The Harbour View Choral Ensemble is a choir comprised of students, of Harbour View High School. They perform regularly at school functions and at various venues in the area. The choir sings a variety of music from a number of different styles and historic periods. The choir has represented New Brunswick and Canada at various national and international events.
The Harbour View Chess Club meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at lunch in room 326 during the winter months. Many of our players have taken part in the district, provincial and national Chess Tournaments. Players of all standards are welcome to come along, learn the game and improve their skills. Contact Mr. Bidgood for more details.
The annual, provincial, competitive drama festival happens each year in May at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Students and teachers are able to direct and/or write one act plays to the festival and perform them at one of two theatres on the campus. Students are adjudicated publicly after the show by people involved in professional theatre and then adjudicated privately where they receive feedback from theatre professionals on various aspects of their shows. Awards are given out at the end of the week by the adjudicators in each theatre. It is a wonderful week for students to see what high schools around the province are doing in their theatres!
Envirothon is a provincial and North American wide academic competition. Throughout the school year, students increase their knowledge about environmental science topics such as soils, forestry, wildlife and aquatics. Students in Grade 9 though 12 may participate. Students compete in teams of five. Students attend workshops and field trips with other students thoughtout the province.
HVHS Freethought is a club that promotes critical thinking. Meetings are held every Thursday at noon in room 204. Through discussion, presentations and readings students are encouraged to arrive at their own opinions on issues relevant to them. Topics discussed include, but are not limited to, alternative medicine, archeology, astrology, astronomy, atheism, Bigfoot, creationism, democracy, homeopathy, pareidolia, skepticism, etc. All opinions are welcome, particularly when they are supported by cogent arguments.
Gay Straight Alliance
The Harbour View High School Gay Straight Alliance is a school based support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (GLBTQ) and heterosexual youth. Its focus is on creating a union of GLBTQ and straight youth that enriches our school community by helping us to learn about each other, to respect and embrace our differences and to promote an environment that is welcoming and accepting to all.
Global Youth Services Day
Our Viking students continue to make the world a better place. We work to support charities, encourage others to donate hair for wigs, collect vegetable seeds for a self-sustaining garden, and work to provide farm animals to a community in need. We are proud of the work our GYSD team does each year.
Students from a variety of interests join the Harbour View Haunted Halloween team each year to construct a harrowing experience for one and all. Approximately 20 plus students design and decorate the “dungeon” of HVHS to make it a scary experience for visitors; one to remember.
Library Book Club
HVHS Library promotes the enjoyment of reading by offering a Library Reading Book Club. Student participation in a variety of themed Book Club events is recognized with incentives, rewards, group discussions, and free luncheons. As a non-athletic extra-curricular activity, involvement may be applied toward the White Letter achievement award.
Mountain Bike Club
Cross Country/Mountain Bike Club is for the adrenline seeker. Bike outtings take place at Rockwood park in the fall and late spring. Bikers must have experience with biking in small trails with lots of roots and rocks. This is not for the faint at heart. Members must have their own bike to participate.
Springtime brings our annual musical production to the stage at Harbour View (and sometimes The Imperial Theatre stage!). Rehearsals begin months in advance for this huge undertaking. Teachers, students, parents, and the community are all involved in making this awesome experience a success each year.
HVHS's student newspaper, Harbour Views, comes out at the beginning of each month. The paper covers various school activities (arts, sports, theatre, choir etc) as well as highlighting the academic achievements of Harbour View's students. The paper is available in paper form at various locations around Saint John as well as at the school. It is also available online. Newspaper staff meet periodically in Room 309. Listen for the announcements or see Mrs. McDonald for more information. Everyone is welcome. Click here to read our newspaper.
HVHS is a Renaissance school. Renaissance is a program supported by Jostens which works to reward student acheivements — whether they are academic, extra curricular, or personal. The staff of HVHS strongly believe that recognizing the accomplishments of our students helps to promote the striving for excellence we encourage. Each semester students who have acheived honours or high honours and students recognized as being examples of positive attitude and behavious are invited to breakfast or a pizza party. They also receive a reward card to be used throughout the school year.
The tradition of SCENES began many years ago as a fun evening of theatre in the Winter. It began as a venue for student playwrights to showcase their small scenes. Within the past seven years it has evolved into a two nights of one act and short scenes performed by Theatre Arts 120 and various students in the school who want to write, direct, and act in scenes they've written or scenes from other pieces of theatre. It's a great way for students to get their feet wet in all aspects of theatre.
Each year HVHS Student Council participates in the Annual Saint John's Santa Claus Parade. Students volunteer their time to construct and decorate the float during lunch hour, after school or on occasion during a day they may not have school.