May 24

HPJH among Samsung Competition Finalists

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ – Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. today announced the 150 regional finalists moving on to the next round of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge. The Challenge asked Canadian students from Grades 6 through 12 to identify issues in their local communities and develop solutions using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These 150 regional finalists now move closer to being awarded one of four $20,000 Samsung technology grant packages as a Regional Winner as well as an exclusive event with Canadian rocket-scientist, Forbes ’30 Under 30′ and member of a Canadian contingent working on the European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover, Natalie Panek.

“These 150 regional finalists embody what Solve for Tomorrow is all about: innovation, teamwork, and a commitment to the future of Canadian communities. As we celebrate Canada’s 150th this year, we are excited to see inspired student solutions come to life that will have local, national and even global implications,” said Mark Childs, Chief Brand Officer, Samsung Canada.

Each of the 150 regional finalist schools will receive a Samsung technology package which includes a Samsung Gear VR, Galaxy Tab A, Galaxy S7 and Samsung Gear360 camera to assist them in completing their next ‘assignment’ as part of the Challenge: documenting the implementation of their community solution in a three-minute video. Videos will go on to be reviewed by a panel of Samsung Solve for Tomorrow judges, with the top-scoring four schools being named Regional Winners in June 2017.

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge intends to inspire STEM interest and 21st century learning opportunities in Canadian classrooms—an area of issue as less than half of Canadian high school students graduate with senior STEM courses though 70% of top jobs require expertise in science, technology, engineering and math*. Together with Solve for Tomorrow ambassador, Natalie Panek, and educational organizations The Learning Partnership and Let’s Talk Science, the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge hopes to spark Canadian students’ passion for STEM to solve tomorrow’s problems today. Examples of 150 regional finalist projects moving on include a mobile app to monitor water pollution levels, a fruit and vegetable production plan to spur healthy eating habits, and other innovative ideas.

May 15

Culturally Sensitive Grief Groups

There will be four groups, a youth and adult group for Uniacke Square and a youth and adult group for Mulgrave Park with groups being held on Tuesday afternoons/evenings.

All groups will be led by members of the African Nova Scotian community, such as social workers and pastors, who have been trained by Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch (Professor in the School of Health Performance at Dalhousie) and Roy Ellis (Grief and Bereavement Coordinator at NS Health Authority) to be a grief support specifically.

Though the groups were created for those affected by gun violence and homicides, anyone drawn to the groups or simply in need of a space to ‘let it out’ are invited and encouraged to attend.

Meet and Greets for folks to meet the facilitators will take place in the communities of Uniacke Square and Mulgrave Park on May 9th and May 11th respectively to provide an opportunity for community members to meet the people who will be leading the groups and get more information.

For further information, please contact Jessica Chant at

May 05

Science Opportunities for Students at MSVU

Demystifying DNA – 13 May, 2017 – WISEatlantic Chair, Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal, will walk you through a quick presentation on DNA and you will then have the opportunity to extract DNA from fruit! Students ages 13-15 are welcome to attend as well as teachers and parents. Event will take place at Mount Saint Vincent University from 10:00-11:30am. Please register at (Poster for event is attached)


Girls Get WISE Science Summer Camp28-31 August, 2017 – for girls ages 15-16. This is a day-camp where girls explore STEM through various hands-on activities. Registration will be open May 11, 2017 at and is limited to 24 participants. (poster for event is attached)

Mar 06

Schedules for all programs offered by the Community Health Team Spring/Summer 2017

May 02

Congratulations Highland Park!

Congratulations to our students (and staff) who won a Makerspace for our school.  We won through Mindshare Learning after submitting this video.  Only three schools in Canada received a Mindshare grant! We are so proud!

What does this mean for students and learning? Find out from students and their teachers in this video.

Our school was featured in this months Superintendent’s Report.

Oct 26


The MedicAlert® Foundation Canada is a charitable organization which is the leading provider of emergency medical information services linked to customized medical bracelets and necklaces. We are pleased to be able to offer MedicAlert memberships to students (from age 4 to their 14th birthday) through the No Child Without® program in select schools. The financial support of the Government of Canada and Lions Clubs allows students to receive the MedicAlert membership for FREE. Click here for more information

Oct 09

Parents and Guardians, do you need to know what your child has for homework?

HPJH Families, have a look at our homework page to see what your child is responsible to complete at home.  Under the students tab, click on homework then chose the homeroom your child is in and everything is listed there.  Also, don’t forget to get in the habit of checking PowerSchool for attendance, lates, assignments and assessments.  If you need help logging in, please contact the school.