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Herbert H Carnegie Public School Natalie and Patrice

Page history last edited by Patrice.White@yrdsb.edu.on.ca 11 years, 7 months ago

 

 "HELLO" from HERBERT H. CARNEGIE PUBLIC SCHOOL:

 

Greetings from Canada and a school named after an extraordinary man who passed away this year at the age of 92, but left a remarkable legacy!  As one of two Grade 8 teachers at the very first Herbert H. Carnegie Public School anywhere in the world, I am profoundly touched by the opportunity to live out and share the "Future Aces" creed that Dr. Herbert H. Carnegie wrote almost 60 years ago, in this forum.  In his creed, Dr. Carnegie encouraged every person within his voice to adopt a positive ATTITUDE, exercise COURAGE, display EMPATHY and provide SERVICE to others; this was his antidote for the sting of rejection.  You see, he was a black man, who though good enough to play in the National Hockey League (NHL) was prevented from doing so because of the colour of his skin! Dr. Carnegie described this injustice as feeling as if he had been "cut off at the knees."  With time, Dr. Carnegie turned this bitter disappointment into the opportunity to: 1.  start the very first hockey school in Canada; 2. create and fund a foundation called Future Aces that provides scholarships for ANY student in need of financial support for their education, and; 3. spread the message of self-respect through the password, "I like myself!"  These became the cornerstone of a philosophy that would ignite the imagination, character and humanity of countless students, teachers and administrators throughout Canada!

 

I am happy to say that my wonderful class of 25 Grade 8 students are all Future Aces!  They are all intimately familiar with Dr. Carnegie's story and inspired to take a stand for themselves and others.  And so, this GTP partnership opportunity is certainly an exciting and fitting one, because it will help them to live out the mission to connect in ways beyond diversity! 

 

As you are about to see, we are an exceptionally diverse classroom!  In fact, there are many different cultures represented!  Yet, we have also learned that our diversity is much more than skin deep!  We not only have different passions and perspectives, but we also have different and even unique expectations about this experience.  Still, at the end of the day, we share one united hope- that we will enrich your thinking and our collective learning as much as we know that you will enrich ours!

 

Teacher: Patrice White  and Teacher Candidate: Natalie Dellapante

 

Please check out the links to the Future Aces Foundation, our school and a video about Dr. Carnegie:

 

http://www.futureaces.org/   http://www.herberthcarnegie.ps.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/

 

 

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   This is Natalie Dellapenta (Teacher Candidate)  

   and

   Patrice White (Teacher)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOME OF THE STUDENTS ON A FIELD TRIP TO THE LARGEST CITY IN CANADA- TORONTO.

THEY'RE CREATING ABSTRACT ART & ENJOYING A UNIVERSAL TREAT- MC DONALD'S!!

 

AJ (FRONT), CEDRIC (BACK) and SHAKUON                         SHUMAEL and KRIS-ASHLEY                         ISHAAN, SHAKUON and KIAN (BACK ROW)

 

THIS IS WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT BEING CANADIAN and a TEENAGER!!!

 

Global Teenager Project

 

Meet the Class!

 

Aidan:

 

 

The best thing about living in Canada is having freedom to do as you please.

Carolyn:

The best thing is that you get free health care and we’re free.  I love the weather and the fact that we’re friendly people and not arrogant.  I also like our diversity and our free education

Helen

It is safer here than in other countries and people have rights in Canada!

Poorva

 My favourite thing about living in Canada is that because it is a multicultural country, I learn a lot of new things everyday that I normally wouldn’t if I lived in a country with one race.  I like how Canada has a reputation of being friendly.  I like how we have equal rights and have the freedom to do anything we want.

Victoria

Canada is a wealthy country and there isn’t third world-type poverty.  It’s a multicultural country and there is no racism to the point of segregation.  Finally, we don’t have war.

Danielle

The best thing about being Canadian is that it’s very diverse and that makes the country a lot more exciting.

 

Abbas

I like being Canadian because Canada is multicultural and there are a lot of sports.

Leeya

I like playing tennis in Canada because of the weather, you can play both indoors and outdoors…and free healthcare.  By the way, I hate maple syrup!

 

Lisa

Being Canadian, we get to experience different cultures and languages because we’re such a multicultural country.

AJ

The best thing about living in Canada is how there are different cultures like Persian, Indian, Canadian, and in other countries I wouldn’t be able to make friends that are from other parts of the world.

Samantha

The best thing about living in Canada is the multiculturalism.

Raveena

Being in Canada allows you to get the best of both worlds. As in there are rich people and poor people so you can see how both sides live.

Tarun

The best thing about being Canadian is that you can feel free and you can be whoever you want to be without feeling put down or being discriminated against.

 

Vadim

The best thing about being Canadian is that its a free country and anything you need is always right around the corner, like food, entertainment and things for every day needs.

Kris-Ashley

The best thing about being Canadian is having free speech and the schools. I find the schools here awesome.

Shumael

The best thing about living in Canada is that it’s multicultural and people accept you and we have free healthcare.

Suleyman

The best thing about living in Canada is that we live in a multicultural place so we can learn what other people do who live around the world and their traditions.

Dayan

The best thing about living in Canada is that we have different climates around the country. It’s freezing up north but can get really hot down south throughout the year.

Dylan

The best thing about living in Canada is that you get to be free.

  

Comments (3)

Eliane Metni said

at 5:52 pm on Oct 1, 2012

Dear Patrice, Nathalie and students of the very first Herbert H. Carnegie Public School! thank you for your introduction! I have really enjoyed reading it and know about the values you stand for and the story of Dr Carnegie!

Patrice.White@yrdsb.edu.on.ca said

at 9:59 pm on Sep 30, 2012

Dear Laurenske:

Our class will be posting a video as well as individual introductions by mid-next week. Thanks for your feedback and patience!

Patrice and Natalie.

Renske Hofman said

at 1:16 pm on Sep 30, 2012

Dear Patrice and Natalie, thank you for placing your introduction. We would love to meet your class, can you place a classpicture in the wiki and mention the names of the participating students? Can't wait to see it :)

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