• March

    Athlete Poses Tough Question

    Earlier this week, CDS showcased its winter term teams and athletes and their impressive accomplishments these past few months.
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  • CDS Student Artwork on Display at King Museum

    Close to 100 examples of local student artwork representing the three secondary schools in King are on display for the month of March at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre. The show opened on March 1 with a reception sponsored by the Arts Society King (ASK) and features the work of 20 CDS students.
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  • Congrats to Cast & Crew of In The Heights!

    Scott Garbe, Director
    Congratulations to the cast, crew and orchestra of CDS’ incredible production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights! The level of commitment and professionalism brought to the piece was nothing short of sensational. Three packed houses were hooked from the opening moments to the final bows, during which they rose to their feet to give the cast a standing ovation.
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  • Grade 5 Alternatives to Road Salt

    Over the past few weeks, the Grade 5 students have been learning about the environmental impact of road salt. They have researched natural alternatives to road salt, and designed an experiment to test these alternatives. Here are some reflections from the project, as well as some photos of the action.
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  • Past Parent Continues to Support the Community

    On Sunday, April 29th, 2018 CDS’ Performing Arts Centre will be the site of a special gala benefit concert in support of the St. Gregory’s Orphanage. The Gala Benefit Concert will feature music from Aaron Caruso, Maria Milano and direct from Italy, Pino Gioia.
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  • Robotics Team Kicks Off Competition Season in Barrie

    Chris Wappel, Robotics Advisor, Faculty
    The CDS High School Robotics team, consisting of 15 members from Grades 9-12, made its debut at the First Robotics Competition this past weekend (March 2 - March 4) hosted at Georgian College in Barrie. Each year, the team designs and constructs a 120 lb robot to work in an alliance to complete different challenges. This year’s game was called “Power Up”, an arcade theme where human operators are trapped in a virtual game. The teams work to defeat a boss in order to escape the arcade.
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  • Two CDS Debaters Qualify for Worlds Once Again

    Having qualified last fall and last month respectively, Anaïs Leiva von Bovet ’19 and Maeve Tebbutt ’19 will travel to Cape Town, South Africa the first week of April to compete in in the World Individual Public Speaking and Debating Tournament. This is the fourth consecutive year that CDS has qualified two debaters for Worlds and the 11th year they have sent at least one representative to this prestigious and challenging tournament. Anais and Maeve will join the Canadian team of 16 participants from across the country.
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  • CDS Student Recognized for Remembrance Day Poem

    Grade 12 student, Mollie McLaughlin, placed 1st in the Royal Legion’s Remembrance Day competition. She was recognized for her Remembrance Day poem entitled "The Stretch of Sadness" at an awards ceremony at the Aurora Royal Legion on Sunday, February 25.
    Congratulations Mollie!
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  • Senior School Production: In the Heights

    The Senior School Production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award winning musical In the Heights opens TONIGHT and promises to be both a musical and joyous theatrical experience!
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  • Term 2 Athletic Assemblies: Mar. 5 & 6

    Mark your calendars to celebrate sport at CDS! The second Athletic Assemblies of the school year are approaching:
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  • Thank You to our Auction Sponsors!

    Our Auction has always been our largest social event of the year for our community, and our goal is for every family to make a contribution of some kind. To date, we are pleased to announce our first 2018 Auction Sponsors which include 3 Platinum, 3 Gold and 10 Silver sponsors!
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  • February

    Become a Member of the CDS Parent Association

    The Parent Association is a team of volunteers dedicated to promoting school spirit, fostering a sense of community and supporting the Administration by organizing a variety of special events. If you are interested in becoming involved, contact volunteer@cds.on.ca for details. We'd love to see you!
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  • CDS Students are Turning Heads

    Congratulations are definitely in order for several of our students this week!
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  • Do you know about our CDS Olympic ties?

    The success of Canadian athletes at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang has been impressive, and with just three days to go, Canada is well on target to break its Winter Olympic medal count of 26 achieved at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
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  • Grade 8 Trip to Quebec

    From January 30th to February 2nd, the Grade 8s embarked on our annual adventure to Quebec City.
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  • Auction 2018 Will Be Roaring Your Way Soon

    As the spring thaw begins, we’ve started humming a familiar tune in preparation for our 45th annual Auction. You may know it … In the jungle, the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight.
    That lion will give a mighty roar in three short months for the Call of the Wild – CDS Auction 2018! Mark your calendars and save the date: Friday, June 1st!
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  • Drama Production In the Heights: Tickets, Story & Video

    You won’t want to miss this year’s Senior School drama production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award winning musical - In the Heights – the universal story of a vibrant immigrant community in New York City’s Washington Heights neighbourhood. Performances will take place on March 1, 2 and 3 in the Performing Arts Centre and tickets are $20.
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  • Flags at Half-Mast

    We have lowered our flags to half-mast in memory of the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

    Our hearts and thoughts are with the families and community of Parkland, Florida.
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  • Grade 10s Immerse themselves in French in Saint-Donat

    As we introduce the Saint-Donat trip to the Grade 10 French students, we stress to them that it is not merely a ski trip, but an immersion experience - one that goes beyond exposure to the French language to also embrace the culture of a small Quebec town in the middle of their favourite season – l’hiver!
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  • New Courses for Grade 11 2018-2019

