Examinations we be from January 26 to January 30 for students in grades 7 to 12.

Second semester will begin on Monday, February 2, 2015.

The K4 schedule change will be on Monday, February 2, 2015. The morning group will switch to the afternoon and visa versa. A notice will go home to parents about the new bus and lunch schedule.
If you have any questions, call the school at 902 295-4391 or 902 295-1757.

Mon, August 25 –Thurs, August 28, 2014

Admin Days-Teachers Only

Mon, Sept 1, 2014

Labor Day, No School

Tues, September 2, 2014

First day Of Classes K-12, Registration Day

Wed, October 1, 2014

Treaty Day-No School

Mon, October 12, 2014

Thanksgiving, No School

Tues, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day- No School

Fri, November 14, 2014

First Term Ends

Mon, November 17, 2014

Second Term Begins

Tues, November 25, 2014

Report Cards

Thurs, November 27, 2014

Parent Teacher- Dismiss at 12:30 pm

Thurs, December 18, 2014

Last Day Before Xmas Break

Mon, January 5, 2015

First Day Back From Xmas Break

Tues January 20, 2015

Exams Begin

Fri, January 23,2015

Exam Make up Day-Marking Day

Fri, January 23,2015

2nd Term Ends/ First Semester Ends

Mon, Jan 26, 2015

3rd Term Begins/ Second Semester Begins

Tues, Feb 3, 2015

Report Cards

Thurs, Feb 5, 2015

Parent Teacher-Dismiss at 12:30pm

Mon, February 16, 2015

NS Family Day-No School

Mon, March 16 to Fri, March 20

March Break- No school

Mon, March 23,2015

First Day Back from March Break

Fri, April 3, 2015

Good Friday-No School

Mon, April 6, 2015

Easter Monday, No School

Fri, April 10,2015

3rd Term Ends

Mon, April 13,2015

4th Term Begins

Tues, April 21, 2015

Report Cards

Thurs, April 23,2015

Parent Teacher-Dismiss at 12:30 pm

Mon, May 18,2015

Victoria Day-No School

Mon, June 15, 2015

Exams Begin

Fri, June 19, 2015

Aboriginal Day-No School

Tues, June 23,2015

Grade 12 Graduation

Thurs, June 25, 2015

Last Day of School/ Grading Day


Wagmatcookewey School News!

The Kindergarten program will begin on Tuesday, September 2 at Wagmatcookewey School.  Children who are 3 years of age and will be turning 4 by December 31, 2014 are eligible to begin Kindergarten or if your child is presently 4 years old.  Students must be toilet trained to enter the K4 program.

For more information call the school at 902 295-3491 or 902 295-1757 or email me at


School Calendar 2014-2015

Congratulations Graduates!

Grading Day Wednesday June 25th 9 - 10 AM

Please contact the school (295-3491) if you have any questions about cancellations.

Wagmatcook afterschool program introduces healthy lifestyles to girls

Published on December 23, 2013


The Victoria County girls only program expanded to the Wagmatcook school in the fall, after a successful introduction last winter at Cabot High in Neils Harbour.


"Girls Only has been going really well and the girls are really enjoying themselves," said Jackie MacLellan, a program leader. "The program was awesome."


Participating in Wagmatcook were 30 girls in Grades 7-12 who took advantage of physical activity and healthy eating opportunities to benefit participants. The program also introduced a variety of activities and healthy foods to participants that included 19 students from Grades 7-9, a group studies have identified as the least active.


“Thrive and Naturally Active Victoria County and our partners continue to make a difference in increasing active and healthy life of our residents and visitors, especially our target groups," said Vince Forrestal, physical activity co-ordinator for Victoria County.


"With our First Nation residents facing 2-3 times the health risks this program is important for the girls."


Prior to the program start input into activities was gathered from student leaders and others in the school and community during a program information session.


Wishes expressed were for a kickboxing activity, soccer, yoga and other non-traditional progams.


Forrestal said yoga with Patsy MacKenzie turned out to be one of the more popular activities.


"The key here was that the participants had input into what they wanted to do, supported by their leaders and program partners who were behind the scenes sharing resources to make this new initiative a reality."


Healthy eating and utilization of facilities within the community were important program components, as well.


"The girls loved the program hoodies," said Susan Matheson, a program leader. "The program was amazing."


When the girls only program first began in Victoria County at Cabot School, 22 of the 46 eligible girls in Grades 7-9 took part regularly in free activities like cheerleading, yoga, Zumba, and hip-hop dance.


Naturally Active Victoria County has also had discussions to expand the program to Baddeck Academy in the winter. A program for Rankin School of the Narrows, Iona is also possible.


"The overall goal is trying to hit our rural isolated areas which our schools are in, in Victoria County," said Forrestall. "My goal is to have a girls-only program throughout Victoria County for Grades 7, 8 and 9."


Program partners include Nova Scotia 'Thrive' Child Obesity Strategy, Naturally Active Victoria County, Victoria County, Wagmatcookewey School, the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and Cape Breton Family Resource Centre Society.


"Having the partners sharing resources is a key as one person or organization could not do this themselves," said Forrestal.


"Having the school principal support, teachers, accessing school and community facilities is key, along with First Nation leadership and, of course, municipal council."

Please note, effective immediately, Parents are to contact the bus drivers directly with any changes in pick up or drop off locations for their children. The school will no longer be taking messages for changes in busing details.   You may contact Tommy Peck at 295-1210 or 295-0352 and Peter Pierro at 295-1189 or 295-0627.

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