Sunday, April 15, 2012

April and May Enrichment Newsletter

For further information on all of the items listed below
Please see Ms. Patterson ( in room 214

1.      HDSB Public Speaking Contest
Tuesday April 17th 6:30 – 9:30 pm at WOSS
Junior (9 – 10) and Senior (11-12) representatives can compete
We have 6 students participating this year!

2.      OSLC – Ontario Student Leadership Conference
November 2012 Niagara Falls Ontario
Applications outside rm 214 and 307.
The Longest running Youth Leadership Conference in CANADA!
Only 22 spots – don’t miss your chance to attend.
DEADLINE for Application to Ms. P or Mr. Merner = April 26th!!!!!

3.      Essay Contests
Grades 11 and 12 only            The Fountainhead       800 – 1600 words
Deadline April 26, 2012

4.      E=mc2 at Queens in May

Event is May 6– 11, 2012 at Queens University.

5.      Encounters with Canada
A week in Ottawa with students from across Canada  APPLY TODAY!
Study one of eleven sub-themes for Ages 14-17
Get a PIN number from Ms. Patterson for registration
Special Prices – Sports and Fitness: April 22nd. thru  April 28th.
Ecology and Environment :               April 29th. thru  May5th.           

6.      DEEP (DaVinci Engineering Enrichment Program) – Summer 2012
DEADLINE – April 27th!!!!   Don’t miss this!
The DEEP Summer Academy 2012 runs Monday through Friday for 4 weeks during the month of July at the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto, located in downtown Toronto, Canada. 
Junior and Senior programs in:
Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Robotics and Artificial Intelligence streams.

7.      AP Exams
Exam dates – May 7 – 18, 2012 (Cost $87.00US) and May 24/25
Exams are ordered J
Information available from Ms. Patterson for next year.

8.      CYAN Youth Challenge
Community Youth in Action Network
How would you make your Community better?   Get involved!

9.      NYLC and GYLC
Leadership programs in the U.S. and Canada for Grades 9 – 11
You MUST be nominated.  See Ms. P for details!
4 day events in the summer.

10.  What If?  Creative Teen Magazine
Creative writing and art published! 
Go to the website and submit your work!

11.  M.E.I International Academy
“the World is our classroom”   Travel the world, study abroad or next door
Apply for programs year long – and for summer programs NOW!

12.  Peel Summer Academy
West Coast Marine Discovery, Victoria B.C. GRADE 9  July 21 – Aug. 3
Newfoundland Adventure, Corner Brook, GRADE 10  July 7 – 20
Cost – Approx. $3000.00 each
Deadline May 18, 2012
Also – Far North Expedition and Ocean Educations Ltd. – see website!

13.  Rotary Club of Oakville Student Exchange
15 – 19 year old student opportunity to a one year or short term exchange
Applications being accepted NOW for details.

14.  OELC – Ontario Educational Leadership Centre
Leadership camps running from May to September with a focus on athletics, music, fine arts, and student council leadership.  Cost varies depending upon week chosen

15.  Projects Abroad
Summer 2011 – Many Countries (internships and volunteer work)
Amazing overseas opportunities to study Law, Journalism, Medicine, photography,

16.  Blyth
Study abroad for the summer in places like Paris, Costa Rica, Rome, Egypt amongst many others!  Check out the website!
Programs also available during the school year.

17.  Youth Leadership Camps
Different deadlines and opportunities for the summer camps!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

11th Annual Halton Youth Leadership Symposium

Theme: "Relationships and Leadership"
When: Wed. April 25, 2012
Time: 8:30 - 3:00
Where: Sheridan College, Oakville.
The Registration must occur online at:
Halton Youth Leadership Symposium
FREE to sign up. FREE to attend. LUNCH provided
You must arrange your own transportation to and from Sheridan.
All Secondary students
Register prior to Tuesday April 24th at 3:00 pm!
Please let Ms. Patterson know that you have registered. (
interested in leadership are invited to apply.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Summer Enrichment at Queens - SEEQ

GREAT new program for enrichment in August at Queens!
The Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen s University, in Kingston, Ontario is pleased to bring to your attention our
new summer enrichment programs for students from grades 7 to 12.
Building on a successful pilot program last year which saw 60 students attend our first ever summer enrichment courses, we are expanding to offer two different programs this year. We encourage you to share this information with your students, their parents, teachers and student services/ guidance staff.
Summer Enrichment Experience at Queen s (SEEQ)
SEEQ is a one-week program running in August 2012 where students attend a week of enriched learning at Queen s. Students will study two courses based on a topic of interest. This program is running for two weeks, one of which is for local students (i.e. does not include meals or residence) while the residence week offer the full university experience of staying in a university dorm, eating in the cafeterias, and participating in evening activities each day. SEEQ is suitable for bright students who have completed grades 7 to 10 by this summer.
International Summer Enrichment Experience at Queen s (iSEEQ)
iSEEQ is a two-week non-credit program in July 2012 where students will study three inter-related courses during their time at Queen s. As well as evening activities, campus tours and down-time, this two-week program includes a trip to Ottawa to explore our nation s capital. We will visit Parliament, a selection of museums, and have ample free time to explore Ottawa, while staying overnight at the University of Ottawa. At Queen s, student will stay in a premium residence, eat in university cafeterias, and experience life as a Queen s University student. The iSEEQ program is designed for bright high school students (grades 9-12) and was developed as a result of requests from international schools, so we anticipate this will offer a unique blend of students from across Canada and beyond.
Information on both of these exciting new summer programs is available on our website; Go to and click on Programs. Attached to this email are flyers for each program which you are welcome to share. Online registration opens April 1, 2012.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 613-533-3181 or
Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU)
A300 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Queen s University
Kingston, Ontario (Canada), K7L 3N6
Telephone 613-533-3181