News

Teachers experience being a student on Professional…

Posted on October 7 2019

On Friday, October 4th, principal and teachers located in Area 1 - Bishop Routhier School, Hillview School, Gift Lake School, Grouard Northland School, Paddle Prairie School and Susa Creek School gathered…

Kristel Laderoute appointed Gift Lake School Principal

Posted on June 20 2019

Northland School Division (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristel Laderoute as Gift Lake School Principal. Kristel has been employed with NSD for 12 years. For the last two years, she’s…

School Planning Conversation - Thursday, June 20th

Posted on June 17 2019

Air Quality Notice

Posted on May 31 2019

Attention parents and guardians:  We are aware of the air quality concerns in the community. If you decide to keep your child or children home due to air quality concerns please contact the school so…

Important Dates for April

Posted on April 15 2019

Students will be bringing this note home.  Please check for it!

Numeracy Night at Gift Lake School

Posted on March 27 2019

Gift Lake School staff with the support of the Area 1 Learning Team hosted a Numeracy Night for students and parents on March 26th.  Students and parents had the chance to try out Numeracy games such…

Thomas Wall appointed Acting Principal at Gift Lake…

Posted on March 12 2019

Northland School Division (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Wall as Acting Principal at Gift Lake School. Thomas brings 30 years of teaching experience to the NSD family. Before…

Courtesy of Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Honourable Danielle Larivee visiting Gift Lake Learning…

Posted on March 12 2019

Northland School Division (NSD) is pleased to share that the Honourable Danielle Larivee will visit the Gift Lake Learning Centre tomorrow (Wednesday, March 13, 2019). During the visit, Larivee, Minister…

Land-based Learning Community Engagement Dinner -…

Posted on March 11 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Land-Based Learning Community Engagement dinner is postponed to March 21st. Please share with those who may not have social media and would like to attend

Gift Lake School Employment

Posted on January 17 2019

Gift Lake School requires a full-time temporary (1.00 FTE) Educational Assistant II to work at the school effective immediately to June 28th, 2019. This position is conditional based on the student(s)…

A letter to parents and guardians

Posted on January 8 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians: Due to unforeseen circumstances, our newly hired grade 8 teacher is no longer working at Gift Lake School. The teacher returned home due to a death in the family. As a result,…

2018

Gift Lake students developing life-long skills during…

Posted on December 14 2018

Fun, amazing, great, enjoy the problem-solving. Those are just a few thoughts from students who experienced Gift Lake School’s Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) Blitz from December 3rd - 14th.…

Gift Lake School hosting CTF Blitz December 3-14,…

Posted on December 5 2018

Gift Lake School is hosting a Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) Blitz until December 14th! The two-week blitz is a combination of core courses and option classes. Students in grades 7,8 and 9 are…

Temporary Employment Opportunity - Educational Assistant…

Posted on December 4 2018

Gift Lake School requires a full-time temporary (1.00FTE) Educational Assistant II to work at the school effective immediately to June 28th, 2019. This position is conditional based on the student(s)…

Shawn Ram appointed Gift Lake School Principal

Posted on June 14 2018

Northland School Division (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn Ram as Gift Lake School Principal. Mr. Ram brings over 17 years of teaching and school administration experience. Before…

UPDATE*** NSD hosting community engagement "What We…

Posted on May 14 2018

Northland School Division (NSD) is hosting a second community engagement with Gift Lake School parents and community members. Originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the second community engagement…

UPDATE*** NSD hosting community engagement sessions…

Posted on April 12 2018

Northland School Division (NSD) is continuing a series of community engagement sessions in May (Tuesday, May 8, 2018) at Gift Lake School. The purpose is to discuss and brainstorm strategies to improve…

2017

School Board Trustee Elections information for parents…

Posted on October 12 2017

Do you want to ensure Gift Lake School students are strong in identity, healthy and successful? Have your voice heard and vote for a school board trustee! School Board Trustee Election Day is October…

Community Engagement Discussions

Posted on January 6 2017

The Government of Alberta is committed to working collaboratively with members of the Northland School Division community to take action and help ensure a positive future for students of the division.…

2016

Community Engagement Transition Session

Posted on May 18 2016

Community Engagement Transition Sessions focus on students that are going to be transitioning to new schools. To ensure students are successful, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division, Northland School…

Gift Lake School boys basketball team capture zone…

Posted on March 9 2016

The Gift Lake Hurricanes basketball team captured the North West Alberta Athletic Association 1J Zones in Hines Creek last weekend! The victory caps off a magical season for the team coached by Megan…

Gift Lake School boys basketball team win league championship

Posted on March 1 2016

The Gift Lake Hurricanes Basketball team captured the school's first league championship in history on February 27th! In addition to wining the championship, the boys went undefeated during the Smoky…

Gift Lake School boys basketball team achieve history

Posted on February 1 2016

Congratulations to the Gift Lake School Hurricanes basketball team! The boys are the only undefeated team in the Smoky River Basketball League! On January 20th, the Hurricanes defeated Prairie River Junior…

