Principal's Message

It is with great pleasure that I welcome all returning students and families back to PRMS for another exciting and productive year. I think you will see that PRMS is a fantastic school with great students, a dedicated staff, and involved community who work together to ensure the best possible education for our youth. Together we will strive to continue our efforts toward building a school where students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.  

The Middle School years are an exciting time in the life of an adolescent. I encourage students and families to become actively involved in the many things the school has to offer. Pine Ridge has a wide variety of activities, clubs, and athletic teams that students can join and participate in. Middle school is also a great time to build important academic skills, grow as a person, meet new friends, and hopefully discover new skills and interests.

As we begin the 2015-2016 year, take some time to look ahead and talk as a family about the following:

  • Discuss the Panther’s Pact (respect for self, respect for others, respect for the environment and the learning that occurs in that environment).
  • Set goals for the year ahead. Be specific, write them down, refer to them often. 
  • Talk with your child throughout the year. What they are learning? How do they feel about school?
  • Keep the home-school lines of communication open.

I’m looking forward to a great year  and I look forward to working with you and your child in the weeks and months to come. 


Maria Carty

Current News and Announcements
  • School Bus Information for the 2017-2018 School Year

    Planning for school bus stops, routes and schedules for the new school year happens throughout the spring and early summer, so we encourage you to check your school bus information ahead of the first day of school in September. Click here to learn more.

  • Board Motion to Change Start Times Within the West Kings Family of Schools

    At our April 5, 2017 Regular Board Meeting, the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board approved a motion to change start times within the West Kings Family of Schools, effective September 2018.


    Implementation plans will be developed over the coming months and will be communicated in the 2017–18 school year. 



Pine Ridge Middle School

625 Pine Ridge Avenue / PO Box 279

Kingston, Nova Scotia, B0P 1R0