The Environmental Committee planted our first Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree into the tree well outside the music room today! It was a very successful planting; huge thank you to everyone who came out to help!
Our director, Mrs. Bush and Partner, Dr. Hassanein were acknowledged by Councillor Carolyn Parrish as "Malton's Heroes".
On Canada Day, our band had the honour of performing Oh Canada for a large audience including dignitaries from all levels of government. Councillor Parrish acknowledged Mrs. Bush and Dr. Hassanein for their community support. Thank you to our band members and their families for attending this wonderful celebration.
Her Worship Mayor Crombie, Councillor Parrish and Fire Chief Beckett joined Newton’s Grove School on Friday, Nov. 24 for the school’s official grand opening and ribbon cutting. Newton’s Grove School moved into its new, permanent home at 6850 Goreway Dr.on its fortieth anniversary. The building is state-of-the art with fully-equipped science and computer rooms, the Learning Commons, and a music room and studio. Phase Two will add a gymnasium and athletic center. The central atrium will feature living trees and gardens planted,cared for and harvested by students. Every classroom has fibre-optic connections, available Wi-Fi and the infrastructure to support innovative teaching. In addition to the emphasis on exploration of STEM,the visual arts room,drama room and stage encourage students to participate in the arts.The music room houses Newton’s Grove School’s signature instrumental music program. The updates are designed to engage students and welcome them into a bright,modern and inspiring space. The school is also located beside Paul Coffey Park,so students have supervised access to fields, playgrounds, trails, softball stadiums, soccer pitches,tennis courts and a cricket pitch. Newton’s Grove School is a student-focused private school for children from junior kindergarten to grade 12.
Two of our youngest representatives of the NGS Environmental Committee delivered over 500 milk bags to the Woodgreen Community Seniors Active Living Centre. The donation will be weaved into mats for young children to sleep on in developing countries. It was a very interesting experience seeing the weaving process! Thank you to our generous Newton’s Grove Community. Your efforts will help so many!
Last Thursday evening, our Newton's Grove Family celebrated the Grade 8 and Grade 12 graduates with a beautiful evening of awards, dinner and dancing. Thirty-six grade eight students will be heading to high school in the fall. There were 32 grade twelve graduates and 26 of those students were Ontario Scholars. The Gr. 12 grads accepted offers to universities throughout Ontario (Western, U of T, Queens and McMaster etc.) as well as several other schools outside of Ontario (McGill, University of Washington, University of Melbourne, and University of New South Wales). Twenty-three of the senior graduates received entrance scholarships to the University of their choice. Our graduates are a talented and diverse group and they will continue their studies in the following programs: Engineering, Mechanical Science, Business/Commerce and Humanities. Congratulations, everyone. "Work hard and dream big!"
Congratulations to our Gr. 6 student, Jinhyuk Lim! Earlier this spring, 19840 students participated in the University of Waterloo’s 2018 Pythagoras Math contest. Jinhyuk was one of 39 students to score 100% and receive the Canadian Championship medal. Excellent work, Jinhyuk!
Last Friday evening, our grade 12 students celebrated their senior prom at the Islington Golf and Country club. Thank you to Mrs. Mehra, Mrs, Hewitt, Mr. Marshy and Dr. Hough for decorating and chaperoning the evening festivities.
Congratulations to our Gr. 6 student, Prabhgun. He won the National Spelling Bee of Canada in the junior division. Well done, Prabghan. We are very proud of you!