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David and Mary Thomson Collegiate

David and Mary Thomson C.I. opened its doors in 1959, and has since grown into a thriving educational community with a range of programs to suit every students' needs and interests.

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Thomson is proud to offer AP and Pre-AP courses for the 2014-2015 school year. Click here for more details!



After school literacy classes and practice tests help students prepare for the OSSLT. Click here for more information!


Thomson's Out of this World!

Thomson's staff & students have been honoured in 2013 to receive encouragement from Canadian astronauts Chris Hadfield and Jeremy Hansen.

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Take Your Grade 8 to High School Day

On November 6, 2013 Thomson staff and students invited grade 8 students from local schools to come experience high school life, including all the exciting programs Thomson has to offer.

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Multicultural Day

Thomson celebrates its diverse student body with an annual Multicultural Day Assembly and lunch. Come and get a flavour of Canada's diversity!

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Pigeon Lake Leadership Camp

In September 2010 aspiring student leaders attended a retreat on picturesque Pigeon Lake. The camp was a resounding success.

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A Venerable Legacy

David and Mary Thomson were Scarborough's first European pioneers, and the school that bears their name is located on land provided by their ancestors. Be a part of the Thomson's legacy of discovery and perseverance.

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Multicultural Assembly 2013: Check out the highlights from Thomson's annual celebration of multiculturalism!
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SHSM Program: Check out this student-made video highlighting Thomson's Specialist High Skills Major program.
The architects for the proposed Thomson-Bendale project have released the following 3D rendering to show what the new building may eventually look like.

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cover thumbUniversity of Toronto Engineering Dept. welcomed DMT Physics and Chemistry students for a tour of their engineering labs on March 28. Students explored the Chemical Engineering lab to learn about artificial kidneys and 'liquid sand', then toured the Mechanical Engineering lab to see how they test structures for bridges and build skyscrapers to withstand earthquakes. Some former DMT students attending U of T met up with the group to talk about their university experiences and the day finished with a walking tour of the St. George campus.

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The results of the 2014 TDSB Technological Skills Competition are in, and Thomson students have once again proven their skills against the best in the TDSB.  Thomson medalists will move on to face new challengers at the provincial competitions in May.

David and Mary Thomson C.I. congratulates all competitors, and would like to recognize our medalists:

Mechanical CAD

 Silver Medal  - Akesh Kapilan

Architectural CAD

 Gold Medal  - Artin Sahakian
 Silver Medal  - Kaveh Wahdat
 Bronze Medal  - Maitha Alkhuaqui

Office Software Applications

 Gold Medal  - Saffi Chaudhry
 Silver Medal  - Malik Hinds
 Bronze Medal  - M. Naseh Mohamed Nayeem

TV Video Production

 Gold Medal  - Elizabeth Elliott and Camille Joyce Ropero
 Bronze Medal  - Muhammad Siddiqui and Mohseen Varachhiya

Graphic Design Studio Production

 Bronze Medal  - Narissa Khan


 Gold Medal  - Dana Bickram
 Bronze Medal  - Gabrielle Boodram 

The student agenda mistakenly has April 29th listed as a PLT day.  Please be advised that this will now be a regular day of school, not a late start.  Classes will begin at 8:55 am as per the regular day schedule.

The OSSLT Grade 9 Mock Test has been rescheduled for Friday March 28.  This does not affect the actual OSSLT date for students scheduled to write.

Copy of P1140809 thumbCentennial College Morningside Campus welcomed Thomson Chemistry and Environmental Science students on March 6th for a day of hands-on lab work. The day was action-packed, with activities to extract essential oils using green chemistry, analyzing 'swimming beasties' under the microscope and learning about the technology used in atomic emission spectroscopy. Students learned about the variety of science-related programs, as well as the support provided for first generation students attending college, and the HYPE summer program that provides free summer classes.

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The school moto: Nil Sine Magno Labore ("Nothing Without Great Effort")

David and Mary Thomson C.I. first opened its doors in September 1958.  Since then, the school has maintained a record of academic excellence while providing extensive in-school and extra-curricular programs to suit all student needs and interests.

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Student Services News

Attention anyone interested in finding a job, there are a number of career fairs taking place over the next month:

Neighbourhood Link Support Services and Toronto Employment and Social Services are hosting a hiring event on Thursday April 24th from 9am-1pm at the Golden Mile Employment and Social Services at 1880 Eglinton Ave. East, unit 139.  There will be on the spot interviews so bring your resumes and a complimentary continental breakfast will be served from 8:30am-9:30am. You can pre-register at hiringfair@neighbourhoodlink.org or call Bindu at 416-691-7407. 

Also, the Scarborough Global Kingdom Community Centre at 1250 Markham Rd will be hosting a career day on Thursday May 29th from 10am-2pm.  Please visit www.nappcanada.com for more information. 

