Archives for January 2015

Can use your help!


Agnes Wong – grade 12 Visual Art – is applying for a special full tuition scholarship to Parsons and needs views and likes and shares and positive comments to win – please help!!!

You can find the video that Agnes submitted here:

See everyone at Art Talk 3 at 7pm on Friday February 6th in the Auditorium at OCADU – 100 McCaul Street, Toronto!

Matt Varey

ESA Drama Presents A Doll’s House – Tickets Now On Sale

The Drama Department of the Etobicoke School of the Arts is proud to present A Doll’s House.  Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece introduces us to Nora Helmer, a doting wife and mother whose life is dedicated to the nurturing of her family.  However, Nora harbours a secret: some years ago she borrowed a staggering sum of money without her husband’s knowledge in order to finance his recovery from an illness.  The scheme succeeded but the secret debt looms large in the shadows.  As the truth starts to unfold, it threatens to tear apart Nora’s construct of marriage, gender roles and family values, challenging her to examine who she is and what role she’s truly meant to play in her world.

Performed by a cast of teenagers and directed by ESA drama teacher Natasha Brault and ESA alumni Taylor Sutherland, A Doll’s House raises questions about gender politics that are as resonant today as they were in Ibsen’s time.

Show dates are Feb. 20, 21, 24, 25 and 26 at 7 p.m., and Feb. 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. at The Theatre Centre 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto. General Admission. Tickets on sale at

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Thursday, February 19th from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm.

Parent Interview online sign-up will begin from Friday, February 13th at 9:00 am until Wednesday, February 18th at 1:00 pm.

Please review the attachment for more information

Opportunity at Soulpepper!

Applications to Soulpepper`s march break program are now available.  The program is for youth between the ages of 16 and 19 who are interested in theatre, want to develop their creative ideas with professional artists.  Please see the attached file to apply.



Acting, Writing and Music Creation

See Soulpepper Productions: Spoon River by Edgar Lee Masters, adapted by Mike Ross & Albert Schultz and Subway Stations of the Cross by Ins Choi

Saturday, March 14 – Friday, March 20, 2015 (No session on Sunday, March 15, 2015)

11am—5pm daily


To apply:

1)      Application: Apply online here: march-break-2015.aspx OR fill out the attached application and email it [email protected]                                              Applications can also be faxed to 416.203.1531.

2)     Reference Letter: Applicants must also provide a reference letter sent directly from a teacher, mentor or employer by the application deadline. This letter can be in the form of an email, fax or sent by post.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015

March Break Application 2015


ESA and the TDSB are not endorsing or have not vetted this position but are merely providing you with the information.

Change of date – next School Council meeting will be Feb. 24 (not Feb. 10), at 7 pm.

Please join us for a special focus on post secondary planning. Guidance will present a brief overview of the key decision points in a student’s high school tenure which may have a bearing on post-secondary education options, followed by time for Q&A. Send any suggestions for additional agenda items to [email protected]

Sandra and Tanja
School Council Co-chairs


Last Chance ESA/SESAT Merchandise Pick Up

If you ordered Spiritwear and have not picked it up, please come (or remind your student to come) to the lobby on Friday at lunch.  If you missed ordering and would like an item, we have a few extras, just stop by!  T-shirts are $15 and hoodies are $30.

March Break Student Volunteer Opportunity at the Bata Shoe Museum! March 14-22, 2015

Have fun and help others, and be part of Toronto’s most unusual Museum, and get your Community Service hours! Student volunteers help staff and other volunteers make the museum fun and interactive for kids of all ages. They greet kids and parents and help with crafts and other activities. In return, they have a chance to earn up to 58.5 Community Service hours over just one March Break! There could be a place for you at the Bata Shoe Museum during March Break if:

  • You are in grade 9-12
  • Enjoy working in a busy environment
  • Like working with children
  • Are interested in crafts and games
  • Are outgoing, energetic, and enthusiastic
  • Are available 3-9 days over March Break
  • March Break Theme: Games

To apply for this position, contact Sheila Knox, Head of Education Email: [email protected] Phone: (416) 979-7799 x228

ESA and TDSB have not vetted this nor are we endorsing this opportunity but merely providing you with information.


Are you ready to meet your match this Valentine’s Day?

Student Council is here to help you out! All you have to do is fill out this survey and find out who your match is on Thursday, February 12th at lunch in the foyer!

You may just find your one true love, new best friend, or a date to the Masquerade Ball!



Course Selection 2015/2016

Student Services will be speaking to ESA students about course selection choices for 2015/2016 starting on Feb.3rd.  All presentations will take place in the library or in the computer lab during Math class.  Thank you to the Math Department for assisting with this important event.

A parent information session on course selection will take place on Feb. 4th from 7 pm to 8 pm in the library.

Canadian Screen Awards / Splash

Splash is honoured to perform at the Canadian Screen Awards on Tuesday, Feb 24th at the Sheraton Center, where the documentary ‘Unsung: Behind the Glee’ is nominated for Best Arts Documentary. Their closing number from SWING! will be featured at the awards event, which also honours Mike Weaver from Chicago who will attend.
Splash will also be featured at the fundraiser ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ at the Panasonic Theatre April 29th.

Semi Formal at Atlantis: The Masquerade Ball

Get ready ESA!

The Masquerade Ball is going to take place on Friday February 27th at Atlantis!

Tickets are $55 and includes dinner, photos, and dancing!

Masks are mandatory and will be sold at the door of the venue.

We hope to see you there! Tickets will be on sale in the foyer during lunch.

A deposit of $30 is required to secure your ticket, and the full amount of $55 is due by February 20th.12866_10153008424829592_5225198217728232164_n

Art Talk 3 !!!

Please join us for Art Talk 3 Friday February 6th at 7pm in the OCADU Auditorium on the first floor at 100 McCaul Street.

Everyone is welcome. is up and running with new photos being added regularly