May 28

Department of Education–Homework Survey

166009862-puppy-eating-homework-gettyimagesThe Department of Education is developing new homework standards for students from grade primary – 12. A new provincial homework policy will help schools be more consistent in the type of homework students receive. It will also ensure that homework is directly connected to the work students are doing in class and tailored to an individual student’s age, grade and learning needs.

The department would like your feedback on a draft set of homework standards. We want to know if you agree with the standards, and if you think they will help make homework an activity that enriches students learning.

Please take some time to complete the following questions about the draft homework standards. This site will be active for you to provide input from May 19 to June 12, 2015. Input received through the consultation will help in the development of a final policy for implementation in September 2015.

The survey can be found by clicking here: Homework Survey

If you have any questions about the consultation process please contact Dianne Marshall ( or 902-424-3448).

May 14

Significant Repairs Approved for Bicentennial!

cropped-Bi-high-school-photo-2014.jpgPlease read this exciting letter from our superintendent regarding some much needed repairs to our building.

Apr 30

Come one, come all, to our 2015 Spring Fair!

When: Saturday, May 30
Time: 11:00 to 1:00
Where: Bicentennial School

Click Here for the Flyer

Click Here for a list of Silent Auction Items

Apr 26

News for Grade 9 Parents!


  1. Exams will be held in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math in June. The exams are based on the work done since September 2014 and count for 10% of the year’s grade. Students will write in their homeroom classroom in the morning. A brief study period will be provided after morning attendance; the exam will start at 9:30 a.m. and will run until noon. Regular classes will resume in the afternoon.

Monday June 15 English Language Arts

Tuesday June 16 Social Studies

Wednesday June 17 Science

Thursday June 18 Mathematics*

*Students will need calculators for the math exam. They will NOT be allowed to use their cell phones as calculators for the exam.

  1. The Spring Fair has been scheduled for Saturday May 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Home and School is looking for parents who are willing to help. Send an e-mail to Laura McAvoy – – to offer your help.
  1. The Grade 9 dance has been set for Thursday June 25 at the Banook Canoe Club. A group of Grade 9 parents will be meeting soon to plan the dance. We will send an e-mail with time and date of the meeting so that all who are interested may attend.
  1. Grade 9’s have been invited to an orientation session at Dartmouth High. A date in May is yet to be determined.
  1. Course selection is complete. There should be a parent double-check on Power School to ensure accuracy. Contact Guidance if there are questions/concerns.
  1. Students may need a refill of their pens, pencils and loose leaf to make it to the end of June!

Apr 20

Please Complete Our Parent Survey

gtgIn the HRSB we are dedicated to providing a high quality education for every student every day. We’re committed to making every school a great school, but we can’t get to great without you. Your voluntary participation in this survey will help us to identify the strengths and challenges at your school, so we can do our part to enhance the opportunities every school holds for students to learn.

You can get to the survey by clicking on this link: Bicentennial Parent Survey

Apr 20

No School Wednesday

pt_interviewsThere is no school for students on Wednesday, April 22nd. Teachers will have professional development in the morning. Parent teacher interviews will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 and 6:00 to 8:00. Elementary interviews are by appointment and will be held downstairs in the classrooms. Jr. High interviews are on a first-come-first-serve basis, and will be held in the gym.

Apr 20

Grade 9 Photos on Thursday

FullSizeRender (10)Grade 9 students will have their pictures taken Thursday, April 23rd. These photos will be available to order, and will also be used for our annual grade 9 composite photo. There is no sitting fee, and all students are asked to participate.

Apr 14

Sports & Recreation Fair

We are hosting a Sports & Recreation Fair in the school gym Thursday night at 6:00pm. It’s a great opportunity to find out what’s going on in your community. There’ll be information on camps, teams and other programs for youth. Free pizza will be provided! Everyone is welcome!

Apr 14

Home & School Meeting

Our next Home and School meeting is Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30pm. New members are always welcome, and anyone interested in helping out with the Spring Fair is encouraged to attend.

Mar 31

Wear Blue for Autism Awareness Month! #LIUB

LIUB logo

Attention All Bicentennial Students and Staff!

April is Autism Awareness Month, so on Thursday, please wear Blue to show that you support Autism Awareness for our school, our community, and our world.  

If you want to learn more, visit these sites:

Autism Nova Scotia-
Autism Speaks-
Autism Society of Canada-

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