FEBRUARY 14 / 2019


Is winter camping even relevant anymore?

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Last week, Grade 9 ICE classes participated in Winter Camping at YMCA Camp Pine Crest. This experience, which is central to the ICE students' study of the impact of winter on the Canadian identity, was led by ALIVE Outdoors instructors and our ICE teachers. In the face of uniquely challenging winter weather, students showed resilience, perseverance, and positive attitudes while working together on all aspects of winter camping.

Upon returning to school, students reflected on their blogs why this experience is deemed an important opportunity, and its impact on their own character. Chloe Liptay writes:

"I think that winter camping is included as part of our year because of the unique experiences that it offers. Winter camping gives each of us a completely different set of responsibilities than we normally would have in our school lives, and these responsibilities require us to work together and make memories that we could not have made in any other way." Find Chloe's blog here to read more.

Way to go Grade 9s!

See more photos and videos here and here.


Each year a group of grade 11's travel to India during March Break to volunteer at Global Pathways School. We have a special connection with the school as the founders of the school are the previous Head of York School and Head of the Junior School. Currently, a past Grade 9 ICE teacher, Jim Brickell, is the Principal of Global Pathways School.

The students travelling to GPS enjoy two weeks of volunteering in the classrooms, taking field trips with the classes, enjoying recess on the play structures that have been donated by The York School community and spend time with students in the classes and their homes.

Before departing on this adventure we collect donations to take with us in duffle bags to hand out to the community. This years' wish list is here. If you have any of the following items stored away in your closets and are looking to find a new home for these items, please bring them to The York School, there are bins in the Gathering Place to deposit the items. We will be collecting these items until Monday, February 25th. Many thanks in advance for your donations.

-The Global Pathways School Team

Also - Global Pathways School Day - Wednesday February 20th!

Wear green, white, orange, pay what you like, making a contribution towards technology at GPS


Are you interested in learning more about leadership?

Want to start your own club or activity, but not sure where to begin?

CIS Ontario Thrive Student Leaders 2019

Theme: Joyful Engagement
TMS Upper School 500 Elgin MIlls Road East
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 5G1
Saturday, February 23, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Participants: Grade 7-12 Students

Cost: $40 per student, students must arrange own transportation

* Limit of 4 MS & 6 SS students from The York School*

What is the conference about:

Students from CIS schools across the GTA will gather at TMS on Saturday Feb 23rd. Students will participate in seminar discussions on topics relevant to their leadership in school, and network with others in a similar role to foster collaboration in the future. Students will also be taught skills for problem-solving in their own unique leadership environments.

Want to go?

Please answer a few questions on this application form.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Pak rpak@yorkschool.com

Ms. Pak


Our next sessions for the Athlete Institute will be for High Performance basketball  led by NBA and International Shooting/Skills Development Coach, David Nurse. This is a great opportunity to come and learn and develop your basketball skills.If you partake in The York Basketball community you should sign up for at least 1 of these sessions that are being offered. Sessions are scheduled for Friday, March 29th to Sunday March 31st. You can sign up using the google form by clicking here.


Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times.  

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