Halifax West Students Receive Funding to Build 3D Scanner

HWHS 3D scanner club

A group of talented local students have received the chance to participate in an innovative project to design and build a 3D scanner at Halifax West High School. The project will employ the use of “Raspberry Pi” cameras and software to allow high resolution images to be captured and sent to an existing 3D printer.

The students working on the project include members from the school’s Programming Club, alongside those from several classes. They view it as an opportunity to give back to their school community, by creating a system for public use.

The school has acquired funding for supplies from the NSTU Program Development Assistance Fund and Brilliant Labs.  Mr. Watt believes this is an unparalleled experiential learning opportunity which will provide students with the technical and cooperative skills needed in future endeavours.



Please like & share:

Apollo 11


Enactus from Dalhousie University will be hosting a High School Business Incubator Session Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd at Halifax West High School. This is an opportunity for students to meet current Dalhousie Business Students and learn how to explore and pitch business ideas. Students that wish to further develop a business idea or work with other students to explore new business ideas are asked to see Mr. Watt or Mr. R. MacLean in Room A310 to find out more and register for this unique experience.
You may also download and print this ENACTUS HWHS Field Trip Consent Form, complete and return to Mr. Watt or Mr. Richard MacLean by Wednesday, March 30th.

Apollo 11 Business Incubator

Please like & share:

Fine Arts and Technology Course Fair – Friday, January 15 (Lunch Hour)

On Friday, January 15th the Fine Arts and Technology Department will be hosting a Course Fair.

If you are a grade 10 or 11 student and need more information about the Fine Arts and Technology Courses offered in 2016-2017, we invite you to a one-day event to explore the nature of these courses and make the best decision for you.

During the lunch hour on Friday, January 15th you can visit the following teachers in the classrooms designated to test drive our courses and help you with your course selections for next year.

Mr. BurttB217Music 11 Band
Music Vocals
Music 12 Band
Beginner Guitar
Ms. CrossB223Drama 11
Drama 12
Ms. FitzgeraldB329Visual Arts 11
Mr. KennedyB216Production 11
Mr. LutesA334Electrotechnologies 11
Mr. McIntoshB324Film and Video Production 12
Design Tech 11
Ms. PerryB327Visual Arts 12
Mr. ThorntonB216Production Tech 12
Home Trades 12
Computer Programming 12
Mr. WaddenB320Communication Tech 11
Communication Tech 12
Multimedia 12
Mr. WattA310Applied Networking 11

For Course Descriptions please visit see the Course Selection Handbook 2016 – 2017


Please like & share:

NSCC Visits


Mike Duggan, recruitment for the Nova Scotia Community College, will be coming with Arts faculty, Matt Corkum, to HWHS to talk about the visual arts opportunities offered through NSCC. They will be speaking during lunch, starting at 12:30, on November 4th in Room B327 (Ms. Perry’s art room). All are welcome!

Please like & share:

NSCAD Tours and Reach out Program


Ruby Boutilier, recruitment officer for the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, came to visit with HWHS Visual Arts 12 students on Thursday, October 1st.  She wants any students interested in NSCAD U. to get in touch with her with any portfolio or admissions questions. She left information (catalogues and cards) with Ms. Perry in room B327 if you’re interested.  Also the university is happy to offer tours and the continuing education department is constantly offering classes including a portfolio prep course.  Watch for March Break workshops specifically for high school students coming up after Christmas break.

Check out NSCAD U. at www.nscad.ca/

Please like & share: