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Election 2018

For whom do you vote to be Junior President for Student Council?


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Education Reform Act - Next Steps Related to the CCRSB

You will find attached a letter from Mr. Gary Adams, our Regional Executive Director.  As the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) is dissolved on March 31, our Region will be referred to as the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education.  Mr. Adams has sent this letter in an effort to reassure parents and guardians of the committment to provide support to all stakeholders while changes are made in light of the Education Reform Act.

Sync Your Accounts

Click on the link below to Sync your Accounts

Select number one by "Click here"

Enter your gnspes username and password

You will now use this to log into our PC in the labs and library


Highlights from the Governments Legislative Changes

The attached letter provides an overview of highlights from the government’s legislative changes to public education, introduced March 1 as the Education Reform Act.

Jr. High Trip to Swim & Skate

In an effort to promote healthy living, PDHS is providing a trip for our Jr. High students (Grades 7, 8, & 9) this Wednesday, December 20th.  Students who have already brought in their permission form will be bused to the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro, ( where they will have the opportunity to both skate (helmets required) and swim.  Students are responsible to bring their own towel, skates, and helmets.  There is also a walking track as an alternative activity for students.

Busses will depart from the school at approximately 9:30 AM and will return before bus dismissal at approximately 2:50 PM.

The cost for this trip will be covered by the school; however, lunch is the responsibility of students and are to bring a bagged lunch.  The community room has been booked for students during the lunch break.

Students will be divided into two groups.  Group 1 will swim from 11:00 – 12:00 and will then skate from 1:00 – 2:00, while Group 2 will be in the opposite activity. 

Wednesday is a regular school day for students and, therefore, those who choose not to participate (indicted by not submitting a permission form by the due date) are expected to be in school.  Parents/ Guardians are asked to contact the school if their child will be absent the day of the trip.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Main office.

PDHS Hour of Code

PDHS will participate in the Hour of Code tomorrow.  Students will follow this link to take part:




Student Attendance and Engagement Policy

PDHS will implement the EECD's Student Attendance and Engagement Policy implemenated October 1, 2017.

For more information, please follow the link below.…


Welcome Back to the 2017 School Year!

Welcome back after a great summer.  The Main Office will open August 28.  First day for students is Thursday, September 7.  See you then!

Pugwash Celebrates Canada 150

Information session regarding how the Village of Pugwash is going to celebrate Canada 150 - April 20 at PDHS.

File Attachments: 

New year and New Initiatives for Students and Teachers

This being year two of Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education, there are many more exciting initiatives for students at all grade levels‎ this school year.

Students in grades 7 to 12 will learn coding through events, such as the Hour of Code and STEAM Olympics, and courses‎, such as Computer Programming 12. Coding promotes problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking, creativity and innovation.  These skills are not only‎ related to learning math, science and the arts, but‎ they are also directly linked to many careers, including computer programming and the marine industries.

To help more students succeed in math, additional ‎supports will be made available for both teachers and students. Career education outcomes will assist students as‎ they begin thinking about their futures and the many possibilities ahead. To learn more about what‎ is new this year, go to to sign up for ongoing updates from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.


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