We had a very special student in school today.
Almost every student had a smile on their face when this new guy came by, and he was petted by numerous students!
Meet Ollie, Master of Calm Energy!

Ollie is a therapy dog and has been in schools since he was 5 months old! Ollie is very smart, he is certified Saint John Ambulance Therapy Dog and certified for the Paws 4 Stories Children’s Program.

This is what our student Gavin has to say about Ollie:
“Ollie is a very important dog. He is a five year old Golden Retriever. He’s a therapy dog, his job is to be with kids who are feeling frustrated, anxious or sad. He does what dogs do best: being very lovable. He loves it when you scratch him behind his ear and when you play fetch.
Ollie can read your emotions, just by looking and seeing how you act, for example if you are excited and talking loud, he can tell you are excited, and then he gets excited. When you see Ollie be sure that you’re calm, and ask his handler if you may pet him.
When you walk him be sure to keep his leash short, because if there is food in the hallways on the floor, he’ll try and get it. You know how dogs are…
Me personally, my favorite thing to do with Ollie is to be around him and hang out with him, play fetch, but to be honest just seeing a dog will always put a smile on my face.”

We couldn’t agree more, Gavin!

For now Ollie will be at Hazelton Secondary on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the next few months, and maybe even longer…
For more information on Ollie, please click on the link below.
School District K9 Role Model NHH
And don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

I would like to extend my special thanks to our student Gavin, not only for writing about Ollie, but also for taking the great pictures of him. Gavin will be assisting me to take pictures of school activities, when I am not at school.
Happy to have you on board, Gavin!

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Bussing Concerns

Please read below message from Travis Elwood, Director of Facility Services, regarding the Bussing issues we’re facing at the beginning of the new school year.

Make sure to hand in 2017-2018 Bus Registration Forms as soon as possible, to ensure that we know how many students need a seat on the bus!

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Welcome Back!

The second week of school is well underway…students are settling in, getting accustomed to the rhythm of school again. We are happy to welcome our grade 8’s and new students to our school as well as the students we know from previous years.
Also a warm welcome to all our amazing teachers and support staff. We are happy to have you with us.
And lets not forget our custodians, who make sure the school is ready for learning every day.

And last but not least: welcome to all our parents, grandparents and guardians.
Thank you for allowing us to each your children.
We invite you and all community members to drop by for a Greet & Meet at our Open House on September 28th, from 5:00 – 7:00.

A new school year is always full of promise and new opportunities, and this year is no different. We are looking forward to all the new challenges and opportunities that will come our way and we will keep you up to date on this website and with newsletters.

Also: we encourage you to get in touch with us at any time, Monday to Friday, while school is in session, to discuss your child’s progress or to address any concerns you might have. We can be reached at: (250) 842-5214

It takes a village to raise a child!

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Emergency in School

Today a small fire was set in one part of the school.
The fire was contained in the east wing of the school.
Our Fire Emergency Protocol was activated and all students and staff were safely escorted out of the building.

Fire attended the scene and Ambulance was called as an precaution.
No injuries were reported.

The students will be sent home for the remainder of the day.
Busses have been called and as soon as they are there, the students will be going home.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call the school.
However, since were are dealing with the aftermath of an emergency situation, we hope you understand if there is any delay addressing your issues.

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