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back to top Business Plans, Statements of Mandate and Accountability Reports

  • Spring 2013 Provincial Update on AG Recommendations – Department Education & Early Childhood Development
  • Provincial Update on the Auditor General Recommendations - Education (October 31 2012)
  • Provincial Update on the Auditor General Recommendations - Education (June 2012)
  • Provincial Update on the Auditor General Recommendations - Education (November 2011)

  • Accountability Reports

  • 2012-2013 Accountability Report
  • 2011-2012 Accountability Report
  • 2010-2011 Accountability Report
  • 2009-2010 Accountability Report

    The accountability report of the Department of Education for the year ending March 31, 2010, is prepared pursuant to the Provincial Finance Act and government policies and guidelines. These authorities require the reporting of outcomes against the Department of Education business plan information for the fiscal year 2009-10.

  • 2008-2009 Accountability Report
  • 2007-2008 Accountability Report
  • 2006-2007 Accountability Report
  • 2005-2006 Accountability Report
  • 2004-2005 Accountability Report
  • 2003-2004 Accountability Report
  • 2002-2003 Accountability Report
  • 2001-2002 Accountability Report
  • 2000-2001 Accountability Report

  • Business Plans & Statements of Mandate

  • 2014-2015 Statement of Mandate
  • 2013-2014 Statement of Mandate
  • 2012-2013 Statement of Mandate
  • 2011-2012 Statement of Mandate
  • 2010-2011 Statement of Mandate
  • 2009-2010 Departmental Business Plan
  • 2008-2009 Departmental Business Plan
  • 2007-2008 Departmental Business Plan
  • 2006-2007 Departmental Business Plan
  • 2005-2006 Departmental Business Plan
  • 2004-2005 Departmental Business Plan
  • 2003-2004 Departmental Business Plan
  • 2002-2003 Departmental Business Plan
  • 2001-2002 Departmental Business Plan
  • 2000-2001 Departmental Business Plan

  • French Language Services Plan



    back to topCollective Agreements

  • Agreement Between The Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development of the Province of Nova Scotia and The Nova Scotia Teachers Union. Term: August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2015
    Made on the 14th day of May, 2013 (Teachers’ Provincial Agreement)
  • Convention collective établie entre La ministre de l'Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance de la Nouvelle-Écosse et Le Syndicat des Enseignants de la Nouvelle-Écosse pour la période du 1er août 2012 au 31 juillet 2015
    Établie le 14 mai 2013 (Convention collective provinciale des enseignants)


  • back to topConsultations / Reports

    Assessments, Examinations, Student Achievement

  • Minister's Report to Parents and Guardians
  • Premier's Forum on Student Achievement - Summary Report
  • Succeeding in Reading: An Early Literacy Support Framework
  • La réussite en lecture cadre de soutien en littératie chez jeunes enfants

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Action Plan
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Action Plan (en français)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Action Plan (Progress Report - Spring 2012)
  • Autism Management Advisory Team Report

  • BLAC Report

  • Reality Check: A Review of key programs areas in the BLAC Report for their effectiveness in enhancing the educational opportunities and achievement of African Nova Scotian learners
  • Redressing Inequity - Empowering Black Learners.

  • Bullying & Cyberbullying

    Mi'kmaq Community

  • Increasing the Effectiveness of Service Delivery to Mi'kmaw Learners - Minister's Response to Project Report

  • Report Card Review

  • Provincial Report Card Review Committee - Public Survey Results Overview
  • Comité d’examen des bulletins scolaires de la province - Vue d’ensemble des résultats du sondage

  • Schools and School Boards

  • External Review of the Halifax Regional School Board’s Support of Rehtaeh Parsons
  • Review of Chignecto-Central Regional School Board 2012–13 Budget
  • Review of the South Shore Regional School Board
  • Examen des activités du South Shore Regional School Board
  • School Storm Days in Nova Scotia - A Discussion Paper
  • Fermeture des écoles de la N.-É. pendant les jours de tempête : Document de travail
  • Walking Distance Review

  • School Closure

  • School Closure Process Review - Review Committee Report and Recommendations
  • Étude du processus de fermeture d'écoles - Rapport et recommandations du comité d'étude

  • Students with Special Needs

  • Minister’s Response to the Review Committee Report and Recommendations
  • Review Committee Report and Recommendations
  • Rapport et recommandations du comité chargé de l'étude

