Wednesday, 17 December 2014

La vraie France Vous Invite

Would you like to obtain a summer school French credit in the most incredible way possible? You can obtain either your grade 10 academic, or grade 11 or 12 university French credit, in Paris, France. The York Catholic District School board is offering this opportunity to any student that is a) working towards an OSSD, and b) has achieved at least a 65% in the prerequisite French course for the one you wish to take. The course runs from July 6 to 29, and includes tour groups, study tours, visits to Dieppe, and every other Paris-area attraction you could possibly imagine. You'll even be in France for the Bastille Day celebration on July 14th. There's an information session on Wednesday Feb 11th, 2015 at 7pm. The session is at the Catholic Education Centre, 320 Bloomington Rd W, Aurora, Ontario. The cost of the trip is $4790 CDN. Speak to Mr. Dick in guidance for application forms and guidelines if you're interested.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

2015-2016 Minister's Student Advisory Council

2015-2016 Minister's Student Advisory Council Applications are open for students in grades 7 - 12

The Minister's Student Advisory Council is a group of approximately sixty students from all parts of the publicly funded education system and regions of the province who share their ideas and provide advice to the minister on a variety of topics regarding Ontario's publicly-funded education system.  The application deadline is February 28, 2015.   For more information go to http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/students/speakup/msac.html.

St. Michaels University School Video Contest

St. Michaels University School in Victoria, BC, is putting on a video contest with a chance to win a full year boarding scholarship worth up to $50,000. 3 finalists will win an all expenses paid trip to Victoria with their parents to interview with SMUS Alumni (including NBA star Steve Nash).  All three finalists would have the opportunity to live on campus and study at St Michaels, one of the top boarding schools in Canada, with the winner getting a $50,000 scholarship, and the two finalists getting $10,000.

The contest is open to all students in grades 9-11 this year. Video submissions are due January 12, 2015, and you can see more information at http://bestschoolyearever.ca/

Contest guidelines: 
1. Upload a 2-3 minute video to a Youtube account:

- Tell us about yourself
- What would make the 2015-2016 school year the best ever?
- What do you like most about school?
- Why would you be a great addition to the SMUS student body?

2. Complete the online application at http://bestschoolyearever.ca/

3. Upload your two most recent report cards