At this point in time we do not have cafeteria services available at our school. We apologize for this inconvenience.

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Contact Information

LE Shaw Elementary School

486 Oak Island Road

Avonport, NS B0P 1B0


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

February 20th - Heritage Day-No School

March 12 - Last Day before March Break

March 13-17 inclusive - March Break No School

March 20 - First day back after March Break

March 30 - Report cards go home

April 7- Primary Registration

April 14 - Good Friday - No School

April 17 - Easter Monday - No School

May 22 - Victoria Day - No School

June 2 - Primary Orientation

June 27, 28, 29 Marking Days - No School

June 30 - Last Day of School before Summer Break





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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 Ethelburt 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.

Current News and Announcements
  • Transition from Work to Rule: Information for Students, Parents and Guardians


    A tentative agreement was reached between the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and provincial government on January 20. As a result, the Union has announced that teachers’ work-to-rule job action is suspended effective today, Monday, January 23.

    While this is welcome news, the transition back to regular operations in schools will take some time.

    For students not travelling on buses, morning arrival and afternoon departure times implemented during work-to-rule remain in effect. We ask that students being dropped off at school arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before the start of class, and students being picked up at the end of the day should not be at school longer than 20 minutes after classes end. This would be different for students participating in scheduled morning or after-school programs.

    Extracurricular activities may resume, however, this is at the discretion of staff organizers.

    The Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation will work with schools to determine next steps for resuming school sports.

    We understand this may not answer all your questions regarding this transition period.  Updates will be provided either here or by your school as we learn more. 

    Thank you |Wela’lin | Merci    

Documents and Forms    How to Prevent, Find, and Treat Head Lice
   Annual Report 2015-2016
   2016-2017 School Calendar
   Ticks and Lyme Disease
   ADHD Information Sessions

Frequently Asked Questions 1. What does my child require for school supplies?

Answer #1
Your child will need indoor sneakers for gym and a backpack. All other supplies are covered by the $35.00 fee that we ask be paid by the end of September.

  • We Give Books

    A free site (you need to register but it's free) that shows books in an enlarged format. Books are displayed in a format that enable you to "flip" the pages. Also you can zoom in on the text. Non-fiction books include such resources as Eyewitness books.

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 21, 2016)


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 2 fire drills and one lockdown practice to-date . 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.