SHSH News

SHSH News

2019

  • November

    Another Great Debating Outing

    We had some great results from this past weekend's Dalhousie Sodales Parliamentary Debate Championship, where we had four teams in the Junior Finals. Congratulations to Cydney Carruthers and Holly Jamieson who placed 2nd, Devin Huang and Nathaniel Duguay who placed 3rd, and Elspeth Simms and Laura Wright who placed 4th. As a result of their fine efforts, a number of our debaters also placed individually; kudos to Cydney in 3rd place, Devin in 4th, and Holly in 5th. And special thanks to our Debate Coach Kathryn Bjornson. Well done everyone!
  • Happy Congé!

    Excitement rang through the halls this morning as Student Council members and teachers surprised everyone with the news that today was Congé!
  • Lest We Forget

    Yesterday our Elementary students paid their respects to our fallen heroes, and today it was our Senior Girls who led a moving ceremony of reflection and remembrance.
  • Throwback Thursday: Oktoberfest

    Let’s throw it back to a thrilling week of frightful fun here at SHSH.
  • We Will Remember Them

    The Elementary School Student Council, along with Faculty Advisor Mrs. MacDougall, led a reflective and moving Remembrance Day Service this morning. 
  • The Season of Giving is Upon Us!

    A familiar sight has returned to the ES hallway. The Salvation Army Angel Tree is up again and we invite Elementary parents, children, and teachers to participate in this annual gift-giving project.
  • October

    Nova Scotia Debating Society Impromptu Debating Championships

    SHSH recently hosted the Nova Scotia Debating Society Impromptu Debating Championships which drew 64 debaters from 11 schools across the province. Many of our students did exceptionally well, with several debaters placing in the top tier of their category. 
  • Reaching New Heights

    Congratulations to grade 9 student Jacob Côté for salchow-ing into second place at Skate Ontario’s Octoberfest!
  • Celebrating the Feast of Mater Admirabilis

    This morning our Little Theatre radiated with love and song as our Elementary School celebrated the feast of Mater Admirabilis.
  • Reading for Good

    Last Friday we welcomed back Sacred Heart alumnus Alex Gillis (‘16) as he and his colleague Aaron Friedland helped kickstart our journey with Simbi, an educational platform helping over 23,000 learners improve their literacy across 250 schools in 35 countries.
  • Capital Region Champions

    Congratulations to our Senior Boys Soccer team which won the Division Three Championship! 
  • Another Brigadoon Adventure

    The annual trip to Brigadoon is a long-standing tradition here at SHSH. Our Grade 8 girls recently embarked on their long-awaited trip and had quite the adventure!
  • Embarking on a Biblical Adventure

    In a Sacred Heart time-honoured tradition, Grade 4 students were today presented with their own Bibles during our very special Bible Ceremony.
  • Outdoor Adventure

    Our Grade 10 boys, accompanied by Mr. Druker, Mr. Moores, and  Mrs. Gesner, recently travelled to the South Shore where they went on an awesome outdoor excursion with Cape LaHave Adventures. 
  • A Thoughtful Thursday to Give Thanks

    In celebration of Thanksgiving, our Elementary School came together to share gratitude and even learn something new during our annual Thanksgiving Liturgy. 
  • Another Impactful Terry Fox Run Tally

    Elementary School pledges were tallied, and for a second year in a row Grade 5 student Logan Hounsell collected the highest number of pledges earning him the chance to pie the Principal! 
  • Reconnecting with our International Roots

    We are serious about our international roots and connections, which is why Allison Englehart, our International Admissions Manager is travelling throughout Eastern Europe this week meeting with future international students as well as promoting exchange opportunities with network schools.
  • Terry Fox Lives on at SHSH

    Terry Fox, a hero to many and especially to Elementary School Principal Steve Tugwell, was here in spirit today for an indoor version of our annual Terry Fox Run. 
  • ACIS Super Tournament

    Our soccer and tennis players had a SUPER successful weekend in Rothesay at the ACIS Super Tournament.
  • Grade 3s Visit Our Headmistress

