Check out the infographic attached to find out safe ways of experiencing the Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8.  Be safe, and never look directly at the sun.

Eclipse Infographic 

Your feedback and opinions are needed!

The public consultation for the proposed high school assessments and evaluations is now open: High School Assessment and Evaluation Plan | EngageNL 

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts.  



It's that time of year again when we are looking to gather information to help us with our school development.  Please complete a survey by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Students, grades 7-12 


EF Tour RSVP Flyer.pdf

ATTENTION 2025 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!  LBA is planning an EF Tour to Switzerland and Italy for Easter 2025.  There is an information session happening this Thursday, January 18 at 7pm for interested students and parents.  Please complete the RSVP by clicking on the QR code on the brochure, or come along anyways.  


Classes resume for students on Tuesday, January 2.  It is Day 5 in the schedule. 


January 19 - PD Day - no classes

Powerschool Parent Portal and Rycor

All permission forms and fees will be collected through Rycor this year, which can be accessed through the Powerschool Parent Portal .  This feature will not work through phone apps, so a computer/Chromebook should be used. 


The 2023-2024 school year will begin for students on Wednesday, September 6.  The main doors will open at 8:30 and classes will begin at 8:45.  Grade 7 students and any new students will go to the gymnasium first and all other students will go to their homerooms.  We will have an assembly to start the day, followed by homeroom and regular classes.  

Homerooms are as follows: 

Grade 7 - Room 202 - Ms. Baker

Grade 8 - Room 210 - Ms. Harris

Grade 9 - Room 212 - Mr. Wootton

Grade 10 - Room 214 - Ms. Sartor

Grade 11 - Room 220 - Ms. Stoodley

Grade 12 - Room 224 - Ms. McDonald

We are excited to see everyone on Wednesday!  If you have any questions, or want to register a new student, please call the school at 709-258-6337 or email any of our office staff.  

On June 5, Leo Burke Academy was presented with the Inclusive Education Award for 2023 by Inclusion Canada NL.  

The official press release can be found on the Inclusion Canada NL website by clicking here 

Each year the Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living along with the Department of Education presents an Inclusive Education Award to a school that has shown an exceptional spirit and commitment to creating a space that is welcoming and inclusive for students with an intellectual disability. Inclusion is a way of thinking and acting that allows every individual to feel accepted, valued and safe. Inclusive school communities are those with an open, welcoming attitude that respects every individual, while valuing and celebrating differences and diversity. 

We are very proud to let our school community know that Leo Burke Academy is the recipient of the Inclusive Education Award for Newfoundland and Labrador for 2023.  

We are very honored to accept this award and look forward to celebrating with our school community on Monday, June 5th when our school will be presented with this honor in a ceremony held at our school.  If any parents or guardians would like to be a part of that celebration, please contact the school for further details.   

We have a lot to be proud of here at LBA: our students, our staff, our parents and our entire school community.  Thanks for all of your continued support for our school.

Congrats to our Junior Boys Ball Hockey Team who went undefeated to win Regionals on May 12-13!!!!

Congrats to our boys ball hockey team who competed at Provincials this year. 


We are excited to announce that Central Health is providing support directly to our students by bringing the Doorways Counselling Service to our school on a regular basis.  Their first day will be Tuesday, May 2 and we look forward to a continual partnership.  

Please see the attached letter and consent form for more information.  

Copy of Doorways Parent info letter

April 17-21 is National Volunteers Week. 

LBA would like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to all our volunteers, including our teachers, our afterschool coaches and mentors, our school council, our LBA lunchbox hot lunch providers and to Rhonda Ellis and all our breakfast program volunteers.   LBA really appreciates each of you and all that you do for our students and school.  


Tuesday, March 21 - Parent Teacher conferences 1-3pm and 6-8.

Thursday, March 23 - Marble Mountain Ski Trip and School Winter Activities


School Development Surveys are conducted annually to gather feedback from students, staff, and parents/guardians to inform the school development process. The survey results will be provided to your child’s school and used with other data to identify the school’s strengths and challenges. Your child’s school will then create and implement a plan to build on successes and address areas of challenge.  The survey is anonymous, which means that we cannot connect your survey responses to you. We encourage everyone to participate so that we have the most accurate representation of family perceptions at your school.  The last day to complete the survey is Friday, March 17, 2023. 

Please take a few moments to complete the school development surveys, which are found by clicking on the links below.:



Term Two Report Cards will be given to all students on Tuesday, March 14.  

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, March 16 from 1-4pm and 6-8pm.  No appointments are necessary and teachers will be available for 10 minute meetings in their classrooms.  


Thank you to the students of LBA who raised approximately $120 for the Janeway during our Janeway Jammie Day on March 2, 2023.  


February 13-17, 2023

Please join us this week in thanking our wonderful staff and teachers who do so much for our students every day.  

To help celebrate we have a special theme each day and we will upload our pictures to the school bulletin board as usual.  

MONDAY: High 5 a staff member/teacher

TUESDAY: Selfie with a staffer

WEDNESDAY: Thank a staff member/teacher

THURSDAY: Write a special note or card to a staff member/teacher

FRIDAY: Dress like a LBA Staff member/teacher

Please send all pictures to Ms. Ellis by email:


Classes resume on Tuesday, January 3.  It is Day 5 in the schedule.  

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - Teacher PL Day so no classes for students.  Regular classes will resume on Tuesday, November 22 and it will be Day 11 in the schedule. 

Congratulations to our Boys Softball Team on winning regionals and earning the chance to represent us at Provincials in Corner Brook!!

Way to go guys!  We're proud of you and your hard work and great attitudes!

High school transcripts, including final marks, are now available to students throughout the province. In an effort to reduce waste, transcripts are available digitally through the PowerSchool portal, which all students can access here:

For more information on accessing transcripts, please contact the High School Certification Office at 729-7919 or 729-7918 or by email at

2022-2023 International Host Families

Every year our school welcomes students from different countries, through two fantastic organizations, Newfoundland International Studies and Newfoundland International Student Education Program   .  If you are interested in becoming a host family for a student this year, please email our school principal, Tracy Tucker and she will put you in touch with a local coordinator.  This is a wonderful experience for the whole family.  

School Clothing  

Our next order will be placed in October/November. 


The School Community of Leo Burke Academy is committed to the provision of quality education experiences which allow for the development of each individual’s maximum potential in an atmosphere of mutual respect and co-operation.