Our School

Tamarac Education Centre (TEC) is located in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. Approximately 540 students come to TEC from the town of Port Hawkesbury and the surrounding area, including the neighbouring communities of Troy, New Town, Glendale, Cleveland, West Bay, Creignish, Mulgrave, West Bay Road, Evanston, Dundee, Lower River and Marble Mountain! TEC opened in October 2000, amalgamating Centennial Elementary School (P-4), Senior Elementary (5-6) and Grades 7-8 from Strait Area Education Recreation Centre (SAERC).

Our school is a Grade PP-8 inclusive setting and a feeder school for programs such as French Immersion, with at least one French Immersion class per grade level. Students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning styles attend Tamarac Education Centre.

Staff members are committed to meeting the needs of all learners. Special programming includes full-time guidance, Early Literacy Intervention, physical education, music, Learning Centre, Youth Service Facilitators and various support staff members.

At Tamarac Education Centre, there is always something going on! Please check the school newsletter and calendar for current events. The calendar is located on the homepage of this website. 

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At Tamarac Education Centre . . .

We believe that students learn best in a positive school climate which fosters mutual respect, caring, ownership, trust and is inclusive of all within the school community.

We believe that successful teaching is student-centered, engaging and responsive to individual needs and differences and enhanced through professional collaboration.

We believe that effective discipline must be supported through the provision of proactive programs emphasizing mediation, positive recognition and the development of mutual respect.

We believe in the recognition and celebration of achievement and the development of positive, highly valued school traditions.

We believe that parents and community members are partners in education and effective communication, teamwork and collaboration between all partners contributes significantly to student success in school.

We believe that involvement in extra- and co-curricular activities contributes to an enriched school experience for students, developing identity, self-esteem and teamwork.

Mission Statement

Tamarac Education Centre is dedicated to providing a peaceful, caring learning community where individual student growth and potential for life-long learning is nurtured in preparation for citizenship in a global community.