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Please CLICK HERE to view all School Memos that have been sent home by email.

European Tour 2025

After a successful European Tour in 2024, we are excited to announce that another tour has been approved for Easter 2025! This nine-day tour tour is open to current Grade 8 students. 

If you are interested in more information, there will be a parent/student info session on Monday, May 13th at 7pm in the LRC

See flyer below for further details!

Visit our new BlueSky Social account for all school related updates.

Link

School Development Surveys

The Department of Education’s 2023-24 School Development Surveys are now available online and will be open for submissions until Friday, March 15th.  We encourage all families to please complete this survey as the data will be used to identify strengths and challenges and to create goals for the school. 

The survey is completely anonymous and can be completed at the link below:

https://www.research.net/r/SDFamily2324EN

We appreciate your feedback!

Grade 9 Field Trip to White Hills-- CANCELLED


As per NLSchools Student Travel Policy, the field trip to White Hills Ski Resort that was scheduled for Thursday, February 22 has been cancelled due to a weather warning that has been issued by the District’s contracted weather service.


Refunds will be issued to students and families in the coming weeks. 

Celtic Pink Shirt Orders

On Wednesday, February 28, Brother Rice will be recognizing Canada’s National Pink Shirt/Anti-Bullying Day.   

Celtic Pink Shirts can be purchased at the following link:

https://canteenclub.square.site/product/celtic-pink-shirt-day/32

Orders must be placed by 11:59PM on Tuesday, February 20th.

Order deadline has been extended to 11:59PM on Sunday, February 25th.

School Supplies

Semester 2 will begin on January 29th. This would be a good time to replenish school supplies.  Pencils and erasers are especially important!

Suggested School Supplies 2023-2024

2023 Spirit Week .pdf

Family-Teacher Conferences

Family-Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, December 7 from 12-3:30pm and 4:30-6:00pm.  Families will have the option of attending in-person at the school or virtually through video conference.

Appointments can be booked online through Optis. You will be able to book appointments once Progress Reports have been released on December 1.  For more information on using the Optis system, please see the instructions below:   

Optis Info for Families.pdf 

Optis Login 

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

Our students have the opportunity to attend a student matinee performance of A Christmas Carol at Holy Heart Theatre on November 24, 2023. Students will be leaving the school at 9:00 am to walk to Holy Heart and should arrive back at the school by 11:30am. The cost for this event is $10.00.  

Payment for this event is due in advance as we need to purchase tickets for the show. To confirm your child's spot, please complete the permission form and fee payment through Rycor by Wednesday, November 15th. To access Rycor, simply log in to your PowerSchool Parent Account and click the "Forms and Fees" tab.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to the school.

Rycor Online Fees and Forms

A reminder to families that we are now using NLESD's new Rycor system for any school-related fees and forms. Several important forms have been posted for completion (Emergency Dismissal info; Media Consent; Technology Agreement). For student athletes, the Athletic Contract and any applicable sport fees have also been posted. 


To access the Rycor system, simply login to your PowerSchool Parent account and click on the "Fees and Forms" tab. More information can be found by visiting https://www.nlesd.ca/studentsfamilies/rycor.jsp.


Changes to Bus Routes 2 and 4***

Effective Monday, September 25th, there will be changes to Bus Routes 2 and 4.  Due to overcrowding, the following stops have been removed from Bus Route 17-129-2:

Cashin Avenue & Campbell Avenue

Blackmarsh Road & Bennett Avenue


Beginning on Monday morning, these stops will be added to Bus 17-129-4.  As a result, there are changes to pick up and drop off times for both route 17-129-2 and route 17-129-4. Please CLICK HERE to view updated pick up and drop off times for these routes. 


Welcome Back!

We hope you have all had an enjoyable summer! The first day of school for students is next Wednesday, September 6th. Please click the link below for school opening procedures and other important information. Please make note of slide 7 which outlines a new system for reporting your child's absences.

School Opening Information


School Supply List

We look forward to welcoming all students back to school on Wednesday, September 6, 2023! Further information regarding school opening procedures will be communicated at the end of August.

