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Welcome to the 2016-17
Year of the Crusader!

Come to the Cabaret My Friends ....
Cabaret Poster
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 Rock Your Mocs  Rock Your Moccs

Congratulations to Jr. Girls Basketball Team
BAA Champions

Jr Girls BAA BBall Champs

The junior championship was won by Sacred Heart High School.   The Crusaders beat the Riverhawks from Walkerton District Community School in the final game.   The score was 39 – 17.   Hannah McArthur lead the scoring with 15 points. The girls head to CWOSSA on Nov 18/19, 2016. Follow their action on the CWOSSA Website.

Ski Club News

Ski Club
As part of the ski club all students are required to fill out a permission form and liability form for the hill.  This year Blue Mtn is going on-line with forms.  Please post the following link on our web page under the title of Sacred Heart Ski Club
Waiver/ ski/board rental form:  
Here is the link: 

Lest We Forget
The entire school population will be attending the Walkerton Cenotaph on Friday, November 11th, 2016. We have done this as a school for the last number of years and We Will Not Forget the sacrifices made by our men and women.
Download the Permission Form

 Cenotaph 1
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 Cenotaph 5
Our grade 10 history students are volunteering as Ambassadors at the Honour A Hero Exhibition at the Walkerton Legion, on Monday and Tuesday. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to view this invaluable display of local memorabilia.

Honour A Hero Exhibit at Walkerton Legion Br. 102
Visit Their Website for more information
2016 Display Hours
Sunday November 6th 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday November 7th to Thursday November 10th 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday November 11th 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Take Your Kid To Work DayWednesday, November 2, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Take Our Kids to Work Day


Students who are not participated are expected to come to school that day

Grade 9/10 Religion Youth Rally/Retreats

Dear Parents/Students

This year all students in grade 9 and 10 will attend a Youth Rally/Retreat for the day at the Deemerton Retreat Center.

Grade 10s will attend on Wednesday Nov. 2, 2016  Download Permission Form

Grade 9s will attend on Thursday Nov. 3, 2016 -  Download Permission Form

This is a requirement and part of the religion course for all grade 9/10 students this year, it includes all grade 9/10 students whether you are taking religion this semester or the next. 

Youth Rallies are exciting events full of energetic music, skits and passionate worship geared towards teens. This Rally will not only be fun, exciting, and a great way to bring all students in the grade together, but also an amazing opportunity for you to encounter Christ with others.

The cost for the Youth Rally is $10.00 and that will cover the cost of the bus and the lunch. Please return the attached permission form and the money to your homeroom teacher by Friday October 21, 2016.

Mrs. Y. Carroll – Chaplain      Mr. G. Miller - Principal

SAC is selling school clothing to assist in school spirit. It is locally provided and all prices include taxes. Download the attached order form for full details / pricing.
ORDERS DUE BY TUESDAY NOV 1ST         Cash / Cheque

Spirit Week

Kincardine Future
Click to download the poster


SHHS - BAA Baseball Champions


BAA Baseball Champs!
Congratulations to SHHS BAA hardball champions! This is the first year for hardball as a BAA sport, and the team went 8-0 this fall season. CWOSSA Festival will take place in the spring. Great finish to your hard work this fall gentlemen!

2018 Battlefields Tour of Europe

Battlefields of France/Belgium and Auschwitz Concentration Camp 
Information Meeting

Thursday, November 3 @ 7 pm in S107 at Sacred Heart High School

The following items will be presented:

  1. Itinerary of the trip
  2. Overall fee structure, associated costs, payment schedule
  3. Student Expectations
  4. Tour Agency Presentation
  5. Passports and travel documents explained
  6. Fundraising options
  7. Question/Answer period

It is imperative that interested parents and students attend this meeting.  Deposits to our travel company are due soon.  If you are unable to attend , please contact the school and ask for Mr. Legace, Mr. Turcotte or Mrs. Fischer.

Download the Parent Information Letter

Visit the Battlefields of France, Belgium and Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Sacred Heart High School Battlefield tours are customized journeys to the old Canadian Battlefield’s of the First and Second World Wars. The focus is on remembering and honouring the sacrifice and courage of Canadians who earned tremendous respect and a reputation for efficiency and victory.