    Our young friends in Mr. Kane and Mrs. MacMillan’s classes recently got to ask our Headmistress their most compelling questions during the time-honoured tradition of the Grade 3 Visit.
  • September

    2019 Headmistress' Reception

    In what has become a much-anticipated September tradition, parents joined Headmistress Wachter for an evening of connection and community.
  • Seeking Truth and Taking Action

    Senior School faculty and students joined in solidarity with thousands in Halifax and hundreds of thousands around the world as part of the Global Climate Strike.
  • A visit filled with ideas

    There were more than just ideas floating around the Emera ideaHUB in downtown Halifax as our Grade 11 and 12 girls learned during a recent visit there. 
  • Elizabeth May talks politics with Senior students

    It was a fantastic two-for-one bonus this week as we welcomed local Green Party candidate Jo-Ann Roberts to the Senior School to discuss the party’s political platform with our students. In an unexpected but very welcome surprise, she brought along Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, who was in Halifax on a campaign stop to announce the party’s platform cost. 
  • Inspirational Opening Liturgy sets the tone for the year

    In one of our favourite traditions of the new school year, we recently celebrated the Opening of School Liturgy which was thoughtfully presided over by Father Craig Cameron. 
  • The Votes Are In!

    Recently our Elementary School students prepared and presented speeches in front of classmates, vying for their spot in this year’s Student Council. The votes have been tallied and we are excited to announce this year’s Student Council and Class Reps:
     
  • Harbour Hopper Adventure

    What better way to introduce our international students to our beautiful city than the famous Harbour Hopper tour?
  • We Grew Zucchini!

    The Junior Primaries harvested the zucchini growing in our Courtyard planter this week! 
  • Two SHSH Athletes Selected for Ignite

    Grade 10 gymnast Carson Langille, and grade 11 snowboarder Bridget MacLean, have been selected to join the Atlantic division of the Canadian Sports Institute’s Ignite program.
  • First Day Fun

    Summer may be over, but the fun has just begun at SHSH!
  • International Welcome Week 2019

    This past week we welcomed to our SHSH community almost 40 new and returning international students from countries including Mexico, Germany, Syria, Iran, Japan and many others.
  • August

    Welcome Back, Class of 2009!

    It has officially been a decade since the class of 2009 wandered the halls of Sacred Heart, and to mark this special occasion classmates Christina Redmond and Deirdre Casey organized their ten-year reunion.
  • Another year, another gold medal for Devin!

    Congratulations to Devin Huang who won the gold medal (again) in his age group during last month's Canadian Music Competition. To be blown away by his talent, check out his full performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24, 2nd and 3rd movements accompanied by his teacher, Ms. Lynn Stodola, here. Devin plans to perform an even bigger concerto next year - we'll be watching,,,and listening!
  • Maggie Smith dominated at the PanAm U20 Championship

    Big congratulations to recent grad Maggie Smith '19 on her gold-medal finish at the Pan American U20 Women's 1500m championship. With a time of 4:25:47, she is now the fastest girl under 20 years of age in the Americas! Such impressive speed and endurance. We continue to be so proud of Maggie and will keep watching her on the national and international stage! 
  • Sam Barbara sails into second!

    Congratulations grade 11 student Sam Barabara and his teammate Maddie Chaisson from the Lunenburg Yacht Club on sailing into 2nd place during the Club 420 Triple Crown National Championships in July. Sam and Maddie just narrowly missed winning the event, finishing just behind the winning team from Quebec. The event was held over three days at Sam"s home club, and there were a number of other Sacred Heart students competing during the Sailfest event. We SHORE are proud of you!
  • July

    Home is Where the Heart Is

    Talk of cherished memories and laughter lit up the hallways of Sacred Heart earlier this month as the class of ‘64 celebrated their 55th reunion. 
  • June

    Grade 7 Girls Go to Ottawa!

    Our Grade 7 girls recently returned from their week-long adventure in Ottawa with lots of mementos, fun memories, and even motivation to pursue politics!
  • DELF-ing Into Another Language

    This year, 10 of our graduating students successfully completed the Diplôme d'études en Langue Française (DELF) exam, an internationally recognized certification of
    French competency for those outside of France.
  • Bluenose Weekend Festivities!

