March 14, 2014 – 9:04 am
ENTER Beauty and the Beast CONTEST

Click the below link to find out what this contest is all about !!!!!

The Contest can be found on the NIE page of The Telegram  March 14, March 28, and April 2.

March 6, 2014 – 2:49 pm
Safe Grad Update

To all parents of the 2014 Holy Heart of Mary High School graduating class:

Plans are underway for an exciting and unique Safe Grad for the 2014 graduating class of Holy Heart of Mary High School.  The Safe Grad is an all-night alcohol- and drug-free party that is an event filled with a host of activities and entertainment.  This celebration is organized and chaperoned by a committee of parents and guardians of Holy Heart students.

This year’s Safe Grad will be held at Holy Heart of Mary High School on Saturday, May 24, 2014 immediately following the Highlander Prom being held at the Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre.

We encourage you to be part of the Safe Grad as a volunteer or through a donation.  We are looking for more than 80 volunteers to help decorate the school before the event, and help with the food, activities, and general supervision during the event.  Additionally, we are seeking donations of food, prizes and funds to facilitate the night’s activities.

Below is a list of subcommittees that need volunteers.  If you can support this exciting event by volunteering or donating, please email

  • Prizes
  • Supervision
  • Food
  • Decorating
  • Clean-up

Thank you in advance for your support,

The Safe Grad Organizing Committee & Anne Bailey and Brenda Fisher, Co-chairs

March 3, 2014 – 11:42 am
School Climate Surveys

Parents are asked to complete the below survey by March 14th.

January 31, 2014 – 10:09 am
Canada’s Outstanding Principals Award 2014

Congratulations to our principal on receiving this prestigious award from The Learning Partnership.

“Behind every great school is a great principal who is not only an outstanding educator but an excellent manager and leader,” says Peoples. “These principals are presidents of their schools; they communicate compelling visions, engage their communities, mentor their staff and, most importantly, create safe and nurturing learning environments for students. We are delighted to be recognizing these individuals as examples of excellence in public education.”

Sheldon Barry has served in many leadership positions at both the school and system levels. He has applied his expertise as an instructional leader to improve learning at Holy Heart of Mary High School which offers credit recovery and a variety of other programs targeting at-risk students and early leavers.  To meet the needs of students from 50 different countries with a settlement worker for students new to Canada and programs for ESL, and LEARN (Literacy Enhancement and Academic Readiness for Newcomers), Sheldon has partnered with community organizations, businesses and agencies. The McCain Foundation’s $45 000 donation led to the establishment of the school’s Credit Recovery Centre, and a grant from the Future Shop Generation Tech Lab refurbished the language labs. Under Sheldon’s innovative leadership, collaboration matters and students are excited to attend Holy Heart of Mary High

January 30, 2014 – 3:21 pm
Prom Dress Drive. We Need Your Help!

Our third annual prom dress drive is taking place February 1st at the Holiday Inn. From 10:30 am to 12:30 pm we are collecting dresses at the hotel, grad dresses and date dresses are both being accepted. You can donate or lend a dress out, if so you will be contacted to have your dress returned after grad.

Dresses can be picked up from 2-3 for students from Holy Heart and from 3-6 students from the metro area are welcome to take part in the prom dress drive. There will be snacks and plenty of dresses to try on!
Any questions contact Maggie Hepditch, Archita Adluri, Neria Aylward, Chris Hand, or Hannah Boone.

January 23, 2014 – 3:44 pm
Grade 9 & IB Meeting

There will be an information session on Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00 pm in the Holy Heart Theatre for parents of students in grade 9 that are attending Holy Heart in September 2014. Immediately following the general presentation will be a meeting for parents of students interested in the IB Program.

January 21, 2014 – 11:02 am
Grade 9 Parent Meeting

There will be a meeting on grade 9 parents that have children attending Holy Heart in September 2014. The meeting will take place in the school theatre Tuesday, Feb 11th at 7:00pm. This meeting will provide information on course selections and other information relevant to new students coming to Holy Heart.

January 21, 2014 – 10:59 am
Teacher Professional Development – Monday, Feb. 3rd and Tuesday, Feb.4th

There will be no classes for students on Monday, Feb 3 and Tuesday, Feb 4 due to teacher professional development.

January 16, 2014 – 8:59 am
Exam Week and Scenarios in Event of Closure

A full day closure results in a shifting of the examination schedule by one day, hence finishing exams one day later than originally scheduled.

A half day closure results in the missed AM or PM exams rescheduled for the very end of the examination schedule.

December 19, 2013 – 2:50 pm
Attention Portugal and Spain Travellers!!!!!

Pre-holiday Reminder: Students intending to travel on either the Portugal and Spain tour or the London, Dublin, Paris tour at Easter are reminded to register before January 8. Registrations received after this date will be charged a late-registration fee of $95, will have to pay in full, and may not get seats on the same flights as the rest of the group. Thanks and have a great holiday! See you in the New Year!

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