to 978338 to opt in to text notices.

On December 7, Premier Tim Houston announced a change to the winter break schedule for all public school students in Nova Scotia. Students will return to class on Thursday, January 6th, 2022, instead of Tuesday, January 4th as originally scheduled.

A letter from Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer of Health, was shared with families on November 30, 2021, to provide information on COVID-19 vaccinations for children and teens. Click to view the letter.

Winter is coming, so it's important to have a back-up plan in case of school cancellations or early dismissals due to weather/road conditions, or other unforseen events. Learn more about procedures for school cancellations, bus driver discretion and more.

Check out our November 2021 Monthly Update.

Join us to make a difference for students! We have designated positions for people of African descent, people of Indigenous ancestry, and people with disabilities, as well as positions open to all. 

The 2021-2022 AVRCE Class Caps Compliance Report is now available. To view the report, please click here.


Our 2020-2021 Annual Report to the Community looks back on the previous school year, highlighting initiatives to support student success and well-being, plus key facts about AVRCE.

To make testing more accessible, and to support early detection of COVID-19, Nova Scotia is introducing a take-home testing pilot program for families with children under the age of 12. An update regarding extended expiry dates for home testing kits was emailed to families of Pre-Primary to Grade 6 students on October 20, 2021.

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  • Toll Free: 800-850-3887
  • Phone: 902-538-4600
  • Fax: 902-538-4630

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