This year’s tour will include the Canadian battlefields of Ypres, Passchendaele, Mount Sorrel, Vimy, Arras, Cambrai, The Somme, Channel Wall, D-Day, the Abbey Ardenne, Chateau Versailles and Auschwitz Concentration camp. Students will  also visit select museums and cultural sites enroute.

Trip Particulars:

12 days/10 nights (May 3-14, 2018)
Breakfast/ Suppers included - Insurance and tips include
All fees associated with museums and attractions included
$4200-$4400/ based on 30 participating students and time of exchange rate.
Contact Mr. Legace, Mr. Turcotte or Mrs Fischer


Parent-Teacher Interviews
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016     5pm-8pm

All staff will be in the gymnasium in alphabetical order.

Bring your child's timetable / at least teacher's names with you and you make your way to visit all four teachers, no appointments necessary.

School clothing will be available for sizing, ordering.

OSSLT – Ont. Secondary School Literacy Test

Cancellation of Oct. 20 Assessment

from EQAO the OSSLT administrators - Oct 20, 2016

We acknowledge that we are experiencing widespread technical issues with the online OSSLT network.

We regret to inform you that we have cancelled today’s assessment.

Please pause all students on the Proctor Websites and log out of the Kiosk. Instruct your students to discontinue taking the assessment. Further information will be provided to directors of education to help them communicate to their school communities shortly.

We recognize all of the work that schools have done to prepare for this trial. We are disappointed at the outcome of this trial and sincerely apologize for this development.

For more information

These are the upcoming dates and the need for devices to be used for OSSLT. A letter will go home to parents as well as information in the newsletter including links to go online to practice and receive feedback on the multiple choice questions. Previously eligible students will be met with individually or in small groups to discuss their results from last year and some feedback about how to improve. Also inform them that we are hosting an online practice session on October 14.

October 6:

Meet with all Grade 10 students to let them know about the October 20th date and give tips for the three different types of writing. Also inform them that they will be writing an online practice session on October 14

October 14:

Online practice of the OSSLT. Grade 10 students will write in the am and Previously eligible will write in the afternoon. Students will receive results on the multiple choice questions either immediately online or after through the proctor site.

October 20:

Online OSSLT. All students requiring extra time will write in the morning plus others to a maximum of 108 students. Scribes will be required to type student answers so spaces will need to be found for them (Chromebooks for portability with these students?)

Tip Sheet on Passing the OSSLT from HWDSB

The leap from paper to online: OSSLT

On October 20, 2016, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be offered online for the first time. This province-wide trial of EQAO’s online system and of schools’ technical readiness to support online assessments is a milestone in EQAO’s plan to modernize the provincial assessment program.

For more information

Food Drive

Our goal is over to bring in over 1000 pounds - show your Heart and your help!
Food Bank Donations

Breakfast Club

Trench Warfare History Presentations by Andrew Robertshaw

Andy Robertshaw   Andy Robertshaw
 Images from Andy's Blog @

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in cafeteria for those classes who have signed up – 12:50 -1:50 p.m.

Presenter is Andrew Robertshaw ...

One of the UK’s most exciting military historians, with a unique hands-on approach to history, combining archaeological and experimental techniques with unparalleled archival research and crowd-sourcing to reveal what it was really like to be on the frontline of history.
Andrew is an English military historian, curator,author and educator. He is best known for his television appearances, in programmes such as Two Men in a Trench and Time Team. He was a military advisor on the film War Horse.

Grade 10 History Students will be participating in their own Trench Day Experience the last week of October - students will dig trenches, re-enact battles, eat wartime food, participate in obstacle courses ... and more ... to bring history to life!

Brockton and Area Refugee Team

To the Caring Citizens of Brockton and Area,

We, the Brockton and Area Refugee Team, are a group of compassionate and caring people who have come together to sponsor a fãmily of new Canadians. We are an ecumenical group of individuals from acloss Brockton who have been working together since the start of 2016 to investigate the possibility of sponsoring a family.

Our goal is to help a family settle in our community sometime in 2017. We are working with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), who has a long history of sponsoring refugee families, to complete the necessary paperwork in order to make this goal a reality.

An important and necessary part of this process is to raise funds which will support the family during their first year in Canada. The exact amount needed will be dependent on a number of factors including family size and housing costs. We have set a fundraising goal of $40,000' We will be asking fór the support of our community as we canvass the local area to give everyone an opportunity to contribute to this very human family re-settlement campaign.

lf you would like to support this effort financially, you can do so online at:


please scroll down to the bottom of the page in order to ensure your donation is allotted to our local efforts.

