The first day of school for most students is Wednesday, September 5. First day for HEC, KCA, LEC and PRMS is Thursday, September 6.

Congratulations on a successful school year, and best wishes to all students, graduates, families and staff for a safe and happy summer! Have a question? We're here all summer!


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News and Events

July 23, 2018: Lesley MacDonald, CHRP, has been named Director of Human Resources for the the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education. MacDonald brings a wealth of experience to this role, and a commitment to the AVRCE vision of 'working together for students.' She will begin as Director of Human Resources on August 1, 2018. 

On June 7, students and staff of the NKEC Space Agency successfully launched a weather balloon loaded with sensors and cameras into the upper atmosphere. The balloon was tracked to Hants County and retrieved on June 8, revealing atmospheric data and amazing video from the balloon’s journey thousands of metres above Earth’s surface.

On June 7, 23 AVRCE Educational Assistants received a certificate of accomplishment for completing a two-year Foundations in Educational Support Program (FEDS) at NSCC.

The FEDS program was developed through a collaboration between AVRCE and NSCC. The program provides focused, job-specific training to enhance the skills of EAs currently employed in our region. Because the program is delivered on a part-time basis to accommodate work schedules, program participants committed many late afternoons, evenings and weekends to learn and earn their certificates.

Information on Pre-Primary Programs, including new sites for 2018-2019 and registration details.

This year, Central Kings and West Kings students in the Student Support Worker (SSW) Program have been part of leadership activities organized by the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute, including learning from elders' life experiences, and leading their peers in a workshop on dance in African descent cultures.

It's important to check your school bus information before the new school year starts in September. It's easy and quick to check online with BusPlanner Web Parent Portal. You can also contact our Transportation staff throughout the summer if you have questions or a change of address.

The Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education’s website and Twitter account have changed to reflect our new name. On June 4, 2018 our website became and our Twitter account was renamed to @AVRCE_NS.

We know it takes time to get used to change—we will redirect to our new website address for the next year. Don’t forget to update your bookmarks!

We welcome families to contact their local school to register new Primary students for the upcoming school year.

Click here to view the June 2018 Monthly Update from the Regional Executive Director of Education, highlighting student achievements, news from schools and developments at the regional level.

April 17, 2018: Regional Executive Director of Education Roberta Kubik has decided there will be no change to the West Kings District High School start time in September 2018. Feeder schools may see minor schedule changes to reduce time students spend on the bus.

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