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  • 2017/18 Student Leadership

    2017/18 Student Leadership

    Are you interested in Student Leadership?

    There are several expectations for a student involved in leadership. Please note these expectations are for next year, as we move forward:

    • Attendance must be exemplary.  There can be no unexcused absences. 
    • Academic work  must be acceptable. If teacher concerns are sent to the office, the student may lose the leadership position. Students and teachers will always be told that there is NOTHING more important than the academic work.
    • Behaviour must be exemplary. If teacher concerns are sent to the office for misbehaviour in class,  the student may lose the leadership position.
    • Leadership participation must be excellent.  All Student Council Exec meetings must be attended, or an excused absence must be shared with the advisor.  All Student Council activities must be supported and have personal involvement and participation.
    • All student leaders must have the signed support of  their parent and at least one staff member.  
    • All student leaders will earn their positions by working NOW.  
    • The student with the most logged hours will get the first choice of position. Email Mrs. Butlin, if you would like to get an electronic copy of the Student Council Log Sheet and to be included in the Student Council Google classroom. On the log sheet, you will indicate that parent and a staff member support this endeavour. Log hours with anything and everything involved with leadership in the school and the  community. This could be clubs at school, present Student Council boards or just helping at school.  This also could working for organizations  outside of school eg. Leaders in Training, or volunteering at Dickinsfield Aux Hospital, or Cadets or any other recognized organization. All you would need is to get an advisor  to sign off for you.
    • Grade 7 students (16/17 Grade 8 students)  you are invited to be a part as well.  17/18 Grade 9 students will get priority on the position, but you could be a co-chair..
    • The Student Council positions are listed in the student handbook, but here they are again for you:

     STUDENT COUNCIL Executive


    Job Description

    Executive Board - 

    • Advisor: Mrs. Butlin
    • Prez: Hamza
    • VP: Sara
    • Secretary: 
    • Treasurers: Juliet, Stori, Mateo


    -involves all members of the Executive

    -alternates meeting every Fri 11:30 with the Prez Board

    -Bully Awareness/Prevention Team, trained in BTH (Beyond the Hurts),Let’s Talk Room, GSA, Restorative Practices (Classroom circles, Conflict Mediation, Community Conferences)

    Prez Board


    Involves President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, sets agenda for Exec Meetings, oversee the work of all the Exec


    Organizes all communication (assemblies, morning announcements, staff presentations, public speaking,guests) meets with  Prez or Exec  team and Principal every  week, sets agenda for Exec meetings, monitors attendance, meetings of  Grade Boards, Social, Athletics, Tech, Culture,

    Vice President 

    assigns & monitors long lockers,  meets with  Prez or Exec  team and Principal every  week, monitors attendance, meetings of  House Boards, Service, Intramural, Peer Tutor, Store Boards


    meets with  Prez or Exec  team and Principal every  week,Responsible for all Exec & Prez minutes and emails with all exec, responsible for all written communication,  monitors the Panther Points with Treasurer


    meets with  Prez or Exec  team and Principal every  week,monitors the $200 budget of all 15 boards, monitors the Panther Points with Secretary

    Social Board

    • Advisor: Ms. Billows
    • Student Chairs: 

    organizes all monthly theme events  eg October Hallow-e'en with Dance, Nov- Western Days, December Winter festival & Dance, January Beach Days, February Valentine's day & Dance , March Tropical day, April Easter activity and Spring Fling, May Touch of class

    Service Board 

    • Advisors: Mrs. Butlin, Ms. Fadli
    • Student Chairs: Naomi and Hailey

    Organizes one EPSB United Way, one local eg. Stollery and sometimes a Wake-a-thon

    Athletics and Intramurals Board 

    • Advisor: Mr. Walker
    • Student Chair: Marissa and Jamal

    profiles all inter-school teams, eg announcement about games, competitions to increase spectators, Athlete of the Week


    organizes all lunch hour gym house sporting events

    Technology Board 

    • Tech Advisor: Mr. Merta
    • Student Chairs:Stori
    • Yearbook Advisors: Mdm. Maldonaldo and Mr. Mudry
    • Student Chairs: Eric, Ben, Josh


    photographer, sets up Student Council display in library and halls,  sets up all tech for assemblies, dances and any special events, supports all other

    Peer Tutor Board

    • Advisor: Ms. Proudfoot
    • Student Chair: Hannan

    Grade 9 students who work in the library at lucn and,if requested, in Homework club after school helping other student with core work.

    Cultural Awareness Board

    • Advisor: Mme Badger
    • Student Chairs: Juliet and Tytan

    Working with culture, and organizing FNMI events


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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Student Activities

    Dickinsfield's outstanding sense of culture and excellence largely stems from the wide variety of student activities we offer.

    From school events such as student recognition assemblies and cultural celebrations, to clubs, intramurals and competitive sports teams, Dickinsfield has got it covered when it comes to building a great cultural experience for all.

