News and Events

Monday, January 29, 2018   Registration for Pre-Primary Program    

Do you have a child who will be 4, on or before December 31, 2018, who lives in the Dr. Arthur Hines School catchment area? If so, please call the school at 902-633-6300 to register for our Pre-Primary Program. This program runs Monday to Friday, 8:20am to 2:20pm, program with some flexibility. Parents are responsible for student transportation. For more information, please call the school.

Monday, January 29, 2018   Registration for Grade Primary    

Do You Have a Child Starting School in September 2018? - Do you have a child who will be 5, on or before December 31, 2018, who will be starting Grade Primary in September, at Dr. Arthur Hines School and is not currently registered in our Pre-Primary Program? If so, please call the school at 902-633-6300, as soon as possible, to register.


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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.