Toronto, ON | Grades 9 - 12 | Shortlist
I came to Toronto three years ago by myself. This school is my home in Toronto. All the staffs treat us like their friends when they are talking to us. If a student looks disappointed, there will be a lot of care come to you.(sometimes I even feel like my parents are here.)
We entered the Costi Refugee Poem Competition at the school, and I won the first price in all of Canada. There was an award ceremony at the city hall and my entire school wanted to attend to celebrate, unfortunately, city hall did no have enough place for all of us to be there but my teachers attended. We had general assemblies every Friday where we would talk about current issues, future plans for field trips etc. We also pancake breakfast on the last Friday of the month. I enjoyed spending time with my classmates outside of the class during those pancake breakfasts. We did fundraiser for sick kids, blood donations and also did a shore line clean-up. There is a great sense community. We got to do many things together as students outside of school as well as inside school.