Welcome Back

Welcome Back!
Dear Parents and Guardians:
We are all looking forward to seeing our students return. Student timetables for the 2018-2019 school year will be mailed home before the end of August.
The first day back for students will be Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 from 8:50 a.m.- 12:20 p.m.
Students will be attending their homeroom to receive copies of their schedules and locker assignment, attend a brief assembly, and then run through a rotation of their classes.
Thursday, September 6th will be a regular school day, with classes starting at 8:50 a.m. and finishing at 3:25 p.m.
Teachers will be letting students know what specific school supplies will be needed during the first week of classes.
The office is now open from 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Please feel free to stop by, or call the school at 250-949-7443 if you have any questions or concerns.

Bird Houses

A retiring Ms. Campbell, brought her EVES Grade 3 class to build bird houses in the wood shop. Every student drew an idea and did their best to design something using some local Spiketop Cedar. It was an ultra-busy experience with the PHSS volunteer shop teachers doing their best to support young minds and hands at work.

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Forestry Simulators

Yesterday we were visited by the Vancouver Island University’s training trailer. The trailer had simulators for a Processor, Log Loader, Feller Buncher, and Excavator.  As stated on the VIU website “Students stepping into the simulator seats will find the controls exactly as they are on the real machines. The large screens project 360-degree views of customizable, virtual landscapes, and the seats are on sophisticated motion platforms that move the operators around as they drive over rough terrain or pick up heavy objects. For example, on the excavator simulator, if a student drops the bucket too hard on the ground, the machine lifts just the way it would in a real machine.” These simulators help students understand the skills required to run forestry equipment.

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