Second Place

Chess Team (2017)

Awards and Achievements

Canadian Achievement Test.4

Canadian Achievement Tests Fourth Edition (CAT.4) has become one of the most widely used series of achievement tests in Canada and focuses in the areas of mathematics and language/reading skills. As an indicator of PCA’s student performance levels vis-à-vis national performance rankings, PCA administers the standardized Canadian Achievement Tests each year to two different grades. This year the Grade 3 and Grade 7 classes were administered the CAT4 battery of tests just one month into the year. The exact grade level testing, therefore, was 3.1 and 7.1. The skills areas that were targeted for Grade 3 were reading, word analysis, vocabulary, writing conventions, mathematics, computation/estimation and spelling. As a class, the Grade 3’s scored a grade equivalent rating of 4.3 in 6 of the seven areas. The Grade 7’s were tested for reading, vocabulary, writing conventions, spelling, mathematics and computation/estimation. The mean grade equivalent ratings for Grade 7 averaged 9.9 (almost Grade 10 level!) in all areas tested.

These outstanding results reflect very favourably the calibre of our students and the quality of our teaching. For more information on CAT.4, you can visit the website, here.

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is administered annually and is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirement. Students are eligible for the first time in Grade 10. If students are not successful in Grade 10 or enter Peoples Christian Academy in Grade 11 or 12, the Literacy Test may be written during Grade 11 or 12. Since 2003, PCA has had an over 90% success rate for all participating students.

For the past 5 years,

PCA OSSLT Average Passing Rate: 97%

Provincial OSSLT Average Passing Rate: 82%

For more information on OSSLT, visit the EQAO website, here.

ACSI Spelling Bee (Discontinued since 2015)

  • 2014: PCA Spelling Team: First Place
  • 2013: PCA Spelling Team: First Place
  • 2012: PCA Spelling Team: First Place
  • 2010: PCA Spelling Team: Second Place

ARTS

  • 2017: Gr. 10 student becomes Eastern Canada winner of the ACSI Calendar Art Contest
  • 2013: Markham Fair Arts Competition: First & Third Place
  • 2010: Grade 8 Student wins 1st Place in Art Poster Award 

ACSI Tournaments

  • 2019: Middle School Co-ed Soccer: Second Place
  • 2018: placed 1st overall
  • 2017: Gr. 5/6 Girls Basketball: Champions
  • 2017: Cross Country:
    Grade 3/4 boys’ team – placed 2nd overall

    Grades 5/6 girls team – placed 3rd overall

    Grades 5/6 boys team  – placed 2nd overall & won best score for this division .

    Grades 7/8 girls team – placed 2nd overall

    Grades 7/8 boys team – placed 3rd overall

  • 2016: Gr. 5/6 Basketball: Third Place
  • 2016: Gr. 3-8 Cross Country: First Place overall
  • 2016: Gr. 3-6 Track & Field Meet: Second Place overall
  • 2015: Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball: Third Place
  • 2015: Cross Country: First Place overall
  • 2015: Gr. 7/8 Track and Field Meet: Third Place overall
  • 2014: Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball: Third Place
  • 2013: Gr. 7/8 Boys Basketball: Third Place
  • 2013: Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball: Second Place
  • 2012: Gr. 7/8 Co-Ed Badminton: Second Place overall
  • 2012: Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball: Third Place
  • 2011: Gr. 7/8 Boys Basketball: Third Place
  • 2011: Gr. 7/8 Boys Volleyball: Champions
  • 2011: Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball: Champions
  • 2011: Gr. 7/8 Co-Ed Badminton: First Place overall

TDCAA

  • 2019: Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee: Champion
  • 2012: Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee: Third Place
  • 2011: Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee: Third Place
  • 2012: Badminton Senior Girls Doubles: Champions
  • 2010: Badminton Senior Girls Singles: Second Place
  • 2011: Volleyball Senior Girls ‘B’: Semi-finalists
  • 2010: Volleyball Senior Girls: Second Place

SSAF

  • 2017: U20 Basketball Boys: Champion
  • 2017: U20 Badminton Mixed Doubles: Champions
  • 2017: U20 Badminton Boys Doubles: Second Place
  • 2017: U20 Badminton Girls Doubles: Second Place
  • 2016: U20 Badminton Boys Doubles: Champions
  • 2016: U20 Badminton Girls Singles: Third Place
  • 2016: U20 Basketball Boys: Semi-finalists
  • 2016: U20 Volleyball Boys: Semi-finalists
  • 2016: U20 Volleyball Girls: Semi-finalists
  • 2015: U20 Volleyball Boys: Semi-finalists
  • 2015: U20 Badminton Boys Doubles Champions
  • 2015: U20 Badminton Mixed Doubles: Third Place
  • 2015: U20 Volleyball Girls: Second Place
  • 2014: U20 Volleyball Boys: Semi-finalists
  • 2013: U20 Badminton Girls Doubles Champions
  • 2013: U20 Volleyball Girls: Semi-finalists
  • 2012: U20 Volleyball Girls: Second Place
  • 2012: Senior Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee: Champions
  • 2011: U20 Volleyball Girls: Champions
  • 2011: U20 Volleyball Boys: Second Place
  • 2011: U20 Badminton: Champions

OFSAA

  • 2012: Badminton Senior Girls Doubles
  • 2011: Badminton Senior Boys Singles
  • 2010: Volleyball: Senior Girls
  • 2010: Badminton: Senior Girls Singles

Reach for the Top

  • 2011-2012 Junior (Gr 8-10) Division North Toronto: Second Place
  • 2010-2011 Junior (Grades 8-10) Division North Toronto: Champions
York Region Science & Technology Fair
  • 2017: 3 Grade 8 students won silver medals and 1 Grade 8 student won bronze medal
  • 2016: Grade 8 student won honourable mention
DECA Provincial Competition
  • 2016: Grade 12 student wins Top 15 in Province in Case-Study – Finance & Accounting
HOSA National Competition
  • 2018: Three of our students placed within the top 5 of their events. The events they placed in are Dental Terminology, Pharmacology and Medical Terminology. Two of the students placed third in their event and have qualified for the International Competition in Orlando, Florida.
  • 2016: Grade 10 student wins Third Place in Knowledge Testing Pathophysiology
Chess Tournament
  • 2017:Elementary Division – Individual Results: Grade 5 and younger  (13 schools) – 1st place by Grade 5 student                                                                                                                                         2nd place by Grade 2 student
                     Junior Division –  Individual Results: Grades 6 – 8 (14 schools participating) – 1st place by Grade 8 student
                                                                                                                                                  1st place by Grade 6 student
           Both PCA Elementary and Junior Teams placed 2nd overall in each of their divisions.
  • 2016: Junior Division: Second Place Overall
Battle of the Books
  • 2018: Two senior teams (Gr. 6-8): First and Forth Place overall
  • 2017: Two senior teams (Gr. 6-8): Second and Third Place overall
  • 2016: Two senior teams (Gr. 6-8): First and Third Place Overall
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