Summer Institute

Looking for summer learning and fun activities for students entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8? Summer Institute offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum.

The program runs for six weeks during July and August. It is offered at 11 school sites around York Region.

For more information on dates, programs and locations, please visit the Summer Institute page on

Registration opens March 7.  Families can now register online, as well as in person or by mail.

Boys Basketball Update

On Tuesday, the intermediate boys basketball team travelled to Henderson to compete in the Area basketball tournament.  With 7 teams joining the Mavericks at the tournament, the boys had their work cut for them if they wanted to advance to the  Area Finals.

The boys were stunned in their first game against Yorkhill, losing by double digits. But, it was just what the boys needed to wake them up.  Isaac “Shake n Bake” continued to razzle and dazzle on offence.  Supported by his teammates’  lock down defence, the Mavericks went on to beat Henderson and Rosedale.  This set the stage for an instant classic against the perennial juggernaut that is Luis Honore Frechette.

Frechette’s offence was tearing throughout the Maverick defensive line and the boys found themselves down by 9 points at the half.  And then it happened…. Sometimes referred to as the game changer or the TSN turning point.  A substitution that saw Edward enter the game.  His defensive prowess  limited Frechette’s best player to ZERO points for the entire half.  The energy created from the defense finally sparked the offence. Xander was cleaning up the boards and converting easy buckets , while Tim “Free Throw Monster” was clutch from the line.  In the end, the Mavericks beat Frechette 35-30 and secured a spot in the Area finals next week at Woodland.  They will have a chance for revenge as they take on Willowbrook, who defeated the Mavericks last year in the championship game.  There will be a boys practice today at lunch in the gym. Bring your jerseys for a team photo.  German Mill Basketball 4 LIFE!  GO MAVERICKS!

Contribute to Strategic Planning at YRDSB – Upcoming Town Halls

Contribute to Strategic Planning at YRDSB – Upcoming Town Halls


York Region District School Board is revisioning its Multi-Year Plan (MYP) and Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-being. The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction of public education in York Region public schools. The MYP incorporates the direction established by the Trustees with feedback received from all stakeholders, and will inform decision making at the Board in the years to come. Town halls will be taking place across the region and feedback collected from families and community members will inform the creation of a new MYP. Your voice is important and your input and feedback will help York Region District School Board support student achievement and well-being. There will also be other opportunities, including a survey available in April, to share your thoughts if you are unable to attend a town hall.


Save the Date! 

Monday, April 16, 20187 – 9 p.m. Keswick High School100 Biscayne Blvd., Keswick
Wednesday, April 18, 20186 – 9 p.m. Markville Secondary School1000 Carlton Rd., Markham
Sunday, April 22, 20182 – 4 p.m. Sir William Mulock Secondary School705 Columbus Way, Newmarket
Wednesday, April 25, 20186 – 8 p.m. Maple High School50 Springside Rd., Maple
Saturday, April 28, 201810 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bayview Secondary School10077 Bayview Ave., Richmond Hill


We are looking forward to seeing you tonight to dance your heart out! Please bring your own water bottle and use our water bottle filling stations – every bit of plastic we keep out of the landfills counts!

Doors open at 6 and dancing starts at 6:30!

Help Needed

Are you available at lunchtime?

We are looking for Lunch Assistants and someone to cover the office for Mrs.Whitfield 3 days a week. Please spread the word!

Thank you