News Archive

2019

  • May

    The Garden Mural: Community, Collaboration, Creativity

    It is with great excitement that the mural in our Community Garden was unveiled last week. Students have been working on this mural for the LCS Community Garden since October.
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  • Hitting the Roaring Water

    The Environmental Leadership Outdoor Education classes have enjoyed some amazing white water below the dams in Lakefield. The cooler temperatures and rain, make for high water and lots of great paddling.
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  • Making Memories at the Round Square Regional Conference

    From the Amazon to ziplining—a delegation from Lakefield College School attended the Round Square Regional Conference in Lima, co-hosted by Markham College and San Sylvestre School.
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  • Appreciating our Staff

    On Wednesday morning, the LCS staff and faculty were treated to an appreciation breakfast hosted by the Grove Society Parent Chapter.


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  • LCS Board Chair Nicole Bendaly '93, John Hepburn '68, Head of School and Foundation Anne-Marie Kee, Jane Hepburn and LCS Foundation Board Chair Jock Fleming '74

    Historic Week for Lakefield College School

    We are thrilled to announce that alumnus John '68 and Jane Hepburn have made a $15 million commitment toward the school's new dining hall and other strategic priorities. The Hepburn's gift represents one of the largest single donations ever made to an independent school in Canada.
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  • Learning English and Having Fun

    The staff for the LCS English Language Learners Summer Academy got a jumpstart to the summer by getting together this past weekend.


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  • Pride Week at LCS

    This past week, LCS celebrated its first Pride Week. The week was organized by Kit Wright ’19, Sophie Gray ’22  and Claire Campbell ’19, student members of both Safe Space and THRIVE, who shared a communal vision of promoting equality and fostering inclusivity. 
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  • Being on Earth Day

    Last week our students celebrate Earth Day with a great Intersession Day that included Lakefield Environmental Action Force  (LEAF), Leadership, Character, Values (LCV) and mindfulness initiatives that kept students engaged throughout the day.
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  • Spirituality and Service in Peru

    Over the March Break, 10 students and two staff members travelled to Peru for a spirituality and service experience as part of our Global Learning program.
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  • The Heights and Depths of Ecuador and the Galápagos

    The Global Learning trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos was truly unforgettable—countless moments and memories made on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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  • April

    Congratulations to our 2019/20 Co-Head Students

    This week, the election to select the Co-Head Students for the 2019/20 year was held.  Congratulations to Madia McGowan and Santiago Paz Contreras who were elected by their peers and staff in the vote.
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  • Rock Choir Rocks Peterborough

    The LCS Rock Choir (comprised of close to 50 singers and musicians!) performed live for a studio audience at The Venue in downtown Peterborough as part of Michelle Ferreri's Live In Show series.
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  • An Australian Adventure

    Grade 10 student, Trent Stanley, travelled to Australia on exchange. He reflects, "The change was very big, however it is much easier to adapt than you might think."
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  • Playing Chess for Charity

    Fifteen students and staff participated in a charity chess tournament.



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  • On Exchange Down Under

    Tristan Melville, Grade 10, spent the last few months on exchange at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School in Australia. "The exchange was a experience of a lifetime and I loved every moment of it. I feel I have reached a new level of independence as a result of this trip. It's the perfect experience to learn how to work on your own but still be connected to a support system."
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  • A Year Abroad

    This year we are pleased to announce that the trustees have decided to appoint two scholars of the 2018 British Alumni Travelling Scholarship – Lily Coates and Nick Latimer.
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  • Lives of Leadership

    Five students spent five incredible days of visiting and interacting with inspiring individuals at Harvard's Graduate schools, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston College on the "Lives of Leadership" trip.
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  • Celebrating our International Community

    No lunch time at LCS is busier or more fun than Walk Around the World. Last week, students and staff were treated to dishes prepared by both our very own students from countries around the world.
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  • Winter Fun Day

    Seventeen of Lakefield's Grade 10 students, hosted the first annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Winter Fun Day. This day was entirely led and created by our Grade 10 students from beginning to end.
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  • A Moroccan Experience

    Over the March Break, 13 LCS students travelled to Morocco for the French Language Global Learning Trip.


