Our School

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We would like to acknowledge that our schools are on unceded Algonquin Territory, and thank the Algonquin Nation for hosting us on their land.

Our School

Glen Ogilvie staff, students, and parents work together to create a positive environment of mutual respect and cooperation. The school fosters a disciplined, caring climate where students are inspired to learn, and encouraged to embrace the responsibilities of good citizenship and leadership, through “A Community of Character.” Individual interests, talents, and skills are celebrated alongside our focus on literacy, numeracy, and the value of life-long learning. At Glen Ogilvie we know that the future starts today, in our classrooms, hallways, library, gyms, and on our yard, with each and every child.

Glen Ogilvie Public School is located in the established residential community of Blackburn Hamlet, nestled between Old Innes Road and the Parkway at Bearbrook. There is a thriving bilingual atmosphere in the community. Parks and parkland are abundant in the neighborhood, and a variety of sporting, recreational, artistic, and educational activities for all age groups are offered locally.

Our Students

We believe that every student should have an opportunity to develop socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually in an environment which fosters a positive self-concept and develops the skills to be readers and writers, to be mathematically literate, and to be critical thinkers.

Here are some quotes from our students:

  • “The teacher knows how to help me do my best.”
  • “Teachers at Glen Ogilvie are very smart and nice and we do lots of fun and exciting things.”
  • “My teacher smiles a lot and always talks to me.”

Our Staff

Glen Ogilvie P.S. currently has a total of 35 full and part time teaching staff, 2 full-time Educational Assistants, 1 half-time Educational Assistant, 1 half-time Library Technician, 1 full- time Office Administrator and 1 half-time Office Assistant, 1 Chief Custodian and 2 evening Custodians, a half time teaching Vice Principal, and a Principal.

Our Community

Volunteers are welcome partners in our school community, and their contributions directly support curriculum initiatives, including field trips and sports events as well as adding the personal touch to our cultural and school spirit events. Our milk, lunch, and nutritious snack programs are appreciated and eagerly anticipated by students and parents. The City of Ottawa offers a Before and After school program on site for school-age children grades 1 through 5, and Children’s Universe Day Care has an on-site program for kindergarten through grade 5. The Glen Ogilvie School Council is committed to maintaining a strong relationship between home, school, and the wider community served by the school, and to help each student develop to his or her full potential. The School Council works closely with staff to promote a positive school climate, encourage school spirit, to support curriculum initiatives, and to organize fundraising events.

Mission Statement

Glen Ogilvie is a community of learners committed to providing a safe and respectful environment. We strive to foster responsibility in our students. Each child is given the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and values needed to be a self-directed and life-long learner.

Facilities and Resources

We have an exceptional playing field, including two baseball diamonds, a large field area, two play structures, ample pavement with several tri-coloured basketball hoops, a basketball court area, and benches.

The interior facility includes:

  • Large double gymnasium with stage.
  • Well-equipped computer lab with Internet access.
  • Laptop cart available for in-class student use.
  • Bilingual Library/Resource centre.
  • Several Teacher Resource areas, including a Literacy Room.

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

Glen Ogilvie Public School offers the following programs:

JK/SK combined to make up our bilingual Kindergarten program.

Grade 1 to Grade 5 – Core French is offered to students 20 minutes per day, and students in grades 1 through 5 have 40 minutes daily of Core French.

Classroom Organization

Glen Ogilvie Public School is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 dual-track school (English and Early French Immersion). Both programs combined consist of the following:

  • 4 JK/SK bilingual programs 
  • 2 Grade 1 classes
  • 2 Grade 1 / 2 class
  • 3 Grade 2 classes
  • 4 Grade 3 classes
  • 1 Grade 3/4 class
  • 1 Grade 4 class
  • 1 Grade 4/5 class
  • 2 Grade 5 classes

Special Education and ESL Programs

We have one LST (Learning Support Teacher) and two part time LRTs (Learning Resource Teacher). Our two full-time Educational Assistants work in tandem with homeroom teachers to address the special academic and behavioral needs of our students. A half-time English as a Second Language Teacher works directly with staff and students to support our ESL learners. As well, we have a Primary Language Learning Disability system class.

Clubs and Activities

  • Cross-Country/Track and Field/Running Club, Soccer
  • Intramural sports (badminton, throw ball, basketball)
  • Skipping Club
  • Choir
  • PALS-Student Leadership
  • Peacekeepers
  • Student monitors
  • Chess Club
  • Eco Club / GREEN TEAM
  • Games Club
  • Theatrical/ Musical presentations
  • Peer Helpers
  • Family Reading Nights

Safe Schools Initiatives

The Glen Ogilvie Safe and Caring School Committee consults with staff and plans for school-wide or specific initiatives with the support of the Principal and School Council. Assemblies and special guest visits provide opportunities for staff to guide students to explore issues of personal safety while learning the responsibilities of good citizenship. Assemblies offer an opportunity to review safety and character keys through skits, presentations, and student interaction.

Our Code of Behavior encourages students to demonstrate a respectful and caring demeanor. We count on ongoing consultation with our School Resource Officer (Ottawa Police Services) to provide up to date information and guidance for students and families. Our Social Worker offers family guidance, individual student support, and contributes to our school team support of students and families in need. The Glen Ogilvie STAR student bulletin board recognizes individual and team student successes, academic excellence, school community spirit, student responsibility, and implementation of our Code of Behavior.

Both our Anaphylaxis Protocol and our Diabetic Protocol are examples of medical protocols that are clearly and fully established at Glen Ogilvie. We count on and appreciate support from the entire community as we strive to keep our school a safe place for all students.

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