SHSH News

SHSH News

2018

  • November

    There's No Refuting Their Success!

    Over the weekend our debate teams, along with 14 other teams from nine schools, competed in the King’s Edgehill Invitational Debating Tournament. 
  • Senior Girls Spike Their Way to Provincials

    Hustle and heart were the difference as our Senior Girls Volleyball Sharks became this year’s Division 3 Regional Champions in a hard-fought match against Armbrae Academy. 
  • Debaters get a head start at Sodales Tourney

    This past weekend, Sacred Heart and Fountain Academy sent eight teams to the Sodales British Parliamentary tournament at Dalhousie.
  • We Got the Beat!

    The sounds of rhythmic drumming echoed through the halls yesterday as students learned all about African Dance.
  • Senior Girls Reflect and Remember

    A very human voice was added to our Senior Girls Remembrance Day ceremony this year as special guests, Mr. and Mrs. Vandervaart joined us to share their memories of the Second World War.
  • Elementary School Remembers

    Through music, poetry, and ceremony, the Elementary School led a profoundly moving and beautiful service of remembrance for those who have sacrificed for our country and those who serve today.
  • Another Battle of the Books in the Books

    It was an all-out bookworm battle yesterday, as students from Grades P-6 put their listening and reading skills to the test during Battle of the Books
     
  • Senior Students Experience History

    Our Grade 10 History students had an incredibly immersive educational experience during their recent trip to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. 
  • Senior Girls Soccer Team Finishes a Strong Season

    This past weekend, our spirited Senior Girls Soccer team competed in the NSSAF Provincials in Margaree, NS. The weather was less than favourable for outdoor play, but that didn’t stop our girls from playing their hearts out! 
  • Celebrating Life During Día de los Muertos

    Our grade 10 and 11 Spanish classes are celebrating the lives of deceased loved ones during Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). They worked together with Señora Riley to create a traditional celebratory altar; not for worshipping, but for welcoming and honouring the spirits of the deceased.
  • October

    Witches, Wizards, Whales, and Werewolves — Oh My!

    What a spooktacular day we had at SHSH. 
  • Senior Girls Soccer Team Heading to Provincials

    Our Senior Girls Soccer Team is headed to Cape Breton for the Provincial Championships, and we couldn’t be more proud! The girls went toe-to-toe against Musquodoboit in the Regionals this past Saturday, and played with phenomenal athleticism and teamwork.
  • A treasure-trove of literary delights for 7 lucky students!

    On Tuesday, October 23, seven students with a keen interest in history were lucky enough to accompany our Librarian, Laurie Tarulli, to  King’s College Library for an intellectual treat!
  • We Took it Outside!

    Thankfully the rain ended and the sky brightened for our Elementary School’s “Take Me Outside Day”, an annual event that encourages young people to put their screens down, and get outside and enjoy this great, big, beautiful country of ours.
  • 101 Things to Do Before You Turn 101

    Today our Grade 5F class had a very special visitor. Mrs. Isabel Moore visited us to celebrate her upcoming 101st birthday, and Grade 5F presented her with a book they had written about the things they hope to do before they turn 101. 
  • Cross Country Season ends on a high note

    The NSSAF 2018 Provincial Cross Country Championships just took place on a cold day in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, and there the Sharks’ capped off one of the best seasons in memory.
  • Celebrating the Feast of Mater Admirabilis

    The Little Theatre was filled with love and song as we celebrated the Feast of Mater Admirabilis.
  • Grade 9 GH French Class has Fun at FIN!

    On Thursday, our Gr 9 GH French classes enjoyed a great outing to Dartmouth Crossing for the FIN Kids Film Festival.
  • Enchanted Forest Fundraiser is a Success!

    The Enchanted Forest Fairies have packed up another successful Book Fair, and we’d like to thank everyone who stopped by to enjoy the magic.
  • Recognizing Commendable Contributions

    After a successful showing at this past weekend’s Impromptu Tournament, three members of the Sacred Heart community were honoured with awards for their outstanding contributions to Nova Scotia student debating.
  • Grade 1's learn healthy oceans = healthy animals

    The Grade 1 classes joined with Vancouver Aquarium and World Wildlife Federation yesterday to participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. They took the city bus to Point Pleasant Park and cleaned the first two sections of Black Rock Beach. Together, they collected 194 pieces of trash, including bottle caps, food wrappers, plastic bags, plywood, lobster claw rings, foam packaging, and one very wet t-shirt. Motivated by their study of orcas, they learned about the importance of healthy oceans and how people can help and harm animals that live in them. This is an excellent example of Goal 3 - social awareness that impels to action. Well done, Grade 1!
  • Last Chance to Visit the Enchanted Forest!

    The Large Parlour has become an Enchanted Forest for readers of all ages! Tomorrow is the final day you can immerse yourself in the magic, while also helping with one of the School’s fundraisers. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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! 
  • 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.
  • 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! 
  • 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! 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • JP and P Prize Day

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

    Congratulations to our newest SHSH Alum!
  • A night to remember!

    What a night!
  • 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.
  • A passport to summer reading

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

    What do Harry Potter and Sacred Heart have in common? 
  • 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!   
  • 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!
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Headmistress for a Day

    Julia O'Regan recently took over the School leadership reigns as Headmistress for the Day. 
  • Until next time, Dr. Seuss

    74 students, countless hours of rehearsing, one phenomenal show! 
  • Headmistress' Tea

    Our seniors were dressed to impress recently at our annual Headmistress’ Tea. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Grandparents' Day

    We recently opened the doors to our SHSH grandparents, and what a special day it was! 
  • 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. 
  • Baby Elle has one last visit

    Roots of Empathy wraps up for another year at Sacred Heart. 
  • 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.
  • Did you catch the buzz?!

