It was not until the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) came along that anyone put Aristotle's theories on the acceleration of falling bodies to the test. Unlike everyone else up to that point, Galileo actually tried to verify his own theories through experimentation and careful observation.
“Having observed this I came to the conclusion that in a medium totally devoid of resistance all bodies would fall with the same speed."
Our budding Galileos in Mrs. Tomasik's Grades 11 and 12 Physics classes have been busy investigated the acceleration of falling objects and factors affecting the speed of an object traveling in uniform circular motion. Using the experimental method and close observations, we can report that the Italian's theory is correct! Rumour has it that the class will now be challenged to put this knowledge to the test by solving devious physics problems!
On Monday, October 16th, Mac's Cross Country Team went to Heart Lake in Brampton for our annual meet. Our training involved 6 early morning before school practices. The Mariners competed against students of the same age from different private schools in the area. Our challenging course saw the team run through a lush green field, up a high hill, and around part of the Heart Lake. The scenery was amazing! Even though it was tiring, all members of the team had a lot fun! by James
Our MacLachlan Upper School Prefect Council provides opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills while playing a leading role in enhancing the quality of student life at the college. For their commitment to the well-being of the school, all prefects recently enjoyed an off campus lunch with the school's administration team and our prefect advisors, Mrs. Mingo and Mrs. Granville.
Our prefects for the 2017/18 school year include:
Zeejah Ahmed (Head Prefect) Aliza Ahmed Caroline Leys Haider Ishtiaq Jaysen Shah Asad Irfan Noor Islam Betty Wang
The Kindergarten students were so excited this week when three of the firefighters from the Oakville Fire Department came to visit. The big ladder truck was filled with equipment for the children to see and they were even allowed to go inside the truck. We saw the special breathing equipment firefighters wear, the big hoses that are used and the tank that pumps water. Firefighter Steve put on the equipment he would need if he was fighting a fire for us to see. We were allowed to feel how heavy the helmet was too. Some lucky students were able to sit in the driver's seat and press the red button to put on the lights. We all had a fantastic time!