Leadership Recognition

“Leadership in the OCDSB is the demonstration of personal initiative to achieve a positive outcome.”

As representatives of the student population, our School Leadership Team provides input for our school‐wide events and fundraisingfor the community. Our students also show leadership in sports, as they participate in many Board events. In addition to informal recognition on a regular basis, we also acknowledge their contributions in our classrooms, school announcements, lunch musicprogram, newsletters, assemblies, principal’s report to School Council, lunch monitors and end‐of‐year Grade 6 ceremonies. As well,we recognize student leadership by incorporating their suggestions into our planning.
Our staff members have a wealth of professional qualifications including Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education, as well as additional qualifications in Special Education, French as a Second Language, English as a Second Language, Music, Visual Arts,Guidance, and Computers in Education. They have actively participated in numerous Board‐wide professional development activities in literacy and numeracy, assessment and evaluation and we recognize their initiative by providing and supporting opportunities for further professional growth. We also recognize formal and informal staff leadership via personal interactions with one another, letters of thanks, school announcements, school newsletters, assemblies, performance appraisals, and our principal’s report to School Council.
Last year, our volunteers contributed hundreds of hours of support for the benefit of students in our school. Our dedicated School Council meets monthly and contributes to support School presentations, sports equipment, buses to go on field trips, Grade 6 end of the year event, our school newspaper and playground renewal. As invaluable partners, we thank our parents, guardians, communitymembers, and volunteers on an on‐going basis, and look for opportunities to acknowledge them such as school announcements, ourprincipal’s report to School Council, school newsletters, and our annual volunteer appreciation event.
We are very fortunate to have a supportive community. Throughout the year a variety of community groups have come forth to enrichthe lives of our students. Volunteers from the National Art Gallery, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and Association of African Violets help to strengthen our learning environment. Many local businesses support our school’senvironmental and fundraising initiatives. We always recognize our valued community partners through our school announcements, newsletters, principal’s report to School Council and thank you cards. Our School Council presently meets on the last Tuesday of themonth at 5:30 in our staffroom (pizza for parents and students is served at 5:30; our meeting begins at 6:00 and the children aretreated to a movie; our meeting ends at 7:30 ‐ coinciding with the end of the movie!).
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