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2018-07-17 16:38:32

Congratulations, Class of 2018!

On Monday June 25, Mentor College & TEAM Secondary School bid farewell to its Class of 2018. For the first time, the commencement ceremony was held in June instead of in October.We congratulate valedictorian David Kumar and the entire class on their tremendous achievements ...



2018-09-11 13:18:10

Mentor/TEAM Blog Sept 11: Smart + Phones

The school year just started and right away, the issue of smart phones in Ontario classrooms is in the news. Globe and Mail Editorial, Cell Phones in Class There are viewpoints looking at this potential law strictly from a political sense, obviously. Whether the commentator ...



2019-01-18 14:41:46

2019 Culture Show: Tuesday February 12

Annual School-Wide Event Less Than a Month Away! With less than a month to go until the event, student organizers are busy with preparation for the annual Celebration of Cultural Diversity. With auditions complete, committee members are now focused on staging 3 diverse ...



2019-03-05 17:17:41

MinecraftEDU: 2019 March Break Camp

We still have spaces available at our Minecraft EDU March Break Camp. Campers will work together to explore exciting survival maps, build massive structures, and work cooperatively to solve problems and defeat challenges. This camp is fully adult-supervised and run on ...



2019-03-05 18:29:06

Mentoring: A Primary Campus Perspective

Primary Division French Teacher Mme Wertman Shares Her Observations I have been watching some of the student mentorship opportunities at Primary Campus this week. We have High School students working with Primary students as choreographers for the Fashion Show. We have High ...



2019-04-02 20:16:01

Fashion Show Premiere: Saturday, April 13

The 2019 Fashion Show is just under two weeks away! Tickets are available in each campus office: Preferred seats $80 (swag bag included, closest to stage) SOLD OUTGeneral seats $50Student seats $25 (seated in general seating only) Doors open at 6:00 PM to browse and bid on ...



2018-07-17 15:25:01

HS Students Exceed National Averages in AP Exams

The AP Program at Mentor College has again produced incredible results, far beyond other participating schools in Ontario and Canada. This is something to be very proud of. This standardized international AP exam program (administered by the U.S. based College Board) is ...



2018-11-14 15:22:17

Ballroom, Rumba, & Swing!

Club Members Keeping Their Feet Moving! Last Tuesday, the High School Ballroom Dance Club traveled to the Blue Heel Dance Studio in Port Credit for a session in rumba. The group's next trip will next session will be in East Coast Swing. We are looking forward to showing off ...



2018-11-30 20:31:30

Smoothie Day with the Healthy Lifestyle Committee

Another Graet Event courtesy of HLC! Thanks to the Healthy Lifestyle Committee for organizing today's Smoothie Day to help promote healthy eating for all staff and students at Mentor College. The most enjoyable aspect of this event was watching the students make the ...



2019-01-08 18:07:24

Financial Literacy at Mentor

These 4 Students Helped Mentor Place 4th! On December 5, 2018 students from Mentor College participated in the Financial Literacy Competition hosted by the University of Waterloo. This was Mentor’s first time competing in this contest and the results were outstanding! A ...



2019-01-15 21:04:08

Artists of the Month

Congratulations to the Artists of the Month for January! Sara Belas (Grade 12 Creative Writing): Sara has been quietly but consistently producing excellent work, both creatively and formatively, throughout the course of the year. Her writing exercises, when she shares them, ...



2019-01-17 21:06:29

2018 High School Musical: "Nothing but a Blast!"

The annual High School Musical is one of the highlights of the High School calendar! One of the highlights of the first term has always been the high school musical. This year, the drama department staged the production Sister Act. While the event provides students with ...



2019-01-27 01:58:57

Athlete of the Week: Shaan Grewal

Shaan Grewal - Senior Boys’ Basketball: As one of our captains this year, Shaan has been leading the team in more ways than one. As a player, he is often our top scorer, with a consistent three-point shot that is a cornerstone of our offensive play. He will just as easily ...



2019-01-27 02:00:26

Athlete of the Week: Raquelle Martinez

Raquelle Martinez - Junior Girls' Volleyball: Raquelle has been an integral part of our Junior Girls' Volleyball team all season. Recently, she has impressed with her ability to implement new techniques and push herself to be better each week of practice. This was apparent ...



2019-02-01 17:45:53

‘Didn’t You Ask For It’ by Daisy Cai

Congratulations to Grade 12 student Daisy Cai. Her latest poem ‘Didn’t You Ask For It’ has been selected for publicaiton in Double Take Magazine, a website that features original stories, essays, poetry, digital and visual art created by young artists. Read her honest, raw ...