    Last weekend, 20 Sacred Heart elementary students participated in the annual Doctors Nova Scotia 2k/4k Youth Run as a part of the Bluenose Weekend festivities.
  • Grade 2s Make Some Flying Friends!

    This week’s weather was perfect for an outing to the Public Gardens where the natural world was both a backdrop and a project.
  • International Students STRIKE up some fun!


    This year has just rolled by...much like the balls at the recent bowling party for our international students!
  • SHSH Proves to be a STEM Powerhouse

    What an aweSTEM display! Many of our students wrote the first-ever Atlantic Science Links Association (ASLA) Science Contest exam, and Sacred Heart came out as the big winner, taking six of the top nine awards in the province!
  • Prom 2019!

    Last night our Grade 12s had an amazing time at Prom celebrating all their hard work and determination during their time at Sacred Heart.
  • Track & Field Provincials Results

    This past weekend, our intermediate girls impressed at the NSSAF Track & Field Provincial Championships.
  • JPs Have a Visitor!

    There were smiles and songs galore in our Junior Primary wing as baby Edward visited for the final Roots of Empathy session of the year.
  • That's a Wrap!

    Our Elementary School is buzzing with excitement over their latest project!
  • Elementary Choir Finishes First at Provincial Music Festival

    Our Elementary School Choir has done it again!
  • Field Day 2019 - 2 locations, 50 student leaders, countless student smiles!

    Last Thursday afternoon, our Grade 6’s split into two groups of students leaders and helped facilitate one of the most successful SHSH ES Field Days in recent memory!
  • Maggie Smith Makes More Records!

    Records were shattered, gold medals were won, & emotions “ran” high this weekend as Maggie Smith competed in her final NSSAF Track & Field Provincial Championship as a Sacred Heart student.
  • SH Students Receive Support4Sport Awards

    The sports accolades keep rolling in! Congratulations to Grade 9 student Lareina Shen who was awarded the Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award for Badminton, and Grade 8 student Jacob Côté who was awarded Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award for Figure Skating at the Support4Sport Awards Gala this past Saturday.
  • May

    Capital Region Track & Field Champions

    After a precedent-setting start of the Track and Field season two weeks ago, our student athletes were back on the field last week for the Capital Region Championships.
  • Celebrating our Volunteers' Successful Year

    Last night, our Parents’ Guild held its AGM, announced the incoming Executive for 2019-2020, and celebrated the accomplishments of our parents and volunteers over the past year.
  • Making Motions in Montréal

    This past weekend, Sacred Heart students Charlie Simms, Evan Laurence, Cydney Carruthers, Holly Jamieson, Max Mitchell, Aidan Eisan, and Xander Biddulph made up half of Team Nova Scotia competing at the 2019 Junior National Debate Championships in Montréal. 
  • Marking Memorable Milestones

    A combined 65 years of service by eight SHSH employees was celebrated recently through recognition of employees Colleen Clattenburg, Dr. Noel Da Silva, Miriam Regan, and Meredith Wilson - 5 years of service; Jared Griffiths, Dr. Rebecca Hammond and Barbara-Ann McGarry - 10 years of service; and Heather Leal - an incredible 15 years of service. 
  • Headmistress for the Day

    There was a new boss in the office last week as Elementary student Mary Clare Gillis took over from Sr. Wachter as “Headmistress for the Day”. 
  • Sip, Sip, Hooray: Celebrating Our Grads at the Headmistress' Tea

    Graduates and their parents, alums, and staff and faculty all gathered last week at the annual Headmistress’ Tea to kick-start this year’s graduation celebrations.
  • Celebrating the Feast of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat

    It was all about love today as we celebrated the most special liturgy of our school year - the Feast of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.
  • Fine Arts Students Perform Final "Exam"

    It’s not quite the end of the year, but Grade 10 Girls Fine Arts class just completed their “final exam”. Over the term, the girls have been learning all about the art of performance, and what goes into the making of a full stage production. 
  • Un Spectacle de Marionnettes Unique!

