NOIC 2024 Graduates’ Celebration Trip to Wonderland

On June 12th, NOIC Academy celebrated the 2024 graduates’ completion of high school with a trip to Wonderland, one of Canada’s most renowned amusement parks. The sunny day symbolized a bright future for our students. Excitement filled the air as they gathered early, ready for adventure.

Heading to Wonderland

Tickets Checking In Progress

At Wonderland, students rushed to thrilling rides like the Leviathan and Yukon Striker, enjoying endless joy and excitement. The park was filled with laughter, screams, and cheers, creating a vibrant atmosphere.

Awesome Group Photo

Mentor Angelina Leading Students to Queue for the Roller Coaster

Spinning ‘Little Planes’

Go-Kart Racing!

Bumper Cars

This day was not only a celebration of their achievements but also a look forward to the future. Each challenge overcome represented the courage and determination they will need. The smiles and laughter will be cherished memories, inspiring them on their journey.

Students Sharing Ice Cream

Delicious Fried Chicken and Burgers

Thank you to all the teachers and students who made this day special. To the NOIC 2024 graduates, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Your possibilities are endless.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence at NOIC Academy

We’re thrilled to recap the highlights of our 2024 Graduation Ceremony, held on May 16th. The festivities began with a stirring rendition of the Canadian national anthem performed by our choir, setting the tone for an unforgettable celebration.

We extend our sincere gratitude to our dedicated teachers and mentors whose tireless efforts led to remarkable accomplishments this year.

With 416 offers and CAD 2,125,500 in scholarships from esteemed institutions such as the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, McGill University, and more, our students have truly embodied our motto: “Start Here, Go Anywhere.”

Special thanks are also in order for Premier Doug Ford, MP Jean Yip, MPP Logan Kanapathi, Mayor Frank Scarpitti of Markham, Councillor Amanda Collucci, and many other friends from various universities and the Toronto Police for their invaluable support, acknowledged by Principal Laura Green. The ceremony was enriched by inspiring speeches from our CEO & President Roy Huang, Chairman & Advisor of NOIC Academy Advisory Board Jeffrey Beard, and Jonathan Burdick, adding depth to our celebration.

VIPs group photo time

Valedictorian Laurel Yang giving a speech 

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

Awarding of Graduation Certificates 

Students and teachers taking group photos in the photo booth 

The day concluded with a lively backyard BBQ, where graduates and their families enjoyed delicious food amidst the lush surroundings.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in making this day a resounding success. Here’s to many more years of nurturing and empowering students to achieve their highest aspirations!

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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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Exciting Event at NOIC Academy: Jonathan’s Visit

On February 26, 2024, NOIC Academy was honored to host Jonathan, our esteemed Advisory Board member and former Vice Provost for Enrollment at Cornell University. It was a day filled with insights, learning, and unparalleled experiences for our students. Here’s a snapshot of the day:

Insightful Sharing: Jonathan opened the event by sharing essential tips on Ivy League interviews, emphasizing the crucial importance of soft/social skills alongside academic achievements.

One-on-One Interviews: Our students had the incredible opportunity to experience personalized interviews with Jonathan, gaining firsthand knowledge and valuable feedback to navigate their future academic journeys.

Panel Interview Role Play: The highlight was our students stepping into the shoes of interviewers in a role-playing session with Jonathan as the interviewee. This unique perspective not only enhanced their understanding of the interview process but also honed their interpersonal skills.

The day was not just about learning; it was about transforming perspectives and empowering our students to envision a future filled with success and achievements. We’re immensely grateful to Jonathan for sharing his expertise and to our students for embracing this learning opportunity with enthusiasm and curiosity.

Thank you to everyone who made this event a milestone in the academic year of NOIC Academy.

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A Celebration of Innovation and Discovery at NOIC Academy’s First Science and Math Exhibition!

We are thrilled to announce the resounding success of our very first Science and Math Exhibition at NOIC Academy! With an incredible turnout of 29 different groups, our students showcased their passion for learning and innovation across subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science.

🔬 From mesmerizing experiments captured in videos to interactive real-time projects that allowed the audience to dive in hands-on, the range of creativity and ingenuity on display was truly inspiring. Attendees not only witnessed the marvels of science and math but also got to experience the joy of discovery themselves.

🎮 But that’s not all! Our talented students also developed engaging games, coding them from scratch, offering everyone a chance to experience the fun side of learning. These games were not just entertaining but also a testament to our students’ skills in applying their knowledge in computer science to create something enjoyable for all.

This event was a fantastic opportunity for our students to present their projects, share their knowledge, and interact with an enthusiastic audience. We are immensely proud of the hard work, dedication, and creativity they have demonstrated.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated, supported, and visited the exhibition. Your involvement made this event a landmark in our academy’s journey towards fostering a love for science and math. This is just the beginning, and we look forward to exploring more horizons of learning together!

🚀 Stay tuned for more updates and discoveries from NOIC Academy, where innovation meets education.

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Creativity Meets Sustainability: NOIC Academy’s Eco-Friendly Hat Competition!

We’ve witnessed an explosion of creativity and environmental advocacy at our recent hat competition, where NOIC Academy students turned recyclable materials into fashion statements with a cause.

Highlighted projects included:

The Turtle-Themed Hat: Addressing ocean pollution, this creation underscored the importance of preserving marine ecosystems, presenting a compelling visual reminder of the threats faced by marine life due to pollution.

The Fast-Food Waste Statement: This design utilized discarded fast-food packaging to critique consumer culture and its environmental repercussions, offering a stylish yet stark commentary on waste reduction.

The Deforestation Awareness Hat: With a focus on the critical issue of deforestation, this hat emphasized the essential role of trees in maintaining ecological balance, advocating for conservation efforts.

The competition showcased NOIC Academy students’ ability to inspire change through creativity, reflecting the school’s emphasis on practical learning experiences that foster environmental awareness. We congratulate all participants for their exemplary work and for embodying the spirit of innovation that NOIC Academy strives to cultivate.

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Harvard Model Congress San Francisco Youth Leadership Program Concludes Successfully

From February 1st to 3rd, 2024, students from NOIC Academy participated in the Harvard Model Congress San Francisco Youth Leadership Program, a three-day event focused on leadership activities, situational problem-solving, and teamwork. This event was not only an academic exploration but also a splendid opportunity for students to unearth and discover their potential.

Over these three days, students engaged in intensive leadership training, delving into the pressing challenges facing the world today and learning how to collaborate to produce innovative solutions.

This program provided students with a platform to deeply understand the composition of business plans, enabling them to apply creative thinking to business strategies from theory to practice. In addition to the core curriculum, instructors also shared insights on Ivy League university admissions and applications, along with their personal leadership experiences and stories.

Participating in the Harvard Model Congress program, NOIC students not only improved their speaking, research, and teamwork skills but importantly learned how to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical situations, lead within teams, and prepare for their future academic and career paths.

The Harvard Model Congress program was a resounding success. It not only enhanced the students’ various skills but also strengthened their confidence in future learning and career planning. We are proud of their achievements and look forward to their continued brilliance in the future.

NOIC Academy will continue to support our students in participating in such activities because we believe that real learning occurs not only in the classroom but through the challenges and growth experienced in real-world practices.

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