  • Student Engagement

  • Promoting Student Engagement: Report of the Minister's Working Committee on Absenteeism and Classroom Climate
  • Encourager la participation active des élèves: Rapport du comité de travail ministériel sur l'absentéisme et le climat dans la salle de classe

  • Teachers

    Teacher Training

  • Bachelor of Education Graduate Follow-Up Survey Report 2011
  • Rapport sur l´enquête de suivi auprès des bacheliers en éducation 2011
  • Report of the PLC Study Committee Building Professional Learning Communities in Nova Scotia Schools - May 2011
  • Les communautes d'apprentissage professionnel dans les ecoles de la Nouvelle-Ecosse a Developpement des capacites et organisation de l'emploi du temps - Mai 2011
  • Report and Recommendations of the Education Professional Development Committee 2009
  • Department of Education Response to Report and Recommendations of the Education Professional Development Committee 2009
  • Minister’s Response to Report and Recommendations of the Review Panel on Teacher Education 2008
  • Réponse de la ministre au rapport et aux recommandations du comité chargé d´étudier la formation des enseignants 2008
  • Report and Recommendation of the Review Panel on Teacher Education in Nova Scotia 2007
  • Rapport et recommandations du comité chargé d´étudier la formation des enseignants en Nouvelle-Écosse 2007
  • Teacher Qualifications

  • Aligning Teacher Qualifications with the Learning Needs of Nova Scotian Students (August 2013)
  • L’harmonisation des compétences des enseignants avec les besoins d’apprentissage des élèves néoécossais (Août 2013)
  • Audit of Teaching Assignments (May 2013)
  • Vérification des tâches d'enseignement (Mai 2013)
  • Audit of Teaching Assignments (October 2007)
  • Vérification des tâches d'enseignement (Octobre 2007)


  • back to topCopyright

  • Copyright & Educational Video Resources (107KB)
  • Les Droits D'Auteur & les ressources pedagogiques sur video (107KB)
  • Posted in June 2010 on the Council of Ministers of Education (CMEC) web site:
  • Bill C-32 Bulletin #1 - Copyright Changes to Permit Educational Use of the Internet
  • Bill C-32 Bulletin #2 - The Truth about Declining Textbook Sales
  • Bill C-32 Bulletin #3 - Adding "education" to fair dealing does not mean teachers can copy whatever they want

  • Posted in 2008 on the Council of Ministers of Education (CMEC) web site:
  • Copyright Bulletin #1 - Changes to the Copyright Law Must Include An Amendment to Address Educational Use of the Internet
  • Copyright Bulletin #2 - Education Organizations Need Clarity in Canada's New Copyright Law
  • Copyright Bulletin #3 - Educational Use of the Internet: “Fair Dealing” Just May Not Be Enough
  • Copyright Bulletin #4 - Concerning the Educational Use of the Internet: An Education Amendment Does Not Narrow Fair Dealing
  • Copyright Bulletin #5 - Educational Use of the Internet: Is There an Implied Licence?


  • back to topDirectories

  • Directory of Schools


  • back to topDOE Table Codes

  • Area of Responsibility
  • Board Position
  • NSTU Position


  • back to topFrench Second Language Education

    Core French

  • Orientation Document for Atlantic Canada Core French Curriculum
  • Document d'orientation des programmes de français de base pour le Canada atlantique

  • French Immersion

  • French Immersion Review Committee Report (executive summary)
  • Document d'encadrement du programme de frannais en immersion pour le Canada atlantique


  • back to topPrincipals in Focus

  • Principals in Focus (PIF) - Summary Report
  • Principals in Focus (PIF) - Rapport sommaire
  • Principals in Focus - Summary Report
  • Principals in Focus - Rapport récapitulatif
  • Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation - Kim Marshall
  • Sample Backwards-Designed Unit - Kim Marshall
  • Teacher Evaluation Rubrics - Kim Marshall
  • Unit Planning Template - Kim Marshall


  • back to topPublic School Policies

  • Programmes des écoles Publiques (complet)
  • Artists in Schools Programs: english | français

