Primary Orientation will be on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Recess snack & lunch will be provided. 

There will No School for the Primary students only on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

There will be No Students Present on May 15, 16 & 17, 2019.

All staff will be attending the L'nui'sultinej Conference. 

Maupeltuewey Kina'matno'kuom 2019 Primary Registration:

Primary registration for the 2019 will take place during the school day for the period of May 2019 - June 2019.  Parents are welcome to visit the school during the instructional day to complete the required registration form.

To register for Primary:

- A child must have reached their 5th birthday on or before December 31, 2019 as per the Nova Scotia Education Act.

- Parents & guardians must present the following:

  • The child's proof of age - original document : birth certificate
  • Any legal documents related to custody arrangements if applicable
  • Health card number and expiry date at the time of registration.
  • Certificate of Indian Status Card Number
  • Emergency contact phone numbers

 Additional Information:

  • Parents & Guardians are encouraged to communicate, upon registration, any special needs of the child or area of concern ie: medical, behavior, speech, hearing etc so that appropriate planning for school entry can take place.
  • Parents & Guardians will be notified about the time & date for Primary Orientation. At this time your child will attend school for the day, become familiar with the facilities at the school and become comfortable with the classroom setting. 
  • Registration forms are available on our school website 
  • If you require anymore information, do not hesitate to call the school at 902 562 2205 or visit during school hours (8:30 - 3:30)

Scholastic Book Orders for grades Primary - Seven. 

If you are interested in placing an order, contact the school at 902 562 2205. 






Outside Looking In Researsal Dates for May 2019

May 8 - 5:00 - 7:00 - Rehearsal with Jessica

May 9 - 5:00 - 7:00- Rehearsal with Jessica

Attendance is mandatory! 






To all Students Grades 7-12

Membertou has entered into an agreement with OLI - (Outside Looking In)

What is OLI? 

Outside Looking In (OLI) gives the opportunity to youth and their communities to engage in a long-term intensive program through DANCE! Should youth fulfill the academic, attendance, choreography and behaviour requirements, youth get the chance to join other Indigenous youth from across Canada for two weeks in Toronto, preparing for an ultimate performance on stage to show off their talents and abilities before thousands, at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts!

 For more information, please contact the school at 902-562-2205



News Release

For Immediate Release

Government Partners with Martin Family Initiative to Support Innovative Teaching Focused on Early Literacy in First Nations Schools

March, 10, 2017             Gatineau, Quebec               Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Closing the gap in the education outcomes of First Nations children living on reserve is critical to improving their quality of life and contributes to stronger communities for the shared success of all Canadians. The Government of Canada believes there should be nothing preventing an Indigenous child from having the same hopes and aspirations as any other child in Canada and the opportunities to achieve them.

Today, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, congratulated the students of the six First Nations schools that have joined the Martin Family Initiative’s Model School Literacy Project for the 2016-17 school year. They are: 

  • Standing Stone School, of the Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation in Ontario,
  • Maupeltueway Kin’matno’kuom, of the Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia
  • Waywayseecappo Community School of the Waywayseecappo First Nation in Manitoba,
  • Keethanow Elementary School, of the Stanley Mission Cree Nation, Lac La Ronge First Nation in Saskatchewan,
  • Napi’s Playground Elementary School, of the Piikani Nation in Alberta,
  • Ermineskin Elementary and Kindergarten Schools of the Ermineskin Tribe in Alberta


The Model School Literacy project undertook a rigorous evaluation that demonstrated the extraordinary gains in early literacy of the First Nations children in its two pilot schools. Between 2010 and 2015 the percentage of Grade three children who met or exceeded the standard in reading on the Ontario provincial assessment rose from 13% to 81%. Following the success demonstrated at Hillside School in Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation and Walpole Island Elementary School in Walpole Island First Nation from September 2009 to June 2014, Budget 2016 invested $30 million over five years to support the growth of the model school network to 20 schools by 2020.

This funding will support ongoing targeted training of teachers and education assistants from Kindergarten to Grade 3, as well as the schools’ administration. Six schools will be added every two years, beginning with the schools referred to today and including the two pilot project schools. The initiative uses an innovative approach, providing and making use of technology such as video conferencing in the schools, to connect the schools to each other and to outside resources, and to enhance teaching and learning in First Nations communities without the barrier of travel costs.


“Working with First Nations to identify how we can innovate together to put education for First Nations on solid footing for the future is one of our top priorities.  Congratulations to the six First Nations schools joining the Martin Family Initiative’s Model School Literacy Project. This initiative will help unlock student success and opportunity as well as provide the tools for Indigenous students to become tomorrow’s leaders.”

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, M.D., P.C., M.P.

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Quick Facts

  • A growing body of research shows that early literacy is key to student success, with students who read and write well by grade 3 being most likely to do well in school and graduate.
  • The Martin Family Initiative’s Model School Literacy Project is bringing together First Nations communities and schools, organizations and governments to provide inclusive support for Indigenous students with a focus on developing these fundamental skills for kindergarten to grade 3 students.
  • The Initiative provides classroom resources, professional development and support for primary and language teachers about the most effective ways to teach reading and writing, and stresses the importance of developing culturally-relevant curriculum.


Associated Links


For more information, media may contact:

Sabrina Williams

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett



INAC Media Relations
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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Breakfast Program

The school will be providing a light breakfast for students Monday – Friday in the cafeteria from 8:15a.m - 8:35a.m.

Lunch Program

The prices for lunch is $3.00 if you purchase daily or $2.50 if you purchase the two week punch card for $25.00. Child/(ren) are able to bring their lunch if not purchasing from the cafeteria. No food or drinks allowed in the classrooms.

 Lunch Menu  

May 1,2019 - May 31,2019

 Monday – Grilled cheese sandwich, soup & drink

 Tuesday – Chicken strips, nachos & drink.

 Wednesday – Lasagna, garlic bread, salad & drink

 Thursday – Chicken burgers, fries & drink

 Friday – Pizza, salad & drink

Peanut Free School

We are a Peanut Free School and are reminding all staff & students, parents & guardians and visitors to refrain from bringing any products containing peanuts or peanut substances into the school.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 902 562 2205

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