- Academic Council (Service) - XSAMOC
Academic Council (Service) - XSAMOC
(Monday) This group meets regularly to provide ideas, support and service to the Academic program. They assist in communicating academic policies, representing students at academic forums and events such as Theme Day, create and support study groups, and raise student concerns and issues to faculty and administration.
- Amnesty International (Service) - XSAIOC
Amnesty International (Service) - XSAIOC
(Monday) The Amnesty International club at Appleby is a part of an international movement which aim is to help protect individuals and communities around the world. Students appeal for the violations to stop, mobilize public pressure to prevent human rights abuses from taking place, and support Amnesty's campaigns through fundraising. The members of the club work towards building a world where all people live in dignity, security, and freedom.
- Appleby Business Club (Arts) - XRBCOC
Appleby Business Club (Arts) - XRBCOC
(Monday) Appleby’s Business club supports students in helping them develop their communication and presentation skills along with their knowledge of marketing and business. Students also have the opportunity to showcase their skills in stock market competitions.
- Argus (Arts) - XRAROC
Argus (Arts) - XRAROC
(Monday or Thursday) Appleby’s school yearbook requires students with graphic design, editorial, digital design or photography skills. Besides the arts credit, service hours, up to 25 hours, may be granted for work beyond the one hour per week minimum commitment.
- Argus Photography (Arts) - XRPAWC
Argus Photography (Arts) - XRPAWC
(Monday) Calling all digital photographers! Come help take pictures throughout the year to supply the Argus (yearbook) with Kodak moments — expectations are meeting each Monday and event shots during the week. We look for one senior student (boarder) to head this club each session as his/her co-curricular. Service Hours: Up to 25 hours may be granted.
- Arts Council (Service) - XSACOC
Arts Council (Service) - XSACOC
(Thursday 5:00-6:00 p.m.) Be an arts activist. Help run events, plan arts week, display new art and enjoy each other’s initiatives in the arts. Open to all Upper and Senior students.
- Athletics Council (Service) - XSATOC
Athletics Council (Service) - XSATOC
(Monday) Spirit-raisers, fundraisers and planners of all things athletic. Promote Appleby’s teams and raise the roof for the double blue! Open to all Upper and Senior students.
- Buddies R Us (Service) - XSADSC
Buddies R Us (Service) - XSADSC
(Thursday) A maximum of ten students are selected from an application and interview process to become part of Buddies R Us. Appleby students are paired with participants that have special needs from the White Oaks Secondary School Futures Program in Oakville. Students plan the activities that they will do with their buddies when they meet approximately twice per month. Both the participants and students make new friends, learn new skills and have fun!
- Camp ViSTa (Service) - XSCVSC
Camp ViSTa (Service) - XSCVSC
(Mondays and camp days) Camp counsellors meet to plan the three camp days where children from Halton Children’s Aid Society, Oakwood Public School and other schools from the area are invited to the Appleby campus. These camp days take place on some of the Halton School Board professional activity days. The Appleby students have the opportunity to demonstrate positive role modelling and mentorship to the campers that attend.
- Cantus Chamber Choir * (Arts) - XRCNOC
Cantus Chamber Choir * (Arts) - XRCNOC
(Audition) (Monday) The Cantus Chamber Choir is a 35-voice auditioned choir. Students learn a variety of choral music in different styles and from musical eras over the course of the year. Cantus performs frequently, both at Appleby and in the greater community. The choir also competes in festivals both locally and outside of the country whenever possible. A high level of commitment is required and all students in Cantus are also expected to sing in the Chapel Choir.
- Chapel Council - XSCHCC
The Chapel Council is composed of selected Senior 2 students (Chapel Wardens) and Middle 2 students (Beacons), who assist with the daily Chapel programme at Appleby. They meet regularly and are involved in planning and leading services and promoting respect for the Chapel traditions. The Chapel Council is led by the Chapel Prefect, in cooperation with the Chapel faculty.
- Chess (Arts) - XRCHOC
Chess (Arts) - XRCHOC
(Thursday) The Chess Club, open to all students, meets every Thursday and participants face off against one another over the board. Along with casual games, students have an opportunity to play in club tournaments that run throughout the year. Students have a great time each week challenging their peers, developing their skills, and learning about the game.
- Chinese Arts - XRCLOC
Chinese Arts - XRCLOC
(Thursday) Interest in Asian arts and culture? Come try your hand at Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting. Also experience other aspects of Chinese culture, such as analysis of Asian films, Chinese board games and tasting of different foods.
