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 Welcome to Rutherford

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The school and the office are closed staring July 10th and will re-open on August 28th. The first news bulletin for the new year will be August 31st so please watch for it in your email. Have a safe and enjoyable summer! 

Registration for 2017-2018 is available on-line. Click HERE to access the registration webpage.

Thank you for applying for school at Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools.  The June 15th deadline to ensure a guaranteed spot in your child’s catchment area school has passed.  

If you are applying after the deadline, your application will be date and time stamped and e-registration will contact you to confirm school placement.

First Day of School in September

A reminder that the first day of school in September is Tuesday, September 5th. Students in Grades 1-7 attend on September 5th for one hour (from 11-12). September 6th is a full day of school. Kindergarten students joining us on September 7th on a Gradual Entry schedule. Please see the Gradual Entry schedule in the Welcome to Kindergarten information that you will receive from the Kindergarten Teacher.


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Lists for each grade ​are posted HERE.

The local Staples stores have copies of the school lists.


StrongStart resumes on Wednesday         Sept 6th, 8:45-11:45. 






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 School News

Click on the ICON to see our latest school news bulletin

Click HERE​​​ to see past editions of the newsbulletin.

 Summer Activities

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Looking for things to do this summer with the kids? Click HERE​ to see some suggestions.

  School Calendar

Click on the image below to go to  the school calendar​
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 Bell Schedule

​Click on the image below to go to the school bell schedule
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 Rutherford Virtues Education

At Rutherford we use The Virtues Project as one of our resources to encourage pro-social and positive behaviour in the school. Each month we emphasize a new virtue through a presentation at our monthly assembly. To learn about the Virtues Project and to see our monthly presentations click HERE.

 Hands-on Learning


​Check out our latest hands-on learning project for intermediate students:
Click HERE​ to learn more about project-based learning.

 Stormy Weather


 Is the school open today?

With the winter season coming there is a chance of stormy weather that could effect school and school bus activities. Click HERE​ for information about school closures due to stormy weather conditions.


 Student Safety

At Rutherford safety is our PRIORITY
 We take safety seriously at Rutherford and as part of our program we offer safety education, conduct regular safety drills plus we maintain First Aid and emergency safety supplies. For more information and for some great safety resources click HERE to visit our school "safety page"


 Stay Connected with the NLPS App

Click on the icon above to get information about the NLPS App available in Apple and Android.


 Fruit and Veggie Program


utherford is part of the school fruit and veggie program as well as the milk program. Click HERE​ for more information about the program at Rutherford. 

 Student Health

It is that time of year again when our little ones are starting to come down with sore throats and upset tummies. Please click HERE for information about student health and for advice to help you decide if your child is well enough to send to school.


 Rutherford School StrongStart

For more information about the program and the hours of operation please click on the image below

  School Handbook

​Click on the image below to​ go to the school handbook
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 ERASE Bullying

Bullying isn’t just a child’s issue; it’s a school and community issue, and must be addressed with a school and community solution.

Everyone should be safe from bullying. Don't let them control you and keep you down. Help ERASE bullying starting now. ERASE is a private and anonymous online reporting tool for targets of bullying or those that witness it taking place. Some secrets aren't worth keeping. For more information or to report an incident click the icon above.​

Services available for youth in Nanaimo

There are many supports and services available for youth in Nanaimo. Below are the emergency numbers. For a complete list of all the various services and contact numbers click HERE.



 Rutherford Student Code of Conduct


Rutherford Student Code of Conduct click HERE.