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Reserve your space for SCREENAGERS
Reserve your space for SCREENAGERS
Posted: April 18

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Are you watching kids scroll through life with their rapid-fire thumbs and six-second attention spans? Join us for a free community screening of SCREENAGERS on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm at the Castle.

Appropriate for parents with children of all ages; recommended viewing for children 10+. The screening will be followed by a Q&A, Castle Tours and light refreshments.

Pre-registration is required. Limited space available. General seating will apply.

Register today by CLICKING HERE

NEWS

Board of Directors is seeking new members
Board of Directors is seeking new members
Posted: April 12

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The Board of Directors of Trafalgar Castle School is a hard-working and committed group of volunteers working for the best interests of the School.  The Board meets approximately ten times a year.  Members serve on the Board for a three-year term (which can be renewed for a maximum of two times).

If you are interested, or know of anyone who might have an interest, please submit the candidate form online and any supporting documents on or before May 31, 2017 to the Governance Committee.

NEWS

2017 Forum for Young Canadians Program
2017 Forum for Young Canadians Program
Posted: April 6

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This past February and March Trafalgar Castle students Crystal and Erika participated in the 2017 Forum for Young Canadians Program. The weeklong program offered both girls the opportunity to explore the inner workings of Canada’s governmental system including the House of Commons, Senate, and visiting Rideau Hall for a session with the Governor General. Other highlights helping the girls to learn more about Canada’s political system and all the elements that make it work included attending Question Period, Senate council meetings, and a reception with their local MPs.

“The biggest thing I learned personally is how to be in an environment where people have differing political opinions than you,” Erika shares. “I am used to being around people whose views are within the same end of the spectrum as mine, but at Forum you had youth from all over Canada with very diverse positions in politics.”

Erika thoroughly enjoyed going through a series of simulations and learning how things are really done in parliament. She explained that after spending the day on The Hill, it was rewarding to go back with her fellow attendees to discuss and debate the day’s events. “Having to interact and work together to sort things out is a challenge, but it is a skill that will greatly benefit me now, and into the future.” Erika has a passion for international relations and plans to continue to learn more about international politics in her post-secondary education at Queen’s University.

Like Erika, one of the most memorable parts of the trip for Crystal was having the opportunity to meet youth from all over Canada. “It was interesting to get a feel of how things are so similar but, in the same way realize how different people are and how their personalities interact,” Crystal shares.

Crystal became interested in politics after discussing the election and engaging in conversations about social issues with family friends who work for the government back home in China. Despite knowing a lot about the Chinese political system, Crystal yearned to know more about how the Canadian political system worked, the differences between the liberal party and conservative party, and how the two parties interacted to meet priorities and goals for all Canadians.

While at Question Period Crystal witnessed an intense situation, this situation later made the news as she watched from her hotel room: “It was an amazing opportunity to be witness to first hand information before it made the news.” Other highlights for Crystal included touring parliament and sitting in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s seat at the House of Commons. Upon returning to China for March Break Crystal attended a lecture by former US Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton, Dr. William Perry. “I’m interested in learning more about politicians and public figures’ careers and lives,” Crystal shares.

The Forum was a positive, knowledge enhancing experience for Erika and Crystal. Both girls left feeling inspired by the brilliant group of students from across Canada they had the opportunity to meet.

April 28

Parents' Guild Coffee House
Parents' Guild Coffee House
April 28

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Parents' Guild Coffee House

Parents & Guardians please join us for a coffee in the Common Room. 

7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Hope to see you there!

April 29

Girls' School Advantage Event
Girls' School Advantage Event
April 29

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We are pleased to be a part of this event taking place at Upper Canada College on Saturday, April 29th from 1 - 3 p.m.

This event is an opportunity for prospective families and community-based organizations to learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls school.

CLICK HERE for more information and to RSVP for the event.

May 4

Spring Concert
Spring Concert
May 4

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Join us for an evening of beautiful music!

Spring Concert

Thursday, May 4

More information to follow shortly.