Friday, November 30, 2012

Photos & Concept Diagram

Ms. Mullin's Biology 11 students are working on Concept Diagrams (one on Living Things is posted here). The second picture has one of our students showing me some of her photos that she took with her is amazing. Well done and thanks for sharing. (You can increase the picture size by clicking on the picture)

We had a boys' basketball practice at lunch and it was quite intense. Friday's at lunch we scrimmage and invite our girls to play as well. They worked very hard and displayed some excellent skill. I look forward to us having a game or two before Christmas.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sweatshop Simulation

Mrs. Dimond had her English students working on a sweatshop simulation. Students had to make boxes out of newspapers and were to receive a small sum for each box made.

It seemed like the students enjoyed the activity. I look forward to reading about their perceptions

Have a good afternoon.

Mr. H

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Junior Rugby Team & Chicken Souvlaki

Mr. Shaw took a picture of the Junior Rugby Team today-- it will be in this years' PHSS Yearbook. The other picture posted is of a Greek Chicken Souvlaki from Ms. Sheppard's Foods class.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Perogies & Metal Punch

In our elective classes students are exposed to a variety of activities. In Ms. Sheppard's Foods class yesterday students finished making perogies (They looked great!) and one of Mr. Wall's Shop students made a metal punch (It is quite impressive). These are just a few examples of some of the excellent work that our students are doing in the electives at Pender Harbour Secondary.

I just wanted to remind parents and guardians that Monday, November 26th is a Pro-D Day and school will not be in session.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Mr. H

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Next PAC Meeting

Assumption SS Visits PHSS

Powell River's Assumption SS brought their junior girls' and boys' volleyball teams to the Sunshine Coast today and we pieced together a team to play their boys and Ms. Mullins junior team played their girls. They seemed to enjoy themselves!

Parent/Teacher Interviews

We are having Parent/Teacher Interviews on Wednesday and Thursday from 1:45-4:00 pm. Please contact Margaret to make an appointment. If you can't make it during these times please let your child's teacher know, via a phone call or e-mail. Teacher e-mail addresses can be found on the webpage following the Teachers link.

If Report Cards are not picked up today they will be sent in the mail.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Volleyball Party

Mr. Mocellin and Ms. Mullins had a year-end Girls' Volleyball party last night. After playing a few games they finished off with a pizza party! The season finale will be this Thursday when Assumption Catholic (Powell River) will be playing us at 11:00 am.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

ERASE Bullying Website

SD 46 is looking at utilizing an online bullying tool which will added to our websites in the coming weeks. You may want to view the Ministry of Education website at

The above website has some important information that students and parents may find useful.

Have a good evening.

Mr. H

PAC Meeting Revision

I apologize but the PAC Meeting will not be in November, but will be on Tuesday, December 4th at 6:00 pm.

Sorry for the previous post which had a November date.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

PAC Reminder

I hope that everyone had a good weekend. I was very impressed with our band at the Pender Harbour Remembrance Day Service on Sunday. Well done Ms. Brunson and Senior Band. Carly Fielding also did a great job reading In Flanders Fields.

Note that our PAC Meeting has been changed to Tuesday, November 20th at 6:00 pm-- the date at time have been changed to allow for several members of the PAC Executive to make the meeting.

I trust that everyone will have a good evening.

Mr. H

Friday, November 9, 2012

Remembrance Day Assembly

Thank you to the Pender Harbour Legion Pipe Band, Ms. Brunson and the PHSS Senior Band, Ryleigh Lightbourn who read "In Flanders Fields," trumpet players Wendy Sneddon and Jace Landry who played "The Last Post," and "Rouse", Mr. John Webb who piped "Flowers of the Forest,"and to our guest speaker, retired diplomat Mr. William Bowden, who shared many experiences with us.

It is important that we take time to remember those who have put their lives on the line for the freedom that we have.

Have a good weekend everyone. See you Tuesday.

Mr. H

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Junior Rugby Lose Spirited Match at Argyle SS

Our Junior Rugby Team lost a spirited match to Argyle SS this afternoon. The match played in North Vancouver was our only road trip of the year-- the final score was Argyle SS 46, Pender Harbour SS 27. We only had two spares today, which made it challenging for us.

Thanks to Michael Cyr and Dave Mackay for coaching our team this season. Some of the juniors are looking forward to participating with senior team this spring!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We Create Change

We are in the process of doing a fundraiser called, "We Create Change." This is part of a penny drive which has been initiated by Free the Children. The pennies collected will be used to support clean water projects in their Adopt a Village communities around the world.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pender Harbour Community School Society Meeting

I am attending a Pender Harbour Community School Society Meeting at present (after school). It was my second community school meeting in the past 2 days.

I wanted to remind parents that our Junior Rugby Team will be playing a game at Argyle Secondary on Thursday-- permission slips should be returned by tomorrow. We will be leaving at 10:45 am and students will be back to Madeira Park around 7:15 pm-- Oak Tree Market will be the pickup spot.

Have a good evening.

Mr. H

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Junior Rugby Shows Prowess vs Argyle

Our Junior Rugby team had a great performance today with a solid win against the Argyle SS Grade 8 team. Well done!! Thanks to Coach Mike Cyr and Dave McKay for doing a great job preparing our squad for the match.

More Rugby Pictures