From the Office

We’ve been pretty fortunate this winter with the El Niňo effect and we’ve been enjoying the break from the tough winter weather we’re known to receive in December other years. Last week we enjoyed our Christmas Family Fun Night as well. I was surprised and very pleased we got to set up another eighty or so chairs from what were already set up. It was once again a wonderful evening for the students and their families filled with singing, time for activities and an opportunity for everyone to stop and catch up with other families and friends in what is always a busy time of year. Thanks for attending if you were able to be here.

Plans have again been under way for a while to have our annual Christmas Dinner on Friday. Miss Smith has the event organized and jobs are in hand for everyone here, including the high school students who are always expected and expecting to take part. Thanks again to everyone for your food and various contributions that make the day and the lunch a good time for everyone. We’ll again have some School Community Council Members, and some School Division members in attendance as they always enjoy these kind of student days at Hanley Composite School.

This month starts some changes in our staffing again. We’ll be needing to say good-bye to our one intern, Miss Vanderpost. Thanks for all your work and planning and preparation and good luck with the remainder of your studies next semester! We’ll miss you.

Just a reminder that the Hanley School Community Council-produced Community Calendars are in at the office, and can be picked up any time. The cost is still $10 and it looks great. Thanks for all your support to the SCC as the funds raised are directly spent by the SCC on something for the school and students.

We’ll be back after the holiday with a short three weeks to finish off some units and prepare for final exams for high school students. Exams will fall in the last week of January, with a PD day scheduled for Friday, January 29th so teachers can work on marking finals and preparing grade 7-12 report cards set to go home on February 4th.

That’s all for now. For further information and updates from the students and classrooms, check out our school website at http:// As always, Mr. Anderson and I would love to talk to you if you have time to drop by the office or give us a call. Talk to you soon.

Chris Tucker