The school bell rings at 8:45, please ensure students arrive on-time.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy New Year! A warm welcome back to you and your children. We hope the Christmas season was a very special and holy time for you and your families. On behalf of our staff, I would like to thank everyone in the community for the support of our students at our Christmas Concert through their presence. A special thanks to our Christmas Concert Committee, our staff and all our students. The performances in both afternoon and evening were excellent!
January promises to be a very busy, but always exciting month. St. Paul’s will be visiting our grade 8 boys this month. We hope that our students will continue on their journey in the Catholic Schools once they leave Holy Ghost School. Our grade 7 & 8 students will be writing their exams the week of January 25-29. Please remind your child that is it necessary to study for their exams. You can review the link with your children on how to prepare for their exam.
In the month of January, we celebrate the Epiphany in the Catholic Church. The word epiphany means to show or reveal. On January 6th, the three wise men bring gifts to visit the Christ child, and by doing so; reveal Jesus to the world as our Lord and King.
This month of January is also a great time to make resolutions! One area that continues to be of concern in our school community is Students Arriving Late on a regular basis. It is very important that ALL our students arrive to school on time. A gentle reminder that the bell rings at 8:45 a.m. Students should be on the playground at this time. This also applies at the end of the day. If you are picking up your child, please be on-site by 3:30 p.m. Please keep in mind, parking is always a concern, you can park on Pritchard Ave., Robinson St., Charles St., Aikins St., etc. Please remember not to park or block the entrance to the bank as this is private property and you will be ticketed and/or towed.
A reminder to parents that our Kindergarten Registration is open for the 2016-2017 school year. We will be contacting families at the end of March to schedule interviews for April. Re-registrations will be going home January 22, 2016; please promptly fill them out and return to the office so we can open any vacancies to families on our wait-list.
On behalf of the staff at HGS, I would like to wish all our families and friends Health & Happiness in the New Year!
Yours in Catholic Education,
Principal: Ms. J. Siska