Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Law Class Goes to Court

Mr. Marshall's Law 12 class went to the Law Courts in Vancouver today. I am sure that being in a court room brought the reality of what they've been learning to a different level.

Just a reminder that the Ultimate Team will be playing a game at Chatelech SS after school tomorrow. We are hoping for the rain to hold off!

Have a good evening.

Mr. H

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Awards Assembly Date Change

I want to let you know that our PHSS Awards Assembly has been changed to Tuesday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m. We will have a 5 period day to accommodate for the assembly. Parents are welcome to attend.

New Art

I stopped by Mrs. Sametz Art class this morning and saw some excellent work. I have posted a few pictures of some of this art. Great job!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Last Monday in May

It was the last Monday in May and teachers are starting to prepare our students for their upcoming provincial exams. We have school exams from Monday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 20, while our provincial exams start on Wednesday, June 20, with the English 12 exam in the morning (9:00 am) and the Math 10 exams are in the afternoon (1:00 pm). The grade 10 exams continue on Friday with the English 10 exam and Monday, June 25 students who haven't written the Science 10 exam will do this exam(1:00 pm).

We will have our Awards Assembly on Wednesday, June 13 at 1:00 pm-- we will run a 5 period day to facilitate this.

FYI the Grad Banquet will be on Monday, June 25 at 5:00 pm at PHSS and the Graduation will be on Tuesday, June 26 at 1:00 pm.

Hopefully we will get some of the weekend weather this week; it was glorious!!!

Have a great evening. Until tomorrow.

Mr. H

Friday, May 25, 2012

Residential School Education

Noele Hanuse spoke to Ms. MacInnes' Social 10 class today, sharing information about her experiences as a student in the Sechelt Residential School. It was an eyeopener for the students and it brought to light some of the issues that former residential school students faced and continue to face.

Thanks for sharing your story Noele. The pictures show Noele with her healing blanket, which represents various aspects of her journey.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

PAC Meeting Tonight

Today is meeting day-- we had our monthly staff meeting and tonight we have our May PAC Meeting. I look forward to seeing many parents this evening.

By the way, if you want to see pictures from our annual PHSS Sports Day just click on the Flickr Photostream. It was good fun, as you'll be able to see from the pictures.

Have a good evening.

Mr. H

Friday, May 18, 2012

Haita outscores Nootka at 2012 PHSS Sports Day

It was a fantastic day with Haita winning the 2012 PHSS Sports Day Points Championship by winning some relays at the end of the day. The variety of activities was great and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

I have posted a lot of pictures on the Flickr Photostream if you want to see additional pictures.

Have a great May Day and enjoy the Victoria Day long weekend.

Until next week.

Mr. H

Sports Day Morning Pictures

We started our Annual PHSS Sports Day at 9;00 am and there was a great sense of excitement. The students are having a blast! When I commented to one of our staff members how great the day seemed to be going she responded and said, "Sports Day here is epic."

I appreciate all of the work of the staff students and volunteers.

Thank You!!

Mr. H

More pictures can be seen on the Flickr Photostream.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

More Gender Bender Photos

As part of Spirit Week we had a Gender Bender Day-- notice all the beautiful women and handsome men!

Gender Bender Day

As part of Spirit Week we have Gender Bender Day today. As you can see from the photos , both staff and students participated and look pretty good in their switched roles.

More Spirit Week photos can be found on the Principal's Flickr Photostream.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spirit Assembly a Resounding Success

The Student Counsel ran the Spirit Assembly this afternoon, in preparation of this Friday's Sports Day. It was a spirited event and everyone seemed to enjoy the various activities. The green team of Haita and the yellow team of Nootka gave us an idea of the level of competition that we will see on Friday. Great job everyonel!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cowboys vs Aliens

As part of Spirit Week at PHSS we had Cowboys vs ALiens today. Some of the aliens went all out, while others were less obvious. Regardless, it was good fun....except having to shovel up after the horses!

Tomorrow we will be having a Green and Yellow Day (Haita and Nootka) along with a Spirit Assembly. It should be another good day. Enjoy your evening and the good weather.

Mr. H

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ultimate Match at PHSS

Our PHSS Sakinaws played a hard fought Ultimate match against Chatelech Secondary at our home field this afternoon. The weather was great, the fans excited and our team thrilled to be playing their first match of teh year. CSS has played several matches and had a significant advantage strategically and technically, while our team played with a lot of heart and determination. The final score was 13-3 for Chatelech, but our team can hold their heads high after an inspired performance. Bravo to the PHSS Team for representing our school so well. I have posted additional pictures on the Principal's Flickr Photostream.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Larry Curtiss Receives BCPVPA Partnership Award

Larry Curtiss was recognized for his outstanding contribution to PHSS and the school community and received a BCPVPA Partnership Award at our Chapter Council last night. He and Linda were thrilled to be recognized by the provincial Principal and Vice-Principals Association. It was a great evening and I congratulate Larry on his award.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spicy Salsa

Students in Ms. McOuat's Foods class seemed to be enjoying their spicy homemade salsa today!

Nurturing the Learning Spirit

I accompanied one of our aboriginal students to a forum called, "Nurturing the Learning Spirit," which was held at the SIB Hall last Thursday. It was an opportunity to share and gather information from aboriginal students from all the schools of SD 46. It was a positive experience for everyone who attended. The information gathered will be passed on to the SD 46 School Board.

Monday, May 7, 2012

SD 46 Donors Tea

We had several PHSS grade 12 students who volunteered at the SD 46 Bursary Donors Tea, held at CSS, this past Thursday. It was an excellent opportunity for our students to speak with some of the donors. Alexa Dornbierer, a PHSS graduate now attending TRU, gave a speech which served as a thank you to the donors. Our students did a great job representing themselves and the school. Bravo!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Strategic Plan

I took two of our students to Chatelech SS yesterday, so they could participate in a conversation about the SD 46 Strategic Plan. Both Ryleigh and Matteo thought that the exercise was really worthwhile. They had a chance to share their ideas with students form the other high schools on the Sunshine Coast, along with the Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent, some SD 46 School Trustees as well as some HS administrators.

The feedback that the students provided the Board was excellent and something that our Superintendent, Patrick Bocking, felt was critical in the process of establishing the three year strategic plan. Thanks to our students for participating in this worthwhile activity!