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The flagstaff tower, where Frances Hall meets the original castle is the source of many legends. One of which is that a tunnel once ran from the base of the tower across the fields to Lake Ontario. The secret chamber was discovered by some students in Dr. Farewell's time as Principal and was padlocked for many years afterwards. It was further removed when the base of the tower had to be remodelled. No conclusive proof has been found for the existence of the tunnel, although there are stories that it was discovered during the building of Highway 401. It has also been said that during the 1950's, a tractor plowing a field south of the collage mysteriously fell into a gaping hole, which opened up under it (Vox Collegii, 1974).
Around 2000, the Castle’s maintenance staff was remodeling Room L101 (the classroom at the bottom of the basement stairs adjacent to the tower) and discovered the door featured in the photo below behind a piece of plywood. This is believed to be where the tunnel originated if the legend holds true.
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On Monday, December 8th, Trafalgar Castle School hosted the Great Pine Ridge Regional Debate Tournament and we are pleased to announce that both our debate teams & individuals placed well at the tournament.
Trafalgar Team 2 (Sarika M. and Rachael G.) 1st Place
Trafalgar Team 1 (Katrina J. and Natalie M.) 2nd Place
Individual Gold Medal: Sarika M.
Individual Silver Medal: Rachael G.
This is the second year we have hosted and competed at this tournament. Many hours of practice and prep go into a debate tournament, in addition to many early morning and after school meetings Professional development is fundamental to success of the team our Faculty mentor, Ms. Fuller attended a “debate boot camp” with Mr. Shakir Rahim, a well respected debate and public speaking coach in Toronto. Our student Sarika attended a National Debate Seminar in New Brunswick in the fall. In combination with hard work and many hours put in by everyone, I'd say that both of these PD opportunities contributed to our success at yesterday's tournament. We've learned a lot this year!
On the heels of the success at this tournament we are pleased to be moving on to the Provincials in Ottawa, February 27 - March 1, 2015.
(Edited by Sharon Magor - original submission Thursday, 18 December 2014, 02:12 PM)
(Edited by Sharon Magor - original submission Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 01:51 PM)
The Board is soliciting for individuals interested in serving on the Board of Governors or one of its committees. On an annual basis, the Governance Committee reviews the composition of the Board and its committees in reference to the School’s strategic plan and recommends to the Board potential candidates to fill any required positions. Generally, the Board elects new members in September at its Annual General Meeting.
The Board of Governors welcomes you to apply for a position on the Board. The nominations process has recently been opened and the Governance Committee will accept applications until April 1st. At this time, we particularly welcome candidates, either as Board members or non-Board members of committees, with expertise in marketing, fundraising, property and finance. For more information, including the application, please visit the school's website (link below).
Parents please join us for our monthly coffee house.
Greater Toronto Area Kiwanis Music Festival
Where: Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate Institute - 2300 Pharmacy Ave, Agincourt
Time: 10:00 am