ST. SAHAG & ST. MESROB ARMENIAN SATURDAY SCHOOL

St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Saturday School was founded in 1956 under the auspices of the Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Toronto. It is the oldest Armenian language school in Toronto. Currently in its 68th academic year, the school is a vibrant educational institution. The 2021/2022 enrolment was 276 students. Many of these students are the children of alumni of the School.

We offer classes from kindergarten to Grade 10. In kindergarten and elementary, Western Armenian as well as Eastern Armenian are taught in separate classes. In secondary, both dialects are taught simultaneously.

The mission of the School is to create an environment where student have the opportunity to connect with their Armenian heritage by exploring its cultural dimensions, Armenian history, art, literature, and music through the study of the Armenian language.

The vision of the school is to promote Armenian education in order to preserve the Armenian faith, language and culture and to prepare the future leaders of the community who take pride in their Armenian heritage and make valuable contributions within the Armenian Community and to society at large.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

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GABRIEL BEDROSIAN

Grade 4

Was polite

MICHAEL BEDROSIAN

Grade 4

Was disciplined and attentive

LINDA STEPHAN

Grade 4

Was diligent

EMMA MARAL KESHISHIAN

Grade 4

Was dutiful

LARA ANI KESHISHIAN

Grade 2

Was diligent and helpful

MIA MALKHASSIAN

Grade 2

Was diligent

SARKIS AGOP

Grade 2

Was diligent

ISABEL HABTIAN

Grade 2

Was diligent and polite

ANAIS CHOCHIAN

Grade 2

Was diligent and polite

TAMSIN SARINE HOPYAN

Grade 2

Was diligent and polite

NARA AREVIK KARAM

Grade 2

Was dutiful

EVA AINTABLIAN HENAO

Grade 1

Was diligent

CARINE HAGOPIAN

Grade 1

Was diligent

HAYK HARUTYUNYAN

Grade Ani 6

Best student

FLORA POGHOSYAN

Grade Ani 5

Best student

SHAHE DIBAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Respect and Friendliness

ANGELIQUE ARZUMANIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Dutifulness

SAMANTHA PLEAU

Grade 4

Demonstrated Dutifulness

VAHRAM BUCHAKJIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Respect and Friendliness

STEPHAN TOSSOUNIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Dutifulness

NOUSHIG ABAJIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Kindness

ARARAT ANOUSHIAN

Grade 2

Demonstrated excellent participation

ZAVEN JAMJIAN

Grade 2

Demonstrated diligence

NATALIE TOROSSIAN

Grade 2

Demonstrated diligence

SARKIS GUIRAGOSSIAN

Grade 1

Demonstrated the virtue of Diligence

YEZRAS YEGHIAIAN

Grade 2-3

Was studious and hardworking

LUCUS KULIDJIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated attentiveness and tidiness in his work

CHRIST ARMOUDJIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated attentiveness and tidiness in his work

SASUN (SYLVAN) KOMEDISSIAN

Grade 1

Demonstrated diligence

TATEV AVAGYAN

Grade Ani 5

Demonstrated Cleanliness and Tidiness

NYRI AJEMIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Cleanliness and Tidiness

MARIE ARSLANIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Cleanliness and Tidiness

ADEN ELBE

Grade 1

Demonstrated Dutifulness

VATCHE IRITSYAN

Grade Ani 3

Demonstrated Diligence

LILIT KIRAKOSYAN

Grade Ani 8

Demonstrated Dutifulness

AREG KOSTANYAN

Grade Ani 8

Demonstrated Politness

IRINA SARGSYAN

Grade Ani 7

Demonstrated Kindness

NARE KHANCHARYAN

Grade Ani 7

Demonstrated Dutifulness

LENA ETTIBARYAN

Grade Ani 7

Demonstrated Creativity

NIKOLAS THEODORA KOPOULOS

Grade 4

He was an exemplary student

SEVAG ELIA MORA

Grade 4

He was an exemplary student

HOVIG GULAGHAIAN

Grade 5

Demonstrated respect and friendliness

ANYA KIFOURKIAN

Grade 5

Demonstrated respect and friendliness

DARON VASILYAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated respect and friendliness