2019-02-04 14:40:36

AOTW: Jessica Fone - Volleyball

At the Mayfield tournament last Thursday, Jessica demonstrated the leadership that prompted her teammates to elect her as co-captain of the team. Jessica's hustle and determination in the first game of the day led the bantams to a 25-13 win over a junior team that is in 2nd ...



2019-02-04 14:41:51

AOTW: Vaikunthan Thanarajah - Wrestling

Vaikunthan Thanarajah is this week's male athlete of the week. Vaikunthan is in grade ten and has already become one of the best leaders we have on the team. This past weekend in Brampton, Vaikunthan placed 5th at the Ontario Cadet Championships. Vaikunthan always puts in ...



2019-02-04 18:50:46

Ici on parle français!

The Grade 12 French as a Second Language class is much more than studying verb conjugations and new vocabulary words. The students, having completed Gaston Leroux’s “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra”, were busy sharing their analysis of each character on the board in preparation for ...



2019-02-05 19:28:29

Gender Equity Conference: February 21

Date: Thursday February 21, 5:00 PMLocation: O’Brien HallTickets: $10 - sold during lunch in Main Campus lobby starting Wednesday February 6 We are proud to announce that the conference will address a wide variety of topics in regards to equity, diversity and inclusion. The ...



2019-02-08 17:08:00

Mentor College Health and Wellness Conference

Mentor College will be hosting their Health and Wellness Conference on Tuesday, February 26th. This event will be focusing on teenage mental health and mindfulness. Speakers this year will include a psychotherapist who will be guiding students through several activities to ...



2019-02-18 21:07:51

Wrestlers 3rd at Jr. ROPSSAA championships!

Mentor College junior wrestlers were small but mighty last Thursday at the Region of PSAA Championships. With a team of mainly rookies, Mentor showed that hard work and effort pays off with a fantastic showing. The coaches are very proud of the athletes and excited for ...



2019-02-19 14:33:35

Athlete of the Week: Thomas Meandro

Over the last two wrestling seasons, Thomas has shown a huge level of commitment to the wrestling program even though he has had to overcome two very serious injuries over that time period. Regardless of these setbacks, Thomas continued to come to practice while injured to ...



2019-02-21 18:34:34

The Laurel: March 6

The Laurel, A Writing Festival is quickly approaching on Wednesday, March 6th. Tickets are now available at the main office or from Ms. Wilkinson. Please come and support all of the talented writers, performers and creators at Mentor! ...



2019-02-22 14:07:48

Wrestlers Qualify for OFSAA Championships!

Mentor College wrestlers battled through a long day at Thursday’s ROPSSAA Championships at Turner Fenton Secondary School. Although the competition was fierce, the junior athletes were able to make their presence known amongst the competitors in the field. Here are some ...



2019-02-25 14:22:32

Athlete of the Week: Stephen Pascual-Swimming

Stephen is in his second year with the high school swimming team. He said to his coaches at the beginning of the season that he wanted to go to OFSAA and he made it possible this season with his effort and his attendance. He made some real strides in the technical ...



2019-02-25 14:53:49

Athlete of the Week: Andrew Feng-Table Tennis

Andrew completed his rookie season with a silver medal at the ROPSSAA Championships. He competed in the junior boys’ singles division, and was able to win his way to the gold medal match. Although he is disappointed with his result in the final match, we feel as though he ...



2019-02-28 21:10:57

Waterloo Mathematics Contest: Students in Top 25%

At the end of last term, High School students participated in the prestigious University of Waterloo Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest. Mentor students did exceptionally well - with the following students placing in the top 25% nationwide. Back row: Xingzuo Zhou, Jiran, ...



2019-03-04 15:10:39

Athlete of the Week: Jared Nanthakumar

At our most recent hockey tournament at York University, Jared performed exceptionally well in net. He made approximately 30 saves to give our team a chance to win. Many of these were of an acrobatic nature. As a Grade 11 student, both coaches are excited that Jared will be ...



2019-03-04 19:12:36

Final Examinations: Schedule & Procedures

Final examinations in the High School Division will take place from Tuesday June 4 to Friday June 14, 2019. Final Exam ScheduleFinal Exam Procedures ...



2019-03-07 13:34:38

Thanks for CARE-ing

The CARE club wishes to thank everyone who supported its Cupcake Day. The group has donated $200 to the Milton/Oakville Humane Society, as part of the National Cupcake Day. After March Break, the club will be collecting mascara wands for cleaning small animals that have ...



