On Friday, May 25, more than 40 Alumni delegates from the Class of 1954 to the Class of 2016 gathered together for Appleby's third Alumni Leaders Forum (ALF), an annual event that engages the Alumni community to share their knowledge and insights on a number of school related topics. This diverse group of Alumni, passionate about their alma mater, provided invaluable feedback and participated in a variety of discussions on the future of Appleby.


In addition to a meet and greet, attending chapel, listening to a student IB presentation, and having lunch with current students, the group engaged in roundtable sessions to discuss topics identified as key to the continued success of Appleby. Alumni were tasked with providing feedback on key areas for Appleby to differentiate itself from other schools, areas of focus for global education, and how to improve the Alumni Mentoring Program. 


Also, as part of the day's activities I announced a very special initiative – the S.H. Gudewill '73 $1 Million Alumni Challenge. Thanks to the incredible generosity of Class of 1973 alumnus Sam Gudewill, all Alumni gifts to the school over the next 12 months will be matched, dollar-for-dollar up to a maximum of $1 million. By issuing this challenge, Sam is encouraging Alumni donors to double the impact of their gift in support of the A.W.B. Alumni Centre, the Appleby Fund and needs-based Scholarships, helping to ensure Appleby continues to provide an exceptional learning environment - today and for generations to come. 


We look forward to sharing updates from this year's ALF in a future issue of the Quarterly.


Innes van Nostrand



Limited first release tickets will be available Tuesday, May 29 for Appleby's 2019 Gala Field of Dreams!


You may be wondering why the Gala announcement is in the construction section...can you guess where it will be taking place?!


Join us for a magical evening on Saturday, April 27, 2019 as we mark the grand opening of the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life! Catch up with friends, mix and mingle in the silent auction boutique, bid on fabulous experiences in the live auction, enjoy delicious food and tear up the dance floor, all in support of the school!


Limited first release tickets will be available Tuesday, May 29 for Appleby's 2019 Gala Field of Dreams!

Visit tomorrow for more information on the event and get your tickets while they last! A second release of tickets will be available in September.

Questions? Don't hesitate to contact Victoria Harrison '06 manager, events at or 905-845-4681 ext. 168.


Click here to watch the progress being made on the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life.


Check Out Appleby's Redesigned Website 


Appleby recently launched a redesigned website. We invite you to visit When you do, be prepared for a new online experience complete with an innovative contemporary design and creative platform providing visually impactful and informative content about the Appleby experience.


The new website offers a variety of features, such as: rotating billboards featuring Appleby highlights, a social media feed showcasing Appleby's posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, at-a-glance buttons that link to popular pages, and an interactive world map which you can roll over and get more information on Appleby's alumni community, global education trips, and much more!


Over the coming weeks we will continue to introduce new content and features so please check back often, and we appreciate your patience as we complete the finishing touches. We also would love to get your feedback! Please forward comments to

Athletics at Appleby

Appleby's athletics teams have games this week - it would be great to see parents, students and siblings cheer on the Blue Dogs! Click here for the game schedule.
Updated 2018-2019 School Calendar

Please click here to view the 2018-2019 Appleby school year calendar.
Chapel Service

On Wednesday, May 30 Senior Two student Shadi Sadeghian will present her chapel speech. Friday's chapel will be an Interfaith Chapel Service. 
Exam Preparation Workshop

On Wednesday, May 30 guidance counsellors will be hosting a drop-in Exam Preparation Workshop. Students will have the opportunity to learn study tips and strategies to prepare for June exams. The workshop will run for both lunch periods in the G4 classroom.

