Principal's Message


View the December edition of the Sands Video Magazine above. To view episodes from previous months, please visit our Video Archives. 

To stay up to date on school information by viewing the January 2018 Newsletter.
Varsity Boys Basketball 'Hilltop Tournament'
The Varsity Boys Basketball Team will be hosting its annual Hilltop Invitational Tournament Jan 10-13th, 2018.  Sands opens play on Thursday, Jan 11 @ 8:30pm.
Course Planning - Parent Information Evenings
Students will be selecting courses for the 2018-19 school year from February 5-22.
Parents are invited to information sessions on the following evenings.

January 22 (6pm) - Parents of students entering Grade 8 in September 2018
February 13 (6pm) - Parents of students entering Grade 9-12 in September 2018

Sands Secondary Graduation Photo Sessions
Grad photos are scheduled for Jan 23-26. Registration is now open for Graduation Photo Session Appointments.  Click here for more information.
Flex Time
Sands has implemented Flex Time into the daily schedule. Please click here for information regarding Flex Time. The weekly bell schedule can be found here. Students should now be signing up for Flex Time classes online using Student Connect. Parents are encouraged to offer the school feedback on Flex Time by completing this short survey.
I.D.E.A.'s - Back by Popular Demand!
Every Friday, I.D.E.A.'s Recreational Drop-In is held from 3:00-5:30pm. Students from Grades 8-12 are invited to drop in, play games and hangout with friends. I.D.E.A.'s is free of charge and snacks are provided! 

Spain & France 2019 - Travel to Europe next Spring Break!!

Please click here for information regarding the Spring Break 2019 trip to Spain & France.  Information meeting Thursday, January 25 at 7 pm in the school library.  The travel agent will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions.

Download the Sands Secondary App!

The Sands mobile agenda app is personalized with the school calendar, timetable and has a direct link to the school website. You can also receive push notifications sent out by the school to inform you of upcoming events, schedule changes, advise you of school closures, and other news. To download the app, please click here.

Stay Connected

We will be posting updates about school events throughout the year on Twitter and FacebookI encourage you to connect with us as another way of staying informed about what is going on in and around the school. 

Please check out our Calendar of Upcoming Events to find out about other important events taking place at the school.

The staff at Sands is here to support you so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call on me or any member of the staff.


Mr. A. Akune, Principal