Fall 2018: First Day of School Information

The first day of school is on Tuesday, September 4th. Returning students should arrive at 9:00 am and new students should arrive at 10:00 am.  Students will go to their homeroom, where they will receive their schedules. There will also be a school-wide assembly. All students will be dismissed at 12:00 pm that day.

For more detailed information, please see the THSS calendar


Calendar of Events: May 2018

May 1-2: Dogwood scholarship presentations
May 2: Voices Carry diversity event 7:00 pm in the rotunda. This invitation is open to all parents and secondary students.
May 14: Grad table sign-up at lunch in room 2145
May 14-15: Grade 8 Inquiry projects showcased
May 15: PAC meeting (AGM and elections) at 7:00 pm in room 2032
May 18: Dry Grad waivers and Safe Ride Home Plan forms due
May 16: Grade 8 assembly 9:00 – 9:45 am in the rotunda
May 18: Visit from BC School for the Deaf
May 21: Victoria Day – no school
May 22: Non-instructional day – no classes for students
May 24: Notification goes out to grads that are not meeting requirements
May 28: TA starts at 9:30 am
May 29: Aboriginal Awards at The ACT 6:00 pm
May 30: Grade 7 Day (all grade 8 students stay home)
May 31: Music concert in the rotunda 7:00 pm

THSS Voices Carry

On Wednesday, May 2nd THSS is running the 3rd annual Voices Carry, which is a diversity event sponsored by the Fruit Salad Organization (FSO).

Voices Carry will take place in the THSS rotunda at 7:00 pm

This invitation is open to all teachers, support staff, community groups, parents and secondary students.

THSS Voices Carry Poster 2018

Booking Student-Led Conferences for April 26, 2018

Our next student-led conference date will be held on:

Thursday, April 26, 2018 (1:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm)
There are no classes for students on this date

Conferences can be booked on the Parent Portal. For more information on booking please read the attached parent brochure: Booking Student Led Conferences

The Thunder Galleria of Fine Arts: April 13

Thomas Haney is pleased to present a night of Art, live music, film and performance. Join us on Friday, April 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm for the Thunder Galleria of Fine Arts!  Admission by donation.


2018-2019 District Calendar

The Board of Education approved the 2018/19 and 2019/20 District School Calendars. In accordance with School Calendar Regulation, the calendars were submitted to the Ministry of Education for approval.

2018 2019 District Calendar

Both calendars are posted at http://www.sd42.ca/district-school-calendars/.

Grade 8 Welcome Information

April 5, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Now that the grade 8 registration process has closed, we wanted to write to you to welcome you and your child to Thomas Haney Secondary School. We eagerly anticipate working with your family over the next five years to assist your child in reaching his/her goals as a member of the GRAD CLASS OF 2023! Thomas Haney is an exceptional school that affords our students unique opportunities which cannot be replicated in a traditional school.

We will host an Open House Welcome for our incoming grade 8 students/parents on Thursday, May 10th at 7:00 pm. We will have a presentation in our rotunda followed by an Open House highlighting our student work areas etc. We will also be available to answer questions. It is strongly recommended that all families attend this important evening as it is our first chance to meet as a group and start the transition process to high school.

We will then welcome our incoming grade 8 students on Wednesday, May 30th from 8:30 am – 2:20 pm. Students will be introduced to our unique model, have a chance to meet and interact with fellow members of the grad class of 2023, meet teachers and senior student mentors, and have fun! We will also provide a BBQ lunch. We have a cafeteria and a school store, so you may wish to send your child with a few dollars of spending money.

We are pleased to offer our incoming grade 8 students the opportunity to attend the BC Student Leadership Seminar in Surrey, BC on April 25th. This is one of Canada’s best student leadership events and it is an excellent opportunity for our new students to connect with like-minded peers as well as connecting with our leadership teacher, Mr. Carriss. We have a limited number of seats available for grade 7 students, so if your child is interested please fill in the field trip form attached below and return (with payment) to the THSS office, attention Mr. Frend. You may also email questions about this to Grant_Frend@sd42.ca

We are excited to offer our incoming grade 8 students the opportunity to audition for Impact Dance Academy. THSS Fine Arts staff work with Danielle Gardener (So You Think You Can Dance finalist/Team Canada choreographer) to offer our students a chance to incorporate high-level dance instruction into their high school experience. Students continue dancing with their home studio(s) while participating in our academy. Auditions are Thursday, April 19th at 8:45 am at THSS. Please confirm your child’s attendance by emailing Mrs. Evans at Shelley_Evans@sd42.ca

We are pleased to announce that our Peak Performance Pod will be continuing this September. The Peak Performance Pod is a class for grade 8 students who are heavily involved in athletics or performance arts and wanting to increase their health and conditioning. More information on the program can be found at: http://schools.sd42.ca/thss/peak-performance-program/. If you are interested in applying for this program please complete the application form (see attachment below) and return to Ms. Woloszczuk at Anne_Woloszczuk@sd42.ca. You may also reach out to Ms. Woloszczuk with any questions about this program.

