Talking Citizenship with the Deputy Head: April 2017
TFS had just scored halfway through the third period against UCC, and were within one goal in the championship final for U12 hockey. Our co-ed hockey team had played well all season and were continuing to perform through the playoffs. After finishing the regular season in second place, TFS won its semi-final playoff match against UCC’s grade five team. Now, they were up against the even stronger, undefeated grade six UCC team in this final game.
TFS venait de marquer lors de la troisième période du match de finale contre UCC. Un seul but nous séparait de la victoire au championnat de hockey U12. Notre équipe mixte avait bien joué durant toute la saison et avait continué à enregistrer de bons résultats pendant les éliminatoires. En remportant le match de demi-finale contre l’équipe des élèves de cinquième année de UCC, TFS terminait la saison régulière en deuxième position. Et maintenant, à l’occasion de ce dernier match, il nous fallait affronter une équipe encore plus forte et invaincue, celle des élèves de sixième année de UCC.
West Campus Students explore La Francophonie in Switzerland
Grade 7 students from the West Campus recently travelled to Switzerland and learned about the different Swiss cultures and how the country embodies neutrality in its customs.
Les élèves de 7e année du Campus Ouest sont récemment allés en Suisse et y ont découvert ses différentes cultures et la façon dont le pays incarne la neutralité dans ses coutumes.
TFS Students Embodied the Principles of Citizenship During Empathy Week
TFS students celebrated Empathy Week at the Senior School, an event that embodied the principles of citizenship by developing an understanding of and commitment to social justice, and fighting against discrimination. Students took part in six days of activities designed to create inclusive space and raise awareness and understanding around a range of issues facing our youth today.
Senior School Learning Forum Opens Its Doors
We recently celebrated our school’s philanthropic spirit during the opening of TFS' Learning Forum at the Senior School. This event marked the culmination of a five-year journey involving teachers, students, parents and administrators who envisioned special new educational spaces in the school where students could learn, create, collaborate, access library resources and other supports, and of course, read!
Unveiling TFS’ New Wall of Distinction
In celebration of our history and the extraordinary commitment of our community, we are pleased to announce a new Wall of Distinction in the James Doak Student Common at the Senior School.
Afin de célébrer tant l'histoire de TFS que l’engagement extraordinaire de notre communauté, nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que le foyer des élèves James Doak à l’école secondaire s’honore d’un nouveau Mur de distinction.
TFS célèbre le 150e de la Confédération du Canada au Roy Thomson Hall
Le 13 janvier dernier, la célèbre salle de concert du Roy Thomson Hall de Toronto a été le point de convergence de la communauté de TFS lors du spectacle organisé dans le cadre des cérémonies commémoratives des 150 ans de la Confédération.
Outstanding Performance from TFS Students at Roy Thomson Hall
Last week, 840 students (Senior Kindergarten to Grade 7) from the Toronto and West campuses delivered an outstanding performance at their highly anticipated Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation concert at Roy Thomson Hall, under the tutelage of TFS teacher, Geneviève Cholette, our TFS principals and their teams of dedicated teachers and support staff.
Launching TFS’ New Strategic Plan
We are proud to introduce our new strategic plan booklet, titled Engagement. Developed in consultation with the community, this plan is not intended to bring with it a major course correction. Instead, it builds on our venerable history, deepens our thinking, focuses our priorities, and communicates more clearly who we are and what we stand for.
Talking Citizenship with the Deputy Head: November 2016
Fifteen years ago, I explored the independent school market wearing my parent hat. At the time, I found myself in conversation with knowledgeable parents and teachers whose children attended a number of different schools. Regardless of where they sent their kids, everyone knew TFS by reputation, best summed up as very demanding - a great academic school. While speaking glowingly about TFS’ academics, conspicuously absent from most conversations were descriptors related to student life; there were few illustrations of interesting co-curricular activities, good athletic opportunities, or how students were nurtured and supported outside of the classroom.
Grade 2 Student Helps Make a Difference with Birthday Money
TFS' Grade 2 student, Nayali K., has been saving her birthday money over the years to help make a difference in the lives of children across the world. When Nayali has a birthday party, she asks her guests to bring small donations rather than gifts. Nayali has managed to collect almost $1000 which she decided to donate to The Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
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