Parent/Family Information

For more information on COVID-19, go to the Government of Nova Scotia site.

Learning at Home

Understandably, this may be a stressful time for families. It might make children feel better to plan a daily schedule together that includes time for some fun educational activities such playing games, reading aloud, or doing a craft, etc. Also be sure to build in time for daily physical activity. It’s important not to do too much at once and to select learning activities with children.

Children can read and talk about books, daily. Parents can read aloud to their children, daily. Children can write daily and share what has been written. Click HERE for some literacy tips that may be helpful.

We have included a calendar of learning activities that provide a range of learning experiences that support literacy, numeracy, and physical and mental health. Click HERE to find out more!

For older children, routine and developing learning schedules can also be important to help them stay on track in their learning. Start off with deciding where your child will set up and what they might need to help them get started. There are lots of online sites and pictures to help your child envision what their home study space can look like. Have them do some research and share that with you.

Once your child has set up their space and decided on their schedule, it is time to get going on learning. Start off with a review and practice of learning items that have already been taught.

learning at home packages


Additional Resources

Math Explanation VideoWhat’s MATH got to do with it?

Understanding the concept of exponential growth in our current COVID-19 situation is critical to our shared health. In fact, it could save lives. Access a three-minute lesson by one of HRCE’s high school math teachers.

O2 englishOptions and Opportunities

Options and Opportunities is a three year Nova Scotia program that engages students in career exploration as part of their high school learning. If you are completing Grade 9 and think Options and Opportunities is for you, call or text (902) 717-2202. RCE contact info can be found here.

Let's Talk CareersLet's Talk Careers

Nova Scotia Works Schools Liaisons will be offering a virtual delivery of Let’s Talk Careers. This program helps provide families, mentors, and community members with the resources and information needed to have career conversations with youth.

These sessions will be delivered in four 30-minute blocks over two weeks. They are taking place on

  • May 26th 10am
  • May 28th 10am
  • June 2nd 10am
  • June 4th 10am

These sessions can be attended through Google Meets Support will be available at 9:30am each of these days to help you join the meeting and can be reached by email.

Those unable to make the live sessions there will be recorded sessions available at the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development YouTube page one week after the live presentations. 

For information about how to access and use google meets please read the google meet guide.

Learners Guide is available as a PDF or a google doc.

Sessions will be taking place in French on June 2nd and 4th at 11:30am and can be joined through Google Meets.