Monday, April 30, 2012

April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge

Our five teams from PHSS did a great job at the Annual April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge. Congratulations to all of our teams for an excellent effort.

I have included more April Tools photos in the Principal Flickr Photostream-- enjoy!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Narrative Writing Comes to Life

Ms. MacInnes' students were reading their narrative writing when I stopped by her English 9 class today. I was really impressed with the quality of writing that was presented. The narrative writing came to life as the students shared their stories. Bravo!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

April Tools Final Preparartion

Students and community volunteers were busy putting the finishing touches on the wooden boats for this Saturday's April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge. The student race will be at the Madeira Park Government Dock at around 1:00 pm. The students have really enjoyed making the boats and look forward to the challenge of the race!

We look forward to this exciting event!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Attending Workshop

I am attending a Violence Threat Risk Assessment Training Workshop in Sechelt today and tomorrow. Thanks to Mr. Jim McGowan for filling in for me while I'm away from school.

Just a reminder that Thursday is the last day for our students to get their wooden boats ready for the April Tools Challenge, which will be this Saturday.

I also want to remind parents that the Grad Bursary Presentations are this Thursday evening, starting at 6:30 pm.

Have a good evening everyone.

Friday, April 20, 2012

PHSS Indoor Soccer Champions

The Roadhouse Rowdcats won this year's PHSS Indoor Soccer Championship with an exciting 2-1 victory against No Biggy. Awesome job!! Thanks to all students and staff who participated in the PHSS Indoor Soccer League this year.

Ms. Mullins is a Superior Human Being

Guess who lost the bet?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge

Community volunteers and PHSS students worked hard today trying to get their wooden boats to a reasonable level, as the April 28th Race date is fast approaching. The students are really enjoying the experience. Thank you to the volunteers who have made this possible for our students. Thanks also to to Russ Jones, new owner of RONA Building Supplies for providing all of the material for our students gratis!!! You can find additional pictures on the Principal's Flickr Photostream.

Grad Bursary Presentations

Our grads are reminded of the upcoming presentations to the PHSS Bursary Donors. This annual event gives the donors an opportunity to meet with all of the grads who will be pursuing post-secondary and decide if their bursary would be a match for the particular grads.

Our grade 12 students have been busy working on their Grad Transitions, with Mrs. Dimond, in preparation for this evening.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Archery & Aprons

Mr. Mocellin introduced an archery unit in PE today. It took the students a while to get the hang of it, but they did have some success. A couple students stopped by the office later to show me their sewing skills-- very nice aprons. I hope that you can appreciate the quality work that they produced--Bravo!

Steam Power

Mr. Walls has been discussing the Industrial Revolution with his Socials 9 class and today he had a demonstration of one of the most significant inventions the steam engine. The demo provided an excellent opportunity for him to share the importance of this technological innovation as part of the Industrial Revolution. Great job Mr. Walls!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Have a Great Weekend

It was a great day of weather today. Hopefully it will continue into the weekend. Have a great weekend everyone. Enjoy some family time. Mr. H

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April Tools Boat Building

Some of our students continued with their boat building today. The students are preparing for the upcoming April Tools Wooden Boat Festival, which will see our students participating in the Student Boat Race. The annual event will happen on Saturday, April 28th. Thanks to the community volunteers for working with our students!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Meeting Today

After opening the school and ensuring that all classes were organized I went to a Principals' Meeting at the School Board Office. It was a productive day. Have a good evening everyone and go Canucks! Mr. H

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April Tools Boat Building Begins

Three teams started building their boats under the direction of some community volunteers. The boat building will continue Thursdays, until the April Tools Boat Race (April 28). Thanks to our volunteers!!! Have a great long weekend everyone! Happy Easter and we will see our students on Wednesday, as Tuesday is a Professional Development Day. Mr. H

Assembly Today

Paramedic, Ted Shaw, was our guest speaker at today's assembly, which was sponsored by ICBC. Ted's stories, most of which stemmed from his experiences arriving at accident scenes and the aftermath, were thought provoking and insightful. He provided students with a lot of good advice and shared some of the realities that he faces in his job daily. I hope that students share some of these stories with their parents and friends, as the message is powerful.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Staff Caricatures

One of our grade 8 students used his talents to develop caricatures of the PHSS staff. It was so well done I thought that it would be worth sharing. FYI we had our first staff meeting of the year and it went well. I have a PAC Meeting later this evening as well. I look forward to seeing many of you this evening. Until later. Mr. H

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Aprons almost Finished

Ms. McOuat's Grade7/8 Textiles students are finishing up their aprons. They have been doing a great job and the students really seem to be enjoying making their own aprons.

No Biggie Team Advances in PSL Playoffs

Mr. Mo's team, "No Biggie" trounced "I Don't Know" 7-1 in today's PSL Playoff match. The playoffs continue into next week.

Monday, April 2, 2012

PAC Meeting Wednesday

Just a reminder that we have our PAC Meeting this Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00 pm. Things are going well here, with the PSL playoffs in full swing. There was a good match today with the Ball Dominators advancing to the semi-finals with a convincing 4-0 victory. I hope that you have a good evening! All the best, Mr. H