Heads Up

Welcome to Heads Up, your one-stop source for news about your son’s upcoming activities and events.

Message from Derek Poon, Head, Intermediate Division

derekUpcoming Intermediate Division dates:

Friday, Jan. 19: Blue and white casual dress day; Winterfest
Monday, Jan. 22: First dress; period one starts at 8:30 a.m.; principal’s assembly at 9:55 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 23: Afternoon focus, classes dismissed at 1:10 p.m. for all-faculty professional development
Tuesday, Jan. 23: Course information evening for parents of boys in Year 8 entering Year 9, 7 to 9 p.m., student centre
Friday, Jan. 26: Casual dress day in honour of your heritage

Tomorrow is Winterfest, the winter version of Association Day. Just about every school team will host a home game, so please check with your son for game details and start times. The schedule is also available on the Goblues.ca website. The highlight games are varsity basketball at 4 p.m. and varsity hockey at 6:30 p.m. Fans will be fueled by food trucks and “Go Blues” energy. If you can make it, come out and support the players and coaches.

Report cards are scheduled to be emailed to parents during the week of Monday, Jan. 22.

The course information evening for the parents of boys currently in Year 8 entering Year 9 is on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the student centre. This is primarily for parents and Year 8 boys aren’t required to attend.

There are some major events this term. Please read Heads Up for details and updates as each of these events approach:

Thursday, Feb. 1 and Friday, Feb. 2: Student-led conferences. Please see another article in Heads Up for information on how to book appointments.
Tuesday, Feb. 6: Year 8 boys will participate in a full-day workshop at Branksome Hall called Collaboration Day. Year 9 boys will attend the World Affairs Conference at UCC. Details on these programs will be communicated soon.
Tuesday, March 6: Walk for Homeless Youth for Year 8 boys only.

Thanks for reading.