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 Welcome to Rutherford Elementary

Halloween is coming and we want everyone here to be able to enjoy the event safely. Please click HERE​ to go to our Halloween Safety Brochure that has great safety tips as well as our guidelines for kid-friendly costumes and priority​ for healthy treats at school.

​Check-out some of the latest artwork that is adorning the walls and classrooms at Rutherford!

Click HERE​ to see more pictures of fantastic artwork!​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 School Announcements




 Upcoming Public Forums

NLPS is offering​ public forums on the new student reporting system and Facilities Management and the Budget (2020 Vision for Learning)  

Join us to find out more about reporting​:
Nanaimo area PAC/Parents/Students/Community 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016:  7 to 8:30 p.m. 
Beban Park Social Centre (2300 Bowen Rd.)

Cedar-Ladysmith area PAC/Parents/Students/Community 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016:  7 to 8:30 p.m. 
Ladysmith Secondary School (710 Sixth Ave.)

Join us to find out more about 2020 Vision for Learning

Central Forum
Monday, November 28:  7 – 8:30 pm
Wellington Secondary (3135 Mexicana Rd.)

Ladysmith Forum
Tuesday, November 29:  7 – 8:30 pm
Ladysmith Secondary (710 Sixth Ave.)

For more information about these forums click HERE

For information about the programs 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"


 Stay Connected with the NLPS App

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


 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.


 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. 

 Hands-on Learning


​Check out our latest hands-on learning project for intermediate students:
Click HERE​ to see the pictures.


 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.


 Bell Schedule

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

Click on the image below to go to  the school calendar​
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 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.