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Timmins High New Track and Field Unveiling

October 01, 2019
‚ÄčThe new track and soccer field at Timmins High & Vocational School was officially unveiled today.  The event was a celebration of this important renewal project. 
The event was kicked off with a ribbon cutting and culminated with the first official soccer game on the field, featuring the TH&VS team versus O'Gorman...
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Join Us for a Presentation by Dr. Dave Williams

September 30, 2019
District School Board Ontario North East is thrilled to invite staff, families and community partners to a presentation by Canadian astronaut, Dr. Dave Williams.

  Dr. Dave William will present from Timmins High & Vocational School, in the auditorium.  We are pleased to welcome all of our communities to...
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Save the Date - Dr. Dave Williams

June 26, 2019
District School Board Ontario North East is thrilled to invite staff, families and community partners to a presentation by Dr. Dave Williams.   Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  (book signing to follow in Timmins) Timmins High and Vocational School Auditorium  (Broadcasted live to all schools in...

Timmins High Students Take Top Honours at OFSAA

June 10, 2019
The OFSAA track and field Championships were held at Guelph University this past week, June 6th-8th. This event showcases the top track and field athletes from across the province. 14 students from Timmins High & Vocational School competed this year. 
Last year’s OFSAA silver medalist in the Midget boys high jump, Corbin...
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DSB1 Students Elect New Senate and Student Trustees

May 09, 2019
On April 29, 2019, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) students elected a new Student Senate to represent them in the 2019-2020 school year. Two representatives from each of our nine secondary schools were elected to the 2019-2020 Senate, with an additional three Indigenous participants appointed.  At the...

Peer Mentors

May 01, 2019
Timmins High and Vocational School students are mentoring students from Pinecrest Public School.  Students come together every few weeks to learn from each other, play games and participate in different activities.  A great initiative that shows the culture of caring and learning in our schools. 
This week, the students came together...

Peer Mentoring

April 11, 2019
Pinecrest Public School and Timmins High and Vocational School are working together to begin a peer mentoring program. Child and Youth Workers Erica Hurteau-Ludgate and Shelley Robinson partnered with Brady Power and his travel and tourism class to bring the students together.  The older students will be working with the younger students...

OSSTL - March 27 8:45 a.m.

March 26, 2019
‚ÄčPlease be reminded that all students writing the literacy test are to be in their respective classrooms by 8:45 a.m. on March 27.  All Grade 9 students are required to attend and write a practice test.
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TH and VS Food Drive

March 19, 2019
‚Äč On Thursday, April 18 the students and staff of TH&VS are going door-to-door collecting non-perishable food items for the Timmins Food Bank and First Baptist Church Food Bank. Students are to come to school for a delicious pancake breakfast cooked and served by the teachers. After homeroom, students will get...

TH&VS Competes at FIRST Robotics Canada

March 05, 2019
‚Äč From March 1st to 3rd, Timmins High and Vocational School team 4704 competed in the 2019 FIRST Robotics Canada competition Deep Space.  
This event combines the excitement of sport with the rigours of science and technology. Students showcase their design and engineering skills and compete in Canada‚Äôs largest high school robotics competition....
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OFSAA 'AA' Boys basketball Championship

March 01, 2019
‚ÄčTimmins High will be hosting OFSAA 'AA' Boys Basketball March 4-6.  Come out and cheer the boys on!  Go Blues!
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Transportation Cancellations due to Inclement Weather

February 22, 2019
Student safety is our main priority at District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1).  The Northern Ontario climate can sometimes cause the cancellation of student transportation.  That decision is made between the North Eastern Student Transportation, the three school boards who are part of the consortium, as well as transportation operators...
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Register for the Trappers' Basketball Leagues!

February 19, 2019

Registration for the Trappers' Basketball Leagues is now open.  Divisions for Grades 4-6 and Grades 7-9 are available. 
To register, please complete this form and send to:
Peter Graham
Timmins High & Vocational School 451 Theriault Boulevard, P.O. Bag 2011 Timmins, Ontario P4N 8B2


Winter Carnival - Feb. 27th

February 15, 2019
‚Äč TH&VS is hosting its Winter Carnival on Wed. Feb. 27th.  Events include: both alpine and nordic skiing, snow boarding, snow shoeing, hockey, skating, scavenger hunt, games and more. Permission forms and payment are due to the homeroom teacher: Feb. 21st. Our goal is 100% student participation!  

