Welcome to St. Mary's Elementary School

  • 1st Day Back to School for Students

    First Day of School for Students


    The first day of school for students is September 7, 2016.  The School office opens on August 29, 2016.  Please call 902-847-4400 if you wish to leave a message or email the office at smes@avrsb.ca.  See you in September!

  • School Insurance Program (SIP)

    As you may know the Nova Scotia School Insurance Program (SIP) is the non-profit insurer owned by school boards across Nova Scotia.

    Since 1988,  basic student accident insurance for every student in the Province for school hours and activities has been paid by Nova Scotia School Board Association.

    In previous years  schools flyers were given to each student providing parents and guardians the option to purchase the Gold Plan for 24/7 coverage. This year the School Insurance Program would like to promote the Gold Plan only online, in an effort to take the eco-friendly route, reduce costs and staff time.  Please review the information.http://sip.ca/parents-students/

  • Bussing

    In general, if a student is returning to the same school in September 2016, bus route and bus stop information for the new school year will remain the same as the 2015-2016 school year.


    Please be aware, however, that timing for bus stops may vary slightly in the early weeks of the new school year. This is because the number of stops or families served on a route may be different from last year. As always, students should arrive at their designated bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pick-up time once the new school year begins.

    For new Primary students starting school for the first time in September 2016, most schools contact families before the end of the previous school year to provide busing information. If you haven't received busing information for your new Primary student, please contact your school office from now until July 8, or  August 29 and after. You can also call 902-538-4641/1-800-850-3887 to speak with AVRSB Transportation staff.

    For students who will be moving from elementary to middle school, or from middle school to high school in September 2016, information on bus routes and bus stops is available from schools until July, over the summer from AVRSB Transportation staff, or August 29 and after from school offices. To speak to AVRSB Transportation staff, please contact any of the numbers below for assistance:

    Annapolis County/Western Kings County: Contact the Middleton Bus Garage at 902-825-5300, press "1" for Foreman.

    For any general questions about school bus transportation, please feel free to contact our Transportation Division staff any time at 538-4641/1-800-850-3887