At The Dalton School, we believe in recognizing students who have demonstrated exceptional skills in academic areas as well as those who have shown commitment to the community. Our awards are listed below:
The John K. Fenton Citizenship Award
This award is given to a student who has reflected the traits valued and embodied by John K. Fenton, a Toronto humanitarian and loyal friend and advocate of The Dalton School. It is presented to the student or students who possess the qualities of dependability, service to others, leadership and kindness. The winning student(s) is presented with $100 to donate to charity of their choice and a gift card to Indigo.
The Dalton School Principal’s Literacy Award
The award is presented by Ms. Booth, Principal of The Dalton School to the student who has shown excellence in all areas of the English Curriculum. A gift card to Indigo accompanies this award.
The Good Fortune 福 Mandarin Award
This award is presented by our first Mandarin teacher Ms. Dong Fang Li to the student who has shown excellence in the following areas of the Mandarin Curriculum: reading, writing and speaking. A Mandarin book and gift card to Indigo accompanies this award.
The Math 数学 Scholar Prize
These prizes are presented in grade three and grade six and are presented by Ms. Mandy Wang and Ms. Renee Li to the students who score the highest math mark on a combination of in-class Mandarin and English math tests and the Canadian Achievement Test given in the Spring of each year. This award is accompanied by a cash amount of $88.00 that symbolizes fortune and good luck in Chinese culture.
The Genevieve Kate Dalglish Memorial Creative Writing Prize
Named in honour of Genevieve Dalglish ECE, this award is presented to a student who has written something over the course of the year – in either English or Mandarin – that has been deemed exceptional by our teachers. Stories, plays, poems or journal entries will all be considered. Genny would have loved that. A gift card to Indigo accompanies this award.
All awards and prizes will be announced at the end of the school year during Graduation Ceremonies.