News Archive

2018

  • October

    Best-ever Cross Country Regional showing

    Last Thursday may have been wet and rainy, but it didn’t dampen the spirits or efforts of our cross country teams as we ran our way to our most successful showing ever.
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  • Debating Season off to a great start!

    The Debating Season is officially on as the first tournament of the season is now in the books. Several Sacred Heart students attended the Nova Scotia Impromptu Tournament this past weekend at Halifax West High School.
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  • Global Network Brings New Friends to SHSH

    From France to Canada - the internationality of our SHSH program was on display this past Thanksgiving weekend as two exchange students arrived from one of our Sacred Heart network schools - La Perverie Sacre-Coeur in Nantes, France. Grade 10 students Eva and Romain will be joining us for four weeks to continue their studies before returning to France with their host students, Jaden and Lauren.
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  • Maggie Smith first SHSH student to join Ignite

    Last week Maggie Smith ran yet another personal best and took yet another Senior Girls’ running title at the Regional Cross Country Championship at Point Pleasant Park. It’s now on to the Provincial Championship later this month. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for our star runner.
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  • A fall outdoor adventure for the Grade 8 boys

    The great outdoors is an excellent classroom, and Brigadoon Village continues to be a stellar learning experience for our Senior School students. This week, the Grade 8 boys spent two-and-a-half days bonding, learning leadership and survival skills, and experiencing new adventures.
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  • Mawio'mi is an incredible learning experience for students

    Grade 10 Canadian History classes learned that "We are all Treaty People" when they recently attended Dalhousie University's 9th annual Mawio'mi - a powwow or gathering.
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  • The Book Fair is Back!

    Mark your calendars: next week, you could find yourself enchanted by a new book or two at the Enchanted Forest Book Fair. From October 15-17, the Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Large Parlour from 8am-4pm daily.
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  • Turkey Trouble

    On Friday, Ms. Mosher’s grade 2 class tackled a turkey mystery! Over the course of the week, their friend Terry the turkey had sent them special messages to decode, which helped them develop their writing and editing skills. 
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  • Meet Your 2018-2019 ES Student Council!

    The results are in! Through the process of democratic election, our grade 4-6 students have chosen their representatives for the 2018-2019 school year.
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  • Thankful Thursday in the Elementary School

     
    As we look ahead to the Thanksgiving weekend, the Elementary School celebrated a special Thanksgiving Liturgy with an obvious theme of gratitude. 
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  • Thinking About the Future

    This morning our senior students spoke with representatives from over 40 Universities and Colleges during the Atlantic Association of Registrars & Admissions Officers tour visit. The students learned about all kinds of different programs, and what it will take to be accepted into the program of their choice. 
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  • Terry Fox Run has Terrific Turn Out!

    Rain never stopped Terry Fox during his Marathon of Hope, and it certainly didn’t stop us last Friday. In fact, this year’s Terry Fox Run saw the highest level of active participation at SHSH than ever before!
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  • South Shore Adventure for Grade 10 Boys

    This year's Grade 10 trip to Keji was another epic adventure that gave the boys a little taste of everything.
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  • September

    Giving Warm Wishes

    During Monday morning's chapel period we presented Drs. Jennifer Hancock and Marko Balan from the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s 3 Wishes Project with 75 blankets and almost 200 cards that were crafted during Sacred Heart’s Global Day of Service. 
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  • See, Snap, and Sample: An International Student Scavenger Hunt

    Last Friday, our new and returning international students kicked off their weekend with an epic scavenger hunt! Returning students served as their guides, and new students got to know the ins and outs of Spring Garden Road, key destinations in downtown Halifax and found some great places to eat and visit like Pete's and the Public Gardens. 
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  • Sharing is Caring!

    Last weekend, high school teacher, Christina McKay and senior girls Galina Boubnova, Veronica Cheng, Piper Yang, Corrine Sun and Arika Miyashita truly embodied our goal to build community while volunteering at Halifax Connects. 
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  • Elementary Sharks Compete in Cross Country Meet

    Yesterday, 144 of our elementary students participated with four other schools in the Atlantic Conference of Independent Schools Cross Country Meet. Despite the grey weather, the rain held off and it was a fantastic day. 
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  • A Celebration of Love at the Opening Liturgy

    With a theme of love and loving, Father Craig Cameron delivered an opening liturgy for the entire School that blessed our year ahead.
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  • Back to School; Back to Brigadoon!

