Basketball Extravaganza

On Friday Feb. 3 the members of the Lower School and Upper School came together for a Basketball Extravaganza! Members of the Grade 5 and 6 basketball teams traveled to the Upper school to participate in a skills competition and a friendly basketball game with the members of the under 14 basketball team. It was

Multicultural Day

On February 10th, 2012 the students in the grade 9 Geography of Canada course will in participating in Crestwood’s annual Multicultural Day celebration. This event allows for students to expand upon their understanding of the variety of cultures that have come together to help create the diversity that makes Canada so unique. Please come by

News from Guidance

1. The COLLEGE application deadline is February 1st for equal consideration of a student’s program choices. If your son or daughter is thinking about the wealth of opportunities in College in a diploma or degree course, please have your son/daughter see one of the counsellors to help with the online application. 2. Please check with

Happy Birthday John A. Macdonald

Recently, students enrolled in Grade 8 History at Crestwood Preparatory College have been studying the life of John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister. To celebrate Macdonald’s 197th birthday, students held a birthday party during junior lunch on Wednesday, January 11, where they shared the posters, skits, speeches and games they created in Macdonald’s honour.

Guest Speaker: Marina Nemat

One of Crestwood’s more popular co-curicular clubs is YARRD (Youth against Racial and Religious Discrimination); it is a student-founded club, moderated by Mr. Masters, that was created to provide students with opportunities to exercise their social conscience and to develop a sense of social justice. One of the ways in which YARRD does this is

Grade 7 and 8 Trips

This is a reminder to all parents of grade 7 and 8 students to sign up for the annual trip to Niagara Falls (grade 7) and Ottawa (grade 8) if you haven’t done so already. For students, these trips offer a fantastic opportunity for experiential learning, as we explore some of Canada’s history, geography and

Crestword: Alumni Edition

Keep your eyes peeled for the Crestword’s alumni edition, due out Monday, January 23. Geared specifically toward our grade 11 and 12 students, many of our alumni have written pieces about their university experiences, to give our future grads a sense of what is waiting for them beyond the walls of Crestwood. Interested in what

PA News

Please join us at the next PA meeting on Thursday, January 19 at 8:45 a.m. in the staff lounge. Many thanks to all the students, parents and staff who supported the PA’s fundraising efforts in December. $2000 was raised to support initiatives for our children. Congratulations to Will Hochberg, winner of the iPAD 2, Noah

Course Selection

Beginning this week, the guidance department began its visits to grades 8 through 11 English classes to speak on course selections for the 2012-2013 school year. Visits will continue into next week. The staff is discussing elective options, the importance of community service, and backwards mapping with each grade level. Every student will be taking

Crestwood Preparatory College Alumni Make Canada’s Junior Hockey Team

Freddie Hamilton, Dougie Hamilton and Jamie Oleksiak, three former Crestwood Preparatory College students, earned spots on Canada’s Junior Team that will compete in the upcoming World Championships starting on December 26th in Calgary and Edmonton. All three boys played together at Crestwood before departing in order to try to fulfilling their dream of playing in

Crestwood Gives!

Crestwood once again participated in our holiday toy and food drive: Crestwood Gives! This year we partnered with the Kawartha Halliburton Children’s Foundation to help fourteen families in need during this holiday season. Each homeroom was paired with a family and decided as a group what they could do to help. The gift contributions ranged

Crestwood Preparatory College Sporting Life 2011 Winner of the High School Challenge

It’s Official – the results are in! Crestwood Preparatory College is the official winner of the Sporting Life 2011 High School Challenge. We are extremely proud to announce that Crestwood raised $4,800 to support cancer research and Camp Oochiegeas. Our goal is to top this amount for the Sporting Life 10k walk/run on May 13,


This holiday season Crestwood Preparatory College is supporting the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Foundation to help 14 families in need. The Foundation exists for the benefit of children in need of protection by the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society. The Foundation is committed to continually informing the community at large of the benefits of the Foundation’s

Crestwood Lower School Junior Choir to perform at the Global TV & Toronto Firefighters Toy Drive

PLEASE JOIN THE LOWER SCHOOL JUNIOR CHOIR FOR A WONDERFUL EVENING OF SINGING, SHARING AND GIVING BACK! With the holiday season just around the corner, Crestwood Lower School Junior Choir has been invited to sing in the annual Global TV and The Toronto Fire Fighters Toy Drive on Thursday, November 24th. This charitable initiative includes

Crestwood Cross Country runner takes gold at CISAA

Congratulations to Crestwood’s Cross Country Team on an excellent season! Season highlights included: Emmanuel Zambazis winning gold medal in CISAA championship midget boys, and qualifying for OFSAA Duncan Gilfillan placing 5th in CISAA championship junior boys, and qualifying for OFSAA Our Under-14 boys winning the U14 boys SSAF championship race. Congratulations Andrew Gdanski, Austin Mason

Terry Fox Day

In 1980, Terry Fox had a dream of running across a nation to raise money for cancer research. Over the last thirty-one years, his message has been spread across the world. Since his death in 1981, annual Terry Fox runs across the globe have raised over $65 million in an attempt to find a cure

Mr. Scott Masters – 2011 Prime Minister’s Award Recipien

Crestwood takes great pride in announcing that Mr. Scott Masters, Head of Social Studies and History Teacher, is a 2011 recipient of the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. The Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes the efforts of outstanding teachers in all disciplines who instill in their students a love of learning,

Crestwood goes digital

Crestwood Preparatory College is pleased to be partnering with Nelson Education Ltd. in a student and teacher digital resource pilot. As an educational leader and innovator, Crestwood understands that teaching approaches, along with strategies on maintaining and improving student engagement, are changing. Students are connected to technology and are early adopters of technological tools. To


“The international media have come and gone. The satellite is gone. The journalists are gone. The headlines have changed. But the situation hasn’t. Please don’t forget about Dadaab. Don’t forget about the thousands of children dying each day. Continue to tell the stories of the people you met here in Kenya. Continue to let people