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2019-06-21

2019-06-21 15:13:44

Mentor and TEAM Will Miss These 2019 Retirees


At the end of the 2018-2019 school year, we said farewell and good luck to three long-time staff members.
Mrs. Kantimer is one of the longest-serving teachers at the schools and has been with us since 1986. Over that time, she has taught students from Grades 5 to ...

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2019-09-05

2019-09-05 20:24:20

Welcome Back!


Welcome back! There were smiles across all campuses yesterday as returning students reunited with old friends and new students were welcomed into the Mentor/TEAM family! We wish everyone a great year full of learning, laughter, and life-long memories!

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2019-09-19

2019-09-19 20:22:47

WE Day: Madeline, Students Represent School


Great day today for Mentor College / TEAM School TAG and LFC at the WeDay event at Scotiabank Arena! Grade 12 Mentor student Madeline Dimakos was chosen to represent the school by speaking in front of a packed arena! Hear what she had to say.

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2019-09-30

2019-09-30 19:02:32

School Community Observes Orange Shirt Day


Today, students across all campuses participated in #orangeshirtday by wearing orange shirts, ribbons, or stickers. Orange Shirt Day commemorates all of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who were forced to leave their homes and communities to attend ...

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2019-10-09

2019-10-09 12:58:21

2019 Speaker Series: Eddy Robinson


Mentor College/TEAM School are proud to welcome Indigenous artist, activist, and educator Eddy Robinson to the school for the 2019 Speaker Series. As an Anishinaabe/Muskegowuk Cree of the Missanabie Cree First Nation, Eddy Robinson faced a lot of struggles growing up ...

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2019-11-14

2019-11-14 18:36:16

Thank You For Your Support!


Mr. Macdonald enlisted the help of Caleb, Owen, Flynn, and Molly to present funds raised at school events, including the year-end plays of TEAM School and the Primary and Intermediate divisions, to Deloan D’sa and Kathleen Cymek from the Trillium Health Partners ...

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2019-12-11

2019-12-11 17:07:16

Habitat Club Gets Creative to Help Families


An amazing group of students participated in a Revive Center Day with Habitat for Humanity. Students had the opportunity to create charcuterie boards from African redwood and serving trays from palettes. The results were spectacular.
Student worked with sanders, ...

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2020-01-28

2020-01-28 14:56:36

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Conference 2020


Gender equity is not a woman’s issue. It is a human issue that affects each and every one of us. Regardless of how an individual identifies themselves, they should receive equal treatment. With these principles in mind, Mentor College held its first annual GEC (Gender ...

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2019-05-02

2019-05-02 14:58:26

Talking AP with Mr. Whyte


This week, we sit down with Mentor’s High School principal Mr. Whyte to talk about the popular AP (Advanced Placement) programme:
Can you tell us a little about the AP programme?
Mentor College is an AP (Advanced Placement) school and at this time of year ...

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2019-07-12

2019-07-12 13:49:45

Congratulations to the High School Class of 2019


We wish the graduates of the Class of 2019 continued success as they prepare for post-secondary school life.
On June 24, Mentor College bid farewell to the 2019 High School graduating class of 2019. At the annual commencement ceremony, 165 graduates crossed the ...

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2019-08-29

2019-08-29 14:39:10

HS Division Welcomes new Int'l Students!


What a great morning! Thank you to all of the student volunteers who donned their uniforms almost a full week before the first day of school to help with International Student Orientation! New students had the opportunity to learn about everything from schedules, ...

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2019-09-03

2019-09-03 20:57:16

New High School Student Orientation Day


It was a lot of fun today at the Main Campus as new HS students came in for a pre-first-day visit! Over 200 new HS students took advantage of the opportunity to get some first-day tips from the principals, meet their homeroom teachers, take part in icebreaker ...

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2019-09-11

2019-09-11 18:00:25

Meet Your 2019/2020 High School Student Council!


Congratulations to the winners of the 2019-2020 Mentor College High School Student Council Election! As principal Mr. Whyte told all of the candidates before making the announcement, "you are all winners. The fact that you have put yourself out there and contributed ...

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2019-09-25

2019-09-25 17:09:48

HS Cross-Country Starts Off On The Right Foot!


