Text Messaging Service
Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger® system to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.
You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district’s short code number: 978338
You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.
*Terms and Conditions – Message frequency varies. Standard message and data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel. Mobile carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. See schoolmessenger.com/txt for more info.
Robotics Club – ROV Competition – Do Your Best!
On Thursday, our Robotics Club will be travelling to the Marine Institute in St. John’s to participate in this year’s MATE ROV competition. This marks our 9th year of participation in the event.
This year, we are excited to be able to enter TWO teams in the event. The Robotics Club have been working hard to design an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle that must complete tasks that simulate “real world” challenges in a marine environment. The competition provides a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience aspects of leading edge marine technologies at our world class marine education and research facility – the Marine Institute.
Team 1: Toby Ball (9), Emily Dwyer (9), Lucas Owens (9), Ben Saunders (9), Jackson Barrett (8), Peter Head (8), Jenna Snow (8), Laura Furey (8),and Wyatt Hiscock (8)
Team 2: Tamara Saunders (7), Ryder Pelley (7), Reuben Paddock (7), Daneeka Dwyer (7), Brayden Higgins (7), Sarah McKay (7), Roman Paddock (6), and Stephen Barrett (6), and Mr. West (coach).
Internet and Social Media Safety
On Friday, January 18th, our students were involved in a Digital Citizenship Day. Students were involved in a number of sessions focused on learning good internet behaviour and being safe in a digital world. The sessions are a part of an ongoing school district initiative to help our students become better "digital citizens".
For Grade 1 to Grade 3 the topics discussed were:
For Grade 4 to Grade 6 the topics discussed were:
For Grade 7 to Grade 12 the topics discussed were:
We encourage you, as a family, to consider your part in helping to teach your children the skills they need to be safe and kind when they spend time on the internet and social media. The school district has a number of resources available to help. Check out the documents section for NLESD policy regarding appropriate internet use. Also, check out the memo "Internet and Social Media Safety" for resources.
Should you have any questions, concerns or suggestions on this matter please discuss them with your classroom teacher or school principal.
Thank you for your continued efforts as we strive to prepare our students for the ever-evolving world of the Internet and social media.
LEGO Robotics Team Success!
Our LEGO® Robotics team went to St. John’s this past weekend to participate in the 2018 Provincial FIRST Lego® League competition. They worked hard to design and code their Lego® robot to maneuver through a simulated outer space environment performing awesome tasks along the way.
Our team came home with two awards! They were recognized for their awesome teamwork and collaboration skills (2nd Place - Core Skills) - the judges were very impressed.
They were also recognized as one of the most promising teams to watch and received a "Rising Star" award from the judges. The judges were so impressed that they encouraged the team to put their skills to work in the ROV competition happening later this year.
Great job, team! Excellent, work!
Terry Fox Run Success!
Once again, our students and parents have shown tremendous support for the school’s Terry Fox Run. This was our 14th year of participation in the event. This year, we surpassed our $1200 goal by raising $1,485…a wonderful response…thanks!
Thanks to the tremendous support of people like you, that gives us a grand total of $18 746(since 2005)
Questions about Busing?
The NLESD has a number of resources available on its website to help answer the most common questions regarding busing. We encourage you to take a look at the site by clicking here.
There is also a bus safety video which highlights students expectations and emergency evacuation procedures. Our students practice these drills each year. You can view the video by clicking here.
We have also placed a couple of NLESD documents about busing on our documents page.
Please note that Hillview Academy attempts to maintain an Allergy-Friendly and Scent-Friendly learning environment for our students.
Food products which contain (or may contain) allergens that place students at risk are not permitted at the school. Presently, we have no food allergy restrictions at the school; however, be aware that allergy alerts may change at any time.
The use of scented products is also restricted. Students, staff, and visitors are not permitted to use strongly scented body products (i.e. aerosols, sprays, perfumes, colognes) at the school; in addition, these products should not be applied prior to arrival at school.
We thank you for your help in considering the safety of others.
Check out our Documents section for recent school memos and other information.
We typically have a small supply of healthier snack choices that comply with the Food Guidelines for schools. Be aware that there may be some days that certain items will not be available.
The Item Price List is as follows:
Bottled Water $1.00
Milk (white & choc) $0.55
Cheese String $0.75
Gold Fish Crackers $0.75
Cookies (Bear Paws) $0.75
Ice Cream (Fridays only) $1.00