Principal's Message

Port Williams Elementary School is a rural school with a population of 225 students in grades primary to five. It is located near Wolfville, Nova Scotia, home of Acadia University, and not far from Grand Pre. The school was built in 1966, and was extended to include a gymnasium, modern music room, library and additional classrooms in 1984. Each classroom and the library are connected to the internet. In 1996 Today's Parent featured PWES as one of five great Canadian schools.


  • PWES - News Update, December 21, 2016

    In January 2017, we will continue to ensure the safety and security of all students in the learning environment of PWES.  A recent change with the work-to-rule is that all students have been eating in our lunchroom in 2 shifts (11:45-12:05 & 12:05-12:25).  This change was made to ensure the safety of all students. 

    We were very thankful of the volunteers volunteering to supervise lunch times in classrooms; however, with student allergies, it was decided that in the best interest of student safety, all students will be supervised by school staff and volunteers in one location.  This will continue during work-to-rule.

    As always if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    We wish all families a relaxing holiday.



    Dates to Remember

    Tues., Jan 3, 2017       First Day of School After Winter Break

    Thurs, Jan 12, 2017     Full Day of School (Prev. scheduled as an Early Dismissal)

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Port Williams Elementary School
1261 Belcher Street
Port Williams, NS, Canada    B0P 1T0
902-542-6074 (Tel)
902-542-6094 (Fax)
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Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 am - School Office Opens
  • 8:20 am - Classes Start
  • 10:20 am - Recess
  • 12:05 pm - Noon Hour
  • 12:55 pm - Classes Resume
  • 2:30 pm - Dismissal
  • 3:30 pm - Office Closes