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The Latest-March 2014

Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few-George Berkeley.

It’s hard to believe that we’re already a month into the new semester. It has been a very busy start to the second half of the year, but also very exciting.

On Wednesday, February 12th St. Patrick High School hosted its annual open house for prospective Grade 8 students. The event was very well attended and quite a number of students and parents stopped by the Social Science booth to learn about our programs. It also gave us an opportunity to promote our many extras in the department, such as field trips and out of town excursions. We look forward to welcoming these students to St. Pats next year.

Social Science booth, February 2014.

Social Science booth, February 2014.

Social Science booth, February 2014.

Social Science booth, February 2014.

iPads ready to go, February 2014.

iPads ready to go, February 2014.

Ms. Caza & Ms. Hallarn hard at work, February 2014.

Ms. Caza & Ms. Hallarn hard at work, February 2014.

Now speaking of excursions, next week 22 students from St. Patrick and 3 teacher chaperones will be making a historical pilgrimage to Europe. They will be joining students and teachers from St. Ignatius on EF Educational Tours “Canada’s Battlefields Tour.” Leading this amazing journey will be Mr. Cappello, Ms. Borgo and Mr. Battistel.

The group will be travelling to Amsterdam, the Scheldt, Ypres and Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, Normandy, Dieppe and Paris on this 10-day trip. To honour Canada’s sacrifices during WWI and WWII, they will also be visiting the cemeteries at Bergen-op-Zoom, Beny-sur-Mer, and Bretteville-sur-Laize. It is the culmination of two years of planning and preparation and the travellers are eagerly anticipating the March 6th departure date.

Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, April 2012.

Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, April 2012.

During the trip, Mr. Battistel will be attempting to blog everyday about our experiences (wifi permitting). Be sure to check this blog everyday starting March 5th for the latest news and information from this awesome adventure. See you then!

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