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In celebration of Diwali our students are creating an art project. Mrs. Welbourn sketched the traditional rangoli drawing for the pattern and our student leaders Dolly S. and Mansi C. along with their peers, have been collaborating to make this project come to life. The goal is to have each person contribute to the piece. Once completed, we will add resin to the masterpiece so that we are able to display it permanently in the school.
Diwali is one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture. It's a five-day celebration that includes good food, fireworks, coloured sand, and special lamps. Diwali has become a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith: Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs.
On Thursday, October 22 Trafalgar Castle School held a ceremonial tree planting to launch its partnership with the Highway of Heroes Tribute. The Tribute’s goal is to plant one tree for every fallen hero along the stretch of highway from CFB Trenton to Keele Street in Toronto in honour of the 117,000 men and women who have given their lives in the service of our great country.
“As a School, we teach our students about the importance of being actively engaged as members of the community in which they live,” said Head of School Dr. Leanne Foster. “I can’t think of a more meaningful partnership to model these values.”
Foster was joined by newly elected MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes and Town of Whitby Councillor Chris Leahy who offered congratulatory remarks to the School; Durham Regional Police Services Chief Paul Martin; Nicholas Webb, Chief Fire Prevention Officer and current serving Regimental Sergeant Major, The Toronto Scottish Regiment; the School’s own faculty and Lieutenant Navy Melissa Knight-Johnson from HMCS York; Gary Lewis, Superintendent, Region of Durham Paramedic Services; Richard Martin, Chair and Scott Maxwell, Executive Director, Wounded Warriors; Trafalgar faculty, staff, students, parents; and community members.
In addition Scott Bryk, Executive Director, Highway of Heroes Tribute spoke about his excitement for the Tribute to be launched in the Town of Whitby. “There is something so meaningful and uniquely Canadian about the Highway of Heroes Tribute,” said Bryk. “It’s a wonderful way to transform something sad into something beautiful and meaningful that also captures and honours the past, while giving hope to the future.”
The ceremony commemorated the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who was shot and killed during the attack on Parliament Hill. Students participated in the all-school event through their procession to the planting site where each student laid a handmade Pinwheel for Peace at the site of the three trees. Foster, Ceasar-Chavannes, Leahy and Bryk took part in the ceremonial earth turning before the group observed a moment of silence. Following the ceremony guests enjoyed a reception in the School’s Common Room.
The inaugural planting is part of the School’s longer-term commitment to the Highway of Heroes Tribute with more planting slated for spring.
The gymnasium was a hub of activity as students and parents explored Trafalgar Castle School’s extensive co-curricular offerings at this year’s Co-Curricular Fair on September 15. All clubs and athletic teams set up booths to share information about commitments, participation and expectations as they vied for students new and old, to join their ranks.
“In order to truly optimize the student experience we encourage each Trafalgar girl to participate in at least one co-curricular activity,” said Athletic Director Melissa Knight-Johnson. “The fair offers students a unique opportunity to explore their options and find a fit that really works for them.”
This year’s fair also saw the addition of a variety of health and wellness agencies from across Durham Region join us to increase awareness about services available to students within their community.
“We had a tremendous showing at this year’s fair and look forward to lots of excitement around co-curricular involvement this year,” said Ms. Knight-Johnson.
All parents & guardians are welcome to join us for a coffee in the Common Room.
Hope to see you there!
Experience the magic of the season with us as you enjoy a delicious buffet, crafts, entertainment and a special visit from Santa.
Tickets to this event are SOLD OUT
If you are interested in having advance notice for Breakfast with Santa 2016 please email Sarah Harries-Taylor
Trafalgar Castle School will host the FIRST LEGO League Durham East Regional Tournament. Welcoming more than 130 students to compete in an exciting day of science and technology innovation, teamwork, and enthusiasm. Students showcase their research and design prowess through LEGO robotics.