• November


    It is with great regret that we must postpone the Solstice Celebration of the Arts event.

    We have learned of a possible COVID exposure in the school and we want to do our part to keep everyone safe. We will let you know the new date ASAP – thank you for your patience and understanding!
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    At Trafalgar, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to an outstanding education.

    Your contribution to our Annual Fund ensures that more girls of character and promise can discover themselves at Traf—and go on to do great things. 

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    Friday’s gathering provided the perfect opportunity for TOGA Co-Presidents Meghann Cundhall and Caroline Blakely to present (virtually) this year’s Distinguished Alumnae Award to Lori-Ann Senecal, Class of ’81.
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    On October 25th the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools' virtual symposium on Girls as Ethical, Globally Minded Changemakers launched with a keynote panel moderated by Branksome Hall’s Dr. Mira Gambhir, and featuring Dr. Claudia Mitchell and Dr. Lisa Starr from McGill’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education, and Traf’s Head of School, Ms. Nikidis. 
    The group offered reflections on  “how students and educators have shifted their understanding of learning and teaching during the pandemic; how girls are forging a path of action and agency to create true societal change in which all voices are heard; and how radical change can clear a path for innovation.” (Branksome Hall FB post). 
    In addition to the keynote, a wide variety of peer-led breakout sessions took place over the course of this two-day virtual event.
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    A fully engaged audience of students, faculty, staff, and TOGA leaders had the pleasure of watching the school’s 40th Trafalgar-Ross speaker in person on October 22nd, while other alumnae and community members joined the event online.

    This year’s speaker, Kassandra Churcher, graduated from Trafalgar in 1995, following what she describes as “the best years of my life, because Traf provided a safe space for growing and learning.” Since graduating, she has been deeply involved in helping other women to “move through the world without fear.”
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    Ms. Fainsilber’s Sec. IV Food, Nutrition, and Food Security class worked together to make more than 300 sandwiches for Bread & Beyond, a Montreal-based community organization that works to provide a reliable supply of fresh, nutritious sandwiches to organizations serving clients in a homeless or vulnerable situation.

    Thanks also to Ms. Brown, Ms. Loupelle, and Ms. Violini for lending a hand!
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    On Tuesday, October 5th Trafalgar students and staff took part in the Girls for the Cure event, walking to Molson Stadium where they were greeted by fun stations set up by St Mary's Hospital. 
    A huge congratulations and thank you to the Trafalgar Community for fundraising over $16 000 for the event! This week, the Girls for the Cure committee will be presenting top student fundraisers with some great prizes. 
    A big thank you and congratulations to the Girls for the Cure committee (Emily H., Sophie L., Adi F., Maya Z., Dara B., Mya K., Ariela A., Stella A., and Islay M.) led by Activities Prefect Veronica D. for helping to organize events leading up to the event. And thanks to the generous cake-bakers and cake-buyers who contributed to the cause!
    Thanks also to the volunteers from the Parent Community Network for organizing the delicious and delightful Mother-Daughter Celebration that took place at the school following the walk--what a great way to wrap up an amazing day!
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  • September


    The first day of this school year on Tuesday, August 31st featured fun activities by grade to ease into the year, advisors guiding advisees in (re)orientation sessions, and a wonderful lunch-time barbecue hosted by the Parent Community Network (PCN).
    Thanks to everyone who helped to make it happen. Thanks also to the Prefects for making sure everyone had a popsicle treat for the end of the week--so cool!
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  • TEA FOR 4s

    Sec. IV students in Ms. Fainsilber’s Food, Nutrition and Food Security class stirred up a delicious brew of chai tea this week. 

    Why chai? Because Rukhsana from this year’s Traf Reads book – The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali – is always making and enjoying chai. As part of the learning experience the group: located Bangladesh on the map, learned about Bangladeshi history, talked about the central role that food plays in the book, and looked up some of the foods mentioned in it (khichuri, poochka and shrimp dopiaza, for example). They also looked at, smelled, and tasted more than a dozen spices used in Bengali cooking (cinnamon sticks, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, ground coriander, cloves, etc.) and helped to prepare the chai from a Bengali recipe. 
    What a novel and delicious way for this class to begin the year!
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    Every year, Trafalgar represents Canada at the World School International Forum. The Forum brings together high school students from around the world, challenging them to look beyond their own perspective to develop a more global one. 

    This year, Sec. IV students Reilly Blackstock and Islay McDonald joined other delegates from 23 other schools to explore the topic “Communication in Times of COVID.” In addition to explaining some of the ways in which Canada and Trafalgar coped with the pandemic, Reilly and Islay participated in small group discussions and developed proposals about ways to improve collaboration amongst member schools.  Faculty Advisor Mme Fanzone says she is truly proud of how Reilly and Islay represented their country and their school, and congratulates them both on “their motivation, and their valuable contribution to the Forum.” 
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Trafalgar School for Girls

3495 Simpson Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2J7
Our diverse school community challenges and inspires girls to embrace learning, be confident, and shape a better world.