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Youth Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls (9 to 12 yrs old)
Hall of Fame Basketball Academy presented by Sturgeon Heights Community Centre is holding two summer camp programs.  For information and how to register, please click on the following link.   Brochure

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Winnipeg Parking Authority campaign encourages drivers to “Be Aware. Park with Care” around schools, fire lanes and designated spaces
Campaign aims to educate drivers prior to WPA mailing out tickets for parking violations
Winnipeg, MB– Today, the Winnipeg Parking Authority (WPA) launched its “Be Aware. Park with Care” campaign which encourages drivers to follow parking laws when stopping or parking around schools, fire lanes and designated parking spaces. The campaign aims to educate drivers about the parking rules in these high-offense areas prior to the WPA beginning to mail out parking tickets on May 1, 2017.
“Parking illegally around schools, in fire lanes and in designated parking spaces can cause serious safety concerns, traffic delays and inconvenience,” said Councillor Cindy Gilroy, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Innovation. “I’m pleased to see the Winnipeg Parking Authority take the initiative to educate the public and emphasize that these spaces are saved for something more important than your convenience.”
The campaign featuresseveral videos that will be used to supplement a social media campaign, radio spots, newspaper advertising as well as targeted communication with schools and parents.
“Illegally parked vehicles during school pick up and drop offs create serious safety hazards for children and cause traffic delays,” said Councillor Brian Mayes, the City’s Liaison for School Boards & Youth Opportunity. “I am thrilled the Winnipeg Parking Authority is launching this campaign and working with schools to address these concerns.”
Similarly, the campaign notes that illegally parked cars in fire lanes, whether at a shopping mall, grocery store, community centre or other public venue, can also cause safety issues.
“It’s vital that fire lanes remain free and clear of any parked cars so that we can respond quickly to emergency situations,” said Assistant Chief Mark Reshaur, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service. “Whether it’s a fire or a medical emergency, seconds count so please pay attention to signage and do not park in fire lanes.”
Also highlighted in the campaign are designated parking spaces which are reserved for persons with a physical disability and a properly displayed current permit.
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4132017_114055_0.jpgSummer Program...full or 1/2 days * Free Try-It available on request  * See our website for times, dates & locations

Winnipeg Synchro
- largest synchro club in Manitoba
- programs from beginner recreation to high performance
- outstanding, nationally certified coaches with years of experience

For a complete list of programs, dates and locations please visit our web site: 
Winnipeg Synchro is led by a team of outstanding, nationally certified coaches with years of experience on deck and in the Canadian and International Synchro community.

RWB School For A Summer of Dance


Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School offer four programs in July and August - something for dancers of all ages, levels and interests. Dance Intensive (ages 9-18), Adult Summer Dance (18+), and Teachers’ Summer Workshop (Professional Development) run in tandem to Summer Session, which serves as the second phase of auditions for the 2017-18 RWB School Professional Division Regular Session.

Whether you are looking for a program designed to build technique or something to keep you active this summer, the RWB School offers a range of classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, tap, modern, hip hop and more! Residence offers a home away from home experience for students under the age of 18 and downtown Winnipeg has many hotels to choose from just a short distance off site.

The RWB School Artistic Faculty are excited to share their love of dance and dedication for teaching with young artists and educators from across the country this summer.
For more information please contact the school office at [ mailto: ] or 204.957.3467.

Adult Summer Dance

A five-week program for adults of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re an experienced dancer looking to refine your technique or a beginner keen to try something new- classes are available in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop & modern dance with various options to suit your summer schedule. 

Professional Division Summer Session

RWB School ​Professional Division Summer Session is considered the second stage of a two stage audition process for entry into RWB’s Professional Division [ ]Ballet Academic Program. Students complete intensive work in ballet and pointe technique and, depending on their level, pas de deux and variations.

Dance Intensive

A two week training opportunity for dancers hosted by the world renowned RWB School. DI17 is designed to give students the opportunity to express themselves artistically, improve their technique and deepen their understanding of ballet in a positive & supportive environment.

Teacher Summer Workshop

Join teachers from around the world who share your love of ballet for an engaging and in-depth educational experience this summer! The RWB School Professional Division’s Teachers’ Summer Workshop is a five day professional development opportunity for dance teachers at all stages of their careers and working in any syllabus or system of training. 

Photo Credit: 1) Photo Credit Leif Norman; 2) RWB Recreational Division Student, Photo Credit Stanislav Belyaevsky; 3) RWB Professional Division Student, Photo Courtesy of RWB School; 4) RWB Professional Division Student, Photo Credit Stanislav Belyaevsky

2016-17 Report to the Community

To view or download a copy of the 2016-17 Report to the Community, please click on the link. Report to the Community 2016-17

Mumps in Manitoba

Since September 2016, Manitoba has been experiencing an outbreak of Mumps.  For information regarding this please click on the following link.

Parenting Information  'Parents Still Make a Difference!'

The St. James Assiniboia School Division's Middle School Parents publication is a valuable resource for getting your child(ren) through the Middle School years.  The links listed below provide tips and guidelines and a calendar of 'Parent Pointers' to assist parents through this process.

Parenting Today Workshops

For full details of the Parenting Today Workshop being offered on November 1st, 2016, please click the following link: Coaching for Confidence

Coaching for Confidence
Internet-based program to help parents help children with difficulty with anxiety (excessive fearfulness, worry, or shyness).

Is your 4 to 12 year old child more shy or fearful than other children of the same age?
Shyness and anxiety are normal emotions.  Some children, however, are much more shy or fearful than the average child.  Anxiety may interfere with their enjoyment of school, activities with other children, new experiences (swimming lessons or sports), and their development of independence and confidence.  Shyness and anxiety may also slow learning at school.
If you think that your child is more anxious (fearful, worried or shy) than most other children of the same age, you may be interested in Coaching for Confidence a web-based program developed for parents of children with anxiety by researchers at the University of Manitoba.  
If you are interested in learning more about this evaluation study please contact Julie-Anne at email:  or telephone 204-237-2055 and leave a message.  

Leisure Guide & Priceless Fun

To view or download information about the Leisure Guide & Priceless Fun, please click on the link.        Leisure Guide & Priceless Fun Information

Restitution for Parents and Caregivers

Student Threat Assessment Information

Parent/Student General Information Handbook

Click on the following link Handbook link for guidelines, policies and information in regards to students and staff in Ness Middle School and the St. James Assiniboia School Division.

Safe Schools

The staff at the St. James-Assiniboia School Division are dedicated to making our schools a safe place for students. The Safe School information sheet illustrates some of the challenges faced by students today and present some of the techniques we are employing to help students feel safe in our schools and in the community.  

SJSD Code of Conduct brochure Division Code of Conduct  

SJSD Attendance Policy Attendance

SJSD Nutrition Policy  Click here

Be Web Aware     Be Web Aware.

What is Be Web Aware?  Be Web Aware is a national, bilingual public education program on Internet safety. The objective of everyone involved in this project is to ensure young Canadians benefit from the Internet,
while being safe and responsible in their online activities.

The goal of the Be Web Aware initiative is two-fold:
1. Raise awareness amongst parents that there are safety issues when their children go online and
that they need to get involved.
2. Provide practical information and tools that will equip parents to effectively manage Internet use
in the home and to teach their kids to be Web savvy.

Online Safety Tips from the Winnipeg Police

 Last Modified: 8 June,2017