The Latest HTS News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Forty-six HTS Students Soar to New Heights

    Brian Csinos, Director of Experiential Learning
    The Trinitarian Award, which was launched in the spring of 2014, is designed to encourage students to soar to their fullest potential and engage in their own personal growth. This prestigious award has three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Students develop competencies in experiential learning which includes various experiences in physical recreation, arts, service, global education and leadership.
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  • Walking Beside Others, 2020 Sharing Day Challenge

    Sarah Dharamshi, Grade 12 Service Prefect
    The Sharing Day Challenge has become a tradition for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to share with the HTS community their experience and engagement to serve a charity or organization. 

    To participate, students submitted a 60-second persuasive pitch video explaining their involvement with a charity or organization. The Selection Committee, composed of faculty and students, narrowed down submissions to three finalists.
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  • Staying Active in Creative Ways

    Neil Morgan, Director of Athletics
    Our goal of staying active during these unusual times has certainly been a challenge, but not unrealistic. In order to remain physically and mentally healthy, we must be encouraged to get up and move as frequently as possible. HTS boasts almost 50 athletic teams for good reason. Seventeen of these teams would have been running (pun intended) daily until the end of May. Since this is currently not possible, many of our athletes have been finding creative ways to stay active at home in order to maintain or improve their athletic skills.
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  • HTS Student Life Continues to Thrive, Remotely

    James Darling, Director of Character and Leadership Development
    From the dedication of our student leaders and support from their teacher advisors, HTS Student Life continues to thrive, remotely, with a number of clubs and student-run initiatives taking place.
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  • HTS Loans 3D Printers to STEM Minds to Assist in Creation of PPE

    In response to the shortage of medical face masks in hospitals and health care centres, companies and individuals around the world have been using 3D printers and laser cutters to create face shields to protect hospital workers.

    Earlier this week, STEM Minds announced that they would be using their 3D printers and laser cutters to produce masks as well as face shields to donate to local health care workers. We were eager to help in any way we could during this time of need and offered to loan HTS’ three largest 3D printers to STEM Minds to assist them in this project.
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  • HTS and Aramark Donate 4,000 Pairs of Nitrile Disposable Gloves to Markham Stouffville Hospital

    Earlier this week, HTS and our food provider, Aramark, donated 4,000 pairs of nitrile disposable gloves to the Markham Stouffville Hospital. 

    Mr. Chris Cody, Director of Operations, who is an essential worker, retrieved the disposable gloves from HTS’ facilities storage and Dining Hall, and delivered them to the Markham Stouffville Hospital where they were most appreciative of the donation.
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  • Empowering the children of Guatemala through Education

    Citizenship is one of HTS’s six competencies that is incorporated in our academic and co-curricular programming to prepare students for life. In the big picture, citizenship encourages students to think as global citizens and grasp a greater understanding of diverse cultures. In her Spanish classes, Ms Andrea Schaaf invited Mr. John Eby, co-founder of Developing Scholars, to help students make connections between their learning, life and the communities around them.
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  • More Than the Game of Basketball at the U13 CAIS National Basketball Tournament

    Mateo K. and Evan S., Grade 7 Students and U13 Boys Basketball Team Co-captains
    From January 28 to 31, we travelled to Montreal, Quebec, to participate in the U13 CAIS National Basketball Tournament hosted by Lower Canada College and Selwyn House School. We were one of the 18 teams from across Canada to participate in this annual tournament.
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  • Finding Support Through Teammates and Teachers

    Elizabeth Wilkinson, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
    At five years old, Mia Bek’s parents enrolled her in figure skating lessons to learn a new skill. What they didn’t know at the time, is the passion she would develop for the sport and the places it would take her. Ten years later, Mia travelled to Zagreb, Croatia, to compete with Gold Ice Junior representing Team Canada, in the Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy.
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  • Melding Subjects, Experts and Plans for Social Change

    Katie Young, English Teacher
    This school year, students in Grade 11 had the opportunity to embark on a unique learning journey in an interdisciplinary studies course. This course focusses on social justice while blending the humanities with an English credit. The course is organized for students to develop a critical understanding of the theoretical, social and historical issues of equity and social justice present in our community, nation and beyond. Students have discussed and examined the ways we engage in the world around us as conscientious citizens who can effect positive change in our community and the global context. As an upcoming project in the course, students have been tasked with applying their learning to create a social action plan that will work to aid a cause.
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  • Students Host First Model United Nations Summit at HTS

    Kevin Q., Grade 12 Student and HTS MUN Secretary-General, and Daniel K., Grade 11 Student and HTS MUN Undersecretary-General
    On January 18 and January 19, Holy Trinity School had the privilege of hosting its inaugural Model United Nations Conference, HTSMUN 2020. 

