As St. Augustine said “The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.” Which is why at SHSH, we turn many pages and read many chapters.
Travelling is an excellent way to see the world from an entirely new perspective, especially when the travel involves different countries and cultures. Our program includes opportunities for travel at virtually every grade level from 7 to 12. Younger students might take a trip to the Québec Winter Carnival to take in French Canadian culture and adventure, or to Ottawa to learn about democracy in action. Or, they may take a few days and learn about leadership at Brigadoon or Kejimkujik National Park. Older students have the chance to travel around the world, and in recent years we have journeyed to Greece, England, Italy, and France as part of student trips or service programs. Our inaugural service trip is to Costa Rica.
Our elementary students enjoy field trips within Nova Scotia. We take full advantage of civic resources and special opportunities made possible by connections in our extended Sacred Heart family. Some of our elementary students also travel virtually, establishing friendships with students at other Sacred Heart Schools through Skype and Pen Pal that set the stage for travel further afield in later years.
“My Sacred Heart travel experiences to Ottawa, Brigadoon, and Québec have not only given me the amazing opportunity to visit new and exciting places, but they’ve also allowed me to strengthen bonds with my classmates and teachers. From eating meals together, to having long walks around incredible cities, those are moments that I will cherish forever. These trips have also taught me how to be more independent. When given the chance to walk around the city with friends, it allowed me to explore things with my eyes fully open.”
- Emma Poulsen ‘21