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

March 24 - School Assembly @ 8:30 - Families welcome

March 30 - Report cards go home

March 31 - School Dance ~Hawaiian Luau~ Snack and Goodies available for purchase on site!

April 5 - Parent teacher appointments and open house 6-8

April 6 - Parent Teacher AM, Inservice PM - No school for students

April 7- Primary Registration by appointment - No school for current Grade Primary and One students

April 14 - Good Friday - No School

April 17 - Easter Monday - No School

April 28 - School Assembly at 8:30am

May 5 - Grade 6 Principals visiting current Grade 5's at L.E. Shaw

May 8 - Regional Inservice Day - No School for Students

May 15 - Current Grade 5's visiting their next year school.

May 16 - Early Dissmissal at 11:30am

May 22 - Victoria Day - No School

May 26 - School Assembly at 8:30am

June 2 - Primary Orientation - No school for current Grade Primary and One students

June 22 - Field Day - Rain Day June 23

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.


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.