Full Details are available in this document.


Opening School Mass on Oct. 4

 Mass 2  Mass 3
 Mass 4  Mass 5
 Mass 6  Mass 7

Hats For Hunger Event on Oct. 5

Students / staff were invited to wear their hat for the day, by donating to the Food Drive. Many supported this fun activity.  

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 Hats5  Hats6


SK8 Park


Many teams & Clubs have begun ...

Get Involved Today!

Check out the School Newsletter for even more information about some of the events occurring at The Heart!

Terry Fox Run

Staff and students raised over $3,700 for the Terry Fox Run on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 as part of SHHS continual support for this great cause. SHHS has participated since the inaugural Terry Fox run and throughout the school runs. Matt Donnelly and Owen Rahn received T-shirts for their fundraising efforts

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Remember Residential Schools - Pray for Healing
Find out more

 Ham & Scalloped Potato Fundraising Dinner

The 2017 Nicaragua Mission Trip team is hosting a ham and scalloped potato dinner at Sacred Heart Parish in Walkerton on November 11, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  

Contact Ms. White @ 881-1900 or any Walkerton team member for tickets or more information.

1st Assembly - Way to go S.A.C.!

Our Student Activity Council did an awesome job with the Opening School Assembly on Tues. Sept. 27 by introducing the student leaders, welcoming the new teachers and students and spreading cheer throughout the Heart. Great videos by the crew and those responsible. Keep it up Crusaders!
Sept 2016 Assembly 1
Sept 2016 Assembly 2 
 Sept 2016 Assembly 3  Sept 2016 Assembly 4
 Sept 2016 Assembly 5  Sept 2016 Assembly 6
 Sept 2016 Assembly 7  Sept 2016 Assembly 9
 Sept 2016 Assembly 10  Sept 2016 Assembly 11

Food Drive

Our goal is over to bring in over 1000 pounds - show your Heart and your help!

Grade 9 Orientation

Fun way to feel welcomed to SHHS - Spirit, Interaction, Fun, Mess - led by our S.A.C. and senior students.

Thursday, September 22 in the afternoon

 Gr9 Appreciation1  Gr9 Appreciation2
 Gr9 Appreciation3  Gr9 Appreciation4
Thanks to SAC and the Senior Students for making it a memorable welcome to Sacred Heart High School!

Rachel - BAA Golf Champ!

The SHHS Boys Golf Team captured the BAA title on the same day in Port Elgin! Our foursome was awesome and Blake Mackey captured the boys overall title for the 2nd year in a row - after a playoff hole. Well done to all four.

Text & Voice Msg

Terry Fox Run

Activities in the Community / School

  Click on the desired image for a downloadable flyer
 Youth Opportunities
 Rotary Exchange
 Level 1 Cook
 Young Women Career
 Click on the desired image for a downloadable flyer

UN Global Goals

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

Our governments have a plan to save our planet…it’s our job to make sure they stick to it.  Follow the link

Global Goals

SHHS Golfers
2 SHHS BAA Champion Golfers

Appear on Magazine Cover after Capturing Summer Golf Championships

Way to go Blake Mackey and Rachel Rier!

Driver Education Classes
Semester 1

2016-17 School Year

Go to Driver's Education Page for full Details and Forms

For  times and dates for the Driver Education classes to be offered at SHHS for Semester I of the 2016/2017 school year.  If you are interested in taking one of these classes please complete the Registration Form provided and return it with a cheque for $520 to Mrs.Stuempfle in the Guidance Office.  Please indicate which class you wish to take and date your cheque for the date on which the class begins.

If you are interested in taking one of these classes please complete the Registration Form provided and return it with a cheque to the school office. Please indicate which class you wish to take and date your cheque for the date on which the class begins.

Information Sheet  and the Registration Form available

Georgian College Presentation @ Walkerton Library

 Georgian College will be on hand at Walkerton Branch Library Sept.15 to discuss Pathways to Post-Secondary Education.  This is an opportunity for students to speak one-to-one with a representative from Georgian about their college and how to pursue a post-secondary career in general.

