PHSS students hit UVic

News from PHSS, from students Wai-Ching Sze-to, Alisha MacDonald and Alexandra Southgate.

Port Hardy Secondary is bustling this time of year. Our senior grades recently took a University trip down to Victoria, Nanaimo, and Courtenay, to inspire us in deciding where we want to go after graduation.

The trip to the University of Victoria showed us all the advantages they have to help students, such as their extensive library facilities and academic counseling centre. As well, our bubbly tour guide told us about their wicked Quidditch team, which is doing very well in its national matches.

We climbed the mountain that is Vancouver Island University to learn about its great community feel, wonderful nursing program, and the many other courses and programs it provides.

To finish off our trip we visited North Island College to learn about its advantages, offering smaller classroom sizes to ensure each student can access the help they need. In addition we also learned that they have dual-credit courses which students in grade 12 can take that count for both high school and university credits. This is an amazing opportunity for students to get a head start on their post-secondary education. It was a fantastic trip filled with information and fun!

At PHSS our grade on grade competition is in full swing, including our scavenger hunt and school spirit week. We have pajama day, candy cane day, elf day, Santa hat day, and a surprise mystery day! Students who participate in the spirit days win points for their grade. By the end of the year whichever grade has the most points wins a prize for students in that grade like a picnic day at the beach! Our school is participating in collecting goods for the Gazette Hamper fund; if we are able to collect a certain number of items the teachers have promised to do fun and somewhat crazy stunts such as “drinking a mystery smoothie” and “chugging a litre of maple syrup!” Yum!

A new addition to our school clubs is the yearbook club, currently working on the 2012/2013 edition. Our basketball and wrestling teams are preparing for their matches and games in the coming weeks.

 

The students here are ecstatic with Christmas break being just days away. It’s hard to believe the school year is nearly half over! We are hoping for a bright and amazing holiday season, along with a wonderful end to the semester. Have a happy, healthy holiday!

 

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: NIC officially opens new Thunderbird Mall Campus

“The community is really eager to see our new space.”

Survey says: Port Hardy Fire Rescue deserves on-call pay

75 per cent of those surveyed were in favour of financial compensation for the fire department.

VIDEO: Incredible waves spotted at Cape Scott

Lighthouse keeper captures video of huricane force winds

Tyson’s Thoughts: Make Port Hardy great again with a new multiplex in 2018

Population growth means there should be more recreational activities for community members to enjoy.

VIDEO: Stormy weather at Storey’s Beach

Envirnoment Canada has issued a wind warning for Coastal British Columbia

WATCH: Giant waves smash Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point

Folks made their way to Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point Lighthouse on Thursday, Jan.… Continue reading

Man receives four-year sentence for stabbing Good Samaritan near Qualicum Beach

Jeffrey Brian MacDonald sentenced to additional 242 days in jail

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

UPDATE: BC Transit’s handyDart service strike delayed

LRB application by contractor means new strike notice must be issued by union

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Most Read