Congratulations to the HS runners, who had a great day at the Bagpipe Invitational at Erindale Park. Our top finishers were Caden Roberts (9th in the Junior Boys race) and Rebecca Wong (15th in the Senior Girls race). Caden also broke our school 5k record by more than ...

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2019-10-07

2019-10-07 12:51:52

Amazon Delivers the Goods!


On Friday, October 4, senior business students went to the Amazon Fulfillment Centre to find out what happens once we all click the “place order” button.
We saw a fully digital warehouse, distribution and fulfillment network that moves goods between locations ...

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2019-10-07

2019-10-07 17:45:38

Life Begins at the End of your Comfort Zone


For three weekends in September, Ms. Coopman and Mr. Baird’s fearless leadership classes tackled several challenges at the Outdoor Education Centre. They began the weekend by climbing the high-ropes course while classmates belayed them, and undergoing several ...

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2019-10-08

2019-10-08 12:47:19

The Bata Shoe Museum Inspires Writer's Craft


On Monday, Ms. Saplys' Writer's Craft students went downtown to be inspired by various collections at the Bata Shoe Museum. This field trip was meant to be a a study in characterization. We all wear shoes and give them very little deeper thought. But shoes are like ...

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2019-10-08

2019-10-08 21:09:00

Students Begin University Application Process


This morning, head of guidance, Mr. Cowle met with senior students for the annual Grade 12 University Preparation Meeting. Students each received a copy of the Guide For Grade 12 Graduates and learned about the university application process: OUAC due dates, admission ...

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2019-10-09

2019-10-09 16:19:08

Zoe & Mitchell at ROPSSAA Golf: 4th Place Finish


Congratulations to Zoe Pan and Mitchell Grey on their 4th place finishes at the ROPSSAA Golf Championships. We are so excited by the skill and focus that these two grade 9s demonstrated on the course at Lionhead G.C.C., considering this was their first High School ...

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2019-10-10

2019-10-10 13:57:48

Great Results At Heart Lake!


The HS cross-country team ran hard at the Heart Lake Invitational, our last race before the ROPSSAA championship meet. Our top finishers were Rebecca Wong (8th in the Senior Girls race) and Simon Fernandes (10th in the Junior Boys race). With results like these, both ...

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2019-10-15

2019-10-15 13:54:35

Athletic Association Car Wash: This Friday


The High School Athletic Asociation's annual charity car wash takes place this Friday! Proceeds from the event will be donated to Right To Play, a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity.

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2019-10-21

2019-10-21 17:01:15

HSAA Car Wash: $300 for Right To Play!


Last Friday, the High School Athletic Association hosted its annual charity car wash. Both the sun and students' spirits were shining bright as the group raised over $300 for Right to Play - an organization that works tirelessly getting kids involved in sports across ...

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2019-10-25

2019-10-25 14:51:29

HS Cross-Country at ROPSSAA Championships!


The HS cross-country team had a great day at the ROPSSAA meet! Special mention goes to Wahaj Khan, who ran almost four minutes faster than his previous race. Our top finishers were Simon Fernandes (8th of 170 junior boys) and Rebecca Wong (8th of 200 senior girls). ...

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2019-10-29

2019-10-29 12:47:14

Notes At Noon


Last Friday was the first Notes at Noon of the school year. The performances this month included:
Adam Hadzikadunic (Guitar/Vocals): "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Brock Josipovic (Guitar): "Under The Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

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2019-11-15

2019-11-15 14:42:34

Congratulations, HS Speech Competition Winners!


The High School Division's annual Speech Competition took place on Wednesday - with class winners from last month's Speech Night competing for their respective grade's top prize!
Here are the winners:
Grade 12 - Peter Li, "Facing Challenges"Grade 11 - ...

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2019-11-18

2019-11-18 14:22:00

Mentor Takes Manhattan!


Over the November long weekend, a group of HS students and staff had the opportunity to travel to New York City for a fun and educational tour of the city. Here is what two students, Reine and Michael, had to say:
Reine Tahan (Grade 11):
This November long ...

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2019-11-22

2019-11-22 19:40:18

Mentor has NO LIMITS!


Yesterday, senior accounting students from Mentor went to the CPA No Limits Conference to learn about what it takes to be a Chartered Professional Accountant.
More importantly, they were able to meet with several CPAs across a wide variety of industries and to ...

