We Are Nut Aware !

* Health Warning *

We have students and staff members attending Pentz Elementary School who have a severe life threatening allergy to peanuts, and tree nuts. Exposure to even a small amount of these products could cause anaphylactic shock, and, without immediate emergency medical assistance, loss of consciousness and death. The school has established an extreme allergy management and prevention plan for those affected, in consultation with the parents, other staff members, and the public health nurse.

At Pentz Elementary School, we accept and appreciate the diversity of our students and staff and, with the support of parents, strive to provide a safe environment for everyone. We are requesting that you do not include any peanut,or tree nut products  in the recess snacks and lunches for your child.

We realize that this request is inconvenient for you at times, however, we wish to express our sincere appreciation for your support and understanding of these life threatening allergies.

Pre-Primary Program

Pentz Elementary School is pleased to be one of nine SSRCE schools to be introducing the provincial Pre Primary Program in September 2018. This marks the second phase of roll outs across the province.

Ms. Gillian Kiely, Pre Primary Lead Facilitator with the South Shore Regional Centre for Education, will be available at our school to assist with answering questions and registration forms for the Pre Primary Program in September 2018.  


Ms. Kiely will be here on April 26th from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.   Please feel free to drop in to see her!   Please see the link below for additional information: http://www.ssrsb.ca/pre-primary-program/

The Pre Primary Program is a play-based program for four-year-old children taught by trained Early Childhood Educators (ECEs).  ECEs will use the N.S. Early Learning Curriculum Framework and Educators Guide to deliver the program.  This is a developmentally appropriate and approved curriculum model used in an early learning environment.

Children will  be engaging in exciting and stimulating learning environments that are child-centered and led by their interests. Educators will create inviting indoor and outdoor environments and materials that encourage curiosity, discovery and wonder.  The Program's philosophy is committed to inclusive practices that promote family, diversity and community involvement. The learning environments in Pre Primary practice caring and responsive approaches for empowering children in developing their abilities and skills through developmentally appropriate activities and expectations.

Eligible children for this program must be living in the school's catchment area and be four years old by Dec. 31, 2018. This is a voluntary program. To register your child, please complete a school registration form. You will need proof of address as well as your child's birth certificate.

Pre Primary is the ABC's of development it's...
Each day is spent fostering social, emotional, intellectual and physical skills for life.


Early Primary Registration Week – Jan. 15-19, 2018

Students turning five years of age on or before Dec. 31, 2018, are eligible to begin primary in September 2018. If your child will be starting school in September, please contact the appropriate catchment area elementary school in your community for early registration.

Family members may access the registration form from our school website or are welcome to stop in to our school office for a copy of the form. 

Parents/guardians will be required to present identification for their child with their date of birth (i.e. birth certificate), health card number and expiry date, and proof of residence (e.g. driver’s license, utility bill).

If you are unsure which elementary school your child would attend, please check out the catchment area map on the SSRSB’s website or call the Bus Garage at 902-541-8252.