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  • Student Showcase.

    Student Showcase.



    L. Y. Cairns will host The 21st Annual Future Fair, April 19th, 2018 from 6:00-8:00.  The Future Fair showcases supportive agencies and provides opportunities to explore the following:

    • funding options
    • employment programs
    • post-secondary education
    • vocational training
    • recreational opportunities
    • residential choices

    and many other services available to students who require support after the completion of grade 12. 


    The following dates are the dates for the parent council meetings

    Thursday, November 23; 6:00 pm

    Thursday, January 18; 6:00 pm

     Thursday, March 15; 6:00 pm

    Thursday, May 10. 6:00 pm


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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    There are numerous activities for students to become involved in during and after school. At lunch, students can take part in numerous supervised activities including:

    • Sports and intramurals
    • Fitness room-aerobic and weight training equipment
    • Computer room-Internet access for information, research and games

    The following clubs/teams are available after school hours:

    • Ski club
    • Junior high boys and girls basketball teams
    • Junior high soccer team (co-ed)
    • Senior high boys basketball and football team
    • Senior floor hockey team 

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  • School Hours

    School Hours

    School Hours

    Hours Of Operations


    First Bell-8:55 am

    Classes begin 8:57am

    Lunch 11:56-12:38

    Dismissal 2:50

    Students Should Not Arrive Earlier Than 8:25 am

    Office Hours 8:00-3:30



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Learning through discovery

L.Y. Cairns School is a specialized learning environment for junior and senior high students with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Disability. Our success-oriented programs focus on academic, vocational and employ ability skills. Classes allow students to gain skills in all three areas and apply them in their senior high community work experience.

This approach helps students realize their full potential in the classroom, home and

community. We also offer an off-site Transition Support Program to assist

students as they move into the adult world after finishing Year 12.

Special features:

  • Individualized program plan for each student
  • Emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills for all students
  • Focus on personal and life management skills
  • School to work transition
  • High school work experience
  • Assistive technology
  • Knowledge and Employ abilities courses
  • Career and Technology classes that include Auto-motives, Cosmetology, Horticulture, Art/Media Communications, Construction, Metals, Commercial Foods and more.