Niton Central News

June 20 - June 24

Principal's Message

Dear Niton Central School Community,

Today we are celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day. This day is a special occasion to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. Our school started the day with some delicious bannock. Thanks go to Miranda Morden, Leanne Deleeuw, and Carol Tymchuk (and their children) for preparing that. We followed bannock with a Land Acknowledgement and Oh Canada in Cree, after which our students participated in soapstone carving! In the afternoon our students were privileged to enjoy traditional dances from Ayden Pruden-Prince, Colleen and Jaylynn! Thank you to all three of you for sharing your dances with our staff, students, and guests.

With less than two weeks left to the end of the school year, the days are flying past with everything going on! While our Elementary trip to Rotary Park last week met with some uncooperative weather, the 7/8 year end trip to Jasper was enjoyed by all and our Grade 9's got a taste of life at Parkland Composite High School! Our Grade 9 Farewell Dance was well attended and a lot of fun! Thank you to the Cronin Family for donating pizza, and to Alyssa, Ryland, Olyvia, Andi , and Jayson for their time and energy organizing and decorating!

Looking to some end of year wrap up information, teachers will begin sending supplies home throughout the remaining days of the year. The last day of school is June 28th, when we will be hosting our Awards Day beginning at 10:00 A.M. We will also be sending report cards home with supply lists for next year!

Have a great week!

Mr. Steve Ripkens, Acting Principal

Niton Central School


Transportation Notice for 2022-2023 School Year



Please continue to phone the school or email Mrs. Benson at or your student's homeroom teacher if your child will be absent. Sign-out your student through the office if they will be picked up early and please notify their bus driver.

Week at a Glance!

Monday, June 20

  • Grade 6 & 9 - ELA PAT part B.

Tuesday, June 21

  • National Indigenous Peoples Day - classes will be participating in Indigenous learning activities, games, dancing and soap stone carving.

Wednesday, June 22

  • Grade 6 & 9 - Social PAT’s

Thursday, June 23

  • Elementary Track & Field

  • Hot Lunch - $2.00 for a hamburger or cheeseburger, freezie, candy bag and lemonade - sponsored by the Niton Central Fundraising Society (NCFS).

Friday, June 24

  • Grade 6 & 9 Science PAT’s

Upcoming Events:

  • June 28 - Awards Day - the ceremony will start at 10:00 a.m. If you are taking your child(ren) with you after the awards ceremony, please let the teacher know.

  • Last Day of School - Have a great summer!!


  • Registration for the 2022-23 school year is open! Please contact the school if you did not receive a snapcode in your email (check spam). Remember to select the Returning Student option for any student previously registered with GYPSD. All Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will need to be registered as a New Student. If you have been issued a Yellowhead County address, please be sure to fill in the correct postal code as this will be linked with Transportation for bus mapping and pick up.

  • Please remember that if your child(ren) are sick, keep them at home to stop the spread. Rapid tests are still available at the office upon request.

  • Please make sure to send extra clothes in case your child(ren) gets wet or muddy.

  • Dirty shoes will not be allowed in the gym, please make sure your child(ren) has indoor shoes and shoes for outside.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Maligne Canyon - 7/8 Year End Trip

Elementary at Rotary Park