Welcome Back

Hello Oxford School Community!
Welcome to our 2017-18 school year. To those of you who are new to Oxford, expect to experience the safest, most supportive learning environment our Board has to offer. Despite the many challenges faced by our young in today’s world, when present at Oxford the overwhelming truth is that everyone belongs and contributes to a climate of hope and shared success.
It is undeniable that diversity enriches the learning experiences of all students. The expectation at Oxford School is that every individual in our building acknowledges the worth of every learner. This is so regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation or political beliefs. At Oxford we embrace a culturally inclusive learning environment that encourages the level of trust necessary, regardless of differences, to enjoy each day in a place you want to be. How fortunate we all are, as members of the Oxford School family, to be able to contribute to such a community. It is true, that each one of us has gifts to offer, and also true is that we bring our own assumptions about each other. What makes ours a safe and supportive learning environment is the willingness to acknowledge our own ignorance. We know we must continuously challenge ourselves to adapt ways of learning and teaching practices to be more responsive to the unique needs of our children.
As we move together into this new school year, our mantra is that all we do we do with respect, patience, understanding, and a desire to be unified through peace and compassion. See you soon!

Don

Don Reardon
Principal

Junior High Supplies

Junior High Supplies

Student Fees
$20.00 – Printing consumables, locker and lock rental, admission to special presentations and school wide events

Supplies
50 pencils, 50 pens, coloured pencils, ruler, white out, protractor, 1000 sheets of looseleaf, Large Binder ( ZIPPER recommended), package of dividers, 10 page protectors, 5 project covers, dry clean shoes, gym clothes, water bottle, pencil case, erasers, highlighter. Earbuds with a built in microphone. French immersion students should have a small French English dictionary.

Elementary Supply Lists

Grade 1

2- Boxes of Crayons – Crayola recommended
24- Pencils – Dixon or Papermate are recommended
3- White erasers
1- Blunt tip children’s scissors
6- Glue sticks (20g size recommended
1- Small plastic pencil kit box – Available at Dollarama
1-8 pack broad tip markers (Original colours – washable – Crayola recommended)
1-23 pack fine tip markers (Original colours – washable – Crayola recommended)
3-Pocket folders
5-Duotangs – preferred colours – red, green, white, navy and yellow.
2-Duotangs with pockets – red preferred
1-Nylon zippered courier bag Available at Dollarama
4-32 paged scribblers
1-Hilroy Exercise Book Plain Recycled, 9-1/8″ x 7-1/8″, 72 Pages (The Blue One)
3-Hilroy Exercise Book 1/2 plain 1/2 ruled, 9-1/8″ x 7-1/8″, 72 Pages (The Yellow One)
1-Hilroy Exercise Book 8mm Ruling Recycled, 9-1/8″ x 7-1/8″, 72 Pages (The Red One)
4-Whiteboard markers
5-Large zippered Ziploc type bags

GRADE 2

3 boxes – # 2 pencils
2 pkgs – white erasers
4 – large glue stick
1 – scissors
1 – white glue
1 – ruler
1 – water bottle
1 – scotch tape
1 – pencil sharpener
1 – medium sized freezer bags
1 pkg – labels
4 – Plastic folders with pockets
6 – Multi colored folders with pockets
2 pkgs – markers washable
2 pkgs – colored pencils

1 box- crayons
1 pkg -construction paper
1 – Hilroy large 30 sheet scrapbook
2 pkgs – loose leaf lined 150 pages
4 – Hilroy scribblers 80 pgs
4 -Hilroy 72 pages 1/2 plain-1/2 interlined 23.1cmx18cm
2 – 3 ring binders
1 – paint the primary colors
1 pair – indoor gym shoes                                                              1

GRADE 3

4 duo-tang covers with fasteners for looseleaf, should not have pockets just clips
1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow and 1 green
1 400 pkg of looseleaf
colored pencils, sharpened
pencil sharpener (One that collects the shavings)
markers
pencils, Dixon or Papermate are recommended
2 glue sticks
2 white erasers
1 pair of scissors
1 cloth pencil case
1 pkg of construction paper
1 sketch pad
3 large hilroy scribblers
2 sheets of bristol board
2 – 1-inch binders, one red, one black

GRADE 4

4 duo-tang covers with fasteners for looseleaf, should not have pockets just clips
1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow and 1 green
1 400 pkg of looseleaf
colored pencils, sharpened
pencil sharpener (One that collects the shavings)
markers
pencils, Dixon or Papermate are recommended
2 glue sticks
2 white erasers
1 pair of scissors
1 cloth pencil case
1 pkg of construction paper
1 sketch pad
3 large hilroy scribblers
2 sheets of bristol board
2 – 1-inch binders, one red, one black

GRADE 5

4 – 80 page scribblers (no coils)
4 – 32 page scribblers (no coils)
2 – duotangs (all different colours, if possible)
1 – duotang with two side pockets
2 campfire/heritage notebooks
1 composition/journal book

1 package of markers
40 pencils
4 pens (different colours)
2 highlighters (different colours)
1 pencil box/case

1 pencil sharpener
1 ruler (cms)
scissors
3 erasers
2 glue sticks

GRADE 6

1 package of pre-sharpened pencils, HB lead
2 blue pens
2 erasers
1 pencil sharpener
2 large glue sticks
1 roll of clear tape
1 box of Kleenex
1 highlighter
1 30cm clear plastic ruler
1 pair of scissors
1 hard pencil box or container
1 package of pre sharpened color pencils
1 package of washable markers
2 Campfire or Heritage style notebooks
2 packages of tab dividers
4 one inch hard-covered binders (blue, black, red, green)
1 package of 200 sheets looseleaf
1 heavier thickness homework folder
6 duotangs (yellow, orange, red, green, light blue, black)
2 80 page scribblers
2 32 page scribblers
1 package of assorted construction paper
1 yellow pocket folder

Please just bring basics (pencil case and paper) for the first day of school. We will let the children know what is needed at school and when to bring it as well as the materials that can be stored at home until they are needed throughout the year. It is also important that all materials be clearly labeled.

Knights in the News!

Knights in the News!
Check out this feature on our successful Imhotep FLL Robotic Team
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/nova-scotia/sable-island-horse-deterrent-halifax-students-global-innovation-awards-1.4135293

STOMP and Ms. Cain Perform on CBC.

A huge shout out to our students who performed on CBC Info Morning on Friday February 24th.

Check out this link to view their performances.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/info-am-black-cultural-centre-for-nova-scotia-performances-1.3998108

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Oxford Report to Community

Our Oxford School Report to the Community is available at the following link.

http://www.hrsb.ca/sites/default/files/schools/community-reports/oxf2016.pdf

P-3 Report Card info for Parents/Guardians

ReportCardWorking1Important Report Card information for parents and guardians with children in grades Primary to 3. Please click here to view this info from EECD.

New Provincial Homework Policy

New province wide homework policy Sept 1 / 2015

Click Here to read about it

New Provincial School Code of Conduct Policy

New province wide code of conduct policy Sept 1 / 2015

Click Here to read about it

Nova Scotia Action Plan for Education

On Thursday, January 29th, 2015, the Honourable Karen Casey, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development released The 3 Rs: Renew, Refocus and Rebuild, Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education to provide a better future for Nova Scotia’s students.

Click Here to read about it