At Glooscap Elementary School our mission is to provide a caring environment that supports the development of a healthy self esteem, creative expression, critical thinking, a love of learning and respect for self and others in our students.

Glooscap Elementary School

Principal’s Message

    Can you believe it?  November is just around the corner.  We have had an eventful October at Glooscap Elementary.  We began the month with Fire Prevention Week activities that culminated with a tour of the Canning Fire Hall.  Thank you to all the volunteer firefighters who keep our community safe; your selfless acts do not go unnoticed.  We also enjoyed several other activities this month like Mi'kmaq history month, our final x-country meet, the Nourish Your Roots fundraiser, the Farm to School monthly snack program, our Mad Science assembly, and the Halloween Dance.  

Regarding the Halloween Dance, we want to take the opportunity to thank the Glooscap Elementary Home and School for their amazing efforts.  The children had a fantastic time because of the work by many hands.  Thank you to all the volunteers, chaperones, and parents for making this happen.  Excellent work!  As the real Halloween approaches please be mindful of supporting safe activities.  Enjoy Trick or Treating!  Be safe!   Take a moment to inspect your child’s treat haul and please continue to monitor what your child brings to school to eat.  

On Tuesday November 6th, at 8:30 a.m. we are asking families to join us for our Remembrance Day assembly. We will be welcoming members of our local Legion and guests from the community as well.  At Glooscap Elementary School we know the importance of taking time to remember the ultimate sacrifices made by many Canadian citizens to allow us the freedoms we enjoy today.  The local Legion is also sponsoring a national poetry writing and poster drawing contest.  Please encourage your child to tap into their creativity and submit a piece of their work to their classroom teacher.   

There are two items of interest we are asking for assistance from the parents.  We really need your help.  First, as the days steadily get shorter and colder, warm clothes are a necessity for our students.  Please check the weather conditions ahead of each day and send your child to school with the appropriate gear.  It is always best to label extra clothing as well.  If an article of clothing gets misplaced, feel free to check out our lost and found box located in the red door room.

Next, we would like to remind all parents dropping your children off at school to please use the drop off loop near the parking lots.  From the times of 7:40 to 8:10, the main entrance of the school is designated for buses only.  We are trying to keep the bus stop as safe as possible for our students.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation.  Also remember the drop off loop is for drop offs only.  If you need to escort your child into the school please use the parking lot and leave the loop for free flowing arrivals.  Thanks again. 

Open House and Parent-Teacher Interviews are scheduled for the afternoon and evening of November 29th. A separate notice about parent-teacher appointment times will be sent home shortly. We do encourage every family to attend the open house and allow your children the opportunity to showcase what they've learned and can do.  First-term reports will go home in early December. 


Thanks and enjoy November.  


Lorne P. Guy


History of Glooscap and Canning

Glooscap Elementary School is a rural school with a population of approximately 230 students located in Canning, Nova Scotia.  it is nestled in a vibrant community known for its scenic views and rich farmland. Canning was also once a large shipping, shipbuilding, and rail hub center.  The area surrounding Glooscap Elementary is home to many with Mi’kmaq First Nations, Acadian, New England Planters, African Nova Scotian and Dutch heritage.