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  • Dancing for the Judges

    On Tuesday, April 2 the LCS Dance Company travelled to Milton to participate in the Strive Dance Challenge. It was an extremely successful day for our dance team.

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  • March

    Grade 9 Integration Week

    All Grade 9 students spent the last cycle of classes leading into March break participating in a series of unique double block experiences in math/science, English, French and OE.  
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  • Our Very Own #Change_Maker

    Congratulations to Grade 11 student Faith Dickinson, who has been chosen as one of the 12 young people from across the world to take part in The Diana Award’s #Change_Makers campaign.
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  • A Feat of Engineering

    Promoting engineering and exposing students to the elements of being an engineer including ingenuity, teamwork and creativity.


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  • Celebrating a Great Season

    At the Winter Co-Curricular Celebration this week, Max Brandes ’19 shared "When we started these programs, there was no snow on the ground - and throughout the term we have seen snow on the ground, ice on the ground, last minute changes and lots of excitement.”
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  • Lakefield CSI

    Law classes participated in a mock crime scene experience on campus. Students took notes, photographed the scene and collected evidence (fingerprints, DNA, fibre and hair samples).
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  • Outdoor Education Winter Adventure

    Grade 11 Outdoor Education classes visited Camp Medeba this week for a day of outdoor winter leadership adventures.


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  • Poetry in Voice

    Grade 9 English students participated in the first stage of the Poetry in Voice competition. This competition encouraged students to read, write and recite poetry.

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  • Sharing His Passion and Expertise

    Simon Dutil ’20 brought his expertise and passion to LCS, where he built and welded four rails to create the LCS Snowboard Park on Matthews Hill.


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  • Athletics Action

    Last week through heavy snow, the LCS Nordic Team travelled to Duntroon, Ontario, for the OFSAA 2019 Championships. For many of our skiers, this was their first year skiing, as well as their first OFSAA event.
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  • Psychology Artifact Fair

    This week, students in Ms. McGrath and Ms. Chellew's psychology classes participated in an Artifact Fair to share their independent research in a meaningful way.

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  • Athletics Action

    It was a great week for our 1st Nordic Ski team that hosted the CISAA/COSAA Championships on campus.
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  • February

    Hockey Showdown

    To any who saw the game, no words are required but for those who did not, it is hard to express the magic of playing on a cold clear day on an outdoor rink in February.
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  • Sharing a Canadian Winter

    LCS students spent their Sunday afternoon with more than 50 people from the New Canadians Centre in Peterborough introducing them to a classical Canadian winter's day.
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  • Athlete of the Week

    After two consecutive Wednesday snow days, our teams were finally able to play this week! Congratulations to Syerra Richards, Mairi Ross and Victoria St-Onge, this week’s Athletes of the Week!
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  • Athletics Action

    After several weeks of cancelled games and races, this week our athletes took to the ice and the ski hill in competitive action.
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  • Five Questions for our visiting Grade 10 Exchange Students

    Alexandra Attwood from St. Cyprian’s School in Cape Town, South Africa and Fabian Pohlemann from Stiftung Louisenlund in Güby, Germany answered five questions about their exchange to LCS so far.
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  • Meditation and Tea

    The diversity of our students is also reflective of the diversity of co-curricular programming. This week in yoga, we combined our tea meditation with the personalization of a poem and image.
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  • Artist of the Week

    Congratulations to this week’s Artist of the Week, Alexy Danchuk-Lauzon.


