Admissions E-News, March 2015

Admissions

Play and Learn at Zoom Zoom’s Indoor Playground THIS FRIDAY!
College-wide Open House – April 1, 2015
Inside Ride comes to HSC
Easter Break
The Senior School Presents Arsenic and Old Lace – April 23-24
Limited Space Available for PK2 Program!
HSC Robotics Team Qualifies for World Finals
Snowboarders Make HSC OFSAA History!
Senior Kindergarten’s Jurassic Park
Middle School Student published in Island Magic
The Montessori School and the Love Ball
Disney Star Ashley Leggat Visits Campus to Promote Her Triple Threat Summer Camp


Play and Learn at Zoom Zoom’s Indoor Playground THIS FRIDAY!

Zoom Zooms Invitation

Learn about our early education programs for toddlers in our Montessori and Junior Schools by joining us for a complimentary play and learn morning at Zoom Zoom’s Indoor Playground in Ancaster on Friday, March 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Sheriann Heath-Johnston by calling 905-389-1367, ext. 106 or e-mailing heathsh@hsc.on.ca.


College-wide Open House – April 1, 2015

We will be hosting a College-wide Open House on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. We are opening up our campus from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to offer tours and answer any questions you may have about our community and educational offerings. For more information, or to RSVP, please call 905-389-1367 or e-mail hscinquiry@hsc.on.ca.


Inside Ride comes to HSC

 

On Thursday, April 2, The Inside Ride comes to HSC. Our community is raising money for the over 10,000 Canadian children living with cancer or its long term effects, and participating in Canada’s first indoor cycling celebration and fundraising event.

The concept is simple. Six People + One Bike + One Hour = HSC Fighting Cancer.

Each cyclist rides a stationary racing bike for 10 minutes to uplifting music, cheered on by teammates, friends, colleagues and spectators. Volunteers record mileage, organizers score costumes and team spirit, and everybody celebrates!

You can participate too! Donate to your favourite HSC team by visiting hsc.theinsideride.com or follow the fun April 2 by searching #HSCInside on your favourite social media channel.


Easter Break

Easter 2015 Media Screen

We will be closed Friday April 3, 2015 and Monday April 6, 2015 for the Easter long weekend. Our regular office hours will resume on Tuesday April 7, 2015. We hope that you have a wonderful long weekend with your family.


The Senior School Presents Arsenic and Old Lace – April 23-24

Arsenic and Old Lace

Be sure to mark your calendars for the latest HSC Senior School production, coming April 23 and 24 at 7:00 p.m. to the Virtue-Fitzgerald Centre for the Arts! Rehearsals are underway for the comedy classic, Arsenic and Old Lace.

This play is set in the cozy home of two sweet, old ladies whose pastimes include cooking meals for the less fortunate, donating to charities … and burying dead bodies in the basement. When their nephew, Mortimer finds out about their buried ‘gentlemen’, he attempts to help them avoid prosecution. This is somewhat complicated when Mortimer’s evil brother returns from adventures abroad and tries to move back into the family home. Along the way, Mortimer needs to contend with his recent engagement as well as his other brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt. As Mortimer puts it, “Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops!”

The Admissions Department has set aside a block of tickets for prospective families. If you would like to see  our Senior School’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace, please contact Jodi Blore at jodi.blore@hsc.on.ca or 905-389-1367, ext. 191.

To learn more about our Arts program at the College, please click here.


Limited Space Available for PK2 Program!

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Be the first to join us in our new Pre-Kindergarten 2 (PK2) program for September 2015.  PK2 welcomes children turning two by December 31, 2015.  The program is offered as a half or full day experience tailored to meet the needs of toddlers and built on a tradition of academic excellence that prepares students for the Junior School’s academic and co-curricular programs.

Applications are currently being accepted, and space is extremely limited. For more information, or to arrange a tour, please contact Sheriann Heath-Johnston, Admissions Manager at heathsh@hsc.on.ca or 905-389-1367, ext. 106.


