Ø In-person Program Students travelling from their home country are to acquire another negative COVID test result prior to entering the school after the completion of their 14 day quarantine. You must bring your negative result from Ontario to school as well as to stay home and continue working virtually until you receive your negative test results.
Ø In support of the collective efforts to keep schools safe, the Ontario Government announced on February 11 2021 to postpone March Break until April 12 – 16, 2021 (click here to read the Ontario News)
Ø Returning students for February should pay the tuition fee to our office IMMEDIATELY to avoid possible withdrawal from your study program. Please make arrangement with our office. If you have question(s), you may call Joanne Chan at 416-222-8282 ext. 2155 or email her at [email protected]. The deadline for September 2021 tuition should be paid no later than April 15, 2021.
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LENT | February 17 – April 3
Lent is a solemn religious observance in the Catholic liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday (Feb 17th). It is the six week period leading up to Easter. The past Tuesday and Wednesday are Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday respectively. Shrove Tuesday is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as “Pancake Tuesday”.
It started when the Church prohibited Christians from eating all forms of meat and animal products to fast. So Christians made pancakes to use up their supply of eggs, milk and butter in preparation for Lent.
Ash Wednesday is a day of prayer and fasting for Christians. The name derives from the practice of placing of repentance ashes on the foreheads of participants with words like “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.
Lent is the season of preparation. It is a time to reflect and to repent so we can prepare ourselves for spiritual and personal growth. Preparation takes time. To prepare, we also learn to wait. Unfortunately, “Waiting” can be a luxury in our fast paced society.
We search information at fingertips. We want the answer right away. But, can we find our souls in a few seconds? Did we spend time to understand ourselves and our doings? Lent can remind us to acquire this “Waiting” period – by learning how to calm our minds to reflect on our habits, our relationships with our friends and our parents. Are we addicted to anything, such as gaming? Did we try to reconcile a broken relationship? Waiting can be a beautiful process.
It acquires the virtue of patience. “Nothing worth having comes easy.”, said by the late US president Theodore Roosevelt. Do you still remember the joyful anticipation you had when you were saving up money as a child to buy something you longed for? The item was more treasurable. Or, the patience you put it when raising a pet or growing a plant from a seed. Patience can pay off at the end to give you a great rewarding feeling.
Learn how to do research and homework assignment | Tuesday, February 23
This workshop is customized for the learning needs of international students from ESL levels to regular English courses from 3:30pm – 4:30pm (Toronto time). It will teach you how to find good resources for your school work.
To help with your research and homework assignments, Toronto Public Library offers free and credible resources at your fingertips. This hour-long session (including a FAQ session) will share updates on library services and resources for teens during the pandemic and on Digital Access Card. There will be live demonstration of useful electronic resources.
Electronic resources which will be covered are Brainfuse, Canada in Context, Canadian Newsstreams, JStor, and etc.
TO REGISTER, please click here.
Toronto Public Library – Free Online Homework Tutoring
Brainfuse is an eLearning platform offering online homework help with professional tutors. Tutors are available to help with Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, History, Geography and Language Arts for students in grades K-12.
Brainfuse is available every day from 2pm to 11pm (Toronto time), excluding holidays. You can use Brainfuse from your computer or the Brainfuse apps for iOS and Android. All you need is a valid Toronto Public Library card. For details, please click here to Getting Started with Brainfuse
Students in grades 7 to 12 are invited to get creative and submit their video reflections. Group or Individual submissions accepted. Deadline: March 5, 2021 at 5 pm. Click here to enter
Mental Health Resources for Students
Kids Help Phone, Students can call1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
What’s Up Clinics by phone: at1-866-585-6486Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
PROTECH Live ChatLive Chat or phone call is available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Virtual Volunteer Opportunity
Data Collection Volunteer | Feb 4 2021 – Feb 3, 2022
Crane Creations Theatre Company is an artist led, not-for-profit professional theatre start up, based in Mississauga. As a female led organization, founded by 1st generation Canadians we are committed to diversity and multicultural collaboration.
Looking for volunteer to search the internet for requested information using a laptop; collect data as specified by a Supervisor; enter data in a prepared spreadsheet.
Candidates must know how to speak, read and write English. Independent. Be able to deliver requested data in a timely manner. For details and inquiry, please click here to read the description and contact information.
Student Community Involvement Booklet from TCDSB
Click the links below to download your Community Involvement Booklet for community service guidelines and log book:
COVID-19 Testing Locations available at select locations for international students that have passed their 14-day quarantine period. Legal custodian needs to make the appointment. Student to bring passport and to provide a local cellphone number on test day.
COVID-19 Information for International Students
Before traveling, it is essential to read the following IRCC resources to ensure you meet the necessary criteria for entry into Canada:
- Study Permit: COVID-19 program delivery
- Travel restrictions and exemptions, as well as details on exemptions for international students
As of January 7, 2021 passengers travelling by air will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding their flight. For more information, visit Travel.gc.ca. The situation is being monitored closely. Travellers must submit quarantine plan to the ArriveCAN apps and to complete the online daily check.
Travel restrictions may change with little warning. International travelers are now required by the Government of Ontario to take the PCR test at Toronto Pearson Airport upon arrival.
On January 29, the Government of Canada announced further restrictions on International travel.
Starting soon, travelers will be required to:
- take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost;
- reserve a room in a Government of Canada-approved hotel for three nights at their own cost, while they await their test results. Essentials Travelers won’t be required to pay to quarantine at hotels under new travel rules.