EMMA MARAL KESHISHIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated respect and friendliness

ALICE OHANIAN

Grade 3

She was very respectful and caring

CURRICULUM

The curriculum is developed by Armenian educators. We continually strive to improve our teaching materials and methods employing interactive, collaborative, and project-based styles of teaching. Classroom instructions focus on Armenian language oral communication, reading, comprehension, and writing. Students are taught the Armenian language, history, geography, music, religion, and culture. The 2022-2023 academic year extends from September to June (K-8 from September 24, 2022, to June 24, 2023; Credit Courses Level 1 and Level 2 from October 15, 2022, to June 3, 2023). The School operates a total of 30 Saturdays. School hours are from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and extracurricular activity groups from 1:30 to 2:30 such as chess, arts, sports, dance/drama.

9:30am - 1:30pm

Regular classes (Language, History and Culture, and Music) will start on September 24, 2022, and will end on June 17, 2023.

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LANGUAGE

Language is the foundation of one’s identity. The Armenian language program implements the communicative approach of teaching. The overall goal for our students is to develop oral and literacy skills in the Armenian language and to inspire in them the love for the Armenian language. Teachers, students, and parents collaborate to create opportunities for meaningful communication and engagement with the Armenian language.
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HISTORY AND CULTURE

The goal is to instill the pride of the Armenian heritage in our students. Armenian history and culture solidify our students’ Armenian identity. Through interactive methods, such as drama and storytelling, teachers engage their students in learning not only the ancient history of Armenians, but also encourage students to learn about their own family histories.
Music

MUSIC

Learning Armenian songs and being part of the school choir is mandatory for all students. Music is part of our efforts to teach Armenian culture and the arts. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” - Plato

1:30 - 2:30pm

Extracurricular activities (Dance/Drama, Chess, Drawing, and Sports) will start on November 5, 2022, and will end on May 13, 2023.

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DANCE/DRAMA

Dance and drama are part of our physical education program. This activity provides students the opportunity of speaking Armenian with like-minded peers. Students express themselves not only orally, but are also given the opportunity to enhance their non-verbal communication skills and refine their creativity. Furthermore, students learn public speaking skills and overcome the fear of performing in public.
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CHESS

Chess develops logical and critical thinking of students and in turn, expands their capacity to learn. Students learn to concentrate, to be patient, to be courteous, to be responsible, to solve problems calmly, to build self-esteem, to experience the consequences of good and bad decisions, and to set goals and work towards accomplishing them.
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DRAWING AND CRAFT

Students learn when they are interested and actively involved. Art classes expand imagination and provide students a space to interact with like-minded peers. Students are given the opportunity to learn about Armenian art and develop their own style of expression. Learning to draw is learning to see, understand and make sense of one’s environment.
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SPORTS

This program is designed based on the interest of students. Students are given the opportunity to play organized sports, to learn to follow instructions, to compete fairly, to strengthen their muscles, to develop their endurance, to make new friends, and of course, to express themselves in the Armenian language through an activity that they are interested in.

CALENDAR

december, 2022

03dec9:30 am2:30 pmRegular School Day9:30 am - 2:30 pm Forest Manor Public School

10dec9:30 am2:30 pmRegular School Day & Pizza Lunch9:30 am - 2:30 pm Forest Manor Public School

17dec9:30 am2:30 pmKindergarten Event9:30 am - 2:30 pm Forest Manor Public School

24decAll Day13janChristmas Holiday. School is closed(All Day)

january, 2023

24decAll Day13janChristmas Holiday. School is closed(All Day)

21jan9:30 am2:30 pmRegular School Day & Pizza Lunch9:30 am - 2:30 pm Forest Manor Public School

28jan9:30 am2:30 pmRegular School Day9:30 am - 2:30 pm Forest Manor Public School

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    Շաբաթօրեայ դպրոցը գոց է այս շաբաթ օր՝ Նոյեմբեր 5-ին, դպրոցներու պաշտօնեաներու գործադուլի պատճառով։

    Saturday School is closed tomorrow, November 5, because of the education workers’ strike.

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