    Our Grade 7 Girls’ French Class recently put their second-language skills to the test with a fun, final collaborative project. 
  • Robotics Team Visits DAL

    Members of our Elementary Robotics team recently visited Dalhousie University to see a surgical robot in action! 
  • SHSH Student Takes on Canadian Chess Champions

    There’s a Canadian Chess Challenger among us! Congratulations are in order for Grade 7 student, Tommy Deng, after he placed 5th in his division during the 31st Annual Canadian Chess Challenge held this month in British Columbia. 
  • ES Librarian for the Day

    Yesterday, there was a new Librarian in town! As “Librarian for the Day”, Colin O’Neil got a first-hand look at the roles and responsibilities of our busy Librarian, Laurie Tarulli. 
  • Happy Retirement, Lesley Mason!


    During yesterday’s Employee Assembly, we celebrated the upcoming retirement of one of our beloved SHSH family members. Accountant Lesley Mason has been a member of the SHSH Business Office team for 26 years, and during her time with us, she has seen approximately 7,000 students, answered roughly 25,000 emails, processed tens of thousands of transactions, and demonstrated an unwavering loyalty to our School. Even though we will miss her dearly, we’re excited for the next chapter of her life which includes an adorable new puppy. Congratulations on your retirement Lesley!
     
  • SHSH ES Presents: The Little Mermaid Jr.

    After months of rehearsing lines, perfecting harmonies, creating choreography, crafting costumes, and building an underwater world, the Elementary School’s production of The Little Mermaid Jr. hit the stage with a splash!
  • Athletics, Arts, & Debating Awards Presented

    It’s hard to believe that another school year has flown by! In celebration, we recently recognized the achievements of our students in the non-academic areas of arts, debate, and athletics. Proud parents of over 50 students watched from the audience as their children were recognized for their efforts outside of the classroom - on fields and courts, at podiums, and on stages. 
  • Voyage au Montréal & Québec City

    This past week, 20 of our Grade 9 girls travelled to Québec on the 15th annual Voyage au Montréal & Québec City Classique. 
  • A Culinary Adventure at Antojo

    Our Grade 10 Girls’ Spanish class recently put their language skills to the test during a fun lunch outing at Antojo, a Mexican restaurant in the heart of downtown Halifax.
  • Pilgrimage to Vimy Ridge

    After being selected as one of only two Nova Scotian students to receive the the 2019 Vimy Pilgrimage Award, senior student Katie Clyburne recently travelled with the Vimy Foundation to visit the grounds where Canadian soldiers fought some of the most monumental battles of WWI. 
  • Grade 5 Science Expo Impresses

    The Grade 5s showed their amazing science fair projects to the School community at our annual Grade 5 Science Expo. Projects included investigations in chemistry, biology, physics, and even computer science, and showcased all kinds of subject matter including plant life, fruit energy, DNA, solar power, tennis balls, compost, and of course the classic cola and candy reaction experiment (for the record, rockets beat out life savers and mentos for explosion size!). There was an impressive disply of scientific knowledge on hand, and lots of technology as well this year as many presenters included video demonstrations of their experiments and findings. Based on the quality of the projects, we're expecting some future scientists will be coming our way. Well done everyone.   
  • Bravo Les Garçons!

    A decade of French fun continued this year with the annual Francophone Fair. 
  • ES Art Show Wows the Crowds!

    A year’s worth of creativity was on display at the 7th Annual Elementary School Art Show. The halls, classrooms, and Atrium were filled with beautiful and uplifting examples of students’ art that featured all kinds of genres, and included every possible material such as string, paint, crayon, tinfoil, and egg cartons.
  • Grade 10 girls get an inside look at Dal's Biology Department

    It was a whirlwind day of science for our Grade 10 girls who visited the Biology Department at Dalhousie University, thanks to a in-depth tour arranged by Arunika Gunawardena, Rajesh Rajaselvam and Clare Snow from the Department of Biology and Atlantic Science Links Association. 
  • Last Will Ceremony Shares Memories & Laughter

    The Sacred Heart tradition Last Will is an entertaining and heartwarming tribute to our girls' graduating class as they prepare to leave the comfort of the Heart for the next chapter in their life’s journey.
  • "Il faut rêver": Tapis Rouge 2019

