Archives for January 2016

Course Selection 2016/2017

Course Selection 2016/2017

Parents are invited to attend a course selection information session on Wednesday, February 3 at 7 pm in the library.  Parents will learn about diploma requirements and how to best assist their children with respect to course selection options.



SESAT hosting Parent Auditions for 2016-17 school year!

This June will be a bittersweet time as we say goodbye to some of our SESAT board members who will graduate along with their students.  

We are seeking  one or two individuals who have interest in taking on the role of Treasurer/Co-Treasurers. 

We would also appreciate speaking to anyone with experience researching and completing grant applications

We would like to engage new resources this year to facilitate cross training,  making the transition as seamless as possible for 2016/17.

If you are open to exploring one of these roles further, please reach out to us at [email protected]








Reminder: Joint School and SESAT Council Meeting – Monday Feb 1, 7pm in Library

On Monday, join us to hear about what the councils have been working on and our upcoming plans.

Quick Peak at our Agenda:

1) Parent Outreach – specifically incoming Grade nine parents
  • Opportunities to reach out to the newest ESA parents
  • March 6th event – Yuk Yuks
  • Incoming Parent Breakfast in September
  • Upcoming speaker series
  • Technology enablement – how grant $ will be applied
  • ESAInfo pages – Sprucing them up
  • Other opportunities to engage parents
2) 35TH Anniversary  -What can be done.. How do our councils get involved
3) Convocation – June vs October
4) Water bottle and Bicycle Rack Applications
5) Grant research and applications – focused on academics and arts.
See you there!
Your SESAT and School Council


Show Choir Choir Final Payment due

Feb 01 is fast approaching for the final payment online of $492.50. Please ensure the final payment meets this deadline. Thank you.


Huge Congratulations to Meghan Farbridge!

Grade 11 Visual Art student Meghan Farbridge listed as one of five women to watch in this year’s Artist Project!

Meghan also had a very successful opening last Thursday in a group exhibition at Artscape Youngspace!



Canada Reads Taping: Wednesday March 23rd

This year’s Battle of the Books is on!

Canada Reads 2016 is all about “starting over.” Your five panellists have chosen the Canadian books they feel best represent the trials and tribulations of making a new start in life.

Explore the books – all available from the ESA Library – as you get ready for the debates, which are taking place March 21-24. Wab Kinew is back as host.

Learn more about the books and the panelists here.

Please complete this form if you’d be interested in joining us on a Field Trip to the Canada Reads taping on Wednesday March 23rd, 2016.  You must be able to join us at the CBC building (on Front Street) by 8:15 am the morning of.

Yann Martel: Tickets Available

The ESA Library has four (4) tickets – two pairs – to give away to hear best selling Canadian author Yann Martel at the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library on Monday February 1st.

He will be speaking about his new novel The High Mountains of Portugal with journalist Tina Srebotnjak.

Q&A to follow. Books are available for purchase in the Salon courtesy of Indigo beginning at 6pm. Cash or credit.

This event is SOLD OUT!  If you want to go but haven’t got tickets, this is your chance.

Please complete this form to tell us why you should be the one to get a pair of these tickets.

Find the details about the event here.

Grade 11 Music Theatre Major – tech rehearsal time change

All Grade 11 Music Theatre majors will begin their tech/dress rehearsal on Tuesday, February 2 at 2:30 pm. Students are expected to be in hair and makeup at that time. Thank you for noting the time change.

A Chorus Line Preview!!

Check out this fantastic trailer created by our students for the Music Theatre Department’s production of A Chorus Line. Tickets are available on the esainfo website.

EXAM Schedule January 2016


Please see attached January 2016 Exam Schedule and Instructions.

January_2016_Exam Schedule, Exam Info for students

Huge Congratulations on International Museum Exhibition

Max Perone’s artwork ‘Repression’ has been shortlisted from more than 20,000 art works for the 2016 Saatchi Gallery/ Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools.

This is our second year in a row showing an esava student at Saatchi and our third time in four years.

This year’s judging panel consisted of Jeremy Newton, CEO of Children & the Arts; Alastair Sooke, Art Critic and Broadcaster, The Telegraph & BBC; Alistair Hicks, Senior Curator for Deutsche Bank; Nigel Hurst, CEO of the Saatchi Gallery and Julia Wachtel, Artist.

The exhibition of 20 shortlisted works opens 3rd March at the Saatchi Gallery, London. The winner and runner up prizes will be announced at 7pm at an award evening. Prizes are as high as £10,000!


SPROUT Idea Jam @ The Ontario Science Centre

I know that timing is not great with exams and all…  but for any who might not have exams at the start of the schedule… this in from the folks at Taking it Global.


Join us for the Sprout Idea Jam at the Ontario Science Centre this Wednesday from 4-7:30pm!

High school + university students (and recent grads) age 29 and under are invited to join us for an evening of exploring ideas, creative activities, and inspiring speakers. Not under 29? Please share with someone you know who might benefit from attending!

You’ll meet social entrepreneurs, artists, and Sprout Ideas alumni, who will share how their experiences and ideas have helped them grow. You’ll be invited to share your big ideas on how we can improve our communities and the world. You’ll find out about funding available for you to pursue your ideas! You’ll even be treated to dinner, see a live performance, and leave with a special gift.

It’s free of charge to attend, and we have funding to provide public transit support for anyone in financial need (just reply and let us know)

Ready to register? RSVP at and bring a friend!

Want a flyer to share details with others? Visit