1 day Teacher Strike

On Friday, February 17th, 2017 the NSTU has called for a one day strike at the legislature, downtown Halifax. 

At this time, there will be no school for students on Friday. 

A NSTU rally is happening at noon on Friday at the legislature if families wish to show their support. 

February is Primary Registration Month!

If you have a child that will be turning 5 years old by December 31, 2017 and you live in the ESM Catchment area- please register for school.  Registration forms can be found on the HRSB website or drop into the school and fill them in here.

What you need:

–  child’s birth certificate

– child’s health card

– Proof of residency (a bill with your address or a copy of your driver’s license with your address)


Registering in the month of February assists us with our staffing for next year.  Staffing takes place in the spring of 2017 for the following year.  Primary Orientation will take place in June and a parent meeting will be held prior to that.

We look forward to meeting you!

Thank you for your support

Thank you to all ESM families and community members during the NSTU Work To Rule.  On Friday, January 20th a tentative agreement was reached by the Government and the NSTU.  The Tentative Agreement is voted on by NSTU members February 8th, 2017.

As a school we are now going to begin to phase back in the clubs and events that were put on hold during the WTR time.  Please note that some events/meetings are still to be confirmed.

Monday, January 30th, 2017  Grade 5/6 Robotics Club meets from 2:30-4:30 pm

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017  SAC Meeting 2:45 pm and Home & School Meeting 3:15 pm (Still to be confirmed)


Goddard peace conference Video and photos

A video of the 10th Annual Captain Nichola Goddard Peace Conference was put together by Kelli Connors, HRSB Communication Officer.  This video with a short write up will be in the Superintendent’s June Update.  You can access this video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9–odgOzbOI



The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia attended the closing ceremony of our peace conference. Here is the link to the photos that were taken by the photographer: http://bit.ly/1UBn7tH

Newcomers to Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is expected to welcome many newcomer families from Syria in the next few months. If you are a member, or know, of a church or community group that is sponsoring a family, could you please contact the school and provide details? We want to do our best to welcome our newcomers to our school community and prepare to meet their needs as soon as they arrive.

Ways we can communicate…

What would work best for your family? 

Here are the following ways we currently communicate:

– At times paper copies of noticed, calendars, newsletters

– email to our family distribution list

– Twitter account @estmschool

– Facebook- ESM Parents

– phone calls home

– notes in the communication bags or homework binder

If you have another way that you would prefer to communicate, please let us know!