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Tickets are available at using Credit or debit cards at https://ww3.ticketpro.ca/groups.php?id=233&aff=PAHS&languageid=-1

Student tickets are available using cash at the school at lunch hour in the main foyer.

New year and new initiatives for students and teachers

 

As we head into year two of Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education, there are many more exciting initiatives for students at all grade levels‎ this school year.

 

This fall, students in grades primary to 3 will benefit from hands-on learning, including using floor robots to learn sequencing and programming. Students in grades 4-6 will benefit from Innovation and Exploration Kits that include Spheros and Makey Makey invention kits.   Students in grades 7 to 12 will learn coding through events, such as the Hour of Code and STEAM Olympics, and courses‎, such as Computer Programming 12. Coding promotes problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking, creativity and innovation.  These skills are not only‎ related to learning math, science and the arts, but‎ they are also directly linked to many careers, including computer programming and the marine industries.

 

With the province's first literacy strategy for students in all grades, there will be a greater focus on the  teaching ‎of‎ reading and writing and the development of

oral communication skills.  Reading Recovery support has been increased for grade 1 students. Students in Grades 4 to 6 will have a renewed curriculum, with more time for literacy and math. Class caps are expanded to grades 4 to 6.

 

To help more students succeed in math, additional ‎supports will be made available for both teachers and students. Career education outcomes will assist students as‎ they begin thinking about their futures and the many possibilities ahead. To learn more about what‎ is new this year, go to  http://novascotia.ca/educationactionplan/ to sign up for ongoing updates from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.



Information on Head Lice for Parents


 

Information on School Lockdowns

 

 

Student Services  Important Dates

Date/Time                        

 Event/Location                             

Oct 5 - 6 - 7:30 pm Stress Out for Teens (come talk about how to deal with stress) - Woodlawn Library
Call or Text to Register 902 225 8433
Oct 19 - 6 - 7:30 pm Sleep Tight for Teens (come talk about how to get a better nights sleep) - Woodlawn Library
Call or Text to Register 902 225 8433
   
Oct 13 - 6 pm Grad 12 Parent Info Night AV Room

Session 1:  Weds. Oct. 19  6:30pm - 8:30 pm

 Session 2: Thursday Oct.20, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Parents as Career Coaches

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Oct 4 ~ Lunch University of Alberta Rep Main Foyer
Oct 24 ~ 12:20 pm AARAO Tour (Post Secondary Reps) Gym
Oct 24 ~ 6 pm - 7 pm AARAO Tour (Post Secondary Reps) Dartmouth High
Oct 25 ~ 6 pm - 7 pm AARAO Tour (Post Secondary Reps) Citadel High

Free Program for Parents of Teenagers

Parenting Your Teenager - Walking the Middle Path

1 Day Workshop

Learn to better understand your teen, improve communication and help your family run more smoothly.

Click here for more info

VIMY 100 Fundraiser

We have a new fundraiser. It is called Flipgive for those of you that do online shopping it works like this. You go online through our portal if your shopping destination is there you go to the same website you would normally use, you make the same purchase you would normally make, you pay the same price you would normally pay the amazing part is a percentage of your purchase price is donated to our trip.

Flipgive how cool is that?


The VIMY100 trip to Ypres, Vimy Ridge, Normandy, Paris and London has a few spots available.  Please contact Mr. J. Stewart or visit http://eftours.ca/tour-website/1796343th for more information or to enrol.  The price has been reduced to the introductory price from the fall.

Prince Andrew is pleased to announce this year's theatrical production.  Auditions starting in December, production in the spring.  Keep track of the website for tryout details.

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2016-17 Registration

Course Selection book is available here.



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Important Info from Elections Nova Scotia

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SIP Student Insurance

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Find out more information
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HRSB is looking for families to host
International Students
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School Cancellation

 There 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.

 This decision will be communicated to all schools as close to 11:00 a.m. as possible.

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 www.hrsb.ns.ca, 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 http://www.hrsb.ns.ca/content/id/1137.html.

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

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.

Only designated 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

Athletics: $20

Co-Curricular: $15

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MedicAlert

The Canadian MedicAlert  Foundation 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 information.
http://www.nochildwithout.ca/

Student Drop Off

Parents 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.



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