2019-03-07 18:35:55

Student Work Takes Centre Stage at Laurel!

First-Ever Writing Festival Highlights Students' Written Work: Plays, Prose, and Poetry Last night, the Mentor College High School Division hosted a brand new event called, The Laurel: A Writing Festival. The event provided students with a passion for the arts the ...



2019-03-08 15:30:49

Mentor College Wrestlers Make Impact at OFSAA!

The Mentor College wrestling team made a name for itself at the OFSAA wrestling Championships in Ottawa March 4-6. Sending two athletes, both exceeded expectations finishing within the top 8 athletes in the province. Grade 10 wrestler Vaikunthan Thanarajah wrestled tough ...



2019-03-08 21:35:09

Students Celebrate International Women's Day

Sydney Gutelius, Sara Hudda, and Haneen Malik were invited to attend Mayor Crombie's International Women's Day Breakfast today at City Hall. Our students were inspired by the keynote speaker, The Honourable Jean Augustine. While she spoke about the origins of IWD and the ...



2019-04-01 15:39:03

Athletes of The Week: Joelle Lui & Kyle Ma

Joelle and Kyle competed in the mixed doubles division in the Mentor Badminton Funfest last week. They played great positional badminton and tore through the competition en route to a first-place finish. This is Joelle's second win in this tournament in as many years. We ...



2019-04-01 16:29:23

France/Switzerland: Fun, Educational Travel

Over the March break, a group of high school students traveled to Europe to experience French culture in a way they had never done so before! The trip started in Geneva, Switzerland with a scavenger hunt that took the students through the town to learn about its history and ...



2019-04-03 16:53:40

High School Music Students Experience "Pura Vida"

“Pura Vida” is the national saying of Costa Rica. Translated literally, it means “pure life” or “simple life” but as a group of music students learned in March 2019, it symbolizes the way that Costa Ricans look at themselves and the natural beauty of their country. Since ...



2019-04-08 16:16:06

Athletes of the Week: Christine & Carsen

Christine Macpherson (Girls’ Cricket): When the girls' cricket team was faced with not having a keeper for its recent game, the coaches asked Christine if she would stand in at practice. She ended up doing it so well that she was asked to play the position for a game later ...



2019-04-08 16:39:23

Boys' Soccer at MSL Tournament: Great Effort

Last Friday, the varsity boys' soccer team traveled to the Hershey Centre to compete in the annual MSL tournament. Through four games, the Marauders finished with 1 tie and 3 losses. Despite the record, the boys played very well and coaches McCallen and Blackwell were ...



2019-04-09 12:09:34

Outreach Volunteers Weaving Their Way to Help

Outreach volunteers who spent yesterday at the Central Mississauga Library helping to make mats from milk bags. The milk bag mats offer people without beds, an invaluable, durable and washable alternative to sleeping on the often cold and damp ground. Not only can these ...



2019-04-11 17:14:42

Valedictorian Speaks From the Past...1998!

I was cleaning some folders on my computer last week and I stumbled upon the Class of 1998 address by valedictorian, Heather Giannandrea. Heather was a long-time student at Mentor and is now a mergers and acquisitions lawyer in Amsterdam (ho-hum!). Take a few minutes to ...



2019-04-12 16:52:27

Betty Leads Live Edition of Directed Listening Day

Every Friday is Directed Listening Day in all High School music classes. Students are given the opportunity to present and share a piece of music with their peers. The presenter is expected to lead a class discussion about the piece's theory, cultural significance, and ...



2019-04-15 15:16:20

Grade 10 Civics in Action

When Grade 10 students Jayden Ramsamooj, Jacob Chau, and Rohan Taneja were assigned their Civics project, they saw it as an opportunity to fully engage themselves in what they saw as their civic duty. The students were assigned to choose an issue or a problem in the ...



2018-09-28 20:25:22

Intermediate Division Student Parliament Elections

Congratulations to all our candidates who put so much time and effort into making this year’s election such a huge success. Your energy is what makes being part of Student Parliament something to be proud of. ...



2018-12-10 21:13:20

Thank You, Constable Jess!

Last week, Constable Jessica Vanderwal, our Community Engagement & Inclusion/Youth Education officer, visited the Intermediate Division to empower our students with the capacity and inspiration to promote safety, and to prevent violence, crime & victimization. To coincide ...



