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1 Centennial Road
271 Centennial Rd: 416-396-6125
2 Charlottetown Junior Public School
85 Charlottetown Blvd: 416-396-6135
3 Joseph Howe
20 Winter Gardens Trail: 416-396-6405
4 Mowat Collegiate Institute
5400 Lawrence Ave: 416-396-6802
5 St. Brendan
186 Centennial Rd: 416-393-5359
École élémentaire catholique Saint-Michel,
29 Meadowvale Road, 416-393-5421
Sir Oliver Mowat
Posted Dec 13
Sir Oliver Mowat Gives Back
By Rachel DeLouchry
This fall Sir Oliver Mowat presented
a heart wrenching, true story called The Laramie Project.
Theatre Mowat was
able to bring to their stage a breath-taking piece of theatre about the
tragic death of Mathew Shepard, a gay University student of Wyoming, who
was beaten to death on October 12, 1998. This play of hope was presented
on November 26th, 27th and 28th.
This play is not a
typical drama, but a staged reading. This way the actors were able to
focus on the words and emotions of the real people who were affected by
this horrendous crime. The fact that a high school would take a risk and
produce such a play is remarkable. The small cast and hardworking crew
were able to bring this story to the Mowat community.
It is very
impressive that a group of students and teachers would be willing to
present such a controversial play on a high school stage. It shows that
high school plays are not all razzzle-dazzle, but poses the ability to
share stories that need to be voiced.
Not only has Mowat
pushed the envelope on stage, but they also have throughout the school.
The Mowat Prefects and other leadership groups have put together two
weeks’ worth of events for the students of Mowat to raise money for
charity while rejoicing the season.
Activities may be
held for the students of Mowat, but hope is held for all. In the spirit of
the holidays the students will be collecting money from each activity.
This money raised will be going towards a charity, this year’s donations
will be donated toDenise House, an emergency shelter for abused women and
will be collected from events such as Mowat’s famous pancake breakfast,
which will be open to the community, the entertaining Teacher Extravaganza
and many more activities. These events will be shared with the entire
student body and teacher faculty. It’s great to see that students are not
only giving cheer to others in their school and community, but also to
others in need of a smile this holiday.
Joseph Howe Senior Public
posted Nov 2012
Report from Joseph Howe Senior Public School
sand… you may be thinking this sounds like a summer vacation, but you
would be wrong. In fact, the whole school of Joseph Howe experienced this
at their 11th annual Beachapalooza Spirit Day at North Beach Indoor
Volleyball Centre. On October 8th, classes were pitted against each other
in an indoor volleyball tournament of ocean-sized proportions.
teachers alike had a blast diving through the sand to bump, spike, volley
and serve their way to victory! Even if volleyball was not your cup of
tea, the beach atmosphere was relaxing and encouraged sitting and chatting
with your friends. Even taking full advantage of the sand (castles
was decked out in brilliant outfits and makeup to suit their individual
themes. There was 8C Camos in full camouflage; Retro 8E (80s) looking like
they just stepped out of the 1980s with shoulder pads, big hair and
legwarmers; 7C Vitamin Cs looking as bright as the sun; and Ms.
Tanoya’sTimbits rocking purple Ts and headbands, just to name a few.
Through this, it was evident that school spirit was at an all time high.
and staff worked really hard to put this event together and did their best
to keep things orderly. However, an excited chaos reigned most of the
This first spirit day was a great way to start the year off on the right
Posted Oct 2012
Charlottetown Junior Public School French Award
The CCRA scholarship award to Charlottetown Junior
Public School Grade Six for proficiency in French was awarded at the Grade
Six Farewell on 26 June to Garrett Allardyce and Amelia Dodds.
Congratulations to these students and best wishes as
they move on with their education.
Posted Sept 2012
SPENCER WEST VISITS
CHARLOTTETOWN JUNIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL JUST BEFORE HIS CLIMB OF MOUNT
Spencer West is a Free The Children
ambassador with the courage and perseverance to “Redefine Possible” each
and every day. At five years old, Spencer West lost his legs due to a
genetic disease yet he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in June to raise funds
for clean water projects with Free The Children in Kenya as they battle
the effects of the worst drought in 60 years. All year, Charlottetown
Junior Public School has been inspired by Spencer’s story and been
fundraising for Free The Children. After the schools first Me to We
Leadership Club attended We Day in September of 2011, the eager group of
grade five students vowed to work as hard as they could to raise funds and
awareness for both local and global issues. They recently met and
surpassed their goal of raising $5000 for a clean water project in Haiti.
Through creative fundraisers such as a school wide “Amazing Race” that
linked curriculum expectations with global issues awareness, a first ever
Waterfront Water Walk and many family lead lemonade stands, cupcake sales
and yard sales; Charlottetown Jr. Public School was thrilled to present
Spencer West with a cheque for $6500 on May 11th. Global News
and the local newspaper were in attendance for the special celebration
with the world known motivational speaker. Spencer was overjoyed to be
honoured with a massive mural of 465 handprints in the form of Mount
Kilimanjaro to cheer on his journey of a lifetime. After his inspiring
speech to the school, the children lined up outside the school to “high
five” him to “Mount Charlottetown”, a hill behind the school building.
Once at the bottom of the hill, Spencer raced 3 Charlottetown JPS students
as the large crowd took pictures and applauded. Kindergarten student Sarah
Aref raced up the hill with enthusiasm. Grade three student, Nicholas
Hutzol climbed the hill on his hands while his friend Lynn-Asia in grade
five helped him. “I never gave up, just like Spencer never did when the
doctors told him he’d never sit up or walk when he was little!” exclaimed
Nicholas to the Global News reporter when he reached the top of the hill.
“This will be a day the students will remember forever” said Gabriela
Parada-Morose, Grade Two teacher and the school’s Me to We Leadership Club
Teacher Advisor. “It has been a real honour meeting our hero,” added
Candace Quick, grade five teacher and the other teacher advisor for the
schools’ Me to We Leadership Club.
You too can read or donate to
Spencer West’s journey of lifetime on his website:
The public can sponsor a step for
$10 as Spencer and his team hopes to raise $750,000 for clean water
projects in communities in Kenya where Free The Children works.
Full coverage of the event can be