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Leadership Recogintion

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

Students

Our students participated in school-wide events and fundraising for the community; for example, they were able to contribute several boxes to the Shepherd Of Good Hope, gain points for the school through our Jump Rope for Heart, and get a money to buy sports equipment , participate in the Terry Fox Run and collect funds for cancer. They also raised substantial amounts of money for UNICEF. Our student also showed leadership by participating and winning the Spring Cleaning the Capital school prize (2005), and continues to participate in this Spring/Fall activity. With the help and supervision of our chief custodian, and one of our teachers, some of our grade four students are involved in various activities (e.g., recycling program, composting), and enjoy supporting the school. In addition to informal recognition on a regular basis, we also acknowledge their contributions in our classrooms, school announcements, newsletters, assemblies, and our principal’s report to school council. Ontario Principals Council Award is given out in June to two grade 4 students to recognize their leadership skills.

Staff

Our staff members have a wealth of professional qualifications including Bachelors and Masters degrees in Arts, Dance, Music, Psychology, Sociology as well as additional qualifications in Special Education, English as a Second Language, French as a Second Language, Visual Arts, Guidance, and Computers in Education. They have actively participated in numerous Board-wide professional development activities in literacy and numeracy, and we recognize their initiative by providing and supporting opportunities for further professional growth. We also recognize 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.

Parents/Guardians/Volunteers

Last year, our volunteers contributed an average of one to two hours per week of support for the benefit of students in our school plus special activities. Our dedicated school council meets monthly and contributes money to support the purchases of fiction and non-fiction books for the library and Resource Rooms. The school council also supports our end of the year field trip by paying for the buses. As invaluable partners, we thank our parents, guardians and volunteers on an on-going basis, and look for opportunities to acknowledge them such as school announcements, our principal’s report to school council, school newsletters, and our annual volunteer appreciation event.

Community

Ottawa 67’s Adopt A School – this year we were fortunate to have been adopted by Dr. Hector McDonald. Thanks to his contribution, many of our students will be able to attend the Ottawa 67’s games throughout their season. We recognize our community partners through our school announcements, school newsletters, school web site, principal’s report to school council, and thank you cards. We also invite them to events, awards ceremonies, and the Grade 4 Farewell ceremony.

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