SHSH News

SHSH News

2019

  • March

    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. 
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