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GSS Enrichment Opportunities

Please talk to Mrs. Hall or Mrs. LeBeau if you are interested in any of the following opportunities.

Science

Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair 

The Science fair is not over after elementary school!  At the secondary level, students in all grades are welcome to undertake science fair projects and compete at the Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair.  The Science department will provide help to those students who are interested in doing a science fair project.  Students sometimes require mentors outside of the school community as well.  It is necessary that students complete their projects by the end of January in order to be ranked and to apply for the Fair. 

Ontario Science Centre Science School
Students have the opportunity to apply to study at the Ontario Science Centre School for a semester. Selection is based on academic achievement and teacher recommendations. Grade 12 University level courses are offered in Advanced Functions, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Several of GSS’ senior students have been accepted into this unique programme. https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/OSCSchool/

Physics

Sir Isaac Newton Exam

The University of Waterloo runs the Sir Isaac Newton Exam (SIN) contest each year in May. Grade 12 university level students compete in this very challenging contest with problems involving general classical physics. Students may access past contests and solutions here to help them to prepare.  Many prizes are available to be won. Please note that students must let their teacher know if they are interested in participating in this contest by the end of March.

Math

Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Math Contests
The Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Math Contests are an opportunity for students to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability. Early questions require only concepts found in the curriculum common to all provinces. The last few questions are designed to test ingenuity and insight. Rather than testing content, most of the contest problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem solving. Let your teachers know the first week of February if you are interested in writing! http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/pcf.html

Euclid Math Contest
The Euclid Mathematics Contest is an opportunity for students to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability. It is for students in their final year of secondary school and motivated students in lower grades. Most of the problems are based on the mathematical curriculum up to and including the final year of secondary school. If you are interested in writing you must let your teacher know right after March break. The test is written in mid April. http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/euclid.html
 

French

Le Concours d'art oratoire
This is an annual French public-speaking event for students from grades 4 through 12 studying French as a Second Language in Ontario schools. It is organized by the Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association and Canadian Parents for French (Ontario). There are four categories- Core, Extended, Immersion and FSL Plus. Students in grades 9 through 12 participate in the competitive contest format for cash prizes. Winners from the grade 11/12 category move on to the National competition. The National Concours is held annually at the University of Ottawa. All national finalists receive a $2,000 entrance scholarship and the first-place winners from each category win a $20,000 scholarship ($5000 a year) to the University of Ottawa.

Leadership

Camp Eagle

Camp Eagle is an enrichment opportunity for all students involved. Grade 9s get to experience a multitude of exciting activities outside of the classroom, make new friends and connect with Grimsby staff easing the transition into grade 9. Senior student leaders get the opportunity to lead the activities at camp and work as a team with other Camp Eagle leaders, GSS staff as well as Camp Wanakita staff. Camp Eagle is an excellent leadership enrichment opportunity for senior students. 

COLS - Central Ontario Leadership Seminars
This is a dynamic, all expense paid, three-day workshop offered to one GSS grade 10 student each year. It aims to motivate and develop future leaders by recognizing young talent and providing a forum to build upon leadership skills. It takes place in May. http://cols.ca/

Encounters with Canada
This one week program runs throughout the year at the Terry Fox Centre in Ottawa. It provides an opportunity for students to explore the governmental, judicial, and cultural institutions of Canada, meet experts in the theme of the week, and make friends with other participants from across Canada. There is a fee to participate in this programme. https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/