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Principal's Message

colin Principal's Message











August 2017

Another year is fast upon us and our school continues to be a great place for kids to learn! We continue to improve our programs and spaces, and to focus on student involvement and healthy activities.

Last year saw award winning changes to our Learning Commons where the much more open and inviting space with comfortable, accessible, and collaborative student work spaces were a huge hit with our kids.

This summer we have had an almost complete locker replacement with all the creaky, tired, and continually repainted old lockers that gave our halls “character” replaced with brand new ones. But don’t worry - we know how much our kids (and staff!) appreciated the colour-coding that the old lockers gave our hallways so we will maintain that feel and navigational aid by painting the walls in each hall!

A major renovation of the air-handling system in the dance studios should be complete this September with not only better airflow and higher ceilings but also some much coveted air conditioning!

We continue to add new programs to match our student interest, with new tech and personal fitness courses added at grade 9 and a Yoga course added for our grade 11 and 12s.

On the student involvement front our Student Council continues to grow and add student spirit activities such as Fun Fridays and last spring’s very successful Oscars. Last June saw us hold another very successful school sanctioned Prom, and with its success we are already busy planning the 2018 Prom event to support our grads. Our many clubs, teams, and activities give all our students a chance to engage with their school and community and students are encouraged to find their passion and get involved!

I look forward to welcoming our new grade nine students on Thursday, August 31st at the Grade 9 BBQ, and seeing all our students again on Tuesday, September 5th for the first day of the new school year.

As always, if there are questions or concerns don’t hesitate to email or call me.

Colin Anderson, Principal

colin.anderson@ocdsb.ca

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