Gr. 8 Orientation - Feb. 20th

February 15, 2019
‚Äč TH&VS is hosting their Gr. 8 Orientation - Wed. Feb. 20th - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.‚Äč  All grade 8 students from all schools and their parents are welcome!  Meet the teachers, tour the school & enjoy the CANDY BAR!  Wear comfy shoes to participate in a fun game in the gym!
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TH&VS Seniors Win Consolation Championship

January 16, 2019
‚Äč The Timmins High Senior Boys Basketball team won the Consolation Championship at the 24 Team St. Benedict's Invitational in Cambridge this past weekend. Jack Hagerty and Ethan Miron were selected to the Tournament All Star Team.  The team finished with a 4-1 record.  Their only loss was by a single point. ...

TH&VS Concert Band play for Elementary Students

January 14, 2019

The Timmins High and Vocational School Concert Band played for students at Timmins Centennial, Pinecrest and W. Earle Miller Public Schools on Friday, Janaury 11th. The elementary students loved the concert and were inspired by the concert.  Thank you for sharing your talents!

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2018 Year in Review

December 21, 2018
As we approach the end of 2018, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to reflect on accomplishments that help support a positive future story for every student. We are pleased to welcome five new Trustees on our Board this year.  We are grateful for the contributions...
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TH&VS Partners with Levis Foodland for Holiday Cheer

December 20, 2018

Each year, Timmins High & Vocational School Staff donate funds to provide turkey dinners to families over the holidays.  This year, the school partnered with Levis Foodland in Timmins to provide 18 full ‚Äčturkey dinners including dinner rolls and apple pies for Timmins High families.  Huge thank you to Dan Levis...
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Sonic Democracy Heard Around the World

December 07, 2018
Sonic Democracy is a musical band, made up of many talented young artists attending Timmins High & Vocational School.  The band includes 30 members, with junior and senior members working together to develop their skills under the direction of Dr. Barry Promane.  Members' different musical tastes fuse to create...

TH&VS Hosts Ceremony for White Ribbon Day

December 07, 2018
On December 6 th , 2018,  Timmins High and Vocational School (TH&VS), in collaboration with the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation (OSSTF), hosted a ceremony to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women today.  This day, also known as White Ribbon Day, is observed...
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United Way Challenge 2018

December 06, 2018
TH&VS won "BEST ENTRANCE" at the annual United Way Challenge, Dec. 6, 2018. Congratulations BLUES!


Career Exploration Event

November 19, 2018
Wednesday, November 14 th was Take Our Kids to Work Day.  This career exploration activity provides an opportunity to Grade 9 students from across the country to spend a day in the workplace and begin conversations about career options and pathways. District School Board Ontario North Easts (DSB1) Student...
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Dr. Greg Wells Inspires

November 15, 2018

Dr. Greg Wells is a physiologist, researcher, author and broadcaster.  He spoke to DSB1 students, families, staff and community partners on Tuesday, November 13th.  His presentation was broadcasted to our northern and southern schools via livestream video from Timmins High and Vocational School. 
Dr. Wells shared the sleep-eat-move-think pathway to...

TH&VS - Career Fair Day

November 09, 2018
‚Äč On Nov. 8th - 37 presenters, representing 26 different careers donated their time to provide valuable insight into their careers, assisting students to make wise choices for their future.


October 27, 2018

‚ÄčTH&VS is hosting a:
Halloween Costume Contest
Haunted House $1
Pumpkin Carving Contest

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District School Board Ontario North East Trustee Election Results

October 24, 2018

(October 24, 2018, Timmins) ‚Äď With the 2018 School Board Election now finalized, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) would like to thank all candidates for their interest in becoming a Trustee for our Board. DSB1 is looking forward to continuing to work with returning Trustees: Bob Brush ‚Äď...

