CrestWORD Fall 2021

The latest issue of the CrestWORD Newspaper is here… and just in time for the holidays! The CrestWORD is CPC’s very own student publication, and in this issue, we’ve got some great content ready for you: updates from our student-body, music reviews, news highlights, a couple of brand new columns, profile features, works of fiction, and some

Alumni Spotlight Jonah Elfassy ’12

After graduating from Crestwood in 2012, I went on to complete a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. Following graduation, I worked as a Research Assistant at the International Centre for Surgical Safety, implementing the OR Black Box into several hospitals in the GTA, United States, and Europe. Subsequently, I

Experience Engineering―For Grade 9 & 10 Students

Are you interested in learning more about UofT’s Engineering Program? Join the UofT Engineering Recruitment staff for this special online presentation designed for Grade 9 & 10 students. The first 30 minutes of the event will be an overview of UofT’s Engineering programs, opportunities, academic requirements, and community. After the presentation, there will be a

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 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


  Dear Parents, It’s hard to believe we have made it to the end of the term! We have finished off the calendar year with a week of fun, filled with both school and holiday spirit! We loved seeing students get into all the dress up days this week with lots of holiday projects and

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

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

Indigenous Canadian Music

  The junior students are learning about Indigenous Canadian Music. Check out Laura Niquay (video below), who is a singer songwriter from Wemotaci, Quebec. She was nominated for the 2021 Polaris Music Prize. The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit Canadian music award that celebrates creativity and diversity. We also listened to music from the 2014 and 2015 winners

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