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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Grade Ten Ottawa Trip

This week, the grade 10 TOPS students went on their annual trip to Ottawa. The itinerary included historical Canadian sites such as the Byward Market, the War Museum, the Diefenbunker, and the Aeronautics Museum. Students also had the opportunity to go dog sledding and skating on the Rideau Canal.

Regard Your Good Name

This week, students in the grade 9 English class learned about each other’s names. They each gave a 3 minute presentation about the meaning of their name, what it means to them, and a funny story associated with it. This activity gave students an opportunity to brush up on their oral skills, preparing them for the weeks ahead.     …

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Building Seismographs

The grade 12 AP Physics class has finished their summative projects that involved building a seismograph from scratch. Through many months of hard work, they used their skills in circuit-building, soldering, engineering, and teamwork to complete this incredibly challenging project.

Jobs and Endeavours

This week, grade 9 careers students presented their summative career presentations. They were required to explain their future ambitions and goals, as well as keep their fellow classmates engaged during the presentation through creative activities.

English Fishbowl Seminars

This week, the grade 10 English classes participated in fishbowl seminars on The Great Gatsby. Students had in-depth discussions about themes and topics that were prevalent in the novel. They constantly challenged each other’s ideas and came out of the discussion with a newfound understanding of The Great Gatsby.