    We are pleased to announce two new Grade 11 courses for the 2018-19 school year: Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities and Contemporary Culture and the Creative Arts.
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  • Athlete of the Week – Vanessa Chychrun

    Zachary Lawton
    Aurora native Vanessa Chychrun has been an avid golfer her whole life.  The CDS Grade 10 student has always loved playing, especially with her father, but had never committed to playing competitively until two years ago. Since then she’s taken 15 strokes off her handicap and has received the accolades to prove it.
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  • Brothers Place 1st & 3rd at Water Ski Nat’l Championships

    Leo Bigourdan, a Grade 7 student at CDS, is a three-event competitive water skier, competing in Slalom, Tricks and Jump. Last summer, he won 1st place in Slalom and placed 4th overall in the Boys’ U12 division at the Water Ski National Championships in Calgary.
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  • Tomas Chacin

    Fulford Debating Success - Newcomers Always Welcome!

    Kerstin Wyndham-West, English, Drama Faculty
    Last weekend, Arjun Walia and Tomas Chacin competed at the prestigious Fulford Debate held at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto. In spite of being in Grade 8 and competing against much older students, the boys debated at a high level.
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  • Senior School Eco Council

    Story by Dima Kalander ’19
    A few months ago, Mme Colucci approached some CDS students in the hopes of starting the Senior School Eco Council again, and of course I jumped at the chance!
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  • Important Message on Bill C-45 and Changes to Canada’s Drug Laws

    On Monday, we mailed home our re-enrolment packages with a request that all contracts be returned by February 14. Included in the package was also a lengthy letter from me (my apologies, it could not be shorter) on the impending changes to Canada’s drug laws and how CDS intends to respond both now and after July 1, 2018. A revised copy of our Code of Conduct was also included that specifically forbids marijuana in any amount at CDS.
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  • Junior School Disability Awareness Week

    The Junior School’s paralympic-themed winter carnival was the kick-off to our first Disability Awareness Week. The goal was to end the stigma for those with disabilities, and to bring awareness of the barriers faced by people living with disabilities.
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  • MS/SS Parent-Teacher Interviews: Feb. 13

    Online Scheduler Opens February 1 @ 7pm
    The online scheduler for Middle and Senior School Parent-Teacher Interviews opens TONIGHT at 7:00 pm. Interviews will take place Tuesday, February 13 from 3:40-6:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm. The process for parents to sign up for an interview is the same as it was in November, but the emphasis is different as these interviews are optional with a focus on addressing new or unresolved concerns, especially with respect to those students who are underachieving.
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  • January

    An Unexpected Addition to CDS BBall

    Trying out for a team can be intimidating for some at a new school. Grade 10 student David Kuntz, who recently moved to Aurora from Lausanne, Switzerland, initially had some reservations about trying out for the Senior Boys’ Basketball team. However, those reservations were quickly overcome and he has embraced the opportunity to become more involved. And in turn, his team has welcomed him with open arms.
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  • CDS Summer School Program 2018

    The CDS Summer Program 2018 is offering the following courses:
    • Grade 10 Academic Math
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions
    • Grade 12 English
    • Grade 12 Challenge and Change in Society
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  • Dynamic Trio Treats Students to Slam Poetry

    Middle and Senior School students were treated to something out of the ordinary at Monday’s Assembly this week. Following Ms. Bland’s remarks, the dynamic trio of Patrick Walters, Joshua "Scribe" Watkis and Patrick de Belen of The Uncharted, a spoken word collective from Toronto, made their way to the stage.
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  • Traffic Light Update

    John Liggett, Head of School
    Great news for safe and easy access to CDS! After a successful appeal to York Region Council last week, we can now confirm that the School has obtained approval to install a traffic light at our main entrance at the School’s expense, which will be supported by this year's Auction.
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  • Why should you contribute to the Birthday Book Program?

    By making a donation to the Birthday Book Program, you are supporting the Junior and Middle/Senior School Libraries by ensuring we have the most current available books and resource materials. What a great way to honour your child(ren) on their birthday while supporting the CDS Libraries!
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  • York Scholarship Bursary Provides Up to 65% OFF

    Do you know someone who would thrive at a school like CDS, but perhaps has never considered applying because of the expense? Are they currently in Grade 8 or 9? If so, we encourage you to let them know about our NEW York Scholarship Bursaries which provide up to 65% of tuition and fees for the duration of each student’s high school career.
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  • Auction 2018 Kick-Off Breakfast: January 24

    Mark your calendars and save the date for the 45th annual CDS Auction on Friday, June 1, 2018! Join us for an amazing evening of live and silent auctions with dancing, food, entertainment and more! This year's theme is Call of the Wild.
    We need the help of the CDS community in order to make this event as successful as possible.
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  • CDS Summer Camp Registration NOW OPEN

    We are excited for our sixth year of CDS Summer Camp this summer 2018! Camp registration opens January 15, 2018. Beginning the third week of June, CDS Summer Camp will feature:
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  • Victor Mete Returns to CDS with Gold

    CDS Students and faculty were abuzz yesterday when Victor Mete ’16 stopped by with his sister Julia Mete ’13, Courtney Petrachek ’16, and mother Mary Mete to visit the School he attended for nine years.
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School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5
(905) 833-1220
Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.