Boarding at Trafalgar Castle School is available for girls in Grade 7-12. Trafalgar Castle Residence is a home away from home that provides an essentially different experience because students and teachers interact in significant ways both in and out of the classroom. Learning is not limited to academics; learning takes place after class, in the Residence, in the Gym, and during play and leisure.
The Boarders at Trafalgar Castle School come from many different countries. There are also many Canadian boarders who reside in other parts of Ontario. This vast diversity in the boarding population creates an opportunity for all the students to learn other cultures and beliefs.
For more information about boarding in general, we encourage you to visit www.boardingschools.com.
Trafalgar Castle School offers an exciting variety of weekend activities. From our long weekend trips to our theatre outings and sporting events, there is something for everyone!
Our weekend program is divided in 3 seasons, the fall, winter and spring. Each season is planned to enrich their life in Residence.
At the beginning of each season, we will be sending you the registration form with a detailed description of all activities. Please note that some of these outings, like our Residence Nights’ Out and Canada’s Wonderland are mandatory for all the boarders. These activities are free of cost.
Our weekend activities are optional for our residents. All trips are supervised by our Residential Staff. Enrolment and permission forms are required well in advance. Please find below a comprehensive listing of events that you can expect for this fall.
If you have any questions about our weekend program, please feel free to contact Carmen Holland, Residence Administrator.
- **Residence shopping trip to Oshawa
- **Residence Orientation – bbq and fun events planned by the TAA
- **Canada’s Wonderland
- Whitby Library
- **Residence Night Out – Baseball game, Blue Jays vs Angels
- Swimming at the Legends Pool
- Thanksgiving weekend trip to Ottawa
- Hockey game – Oshawa Generals vs Ottawa
- Halloween crafts and movie night
- Knox’s Pumpkin Farm
- Half term break weekend trip to Montreal
- AMC movie theatre
- Self Defense Program
- Whitby Santa Claus Parade
- Knox’s farm “Winter Wonderland”
- ** Residence Night Out – Disney production of “Mary Poppins” Princes of Wales Theatre
- Christmas shopping trip to Yorkdale Mall
Also coming this fall, Yoga and Zumba classes!
** All Residence events – all attend
All activities are subject to change
Long Weekend Programme
For many parents of international students who do not have a Canadian guardian, holiday weekends present a challenge when the School closes and their daughters must make alternate arrangements. At Trafalgar Castle School, we offer optional supervised trips which cover the five long-weekend closures during the academic year.
These trips add to the students overall boarding experience by offering further exposure to Canadian culture. There is a nominal charge for this programme which covers all the travel, activities, meals and accommodations.
The trips are to Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal and Niagara Falls.
Home Away From Home
Trafalgar Castle Residence is home to approximately one-third of the population of our school. The Castle becomes their home away from home, where the Residence staff, roommates and friends become an essential part of their lives.
We also believe that providing the girls a chance to stay with a day student’s family away from the school, is a great experience for them when they are missing their own homes. Our Host Family Program enables the residents to stay with a day student’s family for a couple of days and experience some of the comforts of home. In turn, families learn a lot about the life and customs of their weekend boarder.
We are always looking for volunteer families who would like to get involved. If you are interested in signing up for this program, or if you would like more information, please contact Carmen Holland at Holland.Carmen@trafalgarcastle.ca.
Residential Opportunities for Day Students
The Residence at Trafalgar provides an excellent opportunity for our day students to stay in the Castle while their parents are away on business or pleasure.
The girls get immersed in the Residence Life with other boarders, and gain valuable experience about independency.
The stay includes accommodations, meals, supervised study time, weekday and weekend activities etc...
Next time you are looking for a safe place for your daughter to stay, please consider Trafalgar Residence.
To get more information about the cost of this program or to learn more about other programs that we offer, please contact Mrs. Carmen Holland at Holland.Carmen@trafalgarcastle.ca or at (905) 668-3358 ext 282.