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:


Culinary Creations - Friday, June 1

Sips and Songs - Tuesday, June 12
Car Cruise - Saturday, June 16

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

June Exams and POLs 

Exams will be held from Wednesday, June 13 to Wednesday, June 20, please click here for the timetable. Exams will be written in different locations on campus and students need to be aware of both the place and time. Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12 are designated as review days, please click here for the schedule. During the exam period, Middle Two students will showcase their Presentations of Learning (POL). These digital portfolios are a culminating event celebrating student academic and affective growth as they finish Middle School and will highlight meaningful learning experiences for teachers, peers, Home Form advisors, and parents across all aspects of their learning at Appleby.
Tablet Returns for Graduates and Non-Returning Students
All students not returning for the 2018-2019 school year must return their Fujitsu T936 tablet between Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the SL1 classroom (located in the Samuel Academic Resource Centre, adjacent to the Williams IT Centre). Please click here for more information regarding the return process. If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Duggan, manager, IT services.
New Parent Buddies Needed for 2018-2019 School Year

Planning is underway for the 2018-2019 school year and we are looking for New Parent Buddies! Requirements for the role include attending the New Parent Orientation on Thursday, September 6 and corresponding monthly with your new parent group throughout the school year. If you are a current Appleby parent and interested in supporting the New Parent Committee, please e-mail Andy Jelinek, director of parent relations. Thank you for considering! Your support makes our community stronger.
Host Families Needed

The 2018 Round Square International Conference is around the corner, and we are still looking for parent billeting support. We are proud to announce that we have provided beds for 275 student delegates so far. Thank you to those families who have signed up! However, we still have yet to hit our goal of 300 beds, and encourage those who haven't signed up to take part in this amazing opportunity. The experience only requires you to host the delegates for three nights (September 29, October 3, October 4), and provide breakfast and transportation to and from Appleby. With the opportunity requiring minimal support and potential for you and/or your child to act as an Appleby ambassador on a global stage, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss. To register as a host family, please click here. If you have any questions please e-mail or our student representative Corissa Larson at Thank you for making the 2018 Round Square International Conference unforgettable. 
2018-2019 Global Experiential Programs – December Applications Open
Appleby has offered global experiential programming for over 20 years and the 2018-2019 school year will continue this legacy. These programs contribute to student learning by fostering community, providing intercultural education, granting opportunities for personal growth and leadership as well as chances for building teamwork skills, reflective practices and furthering global understanding.

The December 2018 locations are:
Germany (Upper Two-Senior One) – culture & language development
Guatemala (Upper Two-Senior Two) – sustainability & community development
Morocco (Upper Two-Senior Two) – culture & community development

Applications are now open for these programs and should be submitted to the Global Education office (MB205) on or before the noted due date. Please note, applications for Germany will be accepted until June 8, 2018 only. Guatemala and Morocco applications will remain open until October 1, 2018.

The programs available in March 2019 will include:
• Cambodia (Upper Two-Senior Two) – history reconciliation & community development
• Canada Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (Upper Two-Senior Two) – indigenous issues & community partnership
• China (Upper One-Upper Two) – history & culture
• Costa Rica (Middle One-Middle Two) – sustainability & community development
• Cuba (Upper Two-Senior Two) – sustainability & economic development
• Macedonia (Upper Two-Senior One) – history & culture
• New Zealand (Upper Two-Senior Two) – indigenous issues & culture
• Panama (Upper One-Senior One) – environmental sustainability & climate change
• Romania (Upper One-Upper Two) – social service & community development
• Spain (Upper One-Senior Two) – music & culture

Applications and more details about each of these programs will be available in October 2018. Programs will also be offered in the summer of 2019. Locations include: Fiji (Upper Two-Senior One) – science field studies, and Mongolia (Upper One-Senior One) - social service & community development. Applications and more details about each of these programs will be open later in the 2018-2019 school year.

A Global Experiential Information Evening will be held at the end of September 2018. More details about this session will be available in the new school year.
Summer Academy: Advanced Functions 12

The Summer Academy is pleased to announce the addition of a second session of Advanced Functions 12 (MHF4U), offered on campus in July 2018. Due to high demand, there are already limited spaces remaining so sign-up today to reserve your spot! Please contact us directly at regarding boarding availability or any questions you may have.
Appleby Summer Camps 2018 - Registration is Open!

