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NEWS

Upcoming events at the Castle
Upcoming events at the Castle
Posted: December 9

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - Saturday, December 10 -- 9 to 11 a.m.

Experience the magic of the season as you enjoy a delicious buffet, crafts, entertainment and a special visit from Santa.  Tickets to this event are SOLD OUT! 

NEWS

Trafalgar Girls give holiday hope
Trafalgar Girls give holiday hope
Posted: December 9

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Though it was a cold December day, Trafalgar Prefects warmed the hearts of many as they presented a $2,300 cheque to Grandview Children’s Centre today. The Grade 12 Class donated the proceeds raised at the School’s Haunted Castle organized earlier this fall.

Brigitte Tschinkel, Executive Director of Development, Grandview Children’s Foundation spoke passionately about the work they do, “Grandview Children’s Centre is the only children’s outpatient pediatric rehabilitation treatment and specialized programs for children and youth with special needs, and their families in the Durham Region.” Trafalgar girls listened intently as Ms. Tschinkel shared the startling numbers for need in the community. “We served 5,600 kids and families last year alone, and we have an additional 2,600 kids on our waitlist,” added Tschinkel.

The $2,300 donation from Trafalgar Castle School will benefit Grandview Children’s Centre’s Holiday Campaign. This year an anonymous donor will match every dollar donated to Grandview, up to $25,000, doubling the impact of the Grade 12 class’ generous gift.

Congratulations to all of the Trafalgar girls who worked diligently to run a successful Haunted Castle! Their contribution will provide holiday hope to many children and families in need in our community.

NEWS

11th FIRST LEGO Robotics Tournament takes over Trafalgar Castle
11th FIRST LEGO Robotics Tournament takes over Trafalgar Castle
Posted: December 8

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The mission of First Robotics Canada is to inspire young people to pursue further studies and careers in the field of science, technology and engineering. To do this, they run robotics competitions for school-aged students from elementary to high school, like the FIRST LEGO Robotics Tournament held at Trafalgar Castle School on December 3rd.

The gymnasium at Trafalgar was a bustle of activity as students on robotics teams from schools throughout Durham Region and the GTA gathered to compete in the 11th annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Durham Regional Tournament. Every year, FLL releases a three-part challenge including the robot game, the project and the core values, based on a real-world scientific topic.

The 2016 topic was all about furry, feathered and finned friends as students participated in the Animal Allies challenge. Students were challenged to identify a problem where people and animals interact, design a solution that makes interaction better for animals and/or people, and share their problem and solution with others.

Chris Huxter, math and physics teacher, shares one of the compliments he received over the weekend, “One of the coaches stopped me in the afternoon to tell me they’ve been to a few different tournaments and that this was their second year coming to ours. He told me how impressed they were once again; saying that we host the best tournament.”

Since 2004 when Trafalgar Castle School entered ‘Team 1547, Where’s Waldo’ (the first all-girls’ team within the FIRST organization) Trafalgar girls have been promoting the field of science and technology to women and have been challenging girls to strive beyond their comfort levels.

A special congratulations to TRAF Grade 5s Team #1818, The Trafalgar Bees, that won the core values award.

Trafalgar would like to extend our gratitude to past parents, Donna Flowers and Melissa Douglas and to John Shaw for their commitment to organizing the LEGO tournament at the School. Special thanks is also extended to current parent Dr. Lombardi for his active participation at the event and for his mentorship of our FLL teams leading up to the tournament and to all our volunteers, teachers and students who help make the event such a success.

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December 15

Middle School Christmas Dinner
Middle School Christmas Dinner
December 15

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Trafalgar Castle School's Middle School Carol Service and Christmas Dinner at the Castle on Thursday, December 15 at 5:30 pm.

The Carol Service will begin at 5:30 pm in the Chapel, and the dinner will follow in the Dining Hall.

CLICK HERE for more information and to reserve your tickets. 

December 20

Senior School Christmas Dinner
Senior School Christmas Dinner
December 20

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Trafalgar Castle School's Senior School Carol Service and Christmas Dinner at the Castle on Tuesday, December 20 at 5:30 pm.

The Carol Service will begin at 5:30 pm in the Chapel, and the dinner will follow in the Dining Hall.

CLICK HERE for additional information and to reserve your tickets.

December 23

Holiday School Office Hours
Holiday School Office Hours
December 23 - January 6

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Please be advised of our school office hours during the holidays:

Thursday, December 22 - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, December 23 - 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Monday, December 26 - CLOSED

Tuesday, December 27 - CLOSED

Wednesday, December 28 - CLOSED

Thursday, December 29 - CLOSED

Friday, December 30 - CLOSED

Monday, January 2 - CLOSED

Tuesday, January 3 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 4 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 5 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, January 6 – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Monday, January 9 - regular school hours commence