Monday, 4 December 2017

ACS Model United Nations Team

The ACS Model United Nations team returned from Lansing Michigan over the weekend after another successful conference. A special congratulations goes out to Deep Sandhu for representing Bulgaria in the European Union. Deep received highest honours in her council working on creating a Common European Asylum System and addressing the regulation of Artificial Intelligence.

Congratulations also goes out to the following students for receiving second honours in their respective councils:

Mirna Eshaya for representing Ireland in the European Union.
Evan Tanovich for representing Japan in the Security Council.

A notable mention goes out to Aleczia Habash and Suzie Sawicki for their excellent preparation and negotiation tackling the nuclear crisis in DPRK and the situation in Myanmar.

The team looks forward to their next conference at the University of Windsor in May.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

NOW OPEN 2018-19 Minister's Student Advisory Council (MSAC) Applications

2018-19 applications are open!
Minister's Student Advisory Council

Students in grades 7 – 12 at publicly funded schools are eligible to apply.

The application form is available at

The Minister's Student Advisory Council (MSAC) is a group of approximately 60 students who come from publicly funded schools across Ontario.

Members share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education on a variety of topics about our publicly funded education system.

The council celebrates student diversity and seeks all perspectives and experiences.

Tell your students about our Facebook page where they can
see what other students say about their MSAC experience.

Deadline: January 10, 2018, by midnight EST

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

2017-18 SpeakUp Project Grants

2017-18 SpeakUp Project Grants are now open!

Students in grades 7-12 at publicly funded schools can apply.

SpeakUp Projects Grants of up to $2,500 are available to help students lead projects that make a difference in their classrooms, schools and communities.

Students can learn more and apply online at

Deadline is December 7, 2017, at midnight, EST.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

October 11th is the International Day of the Girl

In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

Too many girls around the world face challenges that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Statistics show that girls everywhere face higher rates of violence, poverty and discrimination than boys. In many parts of the world, girls do not have access to education or adequate health care.

This day promotes equal treatment and opportunities for girls in areas like law, nutrition, health, education, training, and freedom from violence and abuse. This important day shines a light on the serious barriers faced by girls and helps to showcase the work girls themselves are doing to bring about changes in their communities and around the world.

Tomorrow Rosie the Riveter bandanas will be distributed in the cafeteria at lunch time in recognition of the day.

Friday, 6 October 2017


Good morning Assumption Students and Staff,

Our school will taking part in THE GREAT BIG CRUNCH. Apples will be delivered to our school as early as next week until and the bid day will be on October 19th during school hours.

Please share your crunch pictures and stories by tweeting @OSNPsouthwest and hash tagging #GreatBigCrunch.

Happy Crunching!