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Newfoundland Regulation 1996



Department of Education Notice
under the
Executive Council Act
(O.C. 96‑304)

(Filed July 10, 1996)

Under the authority of section 5 of the Executive Council Act, the Clerk of the Executive Council gives the following Notice.

Dated at St. John's, March 3, 1996

Malcolm Rowe
Clerk of the Executive Council



        1.   Short title

        2.   Definitions

        3.   Department reconstituted

        4.   Powers and duties of the minister


Short title

        1. This Notice may be cited as the Department of Education Notice.


        2. In this Notice

             (a)  "department" means the Department of Education; and

             (b)  "minister" means the Minister of Education.

Department reconstituted

        3. (1) The department is reconstituted by Order in Council 96‑304 and is presided over by the minister.

             (2)  The department has 3 branches, as follows:

             (a)  Support Services;

             (b)  Primary, Elementary and Secondary Education; and

             (c)  Advanced Studies.

Powers and duties of the minister

        4. The powers, functions and duties of the minister include the supervision, control and direction of all matters relating to education generally, including all matters relating to

             (a)  in co‑operation and liaison with other departments of government, responsibility for early childhood education;

             (b)  encouragement, promotion, establishment, development, co‑ordination and implementation of services and activities relating to youth;

             (c)  denominational colleges, schools and all educational institutions receiving financial aid directly or indirectly from the province;

             (d)  high school certification registry and provincial public examinations;

             (e)  furnishing to denominational colleges and schools of textbooks and learning resource materials, including religious text books, at or below cost;

              (f)  training, examination, classification, grading and the receiving of recommendations made under paragraph 5(b) of the Education Act, with respect to teachers;

             (g)  approval and inspection of private primary, elementary and high schools;

             (h)  monitoring and the ensuring of the progress of schools and of educational and training institutions;

              (i)  colleges continued or established under the Colleges Act, 1991;

              (j)  Memorial University of Newfoundland;

             (k)  private training institutions and trade schools registered under the Private Training Institutions Act;

              (l)  payment of financial assistance for students attending post‑secondary education institutions under the Student Allowances Act;

            (m)  payment of scholarships and awards for students attending post‑secondary education institutions;

             (n)  training, certification and qualifications of apprentices and apprentices and journey persons;

             (o)  recommending and advising upon training courses for the work force and those entering it;

             (p)  public libraries; and

             (q)  the administration of the Acts set out in the Schedule and of all orders and regulations passed or made under those Acts, including those powers, functions or duties necessary or desirable for carrying out the purpose of those Acts,

which are not, or in so far as they are not, the responsibility of another minister, agency, body, corporation, board, organization or person.


               1.  Apprenticeship Act

               2.  Colleges Act, 1991

               3.  Degree Granting Act

               4.  Education Act

               5.  Literacy Development Council Act

               6.  Memorial University Act

               7.  Memorial University Foundation Act

               8.  Memorial University Pensions Act

               9.  Private Training Institutions Act

             10.  Public Examinations Act

             11.  Public Libraries Act

             12.  School Attendance Act

             13.  School Boards' Association Act

             14.  Schools Act

             15.  Student Allowances Act

             16.  Student Loan Act (Canada)

             17.  Teacher Training Act

             18.  Teachers' Association Act