Nancy Kuhl
Branch Services and Program Coordinator
Bruce County Public Library

Download Full Information Poster

Survive Thrive

Bruce Power Jobs on the Horizon Event

JotH Event
Download the Flyer

Hanover is looking for a student to serve on Hanover Town Council

Are you interested in government, politics or simply wish to be more involved in your community? This is a great opportunity for you to bring a youth perspective to municipal decision making. Join us!

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a resident of Hanover;
  • be a full-time secondary school student, grade 10 or higher; and
  • be supported by a formal resolution of your student council. 

To apply, simply submit a one page paper entitled “Why I would be an excellent Student Councillor for the Town of Hanover”, along with your contact information to your principal by September 21, 2016
See more information in the flyer
Hanover Councillor

 Photos  PHOTO DAY!

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016
In Library

Have Yearbook Photo Taken
Order Photos
Support Student Fee

Download Info / Order Form

Grade 9 Parent Night
Thursday, September 8, 2016

SHHS Cafeteria 7:00pm
All parents / guardians of Grade 9 students and new students to SHHS are invited to come for a tour of the school and presentation. Meet the staff and see where your child spends their day!
School Year 2016-17 Information

Students will be provided Course outlines in each of their courses. These are to be signed by students/parents and returned promptly to the appropriate teacher.

The school office will also give out Personal Information Sheets. Students and guardians are to verify / correct any contact information and promptly return the forms to the homeroom teacher or directly to the office. This is very important that the school has correct contact information for all families. 

If you need to contact the school, please contact the school
@ 519-881-1900 (also number for the answering machine) 
Sacred Heart High School
450 Robinson Street, Box 1480
Walkerton, OntarioN0G 2V0
(P) 519-881-1900 (F) 519-881-4819
Attendance Email

Start of School Year Forms 2016-17

CWA foundation Training

Several manufacturing teachers in the area got together August 24 &25 to get updated with welding curriculum and practical skills in welding from the CWA Foundation (Canadian Welding Association Foundation). Sacred Heart High School hosted the event by inviting Bruce Grey Catholic and the Blue-water school board manufacturing teachers and providing the facility. Andrew Bartlett from the CWAF came down to make us aware of the great things the CWA Foundation is doing for educating the high skilled workers of tomorrow. As teachers it is critical that we stay current on the methods and curriculum resources available. Andrew showed us the new Acorn Welder Program and the several resource modules inside the program. There was certainly a lot of good tips and learning presentations involved in this high quality program. It is a great package leaving no stone unturned. He also showed his practical side by showing us how to weld better. Andrew shared many lessons learned through-out his career as a welder. He explains the theory while showing how to weld which is a great method of instruction. He also gave us valuable assessment tools to mark welds. Ultimately the course will benefit the students. It was certainly a valuable experience and plans are already in the works for the next steps and more training and signing up for the acorn curriculum.

Many thanks to Andrew Bartlett the technical outreach officer for a great course.

CWA Course

L-R  Mark Klunder, Mark Vincent, Tim Wise, Jim Verwer, Howard Barker, Bryan Derksen, Mike McCormick, Andrew Bartlett

Chapel and Chapel Lounge Services and Activities

Drop-ins always welcome- come anytime !

 Mondays- Mindful Mondays, come for 10 minutes of meditation at noon, Followed by Teen discussion Group Drop ln.

Tuesdays- 8:50am Rosary Prayers, Ukulele Club at noon

Wednesday- Praise and Worship Music, come to play, sing or listen at noon

Thursdays- 8:50am Morning Prayers, Human Rights Club meets at noon

Friday- Parachute Club in the Lounge & special services/masses in chapel, noon

Come on Out and Get Involved

Tuesday  - Liturgical dance practice at noon 
Wednesday - Band at to anyone who wants to join
Thursday - Coffee House  - in the music room - bring your guitar or voice or self  at noon

College and University Liaison Visits to SHHS

 Universities and Colleges will be visiting SHHS to promote their programs. Graduating students are invited to choose some of the presentations to attend, to gather additional information for post-secondary. Download the post secondary institution schedule here.
College / Uni

Welcome Grade 9s

Orientation Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Welcome 9ers
Welcome 9ers

Opening of New Manufacturing, Visual Arts & Innovation Centre

On Tuesday, June 14 2016 the new wing @ SHHS was opened and blessed, signalling a new opportunity for students and staff alike.