    The Girls Grade 9 French classes recently held their annual Tapis Rouge Film Festival, a much-loved and anticipated event on the Senior calendar.
  • 2019 Nova Scotia Scholastic Chess Provincials

    This past weekend, our biggest Chess Team ever took part in the Nova Scotia Scholastic Chess Provincials. 
  • Concours d'art oratoire 2019

    The annual Concours d'art oratoire (Provincial Public Speaking Competition), hosted by Canadian Parents for French, took place at MSVU this past weekend, and three SHSH students presented their speeches.
  • The Blessing of the Babies

    For the fifth year in a row, we celebrated the Easter season in our Elementary School with a very special liturgy that included the treasured Blessing of the Babies tradition.
  • April

    Grade 12 Girls' Day of Reflection

    Our Grade 12 girls participated in their Day of Reflection last week at the Barat Spirituality Centre. They had the opportunity to reflect on their personal journey, and create their 'Sacred Path', highlighting what they’ve learned along the way and expressing their gratitude to those who supported them.
  • Senior School Easter Liturgy

    Friends, family members, and our Senior Students visited St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica this week for a special Easter Liturgy with Father Pat Cosgrove.
  • ACIS Badminton Tournament: A Smashing Good Time!

    After weeks of practice and qualifying tournaments, our Elementary Badminton team was excited to host the Atlantic Conference of Independent Schools Badminton Tournament. 
  • Green Thumbs and Greenhouses

    Spring is in the air, and so is budding curiosity! While learning all about plants and how they grow, our JP students were curious to find out whether or not seeds need soil to sprout. 
  • It's Been a Berry Jamberry Week in Junior Primary!

    Before Easter weekend, Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McKloskeyThe Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear, by Don and Audrey Wood and Jamberry, written and illustrated by Bruce Degen, inspired us to have a week filled with berry eating, silly rhymes and jam making.
  • Stations of the Cross

    Before heading into Easter Break, our Elementary students were reminded of why this weekend is so meaningful.
  • Senior Student Wins Intermediate Gold!

    Our students certainly know how to serve up some fierce competition. We’d like to congratulate Intermediate Girls Champion, Lareina Shen, for winning gold during this past weekend’s NSSAF Badminton Provincial Championship in Truro.
  • Setting the Vocal Performance Standard

    The sounds of Spring are in the air, which also means the sounds of the Kiwanis Musical Festival. Our Grade 6 students sang at this year’s Kiwanis Musical Festival and performed to their usual high standard, in fact it was the gold standard!
  • 2019 National Debate Championship & Donahoe Cup

    For the 14th year in a row, Sacred Heart hosted the Donahoe Cup, named in honour of the Donahoe family and their many generations of patronage and support here at SHSH. This year, and once before, the Donahoe Cup was held in conjunction with the Senior National Debating Championships, which each province takes a turn hosting. That meant double the hardware for the winning team this year.
  • Friendships, Flights, and Fun: Reviewing our Year of Sacred Heart Exchanges

    Another year of exchange adventures has flown by, and our senior girls gathered together to share all the memories and the new friendships that were made.
  • SHSH Students Take On the Canadian Geography Challenge

    Our future geographers put their oceanography, cartography, and memorization skills to the test, as they took part in the annual Canadian Geography Challenge, a contest for grade 4,5, and 6 students across Canada.
  • "We're Running, Rain or Shine—or Snow!"

    Even though the winter weather is lingering in Halifax, our Running Club is out in full force!
  • Pura Vida!

