Newton’s Grove School news: Daily news

Grade 6 Student wins National Spelling Bee contest

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!



Guest lecturer visits Gr. 12 Biology class

Mrs. Suzanne Advani was a guest lecturer for the grade 12 Biology class today.  She is an Histologist working in the Diabetes Complications Lab as a Research Technician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.  

The Biology class has just completed their studies in Homeostasis, during which they studied the kidney and related disorders.  The students today studied dry mount slides of Rat Kidneys treated with medications for a condition called Glomerulosclerosis.  

The results of this study was published on June 13th, 2017, and can be read at the following link:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5469816/

Thank you very much Mrs. Advani for providing us a such a valuable real-life experience!  


Newton’s Grove Hosts University of London Law Seminars

This past weekend, Newton’s Grove hosted QED Law, a program offered by the University of London for students working towards a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. Our association with QED Law developed through our Director, Dr. Amr Hassanein, who completed his Law degree from the University of London International Programme. Dr. Hassanein offered our new campus as a site for hosting the programme, and we are delighted to be associated with this prestigious institution.The University of London is made up of eighteen Colleges and nine specialist research institutes. Among these Colleges are some of the best ranked universities worldwide, including University College London, King’s College London, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. All three of these colleges are ranked in the top 20 worldwide for law, according to the QS World Rankings 2017. Although rich in tradition, this federation of colleges is noted for its innovation. In 1858, the University of London accepted its first female students and established the University of London International Programmes. The intent was to give students around the world access to first-class higher education. This makes their International Programmes the world’s oldest provider of distance and flexible learning.We are excited about supporting the University of London International Programmes’ initiative in Toronto. Currently, there are only two law schools offering programmes in this area: the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall. The very limited annual enrollment of these institutions has resulted in fierce competition and limited access, coupled with prohibitive tuition costs. QED Law is convinced that there is a real demand for an affordable international Law programme, particularly for one that offers weekend or evening courses, allowing individuals to pursue their degrees while remaining in the work force. So far, the interest in the QED seminars suggests that he is correct. QED Law is now seeking final certification from the University of London Consortium of Law Schools for the Toronto programme, and petitioning the Ontario Bar Association for recognition. Receiving an LLB from the University of London would not allow one to immediately practice law in Ontario, but it would mean that approaching the Bar would involve only an additional course after completing the degree. Since so many Ontario students currently attend law schools in Britain, it is reasonable to believe that many students would be interested in attaining their degree while staying closer to home. At Newton’s Grove, we are proud to play a hosting role as this programme grows. Among our many other claims, we would be delighted to say, “Newton’s Grove, Home of the University of London International Law Programme in Canada.” 


Science Fair March 2018

The 2018 Newton's Grove School Science Fair was an outstanding display of STEM concepts put into practice. It was an impressive group of experiments demonstrating student achievement in their scientific education here at Newton's Grove School. The students from grades 7-12 who placed first in the Newton's Grove School Science Fair are invited to present their experiments to third-party judges at the Peel Regional Science Fair in April 2018. The Peel Region Science Fair (PRSF) is a unique opportunity to promote project based science for the youth of today. This science exhibition is one of nearly 100 fairs across Canada and 27 across Ontario that celebrates the work of young scientists and recognizes excellence in their research and innovation.We are very proud of our students for their outstanding accomplishments within the STEM program and the 2018 Science Fair at Newton's Grove School. 



Grade 11 Biology

Ms. M’s Grade 11 students are studying anatomy and dissected fetal pigs during yesterday’s lab. 


Newton's Grove Flutist Shines at Kiwanis Music Competition

The Music Department and the rest of the school would like to congratulate Emily Yeung for winning all three of her Grade 10 level classes at the Kiwanis Music Festival this week. Emily played a concerto by CPE Bach, a piece by Gaubert, and Vasks," Landscapes With Birds".  For achieving marks all above 90 in this tough competition, Emily is now a Platinum winner. 

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our senior student, Emily. She won all three classes of her Kiwanis flute competition. Bravo, Emily. We are extremely proud of you!


Pink Shirt Day

It’s Pink Shirt Day and we stand for kindness today and EVERY day!

Happy Valentine's Day

The Primary students celebrated Valentine’s Day by wearing red or pink and participated in several heart themed crafts, games and activities.


The Grade 6 Students visit The Science Center.

On Friday Feb. 9th, Ms. S and Ms. R’s grade six classes visited the Science Center. The students participated in two interactive workshops where
they learned about Light and Sound. In addition, they had a great experience ‘visiting’ Space at the Planetarium. 


We are Celebrating the Olympics

In the spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork, we are celebrating the Olympics. Throughout the week, we’ve played Olympic trivia on the morning announcements.  Each classroom was assigned a different country. The students and staff decorated their classrooms and for today’s “fashion Friday” everyone wore clothes/colours that represented their country. We celebrate our global community and wish all of the athletes the best of luck.


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