Pictou Academy

Posted at 8:54 am on April 6, 2017

It was decided at the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board meeting last night to make Pictou Elementary School a P-8 school, and to move grades 9-12 students to Dr. Thomas McCulloch. This decision means the governing board voted for the closure of Pictou Academy.
It was also decided to rename the Dr. Thomas McCulloch school “Pictou Academy”, in accordance with legislation. A release says that a transition process to suport the schooling communities will begin in the coming weeks.
This change will come into effect for the 2017-18 school year.

Posted at 8:48 am on June 6, 2016

 It was a successful weekend at provincial tournaments for several local high school teams.
North Nova Education Centre won two provincial titles. In Division one Boys Rugby the Gryphons downed Sir John A MacDonald 21-5 in the title game.  In Division One Girls Fastpitch, North Nova downed Avon View in the final 15-2.
Two other local teams won silver medals.   In Division one Boys Fastpitch, Dalbrae Academy took Silver, losing to South Colchester in the final 5-0.  In Division 3 Boys slo-pitch, Richmond Academy picked up the Silver Medal, losing to Bridgewater in a close contest in the final 20-19.
In Track and Field, Pictou Academy finished first among Division 4 schools, Cape Breton Highlands Academy was third.  Division 2, Dr. JH Gillis Regional High finished second behind Central Kings Rural High.