Staying Connected with Our Students

The teachers are busy developing means of staying connected with our students. Due to the reality that staff are working from home, this will some time to complete; some areas being developed are discussion groups and online virtual meetings. It is not mandatory that students engage with teachers in these means, nor will this work be graded, the sole purpose is to maintain connections with our students as we work through the days and weeks ahead.

  • Mrs. Evans
          • English Literature - Google Classroom code wdyf7gt (venture between Mrs. Evans, Mr. Parsons and Mr. LaFosse)
  • Mr. LaFosse
          • English Literature - Google Classroom code wdyf7gt (venture between Mrs. Evans, Mr. Parsons and Mr. LaFosse)
  • Ms. Nippard
          • Will be posting activities with in her Google Classroom for students who would like to expand their technology skills.
  • Mr. Parsons - Has developed 3 Google Classrooms for students. For a full description please see his webpage.
          • English Literature - Google Classroom code wdyf7gt (venture between Mrs. Evans, Mr. Parsons and Mr. LaFosse)
          • Social Studies - Google Classroom code 7uqgq4t
          • Philosophy - Google Classroom code 5apjwv5
  • Mr. Snook - Will be using his Google Classroom and Google Meet to hold online discussions with students. See his Google Classroom for details.

Information regarding Covid-19 and Information Resources

  • The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is launching a resource to assist and guide families with continued learning opportunities while in-school instruction remains suspended. The resource, Learning at Home: Good at Learning-Good at Life ( is a Google site, a platform familiar to our students and staff.

The site will provide opportunities to foster a passion for learning through engaging online and offline adventures and activities.

More information will be forthcoming from NLESD on this initiative.

  • March 19 Memo from Tony Stacey (CEO) for Parents and Guardians (posted 3:05 pm, March 19)
  • March 17 Memo for Parents/Guardians (posted 3:11 pm, March 17)
  • March 16 Memo for Parents/Guardians (posted 8:30 pm, March 16)
  • NLESD Parent Memo
  • Gov NL Coronavirus Page

  • Gov NL Information sheet for schools and daycares

  • Canadian Psychological Association


  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - A Parent Resource

  • World Health Organization: Coronavirus

  • Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty - Common Sense Media

Access to the School

Based on the most recent COVID-19 update from the Provincial Government and the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is further limiting access to school facilities, effective immediately.

Teachers and school secretaries will not be at the school, principals will only be permitted access where necessary.

As a result, if you need to contact the school I ask that email

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding.

Paul Snook

Principal - John Burke High School

Upcoming Events

School Development Surveys

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will be gathering information from families, students, teachers and non-teaching school staff on school topics that are important for school development.

The following links provide information on the family and student surveys.

For details on who will have access to the data collected and how it will be used, please read the following:

Surveys will be available from February 10 - March 20.

School Announcements

Daily school announcements that are made over the PA system can now be viewed on the following link