Recruitment Campaign for the House of Commons Page Program

Each year, 40 students graduating from high schools and CEGEPs are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program. Pages are undergraduate students who are registered as full-time students at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region. They work on a part-time basis during their first year of study.

In the Chamber and around Parliament Hill, Pages live and breathe the history and action of one of Canada’s oldest political institutions. They are responsible for a wide range of tasks directly related to Chamber activities, and have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Parliament by playing a role in the rich traditions of the Canadian parliamentary system.

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about the Page Program, and how you too, can become part of this incredible experience.

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Spirit Wear

Looking for a Christmas gift?  Check out our new Spirit Wear!  It is available to be ordered through the main office.  All orders must be in by November 10th.

Yearbooks are available for pre-order at the main office.  $40 for a personalized yearbook until November 23rd.  After the 23rd, yearbooks will no longer be personalized and will cost $45.

Orange Shirt Day- September 29th

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

This  Friday, September 29th, wear your Orange Shirt.  There will be shirts available to purchase.

Ła Bała Sgan- Welcome Back


Ła Bała Sgan. We welcome you back for another year of learning!

We are excited about our new year.  Charles Hays Secondary School is a dual track school with a French Immersion Program and offers Sm’algyax and French as second language courses.  The school has a strong academic program, a growing trades program, a vibrant fine arts program and a hockey academy.

Communication is always difficult when you have over 700 people learning and working together in one building.  Every year we try to improve communications by adding another layer to what already exists.  This year we have linked our twitter account, @CHSSSD52, to our new website, and we will be posting a Weekly Bulletin on the website with the events of the following week.  Last year, we added a CHSS APP which is available for free on both android and apple devices, you just look for the CHSS logo (see above) and download it.

It is no surprise that our data shows that students who attend their classes daily are the ones who successfully complete their educational programs.  So, we want to encourage you to do two things while a student at CHSS;

  • Attend all of your classes
  • Stay positive and have a growth mindset

When students invest in their education by attending daily and believe that they can improve and do well, they are successful.  It does not happen easily, it requires work and determination.  No one can do it for you, it is up to you!

That being said, we do offer a lot of support at CHSS so don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it from your teacher, the education assistants in your classes, our aboriginal family resource workers, the counsellors or the administrators.  Our goal is your success!

We want to wish every student a positive and successful year at Charles Hays Secondary School!!

Wayi wah!

S. Pond, Principal

K. Leach, Vice Principal

C. Rourke, Vice Principal

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Welcome back students and parents! The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. We look forward to another great school year at CHSS!