The Canadian Literature Class Gets a Special Visit

On Thursday morning, members of the Canadian Literature class were visited by Bishop Mark MacDonald, the Indigenous Bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada. The class has been studying Native-Canadian literature using the context of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. As non-Native students and teachers, it is our responsibility to learn about the

Kindness Week

Crestwood celebrated Kindness Week from April 3rd to 8th. Homerooms were encouraged to be creative, and think of ways they could show kindness to their school, friends, community, and world. Kindness Week began in 2013, when The Human Kindness Project partnered with the TDSB and Toronto City Council. Over 3,000 students participated in its first

My World in ESL

William Sun is a grade nine student at CPC. He has been at Crestwood since Grade 8 and he is originally from Tianjing, China. He wrote the following piece as part of his independent study project for Mr. DeFranco’s grade nine English class.   Three. I can’t say that easily. And sometimes, when I say

Veterans/Grandparents Breakfast

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Crestwood will host its 6th Veterans/Grandparents Breakfast.  This annual event has evolved from a small gathering to a staple on the Crestwood calendar, with 100+ grandparents, parents, and students in attendance.  The guests of honour as always will be the many Oral History Project interviewees who we have visited and who have

Exam Schedule

Exams begin for all students on Friday June 3rd, 2016. A general schedule is available on the website under the documents tab, or can be accessed by clicking here. All students will be receiving a personalized examination schedule in early May. All morning exams begin at 9:00 am and all afternoon exams begin at 1:00 pm. Exams in Grades

Grades 9–11 University of Waterloo Math Contest Results

The 2016 Pascal (Grade 9), Cayley (Grade 10) and Fermat (Grade11) Contests were written by more than 62,000 students from over 1500 schools all across Canada. We are delighted to announce that the following students all received a Certificate of Distinction which is for students ranking in the top 25% of all contestants across Canada in each contest.   Pascal Contest (Grade

Sports and Clubs Update

Varsity Track The Varsity Track Team had their first meet on Wednesday  at York University. Congratulations to Ryan Mann, Ty Ellis, Jahnai Brown, Jimmy Liu, Joe Han, Alex VonWersbe, and Robert McHale for representing CPC so well. Jahnai was our only female athlete, but was able to put points on the board for all her

Me to We: Crestwood in Ecuador

See pictures and read more about the Me to We trip to Ecuador, written by Grade 12 student, Marina Morris. On March 11th, some of Crestwood’s students woke up in the early morning and headed to Pearson Airport to begin their Me to We journey to Ecuador. It was a long day, filled with flights

Sports Update

Our Spring tryouts have begun! If you are interested in joining any of the following teams, check out the sports schedule! Track and Field Ultimate Frisbee Badminton Girls Soccer Boys Rugby

Community Service Opportunities

  Led by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration, and International Trade, the Change the World Campaign (April 10th to May 23rd) encourages high school students to volunteer in the local community. It allows students to be formally recognized for their volunteering by providing a certificate from Volunteer Toronto and the Ministry while they earn

Grade 12 “Law in Action” Trip

On Wednesday, March 30th, students enrolled in Grade 12 Law traveled downtown for Crestwood’s annual “Law in Action” field trip. In the morning, the students visited the Ontario Court of Appeal at Osgoode Hall, as well the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.  While at the courts, they were able to sit in on many fascinating

Sports Update

Two championship competitions took place last week, with excellent results from CPC! Click for details and pictures. Junior Boys Basketball  Over the weekend, the Jr. Boys Basketball team travelled to Royal St. George’s College for the playoffs. Matched up against the #1 seed in their first game, the team had an excellent start highlighted by the

Reach for the Top

Crestwood’s top trivia whizzes have been hard at work in the North Toronto Reach for the Top Interschool League. Competition takes place on Thursday afternoons at O’Connor Collegiate, and it gives our top co-curricular players the chance to show off their skills against other schools in the area. The Grade 9-10 team of Spencer Arshinoff, Navid Sarshar, Adam

Royal Canadian Legion

Crestwood students again took part in the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poem/Poster/Literary Contest this past Remembrance Day. The contest was run through Branch 345 on Peard Road, where many students took prizes, and four students went on to the Zone Level –contest at the Salome Road branch. The winners were:   Public Speaking Contest 1st place  –

Grade 10 Intragrade Debating Championships

On Thursday at lunch, the debating season at Crestwood finished with the crowning of the Grade 10 Intragrade Debating Champions.  The resolution debated was “Be it resolved that a picture is worth a thousand words.”  On the government side were Carol Li and Carol Gu, and arguing for the opposition were Ivy Liu and Spencer Arshinoff. 

