L.E. Shaw Elementary School 

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Contact Information

LE Shaw Elementary School

486 Oak Island Road

Avonport, NS B0P 1B0


Bus Notes

Please write bus notes on an individual piece of paper so students can bring them to the office and drop them in the bus note basket.  Bus notes should include your childs first and last name, where they are going, the date and their teacher or grade.

Dates to Remember

July 3-6 - School office open from 8:00am-3:30pm

Aug 27 - School office reopens at 8am

Aug 27-31 - School office open 8am-3:30pm

Sept 3 - School office closed for Labor Day

Sept 4 - School office open - Organizational day for staff

Sept 4 - Pre-Priamry orientation 9am-12pm in Room 2

Sept 4 - Primary open house

Sept 5 - First day back for students!  Welcome back!!!!



Have a safe and fun filled summer!!

We look forward to seeing you all in September!!


Visitors to the School

We would like to remind parents and visitors that they should not be further than the lobby of the building unless they have signed in at the office and received a visitor tag.  Thank you for assisting us in keeping the school safe and our children settled :)

Welcome to LE Shaw




L. E. Shaw Elementary School is a grade Primary to Five school with a total of 128 students and 6 classrooms.  It was opened in September 1950 and is named for Lloyd Ethelbert Shaw, a member of the Shaw Brick family.  The school, named in his honor, is located on Oak Island Road in Avonport.   Avonport is a rural, farming community within the municipality of Kings County.  Its catchment area includes the Glooscap First Nation Reserve and is located between the towns of Wolfville and Hantsport.


Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What does my child require for school supplies?
Your child will need indoor sneakers for gym, a water bottle and a backpack. All other supplies are covered by the $35.00 fee that we ask be paid by the end of September.


Mi'kmaq Links and Info

Mi'kmaq Culture


Here is a great link to information on the Mi'kmaq people



Learn some words in Mi'kmaq!



O'Canada in Mi'kmaq



CRISIS MANAGEMENT (September, 2017)


All schools in the AVRSB are required to hold 6 fire drills per year and 2 lockdown drills and 1 hold and secure drill.  These are conducted periodically and LE Shaw has thus far has had 1 fire drills and one lockdown practice is scheduled soon . A relocation drill is required once per year as well.

LE Shaw Elementary  also has a crisis management committee to oversee any potential crisis that may arise and will follow the "Administrators' Book of Emergency Checklists" if required.  If you have any questions, please direct them to administration.





Wednesday, August 15, 2018


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