Welcome to O'Connell Drive Elementary School in Porter's Lake, Nova Scotia. Our school serves students and families from the communities of Porter's Lake and Lake Echo. We opened in September of 1997 to 440 students as the first P3 school in our province. We were among the first to experience a technologically rich learning environment. Our classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors, computers and our students have access to the latest software to enhance their learning experiences. Today, we have an enrollment of approximately 350 students. Our staff is dedicated to taking any measures necessary to improve student achievement.
Welcome back students and staff!
First Day of School is Wednesday, September 3, 2014
P-2 homeroom teachers will greet their new students on the east side of our building while 3-6 teachers will gather their new students on the west side near the soccer field.
Staff members will have copies of class lists with them to assist on either side of the building
Cafeteria Closed - UPDATE - our cafeteria will reopen on Monday, September 8. Please ensure that your children have packed lunches and snacks the first week of school.
New Primary Families - Welcome to O'Connell Drive! On the first day of school it is important that your children travel on the bus. This encourages independance and helps to establish a healthy routine that will carry forward into the following grades. You are welcome to drive and meet them here to take pictures outside before they come into the building with their new homeroom teachers.
Primary Registration - If you haven't registered your child yet please do so by picking up a package in the main office. See below (New Students) for the required documentation.
Please remember to use our drop-off zone between 7:35AM and 7:55AM if your child misses the bus and you need to drive him or her to school. Students will be considered late if they arrive after 7:55AM and thus family members should bring them to the main office to report in and obtain late slips.
New students: Registration Documentation Required: Proof of Address (copy of a power bill, deed or rental agreement), birth certificate (primary only), health card and any other important medical or legal information
Child Abuse Registry Check - Form - Consent to Disclosure of Information