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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

Dec 13 - Last session of Mad Science

Dec 15- Winter musical perfomance at 11:00am and 1:15pm

Dec 18 - Shopping Party 

Dec 19 - Last day for the Dove Program

Dec 21 - Early Dismissal at 11:30am Last day before break.

Dec 22- Jan 2No School Winter Break

Jan 3 - First day back.  Welcome back students and staff!!

Breakfast Program

We are always looking for donations of cereal and fruit.  Cereal needs to be low in added sugar.  Suggestions are cheerios or oat bran squares.  Thank you for always supporting our breakfast program!!


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 :)


Winter Weather

As the Nova Scotia weather stays true to its reputation, it is harder and harder to dress appropriately.  Please think about sending your child with extra pants and socks for those wet days, as well as, a pair of warm mittens and a hat for those cold blustery days.  Ski pants, boots and winter jackets are the best option right now; they can always take a jacket off or skip the snow pants.

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.


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 19, 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.






Monday, December 11, 2017


Current temperature is 1 and cloudy


Last week for Mad Science!!






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