Check our Grads!
24 Nov 2016

Check our Grads!

Our HFS Grads of 2017 were thrilled to get their grad sweatshirts and hats last week! Don’t they look great?!


Remembrance Day
24 Nov 2016

Remembrance Day

Our students marked Remembrance Day with a special assembly where our Student Council Citizens Committee performed a tribute to fallen soldiers. We were also honoured to have Willie Glaser, a World War II Jewish war veteran, come to share his experiences with our Grades 5 and 6 students. Students wore the yarn bracelets they had received at our Dress Down Day the previous Monday, where...

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Little Travelers Club
02 Nov 2016

Little Travelers Club

Starting in the month of November, our Kindergarten students are participating in the “Little Travelers Club”. Each student had to complete a “passport” and each month they will “visit” a different country by doing special activities and completing their own research on the country. The first country we’re visiting is China. One of the activities is that we will be trying to collect 100 tags or stamps...

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School-wide Read-a-Thon
02 Nov 2016

School-wide Read-a-Thon

It’s on!! We are very excited to launch our 2016 school-wide HFS Read-a-Thon. We’re promoting literacy while teaching our students the importance of helping others. Once again, we are proud to support The JNF initiative: A Modern Park for Halutza which will not only benefit children in Israel, but will also instill a valuable mitzvah of children helping other children. Following the evacuation of 21...

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Emoji Explosion!
31 Oct 2016

Emoji Explosion!

There is an EMOJI EXPLOSION in Room 304 English! To promote creativity and use of descriptive language, the students in Room 304 are looking at emojis in a very unique way. They are looking at specific emotions that various emojis display and are coming up with adjectives and synonyms that they could use in order to make their writing more interesting and entertaining.


Share the Warmth: As seen on Global News!
21 Oct 2016

Share the Warmth: As seen on Global News!

We were completely inspired by the response to our Dress Down Day for Share the Warmth this week. Our boxes were overflowing with donations of winter clothing for those in need. Sun Youth will be picking them up on Wednesday next week. Thank you all so very much for supporting such a wonderful initiative and thank you to the Dress Down Day Committee and HFS staff...

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HFS in the News
21 Oct 2016

HFS in the News

Once again, we are so honoured to be featured in the news! This time it’s about our spectacular Math results. Click here to view the story in The Suburban.  


A pioneering new feature at HFS…
16 Sep 2016

A pioneering new feature at HFS…

In our continuing efforts to be forward thinking and to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded educational and developmental experience for our community, we are proud to implement a new feature at HFS this year – Mindfulness. Featured in TIME magazine and hailed by psychologists and child development experts as an effective method of focusing attention and awareness, the practice of Mindfulness has been proven to...

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A-Ha Moment
16 Sep 2016

A-Ha Moment

“One morning, I stood at the fence watching all the children line up after the school bell had rung. The lines were straight and teachers had begun to lead students into the school.  It was then that I noticed a heartwarming moment at HFS…  A teacher stepped out of line with a student who had just had a moment of sickness, got another teacher to...

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Feed the Truck
16 Sep 2016

Feed the Truck

On Wednesday, September 14, our whole school participated in Federation CJA’s Feed the Truck initiative. Every student filled a grocery bag with non-perishable kosher food items and brought it to school, where we “fed” the truck with our bags! The food will be distributed to families in need. What a wonderful and meaningful experience it was for our students and the morning was filled with...

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