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Boarding ProgramME

Boarding is an integral part of Appleby's curriculum. The Residential Life Programme's mission is to promote and provide for boarders' academic, social, cultural and personal growth within a safe and inclusive residential community, with particular emphasis on the school's six Pillars of Strength.

Central to this mission is the development of mutual understanding, respect and responsibility in a supportive living and learning community. As a boarding community which seeks to fully integrate students from all over the world, the Residential Life Curriculum especially seeks to promote understanding across different cultural, linguistic, and national backgrounds.

  • Students come from across Canada and more than 40 countries around the world.
  • Boarders live together, fostering an environment of intercultural leaning, mutual respect, moral growth and academic networking.
  • Boarding teaches respect, self-discipline and confidence.
  • Within a supportive and structured environment, students learn more about themselves as they grow together while contributing to residential life on campus and the Oakville community at large.
  • Boarding nurtures lifelong friendships and commitment to Appleby College.
  • By living away from home, students develop a sense of independence, responsibility and skills that lead to success at university and beyond.

Guardianship Programme

Appleby Guardianship Programme 2018-2019 

Appleby College requires that each international boarding student has a Guardian while attending school. An international boarder is a student whose primary residence is outside of Canada. The Guardian is essentially a support system for the student and acts as a contact for the school. The Guardian takes responsibility for the student during holidays, or any days the school is closed and if the student does not return home or to a Host Family (see Host Family Program 2018-2019). The Guardian must be English speaking, a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident over the age of 21 and must reside within Ontario. 

Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires all applicants under the age of 18 who are applying for an initial Canadian Study Permit or renewal to provide a Notarized Custodianship Declaration as part of their Student Permit application. This original document must be provided by your Guardian/representative and submitted with your application. 

International boarding students’ families have two options for securing a Guardian: 

Option 1: Identify Own Ontario-based Guardian 

An International family may identify their own Ontario-based Guardian for their son or daughter. The Guardian must be English speaking and over the age of 21. To choose this option, please complete the information as requested in the online registration process. 

Option 2: ISGC Guardianship 

If you do not have a Guardian for your child, Appleby College has retained the professional services of International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC). ISGC assists our international families in a variety of capacities. 

For Guardianship purposes, they offer two packages: 

Package 1: ISGC Full Guardianship: $2500.00 CAD + tax (13%) 

Strongly recommended for all first time Appleby students and for students whose parents’ first language is not English. 

ISGC’s Full Guardianship includes: 

  1. 24-hour Emergency Line 
  2. Notarized Guardianship Letter 
  3. Immigration Support for Canadian Study Permit or Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) ** 
  4. Passport Renewal (as needed during school year) ** 
  5. Communication with Appleby College 
  6. Parent-Teacher interview (twice per year) 
  7. Long Weekend Program (ISGC Trips, Homestay & Transportation Arrangements) ** 
  8. Student & Parent Support 
  9. Language support 
  10. Permission Forms/School Leave requests 

** Additional fees apply 

Full details of each service, both included and additional, can be found below: 

1. 24-HOUR EMERGENCY STUDENT LINE: 

Available to: 

  • Students 
  • Natural parents and educational consultants 
  • School administration, teachers, advisors 
  • Housemasters and homestay families 

Note: ISGC will be available to assist students, parents and school staff with the following emergencies: injury, critical illness, loss of passport, detainment by Immigration or Law enforcement, suspension, expulsion, family emergency. 

2. NOTARIZED GUARDIANSHIP LETTER: (courier fees additional) 

  • Required document for Canadian Study Permit and Canadian Visa (TRV) application 
  • Allows ISGC to act in legal, medical, Immigration and school emergencies 
  • Allows ISGC to assist with Immigration issues when students enter/exit Canada (as required) 
  • Allows ISGC to complete school permission forms (low risk activities) 

ISGC uses the official recognized custodianship declaration document provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Both ISGC and parents are required to complete both pages of the application. Instructions will be provided to parents. 

3. IMMIGRATION SUPPORT FOR CANADIAN STUDY PERMIT OR TRV RENEWAL: 

*Additional cost for government application, couriers, transportation, translations as required. ISGC administration fees will be discussed prior to commencement of any application. 

  • Documents to be collected by ISGC, organized and submitted through a Registered Immigration Consultant within Canada. 
  • Expiry dates of student’s Passport/Study Permit/Visa monitored to ensure documents do not expire. 

Note: ISGC will assist your child to renew his/her Study Permit or Canadian Visa. ISGC will collect the necessary documents, process the applications with a Registered Immigration Consultant and arrange couriers for each application. Students/Parents are responsible to send required documents to ISGC in a timely manner. 

Note: ISGC is in no way connected with Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) and cannot expedite the application process or influence a CIC officer’s decision. 

4. ASSISTANCE WITH PASSPORT RENEWALS 

* Additional cost for government application, couriers, transportation and chaperone fees as required. 

