All-Round Development

Trips and Exchanges

No matter where our student travellers go, their trips and exchanges will always be a journey

They may indeed visit famous sites, such as monuments, ruins, governmental buildings and palaces, but the purpose of each trip, no matter the length of days or grade of the student, is to craft an experience that will broaden their perspective, impart knowledge and engage them in the life of the community, region or country visited.

Each trip or exchange has, as its larger goal, the intent of helping our students develop as individuals and citizens.

Learning Away From School - And Home

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  • Starting in Grade 3...

    Our student trips get longer and the classes venture farther afield. One of their favourite trips is to the Toronto Zoo.
  • In Grade 4...

    Camp Tournesol in Schomberg, Ontario, makes every Grade 4 camper feel included, safe and connected to themselves, others, and nature. Students have the opportunity to reach their potential through experiential learning and become leaders in a French setting.
     
  • By Grade 6...

    Students have the opportunity to take on a five-day winter excursion to Quebec City, filled with customized outdoor experiences, such as the ice toboggan run, visiting the Hotel de Glace, sledding and more.

Crossing Borders, Embracing Challenge, Becoming Outward Bound

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  • Grade 7...

    Grade 7 trips include a TFS-customized ME to WE Leadership Development Program over November Break. At the end of the year, Grade 7 students from both TFS campuses spend a week at Camp Kanawana, an outdoor learning YMCA centre in Quebec. There, they have an excellent opportunity to speak French and learn about French-Canadian culture while participating in team-building and leadership activities and learn about environmental sustainability.
  • Grade 9 (Level II)...

    Students can choose to hike, flat water paddle and backpack through Algonquin Park in northern Ontario, or engage in Front Country activities at the Evergreen Brick Works and on the Toronto Islands.

Stretching Themselves

Some journeys require extra effort. Yet the outcome is to learn more about oneself, deepen intercultural competencies and understanding, and contribute to the life of the people whose homeland you are visiting.

Just imagine the incredible, lifelong impact some of these international trips can have, when our students:

  • help build a school in India;
  • spend time in an Amazonian cloud forest;
  • view magnificent architecture and visit world-renowned museums in Europe;
  • join a family during a homestay in a rural village in Latin America.