Extra and Co-Curricular Activites

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Academic Support

  • Peer Tutoring: Students who are interested in being a Peer Tutor should contact Ms. Foster-Leduc in Guidance. Student who would like to be tutored are asked to complete and submit a Peer Tutor Request form (via Edbsy to their Guidance Teacher or paper copy to the Guidance office).
  • French Support and Tutoring Clinic: Core French and French Immersion Support and Tutoring for Grade 9 - 12 students. Students are welcome to drop in to brush up on your French skills, practice your French, fill in learning gaps, prepare for the DELF. Tuesdays and Thursdays (3:30 - 4:40 pm), room 244 from October 25 until end of March. Please contact Mme Zeenaeme for more details!
  • Literacy Clinic: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30PM in room 111 (starting Monday October 31st). These extra practice sessions will focus on areas such as reading comprehension strategies, effectively responding to writing prompts, grammar lessons, organization of ideas and paragraph and opinion-piece writing. These sessions will be beneficial to anyone looking for some extra reading and writing practice and students writing the OSSLT test this year. Please contact Ms. Walton/Mr. McLaughlin for more information. 
  • Science Clinic runs every Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30 pm in room 265. 
    All science students are encouraged to attend regularly for help with specific difficulties, an opportunity to make up missed labs (by appointment only), or to work on assignments, lab reports and daily homework in a relaxed setting. Several science teachers are on hand each week to assist.

  • TVO Mathify - Online Math Homework Help
    https://www.tvomathify.com/students
    Free 1:1 Grade 4-12 math tutoring with Ontario Certified Teachers!
    Build your math skills and confidence with a personalized math coach. To support learning at home, tutors are available online Monday-Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturday-Sunday 3pm to 9pm.
  • S3: Students Striving for Success

Athletic Teams

Please visit Physical Education and Health for a list of Interschool Athletic Teams.

Clubs, Faith & Leadership

  • Alliance for Compassion*: Student-led "Gender-Sexuality Alliance" initiative group that aims to tackle and help spread awareness on 2SLGBTQI+ issues (@stmarysalliance)
  • Ambassadors
  • Asian-Canadian Alliance*: A student-led group that welcomes all who wish to stand beside the Asian-Canadian community by raising awareness of the issues they face and the contributions they have made to make Canada a safer, more compassionate, and inclusive country. (@stmarysaca)
  • Best Buddies*: working towards serving those who live with disabilities as well as raising awareness for different disabilities (@stmarybestbuddies)
  • Black History Committee*
  • Business Executive Alliance: Business leadership focused club that develops students’ interests and helps them engage in collaborative entrepreneurship endeavours. We develop and include all students and help them to realize their fullest potential and aspirations in a structured professional manner. The BEA is here to serve the students of St Mary by offering unique, fun events that are designed and developed through fundamental business planning. Each member has an equal opportunity to be an executive in the Alliance and will earn references for post secondary and employment upon participation. See Mr. Gerosavas (room 260) for more information (@stmarybea)
  • Chess/Games Club: All students who are interested in playing chess, learning chess and expanding and exploring chess ideas/concepts are invited to come to the Learning Commons Friday mornings (8:30-9:20 am). See Mr. Konan (room 123) for more information.
  • Debate Club: Improve your knowledge on politics, economics, culture, increase your critical thinking skills, and debate on various topics you're passionate about! If you want to learn how to increase your confidence, critical thinking and talk about important topics that you are passionate about, join St. Mary's debate club. All are welcome to join! Contact Mlle Oster (room 124) for more information.
  • Eco-Team*: Together we can make life greener! The Eco Team at St. Mary strives to recognize the environmental issues that affect the environment and the creatures that live among it. With the help of our Lord, we, stewards of the environment will work towards building a strong community that is passionate to resolve these impacts and make a difference. The Eco Team meets Tuesdays bi-weekly at 3:30pm. Contact Ms. Parker (room 213) or Ms. Pranadjaja (room 233) for more information. (@stmaryecoteam
  • Empower*: examining the power of feminism and intersectionality in modern society (@empowerstmary)
  • E-Nable: If you are interested in 3D printing technology and how it can be used to help others, please contact Ms. Frysztacki or see the E-Nable group on Edsby for more information. E-Nable meets Thursdays after school in the Learning Commons.
  • First Nation, Métis, Inuit (FNMI) Committee*: educates the community about the concerns of the Indigenous people of Canada (@stmarys4a)
  • Guitar Club: The St. Mary CSS Guitar Club is a group designed to bring students together who have an interest in playing guitar and playing in a band. We encourage and welcome students and staff of all playing levels of acoustic guitar and electric guitar/bass who are looking to get involved to learn music of all genres and participate in jam/recording sessions. Once you join the group, we are looking to host sessions for this group across many different platforms such as: Live (Face-to-Face) & Virtual (Over Microsoft Teams). We ask that students bring in their own guitars to play.  We aim to meet 2 times per week in the mornings before school (8:30am – 9:15am) in Room 258. Come out and learn to play the songs you’ve always wanted to!  We look forward to seeing you come out and jam with us!  Rock On! Please see Mr. Gerosavas (room 260) or Mr. Barron (room 165) about any questions.

  • Outdoor Education
  • Outreach: Domestic*: serves the needs of the immediate community such as food drives, mission room (@stmarydomestic) & International*: raising awareness and funds for international causes and communities (@stmaryinternational)
  • Reach Team (SMART): Do you have a passion for trivia? Are you someone who knows facts, both important and strange? Do you love Jeopardy, Trivial Pursuit and have a bunch of trivia apps on your phone? Then you should DEFINITELY join the Reach for the Top trivia team, where you can use actual buzzers while playing with like-minded trivia enthusiasts.
  • Retreat Leaders (@stmaryretreatleading)
  • Robotics Club
  • Safe and Caring Schools*: mental wellness and anti-bullying issues (@stmarysafeandcaring)
  • Student Council (@stmarycouncil)
  • Ted-Ed Club 
  • Unity*: addresses all forms of discrimination especially anti-Black racism (@unitystmary)
  • White Pine Club: White Pine is a reading club of current Canadian YA fiction. Meeting are February to May on Tuesdays after school in the Learning Commons. Contact Ms. Frysztacki or Ms. Rose for more information.
  • Woodworking Club is open to all Grade 9 & 10 students and will be running every Thursday from November 10th to December 1st inclusive. Please see Mr. Di Fonzo in Room 144 for a permission form. No prior woodworking experience needed!
  • Writer's Club

*If you are interested in joining one of the above groups that has an asterisk(*), please complete this form. These groups are branches of the Retreat Leadership community. 

Fine Arts

Throughout the school year, St. Mary students showcase their talents in a variety of concerts, festivals and showcases. 

  • Dance Showcases & Dance Team: Are you interested in auditioning for the Dance Team? Please contact Ms. Dumpit & Mlle Oster for more information. 
  • Instrumental Music Concerts
  • Media Arts Film Fest
  • Musical Theatre Production
  • Sears Drama Festival
  • St. Mary Singers: Do you enjoy singing? If so, why not join the St. Mary Singers! All are welcome. Rehearsals are held every Monday, after school from 3:30-4:30. Sign up sheet is located outside room 167. Contact Ms. Dumpit for more information.
  • Tech Crew: Do you have an interest in supporting the audio/visual required for assemblies and shows? See Mr. Small in room 168 for more information. 
  • Visual and Photographic Arts Exhibits
  • Vocal Concerts

 

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