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Contract Tracing in Schools

October 06, 2021

French Immersion and Intensive French Registration for 2021-22 School Year

January 18, 2021
French Immersion registration at Lady Grey Elementary School in Golden is from February 1 to​ Feb 26 at 3:00 p.m.  Parents of Grade 3 students will be notified of registration in early February.  Please see Lady Grey Elementary School's website for more information. Intensive French  online registration for all Kimberley and Windermere Zone students...

Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022 School Year

January 08, 2021
​We are excited to welcome kindergarten registration applications for children born in 2016, turning 5 in 2021. Registration is from January 25 to February 5.    Here is a link to catchment areas if you are not sure which school your child should be attending.   Please call your school...
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Golden & District Community Foundation Grant

December 20, 2019
​ Many thanks to the Golden & District Community Foundation.  They have granted Nicholson money to support our Leader in Me Program.   Also, thanks to Juniper Kelly for preparing this grant!.  


Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (CHEQ) for Kindergarten Parents

August 27, 2018
​ Kindergarten Parents, Please plan to stay after you drop your child at school to complete the Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (CHEQ) survey at 8:45 am on either September 11 or September 12. It will take about 20-30 minutes. The CHEQ focuses on children’s experiences in their early environments, specifically areas of development that are strongly...

Welcome to School!

August 23, 2018
​ Join us for a pancake breakfast at 10:00 am. Kindergarten students are dismissed at 11:00, and all other students will join their last year's teacher for an hour before being dismissed at noon. Buses will run one hour later in the morning and three hours earlier in the afternoon. Class...

SD6 Operations Department - Equipment for Sale

July 05, 2018
​School District No. 6 is accepting offers on equipment for sale.  Closing date for offers is Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.   Please click on the following link for more information Equipment for Sale.pdf
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Science Fair a Resounding Success!

April 13, 2018
​ Nicholson Elementary had a great turn out for our first Science Fair in a long time, and the fair itself is a great example of how the Leader in Me lives in our school. The fair, held April 13, started as an idea put into our leadership suggestion box.  The idea then...
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Principal's Perspective February 28

February 27, 2018
​ ​February 28 is Pink Shirt Day.  Pink Shirt Day is meant to remind us all of our desire to find peaceful ways to solve our conflicts.  It is also a day to highlight the issue of bullying in our society. Conflict and bullying are often used interchangeably, but they are quite...

Kindergarten Registration 2018-2019

January 23, 2018
​ Kindergarten registration begins Monday, January 29.  Children who turn 5 on or before December 31, 2018 can be registered for Kindergarten every morning from 8 am to 12 pm. Please bring the following two documents:
​Birth certificate or other legally acceptable document for proof of age. Your child's BC Health Care Card
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Nicholson Student Wins Provincial Contest

January 18, 2018
​ Nicholson student Weston Campbell had no idea that January 17 th would be a special day.  At a surprise school assembly, though, he was presented with a new iPad as one of six provincial winners of a Fire Safety Week contest. Weston was entered into the draw for submitting a...

December 2017 Principal's Perspective

January 02, 2018
​The Holiday season is full of special celebrations stretching from late November through to the end of January.  For a majority of families in Golden, including mine, this is the time to celebrate Christmas.  I also know through family stories that I have ancestral roots in Eastern Europe and I know...

DRAFT School Calendars for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020

January 02, 2018
​Draft calendars are being circulated for review prior to the February 13, 2018 Board Meeting.  Please send any feedback to​ prior to February 7th at 4:00 p.m. 2018-2019 School Calendar DRAFT Dec 2017.pdf 2019-2020 School Calendar DRAFT Dec 2017.pdf​ ...

Principal's Perspective, November 24

November 23, 2017
​ November was a busy month.  First, I would like to acknowledge the Royal Canadian Legion and its members, the 3066 Golden Cadet Corp., and our community bagpipe players for honouring us with their presence during our Remembrance Day commemoration.   I would also like to acknowledge our student artists whose poppy...

Why Nicholson Remembers

November 09, 2017
Ms. B-W's Grades 4 and 5 class asked Nicholson students to bring stories about their families' military histories to share at the Remembrance Day assembly.  Here is their video.  Thank you Grades 4 and 5 for your moving work.

(Poppy art created by Jack​)

Note: The video may...

Letter to parents/guardians from the Minister of Education

November 03, 2017
​Changes to the New Curriculum Implementation Schedule for Grades 10 - 12.

Principal's Perspective, November 2017

October 26, 2017
​ I've heard many say that childhood is much different for our kids today than it was for us years ago. Some of my fondest childhood memories involved meeting up with friends after school and playing pick-up games in the neighbourhood.  The world in which our kids are growing up is...
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Foundation Skills Assessment this Fall

September 27, 2017
​ The Foundation Skills Assessment in reading, writing and numeracy, or FSA, will be completed by Grade 4 and 7 students in October.  The FSA, which has been completed by students in the Spring previously, has been moved to the fall in order to give teachers and schools more timely information about student...

Principal's Perspective, October 2017

September 25, 2017
​ September 30 is Orange Shirt Day , a day we remember the 150 000 Indigenous children who were placed into the Indian residential school system from pre-1876 until 1996.  We remember those who survived their experiences of residential schooling, and we remember the tragedy of the ​6000 Indigenous children who did not survive....

Welcome to our new website!

September 22, 2017

  Welcome to our new Nicholson Elementary website!  Many places are still under construction, but here is a snapshot of what you can, and will be able to,​​ find as we add more content: ​Permission forms under the "parents" tab.  A form didn't make it home?  There will be a PDF...
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Add our calendar to yours!

September 06, 2017
​ Do you keep your daytimer on your phone or use an app like Outlook?  You can subscribe to our calendar and receive updates directly on your device, laptop or desktop!   Click "View All Events" on our home page's list of dates and find the "Subscribe" link.  It is just that...

First Day of School at NES

August 29, 2017
​ Tuesday, September 5 is the first day of school! We are having a pancake breakfast to start the new schol year with some fun and community connection. Please do not bring school suppies on the first day.  Bring your smiles and an appetite.​ School begins at 10:00 am.  Bus families: the...