Meet Ms. Marie

m/w/f Mornings, t/th morning & afternoons

I grew up on a farm in the south of Ireland and graduated from University College Dublin with an Honours Degree in Geophysics. I worked as a geophysicist in Calgary for a few years before my husband and I had our three kids.  Our son is now 18 and our twin girls are 16.  While raising our children, I spent a lot of time in the Preschool classroom as a parent volunteer and co-chair! I went on to study Early Childhood Education and teach in the same classroom!  I love to do crafts and play board games with my family when we are not busy running between activities. Going for a bike ride, hike, or curling up with a good book are some of my favourite ways to unwind.

I am very excited to be returning to my tenth year at HHBH Playschool. I am thrilled to work and play with your kids in this fun, caring and nurturing environment. Through hands-on learning and observation, it is so lovely to witness each child’s growth into confident capable learners. I can’t wait to see you all in September.


Meet Ms. Liz

m/w/f Mornings & t/th mornings

Hi!  My name is Elizabeth Dennis, but I have shortened it to Ms. Liz.  J I am a mother to 2 incredible children who are 15 and 11 years old.   They are going into grade 10 and grade 7.

I have been working with children in various settings for over 18 years and have taught Preschool for the past 7 years.  I am very excited to be joining your children in the HHBH preschool classroom and can’t wait to meet all the new and returning families in September.


2018/19 Playschool Committee

The Playschool Committee includes the teachers (non-voting) and a group of parent volunteers who manage the affairs of the Playschool. The committee holds monthly business meetings on the third Tuesday of every month which are open to all Playschool parents. Feel free to contact our playschool committee with questions or concerns.

Teachers - Marie Benedict & Elizabeth Dennis
Chairs - Lyndsey Bristow & Kathryn Hluchy
Vice-Chairs - Christina Winger & Kirsten Bell
Registrar - Christian Hluchy
Treasurer – Audrey Simon
Non-Executive Coordinator - Lindsay Alleyne
Class Liaison – Sarah Lambe
Marketing & Communications – Carol Sin
Secretary – Anita Petigara
Education Director (HHBH Community Association) - Patricia Leahy

Contact the playschool committee at

Elections for open positions occur at our October AGM for the following school year. Consider joining our committee! It's a fun way to get to know other Playschool families and influence your child's development first-hand. If you are interested, please send us an email.