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Message from Derek Poon, Head, Intermediate Division

derek poonUpcoming Intermediate Division dates:

Friday, Oct. 6: Afternoon focus schedule, classes dismissed at 1:10 p.m. for Thanksgiving long weekend, Orange Shirt Day in recognition of Aboriginal residential school survivors
Monday, Oct 9: Thanksgiving Day, no classes
Tuesday, Oct. 10: Warm weather dress continues; period one starts at 8:30 a.m.; assembly at 10:05 a.m., Laidlaw Hall; Community Service Fair at lunch in student centre
Friday, Oct. 13:  “Blue and White Day,” casual dress, Battle of the Blues, 7 p.m., Varsity Stadium

Downloads available:
Y8 and Y9 Parent Information Evening September 28, 2017
MYP Year 8 Parent Evening slides
Josh Golden speech Y8 Y9 Parents Info Evening Sep 2017

If you weren’t able to join us at last week’s Year 8 and Year 9 parent information evening, materials from the PowerPoint presentations are in the downloads above. Also available is a copy of the speech made by Year 12 boy Josh Golden, who shared a bit of his learning journey from his Intermediate Division days to today.

Warm weather dress continues to be an option for boys until the start of the November long weekend. However, as temperatures begin to drop, boys are reminded that hoodies of any sort aren’t acceptable within our stated dress code. Boys may wear regular dress at any time and for additional warmth may only wear approved three-quarter zipped fleece or a school blazer. First dress will be required on the first day of every week immediately after the November long weekend and on special days which will be communicated. For details, please refer to pages 100 to 104 of the Upper School Family Handbook, which is accessible on our website.

The Battle of the Blues is now established as our version of Friday Night Lights. Our own UCC Blues clash with the St. Michael’s College School Kerry Blues to see who triumphs. UCC is looking to avenge the Association Day loss, and noisy and supportive fans could make the difference. So come on out in blue and white, maybe get your face painted, and yell “Go Blues!” as often as you can. The players and coaches will most certainly appreciate it.

The Thanksgiving long weekend gives us all a chance to catch our collective breaths. It’s been another fantastic UCC-type start with plenty of buzz inside and outside of classrooms. The Thanksgiving weekend can mean different things to different folks, but common to all is a bit of a reprieve from our routines. Whatever you do this weekend, I hope it brings you some joy and relaxation.

Thanks for reading.

Calendar

Legend

Blue: Whole School
Yellow: Upper School
Red: Prep School

 


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