Children between the ages of 6 and 16 are required by law to go to school in Manitoba. The school year is from September to June, with weeks off for Christmas and mid-spring. A calendar of other days off is provided by the school.
Children who are 5 years old before December 31 can enroll in Kindergarten, which prepares them for Grade One. This is a part-time program – held only every other day.
Nursery school is also offered for 3-4 year olds who attend school for half a day, every other day.
Education is free for citizens or Landed Immigrants (other than the cost of supplies). Bus pickup is available in all rural areas for children attending the public school system.
Assiniboine Community College –Russell Campus
The college offers different program courses each year, such as Business Certificate, Teacher’s Aide or Comprehensive Health Care Aide. English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs are also offered. These can be general, or they can be oriented to your work needs.
Distance education through mailed or on-line courses are also available. Contact 773-5180 for information.
Lifelong Education for Adults: Reading and Numeracy (L.E.A.R.N.)
This is a program for adults over 18 who have not finished high school. General help with writing, reading and mathematics is offered. Contact 937-3163 for information.
For Children from age 5 to 17 or 18
- Rossburn Elementary School
108 Victoria Avenue East
- Rossburn Collegiate Institute
214 Main Street North
The schools will provide special services such as English for new students. Most jobs and further education in Canada require a Grade 12 education. There are different programs in high school for students who will go to university, or those who want to take college or apprenticeship programs. Students and parents should speak to a guidance counselor at the school to plan which subjects to study.