Eat Well, Sleep Well, Move Well

October 18, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East is proud to host Dr. Greg Wells on Tuesday, November 13 th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Timmins High and Vocational School.   Schools in the North and South regions will be able to attend the talk via a YouTube livestream.  "We invite students,...
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Cannabis Talk Kit

October 17, 2018

Talking to your child about drugs and alcohol can be daunting.  Talking with them in a friendly and non-confrontational way early and often can make a difference.  By keeping the lines of communication open with your child, you are creating opportunities to guide them in making good decisions when it...
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Timmins High Hosts KNOW MORE Tour

October 16, 2018
Timmins High and Vocational School is hosting the KNOW MORE Tour on October 19 th , 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The tour is a nation-wide campaign to educate young people on the serious and growing opioid crisis in Canada. Students will have the opportunity to engage with...
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Notice Regarding the Legalization of Cannabis

October 10, 2018

Cannabis will be legalized in Canada once the Cannabis Act  comes into effect on October 17 th , 2018.  The District School Board Ontario North East (DSBONE) would like to remind students, families and staff that it will be treating cannabis in the same way it does alcohol.  It...
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Consultations on Education Reform

October 03, 2018
The Ontario government has launched consultations on education reform. There will be three ways for people to participate:

An online submission form, available now, that allows people, organizations or groups to provide their views on any of the consultation topics. Submissions can also be sent to the ministry by emailing or


NAC Class

October 02, 2018
‚Äč Students in NAC 1OA made their very own Talking Stick with natural, and decorative materials, learned about the smudging ceremony, and had it smudged to activate a positive use for their speaking tool.

Bladder Cancer Survivor

September 25, 2018
‚Äč On Friday, September 21, TH&VS welcomed Bladder Cancer Survivor Ryan Lougheed with warm applause as he took the stage to discuss his battle with the disease. Students were entertained by Ryan's candid and optimistic approach to this very serious fight in which he is engaged. Ryan's message was to pay...

TH&VS Supports Terry Fox

September 21, 2018
‚ÄčA HUGE thank-you to all of our students, staff and families for supporting the Terry Fox Foundation with their annual runs, walks and other fundraisers. Cancer can be beaten! Here are a few photos from the Timmins High walk on September 21st.


Terry Fox Walk - Fri. Sept. 21

September 19, 2018
A bake sale is being held & students of TH&VS are walking to support cancer research.

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September 05, 2018
Sept. 10 - 14th 
Themed dress days!
Games at lunch - on a voluntary basis.
Treats! (Smile Cookies, pizza, candy)
Teams/Clubs Display - Sept. 13th 

First Day - Wed. Sept. 5th

August 16, 2018
Grade 9 Students - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Assembly & Homeroom, Timetables & Lockers
Pizza lunch provided.  (Aug. 27th date cancelled due to ongoing construction).
1:00 p.m. - Grade 10, 11, 12
Assembly & Homeroom, Timetables & Lockers.
We look forward to seeing you!


Sonic Rocks the House

June 27, 2018
‚ÄčA huge pat on the back to Barry Promane and his Music students at Timmins High. Sonic Democracy played to a crowd of thousands at the annual Stars and Thunder event in Timmins. The band opened for the Julian Taylor Band, Virginia to Vegas and Marianas Trench.

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TH&VS Buzzes With Help!

June 22, 2018
‚ÄčStudents in the Grade 9/10 French Immersion Geography class at Timmins High, visited the Timmins Ecological Beekeeping Association recently,  to plant wildflowers to help the bees with their jobs. A fire in TEBA's main work garage this past winter sadly destroyed all of their equipment. The class got together, painted a bee themed jar, and...
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OFSAA Silver for Deblois

June 12, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to Corbin Deblois from Timmins High and Vocational School! Corbin placed second in the midget boys high jump during the OFSAA Track and Field Championships at Toronto's York University last week. 
It was Timmins High's first medal at OFSAA in nearly 40 years! The last medal in track won by TH&VS...

Sonic Rocks the House!

June 11, 2018
‚ÄčSonic Democracy performed their  year-end shows on June 8th and 9th at Timmins High. They also released their second album, Crossroads and Dreamlands , which is NOW AVAILABLE on all digital platforms. Friday night will be our official album release concert, as our album will go live on all digital services that night! Band members performed a...
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High Performance Basketball Camp

June 11, 2018
‚ÄčTimmins High and Vocational School will be holding its 13th annual High Performance Basketball Camp July 30th to August 3rd, 2018. It is open to boys and girls entering Grades 6-12.
Please see below for the brochure, as well...
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New Canada Learning Bond

May 22, 2018
‚ÄčThe Canada Learning Bond is an initial $500 offered by the Government of Canada to help you start saving now for your child‚Äôs education after high school. Your child could also get $100 every year until age 15. In total, a child could receive up to $2,000 in an RESP. 
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Gardening For Health

May 08, 2018
‚ÄčDid you know that gardening is beneficial for mental health and well-being? Not only can regular gardening reduce mental health problems like depression and anxiety, but it can also reduce stress and combat high blood pressure. On May 8th, students and staff at Timmins High ad Vocational School partnered with the Porcupine...

