What a year it has been at High Park Day School! 2015-2016 was full of excitement and growth and it seemed to fly by! It's no wonder HPDS students didn't want to leave for holidays. (Okay- I admit that's a bit of a stretch!) We all had a lot of fun though. Highlights included the introduction of our Maker course for all students (Coding! 3-D printing! Green screens!), having our 'Anti-Bullying' PSA hit the streets and the screens of the TTC thanks to the good folks at Pattison Onestop, and visiting the Nagy Research Lab at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute to see how they keep their animals safe with the help of robots! We also welcomed many inspiring guest educators including Stephanie Christiansen - Operations Manager of ShelterBox Canada, Matt Cassan - Artist at 9 Story Media Group and Design Supervisor for PBS's Nature Cat, Cailleah Scott Grimes - She Got Game Documentary Filmmaker, and Jup Bhasin - Building Sciences and the Environment professor at George Brown College, to name a few. Please see our gallery for photos of these events, and more!
And there's more to come for 2016-2017! We'll be busy this summer with the development of our new computer lab and updated library! With the new technology in place, all students will have greater access to programs that assist in building 21st century skills. On-line portfolios and coding are just the beginning!
We would like to wish our students and their families a safe and happy summer! Check in for news and updates via our on-line Learner Management System, Edsby. If you would like more ideas for keeping your kids sharp and moving forward this summer, please be in touch.
If you are not currently a member of our HPDS community but are interested in learning more, drop us a line - we'd love to hear from you!