- Chinese Social Media Club - XSCVSC
This club is designed to promote Appleby College and to share students experience at the school with many alumni and parents in China through the use of some of the popular Chinese social media network. The club time is primarily devoted to translating files into Chinese and uploading them onto the websites and managing and maintaining these sites. The club member must be fluent in written Chinese to perform the tasks.
- Choir * (Arts) - XRCPWC
Choir * (Arts) - XRCPWC
(Tuesday and Thursday) The choir sings in Chapel most Fridays and also presents the Carol Services in November. Additional projects include a retreat, VON memorial service, confirmation service, performing arts night and run-out concerts. The choir performs a wide range of music, from gospel to Renaissance. Service Hours: Up to 10 hours may be granted for volunteer work outside the school.
- Choreography (Arts) - XRCYOC
Choreography (Arts) - XRCYOC
(Monday) (Audition) This club combines fitness, music, dance and performance. Students collaborate and choreograph a performance piece in the style of their choice. Costumes are designed and staging developed. The dance created is performed during Arts Day and participation in local competitions may also occur.
- Club Latino and Salsa (Arts) - XRLTSC
Club Latino and Salsa (Arts) - XRLTSC
(Thursday) This club gives an introduction to the dance, music and culture from Latin America. The club focuses on salsa dancing, a fun dance that is a great form of artistic expression and social interaction. Students will be able to learn the basic steps of salsa including solo moves, partner dancing, turns and simple progressions. In addition, students will listen to music, watch films and learn about Latin American culture from around the world.
- Coaching (Service) - XSCOOC
Coaching (Service) - XSCOOC
(Monday) Coaching Club endeavours to introduce alternative approaches to skill development in order to improve the ability to play various sports at both the recreational and competitive level. Students experiment and participate in 'a games approach’ to skill development and are encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of 'how to’ improve and develop the athletic potential of athlete’s in general.
- Community Relations (Service) - XSCRSC
Community Relations (Service) - XSCRSC
(Monday) Be a part of a legacy by joining the Community Relations club. Discover your Appleby roots and those who have walked before you. Contribute in planning alumni events such as Homecoming, Sports Night, the Annual May Dinner and our Career Night. Learn about Appleby’s history through designing archival displays and helping identify historical photographs.
- Concert Band * (Arts) - XRCBOC
Concert Band * (Arts) - XRCBOC
(Thursday) Open to all Upper and Senior School students, the full school band comprises all the main components of a concert band. The Concert Band participates in local festivals and performs at Appleby and in the greater community whenever possible. Highlights include the annual Fall Band Retreat, where students earn approximately three service hours.
- Cooking Club (Arts) - XRCCSC
Cooking Club (Arts) - XRCCSC
(Monday) If you would like to learn to cook and bake, this is the club for you. Activities will include learning some basics along with some classic dishes. There will be opportunities to cook for the community and special dinners for boarders. No experience necessary.
- Costume - XRCOSC
Passionate about fashion? Love theatre? Want to design costumes for plays? Join Costume Club, which teaches sewing and costume design fundamentals, and collaborates on the design of the costumes for each of the 3 major annual productions: the Fall Upper School play, the School Play produced at the Oakville Centre in late February, and the Middle School musical in the Spring.
- Craft (Arts) - XRCRWC
Craft (Arts) - XRCRWC
(Monday) The Appleby Craft Club meets each week to give students the opportunity to learn how to create a variety of crafts. Major projects will include knitting, embroidery, sewing and quilting. Students will participate in a variety of community programs such as Quilt for a Cure for the Canadian Cancer Society and the McMaster University Hospital Premature Baby Quilt Program. Service Hours: Up to 25 hours may be granted.
- Debating/Public Speaking * (Arts) - XRDBOC
Debating/Public Speaking * (Arts) - XRDBOC
(Monday) This activity affords students the opportunity to learn to think logically and present themselves in an impressive manner. Students learn to speak persuasively and participate in parliamentary and cross-examination debates on various current issues. While the emphasis is on fun and learning public speaking and debating techniques, there is also the option of attending provincial competitions.
- Digital Film and Broadcasting (Arts) - WRDVSC
Digital Film and Broadcasting (Arts) - WRDVSC
(Thursday) This club is for students looking to improve their technical competence in video editing and on camera broadcasting skills. Students will produce a number of video assignments with content ranging from news stories, to event coverage or special student interest topics.
