It's time to brush off your chángshān and cheongsam - or your best suit and dress! We're heading to China this year for our Annual Bursary Dinner on April 28th at the Cunard Centre. We'll celebrate Chinese food, culture, and traditions while raising funds for our Bursary Program which will give deserving new students a path (Dao) to a Sacred Heart education. If you haven't already bought your tickets, what are you waiting for - buy them online now! You can also make seating requests, special dinner selections, and pre-register for the auction. Oh, and did we mention BIG FISH will be this year's entertainment! Join Rob Batherson our emcee, Gord McComb our auctioneer, and other SHSH community members for an evening fulll of food, friendship, fun, and of course fundraising. We look forward to seeing you there.
Olympic sprinter Adrienne Power was our special guest and motivational speaker in elementary assembly this week. Originally from Eastern Shore, NS, Adrienne shared the story of how she became an elite athlete, fulfilling her dear grandfather's dream of her representing Canada at the Olympic Games. Ms. Power shared her Personal Success Framework, speaking to the importance of hard work and focus built on a solid foundation of daily sleep, nutrition, and practice on the athletic field and in the classroom. Responding to failure was a key point in her presentation, and this is a message we hope our students will carry forward. Successful people don't win every time, and when they fail they learn from the experience and improve through focus and hard work. As always, our students were hyper attentive and asked great questions, and we even had a chance to pass around a Team Canada baton that has made its way around the world. In this way, each of us touched greatness and were inspired by Adrienne's encouraging words.
Sacred Heart Elementary School student, Devin Huang, Grade 6, will be interviewed on French CBC Radio April 19th. CBC discovered him after his amazing performances at the Nova Scotia Kiwanis Music Festival recently. He is scheduled to have a dress rehearsal with the Chebucto Orchestra on April 19th and the plan is that they will record his performance or part of it and then interview him with his teacher, Ms. Lynn Stodola. It will air on Friday, April 20th.