Please click below for a list of recommended school supplies for the upcoming school year:

SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST for Grades 7, 8, 9


Brother Rice Fundraiser

We are delighted to announce an exciting fundraiser for our school and an exclusive sale for our families.  Sunday June 18th will be a night to remember with an amazing line-up of professional  entertainment in aid of Brother Rice - from drag show to comedy to a wide variety of musicians, including Broadway stars of the hit musical Come From Away.


Ticket sales are on now and Brother Rice families have access to an exclusive discount, but only until June 1st.  Brother Rice families can get $5 off the ticket price when you book on-line at  www.holyhearttheatre.com  or in-person using the password: Celtics2023   


Save the on-line booking charge of $2 per ticket by calling 709-579-4424 or go in-person to the Holy Heart Theatre Box Office.


This line-up is guaranteed to make for a night of unforgettable entertainment AND is in aid of a great cause: educational resources and programming that will enhance the learning experiences for our own Brother Rice students! Get your family tickets now & tell your friends!


School Development Surveys

The Department of Education’s 2022-23 School Development Surveys are now available online. We encourage families to complete the survey as this data will be used to set goals for our school. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 17, 2023.  Please see the links below: 


Family Survey Information:

Family Survey.2022-23_EN.pdf 


Survey Link:

https://www.research.net/r/SDFamily2223EN

Spirit Week is Feb 21-27!

Starting on Tuesday, February 21st, our Student Leadership Team has helped plan a variety of theme days and activities for our school. We encourage all students to participate! Please see the attachment below for more details:

Spirit Week Feb 2023.png 

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will take place on Monday, November 28th. 

Progress Reports & Family-Teacher Conferences

Progress Reports will be released via PowerSchool on December 2nd. Family-Teacher Conferences will take place on December 8th. Appointment will be booked through the Optis system. 

For more information, please see the School Memos above.

Changes to Bus Route #1

Effective October 19th, there are changes to bus stops on Route 17-129-1. Please click below to view updated stops:

https://www.nlesd.ca/schools/doc/1665769045630.pdf

Student Chromebook Forms due September 16th

Students can request a district-provided Chromebook for educational use while enrolled in school with NLESD. More information is available by clicking here. If your child wishes to receive a district-provided Chromebook, please ensure you have completed and returned the following forms by this Friday, September 16th:  

Chromebook Agreement Form

Acceptable Use of Technology Form


Information for Back to School

We're excited to welcome everyone back on September 7th! Please click the link below for some important back-to-school information:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_kHFNidMBELYR3oPNA3-8tKQHZUo2o3nCSWjZyajkfg/edit?usp=sharing


Supply List for Grades 7,8,9

Click here for a list of suggested school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year.


Year End Message

As we end the school year, we would like to thank our students, families, coaches, volunteers, and all school staff for their successes and positive contributions throughout the school year!

School will reopen for students on September 7th, 2022. More information will be sent to parents/guardians prior to that date.

Have a safe an enjoyable summer! 


No School for Students on Monday, May 30th

Please note that there is no school for students on Monday, May 30th due to Teacher PL.


Grade 8 & 9 Students 

Our grade 8 and 9 students have been invited to a matinee being performed by Theatre Arts students attending Holy Heart. For more information, please see the permission form linked below. All students who wish to attend must return the permission form no later than Wednesday, May 18th. 

Permission Form for Grade 8 & 9 Students (must be printed & passed in)

Online Permission Form (complete online via Google Forms)


School Clothing Order Due April 26th

School clothing order is due today.  This order includes general clothing items as well as the Grade 9 Memory T-Shirts and Hoodies.  Orders can be placed at link below:

https://www.unigear2u.com/brjh


School Development Surveys Due April 13th!

The final date to families to complete our School Development Surveys is this Wednesday, April 13th. These surveys are conducted annually to gather feedback that will be used to identify our strengths and challenges.  This is valuable information and we would really appreciate your participation! All responses are completely anonymous.

