Self-Identification Initiative Starting February 2, 2015
AVRSB is asking all parents/guardians, staff and students to help us learn more about the diversity of our students, staff and communities.
Starting on February 2, 2015, a self-identification form will be provided to all students, and we encourage all parents/guardians to provide information about their child’s ancestry and/or Aboriginal identity. Please note that self-identification is for everyone.
This information will help us to know who our students and staff are, how demographics are changing, and will help us plan how best to support the success of all students. Even if you have self-identified in the past, we want to make sure everyone has a chance to provide or update information, or to add more than one ancestry and/orAboriginal identity.
Thank you in advance for helping us to collect this information. For further details, please speak to the school administration or visit www.avrsb.ca.
Aldershot Elementary School is located on the outskirts of the town of Kentville, the home of the famous Apple Blossom Festival. We are near Canadian Forces Camp Aldershot.
We are a Primary to Grade Five school with 265 students and 12 classrooms.
The school is a one storey brick building. Each classroom is equipped with instructional technology and sound systems to enhance student learning. Our building is fully wheelchair accessible.
Our playground is called Aldershot Community Park and is open to the community for use until dusk after school hours. Our students, parents, PTA members, community partners and staff members have spent many hours maintaining and upgrading the playground area and the school grounds.
Our school's mascot is a male lion named Alden. His presence as he visits from class to class reminds our students to be respectful towards their fellow students and the adults in the school. Alden also keeps a watchful eye on our students and delights in rewarding children who show respect for:
- their learning, and
- the environment.
Alden encourages the 3Cs that support our school community: Caring, Courtesy and Cooperation.