Saint Andrew Junior School

Posted at 8:58 am on December 15, 2017

Some school students from the area will be going around town Friday sharing random acts of kindness with town residents. St. Andrew Jr. School guidance group received a $1,000 grant from the Awesome Antigonish foundation, which students will spread through Antigonish Friday.
Grade 8 student James Khoury says that spreading random acts of kindness in their school is a common occurence, so spreading it all through Antigonish seemed like a good idea:
Khoury says he can’t give details about where they will be today, but keep an eye open for students at different shops and buildings through the town and county.

Posted at 12:04 pm on October 25, 2017

Students at Saint Andrew Junior School have launched a campaign to collect donations for the Food Bank.  Students call their initiative “We Scare Hunger”.  One of the organizers of the event, Grade 8 student Carly Sampson says they have set an ambitious goal.
Saint Andrew Junior School has teamed up with Keltic Ford to collect food items at the school and the dealership.  The food drive ends Thursday.

Posted at 12:59 pm on October 24, 2017

 Several local teams came home with provincial championship banners from Monday’s 2017 NSSAF Cross Country Championship in Halifax.
Dr. JH Gillis Regional Royals Intermediate Women and Senior Women teams won provincial titles.  The Junior Women’s title was also won by a local team from Saint Andrew Junior School.  The Senior Men’s team from Dr. JH Gillis and the Junior Men’s team from Saint Andrew Junior School finished second in their divisions.
Four local runners also made the podium in their events.  Daniel Mombourquette of East Richmond Education Centre finished second in Junior Men’s, Emma Cameron  of Saint Andrew Junior School was third in Junior Women’s, Allie Sandluck of North Nova Education Centre finished third in Intermediate Women’s and Raymond Simpson of North Nova Education Centre came Third in Senior Men’s.

Posted at 1:39 pm on October 5, 2017

A teacher at Saint Andrew Junior School in the Antigonish area has been named the province’s French Second Language Educator of the year.  Catharine MacDonald is a Grade 6 French Immersion Teacher.  She has taught either Core French or French Immersion over her 28 year career.  The award, from Canadian Parents for French Nova Scotia recognizes excellence in French second Language teachers and teachers’ initiative and innovation.
She was nominated for her commitment to French Language learning and her extracurricular work with the school’s Technology Club, teaching students code and encouraging students to get involved in the Brilliant Lab Maker Space Club.  She has also supported her immersion students with projects, including fund-raising to support building wells in Nigeria.

Posted at 8:37 am on June 5, 2017

At the NSSAF Track & Field Provincial Championships held at Beazley Field  in Dartmouth this past weekend saw some local schools and athletes excel.  St. Andrew Junior School won the Junior Division Provincial Banner, as well as the Junior Female team Banner.   St. Andrew Junior School athletes who medalled were Malia Artibello – gold in 400m, Siona Chisholm – 2 gold in the 1500m & 3000m & silver in the 800m,  Mairin Canning – 2 Bronze in the 800m & 1500m, Emma Cameron – Bronze in the 3000m, SAJS Female 4 x 100 relay team – gold, and 4 x 400m relay team  of Sarah Stewart, Siona Chisholm, Mairin Canning and Malia Aritibello smashed the 1982 Provincial record with a time of 4:17:83 capturing gold medals.

Aidan MacDonald of Dr. J.H.Gillis Senior Girls – Gold in the 1500 and silver in the 800, Abigail MacDonald – Bronze in the 800, & Stephanie Wallace – Bronze in Intermediate Girls Discus.

Jayden Muise of Bayview Education Centre – Bronze in Junior Boys Shot put & Luke vanZutphen – Bronze in Junior Boys Long Jump.