An Appleby College arts tradition continues Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28 as the school's performance of Sister Act takes place at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.


Last year's production, High School Musical on Stage!, was a hit with audiences and this year's show is sure to have everyone singing (and dancing) along. Sister Act is a feel-good musical comedy based on the hit film that has audiences jumping to their feet! When Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the police are sure she won't be found: disguised as a nun in a convent! Deloris uses her disco moves and singing talent to breathe new life into the church, but in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. Filled with powerful gospel music, high energy dancing, Sister Act is a tribute to the universal power of friendship.


Those attending the Tuesday, February 27 performance are invited to join us for a post-show opening night reception kindly hosted by the Appleby College Parents' Association in the foyer of the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.


Tickets are available for both performances for $20 each and can be purchased through the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office only. Be sure to purchase your tickets as soon as possible as they are sure to sell out fast. To order, please click here or call 905-815-2021.


I look forward to seeing you at the theatre!


Marg Hagey
Assistant Head of School, Co-curricular Programs & Student Leadership


New Time-lapse Video!


Construction continues to move forward! Concrete walls and floors are now poured. Click here to view the new A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life time-lapse video. To view the progress anytime, visit the live feed at

2018-2019 School Calendar

Please click here to view the 2018-2019 Appleby school year calendar.
New: Global Experiential and Athletics Trip Forms

New this year, parents of students participating in a global experiential or athletics trip this March will receive an Acknowledgement of Risk e-mail outlining trip details and student requirements. Parents are asked to review the information provided and acknowledge that they have read and understand the nature of the trip when prompted. The confirmation(s) must be received by the deadline noted in the form. Please keep in mind that this confirmation is in addition to the notarized documentation that you may be required to submit for select outings. Thank you for your support.
Athletics at Appleby

Appleby's athletics teams have multiple games this week - it would be great to see parents, students and siblings cheer on the Blue Dogs! Click here for the game schedule.

Upper Two Global Leadership Summit Application Due Today!


Upper Two students interested in attending the Global Student Leadership Summit are asked to submit a hard copy of the application form to faculty member Connie Serra by Monday, February 12. For more details about the summit, please click here.

Senior One Debating Competition - Parent Judges Needed

The 2018 Senior One Debating Competition will take place on Tuesday, February 13. We are in need of parent judges to help with the event from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. If you are new to debating, not to worry - information will be provided before judging begins over coffee and pastries in the employee lounge. If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail faculty member Chris Patterson

Chapel Service


Grade Band chapel services this week have been planned and organized by Senior Two student Ana Grant, and will focus on the theme of Black History Month. On Wednesday, February 14 Upper Two Student Aybek Furkhati will be presenting his chapel speech. 


Ash Wednesday Service

On Wednesday, February 14 we will be hosting a special Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 a.m. in the John Bell Chapel to mark the beginning of Lent. All are welcome to attend!

Middle School Science Fair Judges Needed

Members of the Appleby community (faculty, staff and parents) are needed to serve as judges for Appleby's annual Middle School Science Fair on Thursday, February 15 at 1:15 p.m. While we would prefer some prior science experience, no extensive scientific background is necessary, as you will be provided with judging instructions before the event. We encourage you to come out and see some amazing projects from our Middle School students. To volunteer, please contact faculty member Odianosen Iyamabo.
Parent Input on Appleby's Advisor Program

Each year Appleby undertakes an evaluation of the Advisor program, and an important part in this process is feedback from our parents. To learn more, please click here to view a message from Chris Patterson, director, Upper School. The advisor survey will close on Friday, February 16 at 4:00 p.m. To complete this survey, click here. We thank you for your input and time! 
InSchoolwear Annual Sale

Appleby's official uniform supplier, InSchoolwear, is holding their annual sale until Sunday, February 18. Additional details can be found in the sale flyer. Also, InSchoolwear recently updated their website. Now, to shop online, you must register with the school code "appc". Please contact InSchoolwear Oakville directly with any questions at 905-338-3030 or
Appleby's Curriculum Information Evening and Parent-Teacher Conferences

Returning Middle School, Upper School and Senior One parents are encouraged to attend Appleby's Curriculum Information Evening on Tuesday, February 20 or Thursday, February 22 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Each year, Appleby carefully reviews its academic program and makes changes and additions to improve our students' learning experience. For more details, please click here to see a video message from Diana Dodd, director, guidance and university placement. To view the Curriculum Information Evening schedule, please click here.