    It was the adventure of a lifetime for 11 of our Sacred Heart students who travelled to Costa Rica over their March Break.
  • Student Leaders attend CAIS Leadership Conference

    Our senior students Courtney Soontiens, Claire Sheppard, Sarah MacAskill, and Connor Johnston were in Victoria, BC this week for the CAIS Student Leadership Conference.
  • SHSH Battles it Out in the Final Round

    After successfully making their way through the preliminary rounds, our Battle of the Books team: Riley Boyd, Christopher Turgeon-Caseley, Lea Retter, Aine Heavey, Nelanga Mtshali and Lucy d'Anjou, accompanied by their fearless leader Ms. Ferguson, competed in the final battle yesterday at the Halifax Central Library.
  • Student Athletes Have "Smashing" Good Time at ACIS Badminton Tournament

    30 SHSH students began badminton season this past weekend, during the annual ACIS Badminton Tournament at Halifax Grammar School. SHSH athletes competed in the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions, with multiple students receiving medals; and our school was named top overall in the tournament!
  • An EGG-citing Way to Celebrate

    In celebration of National Engineering Month, volunteers from Engineers Nova Scotia came to SHSH on March 28 to organize an Egg Drop Competition for our grade nine girls and boys.  Each team of three to four students was challenged to design a container for an egg which, when dropped from a height of 10 feet, would keep the egg intact. Each team was given a certain amount of “money” to use to purchase materials, and the project had to be completed within a certain period of time without going over budget.
     
  • SHSH Students Stand Out at Science & Tech Expo

    Our Science Fair winners put their projects on display for all to see during this past weekend’s Annual Science and Tech Expo at Saint Mary’s University. 
  • March

    Miss Harris: Phys Ed Teacher for the Day

    On Friday, March 29, Mr. Britton played assistant to special guest student teacher, Miss Mhairi Harris (3M), who won the "P.E. Teacher for the Day" prize at November's Annual SHSH Christmas Fair. 
  • "We did it because of teamwork!"

    The JP's decided to try a math experiment to see which could make the longest line: math cubes or links?
  • #FitFebChallenge Results in Student Successes

    During our February Grade 6 Phys Ed lessons, Mr. Britton set aside time to assist students in setting and tracking personal fitness goals, as part of the first-ever Elementary School #FitFebChallenge. 
  • La Journée Internationale de la Francophonie 2019

    In anticipation of La journée internationale de la francophonie, we celebrated all things Francophone before heading out for March Break.
  • First Ever LEGO Design Competition Has Tremendous Turnout

    We recently held our first-ever School-wide LEGO Design Competition, and the student-designed submissions of all shapes and sizes absolutely astounded our judges.
  • SHSH Skiers Are Provincial Champs!

    It was one heck of a way to start our first year! Yesterday, the Sacred Heart Skiing team took to the slopes for the NSSAF Alpine Downhill Skiing Provincials, and out of 148 skiers from 25 different schools, all of our team members placed on the podium! 
  • We Got the Beat-and the Beef!

    After two months of learning lines, conquering choreography, and building a burger shack, our Senior School Production came to life through four shows in front of delighted audiences.
  • Making Magic with Magnets

    How do magnetic levitation trains work? Why are some materials magnetic as opposed to others? What is it like to be a Jedi, and move things with a simple hand motion? Our Grade 3 students discovered the answers to all these burning questions during a recent visit from local magnet expert, and Dalhousie University Associate Professor, Dr. Mae Seto.
  • Senior School Science Fair

    Last week, we held our annual Grade 9 Science Fair, and our Study Hall became a hive of scientific discovery and exploration. From human-generated electricity, to light bulb efficiency, and even the effect of sleep supplements on neurons, our students tackled a plethora of scientific frontiers.  
  • SHSH Hits the Slopes!

    For the first time in SHSH history, we have a Skiing and Snowboarding team! Our inaugural season commenced with our first three competitors ever: Grade 9 students Anneke Stroink and Sally Bourne, and Grade 8 student Kate Childs, taking to the slopes at Ski Wentworth for the Capital Racing Series. Our team has since become co-ed, with the addition of 5 male students: Sam Barbara (Gr. 10), Charlie Simms (Gr. 9), Isaac Barbara (Gr. 9), Charlie Barbara (Gr. 6), and Henry Simms (Gr. 6).
  • February

    Never Fear, Math Buddies Are Here!

    Grade 4HG students have started to meet with our 3M students each week for word problems, fractions, and fun! 
  • Big Provincial Debate Success!