Grade 9 TGJ Public Service Announcements

As part of their filming unit in Communication Technology (TGJ), our grade 9 students spent the last few weeks planning, filming, and editing Public Service Announcements (PSAs). These PSAs include topics such as anti-bullying, spatial awareness, and the danger of texting and walking. During the upcoming weeks, we will be sharing some of these PSAs

“Our Safe Spaces” Photography Contest

Several Crestwood students submitted their photographs for the “Our Safe Spaces” Photography Contest of Toronto. This year, students were to take a photo of what they thought a “safe space” was. All photographs selected will be hung at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Exhibition that will occur in Toronto this upcoming May. The following photograph was taken

Sports Update

Winter sports are coming to a close, and spring sports are beginning! Find out more about how CPC did this season, as well as spring sport information. Spring Sports Keep an eye out on Edsby, as well as listening to morning announcements, to find out more about the sport you’re interested in. Ultimate Frisbee and


It’s the final week before March Break, and we know the students will be hungry. Check out the delicious meal schedule!                              

Student-Athlete Workshop for Parents

The Conference of Independent Schools’ Athletic Association will be proudly presenting a very informative workshop for parents of our male and female student-athletes. The workshop will be hosted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 from 7:00-8:15pm at Upper Canada College.  Please see this document for more information and registration details.

Sports Update

Click to here to see how the swim, curling, and basketball teams did this week! U14 Swimming  On Wednesday, the U14 Swim Team had a fantastic meet at the CISAA Championship at the Markham Pan Am Centre.  With over half of the swims being best times, our swimmers proved they were competition in the water. Impressive swims

University of Waterloo Math Contest

On Wednesday morning, 82 students were able to make it in before the snow to write the University of Waterloo Mathematics Contest, for grades 9 through 11. This was the largest turn out we have ever had! Thank you to all those that participated, and good luck with your results. These contests are internationally recognized and help

Baycrest Trip

Last week the CHC class completed its last set of field investigations for their oral history interviews.  Mr. Masters and Mr. Hawkins took a group of 20 Grade 9 and 10 history students to the Baycrest Geriatric Centre on Bathurst Street, where they had the opportunity to interview four Holocaust survivors about their wartime experiences. 

Guidance News

Volunteer Opportunities: What: Family Fun Fit’s 12th Annual KOS Triathlon and Adult Try-A-Tri When: Saturday June 11th, 2016 How: Email to register for volunteer opportunities. A course captain oversees each group of volunteers and will show you your duties for the day, so no prior volunteer race experience needed. Website:   Summer Educational Opportunities Abroad: Applications for Cambridge Immerse

Intra-Grade Debate

The Grade 11 Intra-grade debate final was held on Thursday of this week in Mr. De Franco’s room. Representing government were Kristina Tzortsis and Bang Xiao who pitted their wits against the opposition of Maddie Elmann and Sydney Steimann. The resolution revolved around the question of whether or not people should have the ability to

Sports and Clubs Update

End of season games and OFSAA qualifiers. It was an exciting week in sports! Varsity Swimming On Wednesday, the Varsity Swim Team had a fantastic meet at the CISAA Championship at U of T. With over half of the swims being best times, our swimmers proved they were competition in the water. Our swim of

Social Media Awareness

On Thursday, students and parents were invited to a presentation on social media safety and awareness, presented by Police Constable McCann. Students were given tips and strategies to ensure they keep their online profiles private, and keep themselves safe. Constable McCann also spoke about the rampant nature of cyberbullying, and how to be a “upstander” and


Last week YARRD/Me to We held its annual Candy Gram bonanza, in support of Crestwood’s 3 foster children, Jandry Anthony Tumbaco from Ecuador, Theresa Pale from Burkina Faso, and Gertrude Banda from Mali. Students in the Doc/Film Club produced a compelling film trilogy; The Master List, written by Sabrina Wasserman and filmed by master cinematographer Rohan