Celebrating IB and OSSD Success at NOIC Academy

We are thrilled to announce that NOIC Academy has received a glowing result in the latest IBDP Evaluation Report, reaffirming our status as an IB World School. Additionally, NOIC Academy has achieved significant success in the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) program. Our latest inspection, conducted in January 2024, showcased our exceptional performance. Consequently, the Ministry of Education has extended our inspection cycle from the standard two years to three years. This extension reflects their high confidence in our operational excellence and commitment to maintaining high educational standards.

🔍 Key Highlights:

The Report highlighted, “The school’s implementation of the programme shows close alignment with the IB Programme standards and practices.”

NOIC Academy actively engages in the IB World School community at both local and regional levels. The Academy, along with the Diploma Programme, emphasizes core aspects of student development, such as academic excellence, leadership, and a global perspective. These principles align with the ethos of an IB World School, providing our graduates with a foundation to “GO ANYWHERE.”

Since becoming an IB World School in 2015 and celebrating our first class of graduates in 2017, NOIC Academy has been a beacon of academic excellence and innovation. This accomplishment is a testament to the dedication of our entire school community over the past decade, including our hardworking teachers, mentors, and students. We extend a special thanks to our school leadership for their guidance in upholding the integrity and excellence of our IB programme.

IB Student Achievements:

IB student Essie Xie hosts an art exhibition titled “A Rose Through Time.”

IB student Annabella Guo is interviewed about the advantages of IB studies.

Vice Principal and IB Program Director Leo Huang presents an award to IB student Essie Xie.

OSSD Success and Recognition

In addition to our IB programme’s success, we have also achieved significant milestones in the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) programme. Our latest inspection, completed in January 2024, showed outstanding performance, leading the Ministry of Education to extend our inspection cycle from the standard two years to three years. This extension highlights their high confidence in our institution’s operational excellence.

Let’s celebrate these milestones and continue to support our students in achieving their best!

For more details about our IB programme and how it can benefit your child, contact us or visit our IB programme page. IBDP – NOIC Academy

Thank you for being a part of our journey towards excellence!

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Spread the Love: NOIC Academy Food Drive

Last week in the gym, our students came together with great enthusiasm to donate to our Food Drive, collaborating with Councillor Isa Lee. We captured these wonderful moments, showcasing the joy and eagerness of our students to make a difference. All food collected will be delivering to Markham Food Drive.

The Food Drive continues, and we invite everyone to keep the momentum going. Your small steps can make a big impact!

📅 Dates: April 8- May 22, 2024 (Weekdays Only)
🕘 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
🏫 Drop-off Location: NOIC Academy, left side of the Main Entrance
📍 Address: 50 Featherstone Ave, Markham, L3S 2H4, Canada

Let’s keep the spirit of giving alive! Your kindness can change lives.
#NOICAcademy #fooddrive #communitysupport #markhamfoodbank

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Social Etiquette Workshop at NOIC Academy

Last week at NOIC Academy, our Director of Marketing & Student Engagement, Agnes Poon, led a transformative Social Skills Workshop in our library.

The session focused on honing essential social skills, grooming, and mastering table manners, all of which are crucial for both academic and professional success. The learning didn’t stop there! After the workshop, our students put their new etiquette and grooming skills to the test during a lunch at Joey, impressing everyone with their polished manners and boosted confidence.

A big thank you to Agnes for her expert guidance and to all the students who participated with enthusiasm. Together, we’re preparing well-mannered, confident leaders for the future.

#lifeskills #socialetiquette #NOICAcademy #futureleaders

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Celebrating the Success of “A Rose Through Time” by Essie XIE

As the curtains closed on “A Rose Through Time”, we are filled with gratitude and awe at the incredible journey we embarked upon together. Last Friday, NOIC Academy was alight with the vibrant energy of Essie XIE’s art exhibition, marking a significant milestone in our talented Grade 12 IB program student’s artistic journey.

🎨 Exhibition Highlights:

Maiden’s Dream: A vivid exploration of youthful love’s allure and illusions, masterfully combining acrylic and watercolor to delve into the rose’s romantic yet complex symbolism.

Manacle: A poignant critique of conformity within traditional education, expressed through watercolor and pen, urging viewers to reflect on individuality and freedom of thought.

Metamorphosis: Representing personal evolution through the lifecycle of a rose, crafted from cut wood bark and paper. This piece invites contemplation on change, sustainability, and the natural beauty of transformation.

The Painful Bloom: Addressing the trials of personal growth against challenges, this artwork uses diverse mediums to contrast the purity of a white rose with the artist’s own experiences of pain and resilience.

Behind the Veil: A compelling commentary on the impact of media on beauty standards, utilizing magazine collage, yarn, and tulle to challenge societal norms and encourage self-reflection. Essie shares,

“Roses are my favourite flower, embodying both beauty and the potential for pain. Like the rose, I am unapologetic in my essence, embracing both light and shadow in my growth.” A Rose Through Time may have concluded, but the conversations it started, the emotions it stirred, and the community it brought together will continue to bloom in our hearts. Thank you to everyone who made last Friday not just an exhibition but a celebration of art’s enduring impact.

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