Pink Shirt Day @ BJH

BJH was a sea of pink on Feb. 22 with nearly all students sporting their pink t-shirts in a show against bullying. Recess time students were treated to free milk and pink cookies in the cafeteria and there was a special student performance by Tyler Hogan who sang and played us some tunes appropriate to the day. Fantastic job, Tyler! We hope the school community will continue to embrace the open-minded spirit of Pink Day throughout the year.

Here are some photos from around the building today:

Missing Term 2 Work Due March 3rd

Any outstanding student work is due to subject teachers no later than Friday, March 3rd. This will give teachers the opportunity to correct any late submissions before Term 2 Reports are released on March 17.


Wednesday, Feb.22 = PINK Day!


BJH closed for the day (Feb 15)

​Schools in St. John’s Metro Region will be closed for the day (Feb 15) due to weather conditions.

School Closed ALL DAY – February 14

Schools in the St. John’s Metro Region will be closed for the day (Feb 14).

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Education Week: February 12-18

Education Week has always been about celebrating education and the importance of learning. The theme for 2017 is “Seeds of Learning: Semer les Graines”.

Education Week can be an enriching experience for students, teachers and parents. All teachers are encouraged to continue to observe Education Week with their students. All students have much to contribute and would grow and learn from involvement in Education Week activities.


Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes

The Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes will hold a consultation session for parents and other members of the public on Thursday, February 23 in the cafeteria of Waterford Valley High School from 7 – 9:30 p.m.and on Monday, February 27 in the English School District Conference Center, 40 Strawberry Marsh Rd from 7 – 9:30 p.m..  Pre-registration (for planning purposes) is requested.  Information on the registration procedure and the work of the task force is available at:  Please consider attending a consultation session and expressing your views.

The task force recognizes that it will not be possible for everyone to attend this session.  Information on other ways to provide feedback to the task force is available on the web site.

Irish Night & 50/50 Draw Date – Friday, March 10

BJH’s annual school fundraiser is beginning today with a 50/50 draw. Today,  kids were  given 5 books each to sell. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3/$5.00. Once they are sold and money returned, kids can get more books of tickets. There are individual and class prizes for top sellers.
As well, our school is hosting an Irish Night Dance on Friday, March 10 with local band Ceiligh (pronounced Kailey ) performing, as well as the St. Pat’s Dancers. Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased at the office beginning Monday, February 13. This is a 19+ event. Full bar service and complimentary food will be offered, and as well, the 50/50 draw will take place at this event. Any donations towards a door prize are welcomed.
Tables of 6 or 8 can be reserved; please inform the office. It promises to be a great night!

International Baccalaureate @ HHM Info Session

Parents of grade 9 students interested in participating in the IB program at Holy Heart can attend an information session on course selections at the HHM Theatre 6:30PM on Tuesday, Feb 21st.

Gold Medal Winning Team

Congratulations to Victoria Snow, and her teammates as part of Team Neary, for taking 1st place this past weekend in Gander at the provincial U16 curling championships.

Hurry hard, Victoria, hurry hard!