    There was a bee at SHSH recently. The Elementary School Spelling Bee to be precise!
  • 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.
  • That's a Wrap!

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

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

    Art Show in the Elementary School - April 26th

    Everyone is invited to our 6th annual Elementary School Art show from 6:30 to 8:00pm on Thursday, April 26th.  You can't miss this show.
  • Earth Week Activities

    At lunch this week, we held an Upcycling Workshop to learn how to make something ‘new’ by rescuing an old item. We made bags out of old T-shirts - no sewing required. In the photos are Hannah (Gr 7), Six (Gr 12), Zein (Gr 8), and Ms. Meredith Wilson showing off their ‘new’ bags!

    To also celebrate Earth Week, the Fountain Academy students from Grades 7-12 participated in an Environmental Trivia Contest for House Points during their homeroom/advisory meeting.  Photo #1

    A joyous group of senior highs brought Earth Day cards to the elementary students today and asked them to make a promise to the Earth. Photos #2 and #3

    At lunch this week, we held an Upcycling Workshop to learn how to make something ‘new’ by rescuing an old item. We made bags out of old T-shirts - no sewing required. In the photos are Hannah (Gr 7), Six (Gr 12), Zein (Gr 8), and Ms. Meredith Wilson showing off their ‘new’ bags! Photos #4, 5 & 6

  • International Student Potluck!

    Our International Student Potluck was held on Friday April 13th. Together they had a feast of foods from China, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Canada! 
  • 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.
  • University of Waterloo - Center of Mathematics & Computing - Amazing Results!

    Our students received math contest results from The Center of Mathematics and Computing contests run by the University of Waterloo.
    • Grade 9 - 5 boys' scores were in the top 25% of all students who wrote the contest. They wrote the Pascal.  31863 wrote in Canada. Alphabetically: Sam Carver, Rocco Leblanc, Ilya Patrzykat, Eamon Roach, Ryan Smith.
    • Grade 10 - 2 boys' scores were in the top 25% of all students who wrote the contest. They wrote the Cayley.  24709 wrote in Canada. Alphabetically: Yichen Liu, Yicong Sun 
    • The top three scores of the Grade 10 boys were the zone champions for the Cayley contest. These are calculated by taking the top 3 scores.  Alphabetically: Yichen Liu, Will Nickerson, Yicong Sun  

    Congratulations, Gentlemen, very well done!
  • Blessing of the Babies

    On April 10th, Father Francesco Pirisi, F.O.H. and Brother Nathanael F.O.H. celebrated an Easter Liturgy and Blessing of the Babies ceremony with our Elementary School community.  Four new babies within our Sacred Heart family were blessed, and our Elementary students took joy in having them with us for the morning.  Our Grade 5 students took the lead in preparing for the Mass, as well as coordinating a baby supply drive for Phoenix House.
     
     
  • Earth Week at Sacred Heart - April 16-20

    Earth Week started today for the Senior High School. At lunch today, we held an Upcycling Workshop to learn how to make something ‘new’ by rescuing an old item. We made bags out of old T-shirts - no sewing required. Here are Hannah (Gr 7), Six (Gr 12), Zein (Gr 8), and Ms. Meredith Wilson showing off their ‘new’ bags!
  • HRM Youth Volunteers of the Year - Juliana Murphy & Ailie Sullivan

    Last week, grade 12 classmates Ailie Sullivan and Juliana Murphy received individual awards as HRM Volunteers of the Year (Youth). Both girls contribute of their time generously to their school, their churches and communities. Their efforts to enhance their communities merited recognition in a formal ceremony with the Mayor and Regional Councillors.

    Congratulations, ladies.  We are proud of you.
     
  • "She Loves Me" - The Musical - Don't miss it!

    She Loves Me is a delightful musical written by Joe Masteroff, based on the 1937 play Parfumerie by Miklós László. The lyrics and music, by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, respectively, are both lively and thought-provoking. Each musical number is accompanied by exciting choreography, courtesy of the Sacred Heart students. The sets, music, and the chemistry among the actors take the audience back to a time of old European glam. This production is one not to miss!
    Like every year, the students of Sacred Heart dazzle in this classic romantic comedy that still captures audiences’ hearts today. Set in a European parfumerie in the 1930s, She Loves Me features clerks Georg Nowack (Mitchell Reardon) and Amalia Balash (Abigail Sinclair) who find themselves constantly at odds with each other. Georg eagerly writes to a “Dear Friend” via a Lonely Hearts newspaper column, desperately wanting to discover the identity of the recipient.  Meanwhile, two other clerks, Steven Kodaly (David Sapp) and Ilona Ritter (Meg Currie) are deeply in love, taking the other clerks along for the ride of their turbulent relationship. The hard-working yet charismatic boss, Mr. Maraczek (Isaac Burke), sets the stage for a humble parfumerie where both romance and perfume are in the air!
    Showtimes are 7:30pm Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th, and there is a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday, April 14th, at the Sacred Heart School of Halifax, 5820 Spring Garden Road. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Call 902-422-4459 to reserve tickets. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door before each showing.
    Review written by Ailie Sullivan, Grade 12
  • 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.
  • #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. 
  • 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!
  • 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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5820 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
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(902) 422-4459