Admissions E-News, May 2015

Admissions

Pilates for Both of Us – June 5
HSC Summer Camps
19th Annual HSC Golf Tournament – June 23
ArtsFest – Celebrating the Arts at HSC
2015 Homecoming Weekend Wrap-Up!
The David Tutty Joy and Innovation Fund
HSC Students Receive Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Middle School Student Wins at Canada East Wrestling Championship
Dr. Steven Hughes Hosted at Montessori Parents’ Night
Senior Kindergarten Bird Studies


Pilates for Both of Us

Pilates for Both of Us

Are you interested in Pilates? What about learning more about our Early Education programs?? Please join us THIS FRIDAY (June 5) from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. as HSC alumnae Gema Zamprogna ’95 leads us through a fun fitness class for all ages.

Tours of our Junior School and Montessori School will be available. We have programs available for students starting at 18 months.

If you are interested in joining us at our Pilates for Both of Us event, please contact our Admissions Manager, Sheriann Heath-Johnston at heathsh@hsc.on.ca or 905-389-1367.


HSC Summer Camps

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Join us this summer! Our summer recreational and academic/enrichment camps provide exciting and engaging full day, full week programs for girls and boys ages 3-15. Please click here to learn more.


19th Annual HSC Golf Tournament – June 23

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Join us on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club to support HSC scholarships and awards. Your generous support enables promising students to benefit from an HSC education and go on to shape a better world. Please click here to learn more, or contact Sheriann Heath-Johnston at heathsh@hsc.on.ca or 905-389-1367.


ArtsFest: Celebrating the Arts at HSC

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Launched in 2015, HSC’s ArtsFest is an incredible showcase of our students’ talents and creativity. Encompassing all areas of the arts at the College, this new annual festival was filled with a diverse range of events for every artistic taste, including dance, music, theatre, spoken word, visual arts and film. The work presented to family and alumni visitors represented our students’ creative inspiration, personal risk-taking, and hours of hard work.

Click here to view a gallery of photos from this extraordinary event!


2015 Homecoming Weekend Wrap-Up!

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Sunshine, fun times and good friends—we could not have asked for a better environment in which to host our annual HSC Homecoming Weekend on May 8-9! Celebrations kicked off on Friday, May 8 with our first ever HSC ArtsFest. Students, faculty and staff were pumped up at a pep rally in the morning, with the HSC Drumline and special guests Jim Evel ’55 and James Green ’86 in attendance. The rest of the day was spent browsing the various visual arts exhibits contributed by all four schools, and enjoying performances and presentations in all areas of the arts.

Saturday was jam packed with activities that included the 2nd Annual Hektor’s Home Run, group warm, toddler zone, zumba, bouncy castles, a Pancake Breakfast and nd BBQ lunch, HSC team sports, coffee house performances, mini-sticks, mini-soccer, a vendor village, Parents of Alumni Café, Model UN sessions, and the third annual HSC Athletic Hall of Fame Awards.

Click here to view photos from our fabulous Homecoming weekend!


The David Tutty Joy and Innovation Fund

David Tutty Joy and Innovation Fund
The David Tutty Joy and Innovation Fund encourages our students, faculty and staff to dream big and share their best ideas on how to enrich our learning environment. In the spirit of learning with joy and living with purpose, we invite them to apply for funding to realize their creative vision.

The fund celebrates and honours the life of one of HSC’s dear friends, David Tutty, who passed away last June. Through this initiative, we carry forward the wonderful qualities that made David so special, and promote responsibility, accountability and real world skills.

Application forms will be available this month at www.hsc.on.ca/joyandinnovation, with the first round of submissions accepted in October 2015. Applicants can apply individually or as part of a team. The possibilities are endless!

For more information, contact Marnie Helmy, Advancement Manager at marnie.helmy@hsc.on.ca or 905-389-1367, ext. 107.


HSC Students Receive Duke of Edinburgh Awards

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a non-competitive, international program that inspires youth to take initiative to attain set standards and, in-turn, receive recognition for their dedication and personal growth. Developed by His Royal Highness, Prince Philip in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh Award has allowed award winners to distinguish themselves from other youth across the globe. Since its introduction at the College in 2003, hundreds of HSC students have received The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

This past winter Grade 12 student and Junior School Prefect Joshua Altmann, was presented his gold award by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Edinburgh at a special ceremony in Montreal, QC.

“Over a period of three years, I fulfilled 243 hours of community service, 131 hours of physical recreation, a weekly development of a practical skill, three adventurous journeys in Algonquin Park and a six-night residential project,” Josh said about the experience. “This accomplishment was significant for me, as I was able to experience a breadth of different physical and mental challenges and activities while pursuing a specific goal.”

In addition, Grade 12 student Colin Cameron received both his bronze and his silver awards, and Grade 11 student Scott Gingrich was awarded his silver award. The two students received their awards on Saturday, May 23 at the Toronto Police College in Etobicoke.

Colin is recognized in the following areas:

  • Community service: Aquatic volunteer and fundraising.
  • Adventurous Journey: Three-­day canoe trip in Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Skill: Leadership
  • Physical Recreation: Ski racing and training, rowing, sailing, skateboarding

Scott is recognized in the following areas:

  • Community Service:  English Conversation Circle, HSC Events
  • Adventurous Journey:  Four day canoe trip in Algonquin Park
  • Skill: Piano
  • Physical Recreation:  Biking, Hiking, Basketball

Learn more about how our Outdoor Education programs helps students achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Awards by browsing our Outdoor Education brochure.


Middle School Student Wins at Canada East Wrestling Championship

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Grade 6 student Gavin Priest won the 44kg boys’ weight class in the kids’ division at the Canada East Wrestling National Championship held in St. Catharines on May 8-9. This important win was hot on the heels of his gold medal performance in the 44kg boys’ weight class, kids’ division at the Ontario Wrestling Championship on Saturday, April 25.

This is a huge accomplishment for a wrestler his age, and we are extremely proud of Gavin’s dedication to the sport of wrestling. After competing during the regular wrestling season (November 1 to March 1) where he won all of his matches, Gavin opted to continue wrestling into the spring term in order to be able to compete at the provincial and national levels in his age group.


Dr. Steven Hughes Hosted at Montessori Parents’ Night

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On Wednesday, May 13 our Montessori School hosted Dr. Steven Hughes for Parents’ Night. Dr. Hughes is a certified pediatric neuropsychologist based out of St. Paul, Minneapolis who speaks on brain development, education and parenting. Dr. Hughes presented our parents with his lecture “School 2.0: The Neurological Case for Montessori Education.”

During his speech, Dr. Hughes cited a Harvard Business Review study that talked about prominent business innovators many of whom had benefitted from Montessori education. Dr. Hughes also discussed brain development and executive functioning skills, and how the enriched Montessori environment contributes to these skills in early childhood. Purposeful movement, choice, the language program and self-regulation skills that freedom helps develop are the foundations on which a developing brain is built.

If you would like to view Dr. Hughes’ lecture in full, please click here.


Senior Kindergarten Bird Study

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During the month of May, the Senior Kindergarten students were busy investigating birds. They enjoyed learning about different bird habitats, the unique attributes of birds and studied their diets. To support their studies, they travelled to Mountsberg Conservation Area to take part in the “Owl Prowl” program. The students participated in hands on activities, where they had a close-up look at different types of owls. They learned about owl adaptations, habitats and heard their unique bird calls.