     The grade 8 girls and grade 7 boys are back from their camping trips to Brigadoon; and what whirlwind trips they were! These annual expeditions are all about outdoor adventure, teamwork, and leadership and are set in the beautiful terrain of the Annapolis Valley.
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  • Sacred Heart Celebrates Global Service Day

     Sacred Heart schools around the world came together on September 15th to commemorate Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, a pioneer missionary of the Society of the Sacred Heart who opened the first Sacred Heart school in North America on that day 200 years ago. In Philippine's name, the over 150 schools each participated by performing acts of service in their community.
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  • Everywhere there were books!

    From the Junior Primaries who read all day, to all three of our grade 6 classes, every ES student put their nose in a book today in support of International Literacy Day.
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  • Ice Cream Social Kicks Off the Year!

    It was a spectacular day for the first back-to-school event of the year. Thanks to the Parents' Guild for hosting the annual, and much-loved, Ice Cream Social which drew huge crowds and big line-ups! The Social was a great opportunity for both students and parents to reunite or meet each other for the first time. 600 ice cream cones and 120 popsicles were served, making for a whole lot of sticky fingers! 
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  • There's something fishy in the ES!

    It was an exciting day in the Elementary School as the theme for the year and the ES school musical was unveiled.
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  • August

    You really can’t slow her down!

    A huge congratulations to Maggie Smith for her record-breaking achievements at the National Legion Track and Field Championships  in Manitoba last week. She continues to crush records in the 1,500-metre race, with a time of 4:25.11, beating the previous record time set by Olympian, Robyn Meagher in 1984. Maggie also won the Women’s Under-18 3,000-metre race and bronze in the 4x400-metre relay. That’s 3 medals to add to her growing collection – incredible! 
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  • July

    Congratulations are in order!

    The results of the AP Exams are in and our Grade 12 Girls placed in the top 25% globally in the French Language and Culture exam. Their hard work has certainly paid off, we are so proud! 
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  • June

    The final ES Prize Day to kick-off summer vacation!

    With a special rendition of Donkey Riding, the final Elementary School Prize Day celebration wrapped up today, and with it the end of the ES school year. 
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  • This girl can't be stopped!

    Ruining Zhang recently placed in the top 6% in the WORLD after writing the Chemistry 13 News Exam hosted by Waterloo University.
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  • Prize Days continue!

    Our week of Prize Day celebrations continued this morning for our Grade 1-3 students who received certificates of merit for this year’s achievements. It has been a fabulous year together and we’re already excited to see you again in the fall! Congratulations everyone!
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  • A great year on the court and in the classroom

    The prestigious NSSAF Ron O'Flaherty Scholar-Athlete Awards recognize student athletes who demonstrate outstanding leadership, athletic ability, and sportsmanship while maintaining at least an 85% average in five subjects. 
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  • Congratulations are in order for Abigail Sinclair!

    This past weekend Abigail Sincalir won both the Junior Voice Competition and Musical Theatre Competition at the Federation of the Music Festival Nova Scotia. Abigail will be representing Nova Scotia on the 2018 National Team this August and we can't wait to hear all about it. She is then off to University of Toronto in the fall and we must say, they are truly lucky to have her.
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  • JP and P Prize Day

    A week of celebration and recognition kicked off yesterday morning with our JP and P Prize Day ceremony.
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  • A night to remember!

    What a night!
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  • Why do you use a wheelchair?

    When Junior Primary Parent Gordie Publicover first came to school to pick up his son the children were fascinated by his mode of transportation, "Why do you use a wheelchair?" they'd ask.
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  • A passport to summer reading

    Summer is right around the corner and that means summer vacation! 
     
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  • And the winner is...

    What do Harry Potter and Sacred Heart have in common? 
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  • The global adventures of Flat Philippine

    To celebrate the bicentennial of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne's arrival in North America, Sacred Heart schools around the world have created their own version of Flat Stanley - Flat Philippine!   
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  • From Palette to Palate

    Our very own Senior School art teacher, Lynda Shalagan, and PAL Chef Dale Nichols of Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa have published a cookbook! The two were recently featured for Foodie Tuesday on Global News where they spoke about the unique concept behind the book which included demonstration of one of Chef Dale’s signature dishes. The cookbook includes over 150 recipes accompanied by over 50 paintings. You can find From Palette to Palate in store at Chapters or online on Amazon. Congratulations to Linda and Dale and be sure to pick up your copy!
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  • Athletics wrap up with a bang!

