Monday, February 29, 2016

RONA wants to hire students!

Trafficking and Human Exploitation Workshop For Parents

           Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    Trafficking and Human Exploitation

Workshops will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at Educational Support Services – Jameswood School, 1 Braintree Crescent (off Olive & Ness).  Free pizza supper will be offered from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. and session will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  To register, please call Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email  
Child care available.

Facilitated by:   StreetReach Team
This session will look at the root causes of what makes our youth so vulnerable, as well as the laws, policies and programs that are currently in place to combat this issue.  Community-based advocates who are on the 'front lines' on a daily basis will join the presentation to give their perspectives and expertise.

Once registered for any session, IF YOU CANNOT attend, please be sure to cancel by contacting Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email at 

WPS - Safety Tips When Using Winnipeg Transit

Crime Prevention Tip

Winnipeg Transit is becoming ever increasingly popular.  With the opening of diamond lanes, express routes and the first phases of rapid transit, people are realizing that it can be a more cost and time efficient form of travel. 
Here are some precautions and safety considerations when using our public transportation:
  • Plan your trip. Know routes and schedules;
  • If you do not have a bus pass, carry the exact amount of money for your fare. Winnipeg Transit drivers do not carry currency to make change;
  • Advise a family member, friend, or co-worker of your travel route and schedule;
  • Use well illuminated and busy areas to wait for and to exit a transit bus, especially during early morning and late evening hours;
  • Sit near the bus driver if possible;
  • Do not doze off or get too distracted by other things such as iPhones or iPods. Lack of attention can make you an easy target;
  • Keep your purse, shopping bag, backpack and other belongings on your lap, on your arm, or at your feet. Do not leave them on an empty seat. If utilizing the storage area at the front of the transit bus, DO NOT leave valuables in backpacks, etc;
  • Avoid displaying expensive looking watches, rings, necklaces, and electronic equipment;
  • Observe the behavior of others around you. If you feel uneasy or threatened, change your seat and/or alert the driver.
  • Be aware that all Winnipeg Transit buses are now equipped with on board Audio/visual surveillance systems and decals informing passengers that this technology is in use. This technology is for your safety!
For your added safety and convenience, Winnipeg Transit offers “Request Stop” service, which allows riders to get off the bus between regular stops. This service is available every day, from 7 p.m. until the end of service.
            It’s simple. Here’s how it works:
  • Inform your operator at least one stop ahead of the requested stop.
  • Exit by the front door only.
 **At times, the operator may be unable to fulfill your request due to safety reasons.
Remember: People who appear alert and confident are less likely to be victimized. Always take proper precautions if you are going to be traveling on any form of public transportation.

Friday, February 26, 2016

International Women's Day Celebration

St. James Collegiate is proud to host...
International Women's Day Celebration
Thursday, March 3rd 
7:00 PM
George Waters Gym
Everyone welcome to attend!  

Call 204-888-4867 for more information!

#SJCwpg Instagram update

SJCI students and Mr T spending time with the Mayor at the Chamber of Commerce. via Instagram

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Royal Canadian Navy Job Fair this Saturday at 1 Navy Way, Downtown Winnipeg. via Instagram

Naval Reserve Open House - February 27th!

This Saturday, February 27th 2016, HMCS CHIPPAWA, Winnipeg’s Naval Reserve unit is holding its annual JOB FAIR at 1 Navy Way (Downtown Winnipeg/Corner of Assiniboine and Garry St.) from 11 Am to 3 Pm.  This event showcases what the Naval Reserve does here in our local area, and across Canada.  

This is also a great opportunity for high school students aged 16 and older, in grade 11 or higher to be able to secure excellent part-time and summer employment.  Students that join have the opportunity to make over $7000.00 for this summer, as well as receive tuition reimbursement for post-secondary education, travel Canada and so much more.  

Please see the guidance counselor or contact student services for further information. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

#SJCwpg Instagram update

SJCI students and staff had a great time at Festival du Voyageur today! #welovefrench @st.james_assiniboiasd @room105sjci via Instagram

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30SLH Book Chat with Ms. McLaughlin (Curriculum Coordinator) Friday, Feb. 19th. February is I LOVE TO READ month! via Instagram

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Ms. Kopetsky was honored tonight at the 26th Annual MB Council For Exceptional Children Awards as Outstanding Educator of the Year. So proud! #jimmiepridenationwide via Instagram

Sunday, February 14, 2016

#SJCwpg Instagram update

SJC students have big hearts volunteering at Siloam Misson on Valentine's Day. @st.james_assiniboiasd @siloammission via Instagram

Friday, February 12, 2016

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JV Boys Basketball working hard against Steinbach tonight. #jimmiepridenationwide @jimmiesports via Instagram

Community Kindness Event With Seniors

Today's Community Kindness Event at Colorado Estates was a huge success!

This morning, 30 seniors and 15 students from St. James Collegiate had lots of fun participating in a morning of Valentine-theme, community building activities.  

Both the seniors and the youth shared memories of special Valentine's days in years past, as they helped each other solve puzzles, answer trivia questions and make paper flowers.

The morning also included fabulous music performances by St. James Collegiate's Rock Band, Senior Jazz Ensemble and solo performances.

The students were treated to a smorgasbord of home baking and a delicious punch.  

All involved were thrilled with the quality entertainment, conversation and new connections made on an multi-generational level.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

#SJCwpg Instagram update

Members of our Indigenous student group Sweat Lodge ceremony. Everyone also received their spirit names and colours! @st.james_assiniboiasd via Instagram

Bus Cancellation Procedures

Metro superintendents check the weather in the morning and make a determination as to whether or not buses are cancelled for the day in the Metro area. 

-45 degrees Celsius or colder (with windchill) and or severe snowstorms are a couple of the determining factors. 

Once a decision is made to cancel school buses, a synrevoice message will then be sent out to parents and principals. 

The news media is also alerted to cancellations and Division websites are updated to reflect any announcement. 

Parents of bussed students can then determine whether or not they want to send/drive their children to school.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Band Students - Reminder!

Just a reminder to Band students that our SJCI Open House clinics, pizza party and rehearsal is Monday, February 8th from 3:45-8:00 p.m.All Band students are required to attend this event as we prepare for our performance at the Optimist Band Festival which will take place on February 24th.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

#SJCwpg Instagram update

Very "cool" field trip for staff and students at The Forks yesterday. #iceicebaby @st.james_assiniboiasd via Instagram

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Ms. V. is pretty excited about the Sustainable Wilderness course starting in 2nd Semester. #newequipment #ilovemytent @stjamesphysed @avanaggelen @st.james_assiniboiasd via Instagram

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

#SJCwpg Instagram update

A great day for some multigenerational connections! via Instagram


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SJC students are talented! Performance at Deer Lodge Centre today a big hit! via Instagram

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Austin performing The Beatles "Norwegian Wood" for seniors. #jimmiepridenationwide via Instagram

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SJC students and Mr. Halbert performing for seniors at Deer Lodge Centre today. #musicistimeless via Instagram