Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Student Senate

If you want to apply to the Halton District School Board Student Senate, please visit or speak to Sophie Schneider for more information!

Monday, 21 September 2015

SHAD Valley Application Deadline November 30th

SHAD is seeking exceptional students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with incredible intellect, drive, initiative and creativity, who are seeking an enrichment experience. 

SHAD is a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students – at a pivotal point in their education – to recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers. Each year, SHAD provides the opportunity for 600+ students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program, in-residence at one of our Canadian host universities, focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering & math). There are currently more than 14,800 SHAD alumni including 27 Rhodes Scholars, Top 40 Under 40 & Top 20 Under 20 award recipients, and many other accomplished professionals, all sharing the transformational SHAD experience and able to leverage their SHAD network for life. Founded in 1980, SHAD is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Students selected through the rigorous, competitive process for places in the summer program are top performers typically with grades over 90%, who are also well-rounded emerging leaders demonstrating initiative, creativity and flair. They are leaders in their schools, volunteers in their communities, and are often gifted musicians, artists and athletes.

The admission process is competitive, and the application takes into consideration both academic results and extra-curricular participation. 

The online application due date is November 30*, however you may submit your application any time before then as well. 

Apply at

Monday, 14 September 2015

Waterloo Unlimited

Waterloo Unlimited is an overnight enrichment opportunity hosted by the University of Waterloo. There are programs available for students in grades 10, 11 and 12.

If you thrive on academic challenge, are curious about an array of subjects and are looking to explore university life, you may be a candidate for Waterloo Unlimited, a unique enrichment experience for high school students of exceptional potential.

Each program focuses on a different theme—such as Design, Change or Research.

» Grade 12 Program | Road Map to Research | Nov. 18 – 20, 2015 |3-day program
Expect an immersive, pre-university experience including an introduction to the art
and science of reading academic papers, an opportunity to explore cutting-edge
discoveries with professors, and the chance to engage with student researchers.
Program fee: $300 (includes meals; includes HST)
Supervised hotel accommodation: $180
Application Deadline: October 7th, 2015

» Grade 11 Program | Theme of “Design” | March 14 - 18, 2016 | 5-day program
From engineering and the environment to science fiction and virtual reality,
students will spend a week exploring the theme of “Design” with a community of
like-minded peers.
Program fee: $500 (includes meals; includes HST)
Supervised hotel accommodation: $300
Application Deadline: December 16th, 2015

» Grade 10 Program | Theme of “Change” | May 15 – 19, 2016 | 5- day program
We live in the midst of change: technological change, social change, political
change, environmental change. In modern times humankind has experienced an
unprecedented rapidity of change. How do we adapt, or not adapt... and what are
the consequences? Students will consider the perspectives of scientists, engineers,
writers, and philosophers, as they examine the dynamics of “Change”.
Program fee: $500 (includes meals; includes HST
Supervised residence accommodation: $160
Application Deadline: March 9th, 2016

Waterloo Unlimited applications are available online:

Limited bursary support is available for students in financial need.
Visit our website for details.

If you have further questions, please contact our Program Co-ordinator at
519-888-4567, ext. 35176 or email

Math Contests!

Math contest forms are now available in guidance. The forms and money are due to Mr. Dick in guidance before October 8th.

Don't be alarmed that there are only 2 contests available, as this only covers Fall contests. Most of our contests are in the spring, which is covered on another form.

Prep for these two contests is available online:

Sun Life Open (recommended for gr 12 students or exceptional students in lower grades):

CEMC (two versions, junior for 9/10, and senior for 11/12. Exceptional juniors can write the senior contest, but no student may write both on the same day):