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Message from Derek Poon, head, Intermediate Division

derek poonMonday, Nov. 3: Principal’s assembly; Laidlaw Hall; 8:30 a.m.; Bill Glied (Holocaust survivor); Year 1 football Blue and White game 3 p.m.; oval
Friday, Nov. 7 – Monday, Nov. 10: no classes; November long weekend
Tuesday, Nov. 11: Principal’s assembly; Laidlaw Hall; 8:30 a.m.; Remembrance Day assembly; First dress required.

The fall sports teams for iDiv boys have completed their seasons and I wish to congratulate the athletes and coaches on the efforts. The results matter less than the quality of their experiences. I can say with confidence that they had memorable moments from all vantage points. Tryouts for winter sports teams will begin the week after the November long weekend and boys interested in making a team must find out the necessary details and communicate with coaches as appropriate. Good luck to all tryout candidates.

Regular Dress: The November long weekend marks the end of warm weather dress and the beginning of regular dress. (Some boys call this regular school dress or winter dress.) The following is the description of regular dress in the Upper School Family Handbook, pp. 139.

Students are required to wear the following at all times during the school day from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. during classes, assembly, house meetings, advisory meetings and appointments, examinations and while in the corridors and other public areas of the College:

– A conservative colour dress shirt or stripe with a UCC tie.
– A sports jacket, blue-crested blazer, blue crested College sweater or UCC blue-fleece top
– Grey dress pants (not cotton) worn with a dark-coloured belt.
– Dark socks (blue, grey, black)
– Polished leather shoes.

First Dress: Also known as number 1 dress is a requirement on every first day of the week from the November long weekend until the start of warm weather dress in May. It honours the principal’s assembly on these days and are also required on special days throughout the school year. The following is the description of first dress in the Upper School Family Handbook, pp. 140.

– Blue blazer with the UCC crest
– Conservative white or solid light blue dress shirt
– Grey flannels
– College or house tie
– Dark socks and polished leather shoes

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