Bike to School Week! (May 29-June 3)

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Next week is bike to school week!         bike

We are encouraging all of our students to bike or walk to school every day!  Each day a tally will be taken to see how many students in each class participated.  The class with the highest participation will win a pizza party.  Students that live out of our catchment area are encouraged to participate by getting dropped off close to the school where you can still bike or walk the rest of the way!

Please remember that a bike helmet is mandatory and parents and students need to walk their bikes on school property to ensure the safety of everyone.


Bike Drive!

Do you have a bike that you are no longer using?  Attached please find information about a used bike drive at Brennan Park.

bike drive june 3rd


Canada Day Celebrations!

We are celebrating Canada Day and Canada’s 150th birthday early!  On Thursday, June 1st  we are encouraging everyone to wear red and white and decorate themselves with anything Canadian! As part of the celebrations we  will be having a bike parade about 2:00 and encourage students to decorate their bikes in red and white!

GHE Admin Update

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has been a busy week here at GHE with lots of administrative changes. As you now know, Erin Boisvert will has been assigned as the new Principal effective August 1, 2017. Erin is joining us from Whistler Secondary as Vice Principal, and has a wealth of knowledge at the elementary level. I know Erin quite well and I know she is going to fit in very well here in our school community.

I also wanted to let you know that Chris Matheson, current Vice Principal at GHE, has been placed in the District Principal pool , but will remain at GHE as Vice Principal next year. Mr. Matheson has made a great impression during his first 3 weeks at the school and I know everyone is really excited for him to continue on with us next year.

Finally, I am happy to announce that we have also been assigned a 2nd Vice Principal for next year! Monica Martin is joining us from School District #93 (CSF) and brings a wealth of French Immersion experience. Ms. Martin is very excited to be joining our school community and I know she will fit right in.

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Boisvert and Ms. Martin to our team, and also in congratulating Mr. Matheson!

Have a great weekend,

Brayden Gordon –  Principal



School News!

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Here is what is happening this week at GHE!


BOKS –  at 8:00 am

Swimming Lessons –Mrs. Kindree & Mrs. Newell’s classes


Mountain Bike Practice Ride – students in grades 3 -6 are welcome to join the Mountain Bike team.  Information and permission forms were handed out today and their first practice ride is Wednesday, May 17th at 3:15.


Open House Gallery Walk – 6:00 – 7:00.   Everyone is welcome to come by and stroll down the halls to see some great work our students have done!

Swimming Lessons –Mrs. Kindree & Mrs. Newell’s classes

Mountain Bike Practice Ride at 3:15

BOKS –  at 8:00 am


PAC Meeting at 9:00 am

IMPROV – Improv started today!  The next class will be Monday, May 29th.   There are still a few spaces left in the after school group for the grades 4, 5 and 6 students.

SPORTS DAY – Sports Day is on June 16th.  Volunteers will be needed to help run the concession.  There is a signup sheet for volunteers is at the office and the shifts are only one hour long!



May 18th       – Open House Gallery Walk 6:00 – 7:00

May 22nd        – Victoria Day – No classes

June 2nd         – Pro D Day – No classes

June 16th        – Sports Day

June 29th       – Last day for students



2017 Input Survey for the Principal at GHE!

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Dear GHE Parents,

In preparation for the upcoming change of the principal at your school, School District No. 48 is seeking your input into the selection process. Please complete the survey linked

Thank you in advance for your input.

Jody Langlois

Assistant Superintendent of Schools

School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky)

604-892-5228 |

School News and Welcome Mr. Matheson!

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Welcome to Mr. Matheson!

We are all excited to welcome our new Vice Principal Mr. Matheson to GHE!  Look for Mr. Matheson outside in the mornings and after school.  Mr. Matheson is excited to get to know all the GHE families so be sure to stop and introduce yourself!



BIKE RODEO TOMORROW – All students are invited to participate in our bike rodeo that is happening tomorrow!  Students that would like to participate need to bring their bike and a helmet.  Each class will take a turn and students will have their bikes checked for road safety and then participate in a bicycle ride test.  For the safety of everyone, please remember that parents and students need to walk their bikes when arriving and leaving school.

BOKS – BOKS tomorrow morning in the gym!



CLASS PHOTO – Thursday is class photo day!  Each class will have their photo taken and each student will receive a copy of this photo at no charge.

FREEZIE SALE – After school by the PAC room.  $2.00 ea.

LEGO COMPETITION – It’s the 4th Annual GHE Lego Competition!

Thursday May 11th 7 – 8pm. Arrive at 7:15pm SHARP – $5 Registration per person

Register as an individual or group

Bring 200 pieces of your own lego and get ready to build.  You will be given a building topic on the night.

Questions: contact


FRIDAY, MAY 12TH – PRO D DAY – Friday is a Pro D Day so classes will not be in session


Below is a list of upcoming activities.  Please note that Sports Day has been changed to June 16th.


