Marvellous Matrices

This week, the Grade 10 Math students were introduced to the concept of matrices using the Gauss-Jordan elimination method. Students look forward to solving multi-step problems using different forms of matrices including basic operations involving row and row-reduced echelon form.

Oedipus the King

This week, the Grade 12 English students continued their journey into Oedipus the King, second of the three Theban plays. They brought Sophocles’ words to life with contemporary dramatic readings. As students continue to explore and analyze Oedipus, they will reflect on quintessential themes of human existence such as fate, free will, and the importance of stories.

Making Molecular Models

The grade 11 TOPS students built impressive molecular models in Chemistry class from kits using balls, springs, and plastic sticks in order to recreate molecular bonds. This enlightening activity allowed them to investigate how different atoms bond with each other

Medieval Literature

This week, the Grade 10 English class was “illuminated” with the literature and history of the Dark Ages. They studied fundamental medieval texts such as the Arthurian legends and the timeless tale of Tristan and Iseult. Students also enjoyed watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which provided a satiric perspective to their studies of medieval literature.  

Pendulum Lab

This week, grade 12 Physics students in Mrs. Patrascu’s class started their first lab of the year by recording the time and period of pendulum swings. From there, they shortened the length of the wire to see how results were affected, learning more about the physics of pendulum motion.