Congratulations to all Falcon scientists! 👍
Lisa Ding and Mahi Patel won the Outstanding Research Award (Top 6 Projects) and were awarded $200 and a medal.
Aum Shah and Vincent Jean Louis also won the Outstanding Research Award (Top 6 Projects) and were awarded $200 and a medal.
Teethal Patel won the Dr. Gunther Plattner Memorial Award Excellence in Physics with his project on Human Powered Energy.
Aum and Vincent won the Manufacturing Process Integration Quality Control Trophy for best in Electronics, Electricity, Electrical Engineering and/or Related Technology
Ved Patel and Sibtain Raza won the Ontario Power Generation Inc Trophy for Best in Energy.
Mahi and Lisa won the St. Lawrence College Health Sciences Trophy for Best in Botany
Mahi and Lisa won the Rotary Club on Cornwall Plaque for Best Junior.
Lisa and Mahi won the full-sponsored trip to compete at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, May 12 to the 18th!!
Your Falcon family is proud of all of your accomplishments.
Please visit our Facebook page for pictures from the Science Fair: https://www.facebook.com/htfalcons/?hc_ref=ARSHLUauFpzk8FbvCvdGb6JSDkyyw2YPNOKJEuuQwGesQKezvD-c3iqVtEEEaAwskBk
On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Grade 10 students across the province will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). It will also be written by students who were previously eligible but have not yet written the test or who were unsuccessful on their first attempt. The OSSLT is administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an independent agency of the Government of Ontario, in order to determine whether students have acquired the minimum literacy (reading and writing) skills expected by The Ontario Curriculum across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9.
On April 10, students should arrive at school no later than 9:00 am and be in their assigned classrooms by 9:10 am. A light breakfast of bagels and juice will be available in the gym starting at 8:25 am and running until 8:50 am.
Please note that this date is the only opportunity for students to write the 2018 OSSLT. Students who are absent will have to wait until the spring of 2019 to write the test.
The test consists of two booklets, each containing multiple-choice and open-response questions. The test is given on one day in two 75-minute blocks. All of the questions are based directly on the expectations set out in The Ontario Curriculum, which is what teachers teach in the classroom every day. Students can prepare as they would for any other secondary school test.
Beginning this year, EQAO no longer requires Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for the following accommodations during the test: individual or small group setting, preferential seating in an assessment room, prompts for students with severe attention problems who are at risk of being off task for significant periods of time, and additional time. Accommodation decisions will be made based on the individual needs of each student.
In June, EQAO will send our school a report for each student who writes the OSSLT, and we will send it home at that time. The results are private and will give you an indication of how well your child is mastering the required literacy skills, which are the foundation for success in all subjects and in life beyond school. The OSSLT is a minimum competency test. Achievement is therefore reported as “successful” or “unsuccessful.” OSSLT results do not count toward students’ grades, but successful completion of the test is a requirement for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. There are supports for students who do not pass, including an opportunity to rewrite the test or to take the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course.
You can use your child’s results on the OSSLT to understand his or her strengths and areas for improvement, and to monitor and celebrate his or her progress. The results can also help you in discussions with teachers. As a school community, we use these results, along with other information, to guide our school improvement initiatives. This benefits not only your child but all the students in our school. The results are also used by our school board and the Ministry of Education to direct attention and resources where they are needed.
Please use the link for the English Department website holytrinityfalcons.cdsbeo.on.ca/for-parents/english-department/ for literacy supports. For more information about EQAO and to view a sample of its assessments, visit www.eqao.com.
Congratulations to our Senior Girls Volleyball, Junior Boys Basketball and Senior Boys Basketball teams for capturing their respective AA SD& G Championships. All three teams now move on to the EOSSAA championships the week of February 20th. Good Luck Teams!
Amazing news! HT’s “Stewards of Creation” video has won first place in the secondary category in the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association short video contest. Congratulations to all members of the Falcon Family who shared their time and talents in creating this meaningful video. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/htfalcons/ to see the video.
Our Open House for new grade 7 & 9 students and their parents, originally scheduled for Thursday January 18, has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Congratulations to the Junior Girls Basketball, Junior Boys Volleyball, and Senior Boys Volleyball teams for winning their respective SD&G AA Championships this week (November 7 & 9). The Junior Girls beat our cross town rivals St. Joseph’s Panthers 61-32 in the AA Final. The Junior Boys beat St. Joseph’s in 3 straight sets and the Senior Boys beat the Panthers 3-1 to complete a sweep of the volleyball titles. For championship team pictures please visit the Athletics Page and the 2017-2018 Championships link. Well done Falcons!
The Junior Girls team is pictured below after ringing our Victory Bell.
Catholic schools have been part of Ontario communities for over 170 years and play a vital role in the province by producing graduates who are collaborative contributors to the common good of society.
The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) provides the provincial voice for elected Catholic school trustees to promote and protect publicly funded Catholic education. The OCSTA has launched a new campaign, called Together in Faith, to strengthen support for Catholic education in Ontario.
Parents are invited to sign up and join in strengthening our community of support for Catholic education in Ontario by visiting www.togetherinfaith.ca. When you sign up, you will be provided with ongoing information about our Catholic system and will be counted among the many Ontarians who want to protect our incredible Catholic schools.
Thank you for continuing to choose Catholic education. We look forward to continuing this journey together.
Congratulations to our Cross Country Running team for their excellent results at the 2017 SD&G Cross Country Championships hosted here at HT on October 18th. Our girls’ teams took home the midget, senior, and overall girls’ titles. Individually, HT’s Emma Bowles in midget girls, Connor Hum in midget boys, and Nick Chaput in senior boys came in first in their respective races. Well done Falcons!!! Please visit the Athletics Page for team pictures.
2017 Cross Country Team
Midget boys champ Connor Hum; Senior Boys Champ Nick Chaput; Midget Girls’ Champ Emma Bowles
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Holy Trinity celebrated the life of Gord Downie on October 20 2017. As a uniform school, the students dressed down and provided donations to fund the Holy Trinity Indigenous Studies Program. In connection with Gord’s support for providing more awareness of Indigenous needs in Canada, the staff and students believed that his legacy will live on at Holy Trinity through more Indigenous education programs. During the day, Tragically Hip concerts streamed on the televisions throughout the school, Hip songs played over the PA system during breaks, and at lunch a group of staff members and students performed four songs including Bobcageon, Wheat Kings, Fiddler’s Green and Ahead By a Century. Students filled the school’s atrium and sang songs together. In Canadian History classes, teachers taught lessons dealing with the impact the iconic singer had on the fabric of Canada. Local media picked up the story and by the end of the day students had a greater appreciation of the band and the humanitarian work of the late singer. The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario has made Indigenous Studies a priority and have funded programs which bring to light the needs of the Indigenous people of Canada.