HSC Robotics Team Qualifies for World Finals

Vex Robotics Team 2015

Our robotics team had a spectacular 2015 Ontario Provincial VEX Robotics Championship performance on February 28, 2015 at Governor Simcoe Senior School in St. Catharines. Their stellar programming score and receipt of the prestigious Robot Design award qualified the team for the World Championship on April 15-18, 2015, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

The VEX Robotics World Championship brings together talented Middle and Senior student robotics teams to celebrate their accomplishments and to compete at an international level. Presented by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, the VEX Robotics Competition, is the fastest-growing global robotics competition. The 2015 World Championship will include top teams from over 400 VEX Robotics Competition tournaments happening in cities around the world.  Click here to view a video announcement from the 2015 host city, Louisville.


Snowboarders Make HSC OFSAA History!

The arrival of the boys of our snowboard team on the OFSAA podium is a feel-good, underdog story. Reflecting on a challenging season, it was through sheer grit and determination that they took the CISAA gold to qualify for OFSSA. On Thursday, February 26 they faced not only the competitors they defeated by the slimmest of margins in the CISAA division, but 160 of the very best snowboarders in the province.

Despite seemingly insurmountable odds, Coach Webber knew the team had five solid racers, each with the skills and talent needed to place the team in the top three. After the first run, their combined results placed the boys in 4th, just 11 points behind the 3rd place team, and with only two points separating them from 5th and 6th teams.

The team’s determination was evident in the second run of the day. Several boarders improved their times lifted valuable places from their opponents. Their team performance earned the boys’ team OFSAA bronze—the first OFSAA snowboarding team medal in HSC history.


Senior Kindergarten’s Jurassic Park



This February the Senior Kindergarten class has been busy studying all things dinosaur, culminating in a guided tour of the Royal Ontario Museum’s famous dinosaur exhibit.

Please enjoy their video above.


Middle School Student published in Island Magic, an Anthology of Verse

Middle School student Kishore Jaiswal recently had one of his poems published in Island Magic, an Anthology of Verse. It was published by the Poetry Institute of Canada as part of their Adult Creative Writing Contest.

Kishore’s poem is below.

My Journey…

I have gone in many dusty Jeeps, but this ride was the

beginning of an adventure.

I am worn out and used for climbing hard dusty hills and mountains.

As I go up the hill, I see lots of trees and bushes

with singing birds on them, and dusty plants and the little pebbles

hitting the side of me.

Every trip just gets better and better every time, and I can’t wait

to go again.

I go up the steep and dirty stairs, the path is very narrow

and if I slip, I will slip 4,200 metres.

This walking spree seems to be going on forever.


The Montessori School and the Love Ball

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In celebration of both Wellness Week and Valentine’s Day, the Montessori students re-visited the Love Ball project. The M8s, who had previously worked on the project, took the lead in classroom discussions from M6 to M9 identifying strategies they use to make them feel better when experiencing sadness or are upset in their life. Students shared these methods by writing them on the Love Ball.


Disney Star Ashley Leggat Visits Campus to Promote Her Triple Threat Summer Camp

A Leggat and Group

Ashley Leggat dropped by on Thursday, February 26 to promote her upcoming Triple Threat summer camp at HSC! Ashley spoke to our Grade 8 drama class, giving insight on her acting career and techniques.

Ashley is excited to be working with HSC again this summer. “I’m looking forward to expanding the camp and seeing my old campers and meeting new ones,” she said. “This year, we will be focusing on the triple threat aspects – singing, dancing and acting. We will be putting on a show at the end for family and friends and we will also be having some special guests from other current TV shows that I’m sure the kids will be very excited about!”

Ashley is a Hamilton born two-time Gemini nominated actress. She starred as ‘Casey’ in Disney and Family Channel’s hit comedy series Life with Derek, and the movie Vacation with Derek. She appeared as ‘Marcia’ in the Disney film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen with Lindsay Lohan. Recently Ashley starred as ‘Baby’ in the critically acclaimed production of Dirty Dancing at Toronto’s Royal Alex Theatre. Ashley had starring roles in the Lifetime movies The Perfect Roommate and The Perfect Boss, followed by the feature film My Dog’s Christmas Miracle/Cinnamon. This was followed by the guest starring role of ‘Ivy’ on Murdoch Mysteries, and a co-starring role on Criminal Minds. She just wrapped filming on her third Hallmark movie The Good Witch’s Wonder, and wrapped up production on a pilot with Shaftesbury Films called Rise.

The Triple Threat camp is a two week camp, offered from July 20 – 31 for campers ages 9-15. For more information on this and other HSC summer camps, please click here.