    Out of 18 teams attending the Junior High Provincial Debating Championship last weekend here at SHSH, one of our Fountain teams emerged victorious! Congratulations to Charlie Simms and Evan Laurence who won the competition.
  • How to Play a Pipa

    The Grade 5 music students have been researching different instruments from around the world, and today they learned all about an interesting four-stringed Chinese instrument called the Pipa. 
  • LEGO League Provincials: A Riveting Experience

    Both our Elementary and Junior High Robotics teams competed with heart in the recent Provincial First LEGO League Robotics Championship. 
  • Top Three of the Spelling Bee

    Our Annual Elementary School Spelling Bee turned out to be another nail biter last week as 21 students in Grades 4 to 6 took to the stage. After Principal Tugwell reviewed the rules, our Pronouncer (Mrs. Chipman) and Judge (Sr. King, RSCJ) started the competition. 
  • Nous sommes partis à l'aventure française! (We Went on a French Adventure!)

    The Grade 9 boys spent five days in Quebec this past week and much fun was had by all.
  • Grade 2 Class Holds Prolific Poetry Festival

    Ms. Mosher’s Grade 2 class recently celebrated all things poetry during their annual Poetry Festival.
  • GSA Day for Rainbow Refugees

    At SHSH, we’re all about sharing love in a safe and accepting environment. Our Gender and Sexuality Alliance recently held a colour day by donation, bake sale, and screening of “Love, Simon” all to raise funds for Rainbow Refugees; an organization that helps LGBTQ asylum seekers.
  • Winter Carnival Week

    Senior students celebrated the winter weather this week with their annual Winter Carnival. 
  • We shared a lot of love this Valentine's Day!

    It was a very special Valentine's Day as we celebrated the community launch of our Dare to Be Capital Campaign by announcing we're at $5,550,000 of our $6M goal.
  • Nurturing a Love of Debate

    A familiar face visited us this past week as our grade 6 classes got their first taste of debating.
  • SHSH Has Got Talent!

    Before the excitement of Congé erupted through the halls of SHSH, our Elementary students hosted their annual Variety Show. 
  • It's Congé!

    Our school radiated excitement today as students got the best surprise of all - Congé! 
  • It's a Fiesta!

    We just celebrated 20 years of Spanish fun at our 20th annual Fiesta! Students and staff enjoyed a fun day together en español.
  • Vice Principal for a Day

    Tuesday started off like most days in Fountain Academy, except on this day there was a new Vice Principal in town! 
  • #FitFebChallenge

    Our Grade 6’s are getting smart! Or should we say S.M.A.R.T.?!
  • Valentines for Vets

    Our Senior Girls got a headstart on Valentine’s Day by crafting handmade and heartfelt messages for our Veterans. 
  • January

    Maggie Smith Leaves University Athletes in the Dust

    It took a high schooler to let the university girls know who’s boss! Congratulations yet again to running phenom Maggie Smith who not only broke two more provincial records, but did it against a field of experienced university runners. 
  • Building Bridges

    What would you do with popsicle sticks and hot glue? Could you build a bridge? Would it actually support weight if you could? 
  • Debating their Way to Victory!

    Congratulations to our Junior and Senior debaters, who rebutted their way to victory during the Dalhousie Sodales Canadian Parliamentary Debating Tournament. 
  • Junior and Senior Teams Victorious at ACIS Basketball Tournament

    All four of our boys and girls basketball teams played their hearts out during this past week’s ACIS Basketball Tournament. 
  • A Heartfelt Donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation

    Last December, after selecting the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia as their charity of choice, our Social Action Club went to work on raising a heartfelt donation.
  • Queen for a Day

    Mme. Penner and our Grade Primaries celebrated a French Epiphany tradition in class, as they enjoyed a “galette des rois” otherwise known as a King Cake.
  • Senior Girls Go for Gold!

    This past weekend, our Senior Girls Basketball Sharks were at Sacred Heart School of Montreal to take part in the Montreal Independent Schools Basketball Tournament; a long-standing and highly respected tournament that’s been hosted for over 40 years. 
  • Examining Ecosystems

    After their in-class presentations regarding components of various ecosystems were completed, our Grade 3 students demonstrated newly acquired knowledge about biodiversity to fellow students. 
< 2019

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