Alyce Heights Drive, Alyce Glen
Petit Valley, Trinidad, W.I.
Tel: 868 632 9578 | Fax: 868 633 3068

News and Recent Events

summercamplogoAdventure awaits at Maple Leaf’s Summer Camp 2015. This year’s camp, which runs from July 6th to July 24th, promises to be fun filled; combining the elements of creativity and learning in a SAFE, SECURE and FUN environment. The cost of the camp per week is $750.00 and space is limited, so with the summer vacation fast approaching, it is time to join Maple Leaf for its annual, ALL-INCLUSIVE Summer Camp.
Click here to download the registration form.

Student council is excited to be hosting a Spirit Week from Thursday 23rd April – Wednesday April 29th. All students are welcome to participate in the following activities:

  • Throwback Thursday (23rd April)
  • Film Friday (24th April)
  • Mismatched Monday (27th April)
  • Twin Tuesday (28th April)
  • Western Wednesday (29th April)

On Wednesday, April 15th, our grade 12 students will write the Euclid contest from the University of Waterloo. The contest is a 2.5 hour written contest that challenges their ability to solve challenging problems. Then some grades 9 – 11 students will write a 75 minute long answer contest on Thursday, April 16th.

Some keen math students in grades 9 – 11 took part in the annual Pascal, Cayley and Fermat math contest from the University of Waterloo on February 24th. Contestants are given 1 hour to answer as many of the 25 multiple choice problems as they can. This year we had five students achieve scores above the contest average, with one student scoring in the top 25% of contestants writing the Cayley, grade 10 contest.

It was a fantastic day for Maple Leaf! There was something for everyone, and there were smiles all around. Thanks to the PTA and the Sports/Fun Day committee for a successful event!

Maple Leaf’s Easter Scavenger Hunt for High Schoolers took place on Thursday, March 22 and saw participation from teachers and students alike. Teams were provided with various cards, each containing several tasks that ranged from physical feats (such as making a human pyramid) to taking selfies, creating a handshake, finding a hidden Easter egg, and solving Mensa questions among others. Prizes (Easter baskets with various goodies) were awarded to the first four teams that completed the scavenger hunt. After prizes were awarded, everyone cooled down and ended the day with a “Duck-Duck-Goose” game of epic proportions.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone for supporting the What’s Your Write? 2015 Launch held last Friday in the gym. It took a whole team of teachers an students to make this happen!

The What’s Your Write writing contest is now open and you can submit your writing in many categories. These categories are displayed outside the library. Each entry must have a signed submission form attached to it. These forms are available at the library. The contest closes on the 1st of May 2015

Wasa-logo-2-120x120Some students from Grades 10 and 11 recently took part in the Qualification Round of the 5th National Secondary Schools “In the Know with H20: WASA – 50 Years & Beyond”. Unfortunately we did not qualify to go to the next round but we did rank 27th out of 92 schools.

We would like to thank the following students for their participation and hard work; Cristiano Chelotti, Abigail Dingwall, Ana Ferreira, Tristan Sabeeney, Jordan Thomson and Nausicaa Wit.

Saturday March 14, 2015 is considered by many in the field of mathematics to be “Ultimate Pi Day” because the date can be shown as the first digits of the mathematical constant known as Pi: 3.14.15 Celebrations of Pi Day were held world wide!

Students in the grade 10 math class celebrated Pi Day on Friday.  Students learned about the meaning of Pi by reading a book called “Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi”. As well there was a Pi-Rate Treasure hunt and they created a mobile with the digits of Pi to hang in the Great Hall.  And of course, we ate Pi(e). Not all of them were round!

The Maple Leaf Scuba Group has just concluded their 2015 Programme which culminated in a trip to Tobago for some exciting diving over the weekend March 13-15. Fifteen students and four teachers took part in the training. The Maple Leaf Dive Club had an amazing and educational weekend where nine members achieved their PADI Open Water Certification and one person got their Advanced Certification. Congratulations Divers!