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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
In its 23rd year, the Mentor College/TEAM School Fashion Show has contributed to the over $1,000,000 raised by Mentor College/TEAM School for local hospitals and charities. This student-run event brings together students from all divisions of Mentor/TEAM – with the ...
Grade 9 student Sydney Gutelius has arrived in Florida to compete at the DECA international competition (ICDC). This is a fantastic opportunity to network and compete against students from all over the world. We wish her the best of luck! ...
High School English teacher Ms. Saplys writes about a recent gathering of former and current Mentor students.
On May 7, select alumni from my past Writer’s Craft classes gathered together to talk to current Mentor students about how elective English helped them ...
This past week, 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 8 in both our TEAM and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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!
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Final examinations in the High School Division will take place from Tuesday June 4 to Friday June 14, 2019.
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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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
“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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Emily Mezzanotte – Varsity Girls’ Soccer: Emily had a fantastic season opener against Cawthra. She worked hard on the wing in combination with her central midfielders and strikers and set a great example for the work rate that is required to play our system. Emily ...
Julia King - Track and Field: Although Julia is in her first year on the high school track team, she did not look like a first year athlete this past weekend when the team competed at Western University. Julia finished 2nd in the girls' high jump event and 7th in the ...
This afternoon, HS students took part in WE Walk For Water - a WE event where schools, companies, and individuals help "turn clean water on for people around the world." The initiative spreads awareness of water scarcity around the world and the number of people who ...
For the third year in a row, a Mentor College student has received recognition at the DECA International Competition.
This year, Sydney Gutelius received 2 medals - one for her case and another award for her overall combined test and case score. This earned her a ...
On Monday, Ms. Saplys' Writer's Craft students took to the streets of downtown Toronto, and its various colourful neighbourhoods, to experience the city, to be inspired, and to put it all down on paper. Visiting numerous historical and multicultural areas like the ...
The High School Division was proud to welcome Jeffrey Senese from University of Toronto Department of Philosophy to the school today! Mr. Senese delivered talks to our Grade 12 English and Philosophy students on topics like personal responsibility, accountability, ...
Sophia Marques – Ultimate Frisbee: Sophia is new to Ultimate Frisbee this year and is quickly making a name for herself. As a Grade 9 in a co-ed varsity sport, she works very hard to improve her skills both offensively and defensively. Sophia has made some key ...
On Monday, Mentor High School basketball players came out for an optional skills clinic, not knowing what they were truly in for! Nik Stauskas, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, visited Mentor College for the second time (his first visit was in May of 2017) and even brought ...
Ryan Molin represented team ROPSSAA at this year's OFSAA Badminton Championships in North Bay. He played in the Men's Singles Division, one of the most competitive and physically demanding divisions. After a loss on day one, Ryan had to fight his way through five ...
Emily Pandele (Cricket): Emily ended her Marauder cricket career with a walk-off hit to win our final game of the year. With all of our other batters already out, Emily was the last lady left standing. Facing quick bowling from the opposing team, Emily cracked a shot ...
Emily Smith (Varsity Girls’ Soccer): Emily has worked extraordinarily well in practices and games since the start of the season. She began on the substitution bench but has worked her way into the starting line-up through hard work, dedication, and a positive ...
Congratulations to all award winners at this year's Sunnies Arts Banquet. We thank all nominees and winners for their hard work and dedication to the arts year round.
Best Musical Theatre Performance Male (Lead): Aryaman SharmaBest Musical Theatre ...
Yesterday afternoon the varsity boys' soccer team hosted Lorne Park in the ROPSSAA semifinal match. After a scoreless first half, Sebastian Castello scored a penalty kick in the 45th minute to put the Marauders ahead. After Wahaj Khan and Dheeraj Dhanoa buried both of ...
Mentor chemistry students have again risen to the top, worldwide! We participated in two elite chemistry contests run by the University of Waterloo. Congratulations to our top winners!
Grade 11 (Avogadro Contest): 4906 students wrote this test. Ethan Chen and ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Over the past couple of weeks, the Grade 8 initiative Club has been collecting donations in support of the music therapy programme run by the Alzheimer Society - Peel. Thank you to all of the students and parents in the Intermediate Division who supported the effort ...
On Wednesday, members of the intermediate Environment Club got down and dirty and did some spring gardening at Hancock Woodlands Garden. Ecosource showed us how certain plants and vegetables grow, sustainable gardening practices, and the importance of eating local ...
The cast and crew of 'Newsies' the musical getting ready to hit the stage with on Tuesday, June 11 & Wednesday, June 12 in O'Brien Hall at 7:00 PM! All actors have been working very hard to memorize lines, lyrics and choreography. Backstage crew are working away to ...
This afternoon, the Intermediate Division Environment Club welcomed Environmental Services Specialist Michelle Charbonneau from Transportation and Works Department for the City of Mississauga. Ms. Charbonneau enlightened the club members about the stormwater system ...
As another school year drew to a close, the Mentor College Intermediate Division held its Grade 8 Graduation ceremony in the North/South gym on Friday, June 14. A total of 147 Grade 8 graduates crossed the stage to receive certificates and awards.
While we ...
On the last day of school, Grades 5-7 students concluded the academic year with the Grades 5-7 Awards Assembly. In addition to Honour Roll and subject achievements, awards were also given out to the students in each grade who have earned the highest overall ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Junior Kindergarten children enjoyed a fun-filled Farm Day on Friday. They sang, danced, milked cows, read stories, and painted! The group was lucky to have a special visitor, school Director Mr. "Old" Macdonald. The students happily sang songs, and listened to a ...
In March, the Grade 2 Space Explorers Club was presented with a unique opportunity: to send messages up to the International Space Station! In groups, the Grade 2s worked for weeks drafting and then coding encouraging messages to the astronauts from Primary's Tech ...
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