Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ugly Sweater Day/Christmas Character Dress-up Day

The pictures speak for themselves. Thanks to all staff and students who participated in today's fun activity. Tomorrow we will have a Pancake Breakfast starting around 7:30 am (staff will be on the grills) and we have our talent show from 2-3-- family and friends are welcome to join us for the show.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Concert was Amazing

The Band and choir did a great job at tonight's CHristmas Concert! Thanks the tireless work of our Music Teacher/Director/Conductor, Ms. Jennifer MacInnes-- Bravo! More pictures will be added to the Principal's Flickr Photostream with the next 24 hours.

Dragon Dictate

Our Grade 8 students were introduced to "Dragon Dictate" today. This program will type via voice recognition. We feel that it will be an excellent program for a lot of our students. I have read that Dragon Dictate is the 6th most popular app used by principals, who have iPads.

Jeopardy in Biology 12

Miss Mullins set up a game of Jeopardy to quiz her Biology 12 students on various concepts. The game was fun and interesting for the students and it reinforced many concepts in the Biology 12 curriculum. Great job with this activity Miss Mullins!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Grade 7/8 Clay Projects

Mrs. Sametz has the Grade 7/8 Art class working on clay projects. The first firing should be done before the Christmas Break. I look forward to seeing them once they have added coloured glaze.

Monday, December 12, 2011

SD 46 Superintendent Meets PHSS Students

SD 46 Superintendent, Patrick Bocking, came to PHSS this morning for a visit and had a chance to engage in some meaningful conversations with some of our students. He was really impressed with the dialogue and now has a better understanding of the needs of our students. Thanks to the students who spent time to speak with Mr. Bocking. After our meeting I had to attend a Bargaining Meeting at the SBO, in Gibsons. Thanks to Ms. Terry for covering for me while I was out of the building. Until tomorrow. Mr. H

Friday, December 9, 2011

Mr. Mocellin....or is it Matt Webb?

The picture is that of Mr. Mocellin doing his best to make up for saying some not so nice things about Matt Webb. You say, "Who is Matt Webb?" Mr Mocellin will be more than happy to share this information with anyone interested. For your information, next week will be busy with a variety of activities happening here: Elves Club Food Drive all week. PLease bring in non-perishable items. Monday: Superintendent Patrick Bocking will visit PHSS and get a chance to spend some time talking to students about their goals and aspirations. He is also looking for ways we can improve student learning and achievement. Wednesday: PHSS Christmas Concert @ 7:00 pm Thursday: Ugly Sweater Day Friday: Pancake Breakfast 7:30 am start; Talent Show 2-3 pm Enjoy the weekend everyone. Until Monday. Mr.H

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Working with Clay

Mrs. Sametz has our students working with clay during Art class. The Grade 7/8 students pictured here are doing really well with this new medium. More pictures can be seen by going to the Flickr Photostream.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

iGirl Workshop

Ashley McIntosh is facilitating the iGirl Workshop for our Grade7-9 students. Topics being tackled include: what to expect from puberty, safety on the internet, understanding what makes a healthy body image, and how to be assertive in even the toughest situations. Thanks to the Pender Harbour Community School for bring this workshop to us!

Celebrating Boyhood Workshop

Facilitator, Valerie Mason-John, did a great job working with our Grade 9 boys today. She addressed preparing teens to think about themselves as positive leaders, as well as exploring self-esteem issues. I was really impressed with the workshop. Thanks to the Community School for their support in getting this organized for us.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Cookies

The aroma of Christmas baking filled the halls of PHSS today. The grade 10 foods students did a great job with the Christmas cookies. Bravo !

Monday, December 5, 2011

PHSS Students Meet with Minister Abbottt

I took three of our PHSS students to meet Education Minister, George Abbott, in Sechelt today. Our students represented our school very well. It was nice for our students to have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with the BC Minister of Education.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Good to be back Today

It was great to be back to school after spending yesterday at the SBO having meetings. The PHL resumed, at lunch, today and the team I play for pulled out a victory. The level of participation is excellent in the PHL-- both teams today were co-ed. I look forward to taking four PHSS students to meet the BC Minister of Education, George Abbott, on Monday morning. It should be a positive experience for all of us. It looks like it will be a nice weekend. Enjoy some family time. Until next week. Mr. H

December Wordle

Wordle: phss3

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bargaining Meeting Today

I will be at the School Board Office today, as I am a member of the SD46 Bargaining Team. We are working with our teachers to ratify the local language in the SCTA Contract. Mrs. Terry will be in for me today. Good luck to our Grade 7 Boys who will be participating in the SD46 Elementary School Volleyball Tournament. Until tomorrow. Mr. H