Cowan Heights Elementary

100 Canada Drive,  St. John's,  NL,  A1E 2M8

Tel Number: (709) 745-1700    Fax Number: (709) 745-2694


We welcome our Kinderstart students back to school this Friday, March 24.  There will be no classes for our Kindergarten students.

Early dismissal

Students will be dismissed at 11:25 on Thursday, March 23 for Family Conferences.  We will have a LOST & FOUND set up in the gym.  There are MANY items such as snow pants, coats, mitts, and sneakers that have been left here at school.  Items not claimed by Friday will be donated to charity.


Congratulations to the Grade 5/6 Boys Basketball team on their recent success.

The boys are off to a 8-0 start, winning the 709 Winter Classic & just this past weekend the NLBA East Coast ‘A’ Provincial Championship! Way to go Huskies!

Fundraisers for 2023

Art Supply Drive

More details to come!

Pink T-Shirt Sales

We have extra T-Shirts for sale (Youth = $10 and Adult = $12)

In advance, we would like to thank you all for your support!


Our Grade 6 students are taking part in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program during Term 2.

This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E., the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.

D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 and has proven so successful that it has been implemented in thousands of schools throughout Canada and many other countries.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led (Royal NL Constabulary) series of classroom lessons that teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

Unexpected School Closures

In the event of a school closure during the day (power failure, inclement weather, water problems, or other emergency), we will use the School Messenger phone system to contact you. For this reason, it is important that families inform us of any changes in your daytime contact numbers. We also request that if possible, please email your child’s teacher to confirm that you have received the message about the unexpected closure. Our phone lines are very busy during this time and this will allow our phone lines to be kept open so that we can ensure that we make contact with all families about appropriate dismissal. Please listen to our local radio stations for school information or check status central on the school district website at, as decisions for school closures in the morning due to weather are made by the district office, usually no later than 6:30 a.m.

School Closeout Dates

Each year there are 5 Professional Learning Days for Staff throughout NLESD.

Some topics covered will be: School Development, New Curriculum, First Aid/CPI, Reporting, Data Analyzes, Deep Learning, Self Directed PL based on a staff member's Professional Growth Plan, etc.

Below are the dates for CHE. Please note that afterschool programs may run on these days.


Registration and information about meal ordering will be sent home in September.  Parents must register before they can order meals! 


We are a scent-free school, if you are sending in hand sanitizer for your child(ren) to use, please ensure it is non-scented. We have plenty of non-scented hand sanitizer in each room. We have many students with severe, life-threatening allergies and we must ensure our school is free of:

Nuts (including peanuts, tree nuts and nut products)




Sesame Seeds (including Hummus)

 *Please alert your child’s teacher as soon as possible if your child has any serious medical conditions or life threatening allergies. There is also a place for this data on the student data sheet. We ask that parents refrain from sending in food items which contain any of these products. The district has determined that given the similarities in appearance, texture and taste of Soy Butter products, they are also restricted in our schools where a student has a peanut allergy. Please help keep everyone safe by following this policy.