  • Abuse, Discrimination, Harassment

  • Child Abuse - Protection of our Students from Child Abuse, Discrimination, & Sexual Harassment
    Supporting school board policy in accordance with: Education Act, Children and Family Services Act, Human Rights Act. Topics include: The Law ; Rights and Responsibilities ; How to Recognize Child Abuse ; What To Do About It.
  • Violences a  l'encontre des enfants
    À l’appui de la politique du conseil scolaire conformément àà: la loi sur l’éducation, la loi dite Children and Family Services Act, la loi dite Human Rights Act. Table Des Matières:la loi ; les droits et les responsabilités ; comment dépister les cas de violences à l’encontre des enfants ; que faire dans un tel cas.
  • Discrimination and Sexual Harassment - Information for Community School Members
    Topics include: Your Rights ; How to Recognize Discrimination and Sexual Harassment ; What To Do About It.
  • Discrimination et harcèlement sexuel - Informations pour les membres de la communaute scolaire
    Des matières: vos droits ; comment dépister les cas de discrimination et de harcèlement sexuel ; que faire dans un tel cas
  • Model Framework - Protection from Child Abuse, Discrimination, and Sexual Harassment
    Protocols and procedures for identifying and reporting, investigating, and concluding complaints of suspected child abuse, discrimination, and sexual harassment.
  • Modèle de structure - Pour protéger les enfants des violences, de la discrimination et du harcèlement sexuel
    Protocoles devront définir la marche à suivre pour mettre en évidence et signaler les plaintes, pour le signalement des cas soupçonnés d’abus à l’encontre d’un enfant, plaintes en matière de discrimination et de harcèlement sexuel.

  • Comprehensive Guidance & Counselling

  • General Admission Requirements for Universities and Colleges within the Atlantic Provinces (2008)
  • Conditions d'admission des universites et des collèges des provinces atlantiques (2008)

  • Computer (networks, Internet) Access & Use

  • Public School Network Access and Use Policy
  • Politique des écoles publiques en matière d'accès aux réseaux et d'utilisation des réseaux

  • Instructional Time

  • Provincial Policy Framework - Use of Instructional Time
  • Énoncé de politique provinciale : Temps consacré à l'enseignement
  • Appendix A : 'Time to Learn' Strategy, Instructional Time and Semestering
  • Appendix A : 'Time to Learn' Strategy, Grades Primary to 3
  • Appendix A : 'Time to Learn' Strategy, Grades Primary to 6
  • Appendix A : 'Time to Learn' Strategy, Grades 4-6
  • Appendix A : 'Time to Learn' Strategy, Grades 7-8
  • Appendix B : Extracted (time allotment) References from Public School Program
  • Appendix D: Two Learning for Life Plans - Extracted References
  • Annexe D : Plans Vie et apprentissage I et II - Extraits
  • Appendix E: Nova Scotia Education Act and Regulations - Extracted References
  • Annexe E : Loi sur l'éducation et règlements - Extraits
  • Appendix F: NSSAF Handbook -Extracted References
    This document consists of extractions from the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF) Handbook as related to use of instructional time, and protection of time. To read the complete document please proceed to the NSSAF web site.
  • Annexe F : Guide de la NSSAF Handbook - Extraits

  • School Fees

  • School Fees Policy
  • Frais de scolarité


  • back to topSchool Advisory Councils

  • Nova Scotia School Advisory Council Handbook
  • Manuel des comités d'école consultatifs de la Nouvelle-Écosse


  • back to topSchool Calendars

  • English
  • Français

    back to topSchool Management and Organization

    Schools - Emergency Management Planning

  • Provincial Guidelines

  • Planning Resources:
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE
    The “Planning Resource”, released in 2008, is currently being revised. Where inconsistencies occur between the “Planning Resource” and the “Provincial Guidelines” the guidelines shall prevail.


    Écoles - Plan de gestion des urgences

  • Lignes directrices provinciales

  • Ressource pour la planification
  • AVIS IMPORTANT
    La ressource pour la planification, publiée en 2008, est en cours de révision. S’il y a des incohérences entre la ressource pour la planification et les lignes directrices provinciales, ce sont ces dernières qui feront autorité.

    Maintenance & Construction

  • Greening School Grounds Evaluation
    A presentation that assesses 11 years of 'School Ground Greening' projects in the Halifax Regional School Board.
  • Building Design Requirements Manual -- General
  • Building Design Requirements Manual -- Educational Facilities
  • Educational Facilities - Room Data Sheets


  • back to topStatistics

  • Statistical Summary