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School Review - Auburn Drive & Cole Harbour District Family of Schools

On September 14, 2016, the Halifax Regional School Board initiated a school review for the following schools in the Auburn Drive and Cole Harbour District Families of Schools:

  • Auburn Drive High
  • Astral Drive Junior High
  • Graham Creighton Jr High
  • Astral Drive Elementary
  • Bell Park Academic Centre
  • Caldwell Road Elementary
  • Colby Village Elementary
  • Humber Park Elementary
  • Joseph Giles Elementary
  • Cole Harbour District High
  • Ross Road School
  • Sir Robert Borden Jr High
  • Atlantic View Elementary
  • Colonel John Stuart Elem
  • George Bissett Elementary
  • Nelson Whynder Elem
  • Robert Kemp Turner Elem

For more information on the recommendation to review, read Report #2016-09-39: Recommendation to review Cole Harbour District High Family of Schools & Auburn Drive High School Family of Schools - (link)

School Options Committee

In accordance with the provincial School Review policy, a School Options Committee (SOC) has been formed to conduct the review and make recommendations to the Governing Board.


The Halifax Regional School Board has appointed LaMeia Reddick and Robert Wright to facilitate the school review process for the Auburn Drive and Cole Harbour District Family of Schools. To learn more about the facilitators, click here.

SOC Documents

All meeting agendas, documents and minutes of SOC meetings will be posted once approved.

Meeting Agendas


Meeting Notes

Public Meetings

The SOC will hold three public meetings to present its work and seek input and feedback about the review scenarios under consideration. The public meetings will take place as follows:

Date Time Place Purpose Documents
Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:30 - 9 pm Westphal Room,
Cole Harbour Place
Provide insight into the process and objectives, receive feedback


Resource Document

Video Recap

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 6:30 - 9 pm Graham Creighton Junior High Present draft review scenarios, receive feedback


Video Recap

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:30 - 9 pm Cafeteria, Cole Harbour District High School Present preferred scenario, receive feedback  


  • February 15, 2017: Alert message to parents/guardians advising of postponement of third public meeting (link)
  • February 8, 2017: Letter to SOC Co-chairs advising of Governing Board decision to extend review timeline (link)
  • January 31, 2017: Alert message reminder to parents/guardians of second public meeting (link)
  • January 25, 2017: Alert message to parents/guardians advising of change of venue for second public meeting
  • January 5, 2017: Alert message to parents/guardians advising of dates, times and locations for the public meetings (link)
  • December 22, 2016: Invitation to parent/guardians from the School Options Committee announcing dates, times and locations for the public meetings - (link)
  • September 19, 2016: Letter to parents/guardians advising of Governing Board motion to initiate the school review process - (link)


In addition to providing input at the public meetings, feedback can be provided to the School Options Committee by emailing .