Parent-teacher conferences will also take place Tuesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 22 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Parents whose last name begins with A through L are encouraged to attend on February 20. Parents whose last name begins with M through Z are encouraged to attend on February 22. You will receive an e-mail prior to the sessions asking you to confirm your attendance and you are encouraged to RSVP. If you have any questions, please contact faculty member Jonathon Peever. Please click here to view the faculty location list.

Check Out These Connect-Ed Sessions!

Interested in learning a new skill or brushing up on an old one? Please join us for Appleby's 2017-2018 Connect-Ed. The Connect-Ed series is comprised of courses open to all adult members of the Appleby community. Upcoming courses include:
• Seeking Accommodations at the Post-Secondary Level, Process and Programs - Thursday, February 22

• Culinary Creations - Friday, March 2 

• Sips and Songs - Thursday, April 5 and Tuesday, June 12


To register for these and other Connect-Ed sessions, please click here.

Appleby Business Case Competition

On Saturday, February 24 Appleby will host its second annual business case competition from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lisa Lisson, President, FedEx Canada will be the keynote speaker. Members of the Appleby community are needed to serve as judges for the competition. If you are interested in judging or providing sponsorship, please contact faculty member Dave Suchanek for more information.

Confirmation Service at Appleby

On Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. a special Confirmation Service will be held in the John Bell Chapel for all students who wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. We will be welcoming The Right Reverend Michael Bird, Bishop of Niagara, as Preacher and Celebrant for this special service. Any students who are interested in exploring the possibility of receiving the sacrament of Confirmation are encouraged to contact our Chaplain, Reverend Craig Luccock.
2018 Round Square International Conference - Host Families Needed

As announced last spring, Appleby will be co-hosting the 2018 Round Square International Conference from Saturday, September 29 to Friday, October 5. We look forward to welcoming more than 300 student delegates from around the world for what promises to be an exciting and inspirational experience for all involved. Community support is vital for a successful conference. We ask that all Appleby families consider hosting visiting student delegates in their home. To register as a host family, please click here. If you have any questions, please click here for additional information, or contact Appleby's Round Square conference representatives Matt Rudisi and Andrea Kelly at
Appleby March Break & Summer Camps 2018 - Registration is Open!

While March Break Camp or Summer Camp might seem far away, the team at Appleby Camps can't wait to welcome you back for another fun-filled and exciting camp season! To check out our March Break Camps programs click here; and for our Summer Camps programs click here. As you will see, in addition to adding a number of exciting new programs, we've kept many of the 2017 programs our campers loved – including Leadership Camps specifically designed for ages 12-14, and 14-17. Senior Leadership provides participants the chance to build on the following skills: group dynamics, communication, cooperative learning, leadership styles, followership and confidence, and also gain their Standard First Aid and CPR–C certification! Please visit or contact the camp office at 905-845-4681 ext. 113 to learn more!
School Closure Procedures

In the event of a school closure parents, students and employees will be notified as early as 6:00 a.m. by e-mail and/or phone. Information can also be obtained from the school's automated information update line at 905-845-4681, ext. 540, and through local media. For closures during the school day, the same notifications apply. If you require further information on the school's emergency or security procedures, contact Katrina Samson, Head of School, 905-845-4681, ext. 298.

Social Science Essay Prizes Awarded

On February 1, the social science department awarded annual prizes for top essay writing. Jenny An was presented with the Troubetzkoy Award for Upper Two essay writing for "The Treaty of Versailles: The Peace that Ended All Peace". The Campbell Award for Essay Writing in Senior One was presented to Kathy Wang for "Savage Inequalities: Consequences of Globalization in Latin America". Congratulations!


Lunar New Year Celebration Takes Place Tonight!

Join us on Monday, February 12 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Schlesinger Dining Hall for the Lunar New Year Celebration. There will be ping-pong, games and activities, delicious food, bubble tea and performances by Appleby students. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Parents and families are welcome to attend.

