Dormitory Activities

Routine Weekly Activities:

Students are encouraged to pursue physical activities, enjoying the outdoors in their free time. On Wednesday afternoons, they are welcome to join the planned volley ball game in the gymnasium. Some of the other activities students enjoy are skateboarding in the large parking lot and sledding on the steep hill behind the school in the winter. They may also choose to go for a walk to the point or go for a refreshing dip in the lake.

Shopping excursions to Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville are periodically planned for the students.

Worship is held every morning before school and every evening before Study Hall. Students are expected to attend and participate in this special time.

In their free time, students may go to nearby shops like Sobeys, Tim Hortons, Lawtons, Shoppers Drugs and Subway.

Friday Evening Vespers is held at 7:00 p.m. at Sandy Lake Academy. It is mandatory for the dorm students to attend.

Sabbath Program:

At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning we attend Grace Harbour Church, which meets at Sandy Lake Academy. Students have the privilege of planning and participating in Sabbath School and the Worship Service. This is an excellent opportunity for them to become competent in leadership positions. Occasionally we make visits to other churches and/or to a local park in the afternoon.

Daily Routine on School Days

Time                            Student Responsibilities

7:00 – 7:30 a.m.           Wake Up and get dressed for school

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.           Breakfast – students sit together to eat breakfast. Students pack their lunch bags.

8:00 – 8:10 a.m.           Worship – All students must attend.

8:10 – 8:20 a.m.           Students prepare to leave for school.

8:20 a.m.                      Students must be out of the dorm. The dorm is locked at 8:45 a.m. Students must take all their equipment with them, as they will not be allowed back in the dorm until after school.

8:20 – 3:40 p.m.           All students are in school.

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.           All students must attend to their assigned duties for the day.

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.           Free Time

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.           Dinner and Clean Up

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.           Free Time

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.           Evening Worship – All students must attend.

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.           Study Hall

9:00 – 9:30 p.m.           Free Time

9:30 – 10:00 p.m.         Prepare for Bed

10:00 p.m.                    Lights Out. Everyone is expected to be in their own rooms on school nights.


All students must bring to school for their own use:

  1. Water Bottles
  2. Lunch Bags
  3. Small Containers in Which to Place Lunch Items