Our student population is inspired every day to take on leadership roles, both formal and informal, within our school community. Raising funds for established organizations such as The Terry Fox Foundation and local food banks are a public and commendable way to demonstrate leadership. We equally value and celebrate less public contributions such as giving up a turn in gym class to make a friend feel better or sharing part of lunch with someone who ‘forgot’ theirs. Our students demonstrate community leadership as Peace Keepers, Lunch and Kindergarten monitors, office helpers and bus helpers. In addition to informal recognition on a regular basis, we also acknowledge all these contributions in our classrooms, school announcements, website, assemblies, our Principal’s report to the School Council, Character Education assemblies and year-end ceremonies. Thanks to the dedication of school staff, our hard working student athletes have had the opportunity to excel in O.C.D.S.B. sports events, particularly in Cross Country and Track and Field meets.
Glen Ogilvie staff members have a wealth of professional qualifications including Bachelors and Masters’ degrees in Arts and in Education, Counseling, Languages, Physical Education and Sciences, as well as additional qualifications in Special Education, English as a Second Language, Music, Visual Arts, Guidance and Computers in Education. They actively participate in numerous Board-wide professional development activities in literacy and numeracy. We recognize and acknowledge their initiative by providing and supporting opportunities for further professional growth. Staff leadership recognition is shared in many ways: letters of thanks; certificates; personal conversations; school announcements; assemblies; performance appraisals; and the Principal’s report to our School Council.
Volunteer involvement and participation in our school is much appreciated and welcomed by all staff. Spending valuable time assisting us with everything from milk and lunch programs to raising funds for a new play structure or Smart Board technology in the classrooms are examples of the strong connection between home and school that our community counts on. Our dedicated School Council meets regularly and contributes financially to school, board, ministry, and community initiatives. As valuable partners in education, we thank our parents, guardians and volunteers on an on-going basis, and look for opportunities to acknowledge them in school announcements, our Principal’s report to School Council, and our annual volunteer appreciation event.
Community partners are actively involved in maintaining a strong connection between the school and the larger community. From class visits by CHEO nursing staff, to school presentations by HYDRO ONE, to safety presentations by our School Resource Officer, to field trips to local museums, to a nature walk on local pathways, Glen Ogilvie students benefit from what the world has to offer young citizens of the nation’s capital. These community opportunities are recognized through announcements, newsletters, Principal’s report to School Council, and thank you cards.