    • Jazz Band
    • Student Leadership Team
    • Library Club
    • Games Club
    • Ski Club
    • Drama Club
    • Intramurals

    Special Events

    • Grade Seven Welcome Day
    • Terry Fox Run
    • School Recognition Assemblies & Apple Days
    • Cultural Celebration Day
    • Career Fair
    • Formal Day
    • Grade Nine Farewell Celebration
    • Seasonal Celebrations
    • School Wide Dances and activities rooms
    • Various fundraising initiatives

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Ecole Dickinsfield School we are committed to creating a culture of continuous improvement in order to improve achievement. Through a strong collaborative framework, teacher capacity is developed through learning and working collectively with colleagues to create authentic lesson plans, engaging projects and meaningful assessments. Teachers work in subject teams to analyze and critically understand the essential learning outcomes of the curriculum. These key concepts are utilized when planning lessons or assessments which are used to gather evidence about how students are achieving in relation to the curriculum. Students learn from their assessments as a strategy in the learning process. Interventions are implemented for students at risk through a committed team approach of teachers, parents and students working cooperatively. Decisions are made with the best interests of students in mind and collectively involve the Dickinsfield community of parents, students and teachers.

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  • Inter School Athletics

    Inter School Athletics

    At Ecole Dickinsfield School we offer all of our students a variety of Inter School Athletics for all grades such as:

    • Outdoor Soccer
    • Indoor Soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Wrestling 
    • Slow Pitch
    • Badmington
    • Cross Country Racing
    • Track and Field
    • Cheerleading

    If a less competitive athletic activity is more desirable, we offer lunch time intramurals to all students, such as:

    • Dodgeball
    • Floor Hockey
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Badmington

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    French Immersion provides students with opportunities to acquire and maintain language skills in French and English.


    • Develop language and literacy skills in French and English, and use both to communicate
    • Learn about French culture, traditions and celebrations


    • Proficiency  in English and French
    • Improved academic achievement
    • Improved communication skills in a student’s first language
    • Knowledge and appreciation of different cultures
    • International language certification opportunities 

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Principal's Message



C’est mon grand plaisir de vous donner le bienvenue a notre école. I am thrilled to welcome you to our school. We are the Home of the Panthers, les Pantheres. We are very courageous, brave, strong, and intelligent.  This is exemplified in our excellent Student Leadership program, our academics and our athletics.  At our school, we emphasize COMMUNITY, CAREER, and RESPONSIBILITY.  We take time to get to know each other, to work with each other, and to listen to one another.  We take time to do our best in our studies.  You, of course, know of our namesake PUNCH DICKINS - the famous World War I pilot and Canadian northern bush pilolt!  If you don’t, please come by and we will share the philosophy of PUNCH, DICKINS and the snow EAGLE!!

The staff at our school invite you to take full advantage of the Dickinsfield DIFFERENCE where the learning experience is enjoyable and stimulating, and where everyone is valued for their special gifts.

The Dickinsfield DIFFERENCE will allow you to experience:

  • core subject instruction where we are making great strides to exceed district and provincial averages in both the English and French Immersion programs.
  • a Fine Arts program that truly engenders a love of the visual and the performing arts;
  • a broad spectrum of athletic opportunities embracing all junior high team and intramural sports;
  • a wide variety of activities in Career and Technology Foundations;
  • an extensive student leadership program where students have the opportunity to make decisions in the school and to prepare for their leadership role in the future;
  • a number of other exciting options  that allow students to explore the world beyond their curriculum and beyond the school, and
  • a sense of belonging, as students participate in a strong intramural program based upon a cross-grade house system.

The Panther Path to academic, athletic, artistic, technological, and societal excellence will allow you to experience a school that has a safe andcaring environment, within which we will all be challenged to do our very best.  You, the student, will be expected and be assisted to become responsible, active participants in your own learning.

A ceux qui parlent français, j’attends avec impatience le commencement de la nouvelle année. Préparez-vous d’être prêt pour l’école et prêt pour apprendre.  Bienvenue à la DIFFÉRENCE de DICKINSFIELD.

Yours truly et sincèrement,

M. R.  Butlin         K. Proudfoot






Our goal is to foster the development of well-rounded, respectful citizens

who take responsibility for their learning.


When people feel like they belong, they feel good and they feel like they want to work hard and participatie to do well for their group.  

We try to encourage belonging  in a community, by assigning each student to a family group, a homeroom advisor class,  that he/she will be with for his/her three years here.  That family group , the advisor homeroom, gives the student a home-base, an advisor, a  person to turn to for help, when needed.

  • Each advisor class is assigned to a house upon which we base our friendly competitive Battle of the Panthers.
  • Each House meets every month.
  • Each grade level group meets every other month.


We cannot wait until after Grade 12 to decide where we want to go in life. We need to decide now what career our talents, interests and successes are pointing us towards. We can change our mind many times over, but we need to decide on at least the general route of our education.

The Education Planning Program myBLUEPRINT will be used throughout the school year in all classes to help us determine in on our pathway. During myBLUEPRINT we will help students determine their learning styles, we will teach them career soft skills and open up the wide door of careers for them.


In order for a student to be successful in school and in life they must take responsibility for their readiness for school and their readiness for learning. These are some of the strategies/programs that we use to develop the students’ responsibility.

  • AMAT:  
    • Assignments, Materials, Agenda, on Task
  • Responsibility Tutorials (RT) (directed & required)
    • Unassigned lunch hour is a privilege. If the AMAT requirements are not met, students will be directed to the Responsibility Tutorial during the 1st  half of lunch in the library.
    • Similarly, if the student is late for school or a class, he/she will be directed to the Responsibility Tutorial.
  • Behaviour 1,2,3
  • School Zone
  • Advisor/Mentor Program
  • Attendance and Late Monitoring
  • Student Leadership
  • Restorative Practices
    • Conflict Mediation conversation
    • Community Conferences
    • Parent/teacher/student/ admin conference
    • Positive Behaviour Plans  
  • READY FOR LEARNING (Pyramid of Intervention)