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Admin Blog for Friday April 12...One Day Late!

posted Apr 13, 2019, 1:47 PM by Peter Marshall

A)     Boyne PS Students Performing as Part of the Halton Music Showcase April 16, 2019

Teachers Christie Noonan/Melanie Lucken directing!

Hundreds of Halton District School Board students will perform at Halton Music Showcase on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. on the stage of FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly known as Hamilton Place) before an audience of approximately 2,000 parents/guardians, friends and supporters.

Halton Music Showcase is a long-standing tradition for elementary and secondary students at the Halton District School Board. Approximately 1,000 students from Grade 4-12, representing more than 55 schools, began rehearsals in February in preparation for this annual spring concert. Performances include senior and intermediate concert bands, elementary and secondary choirs, string orchestra, and the Board’s Halton Junior Jazz Band. A highlight of the evening will be the finale featuring a performance by a 700-member student choir performing “Why We Sing” by Greg Gilpin.


Halton Music Showcase is an experiential learning opportunity for our students who rehearse with their peers from across Halton,” says Rebecca MacRae, Instructional Program Leader for the Arts at the Halton District School Board. “An amazing and passionate team of teachers from elementary and secondary schools join together and prepare students to perform in this incredible concert.  We could not carry out this vision without the positive support from Board administrators and staff, the expertise of our music teachers, our talented students, parents, and our community partners. The showcase brings together a community beyond the walls of our school board.” 


B)    National Canadian Film Day at Boyne PS

This coming Wednesday April 17th is National Canadian Film Day, and we'll be celebrating here at Boyne!  The French team has organized a movie viewing for students in grades 4-8 on this day, during periods 5 & 6.  The movie is called <<Ballerina>> and it will be shown in French, with English subtitles.  The viewing will take place in the gym.

C)    Visit from Johnny Issaluk

We welcomed to our school last week, Johnny Issaluk.  Johnny is originally from  a small Arctic hamlet on the coast of Hudson’s Bay in Nunavut.  He is a gifted actor, athlete and volunteer and in 2013 he was awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal Award, which celebrates the contributions and achievements of Canadians who have dedicated themselves to serving their fellow citizens, their communities and their country.  Johnny spoke at two school assemblies sharing his story about growing up in the far north and inspiring students to follow their dreams and passions.


D)   Basketball Success!

Congratulations to our Girls Basketball Team who made it all the way to the North Area Finals earlier the week.  This is a first for one of our Girls’ teams and we are incredibly proud of their successful season.  Although they came up a little short in this particular game they had an outstanding season.

Our Boys’ Basketball Team continue on!  As North Area Champions (Yes, that’s right, they won for North Halton) they now play Monday after school in our gym representing the North Family of Schools, taking on the champions from Oakville.  We are down to the final four, one step away from a Halton District School Board Championship.  Go Team Go.