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