Robotics: First Tech Challenge

Another season of FIRST Tech Challenge’s robotic contest is in the book! Our team of amazing student roboticists all pitched in to compete in the remote qualifying Sudbury tournament. The Crestwood Tech Lions continued to break their team scoring record each and every day in both the autonomous portion and the driver controlled portion of the

CPC Athletic Update (Dec. 17)

This was a quieter week in athletics as we wind down for the winter break.  Nonetheless there was still lots of action happening around the gym, rink and ski hills. Junior Boys Win Big at St. Andrews U16 Hockey Tournament The red-hot junior boys hockey team spent two days in Aurora this week competing in the

CPC Oral History Project (Dec. 17)

Janet Watt was born December 16, 1920, so today we wish her a Happy 101st Birthday! Janet was one of so many Canadian women who entered the armed forces during the Second World War. Janet chose to go in the navy, and she became one of the WRENs. As Janet entered the services at the

CPC Alumni Update: Tyler Hennick (’09)

Tyler Hennick (2009) Following my graduation from Crestwood, I went to the University of Western Ontario and graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business HBA (‘13), Western Law School (’16) and Ivey School of Business MBA (’19). In 2019, I purchased a jewelry manufacturing company specializing in custom made quality jewelry.  My team of

CPC Guidance News (Dec. 17)

Sending Sunshine – Volunteer Card Writer Are you in need of community service hours and looking for a way to brighten someone’s day? Sending Sunshine is a not-for-profit organization that is trying to reduce the negative effects of social isolation among seniors by providing them with handwritten cards. With the pandemic, the opportunities for volunteering

CPC Guidance News (Dec. 10)

Sunshine Therapy Dogs On Tuesday December 14th, the Sunshine Therapy Dogs will be back at Crestwood from 12:00-1:30pm in the Boardroom by the main entrance of the school. Therapy or “comfort dogs” are a great support for mental health – and you will soon come to learn that their sweet demeanors and unconditional love will

GTHL Top Prospects – Student Athletes

Congratulations to Grade 10 students, Jack Van Volsen and Anthony Cristoforo who were selected for the 2022 GTHL Top Prospects Game!  This annual event showcases the top 40 GTHL under-16 AAA players. Both Jack and Anthony, along with teammate Paolo Frasca also won the prestigious Minor Midget Silver Stick tournament this past weekend.  This tournament hosts 30

From the Headmaster’s Desk

Dear Parents and Friends of CPC: If one stands too close to a fire, he or she will get burned. If one keeps bad company, he/she will one day have to explain to authorities what it is they didn’t do. If one stands in the middle of hi-way traffic….You can see where I’m going with

Crestwood Gives: Holiday of Hope

The generosity of the Crestwood community is overwhelming.  We would like to thank everyone who sent in donations of gift cards, toys, clothing, and toiletries.  Our front lobby was filled with gifts that are going to bring so much joy to so many people this Christmas.  The Durham Children’s Aid and Family Services would also

CPC Oral History Project (Dec. 10)

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually around the world on 10 December every year.  The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global statement of human rights and one of the first major achievements of

CPC Athletic Update (Dec. 10)

Results, Tournaments, Intramurals and More! Another great week of Athletics for our Crestwood Lions! Results from this week; Senior Boys DI Basketball vs Crescent School – Win 51-30 Junior Boys DI Basketball vs Crescent School – Win 66-63 U14 Boys DIII Basketball vs SJK – Loss 36-34 Senior Girls DI Volleyball vs The York School

Beaver Computing Challenge

In November, the grade 7, 9, and 10 technology classes participated in the Beaver Computing Challenge.  This contest, run by the University of Waterloo, is a problem-solving contest with a focus on computational and logical thinking.  The following students achieved a certificate of distinction for ranking in the top 25% of contestants! Grade 9/10 Contest:

CPC Mural Club

If you have been walking around the school recently, you have likely seen “Work in Progress” signs on some walls. The Mural Club teams finalized the designs for their murals and began prepping their canvases this week. These dedicated artists have a wealth of great ideas that they would like to share with the Crestwood

CPC Guidance News (Dec. 3)

December 3, 2021 Crestwood In-House OUAC Deadline All grade 12s should take some time this weekend to make any last minute changes to their OUAC application and submit by Monday December 6, 2021.  This is a reminder that December 6th is Crestwood’s in-house deadline. Students may still choose submit their applications until the cut off

Holiday Rapid Chess Challenge

This week, Crestwood’s chess club had the final twenty-four round-robin matches in the Holiday Rapid Chess Challenge.  Max Spillner, Jacky Zhang and David Dai all booked their place in the final playoffs, while Grace Geng and Mikel Campbell will play in our last-chance qualifier next week.  Five other players were too close to call and

Crestwood Gives

Our Crestwood Gives initiative is well underway and we would like to thank all of the families that have made generous donations already.  This year we are supporting 33 children and their families through the Durham Children’s Aid, Holiday of Hope program.  Students have all been asked to bring in a specific gift for a

CPC Alumni Update: Delane Boakye (’10)

Delane Boakye graduated from Crestwood Preparatory College in 2010. She went on to pursue her B.A in International Development and Political Science at McGill University, graduating in 2015. She was elected the President of the Black Student’s Network at McGill in 2013. During her tenure, Delane focused on making the University campus a safe and

Student Work Opportunity at Crestwood Valley Day Camp

We would like inform CPC students about employment opportunities at Crestwood Valley Day Camp – a day camp for children between the ages of 4-15 years old. We are proud to offer a competitive salary, as well as leadership and growth opportunities. We are looking to hire swim instructors, camp counsellors, and a variety of

Crestwood Tech Lions

Crestwood’s FIRST Tech Challenge competition team is once again in full swing. This year, the team got together to design & program a robot using aircraft grade aluminum U-channels & Java programming to solve a series of missions that are logistical & supply chain related. With the remote competition just around the corner, all team

CPC Oral History Project (Nov. 25)

The Crestwood Oral History Project is continuing its Sunday Series of Interviews with World War Two veterans.  Last Sunday we visited with American Navy veteran Wallace Johnson at his home in California.  Wallace joined the navy when he was only 16, and after the war he became a test pilot for the Apollo space program. 

CPC Guidance News (Nov. 25)

Grade 12 OUAC Applications All grade 12s now have access to their OUAC applications. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to myself or Ms. Somerville for assistance.  Note the important upcoming dates:  Ontario Universities December 6, 2021: Crestwood OUAC deadline (in-house) January 13, 2022: Deadline to submit your completed application to

CPC Alumni Update: Sean Abraham (’05)

Sean Abraham (CPC ’05) studied Mathematics and Engineering at Queen’s University (2010), got a bit of industry experience, then immigrated to Boulder, Colorado in 2012, where he’s been living ever since. Most recently, he’s been a senior software engineer at Google (2014-2021), working on Chrome OS’s continuous integration, delivery and hardware testing platforms. Sean took

Sunshine Therapy Dogs

Sunshine Therapy Dogs On Monday November 22nd, the Sunshine Therapy Dogs (Tico, Addie, Bella and Kono) will be back at Crestwood from 11:30-2:00pm in the Boardroom by the main entrance of the school. Therapy or “comfort dogs” are a great support for mental health – and our students will soon come to learn that their

CPC Guidance News (Nov. 19)

Grade 12 OUAC Applications All grade 12 students will have access to their OUAC application by Monday November 22nd. If any students have questions or concerns they should reach out to Mrs. Appleby or Ms. Somerville for assistance.  Please also note the important upcoming dates:  December 6, 2021: Crestwood OUAC deadline (in-house) January 13, 2022: