Friday, October 28, 2011

Girls' Grade 7/8 Volleyball at CSS Tournament

Our Grade 7/8 Girls" Volleyball Team is playing in a tournament at Chatelech Secondary School this weekend. They lost their first match to Elphinstone in a well played match. Good luck the rest of the tournament girls!

Spooktacular Decor

The grad class scared many a young ones at the Haunted House at the Hallowe'en Fun Night at Madeira Park Elementary last night. Bravo to all who participated. Note that the decor at PHSS is starting to look spooktacular!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Slam Poetry at PHSS Today

We had a group of poets from East Vancouver visiting us today for a Slam Poetry presentation. If you are unsure what it is all about, ask your child. Slam poetry may be the next extracurricular activity at PHSS.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Senior Foods Students

Ms. McOuat's Senior Foods students were working on today's hot lunch when I stopped by today. Parent Volunteer, June M., was working hard, along with Ms. McOuat and her students to ensure that we have a nutritious hot lunch today.

Metal Shop

These students were busy working on metal lathes this morning. Mr. Walls is having the students make screwdrivers, as one of their projects. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Girls' Volleyball

Our Girls' Senior Volleyball Team lost 2-1 to Chatelech, in a spirited match,
after school today. Great jobs girls!

Art & Baseball

I have posted a few pictures of some artwork from Mrs. Sametz class, as well as a picture of Sam's baseball bat on a wood lathe, which might be finished before the end of the World Series.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Student Council Retreat

Our Student Council had their retreat at the Pender Harbour Golf Club today. The students were doing some planning for the year when I stopped by this afternoon. It should be an exciting year!

Biology 12 Experiments

Ms. Mullins Biology 12 students were doing enzyme experiments when I stopped by her class this morning. The students were really engaged in their learning and seemed to enjoy the hands on opportunity to learn by doing.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Provincial Pro-D Day Today

I am currently attending the SD46 CUPE Pro-D event. SD 46 Superintendent, Patrick Bocking, spoke to the audience and shared his commitment to ensure that the health and well-being of all of the SD 46 employees continues. He mentioned that a Joint District Health & Safety Committee would be resurrected, with CUPE playing an important role on the committee. Health and Wellness is the theme of the day. I trust that everyone will have an enjoyable weekend. Enjoy your family time. Mr.H PS. The PHSS PAC Blog is up and running. The Minutes of the last meeting will be posted shortly.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Junior Rugby

The boys had some good weather for practice today. It is nice to see an improved turnout today. Coach Mike indicated that they are practicing hard with the intention of learning the game. It is a challenge to get junior rugby matches, so practices are a way to develop skills. As you probably know, tomorrow is a provincial Pro-D Day. Many teachers and principals will be heading off the coast to participate in a variety of Pro-D activities. Many of us will spend some time at Chatelech, at a CUPE sponsored event on the Sunshine Coast. Have a great evening everyone. Mr. H

PAC Meeting

We had a reasonable turnout for our PAC Meeting last evening. There was a discussion about earthquake preparedness, which led to a motion to restock the Earthquake Bin with water and granola bars. Since the DPAC will be looking at this issue, our PAC made a decision to hold off on other purchases for the Earthquake kit. A copy of the PHSS PAC Constitution and Bylaws was distributed. I am hoping to help the PAC set up a blog so we can post the constitution and bylaws, along with PAC Minutes and other pertinent information. I included a report which will be included in the PAC Minutes. Hopefully I can help to make the PAC Blog a reality. Until later. Mr. H

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

DPAC Meeting Tonight

It has been a busy day working with staff and students. After school we had a Health & Safety Meeting, and I worked with a parent to start the Earthquake Kit inventory. I am off to the District PAC Meeting this evening. Tomorrow I will be at the SBO as part of the District 46 Bargaining team-- Ms. Bev Terry will be filling in for me tomorrow. I will be back for our PAC Meeting tomorrow evening at 7:00 pm. Until then, Mr. H In preparation of our Earthquake Drill Thursday, you may want to look at the following website -- we will be part of the 480,000 participants of The Great British Columbia Shake Out.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hunter Tag

I covered for Mr. Mocellin's PE 7/8 class the afternoon, as he had to go the ESS for a volleyball game. I took a few action photos which I have included here.

We Day Pictures

One of the students that participated in "We Day" provided me with a few pictures of the event held,
in Vancouver, at Rogers Arena last week. The staff and students thought that it was a tremendous event.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Beautiful Day on the Sunshine Coast

It has been a beautiful day today. We were blessed with some great weather which made for nicer weather for runs in PE. I took this picture of Mr. Mocellin's Grade 10 PE class running on the field this morning.
Hopefully the great weather will continue throughout the weekend. Just a reminder that next Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm we will be having our next PAC Meeting and there is a Provincial Pro-D Day next Friday. Enjoy your weekend. Mr. H