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 Welcome to the Forest Ridge Academy Website

Canada 150 at FRA

Mini Log Run Winner #156
Owner - Kate Dixon 

Regional Science Olympics - Bronze Medal Winners!


Talent Show 2017

1. Jude Greenwood - 14.15 (BMHS)
2. Roman Stoddard - 17.21
3. Aiden Stoddard - 17.28 
4. Jonas Banks - 18.34
5. Parker Nickerson - 20.20
6. Sam Dixon - 20.48
7. Nash Atwood - 21.50
8. Madeline Locke - 22.30
9. Kai Boland - 22.36
10. Sila Willis - 23.10
11. Fayth Atkinson - 25.15
12. Tucker Banks - 27.22
13. Hunter Nickerson - 27.27
14. Payton Boland - 29.16
15. Jillian Nickerson - 29.38
16. Patrick Peters - 32.18
17. Lucas Nickerson - 32.22
18. Jacob MacKinnon - 33.49
19. Haley Garron - 35.23
20. Dylan Scott - 38.06 
21. Wyatt Williams - 38.07
22. Swayer Stoddart - 38.49 
23. Rachel Munroe - 40.27 

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April 20, 2017

Shelburne County ShoolsPlus invites you to come out for a FREE family fun night! Grab the whole family and join us for some activities for the entire family:

·         Giant Jenga

·         Giant Snakes & Ladders

·         Giant Checkers

·         Bean Bag Toss

·         Board games

·         Refreshments & more!!!


SAC Information Sessions - April 24 at Clark's Harbour Elementary School

The classroom teacher positions were chosen by school board superintendents, who worked with board staff in selecting candidates. The superintendents submitted their selections to the government and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union on March 7.
The government’s appointees are a student, a parent, and a guidance counsellor. 
The council will have $20 million over two years to address issues in the classroom identified by teachers, including: 
  • data collection and reporting
  • assessment and evaluation
  • timing of administrative days relative to report card preparation
  • student attendance policy
  • technology and work processes, including PowerSchool and TIENET (Technology for Improving Education Network)
  • scope of practice for teachers
  • planning for student success
  • complex classrooms
  • class sizes at all grade levels
  • student discipline policy
Close to 800 teachers applied to the council. There will be opportunities through the work of the council for teachers to engage in the process and share their ideas.
The council’s first meeting will be held before March 21.


Barrington Municipal High School

(ERMES, Forest Ridge Academy, Clark's Harbour)

Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 pm at BMHS (902-637-4310)


Click on your child's teacher to select a parent/teacher conference time for April 6, 2016
(Starting March 30, 2017 until April 6, 2017)

If you need to change or cancel an appointment time please call 902-637-3524. 


Maritime Centre for African Dance 


Remembrance Day Service 2016

We Scare Hunger at FRA!

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Information for Parents and Guardians from the
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

October 27, 2016

On Tuesday, October 25, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) voted in favour of a strike. The earliest NSTU members can take any form of job action is December 3, 2016. Potential job actions can range from a province-wide strike to work-to-rule.

The government will continue to work with the NSTU and is committed to addressing teacher working and student learning conditions. A new partnership working group, comprised of representatives from the NSTU, school boards and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, will have their first meeting within the next two weeks to continue to talk about the important issues facing teacher working and student learning conditions.

We understand that talk of any labour disruption can result in anxiety and concern for students and their families. Should a job action occur, every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to your child’s education.

As the situation evolves, updates will be available through and @nseducation on Twitter.


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Minion Day at FRA
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FRA - Family Fun Run!
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Literacy Day at FRA



Early Primary Registration
Phone FRA at 637-4340 to register your child for September if they turn "5 years old" in 2016​​​​​

Christmas Concert
9:00 AM 
12:30 PM

December 16, 2015


The Hour of Code at FRA​ 


The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to explain programming code and show that anybody – at any age or grade level - can learn the basics of programming. Click the link below for more information. 

 Key Messages: Streamlining Curriculum Grades Primary to 3


What has changed in the Primary to Three curriculum?

●       Mathematics and Language Arts are the core subjects for young children in schools.  The content area subjects (Health, Integration Communication Technology, Science, Social Studies, and Visual Arts) are integrated with them.


What does integration mean?

●       Integration is a way to organize and apply student learning across subjects.

●       The streamlined curriculum allows students to make connections between subjects and acquire basic concepts and skills.


Key Messages: Grades Primary to 3 Report Cards


How is the P-3 report card streamlined?

The report cards for Primary and Grades 1-3 have been revised to reflect the changes to the curriculum. The main headings on the P-3 report cards are:

●       The Learner Profile

●       Integrated Language Arts

●       Integrated Mathematics

●       Music

●       Physical Education


What is the learner profile?

●       The learner profile describes the development of social skills and work habits.

A developmental scale is used to describe students' progress as they acquire these skills and habits.  It is a three part scale used to describe a student's academic and social development on the Learner Profile and in Music and Physical Education. The codes used are:

o   (WD) Well Developed

o   (D) Developing

o   (ND) Needs Development





What comprises a comment/grade in Grades 1-3 Integrated Language Arts?


·        The comment describes student progress in Language Arts. Comments may also reference Health, Information Communication Technology, Science, Social Studies, and Visual Arts. The grade reflects student achievement of learning outcomes in Language Arts.  Each strand in Integrated Language Arts will have a grade. So, an A-D will be noted for:

○         Reading and Viewing

○        Speaking and Listening

○         Writing and other ways of Representing.

○        Appreciation of the French Language and of Cultural Diversity (Immersion only)


What comprises a comment/grade in Grades 1-3 Integrated Mathematics?

·        The comment describes student progress in Mathematics. Comments may also reference Health, Information Communication Technology, Science, Social Studies, and Visual Arts. There will be one overall grade (A-D) reported in Integrated Mathematics.


What comprises a grade in Grades 1-3 Music and Physical Education?

·        There will be one overall grade using the new developmental codes (WD, D, ND)



Please Note the following​


·        For Grade Primary the Term 1 report card will only report on Integrated Mathematics and Integrated English Language Arts.  Music and Physical Education will be reported on starting in Term 2


·        For Grades 1-3, the Term 1 Music and Physical Education course comments are optional.  


Family Wellness Night
Crazy Hair Art at Forest Ridge Aacdemy


Fire Prevention Week 
October 5-9


Forest Ridge Academy
One in a Milion - Gotcha Assembly

Stand-up to Bullying Day at FRA


Welcome Back Staff and Students
First Day for Students - September 3, 2015​

Olaf Visits FRA


Winner of the Log Run bike!
Kaydence Williams


Mini Log Winner #134 - Bev Doane ​

1031 Mini Logs SOLD!

Everybody Reads!

FRA celebrates Literacy Night with Community Readers

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Darren Hudson - Lumber Jack




Francis Atkinson - Retired Teacher


























 Forest Ridge Academy

Principal: Mark Thornton​
Administrative Assistant: Shelley Jeschke

Box 128, Barrington, Nova Scotia
B0W 1E0
(P) (902) 637-4340
(F) (902) 637-4342
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