SHSH News

SHSH News

2019

  • May

    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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