SHSH News

SHSH News

2020

  • January

    Senior School’s Musical Rocked the Little Theatre

    After months of planning and rehearsals, the cast and crew of this year’s musical - High School Musical - took to the stage for four SOLD OUT shows! The Senior School students brought the story of Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High to life in the most entertaining of ways, and the crowds loved it! The students’ love of performing arts was a joy to behold, as was their talent. Hats off to the students for their incredible performance. 

    Special thanks to Gwen Dawson for her passion and hard work as director and music director, and to our cast of incredible musicians - Chuck Homewood, Rebecca Fear, Moira McDonald, Stephen Tugwell, Laurie Tarulli and Linda George-Wegner. Thanks also to all the behind-the-scenes folks who were involved in making this musical a tremendous success!
     
  • Literacy in Junior Primary is an interactive experience

    Our kids in Junior Primary had an “amoozing” week as they completed their in-depth exploration of the book “If You Give A Moose A Muffin”, by making their very own muffins for their snack.

    They used their hands and eyes to grate the carrots and mix ingredients carefully. They tasted some of the carrots and blueberries before adding the rest to the mix, and they enjoyed smelling the aroma of the muffins as they baked.

    The baking project was the culmination of a week of reading and re-reading the story and then using their imaginations to illustrate and write their own version of the story. They made some observational drawings of a moose, practiced writing the word “moose” and compared this special creature with other Canadian animals that don’t hibernate through the winter.
     
  • Sacred Heart celebrates the year of the Rat

    Students and faculty came together this morning to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a special assembly where some of our students explained the meaning of this special Chinese holiday.

    A savoury aroma filled the Lunch Room as some of our students transformed meat, veggies, and dough into hundreds of precisely wrapped dumplings which were shared among students and faculty. Many wore red, a color that symbolizes good luck in Chinese culture.

    As well, some of our Chinese students were on hand at different stations throughout the Lunch Room where students had the chance to learn the right techniques for using chopsticks, writing calligraphy, and intricately folding paper.

    It was a great day loaded with hands-on fun and the opportunity for all of our students to get insight into the Chinese culture. Thanks to our Chinese students and all those involved in making this day so memorable. Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái!
     
  • Warming up the hearts of the Veterans

    Classrooms in the Girls’ High School were transformed into a blanket manufacturing workshop over the past few days as our Grade 9 girls joined forces to make wheelchair lap-blankets for the veterans at Camp Hill.

    In teams, the girls worked diligently to measure, cut, sew, and iron a very special blanket design that features two velcro strips that snap on to the wheelchair handles to stay put, and has a pocket so the veterans can put their hands in and stay warm. The blankets are made with corduroy and fleece to be both durable and cozy, and much of the fabric was donated to us. 

    We hope this project, part of our Social Action Program, will bring great comfort to the veterans and the girls are looking forward to delivering them when they’re all finished. Thanks to the girls for all of their hard work, and to Christina McKay for her guidance.
  • A taste of Canadian winter

    A taste of Canadian winter

    Our international students recently took part in a very Canadian tradition - ice-skating. Students from Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Germany, and Austria laced up their skates and experienced some winter fun at the Halifax Emera Oval. For many, it was their first time ice skating, and after a wobbly start, they did a great job! The day also included steaming cups of hot chocolate and another taste of pure Canadiana - the BeaverTail. Thanks to our International Admissions Manager Mrs. Allison Englehart for coordinating this fun day out.
     
  • SHSH Cheers on the Hurricanes!

    Despite some nasty weather, the SHSH community was out in force at the Halifax Hurricanes game on Sunday as they lost a close game to the Moncton Magic. 
  • Weekend ACIS Hoops Action

    It was a busy weekend for our Jr Boys’ and Girls’ basketball teams as they took part in the annual ACIS basketball tournament hosted by Sacred Heart and Halifax Grammar. Four Sharks teams competed across two divisions with some excellent results and great experiences. 
  • Craft Club Sews for Australia Wildlife

    Using stand-in stuffie koala bears and other assorted animals as their models and their inspiration, our Elementary School Craft Club spent hours this week and last sewing joey pouches, bat burritos, blankets, and other animal wraps for the injured and orphaned wildlife devastated by the fires burning in Australia.
  • A visitor from the other coast!

    A great big SHSH welcome to Grade 12 student Elena Burnett who arrived in Halifax last Saturday as part of our Exchange Program. A student at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, Washington, Elena will be with us for two weeks. 
  • Millwood High School Tournament

    Our Senior Boys’ basketball team won second place at the Millwood High School Tournament last weekend in Sackville.
  • MIS Basketball Tournament

    This year’s MIS Basketball Tournament in Montreal, co-hosted by our sister school, Sacred Heart Montreal, was a phenomenal experience for our Senior Girls’ basketball team. 
     
  • Feast of Epiphany

    Our Elementary School and members of our SH family gathered this morning in the Study Hall to celebrate the Feast of Epiphany.
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