SUMMER SCHOOL 2015
Registration: 33 Spectacle
Lake Drive, Burnside, NS
June 30 3-7pm and July 2 1-5:30 pm
Summer School Time/Dates:
8:30am – 1:00pm
July 3 – August 7 (August 3 a civic holiday)
Location: Dartmouth High
Summer School Principal: Paul
This program is intended to provide a
creative, challenging and appropriate learning environment for all students.
To be eligible for summer school,
students must have been registered and completed the course during
the current school year.
Students will be eligible to register
for one course only.
For all courses: Math grade 7, 8, 9,
11, 12 and English grade 10, 11, 12, the final mark from summer school will
come from course work during the summer session; as such, there is no
minimum mark required for summer school registration.
Students are also able to register
for summer school to upgrade their final mark.
At time of registration, students
must present their final report card for verification.
will be a summer learning opportunity for students in Math 10.
Students must have completed the course and written the Provincial exam in
order to qualify for this opportunity. The final grade for this course will
consist of 20% of the provincial exam and 80% from the summer learning
opportunity. There is no charge for this learning opportunity.
year will be the final year that summer school will be offered to grade 7
and 8 students.
For more information, please see the
HRSB website or contact Paul Betuik at
2015-2016 March Break S-Trip
It has come
to our attention that a group of students have been
advertising a March Break trip to the Caribbean that is not
sanctioned or sponsored by the school. This trip,
known as an S Trip, does not involve Prince Andrew high
school in any way, and no staff are involved as organizers
or chaperones. School trips that are sanctioned by the
school will always include parent meetings with school
staff, and detailed communication that includes direct
references to the school and the names of staff that are
involved. There are no march break school trips to
southern destinations for the 2015-16 school year.
Final (form and $) orders are due Monday, June 15.
Parents, guardians, teachers and students can contribute to new homework
standards through an online survey launched today, May 19.
online survey will help guide the new ministerial policy on homework for
students from grades Primary to 12. The policy will come into effect in
survey includes questions specific to parents and guardians, teachers,
students, community members and school administrators. Questions range from
looking at the amount of homework, whether homework should be used to
complete work assigned in class, a parent's role, student responsibility for
completing their homework and the overall purpose of homework.
The survey runs from May 19 to June 12. A link to the
survey can be found at
The new ministerial policy on homework is one of 21
new initiatives coming to schools this September as part of government's
five-year education action plan. The plan focuses on fundamental changes to
renew, refocus and rebuild the education system for the first time in a
generation. The action plan can be found at
Important Grade 12 Information:
Summer Transcripts are available at our school
June 29 / 15 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. They are also available
from August 24 – 28 / 15 from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm.
The best way is to pre-request a transcript on
our website under student services, request a transcript link.
Check out PA's dashboard:
Prince Andrew is participating in a competition among 25 schools to
reduce the amount of electricity consumed from May 19-June 8
Find out more information
about the dashboard at:
The International Services Department of
the Halifax Regional School Board is excited to welcome a group of visiting
Grade 10 students from Bogota, Colombia this Fall 2015. We are looking
for families to open their homes and welcome a student for 8 weeks (Oct. 12
- Dec. 7/15). For more information:
HRSB is looking for families to host
here for more information
Message from Public Health Services:
If you are interested in purchasing Prince Andrew clothing you can
contact Nova trophy at the contact info. on the flyer. The
school will be placing another school order in the spring.
Clothing flyer and pricing:
Course Selection Book for 2015-16:
Information Session PowerPoint:
Saturday June 27, 2015 at Boston Pizza (Portland Street)
7:30. Tickets cost $20. For more information please email
Congratulations to Prince Andrew's Sierra Sparks for
winning this years Government of Canada History Awards
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may be circumstances when school is cancelled during the day due to severe
weather, power outages or where there is a situation deemed unsafe for our
students to be present.
decision will be communicated to all schools as close to 11:00 a.m. as
Prince Andrew High School is part of the Prince Andrew
Family of Schools. Usually, weather related cancellations will be
announced on the radio according to “Family of Schools’, not the individual
school. Therefore, if you hear announced that the Prince Andrew Family
of School is closed then Prince Andrew High School is closed.
The Halifax Regional School Board takes great care when
making the decision to alter the normal operations of schools in the event
of severe or inclement weather. Decisions on school closures and/or
bus cancellations are posted on the board’s website at
on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/HRSB_Official, recorded on
464-INFO (4636) and communicated to all local radios stations. You can
also receive notice of school and bus cancellations by e-mail or text
message by following the link on the front page (left side) of the HRSB
website. If you interested in learning more on how decisions regarding
closures and cancellations are made, visit
Need help creating your email/moodle account:
Thank you Halifax Regional Council:
Our school uses a
video surveillance system as part of our continued efforts to
support a safe, positive and effective learning environment.
We recognize that the images recorded by this video
surveillance system are personal information and, as with all other
personal information, we take steps to balance privacy rights with
safety and security concerns.
The school has the legal authority to collect this personal
information under Section 24 of Nova Scotia’s
Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act.
staff has access to our video surveillance equipment and such access
is restricted as required by law.
The system is used to enhance school safety and to deter or
take action in response to unlawful behaviors.
If you have any
questions about video surveillance at our school, please contact the
principal, Greg MacKinnon.
Break down of Student Fees (total: $50 with a locker,
$45 without a locker)
Lockers: $5 (receiving/using a locker is optional)
Field Trips: $10
Prince Andrew is on Twitter.
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Information on School Lock Down
You're not alone. Support and resources are
available to help
is a charitable organization which is the leading provider of emergency
medical information services linked to customized medical bracelets and
necklaces. We are pleased to be able to offer MedicAlert memberships to
students (from age 4 to their 14th birthday) through the
No Child Without®
program in select schools. The financial support of the Government of Canada
and Lions Clubs allows students to receive the MedicAlert membership for
FREE. Please visit the No Child Without website for further
Student Drop Off
are advised to use the driveway closest to the Aliant building, for entrance
and exit, when dropping off students. Student parking is available at
the back of the building and can be accessed through the driveway shared
with NSCC. See
site plan for more information.
Superintendent's Annual Report
to Setup Parent Access to PowerSchool