July 19, 2014 – 9:11 am
Opening Day!

Wednesday – September 3 – Level 3′s ONLY – 9:00am – 10:30am

Wednesday - September 3 – Level 2′s ONLY – 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Thursday – September 4 - Full day for all / Level 1 ONLY assembly – 9:00am – 10:30am (regular classes to follow assembly for level 1′s)

June 25, 2014 – 9:33 am
Summer School Information

  1. Summer School Sites:
  • O’Donel High School, Mount Pearl (Grade 7 to Level III)
  • Prince of Wales Collegiate, St. John’s (Grade 7 to Level III)

Please note: If numbers are too few for a specific course at one site, students will be requested to transfer to the other site.


  1. Registration for Summer School 2014 will take place on Monday June 30th, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at O’Donel High School and Prince of Wales Collegiate.


  1. Classes are tentatively scheduled to begin on Thursday July 3rd, 2014 and will run daily from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Classes finish on Wednesday July 30th, 2014. There will be a 15 minute recess break each day. No holidays will be observed.
  1. The registration fee is $185.00 per course. Registration fees must be paid on Registration Day. NO PERSONAL CHEQUES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Payment can be made by Cash, Visa, MasterCard or Debit. Course registration is non-refundable unless a course is not offered or a particular site is unavailable. A Financial Assistance Form will also be available during the on-site registration process.


  1. Students will not be permitted to register after Monday July 7th, 2014.


  1. A student may register for a maximum of one course. Courses will be offered in Grades 7- Level II, where numbers warrant, in the following areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science.


  1. Textbooks for students at all grade levels will be provided at each site on a sign-out basis.


  1. Bus Transportation will be available for the O’Donel High School site only, at an additional cost of $90.00.

June 10, 2014 – 1:47 pm
Parent Survey on Semesterization

The Semesterisation Parent Survey is being conducted with parents/guardians who have children attending Holy Heart during the 2013-14 school year.  It is administered by the Department of Education in order to obtain feedback from parents on semesterisation, which is being piloted at Holy Heart this school year.  During this pilot, Holy Heart is offering a two-semester schedule, which is in contrast to the more traditional single-semester schedule which spans the entire school year.

Your opinions matter… Please take a few minutes to answer this survey and provide us with your thoughts on semesterisation. The survey is anonymous and results will only be reported at a group level. It should take approximately 3-5 minutes to complete.

Please complete the survey by Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

The survey can be accessed via the following link: When prompted use the following passcode: hhparent to access the survey.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact Jennifer Smith ( or 729-5588) or Allan Johnson ( or 729-1126).

May 23, 2014 – 9:23 am
Early School Closure for Wednesday, May 28th

Please be advised that NL power has work to be perfor‎med on the grid that involves Holy Heart.  As a result, the school will be closing at noon on Wed May 28th for the remainder of the day.

Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.


May 20, 2014 – 1:58 pm
Summer Employment Opportunity

SWSE is a national, non-profit exchange program offering 16- and 17-year-old youth the opportunity to improve their second official language skills while also gaining valuable work experience through a paid placement in the non-profit sector or public sector. For six weeks during the summer, participants live with a host family and work in a community where French predominates; at the same time, their own family usually hosts their French-speaking counterpart in Quebec. They travel with a group of peers, and take part in activities every weekend and some weeknights to deepen their connection to each other and their new community. Students, families, and employers benefit from the direct support of a YMCA Local  Coordinator.    SWSE is a non-profit exchange funded by Exchanges Canada (Department of Canadian Heritage), and is offered at minimal cost ($75) to the participants.    To learn more about this program contact Stephanie Caul, the Atlantic-Quebec Region Coordinator, at (709) 749-0861 or [ ] Or apply online at [ ]

March 14, 2014 – 9:04 am
ENTER Beauty and the Beast CONTEST

Click the below link to find out what this contest is all about !!!!!

The Contest can be found on the NIE page of The Telegram  March 14, March 28, and April 2.

March 6, 2014 – 2:49 pm
Safe Grad Update

To all parents of the 2014 Holy Heart of Mary High School graduating class:

Plans are underway for an exciting and unique Safe Grad for the 2014 graduating class of Holy Heart of Mary High School.  The Safe Grad is an all-night alcohol- and drug-free party that is an event filled with a host of activities and entertainment.  This celebration is organized and chaperoned by a committee of parents and guardians of Holy Heart students.

This year’s Safe Grad will be held at Holy Heart of Mary High School on Saturday, May 24, 2014 immediately following the Highlander Prom being held at the Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre.

We encourage you to be part of the Safe Grad as a volunteer or through a donation.  We are looking for more than 80 volunteers to help decorate the school before the event, and help with the food, activities, and general supervision during the event.  Additionally, we are seeking donations of food, prizes and funds to facilitate the night’s activities.

Below is a list of subcommittees that need volunteers.  If you can support this exciting event by volunteering or donating, please email

  • Prizes
  • Supervision
  • Food
  • Decorating
  • Clean-up

Thank you in advance for your support,

The Safe Grad Organizing Committee & Anne Bailey and Brenda Fisher, Co-chairs

March 3, 2014 – 11:42 am
School Climate Surveys

Parents are asked to complete the below survey by March 14th.

January 31, 2014 – 10:09 am
Canada’s Outstanding Principals Award 2014

Congratulations to our principal on receiving this prestigious award from The Learning Partnership.

“Behind every great school is a great principal who is not only an outstanding educator but an excellent manager and leader,” says Peoples. “These principals are presidents of their schools; they communicate compelling visions, engage their communities, mentor their staff and, most importantly, create safe and nurturing learning environments for students. We are delighted to be recognizing these individuals as examples of excellence in public education.”

Sheldon Barry has served in many leadership positions at both the school and system levels. He has applied his expertise as an instructional leader to improve learning at Holy Heart of Mary High School which offers credit recovery and a variety of other programs targeting at-risk students and early leavers.  To meet the needs of students from 50 different countries with a settlement worker for students new to Canada and programs for ESL, and LEARN (Literacy Enhancement and Academic Readiness for Newcomers), Sheldon has partnered with community organizations, businesses and agencies. The McCain Foundation’s $45 000 donation led to the establishment of the school’s Credit Recovery Centre, and a grant from the Future Shop Generation Tech Lab refurbished the language labs. Under Sheldon’s innovative leadership, collaboration matters and students are excited to attend Holy Heart of Mary High

January 30, 2014 – 3:21 pm
Prom Dress Drive. We Need Your Help!

Our third annual prom dress drive is taking place February 1st at the Holiday Inn. From 10:30 am to 12:30 pm we are collecting dresses at the hotel, grad dresses and date dresses are both being accepted. You can donate or lend a dress out, if so you will be contacted to have your dress returned after grad.

Dresses can be picked up from 2-3 for students from Holy Heart and from 3-6 students from the metro area are welcome to take part in the prom dress drive. There will be snacks and plenty of dresses to try on!
Any questions contact Maggie Hepditch, Archita Adluri, Neria Aylward, Chris Hand, or Hannah Boone.

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