"Nurturing responsible individuals, together"

Dear Parents and Guardians;

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is developing a provincial student attendance policy. To help create the policy, Nova Scotians are invited to share ideas on how to improve student attendance at school.

Please visit one of the websites below to view background information and access a survey to share your thoughts:

The survey is open until July 8, 2016. Parents/guardians, students, staff and members of the public are welcome to participate.



Dr. Arthur Hines School is located in Summerville, Hants Co., with a population of 112 students, 8 teaching staff, and 4 educational assistants. We are fortunate to have a dedicated staff, an active and supportive Parent Support Group and close affiliation with the Hants Shore Community Health Centre. The HSCHC provides support with our breakfast, lunch and Active Healthy Kids programs and personel to run these programs.

Welcome and thank you for taking a look around our school web page.  We hope that you find it a useful tool to find information and learn about what we do everyday.  To the right you will find some information regarding student attendance, school improvement goals (called CSI),School Board and Parents Group information and communication strategies. (click on success and communication)  You will also see information regarding upcoming school events and important dates.  This is updated daily and is an excellent resource for you to keep up with what is happening at the school.

We are now a "Nut Smart" School.  Information regarding this change as well as information about anaphylaxis can be found on this page (below) and by clicking on the Caregivers Tab at the top of the page.

By clicking on the Caregiver's tab, you will be directed to a page that contains links to information that includes our lunch menu and activity schedule. 

You will also find links that take you to copies of current and past school newsletters, staff contact information and a variety of other links that will keep you up to date.

The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board is hosting a career expo for those who may be interested in working as an Educational Assistant, School Secretary, Bus Driver, Janitor or Cafeteria worker. Please click on the link below for further information.

Documents and Forms    School Closure Procedure Information
   Report Card Descriptors
   Ticks and Lymes Disease Info - NS Public Health - May 21016
   AVRSB Self-Identiciation FAQ's
   Learning Disability Conference Information

News and Events

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016

    No School - June 23, 24, 27 & 28  

    Marking days and organizational day for staff

  • Monday, June 27, 2016

    Gr. 5 and 6 closing at 6:30pm  

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Last day for all Grades. Report Cards given to Gr. Pr - 6 - Dismissal at 11:20am