HSC Update – June 2015

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Summer’s Here!
Join Us this Summer at HSC Summer Camps!
David Tutty Joy and Innovation Fund Applications Now Open!
Middle School Student’s Book Available on Amazon
Grade 1s Explore HSC
Published at Last!
Grade 7s Go Green(er)
Toy Drive for the Colin Glassco Foundation
Robotics Team Receives Innovation Award


Summer’s Here!

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We hope that you all had a wonderful Canada Day, and are enjoying your summers so far. As part of our annual summer celebrations here at the College, we have officially started our summer hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 – 12:30 p.m.

If you are interested in touring our campus this summer, or meeting with someone in our admissions office, please do not hesitate to call us at 905-389-1367, or e-mail hscinquiry@hsc.on.ca.

Once again this summer, we will also be participating in the Burlington Children’s Festival on Sunday, August 16 and the Telling Tales Festival on Sunday, September 20. Save the date and join us at both fun-filled events for the whole family!


Join Us this Summer at 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.


David Tutty Joy and Innovation Fund Applications Now Open

We want our community to share their boldest, most creative ideas – ideas that would enrich our learning environment and contribute to our principles of learning with joy and living with purpose.  Students, faculty and staff can apply for funding and if their application is selected, The David Tutty Joy and Innovation Fund will make their idea a reality!

Applications are now being accepted at www.hsc.on.ca/david-tutty-application. Learn more about the fund by clicking here.


Middle School Student’s Book Available on Amazon

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Grade 6 student Kishore Sharma Jaiswal wrote a poem which was adapted into a book entitled Dearest Mother. It is available as an eBook through Amazon by clicking here, and Indigo also recently agreed to carry the title.

An adaptation of many classic Nursery Rhymes, Dearest Mother is a story about a little boy who has lost his homework. The boy and his list of excuses to his mother will bring out laughter in both kids and adults alike! Kishore was a runner up in the 2014 TD Canada’s Children’s Book Week Writing Competition.

Kishore is travelling to Saskatoon, SK this summer both to visit family, and will do a book signing at Indigo. HSC congratulates Kishore on this amazing accomplishment — a remarkable achievement for a 12 year old, and a indication of his tremendous talent and imagination.


Grade 1s Explore HSC

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The Grade 1s have wrapped up their “MY HSC” inquiry unit with great success. This was a new unit of study added to the Grade 1 program this year. Throughout their studies, the students used outlined criteria to produce deep, probing questions to guide our explorations. They participated in a job shadow with a variety faculty and staff across the College, and interviewed HSC alumni (featured here).  They learned about the founding schools, and worked with HSC artifacts. Their culminating project was the development of a bulletin board collage demonstrating their learning. The students did a wonderful job presenting their hard work to their parents and siblings during the Junior School Family Night! With Grade 2 just around the corner, we are especially proud of all that our new HSC experts accomplished throughout their learning journey.


Published at Last!

This year, 40 Middle School students received individual advice on their writing from two published authors through the Writer-in-Residence program. The Grade 5 and 6 students worked with Joanne Levy, and the Grade 7 and 8 students received guidance from Kevin Sylvester. All of the students found it a rewarding experience, and  were pleased to be able to improve the quality of their work.

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Portions of their finished pieces are in the Writer-in-Residence booklets for this year, which can be accessed online. We hope you enjoy reading them!

For the Grade 5-6 Writer in Residence Booklet, click here.
For the Grade 7-8 Writer in Residence Booklet, click here.


Grade 7s Go Green(er)

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On Tuesday, May 26, a group of Grade 7 students met with Mr. Kwiecien, HSC Director of Operations, and Mr. Playfair, HSC Facilities Supervisor. Prior to the meeting, all Grade 7 students came up with ideas on how to make our College an energy leader within the Hamilton community. The Grade 7s proposed everything from installing wind farms to using LED light bulbs. In the end, along with Mr. Kwiecien, the committee decided to bring back an initiative that was introduced a few years ago called Cosmic Zoom. Cosmic Zoom consists of a team of students who monitor energy use at HSC. In addition to Cosmic Zoom, there will also be signs around the school, reminding everyone of energy saving tips.


Toy Drive for the Colin Glassco Foundation

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The Montessori students donated over 150 stuffed animals for the Colin Glassco Foundation. The stuffed animals will be sent to Zambia for students who receive orthopedic or eye surgeries. For many, it will be their very first stuffed animal or toy. Our students welcomed HSC alum Mr. Colin Glassco ’61 for a presentation on June 2, 2015 and presented him with the stuffed animals.


Robotics Team Receives Innovation Award

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HSC Robotics had the distinction of competing in the Innovation Nation Robotics Competition here in Hamilton over the May 30 weekend. This was not a Vex competition, but rather was open to any robotics team that displayed innovation in their robotic development. We competed against eight other diverse teams. At the end of the competition we came away with an Honorary Mention in Robotic Innovation award. Congratulations to the team as this wraps up the 2014-15 HSC Robotics season. The team put in a lot of hours this year and they have earned the accolades they have garnered.