Family Day Skate


Looking for something fun to do with family and friends on Family Day? Look no further! Join fellow members of the Appleby community in the J.S. Gairdner Arena on Family Day, Monday, February 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for our annual Family Day skating event. Hot chocolate and treats will be served. To register, please e-mail Kristy Marasco, alumni and parent relations coordinator at

Winter Sports Night


Parents are invited to join alumni for a great night of camaraderie and friendly competition at our annual Winter Sports Night on Tuesday, February 27 from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. To register for basketball, soccer, spinning, or squash, please e-mail Kristy Marasco, alumni and parent relations coordinator. Pizza and refreshments will be served in the employee lounge following all games.

Donations Accepted for the ACPA Garage Sale - This Thursday!


Looking to rehome some of your gently used treasures? Look no further – the ACPA Garage Sale is the perfect answer! Donations will be accepted on the following Thursday evenings: February 15, 22 and March 1, 8. Simply drop off your items in the main entrance area of the J.S. Gairdner Arena from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. with our parent volunteers. Accepted items include (but not limited to) new and gently used luggage and handbags, toys, clothing, tools, electronics, kitchen appliances, furniture, books, sports equipment and home décor items. Please click here for a complete list. No non-perishable items please. Should you have any questions or for more information please contact Jeff Laforet, ACPA new parent representative. The ACPA Garage Sale will be held in the J.S. Gairdner Arena on Saturday, April 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Get Your Tickets for the 80's Social!

Join the Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) on Saturday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m. and travel back to the 1980's for a totally awesome night out with parents, alumni and friends. Grab your scrunchies, leg warmers and aviators and get ready for a radical time!

Don't wig out - get your tickets now by clicking hereFor more information, please e-mail Kim Szigeti-Khan, ACPA social chair.


Boarder Study Break


Do you like to bake? On Tuesday, February 13 parents and guardians will be treating boarders to a Study Break in the Schlesinger Dining Hall. Parents may donate homemade or store bought treats (and healthier options) to be served with hot chocolate. Valentine theme treats are especially welcome! Volunteers are invited to help hand out the treats from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. on February 13. Food donations can be dropped off in the kitchen throughout the day, or brought to the ACPA meeting held that evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Raymond Massey Reading Room. Please ensure treats are in a disposable container. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Lisa Guglietti, ACPA campus life representative.


Order a Grad Ring!

To help celebrate your milestone achievement, the ACPA is proud to offer our line of graduation rings, designed in conjunction with Knar Jewellery of Oakville. Available in sterling silver, 10K and 14K rose, yellow or white gold. Grad Ring Days will be held on Tuesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 22 outside the Schlesinger Dining Hall during lunch, and outside the Gym during parent-teacher interviews. The deadline to order a ring for guaranteed delivery by graduation is Friday, May 4. Rings can also be ordered online or in person at the College Shop and customized for any graduating year. For more information, please contact Kym Larsen of Knar Jewellery at 289-795-4483 or Cheryl Smith, ACPA College Shop coordinator at 416-702-2315.

ACPA Coffee Morning


All parents are invited to the ACPA Coffee Morning on Friday, March 2 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., in the Schlesinger Dining Hall. Come for coffee, croissants and conversation! Dress code is casual. We will be making signage for the Garage Sale (taking place on Saturday, April 28) and sharing ideas for the exciting event. Parents are asked to bring one gently used item to donate to the sale. Kindly RSVP to Kristy Marasco, alumni and parent relations coordinator at

Employee Appreciation Lunch - Volunteers Needed


The 2018 ACPA Employee Appreciation Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. in the Schlesinger Dining Hall. This has become an annual event eagerly anticipated by all Appleby employees, and is our way of showing sincere gratitude for their tireless efforts throughout the year. To make this event a success we need you! We welcome food contributions including hot and cold entrées, appetizers, or salads. Alternatively, monetary donations are also accepted and are used toward a carving station. Most importantly, we welcome all parents to volunteer at this special luncheon. To sign-up for food contributions, to volunteer, or for more information, please e-mail Theresa Larson, ACPA grade parties and staff appreciation.

Lost and Found

Lost something? We are always here to help! E-mail or visit us in the McCraney Barn during regular College Shop hours. Please remember to include a name in all uniform items, winter coats, boots, hats, scarves, gloves and any other items brought to school. It is our mission to reunite students with their lost items! 

Turnover Shop Sale!

Need a spare blazer? We have gently used blazers, shirts, kilts and pants, as well as sports uniforms all in stock at half price, or less the cost of new. On sale now - sweaters and vests for only $7! Find what you need at the Turnover Shop, located in the McCraney Barn and open year round during College Shop hours.
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