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  • A Sleigh Surprise

    Wintertime sleigh rides at the old Gastle farm (now Northcote Campus) have been a longstanding tradition for Grove students and can be traced as far back as we can remember.
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  • A Life-Changing Exchange in Germany

    "Going on an exchange had been my dream ever since I was in Grade 9, as that first week went by I fell in love with Germany. I met the most incredible people and I soon realized how fortunate and grateful I was to have an opportunity to be there."
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  • An Exchange to Remember in Tasmania

    "My advice to other students is that if you are considering applying for an exchange, do it.  There are no negatives to stepping outside your comfort zone in this way. The best way to learn about a different culture is probably through an exchange, because you get dropped right in the middle of another school and culture for up to three months."
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  • Lessons Learned on The Ocean Part II

    Joe Ribbins '18 has spent his year after graduating from LCS sailing over 9,000 nautical miles, to 12 different ports, on 3 continents, and crossing both the equator and the Atlantic.
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  • Snow Day Fun

    This week, our students ventured outside to get a taste of a truly Canadian winter day.


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  • Celebrating the Second Annual Chinese Food and Culture Festival

    “It is unbelievable as a Chinese student in a boarding school in Canada to celebrate the Chinese New Year, but LCS did it!”
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  • Building and Battling Robots

    The LCS Robotics team has just finished another great season. This year our team built three robots to compete in the VEX Turning Point Competition.
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  • Learning from an Expert

    The 1st Boys’ Basketball team had the esteemed privilege of getting a training session with former National team captain Jesse Young.
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  • Polar Paddle Racing

    It was another great year for the Polar Paddle in the village of Lakefield as five teams were vying for bragging rights and a spot on the Polar Paddle trophy!
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  • The Dating Game

    Last Saturday, the School Life Class hosted the Lakefield Dating Game, a recreation of the classic, popular TV show.


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  • Proud to be the First Canadian Independent Boarding School Member of Global Online Academy

    We are very proud to announce that LCS is the first Canadian independent boarding school member of Global Online Academy (GOA), a consortium of leading independent schools from around the world whose programs offer our students a way to pursue their passions, learn with peers from around the globe, and acquire and practice modern learning skills that will serve them well in university, career and life.
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  • Bell Let’s Talk

    This week, students and staff took part in #BellLetsTalk initiatives throughout the week.


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  • January

    Athletics Action

    Our boys' hockey team hit the ice this week in competitive action.


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  • Hitting the Slopes

    More than 400 students and staff members enjoyed a fabulous day of skiing/snowboarding
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  • Artist of the Week

    Congratulations to Danya Gonnella, the latest Artist of the Week!
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  • Athletics Action

    Despite the freezing rain and snow on Wednesday, our 1st Girls' Hockey and 1st Alpine teams were in competitive action.


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  • Boyz Dance Club

    Take a look at the Boyz Dance Club with a great video of the boys in action!


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  • Celebrating Our Global Community

    If you take a walk through Upper Hadden Hall you will note that the Hall of Nations continues to grow into a colourful and meaningful representation of our LCS community. December and January have offered many opportunities to celebrate culture at LCS.
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  • Reconnecting and Having Fun

    Students spent last Friday night reconnecting in their houses and having fun during their various house events.
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  • A Summer-Themed Evening

    On Saturday night, the Grade 12 School Life Class organized a game of blind volleyball in the gym.
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  • Athlete of the Week

    Congratulations to this week’s Athlete of the Week, Kate MacDonald.


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  • Artist of the Week

    Congratulations to Alex Reed, the latest Artist of the Week!
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  • An Exchange Adventure in Scotland

    Flying across the world with the Atlantic Ocean underneath me was unreal. As I stepped off the plane, I wondered what I had got myself into.
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  • Starting fires – passion and experiential learning

    We continually search for a key; something that creates a spark and turns it into a fire. It’s a fine line. A yin and yang between hoping young adults find this passion of their own accord, and trying to facilitate it within educational structures.
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  • Athlete of the Week

    Congratulations to this week's Athlete of the Week, Keegan Sayles.
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