    Grade 11 student Maggie Smith crushed not one but two provincial records at the Nova Scotia Schools Athletic Federation (NSSAF) Track and Field Provincials in Cape Breton.
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  • Grade 6 Day of Reflection

    Both Grade 6 classes recently shared a day of reflection as they came together to celebrate the past year and share what they are looking forward to as they take the big step from elementary to senior school. 
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  • May

    A trip back in time for Grade 3

    Our Grade 3's left the present and traveled to the past for a trip to Ross Farm Museum in New Ross. 
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  • Until next time, Dr. Seuss

    74 students, countless hours of rehearsing, one phenomenal show! 
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  • Look at all we’ve accomplished!

     We have a lot to celebrate from the 2017/2018 school year. We recently recognized our students and their accomplishments at the annual Arts, Athletics, and Debate ceremony.
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  • 318 years, can you believe it?

    We recently celebrated a very special day for our faculty and staff and their continued dedication to making SHSH exceptional. Through a series of long service awards, we recognized those who have contributed 5, 10, 15, 25, and 30 years to SHSH, along with two of our employees who are retiring this year after 31 and 42 years respectfully. This gave us a total of 19 faculty and staff members who collectively have given 318 years to SHSH! That's a massive amount of love, devotion, and molding of young minds! Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do. On behalf of all of the students, families, and community members who have been touched by each and every one of you – heart-felt thanks.
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  • Grandparents' Day

    We recently opened the doors to our SHSH grandparents, and what a special day it was! 
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  • A visitor from across the ocean

    We were pleased recently to welcome Sabine du Vignaux from Sacred Heart School La Perverie in Nantes, France to our School. 
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  • Debating season ends with a bang!

    After back to back competitions, first in Oxford, England and then in Calgary, Alberta, the whirlwind debating season has come to an end.
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  • Did you catch the buzz?!

    There was a bee at SHSH recently. The Elementary School Spelling Bee to be precise!
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  • From L-R: Mary Cate Driscoll-Sangster, Julia Wiseman, Megan Campbell, Hannah Reardon

    Introducing the 2018-19 SS Student Council

    The campaigning is done, the speeches have been made, and the results are in.
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  • That's a Wrap!

    An impressive array of talent was on display at the recent Fountain Academy Art Show and Sale. 
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  • Elementary families answer the fitness call!

    Sacred Heart Elementary School's first #FitWithFamily initiative was a wonderful success.
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  • April

    Olympian Adrienne Power Visits Elementary School

    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.
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  • A Star is Born!

    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.
    Congratulations, Devin, we are so proud of you.
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  • #HumboldtStrong

    Our SHSH community came together on Thursday, April 12th in support of Jersey Day and the Humboldt Broncos community. Together we raised almost $1,000 for their Go Fund Me campaign, all while showing our support and spirit with a vast array of sports jerseys. Thanks to everyone for being part of this day and showing our support. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and the entire community. 
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  • February

    JP's Celebrate the Olympics!

    Although the 2018 Olympics are now over, the Junior Primary children used them to create their own JP Olympics and learned all about sportsmanship, inclusion, the global village, and competition. The children started with the Olympic pledge: “I promise to participate in the games. And give it my all. Winning or losing is not important. Remembering to have fun is. Let’s go Olympians. Let’s Go!” Once fully committed to their Olympics, they embraced the various sports and participated in their own curling, biathlon and bobsledding games. To make it eve more fun, they added in such non-Olympic favourites as the pipe cleaner race and the feather race! During each sport, the children cheered for one another as they gave it their all. It was wonderful to see the whole class support each other and applaud those who received a medal. All in all, the JP Olympics was a huge success because our children learned it was just as important to participate and have fun as it was to win a medal. Way to go JP's! Way to go Team Canada!
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  • So much talent in one place!

    Talent galore was on display at the recent Elementary School Talent Show. Students from Grades 3-6 showcased their talents on stage, including singing, dancing, piano playing, and stand-up comedy! This annual event offers children an opportunity to demonstrate courage and confidence in front of an audience. While there was a great deal of talent showcased on Thursday night, the true joy of this event is in its inclusive nature: all performers, whether beginners or near-experts, are applauded for their efforts. Well done!
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