On Thursday, February 15th, students from Grades 9 to 12 arrived in their finest at Le Dome Banquet Hall for MacLachlan's annual Semi-formal Evening. Those in attendance at the "Black and Gold" themed event enjoyed a buffet dinner, photo booth, and a night of fun and dancing. Congratulations to the prefects for a their hard work in organizing a successful evening, and also to Grade 12 students Haider and Alice, our Semi King and Queen!
Student-Staff hockey continues as the Jets took flight and boldly went where no one had gone before, at least this season, as they handed the Flyers their first defeat of the year, and in so doing registered their first W. It was an exciting match as both clubs ping ponged the score back and forth through the entire contest. The Jets opened the scoring and continued to keep taking the lead until late in the contest when the Flyers were able to put a rally of 2 consecutive goals on the penultimate shift to go ahead 10-9. But this was the night that Lawson was not going to be denied, as he was on the final shift with Aedan and Mars. This trio was able to press, and Lawson was able to unleash his shot, potting his 9th and 10th goals of the game. This would not have been enough without the contribution of Abby, who scored a single and assisted on two, while brother Aedan helped on three goals. For the Flyers, Mr. Piening led all players with shots on goal as their top goal scorer, Paul, was MIA. Mr. P was able to register a hat trick, as did Godfrey. G-J had a pair of goals and Ms. Bright and Caroline each scored singles.
On Friday, February 9th, the upper floor of MacLachlan College smelled quite scrumptious as the aroma of freshly baked French chocolate lava cakes made its way down the hallways! The students in Grade 6, 7, 8 and Upper School ESL had an amazing opportunity to practice their culinary skills with a Québécois chef, while at the same time conversing in French with a native French Canadian. The students enjoyed themselves immensely and were quite proud at being able to follow all instructions “en français”! While "les gateaux" were cooking the students listened to a cultural lesson about Upper Canada, New France and French colonisation and tried some herbal French tea as well. Tout le monde a pensé que les gateaux sont délicieux et nous nous sommes bien amusés!!
We transformed room 304 into a Maker Space recently as the Grade 11 and 12 Physics students began constructing their marble roller coaster launchers using Maker Cart materials. It is always so interesting to see how different students choose and use their materials to complete the task! The completed roller coasters will be on display during MacLachlan's Showcase next Thursday. Will their designs deliver their marbles to the target on the ground below?? If you are attending our Showcase Evening, please come and see if these engineering prototypes will be successful!!
The U14 Mac Mariner basketball team travelled to Mentor College on Friday, February 9th to compete in the P.S.A.A. Tournament. After a loss in their first game against John Knox Christian School, the team moved energetically into their next match against the host team, Mentor College. The Mariners showed improvement in their ability to move quickly down the court, hustling back on defense and defending their zone. Aariz, Philip and Charlie made strategic plays that allowed more Mariner scoring opportunities, which motivated our players to keep up their momentum and quality of play. Although we were unable to win our final 3 games, our grade 7 and 8 players never faltered in their enthusiasm throughout the tournament. Ms. Fulton and Ms. Capan would like to thank them for their dedication, perseverance and for showing great sportsmanship. Well done to the U14 basketball team for a successful season!
To enhance our unit of inquiry, our PK/JK students went to the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Students participated in a workshop called, "The Art Story" where they created patterns inspired by textured, geometric shapes and sand paintings. Our young artists also learned about the elements of art by exploring different colour, texture, line, and form. We looked at various Rangoli patterns, an art form in which designs are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyard using materials such as dry flour, coloured rice and sand or flower petals. To complete our successful day, students had an opportunity to explore the art gallery and examine some new forms of art.