News and Events

Thursday, May 25, 2017   Pre-Primary Registration Day    

- No School for Mrs. Rathbun's Grade Primary class

Friday, May 26, 2017   Pre-Primary Orientation Day    

- No School for Mrs. Rathbun's Grade Primary class

Wednesday, May 31, 2017   Grade 5 Orientation at WHMS 9:30 - 11:00    

- Bus leaves shortly after 9am and returns in time for lunch

- Open House for parents 6:30-7:30pm at WHMS

Friday, May 26, 2017   Grade 5 Activity Day at Avon View High School    

- Rain date is May 29th

Saturday, June 10, 2017   DAHS 50th Anniversary Open House    

- 1:00 - 3:00 pm

-Everyone welcome



"Nurturing responsible individuals, together"



New year and new initiatives for students and teachers

As we head into year two of Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education, there are many more exciting initiatives for students at all grade levels‎ this school year. 

This fall, students in grades primary to 3 will benefit from hands-on learning, including using floor robots to learn sequencing and programming. Students in grades 4-6 will benefit from Innovation and Exploration Kits that include Spheros and Makey Makey invention kits.   Students in grades 7 to 12 will learn coding through events, such as the Hour of Code and STEAM Olympics, and courses‎, such as Computer Programming 12. Coding promotes problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking, creativity and innovation.  These skills are not only‎ related to learning math, science and the arts, but‎ they are also directly linked to many careers, including computer programming and the marine industries.

With the province's first literacy strategy for students in all grades, there will be a greater focus on the teaching ‎of‎ reading and writing and the development of 
oral communication skills.  Reading Recovery support has been increased for grade 1 students. Students in Grades 4 to 6 will have a renewed curriculum, with more time for literacy and math. Class caps are expanded to grades 4 to 6.

To help more students succeed in math, additional ‎supports will be made available for both teachers and students. Career education outcomes will assist students as‎ they begin thinking about their futures and the many possibilities ahead. To learn more about what‎ is new this year, go to to sign up for ongoing updates from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.






Dr. Arthur Hines School is located in Summerville, Hants Co., with a population of 96 students, 12 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.