Friday, December 21, 2012

Exponential Measurement

Ms. Mullins' Math 12 students were engaged in an interesting exercise this morning....exponential measurement of toilet paper!

Pancake Breakfast

We started our day with the Annual Pancake Breakfast this morning.  Thanks to the staff for helping me out with this.  The students really seemed to appreciate this.

It should be a good day!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dancing the Night Away

The Mad Scientist & Doomsday Dance

Celebrating her birthday, Ms. Mullins was having some fun in the Science Lab after school today.

The Doomsday Dance is happening with the Disco Ball providing a great atmosphere in the band room.  The students are dancing up a storm!

PHL Action

In PHL action today the Mustangs upset 2nd place Batman with an impressive performance.  The PHL will take a break over the Winter Break with action resuming in the New Year.

We have our Doomsday Dance this evening from 6:30 - 9:30 pm.  It should be good fun.

Tomorrow we start with our annual Pancake Breakfast starting at 8:00 am.  The PHSS Christmas Talent Show will happen at 2:00 pm.  Parents and friends are welcome to join us for this pre-Christmas tradition.

Have a good evening.

Mr. H

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Character Day

These girls are definitely in the Spirit of Christmas.

The Jingle Bell Mystery

Ms. Sheppard's Drama class presented a Christmas play titled,"The Jingle Bell Mystery."  The students did a great job and show was appreciated by all in attendance, including SD 46 Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Patrick Bocking.  It is great to see that our students are getting support from the local school community, as well as the broader community. 

Thank you to Ms. Sheppard and her students for the great evening of entertainment!

Christmas Concert: PHSS Band

Ms. Brunson did a fantastic job getting the band ready for last night's Christmas concert.  Despite the small size of the senior band , they played with a full sound that brought smiles to the audience in attendance.  Congratulations on a great performance!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Frosty the Snowman

Kaleb turned Frosty on the lathe in Wood Shop.  Very well done!

Secret Santa at Pender

Thanks for organizing the PHSS Secret Santa Teaguen!  It was a huge success. Many of our students are getting into the spirit of Christmas. It was also Ugly Sweater Day-- I will try to post some of these pictures later.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hockey & Hot Rods

The PHL is in full swing with games being played at lunch Monday to Thursday.

Dave Marshal, of the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association, stopped by to present Mr. Jay Walls an award of recognition for the great job he does promoting drag racing on the Sunshine Coast. Mr. Walls was instrumental in helping rebuild a dragster, which was sold as a fundraiser for ESS.  There is a plan to do something similar here at PHSS.  Great job Mr. Walls!!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Elves Club & Cookies

Our students are in the Christmas spirit with the Elves Club Food Drive and some Christmas sugar cookies made in Foods. Next week will be filled with a variety of fun activities as we head into the holiday season.

New Lathe

One of our grade 11 students was the first one to use our new wood lathe yesterday.  The snowman is near completion-- nice job Matt!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Santa, Dishwasher & Worms

Mr. Stoddart tried to convince Santa that he has been "nice" this year.  Ho Ho Ho! Santa stopped by PHSS for a photo opportunity, as he will be busy taking care of his reindeer and sleigh next week so he won't be able to make it next week.

We finally have our new dishwasher installed in the Mezz kitchen-- thanks to the SD 46 maintenance crew (Jim, Warren & Logan) who made this happen.

Lastly, I was covering a Grade 11 biology class this morning and the students were finishing up some experiments on worms.  I didn't know that worms have 5 hearts!

Have a good day.

Mr. H

Monday, December 10, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Woodwork Projects

I have posted a few of our woodwork projects. Great job!!


PHSS has been accepted into the BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program starting in January.  The BC SFVNP will provide the following products on the following dates:

January 14th           Kiwi Fruit
Jan. 28                    Golden Delicious Apples
February 18th         Organic Mixed Apples
April 15th               Mini Cucumbers
April 29th               Ambrosia Apples
May 13th                Baby Cucumbers
June 3rd                  Grape Tomatoes

It should be a great program for us.

December Activities

The signs are an indicator of this month's activities.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Media Arts & the PHL

I have posted a photograph of one of our grade 10 Media Arts students-- the special effects are really interesting.  The other photo shows two of our PHL (Pender Hockey League) teams going head to head in a lunch time game.  Our PHL season is providing an excellent opportunity for our students and staff to have fun and get some exercise in this intramural program.We have 6 teams in this year's league.