Budget Highlights 2017-2018

At its meeting of May 17, 2017, the Board of Directors approved the school budget for the 2017-18 school year.

Highlights of the budget include:

  • Reduction in School Fees
  • Projected enrolment of 318 students, a 16% increase over current enrolment.
  • Revenues of $3.17 million, balanced with expenditures of the same amount.
  • Addition of 2.8 teaching positions.

For more details, click here.

The Week Ahead (May 29-June 2)

Monday,  May 29

  • Have a great sunny day!

Tuesday,  May 30

  • Grade 7 Adventure Trip begins
  • Grade 8 Adventure Trip begins

Wednesday,  May 31

  • Grade 7 Adventure Trip: Return

Thursday,  June 1

  • Formal Day: Students are invited to wear something fancy or formal to earn  points for your house team. Student Council will also be holding a dance in the gym @ lunch but only those with formal clothes can go.
  • Grade 8 Adventure Trip: Return

Friday,  June 2

  • Kindergarten Field Trip: Safety City

Inspire And Create Event at NHS

Each month, the entire school gets together to practice creative problem solving and to promote positive interactions and collaboration through our Inspire and Create (I & C) events. A video of our March I & C event is now available for viewing on our Best Practices and Innovative Approaches page.  Enjoy!

The Week Ahead: May 15-19


Monday,  May 15

  • Litterless Picnic Lunch
    Students are invited to bring a litterless lunch (reusable containers/bags only) and have a picnic in the gym from 12:16-12:36 pm. We will set up mats and play some nature tunes while students eat.

Tuesday,  May 15

  • Techless Tuesday
    Students and staff will pick a half hour/hour in the day when they use no electronic devices (no iPads, Chromebooks, laptops or even lights ,if possible!). Students can bring flashlights to use for that time if they wish!

Wednesday,  May 16

  • Waste Wednesday
    We will participate in the county pitch-in from 2-3 pm on this day. We will get the students into their house teams and they can work within their houses to collect litter around the school.

Thursday,  May 17

  • Professional Development Day (school not in session for students)

Friday,  May 18

  • School Closure 

Monday,  May 22

  • Victoria Day: School Closure

Tuesday,  May 23

  • Classes Resume 

The Week Ahead May 8-12


Monday,  May 8

  • Kindergarten Grad Pictures
  • Grade 9 Grad Pictures
  • Whole School Panoramic Photo

Tuesday,  May 9

  • Grade 9 Provincial Achievement Test (Language Arts – Writing) – Morning

Thursday,  May 11

  • Grade 6 Provincial Achievement Test (Language Arts – Writing) – Morning
  • Grade 1S Independent Studies Fair  – 1:oo p.m.

Friday,  May 12

  • PJ Day – Come dressed in your PJs and earn house points.

Some Things To Keep In Mind

Mabel’s Labels

Yes … it is that time of year when we begin thinking about supplies for next year.

And, while thinking about supplies, parents may be thinking about identifying their child’s belongings and supplies. One of the ongoing FANHS fundraisers gives parents an easy way to label their children’s supplies and belongings. For more on Mabel’s Labels, go to this page: https://www.newhorizons.ca/parent-news/fanhs/fanhs-fundraiser-events/


Strathcona County Community Guide

See what programs and services Strathcona County will be offering this spring in their Guide by following this link: http://www.strathcona.ca/departments/family-and-community-services/programs-and-services/program-guide/






HOT LUNCH: Help Needed!

Students and parents at NHS are fortunate to have hot lunches available to then during them two days a week. Our numbers are growing, and extra help is needed for this wonderful service to continue.

If you can help in hot lunch distribution during lunch time on Tuesdays and Thursdays,  please contact NHS.HotLunch@gmail.com


The Week Ahead May 1-May 5


Tuesday,  May 2

  • Last Elementary Choir Practice After School

Wednesday,  May 3

  • Early Dismissal (Classes Dismissed at 2:14 p.m.)

Thursday,  May 4

  • Severe Weather Drill
  • School Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Friday,  May 5

  • Grade 5/6 Badminton Practice After School