- Digital Photography (Arts) - XRPHOC
Digital Photography (Arts) - XRPHOC
(Monday and Thursday) The photography club meets each week to explore aspects of 35mm photography, such as light, exposure, shutter speed, composition, colour and texture. Students contribute their photos to themed competitions on a regular basis, and they build a portfolio of images over the year. Each member of the club makes a presentation to the group about their photography, explaining their intentions, techniques, and challenges. Participants must have an SLR camera and a tripod.
- Diversity Council (Service) - XSICWC
Diversity Council (Service) - XSICWC
(Monday) This group will plan campus campaigns and events to raise awareness about various aspects of diversity including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and class, with the goal of creating unity not only in the Appleby community, but globally as well. We will learn about global issues related to diversity, find interesting ways to raise awareness about these issues, and come up with creative ways to be activists on campus. Anyone with an interest in social justice or human rights should bring their creative energies to this council.
- Drawing (Arts) - XRDROC
Drawing (Arts) - XRDROC
(Audition) (Monday) This activity offers students the opportunity to develop, refine and expand upon the drawing skills taught in academic courses, and continue participating in art even if it no longer fits into a student’s timetable. Club members work in numerous drawing media, exploring a wide variety of subjects. The club is designed as a relaxing hour letting creativity flow.
- Film Analysis - XRFMOC
(Monday) This club gives students an opportunity to watch, analyze and discuss films in an informal setting. A variety of genres, time periods, foreign and independent films will be explored.
- Global Leadership Council - XSGLCC
This club is comprised of Senior One and Senior Two students in pursuit of the Global Leadership Diploma. The club will examine service leadership, growth through outdoor adventure, global issues and other student experiences as related to their Global Leadership Diploma. Chaired by the International Prefect, the group will discuss the role of reflection, issues of interest arising from international service projects, models of global leadership and exemplary global organizations. Students will work to support each other as they explore the issues that will form the basis of their Global Action Plans. Those students in Senior One will also engage in discussion around their international service and coop credit experiences.
- Guitar (Arts) - XRGUOC
Guitar (Arts) - XRGUOC
(Thursday) The guitar club meets once a week throughout the year to work on the art guitar playing. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players are all welcome. All styles of guitar playing will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to work individually, in small groups and also with the full club. Advanced players will also have an opportunity to audition for the Appleby Guitar Performance Ensemble. Love of guitar music and a guitar are the only prerequisites.
- Health and Wellness Council (Service) - XSJWSC
Health and Wellness Council (Service) - XSJWSC
(Monday) The Health and Wellness Student Council aims to engage students in activities that encourage and empower them to make smart, healthy and responsible choices throughout their lives by providing information, organizing and hosting presentations, submitting grant proposals and liaising with internal and external partners.
- Kids4Kids Foundation (Service) - XSKKOC
Kids4Kids Foundation (Service) - XSKKOC
Kids4Kids Foundation is a weekly club for students interested in learning the business side of philanthropy. Student roles in the club are based on standard positions in a Board of Directors and members regularly evaluate fundraising proposals for their merit, timing, cost and viability. The club oversees the 10% of funds raised by students on campus which is invested in the Oakville Community Foundation and recommends organizations to receive funding annually. For the first time, last year the Kids4Kids Foundation hosted its own fundraiser and spearheaded the graduating class gift.
- Languages Online Writing Lab (LOWL) (Service) - XSLOOC
Languages Online Writing Lab (LOWL) (Service) - XSLOOC
(Online) Are you a strong student in French, German, Spanish or Mandarin? Then consider joining the LOWL team— languages online writing lab! As a LOWL student editor you will review peer work in a particular language, offer feedback and suggestions for improvement. After consultation with your teacher facilitator, work must be returned to the student within 48 hours. Leadership positions are available for those students who are particularly strong in a language, organized and motivated. This is an add-on club.
- Literary Magazine (Hardlines) (Arts) - XRLMWC
Literary Magazine (Hardlines) (Arts) - XRLMWC
(Monday) The reason for this group is to produce the Hardlines magazine of the highest quality in terms of content and appearance. Initially, a small group of editors work with a faculty member and others to plan the literary and artistic content.