  • Documents to be collected and applications completed by ISGC’s immigration representative 
  • Staff will accompany student to Embassy/Consulate in Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal 

5. COMMUNICATION WITH APPLEBY 

  • School administration, teachers, advisors, guidance counsellors and residence staff will communicate with ISGC directly regarding the overall success and well being of your child. Details will be sent to parents and assistance provided as needed. 
  • Authentication of school documents and co-validation of transcripts as needed (consulate/courier fees additional) ** 

6. PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS 

ISGC staff will attend two (2) Parent-Teacher Interviews at Appleby on your behalf to meet with your child’s teachers. Meeting directly with teachers often provides us with insight into how your child is doing and if improvement is needed. We will provide you with a detailed report in English of each class. If, by chance, the teacher is not available to meet in person, we will contact them separately to obtain a written report. 

7. LONG WEEKEND PROGRAM ** 

*Additional cost for ISGC Trips/Homestay/Transportation/UM airport services 

  • ISGC Chaperoned trips within Canada and the US 
  • Homestay services arranged for school holidays, breaks, suspensions, early or late flight arrivals/departures 
  • Homestay available for Long Term Programs during March Break/Christmas Break 
  • Host family details and contact information provided to school and natural parents 
  • 24-hour monitoring and emergency service for students during Homestay program 
  • Airport transfers/local transfers arranged 
  • Flight bookings arranged by ISGC, payment collected from parents directly 
  • Unaccompanied Minor (UM) services available for students under 16 years old (as required) 
  • Airport “Meet and Greet” at gate upon arrival to Canada when booking a transfer through ISGC 

8. STUDENT & PARENT SUPPORT 

  • Monitor success and well-being of student through e-mail, telephone, school visits during school year 
  • Meet and Greet NEW and RETURNING Students on Registration Day in September 
  • Friendly and reliable contact for students during emergency (24-hours) and non-emergency times (regular office hours) 
  • Assistance with personal purchases/requests 

9. LANGUAGE SUPPORT 

  • Language support and communication to students in the following languages: Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, English, Ukrainian, French 
  • Additional language translations available on request. Prices will vary and ISGC will provide a quote upon request. 

10. PERMISSION FORMS 

  • Reviewing, signing, and submitting permission forms for activities related to school that are outside the regular activities of the school day – trips, volunteer work, athletic events, special events, weekend leave etc. 

For more information about Package 1, please contact info@isguardianshipcanada.com or call 416-792-3585. 

If you have any questions about the Appleby Guardianship Program, please contact the Admissions Office at 905-845-4681, ext. 216. 

 

Package 2: ISGC BASIC Guardianship: $1600.00 CAD + tax (13%) 

Recommended for all students who do not have their own Local Guardian in Canada. 

ISGC’s Basic Guardianship Includes: 

  1. 24-hour Emergency Line for Student & Parents 
  2. Notarized Guardianship Letter 
  3. Long Weekend Program (ISGC Trips, Homestay & Transportation Arrangements) ** 
  4. Student & Parent Support 
  5. Language support 
  6. Permission Forms/School Leave requests 

** Additional fees will apply 

Full details of each service, both included and additional, can be found below: 

1. 24-HOUR EMERGENCY STUDENT LINE: 

Available to: 

  • Students 
  • Natural parents and Educational consultants 
  • School Administration, teachers, advisors 
  • Housemasters and homestay families 

Note: ISGC will be available to assist students, parents and school staff with the following emergencies: injury, critical illness, loss of passport, detainment by Immigration or Law enforcement, suspension, expulsion, family emergency. 

2. NOTARIZED GUARDIANSHIP LETTER: (courier fees additional) 

  • Required document for Canadian Study Permit and Canadian Visa (TRV) application 
  • Allows ISGC to act in legal, medical, Immigration and school emergencies 
  • Allows ISGC to assist with Immigration issues when students enter/exit Canada (as required) 
  • Allows ISGC to complete school permission forms (low risk activities) 

ISGC uses the official recognized custodianship declaration document provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Both ISGC and parents are required to complete both pages of the application. Instructions will be provided to parents. 

3. LONG WEEKEND PROGRAM ** 

*Additional cost for ISGC Trips/Homestay/Transportation/UM airport services 

  • ISGC Chaperoned Trips within Canada and the US 
  • Homestay services arranged for school holidays, breaks, suspensions, early or late flight arrivals/departures 
  • Homestay available for Long Term Programs during March Break/Christmas Break 
  • Host family details and contact information provided to school and natural parents 
  • 24-hour monitoring and emergency service for students during Homestay program 
  • Airport transfers/local transfers arranged 
  • Flight bookings arranged by ISGC, payment collected from parents directly 
  • Unaccompanied Minor (UM) services available for students under 16 years old (as required) 
  • Airport “Meet and Greet” at gate upon arrival to Canada when booking a transfer through ISGC 

4. STUDENT & PARENT SUPPORT 

  • Monitor success and well-being of student through e-mail, telephone, school visits during school year 
  • Meet and Greet NEW and RETURNING Students on Registration Day in September 
  • Friendly and reliable contact for students during emergency (24-hours) and non-emergency times (regular office hours) 
  • Assistance with personal purchases/requests 

5. LANGUAGE SUPPORT 

  • Language support and communication to students in the following languages: Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, English, Ukrainian, French 
  • Additional language translations available on request. Prices will vary and ISGC will provide a quote upon request. 

