Friday, February 5, 2010

Ms. Kranenburg's Class Making Lanterns

Ms. Kranenburg's class had a special guest, Gayle Newman, in class this afternoon. She facilitated the building of lanterns-- made from balloons! They seemed to be having a lot of fun when I stopped by her class.

It was a busy day which will continue for me, as I am supervising the Hockey Heros program at the Gibsons Arena after school today.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Mr. H

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Olympic Torch Relay Passes GES

We were treated to having the Olympic Torch Relay pass our school this afternoon. Our students were dressed in red and white, many of them waving their own Olympic torches. It was a great event that we were fortunate to have been part of-- thanks to all of our staff, students and parents for participating.

Have a great evening.

Mr. H

Starting the Day with a Ray of Sunshine

As I drove to school this morning I was awed by the beautiful sunrise. I decided to stop and take a picture in West Sechelt.

As I drove through Sechelt I saw the large stage set up in preparation of the Olympic Torch Relay, which will be on the Coast today. It will be a day filled with excitement and pride, as we get to see the Olympic Torch on its journey to Vancouver and the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Many of our students and staff are wearing red & white as part of our Spirit Day--Canada Day! We will be in our red and white as the Olympic Torch goes by GES around 1:20 pm. There is quite a buzz at school today in anticipation of this historic event. Thank you to all who have participated in preparation of this special event.

Until later.

Mr. H

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Busy Wednesday

It has been an extremely busy day! I was in and out of some classes today but there were several issues that I had to deal with outside of classrooms-- some days get filled with issues that take up a lot of time. I would rather spend more time with staff and students but sometimes other things take up the bulk of my time.

We had a basketball practice after school, which went well. The team worked hard and we were able to get some positive things happen from a teamwork standpoint. We has some fun, we worked on fundamentals and there were many positive examples of good teamwork today-- I would consider this success. We have our first away game at Roberts Creek tomorrow, so our girls' team will practice at GES instead of the boys.

Tomorrow is our first Spirit Day of the year-- it is our CANADA DAY. We hope to be in red and white as the Olympic Torch Relay passes GES around 1:20 pm.

Just a reminder that our bus students will be picked up 30 minutes earlier than normal tomorrow morning. Afternoon bus service will be at regular times.

Have a good evening.

Mr. H

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Colonel Boogie

Mr. Angelus was working with a small group from the Grade 7 band when I stopped by this afternoon. They were doing some high quality work on a very difficult tune, Colonel Boogie. The students worked hard and had a very strong, quality sound resonating from their instruments. Keep up the good work!

By the way, our Girls' Basketball Team played to an exciting 22-22 score vs Roberts Creek. Well done girls!

Until tomorrow.

Mr. H

Mrs. Fitchell's Class Prepare for Olympics

Figure Skating Canada was not at the Gibsons Arena for a pre-Olympic practice--it was Mrs. Fitchell's class. The Double Axle was not completed but a good time was had by all. The intermediate skating program , sponsored by the PAC, has been a great addition to our PE program.

Thanks to the PAC and thank you to the parents who assisted Mrs. Fitchell's class today.

Good luck to the Girls' Basketball Team who host Roberts Creek after school today.

Until later.

Mr. H

Monday, February 1, 2010

Space--The Final Frontier

When I visited Ms. Perry's class (Division 7) this morning the students wanted me to have a look at their planets with the lights off. They have done a great job with their space unit, as can be seen by the model planets. Keep up the good work Division 7!