The St. Charles College grade 7/8 Cards are quickly filling up an elementary wall with all their athletic accomplishments. The St. Charles College elementary boys’ basketball team took gold at a tournament over the weekend. The 7/8 Cards Classic was open to twelve boys’ teams from all four school boards in the city.
St. Charles College entered two boys’ teams with head coach Sarah Sauve.
There were several close matches but the Cards took the top spot.
Captains Noah Carpino, Andrew Middleton and Chris Valcin showed leadership and dedication as the newest members of the Cards family.
St. Charles College Grade 11 student Brodie Siren has always had a flair for the airways. Since grade 9, he and a friend have been running independent radio shows on You Tube under the names Quantum Beats Project as well as Sync Podcast. They have now turned their attention to Cards Radio. It’s a thirty minute radio show that airs every Friday morning ahead of morning announcements, anthem and prayer at St. Charles College. The program features a game show, news, sports and music that appeals to the dynamic young audience at SCC. Siren is also the school go-to guy when it comes to tech support and electronic set-up. This spring, he will be the stage manager for the schools’ musical production of High School Musical. Siren hopes to pursue a technical field of study when he leaves St. Charles College next year. In the meantime, he is building his portfolio with Cards Radio and is also starting a grocery delivery business based on the Internet.
The St. Charles College grade 8’s were treated to an informative presentation complete with a pizza lunch courtesy of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario. The presentation, that centred around a pizza theme, had students explore their strengths and learn about their learning styles in order to prepare for high school next year.
The LDAO presentation also focused on proper streaming, graduation requirements and forced the students to get serious about the future.
One of the fun activities, had the students think about their differences and celebrate them. They had to put up their left or right hand depending on their preferences. Questions were asked like “do you prefer the X Box or the play station?” “Do you prefer sweet or salty foods?”
The presentation helps the students with guidance education and to complete their IPP (Individual Pathway Plan) as they get ready to enter high school in the fall of 2016.
Join us this April, 2016 as SCC presents High School Musical on Stage!
High School Musical on Stage is based on a smash hit movie musical which first aired on the Disney channel is also celebrating a 10 Year Anniversary this year. The soundtrack itself was the highest selling album of 2006 while the DVD release sold 1.2 million copies in six days. Our cast have been busy channelling their favourite brainiacs, jocks, thespians and skater dudes in an all singing, all dancing stage spectacular!
All ages will enjoy the high energy and fun of High School Musical – On Stage! Call St. Charles College for more information – (705) 566-9605.
The French Immersion students visited the New Sudbury branch of the Sudbury Public Library for a French tour of the library recently.
The students, along with their teacher Sabrina Rocca took the Sudbury Transit and spent the morning reading French books and having French conversations with the Sudbury Public Library staff.
It’s just one of the ways French Immersion students can keep the learning authentic while outside the classroom.
In 2015 eight universities in Ontario collaborated with the Ontario Catholic School Trustee Association (OCSTA) to create the OCSTA Certificate Course in Leadership & Good Governance. This is a 12-week online course that is provincial in scope but also includes local Catholic issues specific to a trustee’s own regional district. The course provides a trustee with many benefits such as developing a greater understanding and appreciation of the history of Catholic education in Ontario along with a greater understanding of the role of Catholic social teaching in our modern society. The leadership lessons of Pope Francis are also explored in the course. Topics include youth engagement in Catholic education, the role of the trustee as a public advocate for Catholic education, our support for Ontario First Nations, Metis and Inuit education and an examination of trends in Catholic education throughout Canada and the rest of the world.
Sudbury Catholic Trustee, Nancy Deni took part in this program. As part of the program, trustees are required to work on a practicum project that ideally could benefit their school board. Deni chose to focus on the home-school-parish triad relationship and ways that this triad can be strengthened. As part of her project, she sought and received feedback from parents, principals, priests and laypersons in the Church as she feels very strongly that the strength of this relationship is the key to keeping Catholic education alive and well in Ontario.
“I feel very privileged to be amongst the first cohort of trustees to complete the program,” Deni stated. “It was an eye-opening experience and I recommend the course to all trustees who want to be strong advocates for Catholic education in this province. This course really strengthened my belief that a Catholic education provides students with a really special and unique educational experience. We really do educate the mind, the body and the spirit in our schools.”
The FI students integrated multiple subjects in the foods class at St. Charles College recently. They used French procedural writing to write and explain recipes as well as the particle theory for Science.
The grade seven students recorded baking recipes on the Ipads. They had to explain their work as they added and mixed ingredients. They were responsible for preheating the oven, preparing the recipe, timing the cooking, doing the dishes and cleaning up. They also had to explain the particle theory through the baking process.
The grade eight students then took the cakes, and had twenty minutes to create a cell. They were recorded and had to explain the parts of the cell they created.
Their teacher, Sabrina Rocca says it was a fun-filled afternoon with all kinds of learning – through written, kinaesthetic and oral language.
February 3rd marks the feast day for Saint Blaise of Sebaste. Blaise was a physician before becoming a Bishop and is believed to have cured a young boy from death as he had a fish bone stuck in his throat. This miracle martyred him and the ritual of throat blessings began.
Every year the students and staff at S.C.C. have the option to have their throats blessed to keep them safe from injury or disease. This year, the throat blessing fell on an ice day so staff was blessed. This was a first for our elementary 7/8 teachers who are new to the S.C.C. family.