HSC Update, January 2014


Grade 4 and M9 Stepping Up Night – January 28


HSC is hosting an evening for Grade 4 and M9 families interested in attending the Middle School at Hillfield Strathallan College for Grade 5 in the 2014-15 academic year. Learn about our Middle School program and meet our faculty. Please join us on Tuesday, January 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Virtue-Fitzgerald Centre for the Arts.  Call Sheriann at 905-389-1367, ext. 106 for more information.

College-wide Open House – February 5

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We will be hosting a College-Wide Open House on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. 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.

To RSVP for the Open House, please contact admissions@hsc.on.ca or 905-389-1367, ext. 109.

Crescendo Concert Series – The Seiler Trio

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The Crescendo Concert Series, which supports the College’s Arts Scholarship program, is our gift to the community, and a demonstration of HSC’s ongoing commitment to the importance of the arts in our daily lives.

In our second concert of the season, we will welcome the Seiler Trio to the Virtue-Fitzgerald Centre for the Arts on Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.  The Seiler Trio brings together three outstanding Canadian musicians, exploring the great traditions of the piano trio repertoire with their unique blend of intensity, passion and generosity, along with forays into different styles and new Canadian music. Though formed only two yearsago, Mayumi, Rachel and Angela have performed together for the past seven years, with the Via Salzburg Chamber Series, Ensemble Made In Canada, and the Mercer-Park Duo.

Please click here for more information about the Crescendo Concert Series.

What is CCMA?

The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators prepared a video called What is the CCMA? to educate the public on the need for schools to be accredited. They filmed at various schools including ours and we are very proud to have HSC represented. Please enjoy the video and click here to learn more about the Montessori opportunities at HSC.

Junior School New Year’s Resolutions

With a new year comes our annual reflection of previous year and goal setting for the next 12 months. From reading more books to digging for fossils, listen to what some Junior School students are aiming to achieve in 2014.

U12 Boys’ Basketball Champions

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Photo by Nick Bontis

Our U12 Boys’ Basketball team came from behind to defeat hosts UCC on Saturday, January 11.  UCC jump away with a big lead to start the game, but our boys clawed back to take the lead at half time.  With three minutes left, parents and fans were on the edges of their seats at UCC started a late comeback, but our Trojans put together a series of brilliant defensive strategies to take home the trophy.

Young Writer Success

Congratulations to Middle School student Kishore Jaiswal for making it into the top group for the Young Writers’ Poetry Contest.  Kishore will have his story published in Skating Under the Stars and will move on to the next level of competition.

Me to We Committee Supports Neighbour-to-Neighbour


In November, our Senior School Me to We Committee put together a fundraising event called Moroccan Night Out with the aim of raising funds for the Neighbour-to-Neighbour (N2N) Food Bank in Hamilton.  The evening consisted of a three-course authentic Moroccan meal at the Ancaster Old Mill, student music and dance performances, speakers, and a silent auction.  The event sold out and everyone in attendance thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Based on the generosity of the HSC community and the hard work of the Me to We Committee, the school was able to present N2N with a cheque for $6250 last week at chapel.  Doug Farraway, the Director of Development at N2N, was thrilled with the donation and shared the many ways that the cheque will be used to benefit N2N initiatives.  He later tweeted, “Whopper of a cheque from Hillfield Strathallan from their me2we program. $6,250 in support of programs at N2N in #HamOnt Thanks”

HSC Hockey Team Travels to Finland and Sweden


Over the December break, a group of 21 HSC hockey players, 10 family members and three coaches travelled to Sweden and Finland to experience the culture, play four exhibition games, and attend the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.  After watching Canda vs. Czech Republic in a round robin game at the World Junior Championship in Malmo, the team travelled to Stockholm to pick up their first exhibition win 6-3 over Vasby IK.  Read more about the annual hockey trip by reading the trip blog.  To learn more about the hockey program at HSC, please contact Scott Barton at scott.barton@hsc.on.ca.

HSC Trumpet Player to Perform in Carnegie Hall


HSC trumpet player Colby Parsons auditioned and was accepted to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Honors Performance Series Concert Band. Colby will rehearse and perform with the top high school musicians from across the United States and Canada from February 6-9.  For more information about the series, please click here. To learn more about the music program at HSC, please click here.