Personal Narrative Writing

Shortly after starting semester two, the Grade 11 TOPS students wrote a short piece for their English course based off a TEDTalk that they watched. They drafted a countless number of rough copies before coming up with personal narratives that conveyed emotions of loss by “showing not telling.”

YMCA Camp Pinecrest

This week, the Grade 11 TOPS students visited YMCA Camp Pine Crest to relax after a stressful weeks of summative evaluations and exams. They participated in a number of exciting activities, including snow tubing, backcountry skiing, high ropes, toboggan building, and snowshoeing. In the opinion of many participating students, the highlight of their trip was the unique opportunity to build …

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Get Excited for Math!

This week, the grade 10 and 11 classes were visited by Mike Miniou from the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing to learn about real life applications in the field of mathematics. He discussed how an education in math can lead to careers in finance, medicine and computer science.