Young Enterprising Women for YOU in STEM Conference (gr.8-12)

NOTE: The following conference is an event hosted by the University of Toronto outside of school hours, and is NOT a school-supervised excursion. Interested students and families are responsible for registration and transportation to/from the event.

At the Young Enterprising Women for YOU in STEM Conference, girls will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of females who are currently in STEM fields.  The conference is scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the University of Toronto, McLennan Building (room 203).

The evening’s keynote will be delivered by Samra Zafar, an internationally renowned TEDtalk speaker and youngest person ever to be on the Board of Governors of the University of Toronto. She will share her incredible personal and professional STEM journey. In addition, the evening will be a chance to meet and learn from other females currently working in STEM-related careers, and explore some of the challenges and barriers with a focus on equity and anti-oppression. One lucky recipient, a secondary student, will receive the Young Enterprising Women (YEW) Scholarship. This is an all-expense paid trip for the student and her chaperone to the Four Seasons in Miami, March 4/5 for the Annual Enterprising Women Awards Gala. There she will meet other young women interested in STEM and be paired with a mentor in her chosen field.

TDSB students can use the Key to Learn link to register directly:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nandanee Sawh at


Optional Attendance: important clarification

Please note that the yellow/pink form that went home back in December is NOT the optional attendance application; that form was used to help us gather information and preliminary numbers as to student destinations after their time at St. Andrew’s.

If your child needs to apply for optional attendance, you need to complete one of the following forms:

Please see my previous post on Optional Attendance for more details on the Optional Attendance process:



After 5/6 Info Night Presentations, HPA Program Presentation, Jan. 10 & 11th

St. Andrew’s Middle School Parent Info Night and HPA Program Presentations

For those who were not able to attend our recent Info Nights, please find attached our Junior High to Middle School Info Night presentation as well as our HPA (High Performing Athletes Program) presentation regarding  our planning to date.  Questions and answers from the evening will be published shortly as well.


Report on Junior High to Middle School Transitions Meeting, Dec. 13/17

On December 13, 2017, presentations were made by St. Andrew’s JHS, Windfields JHS and York Mills Collegiate to Parent Council Reps and Trustees regarding plans for the September 2018 changeover.  Attached is St. Andrew’s report.

St. Andrew’s M.S. Tentative Model.Dec.15.17

Parent Council Meeting on January 24th

The next school council meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 24th at 6:45 p.m. in the school library (second floor).  Topics to be discussed will include a discussion regarding the Tentative Model for St. Andrew’s Middle School, September 2018.

Phone and Internet Access Back Up

Thank you for your patience as we went through a system upgrade this morning.  We  are now connected to the Bell network and everything is back up and running.

Phones and internet access down

Please be advised that the SAJH phones and internet will be down for approximately a couple of hours as we undergo a system adjustment. We will post again when everything is running.