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Dr. Arthur Hines Elementary School

75 Musgrave Road
Summerville, Hants Co., Nova Scotia B0N 2K0

Tel: (902) 633-6300,
Fax (902) 633-6303


 Principal: Shelley Regan
Secretary: Crystal Laffin

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Dr. Arthur Hines School is an elementary school within the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education located in Summerville, Nova Scotia. Summerville is located in Hants County on the picturesque Hants Shore approximately 30 minutes from Windsor and 55 minutes from the capital city of Halifax.

Dr. Arthur Hines School has a faculty of 15 teachers and support staff, and is home to 103 students. We are a Primary to Grade 5 elementary, with a Pre-Primary program for 4 year olds. In addition to our academic programs, we offer students a full range of after school sports programs, a healthy lunch program and a breakfast program.

We operate and maintain a beautiful garden in the northwest portion of our property.
Each year students and teachers select the vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs that will
be grown. Students, with support of staff, volunteers and members of Hants Shore Health Clinic,
plant the seeds. During the summer, the community helps maintain and weed the garden.

In the fall, we celebrate the harvest by using what we have grown as part of our healthy lunch program and in October we have our harvest Festival, with the help of our grade 5 class. Students prepare work samples that reflect the importance of our garden and work is viewed by community members.


Shelley Regan Principal
Administrative Assistants
Crystal Laffin School Secretary
Custodial Staff
Tracy Sanford Custodian
Rebecca Turner Custodian
Elise MacRae Custodian
Danielle Porter Custodian
Educational Assistants
Wanda Wood EA
Shelley Schaefer EA
Shaunda Robinson EA
Mary Sanford EA/Breakfast Program Volunteer
Jean Blaxland EA
Karen Rick Library
Support Staff
Jean Crawford Hants Shore Health Clinic
Amy Lake Healthy Lunch/After School Co-Ordinator
Teaching Staff
Steve Carrington Guidance Counsellor
Melissa Heffernan Grade 1;Student Support
Lorraine MacCormack Resource/BIRT
Keshia Laffin Music
Kerry Pemberton Math Support
Jocelyn Hunter-Butler Grade 2/3
Jackie Allen Physical Education
Erin Patstone Grade 3/4;Grade 4 & 5 French
Danene Margolian Grade 1;Reading Recovery
Cheryl Clark Grade 4/5
Allison Friars Grade Primary