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XYNA International School Vol 4 Issue 2 2018 - Newsletter

Xyna Newsletter

 
Newsletter brought to you by XYNA International School Vol 4   Issue 2
 
 

 

 
 

February 2, 2018
 
Open House at Xyna International
 
The agenda of the Open House was to:
  • Provide an opportunity for invitees to meet staff and take a guided school tour
  • Special one on one guidance on education plans for students
  • Provide understanding of Canadian High School Education System
The Open House provided parents, invitees and guests with an opportunity to take a tour of school, visit classrooms, labs and informally meet teachers.
There were free gifts for everyone attending the open house along with special promotional offers.
It was well – attended and overall a successful event.
 
February 16, 2018
 
Ladak Chiropractic Health Centre
 
Ladak Chiropractic Health Centre was celebrating The Winter Olympics from February 9 to February 28, 2018.
Students of Xyna visited the Health Centre and joined in the exercises being demonstrated there. Students also attended the informative session on quick and easy ways to stay active.

 

February 23, 2018
 
Trip to Casa Loma
 
The students of Xyna visited Canada’s Majestic Castle, Casa Loma and stepped back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour.
The students had a wonderful time visiting this Gothic Revival Style house and gardens in Toronto.
 
March 1, 2018
 
Poetry Competition
 
“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.”
Students of Xyna set their imagination and creativity free by participating in Poem Writing Competition.
They chose ‘Today’s Youth’ or ‘Social Cause’ as theme of their poems.
Ankit Bhardwaj was the winner and was presented with a certificate and a medal.

 

March 8, 2018
 
Visit to William Osler Hospital
 
Students visited William Osler Hospital to learn and understand courses required to become a technician. They also learned about NMR technology, MRI Technology, X-ray technology, CT scanning. The hospital representative showed students how they operate machines and also showed Lead aprons. They explained what all can be diagnosed by the machines.
 
March 27,2018
 
Restaurant Project
 
Teachers and students of Xyna organised an Awareness Campaign by creating a “Restaurant for a day” that followed ‘Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide’. As a part of the project, students planned and designed a special menu card, set up a table for two guests as per restaurant style. Major learning experience centered on nutrition, menu planning, and food buying, preparation and food safety and making healthy food choices.

 

March 29, 2018
 
Trip to Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
 
Xyna International planned a trip to PAMA and gave their students an opportunity to explore Ontario’s unique landscapes, learn about the many generations of people who have settled here and understand the experiences that connect us to one another.
 
April 11, 2018 ; April 12, 2018
 
Euclid Contest ; Hypatia Contest
 
Experience says learning mathematics can be made easier and enjoyable if our curriculum includes mathematical activities and games. Maths puzzles and riddles encourage and attract an alert and open-minded attitude among youngsters and help them develop clarity in their thinking. Taking this thought forward, students of grade 11 and 12 participated in Hypatia and Euclid Contest organised by Waterloo University.

 

April 12, 2018
 
End Plastic Pollution(Self-awareness initiative)
 
It was a self-awareness practicum in which students of Xyna calculated their plastic consumption in a year. As a follow up activity students made a plan to initiate how they can reduce/eliminate plastic consumption.
 
April 20, 2018
 
Talk on Know Your Rights at Work
 
Representatives from the Centre of Education and Training came over at Xyna and gave a presentation about Employment Standards Act. The purview of the talk covered topics like hours of work, overtime, vacation, public holiday pay, health and safety at work, work place discrimination.

 

April 23, 2018
 
X-Design Competition
 
The competition was held to celebrate Earth Day as an extension of End Plastic Pollution—a self-awareness initiative practicum. Students were expected to create useful products by reusing plastic bottles. All the students participated with extraordinary zeal and enthusiasm. They created and show cased a variety of products ranging from thermometer, electroscope to working models of heart and many more.
 
May 3, 2018
 
Talk on “Substance Abuse”
 
Terisa Bernard from YSAP visited Xyna and educated students on Youth Substance Abuse Program. She talked about physical, psychological and scientific reasoning that motivates a user to use. She also laid emphasis on understanding addiction with special focus on its prevention, treatment and recovery.

 

May 14, 2018
 
Speech Competition
 
Speech Competitions help students develop skills in research, critical thinking, organization, persuasion and communication. These skills also benefit students after high school. Speech Competition was held at Xyna where students shared their views on myriad of topics like CPR, community work, future of earth.
The winners Gurshabad Wazir and Maanvi Mallik were awarded with medals and certificates.
 
May 15, 2018
 
Picnic to High Park, Toronto
 
Picnics are important as they release the stress in the child and contribute towards the personality development of the child. The students and teachers of Xyna had a fun filled day at High Park in Toronto where they enjoyed all the sporting, cultural and educational facilities of the park. The main objective of such picnics is that students get to know one another and teachers get to know their students in out of class context.

 

June 01, 2018
 
Information Night
 
Information night was held on June 01, 2018 between 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It gave visitors a chance to meet the school administrative staff one to one and know about the facilities and functioning of the school in a better way.
 
June 22, 2018
 
Trip to Wonderland
 
The most awaited trip of the year to Canada’s Wonderland was students’ favourite and everyone enjoyed. It was organised after the final exams were over which made it all the more fun and enjoyable.

 

June 26, 2018
 
Graduation Day/Year End Annual Event
 
An event to celebrate completion of another successful year and wishing Good Luck to graduating students was organised at Chris Gibson Recreation Centre. The event started with the Principal, Ms. Sethi’s speech followed by a presentation about the introduction, philosophy and vision of the school by the Vice Principal Ms. Gupta. The students became nostalgic looking at the presentation showing the school year activities. Awards were presented to the deserving students in various categories and the graduating students were presented with their diplomas. The evening created a lot of memories for the students and teachers to cherish life long and ended with a wonderful dinner.
 
 
 
Celebrations corner at Xyna
 
A celebrations corner was created at Xyna Campus with the thought that a child becomes largely what it is taught; hence we must watch what we teach it, and how we live before it.