- Mathematics Foundation (Arts) - XRMFOC
Mathematics Foundation (Arts) - XRMFOC
(Thursday) The Mathematics Foundation club consists of students who enjoy solving mathematical problems and puzzles. Club members design the weekly Math Fun Problem for our school-wide competition and another version for Middle School Math Fun. Students also extend their mathematics skills by solving a variety of problems, participating in various mathematics contests, which are extensions to those concepts based on the high school curriculum. Club members can choose to design program modules for Middle and Upper school grades that help explain or review basic mathematical concepts or help train ISOMA Math Olympiad teams. Club members enjoy, celebrate and promote the extension of numeracy at Appleby College.
- Model United Nations (Arts) - XRMUWC
Model United Nations (Arts) - XRMUWC
(Thursday) Model United Nations (MUN) is a popular way to allow students to participate in a forum on international issues and to develop themselves in a number of areas, including knowledge of global affairs and public speaking skills. Students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues. They prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts and navigate the UN’s rules of procedures - all in the interest of mobilizing international co-operation to resolve problems. Appleby College students have been successful in several MUN events in North America and Europe. This club will appeal to students who would like to improve their ability to speak in front of a group. Within the club, students are elected as leaders, and are responsible for co-ordinating weekly meetings and preparing for conferences. Model UN involves students from Middle One to Senior Two.
- Oakwood Breakfast Program (Service) - XSOBOC
Oakwood Breakfast Program (Service) - XSOBOC
(Mornings) Breakfast for Learning at Oakwood Public School in Oakville was started several years ago by a group of community volunteers to ensure that elementary school students would get a healthy breakfast — healthy start to the day in partnership with Halton Food for Thought. Appleby College students have the privilege and opportunity to join in with the community volunteers on a daily basis to assist the elementary students getting a positive start to their day. Senior Two students preferred.
- Online Writing Lab (OWL) (Service) - XSOWOC
Online Writing Lab (OWL) (Service) - XSOWOC
(Online) The Online Writing Lab (OWL) was introduced for the promotion, publishing and improvement of student writing. Students e-mail written work (all types of creative and expository writing) to OWL and within two to four days, the OWL feedback team edits the work for style and content and returns the writing via e-mail. The OWL website also contains numerous links to useful sources for students during all stages of the writing process. This is an add-on club.
- Orchestra * (Arts) - XROCWC
Orchestra * (Arts) - XROCWC
(Monday) The Appleby Symphony is an orchestra with a full complement of instruments that performs music from the grand symphonic tradition as well as popular and light classic repertoire.
- Peer Counselling (Service) - XSPCSC
Peer Counselling (Service) - XSPCSC
(Thursday) The Appleby College Peer Counsellor activity involves a volunteer group of students who complete a weekly training program offered through Student Services at Appleby College. Peer counselling is simply students helping other students. When students experience frustrations, worries, concerns, and other life events, they typically turn to their friends, not professionals, for help, advice, practical assistance, and support. This group learns techniques to assist in those situations. Student applications and interviews take place each spring for positions in the activity.
- Prefect Council - XSPREC
Monday 6:30-7:30 pm The Prefects Council is for those 15 students chosen as this year's group of Prefects. The meetings are for planning events and managing the roles.
- Residential Life Council - XSRLCC
(Thursday - Evenings) The Residential Life council is comprised of students who hold leadership positions within the houses as well as the four house prefects. This council meets regularly to develop, plan and implement activities in the Appleby boarding community. The students on this council gain the skills and support necessary to be positive leaders amongst their peers in the boarding houses. Students will have the opportunity to work with other house council members to plan and prepare for upcoming boarding/Appleby events. The Residential Life Council aims to connect students in leadership positions in the houses with each other to create a greater overall boarding environment.
- Round Square Council (Service) - XSRCMC
Round Square Council (Service) - XSRCMC
(Thursday) Committed to the Round Square IDEALS of Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service, Round Square Council members take an active role in school community. Activities include the Literature for Life campaign, collecting and sorting donations for overseas communities, and helping other students understand what it means to be a Round Square School. Opportunities to attend an annual International and Regional Conference are available to Council Members.
- School Reach (Arts) - XRSROC
School Reach (Arts) - XRSROC
(Thursday) Students work together to create a strong, knowledge-based team that competes with other school reach teams throughout the year.
