“Leadership in the OCDSB is the demonstration of personal initiative to achieve a positive outcome.”
SCHS staff are committed to providing students with opportunities to develop their leadership skills throughout the year through various groups and events including the following:
• Our Kiwanis Key Club is our community student‐led club. Our Key Club strengthens our path of service to our school and community. Our motto is, “Caring…our way of life.”
• Students’ Council develops leaders with practical experiences and events that enhance the life of our school. Our mission is to build a positive school climate through the development of local and global awareness.
• The SCHS Leadership Camp consists of activities that promote team building, personal growth and fun. All students who attend have the opportunity to develop self‐awareness, organizational, leadership and decision making skill.
• Skills Canada distinguished Gold Medal and 1st overall in Technology was awarded to student David Jackson
Grade 10 Canadian History students complete an interactive and comprehensive unit on the Holocaust including the creation of reflective journals, a presentation by Holocaust survivors, and a trip to the Montreal Holocaust Museum. Eva Olssen, a Holocaust survivor, has been a guest speaker at SC for the past four years, providing an insightful message to our students.
Senior biology and geography students have the opportunity to attend a marine field trip to the Huntsman Marine Centre in St. Andrew’s, New Brunswick.
Mathematics, science and language teachers have linked with our feeder school teachers to focus on student achievement curriculum alignment, assessment and evaluation and student transition to high school.
Our inspiring staff participate actively in on‐going professional development that supports student learning. Balanced literacy, assessment and evaluation, analyzing student achievement data, and the integration of character education into the curriculum and school life are just some of the examples of regular professional development for our teachers.
Staff and students of South Carleton have presented to OCDSB staff and at the EOSDN Conference highlighting the Character Education program at South Carleton.
South Carleton staff present to the Ministry of Education on Specialist High Schools Major programs
School Council continues to support and encourage activities at South Carleton while providing the principal with meaningful and valued input. Parents are kept up‐to‐date through monthly meetings where ongoing communication is transparent and our Learning Community works collaboratively to ensure that the learning environment is positive, safe and enjoyable, which enhances school improvement and student learning. The meetings are open and all are invited to attend.
In partnership with various house builders, students enrolled in our House Building have the opportunity to develop skills in the construction trade such as framing, wiring, insulation, drywall and flooring while building a home in an established development. Students enrolled in this Focus Program earn credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. We would like to thank Tamarack Homes for their continued support of our House Building program. Many members within the community have provided opportunities for our students to work on various individual projects around the neighbourhood. We appreciate the trust you hold in our youth and their teachers.