The music department is very busy preparing for their annual Christmas concert, feeder school concert and trip to Upper Canada Village . Our boys’ basketball teams, girls’ volleyball teams and boys and girls’ hockey teams see action this month. We also have the book fair in the library. The month culminates with our Christmas Spirit Week which includes a Green & Gold Day, Jersey Day, Twin Day, and Ugly Sweater Day. Please click on Upcoming Events to visit our school calendar for specific dates and times for our activities. Have a very Merry Christmas!
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.
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.
after Falcon Friendzee Results and as of October 16, 2017: Faith 8429; Hope 7848; Courage 6995; Justice 6079.
Go Falcons Go! For more pictures please visit Falcon Photos.
John is the 2017-2018 SD&G Junior Boys Tennis Champion. He is Holy Trinity’s first SD&G champion this year. Well done John!
Graduates should have made an appointment with their guidance counsellor to go over grad and post-secondary requirements. The early deadline for proof of community service is Friday October 20. Handing in your proof early earns your house points and gives you the chance to win a free grad gown rental or a free grad picture sitting fee.
November 10th is the deadline to hand in your grad profile and pay the $30 grad gown rental fee. Graduate profiles should be completed as soon as possible. Scholarship and bursary opportunities have already been sent to grads who have handed in their profiles.
Important opportunities for senior students:
Interested in a military co-op with a chance to earn high school credits, complete basic military qualifications and get paid? A new partnership with the SD&G Highlanders will start in January 2018 with courses that take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and every second weekend. An information session will be held at Holy Trinity the week of October 23rd. Any interested students should see Mr. McCabe in guidance to register for the program. Space is limited.
Interested in a career as a Personal Support Worker? The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is offering full ride scholarships to Holy Trinity graduates this spring. Interested students should see Mr. McCabe in the guidance office to register for an information session explaining the program.
Interested in Hairstyling? The CDSBEO, in partnership with Elegance College and the Ministry of Advanced Education will be offering a new training program where students can earn their level 1 hairstyling for free. If interested in this opportunity, please see Mr. Dionne in the co-op office.
Staff, students and former Falcons welcomed teams from Eastern Ontario as Holy Trinity and St. Joseph’s hosted the 1st Annual Elizabeth Denis Memorial Basketball Tournament, formerly known as the Panther/Falcon Classic Girls Basketball Tournament. The tournament was renamed in honor of Elizabeth, Class of 2007, who captained the senior girls basketball team for three years and helped open our new gym in 2004 by taking our first ceremonial jump ball. She lived her life as a leader, in high school as a student, athlete and artist, and after leaving the Falcon’s nest, as a teacher and advocate who educated thousands who followed her on her “Lizzie’s lungs” health blog and Facebook page on how lung cancer can affect anyone.
All proceeds from the tournament will go towards an annual bursary awarded at Holy Trinity and St. Joseph’s in Elizabeth’s name, celebrating excellence in academics, arts & athletics.
Pictured below, Robyn and Louis Denis, Elizabeth’s parents, and Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s captains take the ceremonial jump ball.
Pictured below: St. Joe’s captain and Liz take first ceremonial jump ball and play first game at Holy Trinity September 2004.
More pictures captured at the tournament can be viewed at Falcon Photos.