Tuesday, June 26, 2012

More Grad Pictures

Congratulations 2012 PHSS Grads

Well done grads-- congratulations!

PHSS Grad Today

The boys came decked out for today's grad. It should be a great day!

Grad Banquet a Success

Thank you to all of the volunteers who made the Grad Banquet a success. The food was excellent, but the company was even better. Thank you to family and friends of PHSS for participating in this annual tradition.

Remember that Grad starts at 1:00 p.m. sharp (Tuesday, June 26)and will televised by Coast Cable-- so make sure that you are at the school early.

Have a great day.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Congratulations Luke

PHSS grad, Luke Roose, is pictured here with his ACE-IT Level 1 Carpentry Certificate which he received yesterday, at a ceremony at the Habitat for Humanity Building site, in Davis Bay. Congratulations Luke-- we are proud of you!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Classed Finished for 2011-2012 Year

Today was our last day of classes for the 2011-2012 academic year. We have our school exams running next Monday thru Wednesday, while our provincial exams go until Friday. The exam schedule link can be found on the web page. Good luck to everyone on their finals.

Trial of the Wicked Witch

Ms. MacInnes' Drama class did a great job with their play last evening. The students gave some marvelous performances and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the play. Thanks to Ms. MacInnes for doing a great job inspiring her students to perform for us last night. Bravo!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Science Award Winner

PHSS Grade 12 student, Madison Williams-Rice, was the recipient of the Science Council Award. Ms. Mullins presented Madison with her medal today. Congratulations!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dutch Baby with Lemon Sugar

Ms. McOuat had her Grade 7/8 students make the sensationally simple Dutch Baby, which is a cross between a pancake and a popover, said to have originated at a restaurant in Seattle. I was treated with a piece with whipped cream-- it was delicious. Good job!!

Congratulations Award Winners

We had the PHSS Awards Assembly today and it was a wonderful opportunity for us to recognize our students achievement this past year. I will post the award winners on the web page. Thanks to our family members and friends for joining us for this recognition assembly.

Grad Prank

We were welcomed by a variety of changes when we arrived at school this morning. Our grads pranked us in a variety of unique ways-- some were in good fun, while others not so.

Thanks to the staff and students who helped clean up so we could prepare for our Awards Assembly.

Band Concert a Success

The Grade 7 Band and the PHSS Senior Band played to a full house at the Pender Harbour School of Music last evening. Two of our grade 11 students, Ryleigh Lightbourn and Carly Fielding, were guest conductors for the Grade 7 Band, while the Senior Band worked out their introductions by committee and it worked out well.

Overall it was a great evening of music. Thanks to the students for playing beautifully. Thank you to our parents and friends for coming to see our students play. Lastly, I want to thank Ms. MacInnes for preparing the two groups so well for the performance. Bravo!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Band Concert Tonight

The band stands are looking for a ride to the Pender Harbour School of Music in Madeira Park. They will be part of tonight's show, which starts at 7:00 pm. The Grade 7 Band will start the show, then the Senior Band will take over. I welcome family and friends to join us for tonight's concert.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Backdrop for Upcoming Play

Ms. MacInnes has her students working hard to take care of all the details for their upcoming play. Today, with the weather being nice, a couple of her students were outside finishing up the backdrop for their play which will be presented next Thursday, June 14th at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Frog Dissection

Ms. Mullin's had her Grade 11 Biology students dissecting frogs today. They were very engaged in the activity and were identifying the various organs. More photos can be seen by going to the Flickr Photostream on the right.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Team Wrestling

Mr. Mocellin had his students doing a partner wrestling activity, which seemed to be a lot of fun. The students are really enjoying the wrestling unit, as you can see.


A few pieces of art caught my eye when I was in Mrs. Sametz Art 9/10 class this morning. I wanted to share a couple of these with you. The variety of art is great and the quality is very high. Bravo!!

Monday, June 4, 2012


Mr. Mocellin has started a wrestling unit in PE today. The students really seemed to enjoy this activity. I look forward to seeing some exciting bouts in the upcoming classes.

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Cartesian Coordinate System

The Cartesian coordinate system was developed by the mathematician Descartes during an illness. As he lay in bed sick, he saw a fly buzzing around on the ceiling, which was made of square tiles. As he watched he realized that he could describe the position of the fly by the ceiling tile he was on. After this experience he developed the coordinate plane to make it easier to describe the position of objects.

Today Mr. Lewis had his students working on the inter-write board plotting points in the various quadrants. The students seemed to enjoy the activity on the inter-write board.