IB Program Information Session

On Monday, February 8, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) will host an information session for parents/guardians of current Grade 9 students interested in learning more about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. The virtual meeting will take place at 7:45 p.m., with the link to be posted on the Holy Heart of Mary school website. Families will be able to access further details on the program, ask questions, and evaluate whether the IB Program could be of benefit to their Grade 9 student.

The IB Program is an internationally recognized university preparation program which aims to educate students through comprehensive curriculum to become creative, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and globally aware citizens. The IB Diploma program is presented with close consideration of complying with provincial diploma requirements as a challenging alternative for those who seek to expand their educational horizons. The Program offers high quality international education to a worldwide community of schools and is recognized as such by post secondary institutions. There are more than 900,000 IB students in over 140 countries.

The IB Program is provincially sponsored by the NLESD and any student in the province may apply to attend. The NLESD’s IB Program is hosted at Holy Heart of Mary High School in St. John’s and students who enroll are required to attend in person at that school.

Complete information on the NLESD’s IB Program is available here: http://www.holyheart.ca/ib/

For families who may be interested, current Grade 9 students should apply by Tuesday, February 16, 2021 for consideration for placement in the IB Program for September, 2021.

Virtual Science Fair


The Eastern Newfoundland Science Fairs Council will be hosting a Virtual Science Fair during the 20-21 school year. The Science Fair will take place in mid April of 2021. The best projects from both virtual fairs will be selected to compete in the Virtual Canada Wide Science Fair in May 2021.

All students are welcome to participate!

For more information please see your science teacher!