Trafalgar Day

An all-school event, Trafalgar Day marks the official last day of the school year and recognizes the many achievements of our students, awarding prizes, medals and certificates for outstanding successes in front of an audience of all parents and guests. Most importantly, this event marks the commencement ceremony and diploma presentation for our graduating class and their families. Trafalgar Day is followed by a light lunch. 
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Awards Day

This all–school event is held the Friday prior to Trafalgar Day. Students are honoured for their co-curricular activities. Sports pins and Community Service pins and the House Cup are among the recognitions received. Following the morning ceremony a luncheon is served.
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Arts Week 2016

A week of celebrating the arts and the talents of our students.

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May Court Festival 2016

It was a beautiful warm day as we welcomed over 800 people to celebrate our May Court Festival.

From the ceremony crowning our May Queen & her counsellors, to the festival where there were wagon rides, jumping castles, art tours and a strawberry social; just to name a few of the fun things that happened that day!

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Grad Tea

Congratulations to the Grade 12 students who were welcomed into the Alumnae Association with the tradition of Grad Tea.  At this celebration, past Trafalgar students serve the new grads tea.

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Alumnae Event - SPiN

Thanks to all the past students who came out to the ping pong tourney in Toronto. This alumnae event was a great evening with lots of reconnecting and reminiscing about days at the Castle. Trafalgar students are truly sisters for life.
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Trafalgar students at camp

Grades 5 and 6 students headed to camp to connect directly with the curriculum. The girls studied science and social studies while away, as well as did some team building on the high ropes in snow! Activities included Invertebrate Study at the Wetland, Day in the Life of a Voyageur, Campfire (in the teepee!) and the girls' favourite The Survival Game.

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Alumnae Luncheon

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Drama Night

The two evenings of theatrical performances featuring students were a success. They received resounding applause from the proud parents, families, staff, and friends who gathered for the performances.

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Stronghold Challenge 2016

Armed with boundless zeal and infectious team spirit, Trafalgar’s FIRST Robotics Team 1547 "Where’s Waldo?" has kicked off its 12th season of competition in the Stronghold challenge.

Given six weeks to design, build and program a robot, the team is confident and is raring to go. 

We will follow the team as they progress through their six-week build season and provide insight into their process. 

Let’s watch the magic happen!

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Honour Society Dinner

The Honour Society Dinner dates back to 1979, under Principal Craig Kamcke’s leadership. Mr. Kamcke established the event in recognition of students’ achievements in reaching the Honour Roll. Honour Roll Students in Grade 5 to 12 who have achieved Honour Roll standing are recognized for their high academic success at this prestigious event. This evening is by invitation for Honour Roll students and their parents.
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Alumnae Social

We welcome back our Alumnae at this annual holiday event. A great event to re connect with friends.

Happy Holidays!

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Senior School Christmas Concert & Dinner

The Castle is always dressed in its Christmas best for the holiday season. Dating back to the late 1800s, the Christmas Dinners & Concerts are held over two nights in December with separate nights designated for Middle and for Senior Schools with parents in attendance. It is one of the oldest, most loved and special traditions of Trafalgar Castle School.

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Middle School Christmas Concert & Dinner

The Castle is always dressed in its Christmas best for the holiday season. Dating back to the late 1800s, the Christmas Dinners & Concerts are held over two nights in December with separate nights designated for Middle and for Senior Schools with parents in attendance. It is one of the oldest, most loved and special traditions of Trafalgar Castle School.

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FIRST LEGO League Tournament

Trafalgar Castle School hosted its 10th Annual Durham Regional East FIRST LEGO League tournament on December 5. With 16 teams registered and more than 130 students, 14 judges, 4 referees, 55 volunteers, and countless spectators, Trafalgar’s gymnasium was abuzz with the energy and excitement that comes only with LEGO.
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House Plays

House Plays began in the early 1950s and have become an integral part of the School’s House events. Each House performs a student-directed one-act play. The plays are objectively adjudicated by a community representative and awards are granted in a variety of categories. Congratulations to all:

Best Production:  Carter
Best Direction:  Maram and Bree - Carter
Best Actress: Zahra R.
Best Supporting Actress: Aislin B.
Costume:  Hare
Sets:  Farewell
Tech:  Maxwell
Adjudicator's Awards:
Best performance by an invertebrate:  Amelia B.
For versatility in character creation:  Yasmine A.

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Charity Castle Bazaar

Dating back to the early 1900s, the Bazaar is a time-honoured tradition bringing the entire Trafalgar and local community together for the School’s largest outreach initiative of the year.

The event featured student art, baked goods, wonderful holiday gift items, a Tea Room, international food, gingerbread decorating, used book sale, raffle and silent auction.  

This year’s Bazaar proceeds were directed to The Refuge, Hearth Place, Habitat for Humanity and the Multiple Sclerosis Society with proceeds from the silent auction being directed to the School’s scholarships and bursaries fund.

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Highway of Heroes Tribute

Trafalgar Castle School is thrilled to be joining the Highway of Heroes Tribute in their efforts to plant one tree for every fallen hero. One hundred and seventeen thousand trees will be planted along the stretch of highway from CFB Trenton to Keele Street in Toronto in honour of the men and women who have given their lives in the service of our great country.
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Haunted Castle

Over 300 people dared to enter the Haunted Castle.

An annual fundraiser for our senior school.

Congratulations to all involved a great event right before Halloween!

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Halloween

The school got all dressed up for Halloween

Check out some of the awesome costumes.

 

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Athletics Week

It was a week full of fun with games and activities

All in celebration of our athletics programs!

 

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Camping Retreat

The Camping Retreat was introduced in the mid 1980s by former Dean Charlotte Roberts as a way to kick off the new school year. The camaraderie begins when students and teachers enjoy a three-day excursion to reacquaint and meet new friends.

Students room together in their cabins and enjoy a variety of activities where their teamwork, cooperation, and leadership skills are strengthened. House colour clothing is worn at camp.

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