Young Enterprising Women for YOU in STEM Conference (gr.8-12)

NOTE: The following conference is an event hosted by the University of Toronto outside of school hours, and is NOT a school-supervised excursion. Interested students and families are responsible for registration and transportation to/from the event.

At the Young Enterprising Women for YOU in STEM Conference, girls will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of females who are currently in STEM fields.  The conference is scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the University of Toronto, McLennan Building (room 203).

The evening’s keynote will be delivered by Samra Zafar, an internationally renowned TEDtalk speaker and youngest person ever to be on the Board of Governors of the University of Toronto. She will share her incredible personal and professional STEM journey. In addition, the evening will be a chance to meet and learn from other females currently working in STEM-related careers, and explore some of the challenges and barriers with a focus on equity and anti-oppression. One lucky recipient, a secondary student, will receive the Young Enterprising Women (YEW) Scholarship. This is an all-expense paid trip for the student and her chaperone to the Four Seasons in Miami, March 4/5 for the Annual Enterprising Women Awards Gala. There she will meet other young women interested in STEM and be paired with a mentor in her chosen field.

TDSB students can use the Key to Learn link to register directly:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nandanee Sawh at

Talent Show this Wednesday

The St. Andrew’s Talent Show will be on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 1:30 pm for students, and at 6 pm for parents and the community. This show is a fundraiser for Cancer Research. Tickets are $4.00 each or 3 for $10.00, and are available to buy at the school during break and both lunches, until 4;00 pm on Monday, April 24. Tickets for the 6 pm show are available before the show, at the door.

Please come out and support the very talented students performing in this year’s talent show! It will be an excellent show and is certainly for a very important cause.

Jazz Night tonight!

The annual Jazz Night is taking place TODAY! (Please see attached flyer below for more details.)  We will be transforming the cafeteria into a jazz coffee house and have students serve the audience coffee and dessert at their table.

Tickets are on sale now, from your child’s music teacher, and also at the door.  Tickets are $10 each.

Doors open 6:45 PM.

jazz night flyer

The play’s the thing… Romeo and Winifred, that is!

Tonight at 7, the St. Andrew’s cast performs the fourth and final show of “Romeo and Winifred.” Students from SAJH and our feeder schools have enjoyed two performances thus far, with the third happening as I write!

Tickets are available at the door for $5. We hope you’ll join us in the cafetorium tonight for the show.

We are also collecting food donations for our drive supporting the North York Harvest Food Bank. Non-perishable food items can be donated at the door.

Outstanding Music news!

One month ago, the St. Andrew’s Intermediate Concert Band and the Jazz Ensemble were selected to represent the Kiwanis Music Festival of Toronto at the provincial level. Each group submitted a recording of their two pieces to the Ontario Music Festival Association to complete against other Ontario school concert bands and jazz ensembles.

On Friday, May 29th the results were announced on the Ontario Music Festivals Association Facebook page and the news is good for St. Andrew’s.

For the Bands Class 1 – William C. Dawson Trophy category, the St. Andrew’s Intermediate Concert Band placed second of nine bands and won a scholarship for their performance. The first place band was a school from Ottawa.

For the Band Class 5 – Elementary School Jazz Band category, the St. Andrew’s Jazz Ensemble placed first and won a scholarship for their exemplary performance. Second place was awarded to a School for the Arts from London, Ontario.

Congratulations to all of the students who contributed to the success of our school and to Mr. Corbett and Ms. Kimm for their outstanding leadership in our Music program as we celebrate together this week.