Families can complete the survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.research.net/r/SDFAMILY2122EN

Thanks for your continued support!

Spirit Week

Spirit Week runs from Friday, April 8th to Thursday, April 14th. Click below to view the theme day schedule!

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New Rapid Testing Information

On March 30th, Public Health released updated testing instructions for the use of rapid self-tests. Attached is the updated guidance as well as a memo from the CMOH explaining the changes.

CMOH Memo - Changes to School Rapid Testing Program March 30, 2022 

Rapid Testing Program for Students and Staff at Schools 


Family-Teacher Conferences

Progress Reports were sent home today, Friday, March 18th. Family-Teacher Conferences will occur virtually (by telephone or video conference) on Thursday, March 24th and can be booked online using the OPTIS system.  

You can begin scheduling interviews today at 3pm and the system will remain open until Wednesday, March 23rd at noon. Families can book up to three interviews per student.  If you do not yet have an OPTIS account, you are able to set one up beginning today. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OPTIS 

Instructions on how to use OPTIS can be found by clicking HERE.


Upcoming PL Day

There will be no school for students on Monday, March 7th due to a Teacher PL Day.


School Development Surveys

School Development Survey is now open for families to complete! These surveys are conducted annually to gather feedback that will be used to identify each school’s strengths and challenges.  This is valuable information and we would really appreciate your participation! All responses are completely anonymous.

Surveys are due by March 25th, 2022. Families can complete the survey by clicking on the following link:  https://www.research.net/r/SDFAMILY2122EN

Thanks for your continued support!


Pick Up of Rapid Test Kits

We will begin dispersing Rapid Test Kits tomorrow (Wednesday, January 19th). Details on pick up times were emailed home today. You can also view these details by clicking the link to our School Memos (located towards the top of this page).

Families are asked to hold their rapid test kits in a secure location until receiving the official go-ahead to begin the testing process. This notification will come in the form of a public advisory from the Provincial Government and an email from the school.  


Online Learning Update

Please note that, based on the January 13th media briefing, online learning will continue into next week, January 17-21.  We are currently developing a plan for the distribution of rapid tests to families. Information about this plan will be communicated next week.


Online Learning Begins on January 4th

There was an important memo emailed to families with information about Online Learning. You can view all of our school memos here.


Changes for Final Week of School before Christmas

The Provincial Government has announced changes to school operations for the coming week. For important details on this announcement, please see the memo below:

Special Communication.pdf 


Christmas Chaos Activities

Our Student Leadership Team has put together some theme days and activities leading up to the Holiday Break.  Check out the full list of activities HERE!


Progress Reports and OPTIS

Progress Reports will go home on Friday, December 3rd. Family-Teacher Conferences will occur virtually (by telephone or video conference) on Thursday, December 9th and can be booked online using the OPTIS system.  

You can begin scheduling interviews on Friday, December 3rd at 3pm.  Families can book up to three interviews per student.  If you do not yet have an OPTIS account, you are able to set one up beginning today. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OPTIS 

Instructions on how to use OPTIS can be found by clicking HERE.


School Clothing Orders Due November 8th

Please note that our school clothing order will close on Monday, November 8th. All orders must be placed through the following website: https://www.unigear2u.com/brjh


Parent Memos

Please click here for a running list of all Parent Memos that have sent home by email.


Curriculum Night Information

Please see the link below for our Curriculum Night Presentation. This presentation contains useful information about your child's courses as well as some some general school information.


Technology Agreement Forms

A reminder to please sign and pass in your Technology Agreement Forms ASAP. 


First Day of School

We look forward to welcoming all new and returning Celtics to school on Wednesday, September, 8! Please note that this is a full day of school for all students. Please visit the link below for some important school information: 

BRJH Back to School Information 2021-2022 


Life-threatening Allergy information

In the event that a student has a life-threatening allergy, we are asking that parents/guardians provide the school with all necessary information as per the school protocol below:  

Protocol and Procedures

The necessary forms and authorizations are below:

Administration of Medication 

Anaphylaxis Management Plan

A Message to our Students