- Science (Arts) - XRSFOC
Science (Arts) - XRSFOC
In the Integrated Science Club, the students have several scientific opportunities which are exciting and meaningful. They attend video conferences with several scientists, researchers, and doctors to learn about their experiences, career and expertise. Throughout the year, the students design, plan, develop, and conduct an experiment which answers the focus question (s) of their choice. They have virtual weekly meetings with the scientists at the Canadian Light Source, the national synchrotron facility in Saskatoon, which is a leading-edge, football field-sized research tool that uses intense beams of light and other electromagnetic waves to probe the nature and structure of matter. The scientists mentor and guide them, refer to the reading material that would help them with their experiment. The students also have an opportunity to visit the facility and use the synchrotron to research advanced questions with advanced scientific techniques.
- Senior School Council (Service) - XSSCSC
Senior School Council (Service) - XSSCSC
(Monday) Senior One and Two students meet weekly to discuss student issues. Students plan fundraisers and social events and discuss school issues. Open to all Senior School students.
- Service Council (Service) - XSSESC
Service Council (Service) - XSSESC
(Tuesday Mornings) The Service Council is involved with a variety of service events. They organize events such as Fall In, the walkathon, United Way week, Spring Forward, and the Christmas Community Skate. During the weekly meetings, they work on logistics, promotion, and ideas of each event and how to make the events fun and successful.
- Student Ambassadors (Service) - XSTGOC
Student Ambassadors (Service) - XSTGOC
The Admissions Office trains a select group of students to tour prospective families and students during the academic school days and admissions events such as Open House and SSAT test days. Open to all students in Upper One to Senior Two. The invitation and application to apply will be e-mailed by the Admissions Office at the beginning of the school year. This is an add-on service club.
- Sustainability Council (Service) - XSSUOC
Sustainability Council (Service) - XSSUOC
(Thursday) This group will plan campus campaigns and events to raise awareness about the three aspects of sustainability (environmental, social, economic) to the Appleby Community. The council will work together with other student organizations to plan events, attend conferences, and organize on campus student competitions to draw attention to local, national and global sustainability issues. The group will develop partnerships with local groups and organizations and participate in projects that promote sustainability locally. Anyone with an interest in applying their creative energies to making Appleby and the world more sustainable is welcome to join us.
- Swimming with Community Living (Service) - XSSCOC
Swimming with Community Living (Service) - XSSCOC
(Monday) Students in Swimming with Community Living will make swimming possible for the participants of Community Living. Students will offer fun, interactive swimming sessions and they will help support the mandate of full community participation for people with developmental disabilities. Students will design games and activities to promote physical fitness and foster confidence in the hearts and minds of the Community Living folks.
- Tech Projects (Arts) - XRTPOC
Tech Projects (Arts) - XRTPOC
(Monday) Interested in learning about re-configuring computers, gaming devices and other technology into fun and interesting tools? Want to gain the know-how to "bend" technology to your will? Students will have their say as to the projects they want to tackle and be guided by two technology experts in the process. Sample projects include: Using alternative operating systems and programs on a Sony PS3; starting your own web hosting company; Wii remote/nunchuck modification for XP; building your own Linux web/e-mail server; turning an old computer into a 4-port Ethernet router; running your own Voice-over-IP server (VoIP); game programming. New projects will be added regularly.
- Technical Theatre (Arts) - XRTTOC
Technical Theatre (Arts) - XRTTOC
(Thursday) The Technical Theatre club focuses on the workings of lights, sounds and sets in a hands-on theatre application. Students are encouraged to develop and use these skills in live events such as theatre productions, lectures and assemblies. Students are also involved in a webcasting component of the club where they stream live video coverage of many special events on the campus throughout the year. Other new endeavours may include video-conferencing, larger scale broadcasting and podcasting. Service Hours: Up to 15 hours for participating in events that occur outside club time.
- War Child - XSWARC
This club focuses on awareness raising and fundraising events to help children in countries affected by war. With a particular focus on the issue of child soldiers, ApplebyÕs War Child Youth Initiative works with the Toronto office of War Child Canada to support the vision of creating a world where no child knows war. Past activities have included participation in TorontoÕs Busking for Change event, viewing and discussing current films on the issue of child soldiers, hearing from guest speakers on the topic, and organizing a yearly Keep the Beat fundraiser. All Upper and Senior School students are encouraged to join this thought-provoking and meaningful service club.
- While You Were Out (Service) - XSYOSC
While You Were Out (Service) - XSYOSC
(Thursday) This service club is a joint venture with Kerr Street Ministries. Students in this club will be performing minor home renovations for families who are currently involved with Kerr Street Ministries. One home will be completed each reporting period and families will be selected based on need. Students will be involved in interviewing the families, making an action list, sourcing materials, working with local media and seeing the project through to completion.