Newton’s Grove School news: October 2015

Fall Open House

Enjoying our time in the Science Lab during open house
October 24. Matthew Advani building molecular models, and Saniya Sarin and Jasmin Sooch testing blood
pressure using a stethoscope and a sphygmomanometer 

Grade 12 Trip to Stratford

On September 3oth, our grade 12 English students
travelled to Stratford to see a production of Hamlet, directed by Antoni
Cimolino. This presentation of the play, starring Jonathan Goad, was well
received by students and received rave reviews from Mrs. Hewitt. Our grade
twelves will be studying this play later in the year, so they were fortunate to
see such a first-rate production beforehand.

Primary Visit to Downey's Farm

On Monday, October 19th the Primary
Division visited Downey’s Farm. The students enjoyed the wagon ride as they
toured the farm, visiting the animals in the barn, learning about pumpkins,
making scarecrows, walking through the “Boo Barn” haunted house and
having playtime in the haystacks, pirate ship, jumping pillows, and spider web
rope crawl. Everyone had a great day!

Grade 9 Bark Lake Leadership Camp

For each of the past four years, our Grade
9 students have gone on an overnight trip to the Bark Lake Leadership Centre.
The excursion offers a chance for them to bond with their classmates and begin
their high school experience on a high note. While at Bark Lake, they partook
in a number of activities designed to build their confidence and leadership
qualities, as well as an awareness and appreciation for the local
ecosystem.  They also participated in
activities such as archery and low ropes climbing. A highlight of this year’s
trip was a night walk through the forest, and an intense game of tag under the
stars. A great time was had by all!   

Grade 10 Trip to Queen's Park

On Thursday October 8th the grade 10 civics students took a
trip to Queens Park to see our Provincial Legislature in action. The students
were taken on a tour of the building and got to witness a spirited question
period that touched on issues such as healthcare and autistic educational
support. Overall, students found it to be a very engaging excursion and came
back enthused about the pending federal election.

Senior Girls Basketball Tournament - Muskoka

The Newton’s Grove senior basketball team traveled to
Muskoka on October 16th for a basketball tournament.  This weekend was much more than a tournament
to the girls, as they got time to bond and build relationships participating in
fun activities.  The girls we able to go
zip-lining, rock climbing, and play games against public schools.  The girls had a fun weekend and the coaches
were very happy with their development and hard work. 

SSAF Cross-Country Championships

Nearly 1000 runners participated in the SSAF Cross-Country Championships held last Friday at Sunny Brook Park.  The Knights were well represented in all age groups.  Leading the way was Ciaran Sullivan Warr who placed 5th overall in the U16 boys division.  Emily Burke and Chloe Lalic also placed in the top 10 by finishing 6th and 8th overall. Congratulations also to Chiara Salvadore and Dylan Hastie for their strong efforts. 

U-20 Football

The Newton Grove U-20 flag football team has been a perennial power in the SSAF for many years now. The efforts of this year's team were supported by the strong play and leadership of both Abdi Hassan and Rajan Rai, reaching the finals for the ninth consecutive year after beating down its rival Toronto Prep. Despite losing in the final, the team still showed the characteristic determination, resiliency and play making ability that has come to define Newton's Grove football. 

Fall Open House

Please join
us for our Open House on Saturday, October 24th from 10 am – 1 pm.

Newton’s Grove
School is excited to share with you  more information about our new
location, nestled adjacent to over 100 acres of Wildwood Park on the border of
Mississauga and Etobicoke.  For over  35 years, we have established a
reputation based on first-rate teaching, outstanding university placement, and
an exceptional arts curriculum.  Along with our new SMASH Athletics
partners, our campus will feature a state-of-the-art athletics centre, tennis
courts, playing fields, and unmatched greenspace… because our kids deserve
the best!

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