May 11th      – Class photos

May 11th       – Lego Competition

May 12th       – Pro D

May 18th       – Open House Gallery Walk 6:00 – 7:00

May 22nd       – Victoria Day

June 2nd        – Pro D

June 16th       – Sports Day – PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE

June 29th      – Last day for students


Farewell, Mr. Lorette!

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Today is Mr. Lorette’s last day as Principal at GHE.  We had a school assembly to say good bye and good luck!.

Below is what some of our grade 6 students had to say and there are also some photos attached.

Thank you to Mr. Gordon’s class for organizing this assembly and to the classes that performed!

Farewell Mr. Lorette we wish you the very best!


Farewell, Mr. Lorette

May 5th, 2017

Mia – Can everyone please stand QUIETLY for the signing of O’Canada in both English & French.


Mia – First we would like to start off by thanking all of you for being here today we would also like to acknowledge that we are on the Sko-ho-mish Nation territory and are very lucky to be in such a beautiful place.

Lauren – Before we get to Mr. Lorette, we would like to acknowledge students achievement. Recently many students entered the Carney’s Waste Poster Contest, and we now have the names of the winners. Can the following students please come to the front when your name is called.

(names called and prizes given)

Lauren – Mr.Lorette, even though you have only been at our school for three years you have still made such a big impact on all of our lives. You have seen three years of kids come and go and I know that we will cherish this memory until you go. This day is very emotional I know but don’t worry there with still be visits even when it snows. You made kids smile even when they were down. You always worked for a cause never for applause, live life to express not to impress. And I think I am speaking for all of us when I say good luck on your new job, Mr. Lorette.

Mia – As we all know today is Mr. Lorette’s last day as GHE’s principal that he has been for three years. Now he is going to another job as director of instruction and we know he will be an amazing one too. We want you to know that all of us will miss you so much parents, students, staff, and especially Mr.Gordon. Our school was lucky when we got you as a principal because you are kind, fun and thoughtful. Now I have been here since kindergarten and I have seen principals come and go before but you are my last principal at this school and you were an awesome one to end with.

Samara – I have also been here since kindergarten and I have realized that this school is unique and it takes someone as unique as you to run it. Mr.Lorette is one of those individuals, he is a hard worker and dedicated to making our school a better place. You were the perfect fit for our school but we also know you will be the perfect fit for your new job. We will miss you.

Evelyn – As some of you may know Mr. Lorette is a very good guitar player and drummer. Some of you may have seen him in a talent show or at a Christmas concert, and you can agree how good he is. We like how much you’re dedicated to your job and put all your hard work into making our school a better place. We are happy to have a principal that loves his job as much as you do. We just really want you to know how much we are going to miss you and we are proud of the job you have gotten and you totally deserve it.

Evelyn – the grade 6s

Samara – are graduating

Lauren – this year and

Mia – you are too!

All – This is for you Mr. Lorette (give him the Grad 2017 sweatshirt)


Evelyn– Now here is Mrs. Grantham, Mrs. Bowden/Babuin’s class, and Mrs. Lowe/Minkus’ class with a song just for you…


Samara – Thank you very much Mrs. Grantham. Here is Mr. Gordon with a few last words.

Mr. Gordon – Thank you and introduce PAC Chair, Arndrea Scott

Arndrea Scott – (Thank you and gift for Mr. Lorette)

Mr. Lorette – (Thank you speech)




GHE News – May 1, 2017

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TALENT SHOW – the talent show is fast approaching!  May 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  The PAC will be looking for baking donations to sell at the show.  Baking can be dropped off at the office during the day of May 4th.   VIP seating is $15.00 per seat to guarantee a seat in the first two rows.  Tickets can be bought at the office.  Entry fee to the show is $2.00 ea. And $10.00 for a family of 5 or more.  Entry fees will be paid at the door.  Students are reminded to get their time into the office!

LEGO COMPETITIONIt’s the 4th Annual GHE Lego Competition!

Thursday May 11th 7 – 8pm. Arrive at 7:15pm SHARP – $5 Registration per person

Register as an individual or group

Bring 200 pieces of your own lego and get ready to build.  You will be given a building topic on the night.

Questions: contact


PAJAMA DAY! This Friday May 5, to celebrate Mr. Lorette’s last day at our school, G.H.E  is throwing a pajama day.  Anyone who would like to participate is welcome.  Pajama day is to help Mr. Lorette have a relaxed last day at our school.

FREEZIE SALE – The 7 French Immersion classes will be selling jumbo freezies as a fundraiser for their field trip to camp summit. They will be selling them for $2 each at 3pm this coming Friday the 5th and Thursday the 11th from the PAC room.

They would like to thank Nesters Market in Squamish for donating the freezies in support of our students.


IMPORTANT DATES  Please be sure to make note of these dates:

May 2nd        – BOKS starts

May 4th         – Talent Show

May 4th         – Hot Lunch

May 11th      – Class photos

May 11th       – Lego Competition

May 12th       – Pro D

May 18th       – Open House Gallery Walk 6:00 – 7:00

May 22nd       – Victoria Day

June 2nd        – Pro D

June 9th        – Sports Day

June 29th      – Last day for students