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 Welcome to Rutherford

Strongstart will open be this week 

from 12:30 to 2:30 daily.

Help us share the joy of giving!

           The staff and students at Rutherford want to share the joy of giving with people in our community. This year the school will be collecting donations to help make this holiday season a little brighter for some families who live in the Rutherford Community. Our goal is to provide nutritious food and gifts for some Rutherford Community families who could use a little extra help at this time of year. We also hope this program will help our students understand that they have the power to make someone’s life a little better through their acts of kindness.

We are hoping for cash donations as that will give us the ability to purchase grocery gift cards and food that meets the special dietary needs of the families. If you are unable to donate cash we are also accepting donations new clothing, new (unwrapped) toys and non-perishable food. The families we are planning to support include parents and children age 3 to 13. Once we have met our goal any extra items that we have will be donated to the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.

You can donate to this campaign by dropping-off items in-person at the school office or with your child’s classroom teacher.  If you are wanting to volunteer to help us with this project please call the school 250 758 5331 or email Mrs. Barton  


It is time for "Festive Sweater" Fridays (every Friday) so dig into those closets and we look forward to seeing your sweaters (or T-shirts)!

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 School Mission Statement

We shall provide learning experiences in co-operation with the family and the community. We shall help children develop the skills and attitudes necessary for fulfillment as individuals and as responsible members of society.​

  School Calendar

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 Bell Schedule

​Click on the image below to go to the school bell schedule
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  School Handbook

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

 Rutherford Student Code of Conduct


Rutherford Student Code of Conduct click HERE.

 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"


 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.



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 School News

Click on the ICON (or click HERE)​​​ to see past editions of the Rutherford news bulletin.

 Student Learning Links


 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.

 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.


 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.


 Hands-on Learning


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

 Rutherford School StrongStart

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