School Year Calendars

School year calendars are approved by the Ministry of Education typically around the 3rd week of May of the preceding school year.
You may visit the Ministry of Education to view a full list of school holidays set out by the Ministry for the next five years.   Our dates typically conform to these guidelines but we will not be able to confirm until we receive Ministry approval. All calendars will be posted here once approval is received.

2024-2025 School Year Calendars


2023-2024 School Year Calendars

PLEASE NOTE: (At the January 22, 2024 Board meeting, it was approved that the scheduled PA day for April 19, 2024 for all schools, has been moved to April 8 to accommodate student safety during the Solar Eclipse)

For more information on the 2023-2024 school year, please visit our Return to School page.


Professional Activity and Provincial Priority Days

Throughout the school year, there are days where school board staff are engaged in professional learning through Provincial Priority (PD) Days and Professional Activity (PA) days. The 2023-2024 professional learning activity days are listed below and details will be updated 14 days before the PA/PD day takes place.
August 31 - Provincial Priority Day (PD)

Who: all schools
Date: August 31, 2023
Length: Full Day
Topic: Welcome Back/Get to Know Staff and Language Curriculum
Entity Hosting: Elementary and Secondary Schools (all schools)
Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School board staff at schools
Description: School teams will review practical and effective strategies through in-person group sessions to support student learning, well-being and ensure staff are supported in their everyday duties through sessions on Language Curriculum, Human Rights Training (Part 1: Human Rights Policy), Expectations for Safe, Secure and Inclusive Schools, Workplace Violence Awareness, and Systems and Structures to Support Student Engagement. This professional activity day will be facilitated and hosted by school board staff at the school level. 

October 6 – Provincial Priority Day (PD)
Who: all schools
Date: October 6, 2023
Length: Full Day
Topic: Teaching and Learning: Language Curriculum and Numeracy
Entity Hosting: Elementary and Secondary Schools (all schools)
Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School board staff at schools
Description: School teams will review practical and effective strategies through in-person group sessions to support student learning, well-being and ensure staff are supported in their everyday duties through sessions on Language Curriculum, Human Rights Training (Part 2: Human Rights Policy) and expectations for Universal Design of Learning (UDL). This professional activity day will be facilitated and hosted by school board staff at the school level.
November 17 – Professional Activity Day (PA)
Who: all schools
Date: November 17, 2023
Length: Full Day
Topic: Elementary educators – Parent Teacher Conferences (conducted Thursday evening and Friday morning)
Topic: Secondary educators - Will be attending professional development sessions.
Entity Hosting: Elementary and Secondary (all schools)
Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Board staff at schools
Description: Elementary school teams will be meeting with families to discuss student progress.

Secondary educators will be attending professional development sessions that focus on literacy, numeracy, universal design for learning (UDL) and human rights. The sessions will be facilitated and hosted by school board staff at the school level.

January 26 – Professional Activity Day (PA)
Who: all elementary schools
Date: January 26, 2024
Length: Full Day
Topic: Elementary Educators – Report Card Writing Day
Entity Hosting: Elementary Schools
Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): N/A
Description:  All Elementary educators will be involved with the preparing and writing of Term 1 report cards. 

February 16 – Professional Activity Day (PA)
Who: all secondary schools
Date: February 16, 2024
Length: Full Day
Topic: Focus on Student Achievement
Entity Hosting: Secondary Schools
Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Board Staff
Description: Secondary educators will be attending professional development sessions that focus on literacy, numeracy, universal design for learning (UDL) and human rights. The sessions will be facilitated and hosted by school board staff at the school level. 
April 19 April 8 – Provincial Priority Day (PD)
Who: all schools
Date: April 8, 2024 (moved from April 19 to April 8 to accommodate student safety during the Solar Eclipse)
Length: Full day
Topic: Focus on Student Achievement
Entity Hosting: all elementary and secondary schools
Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School board staff at schools and Education Centre
Description:  Educators will be attending professional development sessions that focus on literacy, numeracy, universal design for learning (UDL) and human rights. The sessions will be facilitated and hosted by school board staff at various locations in the school board.
June 7 – Professional Activity Day (PA)
Who: all elementary schools
Date: June 7, 2024
Length: Full Day
Topic: Elementary Educators – Report Card Writing Day
Entity Hosting: Elementary Schools
Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): n/a
Description: All Elementary educators will be involved with the preparing and writing of Term 2 report cards. 
June 27 – Professional Activity Day (PA)
Who: all secondary schools
Date: June 27, 2024
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June 28 – Professional Activity Day (PA)
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