If parents would like to donate a non-perishable food item to the Northeast Avalon Food Bank please send it with your child to school.  If you are wondering about what to donate tomatoe sauce, canned tomatoes and Kraft dinner are options.

Thursday Thanksgiving assembly hosted by Grade 4

Friday No school as teachers are participating in Professional Development

Monday No school Thanksgiving holiday


This entry was posted on October 5, 2015.

Skate Swap!

Print form from here

September 28th, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We will be holding a skate swap on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 throughout the day. If you have any old skates that you would like to donate, please send them into school on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Have your child bring them to their classroom teacher.

Please fill out the bottom form or write a note in your child’s agenda indicating the skate size needed. On Thursday, we will have teachers available to help your child find new skates. We cannot guarantee that there will be a size for your child even if you donate. However, if you need new skates, but do not have a pair to swap, that is absolutely fine.

This activity has been a great success in past years due to the generosity of our parents. Please dig out any gently used skates, give them a quick cleaning and send them in for another child to use.

Please Note: If your child does not need new skates, but you have skates to donate, all donations will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Please fill out if needing new skates. Pass into your child’s teacher no later than Wednesday, September 30th for organization purposes.



Child’s Name:____________________________________


Skate Size needed: _______________________________

This entry was posted on September 29, 2015.


rowan2Congratulations to Rowan Clarke of Holy Trinity Elementary in Torbay, NL.   Rowan recently won the Canadian Parents for French Heather Huxter Memorial Story Writing Contest for grade four French Immersion.  Rowan’s story was titled ‘Un voyage incroyable’.  Rowan received her award from Principal, Mrs. Peddle, on September 11, 2015.  Rowan received a plaque and  $100.00.  Congratulations, Rowan!  We are very proud of you!    Bravo to all the grade four French Immersion students  who participated in last year’s annual provincial French story writing contest!

This entry was posted on September 28, 2015.


Just an update on busing:

We are presently working through the assigned seating and courtesy riders.  This should be completed by the end of the week.  Thank  you for your patience.



This entry was posted on September 28, 2015.

Terry Fox Walk

Date: Sept. 24th, 2015

Re: Terry Fox Walk

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Tomorrow, September 25th, we will do our annual Terry Fox Walk.  Every year we participate in this event that is near and dear to everyone’s heart.  Last year we received $12, 948.25 and was recognized by the Terry Fox Foundation for the dedication shown by the families of Torbay.  We certainly have been a big part at keeping Terry’s dream alive.  We would like to invite everyone who is available at the time of our walk, to come and join us.  It’s supposed to be a nice day weather wise.

This year we invite people to wear purple on our walk to remember Mr. Darryl Pye who held Terry’s cause close to his heart and led us in this walk for many years.  We have purple wrist bands to give all students tomorrow.  We ordered extra and will pass them out to other participants (parents etc.) as long as they last.  Also there are special stickers for you to wear if you want to remember someone special on the walk.  You can get them at the office.  While we have lots, I’m not sure how long they will last.

Morning Kindergartens will do a morning walk and anyone coming to join this walk can meet at the Kindergarten entrance at 10:40.

The regular walk will take place at 1:15 pm.  At 1:15 we will have a practice fire drill to assemble on the parking lot (Road closest to the field) Therefore, we ask parents to wait and meet us outside.  The doorways and hallways need to be clear for the fire drill.  We will have both RNC and Fire Truck escorts for our walk.

This year the Primary students will do a different walk due to construction on Mahon’s Lane.  We will walk down Marine Drive, turn left on Motion Lane and continue on Motion Drive back to Marine Drive and onto school.  Parents on this route may join in as you see us coming.  Other parents joining us from school may park over by the church.  The elementary students will do their usual walk down to Jones’s Pond and back.

We look forward to seeing you at the walk if you can make it.



Staff @ HTE

This entry was posted on September 24, 2015.

HTE has an app!

Check out the HTE app by following the instructions under the parent section above!

This entry was posted on September 21, 2015.