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 Welcome to Rutherford

Rutherford welcomes performer Teddy Anderson 
Thursday January 26th, 2017. 
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Rutherford is accepting registrations for 2017-2018 starting NOW!​
For more information on how to access the      on-line registration system click HERE
For a list of registration FAQs click HERE​.

Important registration dates are as follows:

Jan 11, 2017 Registration opens K-12
Jan 31, 2017 Deadline: French Immersion
 and Eco-School
Mar 31, 2017 Deadline: Out-of-Catchment and Academy

Rutherford PAC "Paint Night" fund-raiser
Thursday Feb 2nd 7-9PM
The Rutherford PAC is hosting a "Paint Night" fund-raiser in the Rutherford​ Elementary Gymnasium. This is a great opportunity to let your inner-artist come out and to express yourself with paint. A talented artist will lead you step-by-step and ensure that your painting is something that you will be proud to display. The painting project will be "Teal Tree in Moonlight" (as seen above) and all the paints and materials are supplied so all you need to bring is you sense of adventure! Tickets can be purchased online (click HERE for the link). Please join our PAC for this fun event and help the PAC raise money for their projects that support the school and students.

Check-out our latest "Hallway" art projects adorning the walls of Rutherford! 
Click on the image below to visit our gallery.
A special "Thank you" to my guest photographer Makayla who helped take pictures this week, awesome job Makayla!




 School Announcements




 PAC Movie Night Jan 27th





 Student Links


  School Calendar

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


 Bell Schedule

​Click on the image below to go to the school bell schedule
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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.