News & Announcements

Grade 3 and 6 EQAO assessments begin May 23, grade 9 assessments on June 5

Beginning Tuesday, May 23, grade 3 and 6 students will begin EQAO assessments of reading, writing and mathematics. Grade 9 students will complete their assessment of mathematics, beginning on Monday, June 5. Please check with your individual school for exact assessment dates.

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2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available. School will start on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Winter holidays run between December 25, 2017 and January 5, 2018, and March break runs from March 12 to March 16, 2018. The last day of classes will be Thursday, June 28, 2018. The 2017-18 School Year Calendar contains detailed […]

EXTENDED: Safe, Caring & Inclusive School Surveys for parents/guardians

We are committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for everyone to help our students learn and succeed. One way for us to find out how best to do this is to ask students in Grades 3-11, staff and parents/guardians how they feel about their school and interactions with teachers and other students. […]

Students play, teachers learn during May 5 PD Day

While students were away from the classroom on Friday, May 5, more than 1,000 secondary teachers hit local movie theatres—to learn. District 24-Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) members participated in a TED talk-inspired session, delivered by their colleagues and community members as part of a day of learning on a range of topics.

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Official school opening at Vista Hills Public School

On May 4, the Hawks swooped-in and officially unveiled Vista Hills Public School to more than 300 students, parents, staff and community members. Vista Hills has taken pride in ensuring there are opportunities for collaboration and creating a learning hub for the residents of the community.

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Grand Opening A Tremendous Success – Thank You VH and WRDSB Community!

The Vista Hills Grand Opening ceremony was an extremely memorable experience for all in attendance.  The event opened, as our school did on the first day of school, with the entertaining VH Hawk Line Drumline (including our very own Mr. Ripley), who received all guests as they entered the front doors and sparked the excitement […]

Grand Opening Day is Here – Join us Tomorrow!

The Vista Hills community is ready to celebrate our first year of enhancing student achievement and well-being with our Grand Opening celebration, set for tomorrow, Thursday May 4th from 6:30 to 8:00.   There will be a special ceremony at 6:30 in the school gymnasium, with many special guests and dignitaries joining us, including:   […]

HERO Review a Huge Success – Keep the Conversation Going at Home!

During the month of April, the focus at Vista Hills was a review of our HERO attributes – HOPE EFFICACY RESILIENCY OPTIMISM. We have had a great month of reflection, discussion, activity and sharing.  And our goal is to spread the word in the Vista Hills community, with the hope of speaking the same language and […]

Friday, May 5, is a PD Day for all students

Friday, May 5, 2017, is a Professional Development Day for all elementary and secondary schools, which means students do not need to be in school. Below you will find a summary of how teachers and staff will spend their day. Teachers Elementary and secondary teachers will attend full-day professional development activities with their union groups. […]

GRAND OPENING WEEK at VH – Celebrate With Us! May 1st is Music Monday & Flag Pole Gathering

We will kick-off our grand opening week tomorrow with our Flag Pole Gathering to start the week.   We will begin at 8:45am.  The advanced choir will lead us in the singing of O’Canada, and the entire school will join to sing our “Music Monday” song.  Music Monday is an annual initiative that brings together […]

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