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Disneyland surprise

Three young students at Princess Alexandra School got an amazing surprise last week. At a Sept. 2 assembly, they were called to the front and handed golden tickets for a one-day visit to Disneyland. “I was wondering what the prize was in the golden ticket,” said Joshua Cayen, a 10-year-old Grade 5 student. “I didn’t […]

Golden tickets for Disneyland

  Three youngsters in Hay River got the surprise of a lifetime last week. At a Sept. 23 assembly at Princess Alexandra School, they were called to the front and handed golden tickets for a trip to Disneyland. “I got an adrenalin rush right through my body,” said Albert Rymer, a 12-year-old student in Grade […]

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GNWT takes education renewal on the road

The territorial government’s education department is taking a hard look at the current kindergarten-to-Grade-12 school system with an eventual goal of an overhaul to fix issues like low standardized test scores and graduation rates. Although in the very early stages of developing a long-term plan to do so, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment […]

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$50,900 from Diavik keeps Lights On

  Diavik Diamond Mines presented a cheque for $50,900 to the Lights On program on Dec. 4 to help support the popular program in the coming years. “We came very close to having to turn the lights out,” Carolyn Carroll, the principal of Princess Alexandra (PA) School – one of the host schools for Lights […]

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Puppet show hits Hay River

  DerRic Starlight may not be Jim Henson, but for students and staff at Princess Alexandra School on Oct. 4 the distinction hardly mattered. “I think the show was well-received,” said principal Carolyn Carroll. “The kids were certainly very enthusiastic.” Starlight stopped at Diamond Jenness Secondary School, Chief Sunrise Education Centre, and even did an […]

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New principal for primary and middle schools

  Classes have resumed at Harry Camsell School and Princess Alexandra School for another year, but with one notable difference – Carolyn Carroll has stepped up from vice principal to become principal of both. “I worked last year going between the two schools, so I know the kids, teachers and parents, and that has helped […]

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Self-regulation coming to South Slave schools

  On the evening of May 14, every person assembled at the Princess Alexandra School library for a talk on self-regulation in children was given a toy. There were no children present, but everyone got either a small ball or a slinky to play with for the duration of a presentation by consultant Brenda Whitton-Neary […]

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Gymnasts give impressive performance

  Young gymnasts and their supportive parents and coaches packed the Princess Alexandra School gymnasium on April 27 for a variety of entertaining performances. Over 30 young athletes from the Hay River Gymnastics Club took part in a gymnaestrada – a non-competitive gymnastics event combining dance and music for all ages and skill levels – […]

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Proud in pink

It would have been a full sea of pink if it weren’t for winter jackets, but the sentiments, and cheeks with a rose-coloured hue, were there. Classes from Harry Camsell School and Princess Alexandra School participated in Hay River’s first Pink Parade on Feb. 27. Led by members of the Hay River Fire Department also […]

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Classical music intermission a rare treat

A too-rare treat echoed through the halls of Princess Alexandra School last week – the sound of classical music. The school was happy to invite the Juno-Award-winning chamber group the Gryphon Trio to play and delve into some music education and history on Feb. 22. It was special for students, especially given they are without […]

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