Civic: 234 Spinnaker Drive
Cornwallis  NS B0S 1H0
Mailing: P.O. Box 70
Clementsport NS B0S 1E0
  Phone: (902) 638-4800
Fax:     (902) 638-4804

Welcome to CRMS

About Our School

We are one of 41 schools with the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board offering a high quality public education program.

Clark Rutherford Memorial School began as a military base school. It opened in 1957. At that time, there was a primary school and a grades 4-9 school. In the early 1990's, word of CFB Cornwallis closing began to be heard. As a result, in 1993 three neighborhood schools closed and the children came to Clark Rutherford Memorial School. The enrollment at that time was 325 students.

When it was built, Clark Rutherford Memorial School was named for and dedicated to Lieutenant-Commander Clark Rutherford of HMCS OTTAWA who gave his life for his country. LCDR C.A. Rutherford RCN Captain lost his life when his ship was sunk by enemy action during the Battle of the Atlantic on September 14, 1942.

To ensure the safety of everyone in our building, we ask that all parents and other visitors to our school check in at the office.

Please remember that all of our teachers teach reading and writing for the first 2 hours of every day.
It is important that all students are at school before 8:05am every day so that they do not miss any of this valuable teaching and learning time.

Upcoming Events




Current News and Announcements
  • Primary and Early Years Centre Registration

    Primary Registration

    If you have a child or know of a child that will be five on or before December 31, 2017 could you please contact Clark Rutherford Memorial School at 902-638-4800.

    Primary Registration will be held on March 29, 2017

    You will require a birth certificate (if one has not already been provided to the school) and immunization card for your child on the day of registration. If you do not have the immunization card, please phone the Public Health Services at 902-532-2381 and if you do not have a birth certificate please contact the school.


    Early Year Center Registration

    If you have a child or know of a child that will be four on or before December 31, 2017 could you please contact Clark Rutherford Memorial School at 902-638-4800.

  • Wind Chill: Information Used to Decide on Outdoor Activities

    During the winter months, wind chill may affect the decision to allow students outdoors for recess or other activities. Wind chill is the cooling sensation caused by the combined effect of temperature and wind. School principals and vice-principals consider the following guidelines when making decisions about outdoor activities during cold weather periods: 

    • 0C to -20C Wind Chill:  Care should be taken in assessing the appropriateness of sending students outside. 
    • -21C to -27C Wind Chill:  Serious consideration should be given to whether it is appropriate for students to be outside. 
    • Below -27C Wind Chill:  Students should not go outside during the school day.

    In addition to the wind chill itself, other important factors to consider are:

    • Whether students are appropriately dressed (hat, mittens/gloves, scarf, warm clothing, etc.
    • How long the students will be outside
    • Activity level (heat generation)
    • Exposure to the wind (also, the sun has a small warming effect this time of year so may affect the perception of cold). 

    Wind chill below – 27C puts people at an increased risk of frostbite and hypothermia, so students should not be allowed outside when wind chill reaches this level.   However, there will be many occasions when wind chill is not that low, but school administrators will consider whether or not it is appropriate to send students outside.  The Environment Canada guidelines were developed for healthy adults, so special care is taken when deciding on sending students outside during the school day.

    All of these things are considered, not simply what the wind chill is registering on a given day.  It is recommended that when the wind chill is below -20C, particular care should be taken in considering the above factors and whether to allow students to go outside. Since one of the most important factors is how well students are dressed for the weather, we encourage parents/guardians to always ensure children arrive at school with appropriate clothing and outerwear for winter conditions.

    The links below provide information from Environment Canada on wind chill and possible health effects.

    Environment Canada Wind Chill Program:        

    Cold Injuries and how to recognize and treat them:    

    Wind Chill Hazards Chart:

    Weather Forecasts for Nova Scotia (includes wind chill for most locations):

    Wind Chill Calculator:

  • The Canada Day Challenge

    The Canada Day Challenge is now accepting entries from January 3 to March 31, 2017.

    Participate and Celebrate Your Future!

    Young Canadians are encouraged to get inspired and show us their vision of Canada’s next 150 years by submitting an entry in the following categories: Draw it! (drawing or painting), Snap it! (photography) or Write it! (creative writing).

    2017 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Canada Day Challenge, an art, photography and creative writing contest. Participants could win an all-expenses paid grand prize trip for two to Ottawa to celebrate Canada Day and take part in activities for the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

     Young aspiring filmmakers can check out the Canada Day Video Challenge, part of Historica Canada’s Here’s My Canada contest.


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    Best of luck!

    The Canada Day Challenge Team


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