2018-12-14 21:30:47

Thank you from LFC

The following was read by Carolyn Bazydlo and Vishna Gupta at todays’ Holiday Assembly: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the success of this years’ Make A Wish Come True campaign. It was an outpouring of generosity shown by students, parents, ...



2019-01-17 21:14:20

Cross-Country Skiing at Hardwood Hills

Ski Club Heads North for Annual Trip Students in Grade 5 and 6 took to the trails for a beautiful day of cross-country skiing. The conditions were superb and after a 45-minute lesson, students were prepared to tackle some challenging trails. Hardwood Hills provided the ...



2019-02-08 14:10:58

Intermediate Yearbooks for the 2018-2019

Orders for the Mentor College Intermediate Division Yearbook are currently on sale online. The yearbook will be delivered before the end of the school year. Students don't miss this chance to purchase this forever keepsake. The Intermedate Division Yearbooks must tbe ...



2019-02-14 16:36:53

Artists of the Month

Shriya Rao - Grade 6 Music and Visual Art: Shriya shows an incredible ability and talent in both, art and music. She responds thoughtfully and expressively to different kinds of art media and is not afraid to experiment. Shriya sets an example of excellence, in both playing ...



2019-02-19 16:02:14

Mentor Mathletes Make Us Proud!

Last week, some of our Intermediate students challenged themselves by participating in the Caribou Math Contest. Although many of our students performed exceptionally well, special congratulations go out to the following students. Of almost 9000 students in Grades 5-6 ...



2019-03-05 14:28:30

Speech Competition 2019: Congratulations, Winners!

One of the longest-standing annual Mentor traditions - the Intermediate Division Speech Competition - took place yesterday! Congratulations to all participants! A special shout-out goes to our MCs, Quintina Liu, Caroline Bazydlo, and Shaan Jain! Thank you to all of our MTPA ...



2019-04-01 15:15:48

2019 MTPA Science Fair: Here Are The Winners!

The annual MTPA Science Fair took place last Thursday and Friday - with MTPA volunteers judging the students' projects over the course of the two days. The results were tallied and the winners were announced at Friday's Awards Assembly. Congratulations to all participants ...



2019-04-08 13:13:56

Mentor Mathies Make Us Proud!

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the Caribou Math Contest last week! Results are in! While many of our students performed exceptionally well, a special mention goes out to the following students for their outstanding achievement. Over 9000 Grades ...



2019-04-12 14:24:38

Choir Awarded First Place at Peel!

On Tuesday, the Grades 5/6 Choir participated in 92nd annual Peel Music Festival. The performance was adjudicated by Dr. Lori-Anne Dolloff (University of Toronto). She had a lot of positive feedback, "I loved the shape of the vowels," "Bravo altos! You sang with beautiful ...



2019-01-18 14:37:52

Great Graph!

Graphing Our Favourite Winter Activities The Junior Kindergarten children have been introduced to graphing, and they love it! They will be learning how to create and interpret various types of graphs. Today they graphed their favourite winter activity. The three activities ...



2019-01-31 02:20:36

Grade 3C Kick Off to Speech Research

Grade 3 students began their speech-writing research this week. Ms. Kearsey Carter helped the class create an effective Google search. After the big speech topic reveal, the students were excited to begin learning and writing about their famous structure. ...



2019-03-06 14:23:42

Girls' Floor Hockey Tournament

Polite and Cooperative Team Players Make Coaches Proud Members of the Primary girls' floor hockey team started the day off strong, winning their first game against Fern Hill Oakville 3-0 - with Sloane F. scoring twice and Kennedy scoring once. The second game was the most ...



2019-03-06 19:49:19

Teddy Bear Picnic

JK Children (and Teachers) Look Forward to this Annual Event! After learning all about bears, the Junior Kindergarten classes enjoyed a fun-filled day with their teddy bears during the annual Teddy Bear Picnic. The children brought bear-themed snacks to share for the ...



2019-03-07 20:36:59

STEM-ing into March Break!

This week, as we prepare for March Break, the Grade 1s have been doing some STEM activities to stay stimulated while having fun! Using plasticine and tooth picks if they wished, students were asked to come up with a way to make a person sit or stand on a flat surface. I ...



2019-04-10 15:59:59

Viritual Field Trip with Dr. Jane Goodall

This week, students in Grade 2 classes took a virtual field trip via Skype to learn from Dr. Jane Goodall, an animal lover who has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. In her 20s, Goodall became a scientist in Tanzania, Africa and lived among ...


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