Celebrating our Successes
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Celebrating our Successes
Congrats to the Programming Team as they took top spot at the
Board Level ECOO Programming Competition last Friday.
They were the first team on the board and maintained their lead throughout the entire competition. They now go to Kingston on April 29th to compete at the Regional competition.
The team consists of:
Carter Brown, Grade 10, Joshua Chung, Grade 11, Ian Desson Grade 11, and Alden Ng Grade 12
Congratulations Gentlemen and Good Luck in Kingston!
Our top chef, Janus Ponciano, continues on his path to culinary excellence. He took third place at the Eastern Ontario Skills Championships this past weekend! He now moves on to Toronto for three days in May to compete for top honours in the province at the Ontario Skills Championships.
Congratulations Janus and good luck in Toronto!
Yaqeen Nihad-Abdulkarim proudly shows in the attached picture a detailed and decorative Owl sitting on a perch that she created in welding class at St. Patrick’s High School. Not only is the project beautiful, but it is also utilitarian as it can also serve as a 'hanger.'
As a result of taking this course, Yaqeen now sees a future in welding. "As a young woman I was told that welding was for men only and that girls could never become a welder . . . but I never really listened to others and because I didn’t, I passed the class with one of the highest marks. I am very proud of myself for accomplishing the very first step to becoming a welder.” (Yaqeen Nihad-Abdilkarim)
St. Patrick's High School Math Department once again receives recognition. A video detailing some of the teaching strategies are highlighted Here. This video was shared as a resource with The Thinking Symposium Community which encompasses educators from the nine regional schools boards.
"The Global Solutions Wicked Problem task focused on Financial Inclusion was a fascinating project for my Grade 12 Economics class to undertake. This program encouraged research, independent thought, "non-Googleable" questions, collaboration and rich learning for students of all abilities. Some pupils found it challenging to work on a topic in which there are only more questions and few solid answers; it was an opportunity for them to push the boundaries of comfort and to be more creative." (Stephanie Pearson, Department Head - Contemporary Studies)
Students in the picture are: Ziad Barghouth, Armin MoarEfi, Nicole Whitla and Lia Singh.
Congratulations to St. Patrick's High School student, Jayceegabriel Calderon (L. 4th in picture), who won 2nd place on Sunday, January 8th in the Diane Deans Vision for 2067 Essay Contest! Jayceegabriel was presented his award for the Gloucester-Southgate Ward Essay Contest at the annual Community Open House in the Greenboro Community Centre.
The lucky students in St. Patrick's High School's Grade 11 Raising Healthy Children class got to spend the past week caring for newborn ducklings! They met their chicks the day after they hatched and formed an instant bond. They cared for them 24/7 - fed them, cleaned up after them, tucked them in at night, and brought them everywhere. Though the students recently had to say goodbye to their feathered friends, the experience is not one they’ll soon forget! For more details visit
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