Oct. 17 / 2019


This week, York School students joined over one million school-aged students across the country to cast ballots in a parallel federal election held by Student Vote Canada 2019. Through the ICE Programme our young Canadians have been researching today's most pressing issues, discussing the future of our country, and evaluating which political party will be most capable to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our school's student voice will be joining those of over 9,500 schools, representing all 338 ridings; Student Vote results will be released just after the official federal election. If you have a Grade 9 student at York, ask your young citizen who they think you should vote for on Monday.

For a deeper dive into the election issues and process, students also attended the interactive play The Election, which explores ‘the intersection of Indigenous, Settler and Newcomer experiences with the political process.’ With a live vocal score, this play asks: ‘Do we have a voice and does that voice count?’

The York School is proud of our teachers for organizing the event and our students who are actively engaged in shaping the country they call home.



At the prestigious Fulford Debate Tournament last week, York School participants brought home some hardware, winning the Senior division.

Participants included Shoshana Iny, Stuart Boyden, Mia Feldman, and Ruby Grinberg. Senior students participate in Cross-examination style for the first two rounds and Parliamentary for the final round. Students in each division prepare and debate both sides of a topic during the first two rounds and the final round is impromptu.

Grade 9 National Take Our Kids to Work Day - Wednesday, November 6th 2019

The York School, in cooperation with The Learning Partnership, is once again pleased to be involved in the National Take Our Kids to Work Day initiative. Over 1.3 million students at 75,000 workplaces across Canada have taken part in this program over the past 16 years.

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, Grade 9 students across Canada will go to work with a parent, relative, or adult friend. Students who are unable to accompany a parent, relative, or adult friend to their workplace will be matched, if possible, with a volunteer host. Some students, for example, may go with a classmate’s parent.

Grade 10 Parents - Don’t Miss our Introduction to Grade 11 and the Diploma Experience

On Tuesday, October 22nd, at 7:00 pm, we will be presenting the Diploma Programme to interested parents, and particularly grade 10 Parents. You will hear from Dawn McMaster, our IB Diploma Coordinator, as you are introduced into the marvellous world of Diploma courses, the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge, and all things Diploma.

Grade 11 Parent Coffee Morning

On Thursday, October 24th, at 8:30 am, please come and join us to discuss how things are going in grade 11. David Hamilton, our Senior School principal, will be joined by Elissa Kline-Beber, Director of Wellness, Sarah Charley, Director of Citizenship, David Hanna, our Director of University Counselling and Dawn McMaster, our IB MYP and Diploma Coordinator and Director of Curriculum. We look forward to sharing a cup with you.

WE Scare Hunger Food Drive (Oct. 15th - Oct. 31st)

As part of The York School’s commitment to the WE organization, we are holding our annual WE Scare Hunger food drive to benefit Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank from Wednesday, October 15th - Thursday, October 31st. Each grade is responsible for bringing in specific items. Every item brought in is a point for your grade during the Colour Clash! 

Please see the list below to see what your grade is responsible for and where you can drop off your food. Thank you for participating in WE Scare Hunger!

  • How do I drop off my food?

    • First - Check in with your homeroom teacher and show the food items you have brought in to receive a sticker.

    • Second - Head to your grade’s collection bin to drop off your cans!

    • Grade 11s and 12s - Please drop your cans off directly to your grade’s collection bin!

      • Where is my grade’s collection bin?

        • Grades 6, 7 and 8: Middle School Commons on the fourth floor

        • Grade 9: Cafe (near G9 HRs)

        • Grade 10: In front of IT and the Citizenship Office

        • Grade 11: Learning Commons

        • Grade 12: Lounge across from room 210

  • What food can I bring in? Each Grade is assigned specific food items to contribute to the drive. 

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Senior School Athletic Practice Schedule

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