Finally, applications are now available for this fall's after-school youth in policing job initiative offered to applicants living in one of the city's identified neighbourhoods.  The rate of pay is $10.90/hour from Aug., 25th - Dec., 19th with part-time evening and some weekend hours.  To access the application, which must be completed and submitted online by April 30th,  please go to www.torontopolice.on.ca/yipi.

For those of you still looking to complete their volunteer hours, Cystic Fibrosis Canada needs volunteers for many of their community events, including their Great Strides Walk on May 25th and their Shinerama fundraising event.  To find out more, go to jointheteam@cysticfibrosis.ca or download the application.

In addition, for those of you looking for some quick hours the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons needs volunteer for their spring mailing campaign on Saturday April 26th from 9am-4:30pm.  Please sign up in guidance if interested.

Attention students wanting to earn some community service hours fast.  Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons needs 6 volunteers for Easter Monday, April 21st from 9am-4:30pm to help stuff envelopes for their spring drive.  If interested, please sign up in student services ASAP or by Wednesday April 16th the latest.

Also, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada and M&M Meat Shops is holding their annual barbeque on May 10th from 10am-4pm.  Volunteers are needed for help with: BBQ, work on cash, fill orders, general help and cleanup, as well as the day before the event to help put up promotional posters. Please go to www.ccfc.ca/volunteer to sign up.

For those of you interested in finding a job, Starbucks is holding a job fair on Wednesday April 16th from 11am-2pm at the JVS Markham Employment Source, 3780 14th Avenue, suite 109/110.  They are looking for baristas and shift supervisors for stores in North York, Markham and Scarborough.  You must pre-register by calling 905-470-9675, and send your resume to Denise Alexis at dalexis@jvstoronto.org.

Finally, Toronto Community Housing in partnership with the Jays Care Foundation is looking for 120 junior rookie league program leaders and 60 senior rookie league program leaders.  They will be hosting a youth job fair from 10am-5pm on Saturday April 26th at 931 Yonge Street, south of Rosedale subway station.  A maximum of 300 pre-registered applicants will be interviewed from 1-5pm so please call 416-981-6300 to book your spot.  200 walk-ins will also be accepted from 101m-12pm on a first come first serve basis.  Please bring your resume and two references.

If you're interested in attending an American University or College then you do not want to miss the US College Expo on Saturday April 26, 2014 at Roy Thomson Hall.  Please visit www.uscollegeexpo.com for more information and to register for this event.

Attention students, new job and volunteer opportunities are available.

For those looking for work, McDonalds is having a national hiring day on Thursday April 10th. Visit your local McDonalds on that day to hand it your resume and fill out an application form or apply online at worksforme.ca.  Also on Thursday May 15th, the City of Toronto, the YMCA, United Way and PCPI are hosting a job and career fair at the Scarborough Civic Center, 150 Borough Drive, from 10am-4pm. There will be employers from a variety of sectors including financial, law enforcement, skilled trades, health care, administrative and retail to mention a few. If interested, register online at toronto.ca/ECportal or call Cliffcrest Employment Services at 416-392-4876. You can also visit toronto.ca/employmentandsocialservices for more info on the day.

For those of you still looking for volunteer hours, DramaWay is looking for help to support youth and adults with special needs. To learn more about the different volunteer opportunities available, visit www.dramaway.com, and click under Programs to get a volunteer package email dramawaycoordinator@gmail.com.  For those of you interested in helping out with the PanAm games coming to Toronto, the website is now officially open and you can visit TORONTO2015.orgvolunteer to find out about the different opportunities available and sign up. You must be 16 years of age as of January 1, 2015.  Also Team Diabetes is looking for Water Table and Cheering Squad Volunteers at the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon on Sunday May 4th, in the parkade at Aylmer and Severyn, south of Rosedale sataion. Two shifts are available from 6:45am - 9:30am, or 9:15am - 12pm, depending on the shift you want to help with. To sign up, please email ella.craig@diabetes.ca and indicate if you are a student, your age, email and contact info and which shift you are interested in.   Finally, the Scarborough Newcomer Youth Leadership program continues to offer many programs for newcomers. If interested please call Andrew at 416-609-0218, ext. 248 or email Andrew.Kowalcuk@ymcagta.org.

Attention students looking for job opportunities,  the Government of Ontario has over 35 programs to help youth build skills, find jobs or start a business this summer. For information on opportunities and how to apply visit: Ontario.ca/ReadySetWork.  

Also the city of Toronto is hosting a retail job fair on Wednesday April 16th at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street, 2nd floor). Dress for success and bring multiple copies of your resume as over 20 major retail companies will be there.  You must pre-register. To do so, call 416-392-0101.

Finally, YouthWorx is looking for youth aged 14-29 to do light repair work, painting, gardening, and other clean-up projects in Toronto Community Housing communities from April to September.  They are hosting a job fair on Saturday March 29th, from 12 noon to 4pm at 931 Yonge Street (Rosedale subway station). You must be able to work full-time as of April 1st.  Please bring a resume and register e-mail youth@torontohousing.ca or call 416-981-6300.

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