TH&VS Celebrates Mental Health Week

May 04, 2018
‚ÄčThe Jack Chapter at Timmins High and Vocational School is a youth led initiative that works to change how people think about mental health in their school communities. On May 3rd, the chapter prepared cookies to "take a bite out of stigma". The cookies were offered to parents and staff during parent-teacher interviews. Great job!

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2018 Fun Pass

May 04, 2018
‚ÄčCelebrate the summer with savings when you plan a trip to Ontario's attractions with the 2018 Fun Pass. The 2018 Fun Pass coupons provide free admission for up to two elementary school-aged children at 18 popular attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents can also save $5 on...

TH&VS Summer Basketball Camp

April 27, 2018
‚ÄčThe 5 time OFSAA Champions Timmins High Blues will be holding a Summer Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls entering Grades 1 to Grade 9, July 2 to July 6, 2018. Beat the summer boredom, make new friends, and learn valuable basketball skills from the BEST.
**New this year -  PAY ONLINE,...

TH&VS Multi-Sport Summer Camp 2018

April 19, 2018
‚ÄčSay goodbye to boredom this summer, get your child involved in a great activity, and support Timmins High at the same time!  Timmins High and Vocational School will be holding a "Multi-Sport Camp" for children ages 5 to 14 at the school July 9 to July 13, and July 16 to July 20 (9:00am...
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Senior Blues Honoured

April 12, 2018
‚ÄčMembers of the Timmins High & Vocational School Senior Blues basketball team were honoured by Timmins Mayor Steve Black and City Councillors at the April 10th meeting of Timmins City Council. The team captured the bronze medal at the 2018 OFSAA Boys ‚ÄėA‚Äô Basketball Championships in Cornwall Congratulations boys! .
Original article about their win...
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Sonic Democracy News

April 11, 2018
‚ÄčOn June 8th, 2018, Sonic Democracy will release Crossroads & Dreamlands, their second full-length studio album. The band, comprising 23 senior music students at Timmins High & Vocational School, under the creative direction of Barry Promane, is presently composing five songs that they will record at Coalition Music in Toronto in...

Timmins High Makes Quarterfinals

March 26, 2018
‚ÄčThe Timmins High and Vocational School Robotics Team 4704 (Northern Lights Robotics) had a great showing at the Waterloo Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in late March. After 12 qualifying matches, the team was ranked 12 th out of 35 teams.   The team was selected to be in an alliance with 2 other teams...
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Timmins High Food Drive

March 22, 2018
‚ÄčThe students and staff of Timmins High and Vocational School will be doing their part to help the less fortunate in our community. After enjoying a pancake breakfast cooked and served by their teachers, students will board buses and go door-to-door in Timmins (the North end, Melrose and Mountjoy), collecting non-perishable food items for...

Robotics Team Shines

March 07, 2018
‚ÄčMembers of the Timmins High Robotics team recently put their skills to the test at the FIRST Robotics Competition in Oshawa. After the first day of qualifiers, the team was ranked 3 rd out of 37 teams competing.  The team was able to make it to the quarterfinals, but lost 2 out...

A Resounding Success!

March 06, 2018
‚ÄčTimmins is indeed a City with a Heart of Gold! A car wash fundraiser put on by the students and staff of Timmins High and Vocational School on February 17th raised $12,000 for a Timmins student battling cancer. "Community support was overwhelming and many of us at the end of the day were brought...
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Trappers Basketball Registration

March 06, 2018
Trappers Basketball is back! The Trappers Basketball League provides boys and girls in the Timmins area with an opportunity to play in a competitive basketball league with no travel and minimal expense. The league is open to both boys and girls and will operate in two separate divisions. All players will...