The staff at OLA is committed to enabling all students to reach their potential and to succeed. We understand that every student is unique and each must have opportunities to achieve success according to his or her own interests, abilities, and goals. The Ministry of Education has defined high expectations and standards for graduation, while introducing a range of options that allow students to learn ... Continue reading "Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting"
A poppy is a symbol of peace and remembrance. On Friday, November 9th our Gr. 6 and 5/6 classes will lead our school in a Peace Chain at 10:45 a.m. All staff and students will line the hallways of our school to form a peace chain and we will honour veterans who have given their lives as well as those who continue to work towards ... Continue reading "Remembrance Day"
The students demonstrated wonderful school spirit by participating in our fundraiser. The fundraiser is now over. Families that have not yet returned their money or unsold chocolates are asked to do so on Tuesday, October 23. Tuesday morning will be the last day that we will be having a daily draw for prizes. All students will be rewarded with a Hallowe’en Spook-a-thon on October 31st. ... Continue reading "Hallowe’en Spook-a-thon"
Congratulations to the OLA All Stars Cross Country team on winning first place standings at the Meet on October 11th at Bruce’s Mill. Congratulations also to the Grade 5 and Grade 7 students for winning the grade pennant. Congratulations to your athletes who displayed perseverance, strength, and overall good sportsmanship in their respective races. They should be proud of their efforts and those of their ... Continue reading "Cross Country Champions"
Hello O.L.A. Community! Our Eco Club is up and running once again this year! The Ontario Eco Schools Program is an environmental education program that incorporates environmental education with environmentally-responsible actions. We were awarded Platinum Certification in June 2018, the highest level, and we look forward to maintaining this standing. We have several students in grades 4-8 that have joined the environmental club to help ... Continue reading "A Message from the OLA Platinum Certified ECO Club"
Get the flu shot as early as possible
The first and best step to preventing the flu (or influenza), is to get the flu shot every year. The flu spreads quickly and easily from an infected person to others and anyone can get it. Getting the flu shot can protect you, your family and those around you.
You may have heard the terms Active Travel, Active School Travel, Active Transportation or Sustainable Transportation before. What do these terms mean?
Active School Travel is the use of any form of human-powered travel, such as walking or wheeling (including cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, or using a wheelchair) to get to and from school or to the ... Continue reading "Active School Travel. Move more, move better."
Health & Physical Education: Start the new school year with healthy habits