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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.