Centennial welcomed International Students from many parts of the world and they are embracing the full Charger experience! So far this semester, they have embarked on various adventures throughout the school and around the community.
No matter what country you're from, food is a universal language we all share. Events such as Conversation Club, The Welcome Breakfast, and our French-Canadian Feast were fan favourites. A trip to the Humane Society provided students with the chance to interact with animals and learn about unique volunteer opportunities. But the full Canadian experience would not be complete without cold weather and live hockey. Watching The Belleville Sens win in an overtime shoot-out was truly a night to remember!
Stay tuned for exciting updates as the Christmas Season approaches!
COSSA Football Champions!
Congratulations to the Junior Boys Football team for their dominant win at the COSSA Championships yesterday at M.A. Sills Park. Infront of a massive and energetic home crowd the Chargers controlled from the beginning on their way to a 31-0 win. Congratulations team!
Junior Girls COSSA Champions!
A HUGE congratulations to the Junior Chargers Rugby team for defeating Holy Cross to become the 2018 COSSA Champions! The Charger girls are now the Bay of Quinte and COSSA champions for 2018, have completed an undefeated season, and have qualified for the Barbarian Cup. Congratulations team on a dominant season to date!
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Programs at CSS!
The Specialist High Skills Major program, or SHSM ("sha-zaam"!), is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows Grade 11 and 12 students to focus their learning on a specific sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. It also assists them in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace.
Students at Centennial can enrol in a SHSM program in one of two areas:
Arts & Culture
Health & Wellness
Students enrolled in the Arts & Culture High Skills Major program will be enrolled in number of components designed to help them connect their in-school learning to their post-secondary goals, while further exploring their passion in the Arts. These components include:
- An 8 credit package of G.11 & G.12 courses, including 8 "major" credits focussed on the Arts, and a 2 or 4 credit Co-op
- 6 sector recognized certifications, including CPR, First Aid, WHMIS, and 3 Arts-specific certifications
- Reach Ahead Activities designed to provide students with experiences related to the Arts field after high school
- Experiential learning opportunities that allow students to experience the Arts in a variety of different forms
Students who successfully complete the program will graduate with a "red seal" diploma identifying them as not only a graduate, but a specialist in the area of Arts & Culture. They will also receive a record card with their diploma outlining the training, certifications, and experiences that student has received while taking part in the SHSM program.
Students enrolled in the Health & Wellness High Skills Major program will be enrolled in number of components designed to help them connect their in-school learning to their post-secondary goals, while further exploring their passion in Health & Wellness. These components include:
- An 8 credit package of G.11 & G.12 courses, including 8 "major" credits focussed on the Health & Wellness, and a 2 or 4 credit Co-op
- 6 sector recognized certifications, including CPR, First Aid, WHMIS, and 3 Health-specific certifications
- Reach Ahead Activities designed to provide students with experiences related to the health field after high school
- Experiential learning opportunities that allow students to experience the health field in a variety of different forms
Students who successfully complete the program will graduate with a "red seal" diploma identifying them as not only a graduate, but a specialist in the area of Health & Wellness. They will also receive a record card with their diploma outlining the training, certifications, and experiences that student has received while taking part in the SHSM program.
If you are interested in signing up for a SHSM program, or if you are looking for more information, book an appointment with your Guidance Counsellor today. Explore your passion and prepare for your future by enrolling in a Specialist High Skills Major program!
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Schools, classes and employees are invited to participate in Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters, in honour of those people who attended residential schools and to indicate our collective spirit of reconciliation and hope for future generations. The actual day of recognition is September 30, however, since we have a PA day, schools are being invited to celebrate day on Monday, October 1, 2018.
Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters is an outcome of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School commemoration event that took place in Williams Lake, British Columbia. Residential school’s survivor Phyllis Webstad shared how, at the age of six, her brand new shiny orange shirt was taken away the day she arrived at the Mission school. From that moment on, the color orange came to represent pain, loss and trauma for Webstad. She was haunted by the color throughout her life. “The colour orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared, and how I felt like I was worth nothing.”
Today, the orange shirt, once associated with loss of belonging and self-worth is now becoming the symbol of recognition and honour to those people who attended residential schools and with time and continued awareness, reconciliation. It also is a sign of commitment to ensure that “Every Child Matters.” The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools and it was thought that it would give teachers, schools and districts the opportunity to set the stage for anti-bullying and anti-racism work.
This is a National movement that has gained momentum since its inception and many schools in the Board participated last years’ Orange Shirt Day. It is an opportunity to create and begin meaningful discussion about the effects of residential schools and the legacy they have left behind. It also provides the opportunity to explore other areas of First Nations,
Métis and Inuit peoples’ history, culture and perspectives. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, Métis and Inuit, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
HPEDSB System Memo #6 - Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters