Summer and Preparing for the New School Year

We hope everyone has had a great start to their summer!

While students are in the early stages of enjoying summertime vacation, faculty just finished their work last week. However, summer is a very busy time on campus with more than 5,200 campers and summer program participants being involved in a variety of activities. Summer is also a very busy construction period at the school. In addition to continued major work on the new A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life, a number of other upgrades and renovations are being undertaken.

With a full summer ahead, it's hard to believe that September, and the start of school, is just a couple of months away. For those parents who are new to the Appleby College community, welcome to the summer edition of Appleby This Week (ATW). ATW is the school's main mode of correspondence with students, parents and host families and is the best way for you to stay informed about life at Appleby and upcoming events.

The summer edition of ATW is one of our most important as it contains information regarding the New Boarder Orientation program, details about the New Parent and Host Family Orientation, as well as information on Appleby's school uniform, summer English course reading, and documentation deadlines. New boarding students and parents are encouraged to take a moment to view a special video message included in this issue from Michael Moores, coordinator, orientation program and director, Senior School on what you can look forward to as a new Appleby boarder.

Please take a few minutes to review this edition. You can also expect to receive a similar follow-up issue in mid-August to remind you of the various upcoming events and activities. The first issue of ATW for the 2017-2018 school year will be distributed on Monday, September 4.

Have a wonderful relaxing summer, and we look forward to seeing you in September.

Innes van Nostrand, Principal &
Katrina Samson, Head of School

Current E-mail Addresses

Appleby This Week (ATW) is sent to all e-mail addresses the school has on file. If your contact information changes, or if you prefer to have ATW sent to a particular address, please e-mail Bioupdates.

Notices From School Directors

Please read the School Directors' notices from Kathleen Kirkpatrick, director of Middle School; Christopher Patterson, director of Upper School; and Michael Moores, director of Senior School.

Appleby Parent "Buddies"

All parents who are new to Appleby are assigned an Appleby parent "buddy" (who is a current Appleby parent) after they have completed the registration process. An excellent source of information, buddies keep in touch regarding important school dates and are there to help parents feel welcomed into the community. Parents new to the school should have been contacted by their new parent buddies by the end of June, or a few weeks after registration. If you have any questions, please contact Andy Jelinek, director, parent relations.

Orientation for New Parents of Long Distance Boarders - Tuesday, September 5

All host families and long distance parents new to the school with children entering boarding are invited to an orientation session on Tuesday, September 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event allows for new parents of long distance boarders to learn more about the residential life experience, guidance program and online resources. Included in the day will be a visit to the College Shop for an opportunity to purchase gym uniforms and supplies, and at 11:30 a.m., parents of long distance boarders are invited to a lunch at the Principal's Residence. For more details, please refer to the Orientation package which was e-mailed to all new families in mid-June, or contact Michael Moores, coordinator, orientation program.

New Parent Orientation Evening on Wednesday, September 6

There will be a New Parent Orientation Evening on Wednesday, September 6. All local and long distance parents new to the school are invited to attend. The evening will begin in the Schlesinger Dining Hall at 7:00 p.m., where attendees will have an opportunity to meet with their new parent "buddies", hear more about Appleby from the School Directors, and meet their child's advisor. At this time all new parents will be provided with a New Parent Package full of information, dates and contacts. The evening will conclude at 9:00 p.m. in the Schlesinger Dining Hall with refreshments and an opportunity to ask questions of members of our Senior Leadership Team. Please note that this event is for parents and does not include students.

Bus Routes for 2017-2018

Proposed bus routes/schedules for the 2017-2018 school year will be posted on the Transportation InfoSite by Friday, July 14. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Forsey, coordinator, transportation at

ACPA College Shop Seeking Volunteers for 2017-2018

The ACPA College Shop is currently seeking volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year. The commitment requires one shift every other week, from 11:20 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or Monday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. You will be part of a team of volunteers that staff the College Shop, the Tuck Shop, the Turnover Shop and Lost and Found. Choose any day, Monday to Friday, that works for you. No experience required. Please apply online.

Please note that all parent volunteers must obtain a police security clearance prior to volunteering. Click here for more information on how to obtain security clearance.

Parent/Guardian Volunteer Opportunities

Come and meet parents and guardians while volunteering at the school. A wide variety of opportunities exist throughout the school year from weekly to occasionally. Details for the new school year will be included in the updated Volunteer Handbook which will be available on Parent Central later this summer. Also included in the handbook are details on how to obtain security clearance, which is a requirement for all volunteers.

You can apply online to volunteer by clicking on the Volunteer button on Parent Central. Printed applications can also be submitted, please use the form included in the Volunteer Handbook. For additional information contact Anne Marie Bianchi, ACPA volunteer coordinator.

Summer Reading List for English Courses

All Appleby students are expected to complete summer reading for their English courses before returning to school in September. Please click here to view the summer reading selections for each English course. These titles are currently available to order through the Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE), so be sure to get them soon. Happy reading!

Changes to English Department Extra Credit Reading Program for 2017-2018 Academic Year

In recent years, students have had the opportunity to take part in an optional extra credit reading program in their English classes. This program gave students the chance to read three additional texts (one per reporting period) and then pass a test to earn an additional one percent, per text. This extra credit program is continuing, but changing slightly for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. There will now be one extra credit text per English course. If students wish to take part they are encouraged to read the extra credit text for their course in the summer, as the test will only be offered in the fall of 2017. Should students pass that test, they will earn an extra percent towards their grade in English. Although students are encouraged to take part in the extra credit reading program, it is not mandatory. Please note - summer reading is mandatory for each English course, click here to view the 2017-2018 summer reading/extra credit list. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Bryce, department head, English.

Middle One French Placement Activity

To ensure that Middle One students are enrolled into the appropriate French class, a placement activity will be given in class during the first week of school. No preparation is required and students are encouraged to enjoy the experience of interacting with their French teachers. Please review the letter to parents.

Mathematics Students - Required Resources and Middle School Program

All parents and students are asked to read the Required Resources Notice. Parents of students entering Middle One are also asked to read the Middle School Mathematics Program Notice regarding the unique nature of our mathematics program.


During the summer you may forward any guidance-related questions to or by calling 905-845-4681 ext. 150. Appleby's Guidance department will be closed from Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14 and from Wednesday, August 23 to Tuesday, August 29.

New Student Tablet Rollout

New students are required to book a mandatory tablet information session where they will receive their Fujitsu T936 tablet. During the session, students will be introduced to the basic care and operation of their tablet, log into their computers for the first time, be introduced to Windows 10, and Appleby's tablet policies and procedures will be reviewed. For more information, and to learn how parents can book a session, please click here, or contact Elaine Duggan, manager, IT services.

Summer Academy and Enrichment Courses

Every summer, Appleby provides learning opportunities through a selection of academic enrichment and credit courses. Please note that due to the popularity of these programs there are limited spaces remaining. For more information, including 2017 course listings, dates and registration procedures, please visit our website. New students entering Appleby for the 2017-2018 school year are encouraged to apply for the enrichment course, focusing on technological and organizational tools used in the classroom to make the transition to Appleby a smooth one. If you have any questions, please contact Rhiannon Davies, assistant director academics, summer programs.

Online Bookstore

The Appleby Online Bookstore is ready to take your orders. A partnership with the Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE) makes it possible for parents and students to have schoolbooks delivered directly to your door. To order books online, visit's Bookstore and click on the Online Bookstore link. Choose Place Student Order, then 2017-2018 Academic Year Bookstore. Log-in using your existing account information, or set-up an account. Once logged in, register your Appleby students and/or select the student(s) for whom you wish to order. Next you will be given an option to substitute used books if available. The next screen will allow you to choose the grade level and the books you would like to purchase. Once the selections are made, a total cost is calculated. If additional books are required throughout the year, the CSBE will notify students and parents by e-mail. Alternatively, books can be ordered by phone at 905-828-7200 or directly at the CSBE store, located at 3300 Ridgeway Drive, Unit 5, in Mississauga. For further information, contact the CSBE at 905-828-7200.

Uniform Reminder

Appleby's uniform supplier is InSchoolwear, located at 886 Sinclair Road, Oakville. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday evenings until 7:00 p.m. Alternative hours are always available by appointment if you wish, please call the store at 905-338-3030. To prepare for the new year, please review the Standards of School Dress and Appearance.

Physical Education Uniform Policy

All Appleby students participating in physical education are expected to wear Appleby College crested athletic wear to all active-based physical education classes from Middle One to Senior Two. The physical education department has partnered with the Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) to provide students with a wide-range of athletic clothing options. Drop by the College Shop in the McCraney Barn or visit the Online College Shop for all Appleby blue and white athletic attire. Contact Rebecca MacDonald, department head, physical education, at 905-845-4681 ext. 301, with any questions.

College Shop Summer Hours

The College Shop, located in the McCraney Barn, sells all approved gym wear, team windsuits, school ties, stationery supplies and Appleby logo gift items. During the back-to-school period, it will be open the following dates and times:

Monday, August 28 to Friday, September 1: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 5 to Thursday, September 7: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you are unable to come to the College Shop for your back-to-school shopping, please visit us online. All required athletic clothing and school supplies are available and the Online College Shop now offers shipping for your convenience.

Turnover Shop

Located in the McCraney Barn, the Turnover Shop carries a wide selection of gently used uniform items at discounted prices. They have everything from sport clothing, to pants, vests, blazers and kilts. Visit anytime during regular College Shop hours. Also, if you have any uniform items that no longer fit, the Turnover Shop gladly accepts donations.

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found area is always busy! Please remember to check if an item has been lost on school property and put names in all personal items and clothing. When an item is turned in, an e-mail is sent to the student letting him/her know that the item has been found and where the Lost and Found is located.

As each term ends, a notice is included in Appleby this Week which provides a deadline for claiming lost and found items, after which unclaimed items are donated to local charities.

Pre-Season Athletic Camps

Pre-season athletic camps will be held from Tuesday, September 5 to Thursday, September 7 for Junior and Varsity Girls' Basketball, Varsity Cross Country Running and Varsity Boys' Volleyball. In addition, there will also be pre-season camps for Varsity and Junior Girls' Field Hockey and Varsity Boys' Soccer held from Tuesday, September 5 to Friday, September 8.

New Student Orientation - Thursday, September 7

New Middle School, Upper School, Senior School and new boarding students are required to attend an orientation session on Thursday, September 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Uniforms are not required. All new day and boarding students will be in attendance, where they will participate in fun and informative orientations run by faculty and student leaders. A formal invitation will be sent by Admissions in August that will provide you with more information. If your child is unable to attend, please contact Nicole Da Silva, coordinator, admissions. Please note that returning students will meet their Advisors on the first day of school, and should not attend this new student orientation.

OFSAA Transfer Policy Appeal Form

The OFSAA Transfer Policy Appeal form is required for all students who are transferring from a secondary school to Appleby. Students repeating Grade 9 or entering Appleby in Grade 10, 11 or 12 need to complete the form. Any student needing information regarding their athletic eligibility should contact Lou Cafazzo, director of athletics, at 905-845-4681 ext. 185 no later than Friday, September 8.

Co-curricular Exemptions for 2017-2018

Sometimes, under special circumstances, students may ask for an alternative option when participating in mandatory term co-curriculars. Some examples of these requests are: an exemption to pursue a program not offered by the school, an exemption from a sport for medical reasons, or a request for a full-term exemption to pursue high-level programming outside of Appleby. To obtain an exemption, students must complete a request form and e-mail it to Marg Hagey, assistant head of school, co-curricular programs. All exemption requests for the year should be submitted by Friday, September 8. Please note that exemptions are not official until approval is received.

Criminal Reference Checks

Appleby has a vibrant and engaging service learning program with many opportunities to volunteer locally and internationally. If your child is in Upper or Senior School and thinking they would like to participate in a term of service learning, a criminal reference check, or police check, maybe required in order for them to be involved. The police department can take 10 to 12 weeks to process the security clearances so it is crucial to, at minimum, start this process in the summer. To obtain a police check, take two pieces of government-issued identification such as a passport, a birth certificate, a driver's license, a health card or a social insurance card and payment to your local police station. To confirm the amount they require, please consult your local police station. On the police check, please indicate that it is required by Appleby so that it can be used at a variety of placements. Security clearances are valid for two years and will be mailed to the student's home address if they reside locally. If the student does not have a local address, you can give your consent to have it mailed to Appleby to the attention of the Service Learning Office. Please submit documents to Bonnie Woolfenden, director, service learning, during the first week of school.

Earning Service Hours This Summer

The summer is a great time to relax or take a credit course, however another option is to get a head start on earning your service hours for the upcoming school year! Volunteer opportunities can be found in the newspaper, on community bulletin boards, by talking to organizations in your area, or on the Volunteer Opportunities page of the Service Learning InfoSite. Remember to provide your advisor with a completed service form or official letter from your placement so they can award you the hours. If you are unsure if something will count towards your service hours, click here for guidelines.

Outdoor Education Fall 2017

Appleby's Outdoor Education program introduces and immerses our students into a total experiential learning environment. Leadership and outdoor education are key components of the experience-based curriculum that enrich our student body, faculty and community. Vital life skills such as self-confidence, understanding relationships, personal growth and a dedicated responsibility toward our local and global communities are developed by using the medium of the out-of-doors. Challenging our students in settings and situations inherent to the program's activities provides the opportunities to practice these skills under the guidance of qualified instructors. Activities include canoe tripping, wilderness living and navigation, leadership training, and environmental awareness. A balance between technical knowledge and direct experiences is introduced in order to strengthen and develop each student's future endeavours.

Middle One
Middle One students will be participating in an Experiential Education Trip from Wednesday, September 20 to Friday, September 22. The trip will focus on experiential learning at YMCA Camp Pine Crest in Torrance, Ontario. A highlight of this trip is a half-day canoe excursion where students will canoe to a nearby island for an outdoor lunch. More details will be provided at an information session on Tuesday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the LEC.

Middle Two
Middle Two students will be participating in a four-day Experiential Education Trip to the S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus on Lake Temagami, Ontario. Emphasis is placed on outdoor skills and grade cohesion. The grade will be divided between two trips to the S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus from Friday, September 29 to Monday, October 2 and Monday, October 2 to Thursday, October 5, with students travelling with their home forms. More details will be provided at an information session on Tuesday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. in Willis Hall.

Upper One
Upper One trips occur at the S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus on Lake Temagami. Students are scheduled into three six-day blocks where the main component of their trip consists of a three-day, two-night canoe trip to some of Ontario's picturesque lakes. Many of these lakes are only accessible by portaging or float plane. The trips take place from Thursday, September 14 to Tuesday, September 19, Tuesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 24 and Sunday, September 24 to Friday, September 29. More details will be provided directly to Upper One students and parents. A parent information session will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Willis Hall.

New Upper Two to Senior Two Boarders, and new Senior One Day Students Canoe/Camping Trip
From Friday, September 15 to Sunday, September 17, All new Upper Two to Senior Two boarders, and new Senior One day students, will be travelling to YMCA Camp Pine Crest to experience a weekend of fun games, campfires, camping in the outdoors and canoe tripping. This will provide students with the opportunity to complete the Adventurous Journey component of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. Students will bond as a group while honing their camping and paddling skills.

Are you Taking Recreation and Fitness Leadership (PLF4C) next year?

If you would like an opportunity to start developing your leadership skills early, there are three opportunities available for you to take on a leadership role:
• Boarder's Outdoor Ed Trip: September 15-17 (YMCA Camp Pine Crest)
• Middle One Outdoor Ed Trip: September 20-22 (YMCA Camp Pine Crest)
• Middle Two Outdoor Ed Trips: September 29-October 2 and October 2-5 (S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus)

Please contact Doug Stamper, director, outdoor education for further details.

Global Education Information Session

The Global Education department will be holding a general information session on Wednesday, September 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This session will cover all areas within the Global Education program at Appleby. We will begin in Willis Hall with an overview of the Global Education program and its objectives. Afterwards, the session will move to various breakout rooms which will each focus on an individual area of the department. The breakout session topics include: The Global Leadership Diploma; International Service Projects in December and March; Upper School Intercultural Trips in March; Round Square Exchanges, Conferences and Service Projects; The Duke of Edinburgh Award and Middle School Experiential Education. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the Global Education department and its individual areas, as well as a chance to ask questions.

2017-2018 International Service Destinations Announced

International service learning encompasses key ideals for a student's personal growth and leadership training - it involves volunteering and cultural learning, teamwork and reflection, global understanding and hard work. Appleby has offered international service projects to its students for more than 15 years. Appleby is pleased to announce the international service destinations for the 2017-2018 academic year. The year will see groups return to project locations which have already shown success. Within these projects, the work carried out is selected to ensure students are doing the most worthwhile and impactful service they can. The 2017-2018 project locations will be: December - Argentina and Costa Rica, March - Cambodia, Guatemala, Mongolia, Panama and Romania. Applications for the December project to Costa Rica will be available in September following the information session on Wednesday, September 27.

Intercultural Trips, 2017-2018

The upcoming school year will see a continuation of the Upper School Intercultural Trip experiential education program, building on the success of previous trips for Upper One and Upper Two students, and with one trip that will extend the program to Senior students. The goal of the Intercultural Trips is to provide an immersion intercultural education within a safe international experience. The program contributes to students' education by fostering international community, and providing intercultural education, and is a core component of the Appleby College Diploma with Distinction in Global Leadership. During the 2017-2018 school year, the international destinations will include return trips to Thailand and Morocco (open to Upper One and Upper Two students), as well as a new program in Cuba for Upper Two to Senior Two students. During each of these trips, students will study and experience multiple facets of the local culture, including history, the arts, religion, language and how the culture has evolved to adapt to the local environment and globalization. There will also be a trip for Senior One and Two students to Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation - Nelson House, Manitoba. This new undertaking will provide students with the opportunity to engage and exchange culture with a Canadian Indigenous community, fostering knowledge and appreciation for Cree culture. More details will be provided at the Global Education Information session on Wednesday, September 27.

2017-2018 International Trek

Every few years Appleby students have the opportunity to participate in an international outdoor focused trip. This March, we are excited to announce that we will be taking a group to Ecuador to complete a multi-day hiking expedition. The trip will include a service component, acclimatization hikes, and finally the main expedition which will allow students to explore some of the wonders of Ecuador. More details will be provided at the Global Education Information session the evening of Wednesday, September 27.

2017-2018 Middle School International Service, Young Round Square Conferences and National Exchanges

In the upcoming school year, Middle School students will have many experiential opportunities available to them. In March, a Middle School group will travel to Costa Rica for a 12-day service trip with Central American Service Expeditions (CASE). In April, the Young Round Square Regional Conference will be held at Colegio Los Nogales in Bogota, Colombia. We will also continue our Middle School exchange program with Glen Lyon Norfolk School, Rothesay Netherwood School and Athenian School. Middle School exchanges are two weeks in length and occur in groups of two to three students as faculty do not travel with the students to the host school. More details for each of these programs will be provided at the Global Education Information session the evening of Wednesday, September 27.

Round Square International Service Projects - December 2017

In addition to the service projects offered by Appleby, Round Square is offering one service project this December to Vietnam. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis until Friday, September 29. The dates for the project are Saturday, December 9 to Friday, December 22. Students must be 16 years old at the time of the project in order to apply. Interested students are asked to contact

Round Square Americas Regional Conference - April 2018

The upcoming Round Square Americas Regional Conference will be hosted by Providence Day School, North Carolina, USA. Stay tuned for more information about this conference which will be available in October.

Chapel Life

The Chapel is a vital element of school life at Appleby. On average, students attend Grade Band Chapel on either Tuesday or Thursday during the Community Life Block, as well as a Chapel Service on Friday. While the Chapel has its roots in the Anglican Christian tradition, we seek to embrace and encourage the expression of all the major religious traditions within our Chapel services. Many of the Chapels are planned and presented by students at Appleby.

Appleby Summer Camps

For hundreds of local campers, summer will officially begin on Tuesday, July 4 when Appleby Camps welcomes our first campers! Over 50 different camps are offered this year, including brand new, exciting options and additional sessions of some of our most popular camps. Click here to learn more and apply online!

Orientation 2017

Click the video box to hear a message from Michael Moores, coordinator, orientation program, and director, Senior School, about Residential Life and what to expect during orientation.

Boarding Information and Key Dates

Orientation Schedule
A number of boarding orientation activities are planned for boarders. Please review the boarding orientation information for a list of dates and events for new students entering boarding at Appleby.

Important Dates
All parents and boarders will receive a link to a summary of the 2017-2018 Residential Life Program in July, which they are strongly encouraged to read. Click here for an overview of the 2016-2017 Residential Life Program for your reference. Please note the following important dates for boarders and their parents/host families:

All boarders new to Appleby (and House Intercultural Leaders): orientation begins Tuesday, September 5 to Thursday, September 7. Note: new boarders will be staying in residence during the boarder orientation program.
Students on the House Council: Move in Tuesday, September 5 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for two days of leadership training and events before all students arrive.
All boarders move into residence: Thursday, September 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 8, first day of school.
Sunday, September 10, Welcome Back Barbecue for all students and parents.
Monday, September 11 to Friday, September 15, regular school schedule for classes and co-curricular activities.

Community Weekends
Please mark your calendars with the following Community Weekend dates, students are asked to stay in residence for on-campus activities.
Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30: Homecoming Weekend
Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27: Winter Community Weekend
Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 13: Spring Community Weekend

Guardian Information for New International Boarders

Every international boarding student (a student whose primary residence is outside of Canada) must complete the Guardian registration annually as part of a Federal Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) requirement. Appleby College requires that each international boarding student has a Guardian while attending school to ensure the student has exceptional, reliable care and supervision. The Guardian is essentially a support system for the student, acting as a contact for the school. The Guardian takes responsibility for the student during holidays, or any days the school is closed and the student does not return home or to a Host Family (please see the Host Family Program document). If assistance is needed in acquiring a Guardian, Appleby has retained International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC) to assist international families in this capacity. Please see the Guardianship Program document and/or visit ISGC. If you have any questions about the Guardianship Program, please contact the Admissions Office.

Permission and Consent Form for Residence

All parents of new boarders must complete and sign the Consent Form for Residence and submit it to the Admissions Office, 540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1, or fax to 905-845-9505.

ATM Machine and Banking Information

Appleby has a CIBC Bank ATM (automated teller machine) located outside the Gymnasium. The ATM supports Cirrus and Plus. New boarders who are interested in opening a local bank account can do so on Tuesday, September 5 when CIBC representatives will be on campus at 9:30 a.m. to assist with account setups.

Family Accommodations and Transportation

During orientation, parents can book a local hotel for extended or short term stays at the Staybridge Suites, a short drive away from Appleby. This facility offers families amenities to accommodate for longer visits, including one and two bedroom suites. To view corporate rates and make reservations, click this direct link.

The Hilton Garden Inn Oakville is also located a short drive away from Appleby College. To make a reservation, visit the hotel website or call 1-866-524-6302.

Airport Transportation
Appleby works closely with Airlux Limousines; a transportation company offering safe, secure travel options to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport. To book an airport pick-up online or for additional information, please refer to the website at

Registration and Health Forms Deadline

Outstanding forms to complete the registration process, for new and returning students, must be submitted to the Admissions Office by Friday, July 7. Students who are missing information or signatures on their health forms will not be permitted to begin classes in September until this information is submitted to the school. Please mail or e-mail forms to the attention of the Admissions Office, 540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1, or fax to 905-845-9505.

Special Notices from Appleby's Health Centre

If your child is Anaphylactic:
Appleby requires anaphylactic students to have their family physician complete a Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan form annually. Please submit the completed form to the Health Centre by Wednesday, August 16.

Anaphylactic students are required to provide the Health Centre with an epi pen and to keep an epi pen on them at all times. If unable to provide the Health Centre with an epi pen by the first day of school one will be ordered on the student's behalf and charged to the student's account. Please contact the Health Centre at 905-845-4681, ext. 229 if you have any questions.

If your child has Asthma:
Appleby's Health Centre requires all students with asthma to submit a completed Asthma Action Plan form by Wednesday, August 16. Asthmatic students must carry their puffers with them at all times.

Mandatory school vaccines and how to avoid possible school suspension:
Students have until Friday, September 1 to get caught up on their mandatory school vaccinations. The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires all parents of children attending school to report their immunization records to their Public Health Department. Students with incomplete immunization records are at risk for school suspension. Appleby's Health Centre does not provide immunizations or track your child's immunizations.

Immunizations can be received at your family doctor. Please report all immunizations received to the Halton Region Health Department, you can also have your child immunized at a scheduled vaccine clinic at the Public Health Department. You can book an appointment at the Halton Region clinic by visiting or by dialing 311 in Ontario. If your child has received all mandatory school immunizations you can update their records by doing one of the following:

• Update online by visiting:
• Dial 311
• Deliver the up-to-date immunization record in person to the Halton Regional Centre, located at 1151 Bronte Road in Oakville.

It is the responsibility of the parents to inform the Public Health Department of all vaccines their children receive. Physicians do not report to the Public Health Department when they administer vaccines to your child.

If your child is not up-to-date on immunizations due to medical or religious/conscience reasons you must submit an exemption form to the Public Health Department. More details can be found at

Appleby College Parents' Association

The Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) was established in 1928. All Appleby parents are members of the association, which provides an opportunity to volunteer and help fundraise for the school. The ACPA is an integral part of the Appleby community and hosts a number of events over the year such as the annual Welcome Back Barbecue and Grade Parties. The first ACPA Executive Meeting of the 2017-2018 school year will take place on Tuesday, September 12 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. All are welcome.

Welcome Back Barbecue

Save the date for Sunday, September 10. The Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) hosts the Welcome Back Barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Begin the new school year by meeting new Appleby families and reconnecting with old friends.

Orientation for New Parents of Long Distance Boarders - Tuesday, September 5

All host families and long distance parents new to the school with children entering boarding are invited to an orientation session on Tuesday, September 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more details, please refer to the Orientation package which was e-mailed to all new families in mid-June, or contact Michael Moores, coordinator, orientation program.

New Parent Orientation Evening - Wednesday, September 6

There will be a New Parent Orientation Evening on Wednesday, September 6. All local and long distance parents new to the school are invited to attend. The evening will begin in the Schlesinger Dining Hall at 7:00 p.m. Please note that this event is for parents and does not include students.

New Student Orientation - Thursday, September 7

New Middle School, Upper School, Senior School and new boarding students are required to attend an orientation session on Thursday, September 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Uniforms are not required. A formal invitation will be sent by Admissions in August that will provide you with more information. Please note that returning students will meet their Advisors on the first day of school, and should not attend this new student orientation.

Welcome Back Barbecue

Save the date for Sunday, September 10. The Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) hosts the Welcome Back Barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Begin the new school year by meeting new Appleby families and reconnecting with old friends.

First Day of Classes

A reminder that all students are required to be on campus on Friday, September 8 for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

Grade Parties

Each September, Appleby sponsors grade-specific parties for parents and host families, hosted by ACPA volunteers. It's a great way to kick off the new academic year, as well as to meet and socialize with other parents in your child's grade. The Principal, senior administrators and teachers will be in attendance. A formal e-invitation will be sent to you in August.

Middle One and Middle Two Grade Party Thursday, September 14 6:30 p.m.
Upper One Grade Party Tuesday, September 12 6:30 p.m.
Upper Two and Senior One Grade Party Monday, September 18 6:30 p.m.
Senior Two Grade Party Monday, September 11 6:30 p.m.


Save the Date: Homecoming 2017!

Parents and current students are invited to join alumni, parents of alumni and past and current employees at Appleby's 2017 Homecoming Day on Saturday, September 30. Highlights include the pancake breakfast, athletic games, Blue Dog pep rally, Hibberd Tennis Tournament, and campus tours. Please note that registration is required for all Homecoming events. For more information and to register, please visit

Kick off Homecoming weekend at the Appleby College Community Golf Classic on Friday, September 29 at Piper's Heath Golf Club. Register by visiting

Appleby College Annual Walkathon - Thursday, October 19

The 2017 Appleby Annual Walkathon will take place on Thursday, October 19. If you would like to run, prepare by following the Physical Education Department's running tips to ensure you are ready for this event!

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