Monday, December 14, 2015

Nutrition Education Workshops









All sessions are free of charge and each attendee gets one free teaching package.

K-3 Teachers - Power to Play - January 22nd, full day
Power to Play is a superhero themed program that encourages healthy eating and physical activity for children.  

Grade 4 & 5 Teachers - Power to Explore - February 12th, full day            Powers to Explore and Healthy Food, Healthy Bodies help students develop skills to make healthy food and drink choices. They are designed to help students establish positive, life-long practices in healthy eating. 

Grade 6 Teachers - Powerful Bones - January 18 or 19, morning only  
Powerful Bones helps students understand that bones are made of living tissue and that adolescence is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build strong bones.

Grade 8 Teachers - Power to Be - February 19th - morning only  
Power to Be explores the complex and interrelated issues of body image, eating, nutrition, fitness, body weight, shape and size in a manner relevant to younger teens.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Neil Krebs Award 2015

Neil Krebs was a student who played on the freshman boys volleyball team at Spring Valley School here in the St James-Assiniboia School Division. This award was developed as a memorial to Neil who died as a result of an automobile/cycling accident. This award is given annually to a player who best exemplifies the characteristics that Neil displayed as an athlete -excellent skill, sportsmanship and team commitment. The Neil Krebs award is given annually to a member of the Tier 1 Championship Team. It is given to a male volleyball player one year and a female the next. 

This year our worthy recipient is: Kiara Kerwin pictured here with Kenneth and Donna Krebs - Neil's parents.

Monday, November 23, 2015

SJAMYAA Tier 1 Volleyball Winners


Big thanks to all the teams, coaches, referees, scorekeepers and volunteers that made the St. James- Assiniboia Volleyball Championships a success this past weekend. Special Congratulations to both the Boys and Girls Tier 1 Volleyball teams from Bruce Middle School who captured the SJAEYAA Championship this past weekend.

National Jersey Day 2015

The Third Annual National Jersey Day was a huge success.Thanks to all the schools who took part.
This year a was a picture contest with entries being judged on:
number of participants
originality
overall impact
artistic merit.
Here are all the entries!


The overall winner was Sansome and they take home a full autographed 2015-16 Winnipeg Jets Jersey.


The runner up was Hedges!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

St James Basketball Coaches Clinic

Here is an opportunity for ALL LEVELS including EY. If you are interested, please register below. Any questions please let me know.

When:            12:30pm - 4:00pm Thursday November 19 2015
Where:            Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, 2665 Ness Ave
Cost:               Free
Register:         http://bit.ly/1RIFrlb
Deadline:        November 19 2015
SUB?              School based

Parking Available on the West side of the school.
Questions? Any questions contact jross@sjsd.net

Swim Training


This is training for Individuals that deliver swimming programming for students with special needs. The instruction will be delivered by Making Waves http://www.makingwaveswinnipeg.org/about-us
The training is free for St. James Assiniboia school division employees. Please email jross@sjsd.net if you are interested in attending.

Physical Literacy Opportunity Kids 1-6

For more information visit.  www.fitkidshealthykids.ca 

Monday, October 26, 2015

MPETA Award Winners.

Two of Westwood Collegiates finest teachers were honoured on October 22 2015 at the Annual Manitoba Physical Education Teachers Association (MPETA) Awards night. Mr. Schmeichel received the the Stu Sieme Award. This award is presented to a school with an exemplary outdoor education program. Mr Sdrolias won the Innovator Award for his creative and cutting edge approach to fitness through teaching. Congratulations.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

PD: Kids in the Know Program



Personal Safety


Title: Kids in the Know (Grade K - 6)
Description: Kids in the Know is the Divisionally approved personal safety curriculum. Kids in the Know directly supports instruction of the Personal Safety outcomes of the Health Education curriculum. Kids in the Know is an interactive safety curriculum for children and youth. The purpose of the curriculum is to reduce child/youth victimization by teaching children/youth effective personal safety strategies. Lessons on child personal safety and sexual exploitation provide children and youth with tools to help them responds to dangerous and threatening situations. The program promotes self-esteem, teaches assertiveness as well as critical thinking skills to reduce children’s/youth’s chances of becoming victimized. Kids in the Know is a sequential program of instruction which allows lessons to evolve at increasing level of complexity and comprehension (5-7 lessons per grade).
Who should attend? All new K, 1, 3 ,5, 6 classroom teachers, Counselors and Student Services personnel who have not yet attended the Kids in the Know workshop.
Funding: School-Based
Presenter: Canadian Center for Child Protection
Date: Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Time: Session begins at 9:00 am – 11:45 am
Location: PTSD Board Office – 181 Henlow Bay
Registration: To register contact Martha Wiebe at 837-5886 ext. 2103 or e-mail mwiebe@sjsd.net



