Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Vow of Silence: We won't stand by while children are subjected to exploitation, poverty and denial of basic rights. Every day, millions of children are silenced by these abuses. Today's "Vow of Silence" represents taking a stand for children everywhere.
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 10:44 AM
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Two members of the "We Team," Karly and Riley, spoke to the student and staff about the "Vow of Silence," which will be happening next Wednesday, November 30th. The "Vow of Silence" is a sign that we are against child labour and exploitation. You may want to ask your child for their thoughts on this. Later in the day I stopped by Mr. Wall's Woodworking class. One of his senior students is working on a Foosball Table-- I am amazed at the interesting and challenging projects that he has his students doing!
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 1:40 PM
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Today has flown by and we are having Parent/Teacher Interviews now. Please make contact with your son/daughter's teachers via e-mail if you are unable to come in and see them in person. I will be attending a Principals' Meeting in Sechelt later this afternoon. Have a good evening. Mr. H
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 2:36 PM
We had our first Boys' Basketball Tryout after school yesterday. Our numbers were not that good, but I hope to continue to provide an opportunity for the development of basketball at PHSS. We will practice most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:30pm. We won't have a practice this Thursday, as we have Parent-Teacher Interviews and I also have to attend a meeting in Sechelt.
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 7:54 AM
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I stopped by Mrs. Sametz Grade 7/8Art class and saw some excellent work in progress-- I have posted a few of the pieces here. I then went to the music room where Ms. MacInnes was working with the senior band on, "Santa Baby." They sounded great.
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 2:48 PM
I had a chance to play a couple of shifts for our team in the PHL today. The PHL is our floor hockey league which runs over lunch hour. It is good fun and there is a high level of participation. Male and female staff participate, as well as boys and girls. I will try to include some pictures of some of our staff and students in action next game. Until later. Mr. H
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 1:37 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
SD 46 Superintendent, Patrick Bocking and District Aboriginal Support Principal, Kerry Mahlman were at PHSS to meet with me to discuss our Aboriginal Education Program. The meeting flew by and they headed to Madeira Park Elementary to see Aboriginal Support Teacher, Tammy Forsyth, in action. We will continue to ensure that the needs of all of our students are met and we will have the support of the Aboriginal education team to provide additional support for our students of First Nations ancestry.
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 3:09 PM
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 2:58 PM
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Our Remembrance Day Assembly today went very well, except for a few technical difficulties with the sound. The Pipe Band was fantastic-- thanks to Dave Gibson and the pipers! Our band was also exceptional, as was our choir, both directed by Ms.Jen MacInnes. I have included a picture of their drummer, Jim, before he left for the elementary school.
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 11:55 AM
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
I covered Mrs. Sametz Media Arts class today, as she took students to the Artists for Conservation Festival 2011, which was held at the Grouse Mountain Resort. Students who attended had an opportunity to see Robert Bateman's international exhibit of original nature and wildlife art and participate in art workshops. What a wonderful opportunity for our students. Thanks to Mrs. Sametz and the parent volunteers who attended this event. Tomorrow our school Health & Safety Committee will be attending a District workshop. Mrs. Bev Terry will be in for me in my absence. Hopefully the day will run smoothly. I have started to post some pictures on my blog-- click on my PHSS Principal Pics on the right side of the blog. Hopefully it will give you a chance to see more of the interesting things that our staff and students are doing here at PHSS. Have a good evening everyone. Mr. H
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 4:30 PM
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 8:17 AM
Friday, November 4, 2011
I spent some time this afternoon getting the PAC Blog running with pdf documents attached-- this includes the Draft Minutes from the AGM, the PAC Constitution and Bi-Laws, as well as the October Minutes. My thanks go out to Bob Cotter (acting principal at Cedar Grove Elementary School) for assisting me with this. Technology definitely works better when you have adequate support! I am off to a BCPVPA Meeting in Richmond this afternoon. I hope that the good weather continues throughout the weekend. Enjoy your weekend. Mr. H
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 2:47 PM
SD 46 Superintendent, Patrick Bocking, and our new Secretary Treasurer, Nic Keswick, stopped by PHSS yesterday for a visit. We met and discussed our school growth plan and other items. I gave them a tour of the school and we went into some classes and observed some classes in action. I also gave them a tour of the pool and fitness centre. Next time Mr. Bocking comes for a visit he wants to get a chance to speak to a cross section of our students, so he can get a better sense of our students and how we can help them fulfill their aspirations.
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 9:59 AM
Thursday, November 3, 2011
It was a beautiful day to do the Terry Fox Run today. Our staff and students participated in this event which brings awareness to the Terry Fox Foundation and provides an opportunity to participate in a fund raising effort, with all proceeds going to cancer research. I have included some photos of the run.
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 1:55 PM