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New groups eligible for vaccine / four new cases

The provincial government announced today that people 50 and older may now schedule an appointment online to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine through Vitalité or Horizon health networks or by contacting a participating pharmacy. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy participated in today’s media briefing.

Centre of Excellence for Energy to provide students with hands-on learning, career-related experience

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is partnering with NB Power and the Gaia Project to launch the Centre of Excellence for Energy. The centre will give high school students the chance to learn from industry experts while gaining valuable skills. NB Power’s Collaboration Centre in downtown Fredericton is one of the sites which will be used for ...

Updated COVID-19 vaccination plan / seven new cases / update on high schools / AstraZeneca vaccination clinics

The provincial government announced updates to its COVID-19 vaccination plan today. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s news conference.

Poster for 32nd Provincial French Pride Week unveiled

The artwork and promotional poster for the 32nd edition of Provincial French Pride Week, which takes place March 15 to 19, were unveiled today. The slogan is De chez nous à chez vous, la francophonie se célèbre partout! (From our home to yours, the Francophonie is celebrated everywhere!)

Five new cases / update on schools and child care in Zone 2

Public Health reported five new cases of COVID-19. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy participated in today’s media briefing.

Partnership formed to provide students with opportunities for experiential learning, mentorship

A new partnership will provide New Brunswick students with increased opportunities for experiential, or real-world, learning and mentorship. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has signed a collaboration agreement for the 2020-21 school year with the Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association. Fredericton-based 3D Planeta is one of several organizations that will be offering experiential learning opportunities through ...

Six new cases of COVID-19 / Zones 1 and 5 are Orange / Schools in Zone 5

Public Health is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 and declaring an outbreak at Manoir de la Sagesse, a special-care home in Campbellton. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s media briefing.

Plan released for return to schools in September 2020

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy today released the parameters for the public-school system for the 2020-21 school year.

Students provided with internet and technology access to support home learning

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has invested $860,000 towards the acquisition of 1,000 iPads with data plans, 500 laptops and 300 MiFi Hubs to support home learning by providing students in need with access to devices and internet services. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy made the announcement today.

Continuity of learning, graduation plans released

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development released today home learning plans and resources for families to support the continuity of learning while schools remain closed to students. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy outlined the plans.

Poster for 31st Provincial French Pride Week unveiled

The artwork and promotional poster for the 31st edition of Provincial French Pride Week were recently launched at École Le Galion des Appalaches in Campbellton.

New gymnasium floor in Fredericton

A new gymnasium floor has been installed at the Nashwaaksis Field House in Fredericton. The $720,000 project was financed through a partnership between the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Anglophone West School District and the City of Fredericton. The gym serves Nashwaaksis Middle School students, as well as many community groups after-hours and on weekends. Previous flooring ...

2019 Excellence in Education Awards (anglophone sector)

Ten educators in the anglophone sector have been presented with the Minister’s Excellence in Education award recognizing their outstanding work. Front row, from left: George Daley, deputy minister of Education and Early Childhood Education (anglophone sector); recipients Angela Young, Venessa Poirier-LeBlanc, Sheila Morgan and Susan Boyle. Back row, from left: recipients Shane Kelbaugh, Jonathan Godbout, Paul Kelly, Lesley Stewart, Ginger ...

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Take our kids to work is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada during which students step into the working world for a day. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Grade 9 students had the opportunity to accompany a parent/guardian, family friend or volunteer host to the workplace for the day. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy met with ...

2018-19 Excellence in Education Awards (francophone sector)

Five teachers and three early childhood educators in the francophone sector have received the Excellence in Education Award in recognition of their exceptional work over the 2018-19 school year. Seated, from left: recipients Steven Haché and Éric Chiasson. Standing, from left: recipients Linda Harris Soucy, Tina Brasseur and Tania Roy; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy; and recipients ...

Funding to support innovation, hands-on learning in schools

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy visited Brilliant Labs today to announce a $500,000 funding grant. After the announcement, Grade 8 students Ben McNally (centre) and Rohan Katreddy (right) explained how they designed the podium built for the occasion and featured a voice-activated lighting system.

Carbon monoxide monitors to be installed in schools

The provincial government announced today that carbon monoxide monitors will be installed in about 160 provincial schools which have fuel-fired appliances. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy and provincial fire marshal Michael Lewis.

Early learning and child care educators celebrated

New Brunswickers are celebrating the 12th annual provincial Early Learning and Child Care Week from June 3 to 7, and marking Early Childhood Educator Day on Wednesday, June 5. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy participated in the Children United activity at Jilly Beans Childcare in Hanwell.