Together We Make A Difference
One Child At A Time
We are a Kindergarten to Grade 6 English. It is a school with a big heart that prides itself on nurturing students to their full potential.
Together, we strive for excellence in education and encourage a passion for learning. We believe in educating both the heart and the mind. Education in our school is the shared responsibility of the home, school and community. We educate our students to live peacefully together as caring, compassionate people in a school community and as citizens of the world.
At James Nisbet, the school expectations are founded on the acronym PEACE: Polite, Empathy, Acts of Kindness, Cooperation and Everyone Counts. Those values are lived each and every day by the entire James Nisbet family.
The values are heard in the shared, positive language that helps all students grasp the concepts behind the words. They are seen in the students' interactions with one another and shared through the "random Acts of Kindness" announcements made over the PA system. They also are shared with others outside the school when fundraising for Winnipeg Harvest and participating in activities such as the school's Peace Symposium, which promotes friendship, acceptance of others and peace-making in everyday life. We believe in educating both the hearts and minds of our students.
Partnerships Working Together Home & School
James Nisbet is very fortunate to have the active participation of many parent and community volunteers. The presence of volunteers at school has helped establish a warm and friendly atmosphere. Volunteers assist in the library, in classrooms, in student excursions and in many other ways. We invite you to be a volunteer in our school.
Students For a Global Community
At James Nisbet we encourage the students to think beyond the boundaries of our school and local community. We have participated in the TERRY FOX RUN, Siloam Mission, Winnipeg Harvest, World Vision, Spare Change for Brains and Cancer Care .
With the help of the Peaceful School Philosophy, we nurture and encourage well rounded and caring students. Many of our assemblies are based on our Peace acronym which stands for
P = Polite/Politesse
E = Empathy/Empathie
A = Acts of Kindness/Actes de gentillesse
C = Co-operation/Coopération
E = Everyone counts/Ensemble chacun compte
Our journey has been to instill in our students that "Seeds of Peace" begin with each child in our school.
Our school has become a beautiful sea of multicultural backgrounds. We are teaching children that even though we may have a different culture we can all get along. We want children to understand our differences, but see our similarities.
Advancing Community Schools
James Nisbet School has active programs to meet the needs of pre-school children and their caregivers. Families join us for special learning activities.
Please call the school for further information @ 633-8870.
Our Teachers, Team Teachers, Guidance Counsellor and Administration work together to look at the needs of individual students as they enter kindergarten and progress through school.
Interactive writing initiatives, guided reading, literature circles and phonological awareness are part of the team teaching that occurs in the classroom.
Inclusion and integration is a team approach with school, outside agencies and families working together so that every individual feels accepted, valued and safe. Through recognition and support, an inclusive community provides meaningful involvement, and consciously evolves to meet the changing needs of its members.
Our Guidance Counsellor works with a team, school, and parents to create a caring atmosphere whereby children’s needs are met through prevention, early identification and intervention. We help students focus on their journey through a collaborative effort using the school guidance plan, patience, understanding and above all, caring.