Hillfield Strathallan College – Agent Access News September 2017

International Admissions

We’re Off to a Great Start!
HSC Is Coming to China
International Admissions Process at HSC
Proudly Introducing the 2017–18 Prefects
Welcoming New International Students
HSC Says ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to a Visitor from Germany
College-Wide Open House
More Ways to Stay Social with HSC

We’re Off to a Great Start!

September has been a busy, action-packed month at Hillfield Strathallan College. Students arrived back on campus after a restful summer and everything quickly shifted into full gear – academics, athletics, arts and more. We hope you enjoy reading through the highlights of the first month of the school year in this newsletter.

Until next month!

HSC Is Coming to China!

If you have not done so already, please take note of our Fall 2017 travel dates within China, which are listed below. Michelle Yarndley, HSC’s Global Studies representative, may be coming to a city near you!

  • October 13–14: Beijing
  • October 15: Nanjing
  • October 17–18: Beijing
  • October 20–21: Shanghai

We are looking for 10–15 applicants with strong English abilities to join our community for the 2018–19 school year. Any questions about arranging meetings throughout these travel dates can be directed to Natasha Paikin at paikinna@hsc.on.ca.

International Admissions Process at HSC

Do you know a student who is interested in applying to Hillfield Strathallan College? Below is an outline of our application process.

  • Online application
  • Forward required documents (copy of passport, last two academic report cards, transcript if available)
  • Provide results from an English Proficiency Test (IELTS, TOEFL, iTEP, Vericant). For a list of our minimum scores please click here
  • Once a file is reviewed for minimum requirements, one or more Skype interviews with Senior School representatives will be booked, or when possible, the student will come for a visit day to the school. A response regarding an offer will follow.

To learn more about the process, and international admissions at Hillfield Strathallan College, please click here.

Proudly Introducing the 2017–2018 Prefects

Prefects are student-elected leaders who represent the Grade 12 class at HSC. This September, we were thrilled to welcome our newest Prefects on board to this enriching leadership opportunity. Prefects can be observed around the College in their purple shirts, meaning new students can easily recognize a familiar and friendly face in their first months at the College!

Welcoming New International Students

This month, 11 new international students joined the HSC community from different cities around the world. We asked a few of them to describe their favourite things about their first week at HSC, and two Grade 10 students from China were particularly excited about the following:

Minqi: “I love the lunches at HSC. Every day I find something I like to eat.”

Fern: “I am taking new classes that I never took in China. ‘Comm tech,’ – the computer design studies course, is my favourite.”

We are so happy the new students are enjoying the start of their experience at HSC.

HSC Says ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to a Visitor from Germany

Meghan Mitchell, a Grade 10 student at HSC, had the pleasure of hosting Hanna, a student from Regensburg, Germany, for the past two months. The two students connected with each other through an international student exchange program.

Meghan lived with Hanna in Regensburg for two months in the Spring and found it fascinating to attend a school that taught in German. “I couldn’t believe how advanced their English classes were!” recalled Meghan. “They were discussing politics and laws in a second language. My favourite though was dance class – it helped me to learn to count in German.”

Hanna had the opportunity to attend classes at HSC with Meghan since the school year started, and she has loved meeting new friends and living the Canadian school experience. Her favourite part of the time was participating in the Grade 11 Leadership Trip. “I’ve never done anything like it – spending a week connecting with all your classmates, friends and teachers at camp was so fun,” she explained.

Hanna is heading back to Germany now – we will miss her presence around campus!

College-Wide Open House

The best way to experience all that our community has to offer is to join us at a College-Wide Open House! The next one will take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. We will open our campus from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tour the College, meet our dedicated faculty, and learn about our programming from Montessori Toddler and Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. For more information, or to RSVP, please e-mail admissions@hsc.on.ca or call 1-905-389-1367.

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