    Welcoming over 60 delegates from Havergal College, Toronto French School and Villanova College, the weekend was the fruit of over nine months of planning. The organizational committee consisted of over 16 dedicated Senior School students with support from our Model UN faculty advisors, Ms Sarah Cowan, Ms Donita Duplisea and Mr. John Edgecombe.
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  • Creativity: Preparing Students for Future Success

    Elizabeth Wilkinson, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
    “85 percent of future jobs don’t exist yet. My curriculum has changed drastically since I began teaching in order to incorporate the skills that our students need to work on now to prepare them for the future.”
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  • #Hack4SocialImpact — The Relevant and Purposeful Uses of Blockchain

    Stephanie Stephens, Executive Director of Learning Innovation and Technology
    The hackathon from December 6 to 7, began with students combing through a large set of case studies to better understand why Blockchain Smart Contract development is the key to solving a host of global dilemmas. For example, contracts are currently being used to secure land ownership for the vulnerable in third world countries, boost climate action and ensure the integrity of supply chains. Without exception, every United Nations Sustainable Development Goal is connected with a remarkable solution that has made use of the relevant technology of Blockchain.
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  • Exploring Creativity in the Grade 8 Drama and Grade 12 Media Arts Interdisciplinary Zombie Project

    Lisa West, Middle School Drama Teacher
    Over the last two weeks, the Grade 8 drama and Grade 12 media arts classes were highly engaged with one another in a rich, authentic interdisciplinary project, creating and executing zombie films.
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  • The Hackergal Competition

    Stephanie Stephens, Executive Director of Learning Innovation and Technology
    Did you know that Statistics Canada reports that only 13% of Canadian girls would consider tech jobs in the future? Hackergal is a non-profit organization that strives to inspire a new wave of Canadian female coders. This week, 22 of our Grade 6, 7 and 8 female students participated in a live coding hackathon organized by Hackergal, along with 5,000 other students from across Canada.
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  • Battling Through Adversity — Division 2 Champions

    Jacob B., David N. and Qaylun S., Grade 12 students
    From November 20 to November 23, the Senior Boys Basketball Team, along with Mr. David Hughes and Mr. Neil Morgan, travelled to Sherbrooke, Quebec, to compete in the CAIS National Basketball Tournament hosted by Bishop’s College School. We played two round-robin games on Thursday and unfortunately didn’t get the results that we were hoping for, losing both games to strong opposition. This put us in Division 2 as the wildcard team.
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  • In the Spirit of Camaraderie

    by Fares N., Grade 11, and Riley W., Grade 10, HTSMUN Co-head Delegates
    From November 14 to 17, 25 HTS delegates and three faculty advisors of the HTS Model United Nations (HTSMUN) Team attended the 2019 Secondary Schools United Nations Symposium (SSUNS) in Montréal, QC. The HTS team was one of 2,000 delegates from 61 schools.

    The trip was an invigorating experience as we explored the cultural heart of Montréal, built new relationships with each other and students from other schools, as well as engaged in fruitful and exciting debates on a variety of issues.
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  • HTS Connections Week — A vibrant week of serving, learning and sharing!

    Sarah D., Grade 12 student, Service Prefect
    The aroma of hot chocolate in the air. Big smiles enticing you to buy just one more candy! To others outside of the HTS community, the halls in the school may appear to belong to a massive carnival or fair of some sort! But our community knows the characteristically joyful and bustling halls near the end of October all too well as a part of our annual service week.  
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  • Serving and Building Community — Martha’s Table

    Brian Csinos, Director of Experiential Learning
    Community engagement is a cornerstone of the HTS experience. It is also one of the three pillars of HTS’ experiential learning that strives for students to become active citizens. Over the past year, HTS students logged a total of 21,626 community service hours which equates to an economic impact of $583,902. One example of local community engagement our students and staff are involved in is the service they have been providing to Martha’s Table since 2012.
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  • Breakaway Trips — Experiencing the World Beyond our Classrooms

    James Darling, Director of Character and Leadership Development
    Megan H., Grade 11 student, said that she enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with all of the younger kids in Grade 6. “Sleeping in the cabins was a particularly powerful moment for me because we felt the full weight of the responsibility around being a leader, especially the night of the storm. I love the fact that I am now friends with some of the Grade 6 students.”
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