2015

Halloween 2015

Posted on November 2 2015

Community Meeting with the Alberta's Auditor General

Posted on October 26 2015

The office of the Auditor General is hosting a community meeting and dinner at Gift Lake School Wednesday, October 28th. The purpose for the meeting is to follow up with community members on the Auditor…

Visitors

Posted on October 23 2015

If you come to the school to pick up your child/grandchild or come to have a quick chat please register at the office so we are aware of who is at the school...this is for "Safe School Purposes"

Students attend Mind over Metal Camp

Posted on October 21 2015

Junior high students from Gift Lake School are more familiar with welding after attending the Mind over Metal welding camp. The camp, hosted by the Canadian Welding Association Foundation, exposed students…

Positive Literacy Results for Northland Schools

Posted on June 30 2015

Northland School Division No.61’s (NSD61) long term vision for the division-wide Literacy Initiative is coming to fruition after three years. Gail Sajo, Literacy Supervisor, presented the latest progress…

Northland Games 2015

Posted on May 20 2015

A signature event for Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) is just around the corner! May 29th marks the 28th edition of the Northland Games! Hundreds of athletes will travel to compete in the regional…

Summer Reading Program

Posted on May 19 2015

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”                                                                                                       –…

Gift Lake Learning Centre to Welcome Junior High Students

Posted on May 7 2015

Junior high students will start attending classes at the new Gift Lake Learning Centre on Friday, May 8th. Click here to view a letter from Donna Barrett, Superintendent of Schools. 

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Posted on May 4 2015

The Student Transportation Association of Alberta's has declared May 4th, 2015 “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day”. Join us in recognizing and celebrating our hard working, dedicated School Bus…

Gift Lake Educator Nominated for Edwin Parr Teacher…

Posted on April 29 2015

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) is pleased to announce that Erica Cunningham, Gift Lake School Teacher, has been selected as NSD61’s 2015 Edwin Parr Teacher Award Nominee. The Edwin Parr Teacher…

Indigenous Youth Science and Traditional Knowledge…

Posted on April 28 2015

The Faculty of Native Studies - University of Alberta is co-hosting a Traditional Knowledge - Science Fair with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, and the Treaty 6 Confederacy. The vision of the fair…

Elementary Students Begin New Chapter at Gift Lake…

Posted on April 22 2015

Northland School Division No. 61 (NSD61) is pleased to announce the beginning of a new chapter when it comes to education in Gift Lake. The Gift Lake Learning Centre officially welcomed students for the…

Regional Science Fair 2015

Posted on April 21 2015

Schools across Northland School Division are busy preparing for the Regional Science Fair! Bishop Routhier School in Peavine Métis Settlement will once again host the event on Monday, April 27, 2015.…

Gift Lake Learning Centre Update April 17th

Posted on April 17 2015

We regret to inform that we are delaying the opening of new Gift Lake School until Wednesday April 22nd. Click here to view a letter from Donna Barrett, Superintendent of Schools, Northland School Division. 

Gift Lake Learning Centre Update

Posted on April 15 2015

Gift Lake Elementary staff members are currently moving materials to work towards having students in the new Gift Lake Learning Centre April 20th. Click here to view an updated letter from Donna Barrett,…

Students to start classes at Gift Lake Learning Centre…

Posted on April 10 2015

We are pleased to announce that elementary students and staff will be starting classes at the new Gift Lake Learning Centre on Monday, April 20th. Click here to view letter from Donna Barrett, Superintendent…

Attendance Improvement Initiative Awareness Campaign

Posted on April 7 2015

The Attendance Improvement Initiative - 'Every Day Counts' Awareness Campaign runs from April 6-10, 2015. Click here to listen to our radio advertisements and learn more about the Attendance Improvement…

Temporary Closure at Gift Lake Elementary School

Posted on March 23 2015

Gift Lake Elementary School is temporarily closed. Click here for a further explanation from Donna Barrett, Superintendent of Schools, Northland School Division. 

Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week

Posted on March 9 2015

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) takes this opportunity to thank substitute teachers for their valuable service to students, staff, schools, parents and community members. “In times of illness,…

Photography Contest

Posted on March 4 2015

A reminder that the Northland School Division Photography contest deadline is this Friday. Click here for details about the contest and how to submit a photo!

Community Conversations: Guiding Principles for an…

Posted on March 2 2015

Alberta Education is holding community conversations to develop guiding principles for an amended Northland School Division Act. To support attendance, there will be events in five communities within…

Have your say in Education

Posted on February 17 2015

Parents have a direct impact on education and that's why Gift Lake School is asking for their support.  We will be contacting parents to complete the annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February 27,…

2014

New School Update

Posted on December 18 2014

Gift Lake students and staff will receive a special Christmas present this school year! They will be moving into a new school in 2015! The Gift Lake Learning Centre will house all Gift Lake students…

Welcome to our new Website!

Posted on December 15 2014

We are pleased to welcome students, parents, staff and community members to our new website! The website allows you to find information about happenings within our school community. The tabs across the…