6. PERMISSION FORMS 

  • Reviewing, signing, and submitting permission forms for activities related to school that are outside the regular activities of the school day – trips, volunteer work, athletic events, special events, weekend leave etc. 

For more information about Package 2, please contact info@isguardianshipcanada.com or call 416-792-3585. 

If you have any questions about the Appleby Guardianship Program, please contact the Admissions Office at 905-845-4681, ext. 216. 

Additional ISGC Services for International Students 

ISGC is available to help you and your child with many additional services. Please contact our team with any inquiries you have throughout the school year. 

  • • Immigration Services, such as travel visas to other countries 
  • • Homestay & Accommodation Services 
  • • Transportation Services 
  • • Student Trips 
  • • Academic Support Services 
  • • Student Requests 
  • • Notaries 
  • • Travel Consent forms 
  • • Translations 
  • • Co-validation of Transcripts 
  • • Letters of Invite (for parents visiting their child in Canada) 
  • • Chaperoning & supervised custom outings (concerts, day trips, cultural events) 

ISGC works closely with Appleby College to ensure an easy transition for our students. We provide the care and support needed for students studying in Canada and we encourage parents to consider ISGC’s Guardianship Program as a valuable resource and support for you and your child. 

For more information about ISGC’s Guardianship Program, please contact info@isguardianshipcanada.com or call 416-792-3585. 

If you have any questions about the Appleby Guardianship Program, please contact the Admissions Office at 905-845-4681, ext. 216. 

Host Family Programme

Host Family Programme 2018-2019 

Appleby College requires that each distant or international boarding student has a Local Host Family while attending school. The Host Family is essentially a support system for the student, acting as a local contact for the school. The Host Family must be English-speaking and must reside within 100 kms of Appleby College. 

There are five long weekends during the 2018-2019 school year (see below). The school is closed on each of these weekends and no supervision is provided by the school. The Host Family is responsible for picking up and housing the student on these occasions, unless alternate arrangements are agreed upon between the host family, student and student’s parents/guardians prior to such weekends. The same expectation applies should the student find himself or herself in need of a home due to a disciplinary action. The school is also closed for the Winter Holiday and March Break; however, students generally return home during these breaks and do not require housing support. 

Long Weekends for 2018-2019 (tentative and subject to change): 

  • Thanksgiving Weekend: Thursday, October 4 at 3:50 p.m. to 
  • Monday, October 8 at 9:30 p.m. (Boarders) 
  • November Long Weekend: Thursday, November 8 at 3:50 p.m. to 
  • Monday, November 13 at 9:30 p.m. (Boarders) 
  • February Long Weekend: Thursday, February 14 at 3:50 p.m. to 
  • Monday, February 18 at 9:30 p.m. (Boarders) 
  • Easter Long Weekend: Thursday, April 18 at 3:50 p.m. to 
  • Monday, April 22 at 9:30 p.m. (Boarders) 
  • May Long Weekend: Thursday, May 16 at 3:50 p.m. to 
  • Monday, May 20 at 9:30 p.m. (Boarders) 

Distant or international boarding students’ families have two options for securing a Host Family: 

Option 1: Local Host Family 

This option is appropriate for a distant or international family who has identified their own local Host Family. The Host Family must agree to the expectations listed below and with this option either the parent or their self-appointed Host Parent would be the main school contact throughout the year. To choose this option, please fill out and submit the electronic Host Parent Information form. 

Parents and Host Parents should assist in ensuring the student is properly equipped with necessary school items, including uniform, stationery and appropriate outerwear. 

Parents and Host Parents should attend Grade Parties in September and Parent-Teacher Conferences in November and April. 

Parents and Host Parents should Read the Code of Conduct, support all school policies, and review these documents with the student. 

Host Parents are valued members of the Appleby community and are welcome at all Appleby functions and events open to parents. They are encouraged to communicate with House Directors, Advisors and Faculty if there are any questions or concerns. 

Option 2: ISGC Home Stay Package: $60-$100 + tax per day 

Please note that transportation to and from your child’s school is additional. 

Appleby College has also retained International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC) to assist our international families in this capacity. 

The ISGC Home Stay Package is a variable option. There is no commitment required, and you may choose to use ISGC’s Home Stay services for any number of long weekends as required. During long weekends International students may attend a school or ISGC trip, stay with a friend or local relative, or stay with a local Canadian Host Family through ISGC. 

To book short-term Home Stay services through ISGC please contact ISGC directly at 416-7923585 or info@isguardianshipcanada.com

If you have any questions about the Appleby Host Family Program, please contact Nicole Da Silva, coordinator, admissions at 905-845-4681, ext. 216. 

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Main Phone: 905-845-4681, ext. 0
Fax: 905-845-9828
Admissions: 905-845-4681, ext. 216
Email: admissions@appleby.on.ca

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