Each year the TCPS elementary and high school students participate in a wide variety of academic challenges and competitions. Our students have traditionally performed very well in these competitions demonstrating the quality and strength of the TCPS program.
The Mathematics Contest Centre prepares some of the top mathematics competitions in North America. Over the past 29 years, more than a million students have participated in these contests. Contests include: Thales (grade 3), Byron Germain (grade 4), Fibonacci (grade 5), Pythagoras (grade 6), Euler (grade 7), Lagrange (grade 8) and Newton (grade 9), and are designed to challenge and promote problem solving skills.
Members compete at Regionals, Provincials, and Internationals in a business case study competition, for awards and scholarships as well as in a variety of business paper competitions. Each year a team of TCPS DECA Club members participate in the annual competition.
Sponsored by Genworth Canada, The Financial Literacy Competition (FLC), developed by the University of Waterloo School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) in collaboration with Business Studies teachers within the Waterloo Region, is open to Grade 9 and 10 students. FLC is an avenue for secondary school teachers to encourage their students to challenge and hone their knowledge in personal finance, accounting and wealth management, as well as to strengthen their literacy foundation in preparation for their future.
The York Region Science and Technology Fair is a regional Science Fair that showcases student research performed by students in grades 7-12. Participation in the fair is open to students currently attending a York Region public, catholic, or private school, are homeschooled, or who reside in York Region. Selected top projects from the York Region Science and Technology Fair are invited to represent York Region and compete at the Canada Wide Science Fair.
Since attending the York Region Science and Technology Fair, a TCPS student has advanced to the Canada Wide Science Fair each year.
The University of Waterloo Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing develops and administers many internationally recognized contests to help to inspire the next generation of students to develop an interest in and love for mathematics and computer science. At the high school level these include the Pascal (grade 9 ), Fryer (grade 9), Cayley (grade 10), Galois (grade 10), Fermat (grade 11), Hypatia (grade 11), Euclid (grade 12) and the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest.
The Chem 13 News Exam is designed for Grade 12 high school chemistry students in their second high school Chemistry course. Topics include: organic chemistry, equilibria, kinetics, oxidation-reduction, bonding, structure, reactions, solutions, and gases.
The University of Toronto National Biology Competition provides students with an opportunity to test their knowledge and understanding of biology.
The Canadian Computing Competition (CCC) is a fun challenge for secondary school students with an interest in programming. It is an opportunity for students to test their ability in designing, understanding and implementing algorithms.
The Kiwanis Music Festival Association of Greater Toronto operates annual competitive music and performing arts festivals. TCPS senior elementary and high school students participate each year in the Music Ensemble competition.
The SSAF offers athletic competition for our elementary and high school students. This sports league offers the students a chance to try out and compete against other schools in inter-school competitions.
TCPS competes at the elementary level (grades 4 – 8) and at the high school level (grades 9 – 12) with boys, girls and co-educational sports teams. The SSAF provides our students the opportunity to demonstrate their school spirit and show sportsmanship in friendly competitions.