Cowan Heights Elementary

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

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

Rapid Tests

We have Rapid Tests ready for distribution to our students and staff. The announcement regarding school reopening on the targeted date of Jan. 24, 2022 could be made Tuesday evening Jan. 18, 2022. If not, it will be Wednesday, as early as possible.

Rapid Tests will not be distributed before this announcement.

*There will be 5 tests sent home.

*One has to be used 72 hours before school opens. If positive, contact 811 and follow their guidelines; if negative you take another test the morning you are attending school.

*Use two tests if you start having symptoms.

*You will have one test remaining, which you can use if you see invalid results (instructions will be sent with each kit.

Week two of Online learning

As we enter into another week of remote learning I want to thank our students, staff and families for all their hard work. These are challenging times, but as a school community we will get through this by continuing to work together!

As a school, we have been working extremely hard with remote and in-person learning. I am confident that teachers are doing their very best to deliver instruction and learning to all of our students. I understand that there are undoubtedly challenges that families will face in the remote learning model and we are working side by side with our families to ensure every student has the best possible learning experience. Hang in there, we will all be back in person soon!

Although our building is very different now, our school community is as strong as it has ever been! I would also like to take this time to thank the staff of CHE for their care, commitment, and energy that they bring to our students through these unique times. If families need anything, please reach out to us.


Our 2nd kinderStart session schedule for February 4, 2022 is postponed. We will be in touch as soon as we receive more direction from NLESD.

Merry Christmas

We would like to take this time to wish our school community a very Merry Christmas/Holiday Season. We hope that everyone enjoys a relaxing and well deserved holiday break that is full of happiness, joy and time spent with family and friends.

Remember, your PRESENCE with your child(ren) is much more important than wrapped presents.


Registration and meal ordering began on Tuesday, September 14th and will close on Tuesday, September 21. Parents must register before they can order meals! Our first day of food service will be Friday, October 1.

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome back to another school year - and a special welcome to our kindergartens who are starting their very first year! It was amazing to see all the smiling faces walking in our doors this morning. We had a fantastic first day and we are all looking forward to a very positive and successful year! A reminder to parents to please check your child's bookbag - a number of forms were sent home to be signed.


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.

Kindergarten Registration

For information regarding online Registration for Kindergarten, September 2022 (Kinderstart for September 2021), click HERE.

Registration will be on Wednesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 13, 2021 for both the English and Early French Immersion programs in the metro region.

Children must be five (5) years of age on or before December 31, 2022 in order to register.


  • 7:50 am – Doors open

  • 8:10 am – Instruction begins

  • 10:10 – 10:25 am – Recess

  • 12:25 – 1:15 pm – Lunch

  • 2:15 pm Dismissal