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Final Exam Schedule

Posted on: January 7th, 2020 by Andrew MacDougald

January 27th: SMA for Math 521A and Math 521B

January 28th: Block A

January 29th: Block B

January 30th: Block C

January 31st: Block D

Home and School January Update

Posted on: December 16th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Home and School News, January 2020

Affecting Change in PEI’s Education System

Resolutions are developed around issues that will affect positive change in our school system for all students’ benefit. Your Home and School’s resolutions will be considered at the 67th Annual Meeting & Convention on April 18, 2020.  What are the issues that are impacting student learning, student wellness and safety?  Check online for help with writing resolutions and/or contact the federation office.  Deadline to submit resolutions: Jan. 3, 2020.

Extra Mile Award

Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education / admin assistant, custodian) for the

PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award.  Submission deadline is: Jan. 17.  More

details are online at:

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week | Extra Mile Award

National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, Feb. 10-14 provides opportunity for Home and Schools communities to recognize the hard work of our teachers and school staff.  Form a special committee to plan something special to say thank you!

Annual Home and School Reports

Presidents of Home and School Associations are asked to submit an annual 1-2 page report  detailing your Home & School Association’s activities for this school year.  Reports will be inserted into the Federation’s 2019-2020 Annual Book of Reports. If you need assistance, call 620-3186 | 1-800-916-0664 |  Please submit your report to the Federation office by Feb. 28th.

What’s on your Home and School meeting agenda?

The PEIHSF works to help parents become better informed and more involved in their student’s learning.  Join in the educational conversations through Local Home and School Associations.  When you receive information from the Federation, add those topics to your Home and School agenda for discussion at your meetings.  Topics may include: PEI government is returning to an elected school board;  school food, student/staff wellness issues, youth vaping, bullying, etc.

If you have questions about the above info, please contact us at or 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664

Other ……

How to start a book club for small kids
A book club for small kids isn’t all that different from your typical neighbourhood version.

How can parents support their children’s development as writers?  What does the research tell us about effective strategies for teaching writing? Check writing resources at:  Reading Rockets – Writing

The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results indicate that Canadian students remain among the top 10 performers in the world. Of the 79 countries and economies that participated in PISA 2018, Canada ranked fourth in reading, 10th in mathematics and sixth in science.  The Canadian report can be found at 

Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation Inc.
Shirley Smedley Jay, Executive Director
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PE C1A 7M4
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“A school needs to be a place for all children, not based on the idea that they are all the same, but that they are all different.”

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.”Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted on: November 27th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Please note, the Gray Cup has been cancelled.h

CG Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on: November 6th, 2019 by Mary Whalley

November 7th (6:30pm-9:00pm) & November 8th (9:00am-1:00pm). If you are needing an interpreter for your interview, click here for more information.

Key Club

Posted on: November 6th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Twenty-four Colonel Gray students traveled to Nova Scotia this weekend to participate in KEY LEADER, a leadership training weekend with 70 students from the maritimes.

Duke of Edinburgh

Posted on: November 6th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Over 50 students completed the Adventurous Journey component of the Duke of Edinburgh Award this fall. Congratulations to all participants.

Provincial Forest Envirothon 2019

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

The Provincial Forest Envirothon is part of the international education which attracts Island high school students who are interested in the environment. Students explore options and issues in various natural resource sciences. Teams participate in field tests on the four core subjects like species identification, soil profiles, measuring forest products, identifying wildlife habitats and much more. Students are given a challenge relating to real world environmental issues. Teams must develop ideas and strategies on how to deal with the issues in an effective, efficient and cost effective manner and then as a group, present their recommendations to a panel of experts.   11 teams from 9 different schools from PEI participated in 2019 PEI Provincial Forest Envirothon Competition at Brookvale Nordic Center and Camp Keir. Colonel Gray team included Vee Chatterjee, Riddhima Upreti, Destiny Fraser, Aiyana Pritchard and Lillian MacIsaac.

Grade 12 Information and Post-Secondary Night: Tuesday November 12th, 7:00

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Click here for details.

Start Time: 7:00
Location: Lecture Theater Colonel Gray
7:00-7:30 – School Counsellors present on Grade 12 Year “Plug in – Check in – Begin”
7:30-8:00 – Advisors from UPEI and Holland College to provide an overview of each institution.
8:00-8:15 – Break out Session #1
8:15-8:30 – Break out Session #2
8:30-8:45 – Breakout session #3

Haunted Basement is Cancelled.

Posted on: October 28th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are cancelling the haunted basement. Our apologies to any problems this may cause.

Grad Photos: October 30th – November 7th

Posted on: October 17th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

GRADS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS of the class of 2020:   HECKBERT’S  STUDIOS will be set up in the school library Oct 30th to Nov.7th photographing our 2020 Graduates. Please note: every grad must have their photo taken.  The two options are a paid FULL SESSION (for those students interested in purchasing a photo package from Heckberts) and a free COMPOSITE photo.  Students need to choose the correct sign-up link.


COMPOSITE ONLY LINK: Composite session only (free 1 shot)  

For more information visit or contact by email: or text/ call Kristen 902-314-6035.