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Association Day: Key info for Prep families

On October 5th, our community comes together to celebrate our 40th Association Day and we hope you will join in the festivities.  

To help you get the most out of this wonderful day we have included some important A-Day notes and highlights for Prep families:

  • Prep students should wear their House colours
  • The new parents breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Prep’s Weston Hall
  • The Prep Café opens at 8 a.m. and is located on the north side of the Eaton Building
  • Guided tours of the Prep Design Labs (meet in the Bitove lounge) and Learning Garden (meet in the Garden) begin at 8:30 a.m. 
  • Parade up the Avenue: Boys from the Prep traditionally lead the community in a parade up the Avenue to the A-Day opening ceremonies
    • Boys in SK to Year 4 will meet in their classrooms at 8:30 a.m.
    • For the Parade: Boys in Year 3 and 4 leave their classroom at 8:35 a.m. and meet the Year  5, 6 and 7 boys on the avenue in front of the arena at 8:45 a.m. 
  • Opening ceremonies at the clocktower commence at 8:55 a.m.
  • Soccerfest officially begins at 9:10 a.m. and is a longstanding and fun Prep tradition. All boys are encouraged to participate on their House team. For Soccerfest: 
    • Boys should wear their House colours to earn valuable colour house points
    • Boys in Years 4-7 should wear cleats and shin pads
    • SK – Year 2 boys will be led directly to their assigned fields to participate in Soccerfest at 8:55 a.m. 
    • Prep Soccerfest game locations  (map of field locations) are:
      • SK to Year 2 on Prep West
      • Year 3 and 4 on Prep East
      • Year 5, 6 and 7 on Lords Fields

Following Soccerfest, Boys in SK to Year 4 are to follow their form teacher back to their classrooms for prompt dismissal. Boys in Year 5 to 7 will be dismissed directly from Soccerfest to enjoy the rest of A-Day with their families.

Families are invited to cheer on the UCC Blues at any of the sporting events.  

Prep School A-Day athletic events are highlighted below:




9:10 a.m.  Prep Soccerfest  All fields (except Commons) 
11 a.m.  U12 volleyball vs. Crescent School  Prep Gym 
11 a.m.  U12A soccer vs. Crescent School  Lord’s East Field 
11 a.m.  U11A soccer vs. Crescent School  Lord’s West Field 
11 a.m.  U13B soccer vs. Hillfield Strathallan  Prep East Field 
11 a.m.  U13A soccer vs. Crescent School  Prep West Field 
12 p.m.  U14 (Grade 7) volleyball vs. Sterling Hall School  Prep Gym 

More information and a full A-Day schedule is available here