Clubs and Associations

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Associations

BAA

Heads: Ryan, Jon
Where: Monthly, @ TBD
Social Media: @nss.baa.gaa on Instagram
Run boys athletics and represent them in all sports.

BlackNSS

Heads: Bianca
Where: Weekly, Wednesday @ 16:00
Social Media: @blacknss_ on Instagram
Support BIPOC students, discuss racial issues, and advocate for equity.

Buddies

Heads: Zaid, Haleh, Conor, Sara
Where: Prior to Buddy Events
Social Media: @northernbuddyprogram on Instagram
Welcome new students and help bridge the gap between students and the community.

Debate

Heads: Darina, Natalie
Where: Weekly, Thursdays @ 15:30
Social Media: @northern_debating on Instagram
Participate in debate competitions and hold debate practices.

DECA

Heads: Jonathan
Where: Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 15:30 (typically)
Social Media: @northern_deca on Instagram
To participate, compete, and train members for the International Business Competition.

Drama Association

Heads: Ace, Noah
Where: Monthly, Last Wednesday
Social Media: @nss.drama.2020 on Instagram
Providing Northern with the joys of theatres.

Fashion Show

Heads: Andrew, Aidan, Ally, Mya
Where: Varies
Social Media: @northernfashionshow2020 on Instagram
Let students show their talents, and foster connections with friends while raising money for United Way.

Feminist Association

Heads: Emma, Adi, Eden
Where: Biweekly, Thursdays at 15:20
Social Media: @femnss on Instagram
Safe space to discuss all things intersectionality and feminism.

GAA

Heads: Maddie
Where: TBD
Social Media: @nss.baa.gaa on Instagram
Run intramurals, organize athletic assemblies, score keep and represent girls athletics.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

Heads: Taylor
Where: Weekly, Mondays 15:30
Social Media: @gsanorthern on Instagram
To provide a safe space for LGBT+ students, and to plan periodic education and awareness events.

L2L Peer Tutoring

Heads: Sibyl
Where: Varies
Social Media: NSS Peer Tutors 2020/21 on Facebook
To help students with homework, and catch up with school.

MESA

Heads: Mia
Where: Biweekly, Mondays @ 15:30
Social Media: @northernmesa on Instagram
To encourage discussion of math, science, and engineering, in a fun and exciting way.

Music Council

Heads: Micol, Matthew, Russell
Where: Varies
Social Media: @nssmusic on Instagram, NSS Music on Facebook
To promote involvement in music by hosting concerts, workshops, and other events.

NEMO

Heads: Bridget, Yosaf
Where: Biweekly, Thursdays @ 15:30
Social Media: @nss_nemo on Instagram, NEMO General Members 2020-2021 on Facebook
To spread awareness about environmental issues.

NSS Air

Heads: Micol
Where: Daily, 10:00
Social Media: @nss.air on Instagram
To start each school day with daily routines and communicate all announcements.

NSS Pals

Heads: Serena
Where: Weekly, Mondays @ 15:30
NSS Pals are a group of mentors for ELL students at Northern, as well as student ambassadors striving to make our school a welcoming and inclusive place for people of all nationalities and cultures.

Pay it Forward

Heads: Sierra
Where: Biweekly, Thursdays 13:15
Social Media: @nss.payitforward on Instagram, NSS Pay it Forward 2020/2021 on Facebook
Pay it Forward aims to contribute to charitable organizations in our community in any way that we can through events and

Smartrisk

Heads: Maria, Laura, Monica
Where: TBD
Social Media: @northernsmartrisk on Instagram
To raise awareness about the safety of teenagers and safely taking risks.

Stage Crew

Heads: Mila, William
Where: TBD
Social Media: Hidden due to privacy issues
To run the technological aspects of school events.

Social Justice

Head: Swetha, Bianca
Where: Biweekly, Tuesdays @ 15:30
Social Media: @nss.socialjustice on Instagram
To discuss and raise awareness about social issues and injustices in our world.

The Epigram

Heads: Juliette, Athena, Ben
Where: Biweekly, Tuesdays @ 15:30
Social Media: @nssepigram on Instagram
To provide students a platform to voice their opinions, share their writing, and keep the community informed.

United Way

Heads: Bridget, Will, Sierra
Where: Weekly, Mondays @ 15:30
Social Media: @nssunitedway on Instagram
To raise money for the United Way organisation.

WellNSS

Heads: Sasha
Where: Weekly, Tuesdays 15:30
Social Media: @northernwellnss on Instagram
To fight stigma against mental health and well-being and working to make Mental health resources available and accessible

Yearbook

Heads: Ryan, Finesse, Vivian
Where: Weekly, Wednesdays @ 15:30
Social Media: @northern.yearbook on Instagram
To create Northern’s yearbook.

Clubs

Acapella Club

Heads: Sydeny
Where: Weekly, Fridays 15:30~16:00
Social Media: Northern’s Acapella Club 2020-2021 on Facebook, @nss.acapella on Instagram
To foster collaboration between students who love to sing, and to sing a cappella music.

Art Club

Heads: Mia, Charlotte, Sabrina
Where: Biweekly, Fridays 15:30
Social Media: @nss.artclub on Instagram
To promote arts, crafts, and creativity at Northern

Baseball Club

Heads: Jesse
Where: Weekly, Mondays 13:00
Social Media: @nssbaseballclub on Instagram
To talk about baseball and recap what is happening in the MLB and having conversations about what we think will happen in the future (ie. free agent signings, world series winner). The simple answer is basically just talking baseball.

