Leadership Recognition

“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:

• 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.

• The Link Crew consists of a dynamic group of grade 11 and 12 students who assist our grade 9s with the transition to high school. Link Leaders plan and run activities throughout the school year.

• Many of our clubs are student-driven. The Green Team and the H.O.P.E. club run various initiatives throughout the year to help improve our local community and our world.


Mr. Anderson Awarded 2017 OLA Administrator of the Year Award

Mr. Colin Anderson [former principal of South Carleton] has been named the 2017 recipient of the Ontario Library Association's Administrator of the Year Award, for his part in the incredible transformation of South Carleton's Library into a vibrant Learning Commons. - Shelina Alibhai, School Council Chair.

Colin's willingness to tackle difficult projects and assignments, coupled with his persistent determination are a true testament of his character. Upon his transfer to South Carleton, Colin identified the need for students to have a common, safe, and inclusive area where they could work, collaborate, express their creativity, and be innovative. He put together a team that sought input from parent council, students, the trustee and teachers. Because of his understanding of students' needs and a willingness to listen to stakeholders, as well as to delegate responsibility, resources were allocated to redefine an underutilized Library into a Learning Commons.

Colin was a tireless advocate for change from South Carleton's traditional Library into a vibrant Learning Commons that has served as a model for other schools in our District. This space, bright and welcoming with a "cafe" type feel upon entry, is now a thriving hub of student and teacher activity. - Brett Reynolds, Superintendent of Instruction, Ottawa Carleton District School Board.


Photos of the Learning Commons:

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Dale Parks, Chief Custodian, Recipient of the 2017 Director's Citation Award

daleOur Chief Custodian, Dale Parks, was one of the 2017 recipients of the Director's Citation Award. This award ..."recognizes outstanding and significant staff contributions to the District and its students, over an extended period of time, showing a level of imagination, enthusiasm, and professionalism that constitutes a worthy model for others." Dale has consistently demonstrated outstanding professionalism, imagination, and enthusiasm. His incredible work ethic, 'can do' attitude, and sense of humour are an inspiration to everyone at South Carleton. More information...

Other Examples of Leadership at South Carleton

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.


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. 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.

South Carleton students regularly enter the Royal Canadian Legion's annual Remembrance Day contests. Many of our students have done very well, often advancing beyond the local level.

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