Next, we kindly ask that if your child has been in French Immersion in grade 7, please email Ms. Woloszczuk. We will put all grade 7 immersion students into the same French block next year. As well, if your child is interested in our band program, please email Ms. Woloszczuk. We have an outstanding band program and would we would very much like to provide this opportunity to your child.

Much of our curriculum is available online for students to access 24/7, therefore it is our recommendation that students bring an inexpensive laptop to school with them. Generally, we don’t recommend tablets as there are sometimes compatibility issues that occur. We do have some laptops available for loan for students who don’t have their own device, but these are signed out on a block-by-block basis and not loaned overnight. Again, we strongly recommend that students bring a laptop from home. If your child will NOT be bringing a laptop to school next year, please email Ms. Woloszczuk so we can make a note.

We look forward to meeting your family on May 10th, and we are excited to welcome your child to Grade 7 Day on May 30th, 2018.  Please feel free to contact me at (604) 463-2001 if you have any questions.


Grant Frend

Application for Peak Performance Pod

Permission Form – Leadership Seminar

Important Dates to Remember: April 2018

Upcoming Events:

March 30         Good Friday – school closed

April 2              Easter Monday – school closed

April 4              Group grad photo near the water fountain at lunch

April 13            Thunder Galleria Fine Arts Display from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the rotunda and Art wing. There will be art, music, film and light refreshments. All are welcome to attend!

April 16, 17      Grade 9 inquiry projects showcased on April 16 from 12:40 – 2:30, and April 17 from 9:00 – 12:00. Parents welcome!

April 16            Grad meeting 10:00 am (rotunda)

April 17            PAC meeting 7:00 pm (room 2032)

April 17            Life After High School Transition Resource Fair for students with extra support needs 6:30 – 8:00 pm (rotunda & Great Halls). Free admission. All parents of high-school aged children are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.

April 18            Gr 8 rotation ends (block D)

April 19            Gr 8 rotation 3 ends (blks A, G, H)

April 20            Gr 8 rotation 4 begins (blocks D, G, H)

April 21            Annual Fundraiser Dinner “Taste of Spring.” The night will feature entertainment as well as a live dessert auction, local craft beer tasting and prizes.  6:00 – 9:30 pm in the rotunda. Click here to purchase tickets.

April 23            TA starts 9:30 (no Y block)

April 23            Gr 8 rotation 4 begins (block A)

April 25-27       Sightlines Theatre presents The Diary of Anne Frank at 7:00 pm (there is one 12:30 matinée on April 25 only). Tickets: $10.00 ($8.00 for students and seniors). Please contact Shelley Evans to reserve tickets: (604) 463-2001 ext. 58431

April 26            Student-Led Conferences 1:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm (no classes) *sign-up information to follow

April 27            Grad banquet guest forms are due

April 30            Non-Instructional Day

April 30            District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) Diversity Event for Parents: presenter Ivan Coyote 7:00 pm (room 2032). All parents welcome.


Sightlines Theatre Presents: The Diary of Anne Frank

Thomas Haney Secondary’s Sightlines Theatre is proud to present the multi-award-winning play, The Diary of Anne Frank, dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.

April 25: matinée at 12:30 pm
April 25, 26 and 27 at 7:00 pm

Tickets are $10.00 each ($8.00 for students and seniors)
Please contact Shelley Evans at 604-463-2001 (ext. 58431) to reserve tickets


Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance

Over the years, Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance has helped many families, providing much needed reimbursements for out-of-pocket costs. The Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance school distribution program is moving online.

All partner school boards can now access kidsplus.ca/resources for information about Kids Plus™ which they can use on their respective websites, e-newsletters and social media. The main website at kidsplus.ca will continue to be available for parents to purchase coverage, access claims forms and full plan information online.

Effective this September 1st, there will be some changes to Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance policy that will impact Active Plan holders. Permanent Total Disability coverage will be reduced from $360,000 to $100,000 and Dismemberment or Total & Permanent Loss of Use from $200,000 to $100,000. They will continue to offer the benefits families use most, such as dental treatment and eyewear, with no increase in premiums.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the new promotional landing page, Kids Plus™ Client Service Specialists would be happy to assist you. You may contact them toll-free at 1-800-556-7411 or email kidsplus@ia.ca.

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