Senior School - December 1 / 2017



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This past week we had two teams participating in the CAIS tournaments. Our Varsity Girls Basketball team travelled to Gray’s Academy in Winnipeg and had a great tournament! The girls made it to the Division II Finals but lost in a close game to St. Mildreds. Congratulations to all of the players who played.

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On the East Coast, our Varsity Boys Basketball team played at Sacred Heart School in Halifax. It was a special CAIS tournament for the Varsity Boys who were the Cinderella of the Tournament. The Team finished first in their pool, then knocked Selwyn House off in the Quarter Final, and lost to tournament finalist Halifax Grammar School. Great showing, Gladiators!  Congratulations to all our athletes who played in these tournaments.

Students Listen to John Tory’s Upcoming Budget Objectives Live

Nine students from Ms. Kerr’s Business and Economics classes had the great opportunity to listen to Mayor John Tory discuss Toronto’s upcoming budget objectives for 2018.

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Thank you to our generous donor who made it possible for our students to have this experience! Our students felt very honoured to be part of the Canadian Club luncheon. Here are some of the students’ thoughts on the Mayor’s plans:

“I found the strategies that Tory planned on using to monitor the traffic to be very intriguing. Also, I think his attempts to keep the tax rate in line with the rate of inflation to be very wise.”  Mike Barrack

“Something that I found interesting was how the mayor brought up the topic of policeman trafficking intersections and checking speeding. How they are trained for more, shouldn't be in such positions.”  Reuben King

“Seeing John Tory speak was incredible. His honesty and depth regarding some of the pressing issues like the King street project and increasing TTC ridership was extremely interesting and is something I can truly see around me.”  Harrison Solish

“I really liked John Tory's enthusiasm towards improving traffic flow in our city. The gridlock on our roads affects my commute every day and I look forward to seeing it improved.”  Elliott Vavitsas

“I found listening to the mayor speak of how toronto's property tax will continue to be pegged to the inflation rate, regardless of the government's spending increasing by almost 1%”  Josh Sofer

“Hearing about John Tory's rationale behind what issues he has determined to be the most urgent to allocate the city's budget towards was really interesting. I am now curious to research further into the various opinions Toronto citizens and politicians alike have on his decisions.”  David Marcuzzi

“Listening to the Mayor made me realize that even for the simplest budget proposals getting all stakeholders to agree poses a great challenge.”  Niklas Brenninkmeyer

For more on his full speech, you can find it here

ICE Ottawa Excursion

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From November 22-24, the Grade 9 students spent their days investigating Canadian identity in our nation’s capital. To gather evidence in this search, students explored the city’s historical monuments, visited Parliament, attended Question Period, and toured Canada’s War Museum, National Gallery, and Museum of History.

ICE Winter Camping Parent Information Night - December 7th at 6:00 p.m.

All Grade 9 parents are invited to attend an Information Night on Thursday December 7th at 6:00 p.m. Ms. Lossing, an ICE teacher, and Craig Lawrence, the owner of Snow Forest Adventures, will be present to review all aspects of the trip with parents. We will review the details of the excursion, explain preparation and packing, and answer any questions.

Senior School Play: ZAP! 

The cast of Zap! 

The cast of Zap! 

Join us for our production,  ZAP!

  • Dates:  December 1 and December 2, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: 1320 Yonge Street;  Drama Room
  • Tickets: You can purchase your tickets HERE.

Important Dates: 

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