 New Wing 1  Trustees, Staff, Public, Media @ the Blessing / Opening
 Chaplain, Catholic Student Award Winner and Student Trustees  Board Chair & Student Trustee
 Student Presenters  Tour Begins
 Chair of the BGCDSB Board  Assistant DepMin of Ed & Former Director of BGCDSB
 2 Directors of BGCDSB in front of CNC machine  Plasma Cutter
 Guests, Board Personnel & Contractors  Guests, Board Personnel & Contractors
 Student Presenters  Student Presenters
 Mr. M & Contractors  Local MPP L. Thompson
 Dir of Ed BGCDSB J. McKinnon  Brockton Greetings

See Additional Information about our new wing page

International Student Exchange Programme

Welcome to SHHS

Sacred Heart welcomes exchange students Lea Blomeke (Germany), Imma Osuna Herrador (Spain) and Juliette Perche (France). Pictured below from left to right are Charlie Wise, Lea Blomeke, Lily Huber, Imma Osuna Herrador, Lena Wheeler and Juliette Perche. Welcome to the Heart! — at Sacred Heart High School.

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Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board
Community Newsletter

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Universities and Colleges will be visiting SHHS to promote their programs. Graduating students are invited to choose some of the presentations to attend, to gather additional information for post-secondary. Download the post secondary institution schedule.

Special Events for College / University Information Days 

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Can Ed Exchange Foundation

We have many students that participate in Canadian Education Exchange Foundation programme.
Often a 3 month exchange where students come to stay with Canadian (SHHS) students beginning in August, and our student travels to their country for 3 months beginning in February. (can vary). Click the image to link to the site for more details or contact SHHS for additional information.

Encounters With Canada 

EWC is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Canadian teens to meet young people from across the country. Spend a week in your nation’s capital. Different themes available. Take part in exciting adventures, explore future career options, learn more about your country, share your hopes and dreams – all through exclusive hands-on workshops, presentations and excursions. EWC has been offering rich and diverse programs for 31 years. Over 95,000 youth have already lived the “EWC Experience.” You can too! Encounters With Canada Link to the website for more information or contact student services at SHHS.

Rotary YEP   Find out more about Rotary's Exchange Program.

Youth Exchange is a study-abroad opportunity for young people who spend anywhere from a few weeks to a full year as an international student hosted by local Rotary clubs.

Download more local information (preferred - valuable information for our local Rotary Club specifics) 
and later head to website

The Rotary Club of Walkerton is looking for 3 host families for our inbound exchange student for the 2014-15 year. Read more.

   Bullying Phone

Driver's Education Information is available on the Driver's Ed Page.
Lots of tryouts for sports teams, and clubs have begun. Get Involved!
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone   Yellow Ribbon - Cry For Help
Need to talk? Speak to a parent, counsellor at school, teacher, friend, coach, priest, neighbour, police officer, etc. There ARE people to listen. Other links are above.

 School Council Meetings:

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Our School Council Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the library on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Nominations for this year's School Council are now being sought. According to the school Council constitution, up to seven (7) parent representatives are needed with all positions being open for the upcoming school year. A nomination form can be found on the reverse of this newsletter. Your participation would be greatly appreciated. Nominations are to be returned to the school by September 24th. school council meets approximately 6 times per year.

  Breakfast Club information ... Read More

Late Bus/ Taxi


Late Bus is offered approximately 3 days a week. See the full schedule / calendar (2015-16) of events

Student Volunteer Opportunities
Student Services Centre (Guidance Office) often has requests for student volunteers. Please check the Student Services Bulletin Board for more information and sometimes information will also be posted on the Volunteer Page. Remember, the Ministry of Education requires a minimum of 40 hours of community service to graduate.

Math Help ... Available online Click Here for Details

Financial Aid Resources for Those Applying to Post-Secondary Education

 "Welcome to the Heart!"



Nicaragua Mission Trip - Clothing Donations?

Ms White is heading to the orphanage in Nicaragua with 8 of our students in March.  If you have any gently used clothing that youwould like to donate, please let me know.

Nicaragua Mission Trip - Clothing Donations?

Ms White is heading to the orphanage in Nicaragua with 8 of our students in March.  If you have any gently used clothing that youwould like to donate, please let me know.








Sacred Heart High School
450 Robinson Street, Box 1480
Walkerton, Ontario
N0G 2V0
(P) 519-881-1900 (F) 519-881-4819
Attendance Email

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