Title: Kids in the Know (Grade 7-10)
Description: Kids in the Know is the Divisionally approved personal safety curriculum. Kids in the Know directly supports instruction of the Personal Safety outcomes of the Health Education curriculum. NEW for 2015-16The session will deal with two new documents put out by the Canadian Center for Child protection. Addressing Sexual Violence and Online Risks Facing Youth in Grades 9 and 10. Also Addressing Online Risks Facing Youth Grades 7,8


Who should attend? All new Grades 7, -10 classroom teachers, Counselors and Student Services personnel who have not yet attended the Kids in the Know workshop.
Funding: School-Based
Presenter: Canadian Center for Child Protection
Date: Wednesday, October 7th 2015
Time: Session begins at 1:00 am – 3:45 am
Location: PTSD Board Office – 181 Henlow Bay

Registration: To register contact Martha Wiebe at 837-5886 ext. 2103 or e-mail mwiebe@sjsd.net

Physical Education MTS PD DAY 2015



We are quickly approaching October 23rd and this year’s Physical Education SAGE Conference (now called Manitoba Teacher’s Society Professional Development Day). This year’s theme is Physical Activity: The best BUZZ for your brain! Keynote and Marketplace at Fort Richmond Collegiate.

Here are the Session Details/Descriptions:

http://mpeta.ca/sage-conference/program-and-session-details/

Here is the registration link:

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mts-physical-education-professional-development-day-tickets-16744344786

Friday, September 25, 2015

Community Places Program

What is the Community Places Program?

The Community Places Program (CPP) provides funding and planning assistance to non-profit community organizations for facility construction, upgrading, expansion or acquisition projects. Eligible projects are those which provide sustainable recreation and wellness benefits to communities.

Applications to Manitoba Housing & Community Development’s Community Places Program are now available.

The Community Places Program (CPP) provides funding and planning assistance to non-profit community organizations for facility construction, upgrading, expansion or acquisition projects. Eligible projects are those which provide sustainable recreation and wellness benefits to communities.

Applications are available in September and the deadline for submitting applications for the Community Places Program is December 15. 
Here is the link for further information: http://www.gov.mb.ca/housing/cpp/

Non-profit community organizations can apply to the Program for up to 50% of the first $15,000 of project costs and up to 1/3 of project costs over that amount. The maximum grant is $50,000.  

Friday, May 15, 2015

SJSD Early Years Volleyball: A New Way to Rally


The St James-Assiniboia Early Years Volleyball Program was recently featured in the Metro News. To view the complete article please visit this link.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/metro/A-new-way-to-rally-303448391.html

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Best Practices in Teaching Sexuality Education



Best Practices in Teaching Sexuality Education
Exploring safer spaces best practices, sex positivity education and hands on teaching tips for teachers and education support staff.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
4:30-6:30pm
At SERC - Sexuality Education Resource Centre
Suite 200-226 Osborne Street North
(between York and Broadway)
204-982-7800

This is a free Workshop – Light snacks will be served.  Join us for an after school workshop!  RSVPS requested as spaces are limited.
To register or for more information email info@serc.mb.ca or call (204) 982-7800.


Friday, May 01, 2015

High Five Community Run May 21








Who: Students, Staff and Families from our High 5 community of schools (École Robert Browning, Sansome School, Phoenix School, Lincoln Middle School and Westwood Collegiate

What: A 5km fun run held in our community (a 2.5km loop will also be an option)

Where: Starting and Finishing at École Robert Browning

When: Thursday, May 21st , 2015 @ 4:30pm (Friday, May 22nd as a rain date)

For more information and to register visit: https://highfiverun.wordpress.com/

Monday, March 16, 2015

Jimmies are AAA Provincial Champs!

Congratulations to the St James Collegiate Junior Varsity Boys who won the MHSAA Junior Varsity AAA Basketball Championship this past weekend 69-45 over the Neelin Spartans.