It all starts camping weekend, the very first weekend of the school year. All students and staff head off to Muskoka Woods Sports’ Resort for two days of pure fun and camaraderie. New students begin to feel they are a part of something special. Older students meet new friends and get re-acquainted with old ones. Everyone participates and is ready to begin the school year with confidence and enthusiasm.
Back at Trafalgar Castle, this confidence is nurtured daily. Being an all-girl environment allows students to just be themselves. But that’s just the beginning. At Trafalgar we do much more to support and encourage all students. Staff and students alike are all divided into four houses, each one with a special House Leader—members of our Trafalgar Athletic Association, or “TAA”. This House System fosters the close-knit, family atmosphere that is part of the fabric of the School. There are many friendly competitions throughout the year between Houses where everyone works together and cheers each other on.
Each new student to Trafalgar is paired with an older student. This mentoring system provides a supportive ‘Big Sister’ for each ‘Little Sister’ to count on, right from day one. By promoting relationships between older students and younger students, day students and boarding students, friendships have no boundaries. One dad reports, “Within weeks of coming to Trafalgar Castle my daughter started taking risks and joining teams she had never tried before”.