CURE

Heads: Yosaf, Tina
Where: Biweekly, Tuesdays @ 13:00
Social Media: @northern_cure on Instagram
To raise awareness and money for all types of cancers and Canadian Cancer Society

Chess Club

Heads: Graydon
Where: Weekly, Mondays @ 15:30
Social Media: @nss.chessclub on Instagram
To gather chess players and aspiring chess players at Northern to play chess.

Duke of Ebinburgh

Heads: Sierra
Where: Monthly, First Friday of the month @ 15:30
Social Media: NSS Duke of Ed on Facebook
A space for all students interested in or currently participating in the award program to discuss their experiences, ask questions and make new friends and recognize students’ amazing accomplishments.

Entrepreneur Club

Heads: Marta, Anthony
Where: Weekly, Wednesdays 15:30
Social Media: @nss.entrepreneurs on Instagram
Support students who wish to become future entrepreneurs! We discuss marketing techniques, how to start a business. Our club focuses on creating a community of future entrepreneurs!

Envirothon

Heads: Lauren
Where: Biweekly, Monday
Social Media: Northern Envirothon on Facebook
The purpose of Envirothon is to prepare students for the Envirothon competition while learning about the environment and creating solutions for the current environmental issues.

Ethics Bowl

Heads: Catherine
Where: Weekly Mondays or Tuesdays @ 15:30~17:00
Social Media: @nss.ethics on Instagram
Examines contemporary issues in philosophy, cultural society and seeks to present positions, develop common ground and develop a path forward through mediation and compromise in a competitive forum culminating in regional, provincial and finally, a national championship.

Film Club

Heads: Hannah, Avery
Where: Weekly, Thursdays @ 15:30
To watch, discuss, enjoy and appreciate the art of cinema and meet others with similar interests.

French Club

Heads: Micol
Where: Weekly, Thursdays @ 15:30
Social Media: @nss.frenchclub
To learn about the French language and culture

Garden Club

Heads: Sammi
Where: Weekly, Tuesdays @ 15:30
Social Media: @nssgardenproject on Instagram
Manages the garden beds outside of the school and donating all harvested products to local food banks.

HOSA

Heads: Jonathan
Participate in the international medical competition, HOSA. We prepare and train members to take part in various competitions related to medical knowledge and practice.

Girls Reaching Out

Heads: Veda
Where: Biweekly, Wednesdays @ 13:00
Social Media: @gro.nss on Instagram
Created by girls, GRO is a safe space to discuss girls mental health and other struggles girls face that people wish to share. Each meeting has a different topic and is discussion based. Goals are to better mental health and fundraise for mental health initiatives.

Investment Club

Heads: Scott
Where: Weekly, Wednesday @ 15:30
Social Media: NSS Investment Club 2020/2021 on Facebook
To have fun trading, and to learn about securities.

Latin Club

Heads: Katrina
Where: Weekly, Mondays @ 15:30
Social Media: @nss.latinclub on Instagram
Make education about ancient Roman culture and the Latin language more accessible to the general student body, and raise interest in the Latin course at Northern.

Law Society

Heads: Finesse, Lauren
Where: Weekly, Fridays @ 15:30
Social Media: @northernmocktrial on Instagram
Law Society (formerly Mock Trial) trains students to participate in a mock trial tournament run by the Ontario Bar Association. Work on a hypothetical case and act as lawyers and witnesses.

Model UN

Heads: Micol
Where: Weekly, Tuesdays, 15:25
Social Media: @northernmun on Instagram
Model UN is a place for students to practice public speaking, debate, problem-solve and discuss world issues at meetings and at numerous yearly conferences.

NSS Anime Club

Heads: Carolina, Josephine, Victoria
Where: Mondays 15:30
Social Media: @nss.animeclub on Instagram
Connecting with those who enjoy anime. We watch an episode every week, then discuss various aspects of a series/ episode. We plan to play anime-related kahoot games in the future as well.

NSS Pet Rescue

Heads: Sophie, Gemma
Where: Biweekly, Tuesdays 15:30
Social Media: @nss.pet.rescue
To raise awareness and donations for stray pets in the GTA.

Literacy Club

Heads: Charlotte, Ema
Where: Fridays & Mondays 15:30
Social Media: Hidden due to privacy issues
A safe place for fellow young readers and writers to create, share their work and voice their opinions.

Operation Smile

Heads: Joyce
Where: Friday @ 15:30
Social Media: @nss.operationsmile on Instagram
To fundraise money for Operation Smile, which seeks to give free surgeries to children and young adults with cleft problems in third world countries.

Unicornucopia

Heads: Finesse, Kennedy
Where: Weekly, Fridays 13:15
Social Media: @northern_unicornucopia on Instagram
A safe place to share passions with peers through slideshows, discussions, puns or other forms of communication. Students take turns sharing their interests and hold conversations about them afterwards.

Spanish Club

Heads: Sara, Juliana
Where: Biweekly, Thursdays @ 16:00
Social Media: @nss.spanishclub on Instagram
To celebrate hispanic culture at Northern. A safe space for students to learn and improve their Spanish skills at any level and help spark interest in taking a Spanish course.

4 thoughts on “Clubs and Associations”

  1. { went to Northern from 1959 t0 1963.I have a lot of great memories. I was wondering if there still is a rifle club? In those years we had to take part being part of army cadets and all the male classes had one big day when all the classes went out on the field to be paraded in front of high ranking soldiers from the army. Great school.

    1. I believe we don’t have a rifle club now, and I am delighted to hear that you have great memories from Northern.

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