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2019-11-22

2019-11-22 20:02:08

Mentor Wrestlers Have a Great Day at Bishop Ryan


On Friday, the wrestling team took a squad of 14 wrestlers to Hamilton to compete at the Bishop Ryan Tournament. For some of the athletes this was only their second time competing in the sport. All wrestlers are to be proud of their accomplishments and the coaches are ...

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2019-11-25

2019-11-25 14:01:14

Teamwork, Bonding, & Success at SSUNS


Recently, the Model UN team attended the annual Secondary Schools’ United Nations Symposium (SSUNS) in Montreal. The team bonded over shared successes in committee, the pain of wearing business formal, eating numerous crêpes, and the opportunity to practice everyday ...

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2019-11-25

2019-11-25 15:10:47

Excellence at DECA!


On Saturday, the DECA team took part in the annual regional competition at Sinclair Secondary School in Whitby. Months of preparation certainly paid off as the team went on to its most successful regional result in Mentor College history, with 50 awards total!

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2020-01-14

2020-01-14 16:48:38

Congratulations, Senior Math Stars!


We would like to congratulate the following students on their recent success in the University of Waterloo Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest. These students obtained excellent results and, for their effort, were awarded medals and certificates of distinction

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2020-01-17

2020-01-17 19:34:41

Filmmaker and Mentor Alumnus Visits Media Classes


Mentor alumnus (Class of 2013) and independent filmmaker Ajay Rahkraj spoke to all of Mr. Brewster's Grade 12 media students about his experiences and path to being a filmmaker.
The entertaining presentation touched on the methods of filmmaking, film school, ...

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2019-10-10

2019-10-10 14:47:30

2019-2020 Intermediate Division Student Parliament


Congratulations to the newly-elected 2019-2020 Intermediate Division Student Parliament!
Grade 8 Prime MinistersAmare Getahun and Jayan Ali
Grade 7 Deputy Prime MinistersAmmar AdamAndrew Papaconstantinou
Grade 6 RepresentativesDaniel SlyBen ...

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2019-10-21

2019-10-21 15:04:22

Grade 8 Student Vote 2019


After spending the last month learning about the election and voting processes, as well as discussing the various political leaders and parties involved in today’s Canadian federal election, Mentor Grade 8 students had the chance to cast their very own votes! Using ...

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2019-12-02

2019-12-02 17:03:29

Christmas Greetings sent to CAF Members


Students in Ms. Suri's and Ms. Sarna's Grade 8 classes took some time in class to show their appreciation to the Canadian Armed Forces' men and women serving abroad during this holiday season. Each student wrote a personalized message of support and holiday cheer in a ...

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2020-01-15

2020-01-15 23:40:14

Nila & Killa Thrill Grades 7s/8s


Grade 8 student Emily Jeftovic submitted the following report:
Yesterday, Tuesday January 14 2020, two representatives from the Unity Charity came to Mentor College to give a presentation about resilience, respect, and much more. The Grade 7 and 8 students from ...

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2019-08-29

2019-08-29 18:32:08

Looking Forward to 2019-2020!


The staff at the Primary Campus is excited to welcome the students for the 2019-2020 school year! Since last week, teachers have been preparing their classes and lessons while the maintenance staff puts the finishing touches on getting the classrooms and hallways ...

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2019-09-26

2019-09-26 20:34:29

End Wall Soccer: Offensive, Defensive Skills


To start the school year, students in Grades 3 and 4 have been testing out their soccer skills playing End Wall Soccer. This variation of soccer allows for full class participation as students are required to protect the entire wall if they are not on the field of ...

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2019-12-09

2019-12-09 15:56:51

Grade 4s Enjoy Annual Medieval Feast


On Thursday, the Grade 4 students hosted the annual Medieval Feast! Each student dressed as his/her character in society and enjoyed a delicious meal. During the feast, the knights and crusaders were dubbed while honouring to deliver sweet treats to their teachers. ...

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2020-01-10

2020-01-10 13:57:55

Sequencing with STEM


This week, Mme Wertman's Grade 1 French students read a version of the story The Mitten by Jan Brett. After learning the vocabulary words for the animals, they ended the week with a sequencing activity. The students successfully coded a Bee Bot to get the animals ...

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