Heads Up

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

Message from Derek Poon, Intermediate Division Head

derekUpcoming Intermediate Division dates:

Monday, Feb. 26: First dress; period one starts at 8:30 a.m.; Black History Month-themed principal’s assembly starts at 9:55 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 27: Special schedule for Waterloo Math Contest; period one begins at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 28: Causal dress, Pink Shirt Day

The Walk for Homeless Youth for Year 8 students will take place on Tuesday, March 6 for the entire school day. This is an annual service learning event that helps our boys better understand and temporarily experience the challenges of life on the street for youth in Toronto. Parents of Year 8 boys are reminded to return signed permission and waiver forms through their sons or online. Extra copies are available in the accompanying article on the Walk for Homeless Youth.

The Year 8 Norval trip is scheduled for the week of Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27. There will be communication outlining the week, activities, paperwork, waivers and other important matters in preparation for this outdoor adventure. This is a mandatory component in Year 8, so please mark your calendars. Look for more information in future editions of Heads Up. Please contact Norval Outdoor School director Bill Elgie or me if you have any questions.

Winter sports teams enter the final week of their seasons as they compete for playoff spots in their quests for championships. Please come out and support the players and their coaches who’ve invested much time and energy into their athletic passions. Go Blues!

College holidays, as noted in the Upper School calendar, are generous. Please be sure your travel plans for all school breaks honour scheduled class time and exams when applicable. Classes end on Thursday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 9 is a professional development day for faculty and staff members and there will be no classes. Classes resume on Monday, March 27 at 8:30 a.m.

Locker clean-out (both book and house lockers) is an important and mandatory task for all students at the end of each term. Boys are required to remove all possessions from their lockers and take home all belongings. Lockers not cleaned out by March 8 at 4 p.m. will be emptied by housekeeping staff and the College won’t be responsible for their contents. Having empty lockers allows housekeeping to clean and sanitize all lockers. This is a health and safety requirement. Please remind your sons to do as asked.

Thanks for reading.