The team at Appleby Camps can't wait to welcome you back for another fun-filled and exciting camp season! To check out 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 opportunity to build on the following skills: group dynamics, communication, cooperative learning, leadership styles, followership and confidence, as well as 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!

Students Earn Top Results at CISAA Golf Finals


On May 23, Appleby's Girls' Golf team (Senior Two student Victoria Vastis, Upper Two student Angela Vastis and Upper One student Farah Madon) earned second place in the Girls Division at the Conference of Independent Schools Athletics Association (CISAA) finals at Westview Golf Club in Aurora. Senior One student Daniel Pepall placed second, winning silver in the Sr. Boys' Individual Competition. Congratulations!


Ramadan Iftar


Appleby students fasting for Ramadan were invited to gather with friends for Iftar on May 23. They attended a special Iftar meal in the Raymond Massey Reading Room at sunset. Thank you to everyone who helped organize this special gathering!


Senior Two Students Compete in After Dinner Speaking Competition

The final round of the Senior Two After Dinner Speaking Competition took place on May 22. Hosted by Senior Two student Braeden Kerr, finalists were chosen after an initial in-class round, and all 14 students presented entertaining and well-written speeches. Thank you to the talented videographer, Senior Two student Oscar von Moeller, and to the competition timer, Senior Two student Fabiola Gonzalez Rios. The winners of the 2018 Senior Two After Dinner Speaking Competition were Ariel Lobo in first place, Sam Weeks in second place, and Yahya Alikhan in third place. Congratulations!


Rhys Nickerson and Md. Riaz Mahmud Compete at Peel Debates


On May 19, the Senior One team of Rhys Nickerson and Md. Riaz Mahmud placed second overall, and Rhys placed third overall at the Peel Debates in Brampton. Competing against top independent and public schools from across the province, Riaz and Rhys won all of their first rounds to place in the finals, where they found themselves on the government side of a bill that would allow schools to access the private data of their students. An experienced team with exceptional knowledge and developed persuasive speaking skills, Riaz and Rhys once again finished on the podium. Congratulations!


Senior One Video Competition: New Perspectives


Congratulations to all of the top contestants on their excellent videos in this year's Senior One Video Competition. Students were asked to create a video on a new perspective in response to the driving question, "How might we present an unfamiliar perspective through the lenses of equity and objectivity?" The topic had to deal with an issue of discrimination, oppression, immigration, refugee crisis, or conflicting difference. The top video from each class went forward to a grade-wide competition. Top finishers include: first place - The Switch by Avery Bourbonnais and Tristan Montag, second place - Immigration Freestyle by Dylan Carne, Gregory Palumbo and Mark Uszkay and third place was a tie between The Breaking Point by Amanda Gibson, Bella Lecomte and Polina Galina and Suicide Note by Aidan Bradley, Johnny Houlding and Justin Schroeder. 


Ethan Parikh and Calvin Xu Represent Ontario at Canadian Junior Debate Championships


From May 4 to 6, Upper One students Ethan Parikh and Calvin Xu represented Ontario at the Canadian Junior Debate Championships held in Calgary. Debating in two prepared and four impromptu rounds, Ethan and Calvin joined more than 110 competitors from across the country vying for top speaker and top team awards. Calvin and Ethan demonstrated excellent teamwork, in-depth current event knowledge and strong debating skills as they grappled with topics that included electoral seats for Canada's Indigenous peoples, the environmental impact of single use plastic and the impact of female role models on society. The level of competition was very high, as all students had to qualify through provincial tournaments. Competing at the highest level in their first year of debate competition is a remarkable achievement and we congratulate them on their accomplishments.


Reserve Your Middle School Play Tickets Today!


The sun rises this year on The Lion King Jr., an MTI show true to the popular Disney film. Meet our growling lionesses, cackling hyenas, a kooky mandrill, an overbearing hornbill, and a meerkat-and-warthog team that will make you forget all your worries down at the Willis Hall watering hole on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 6 at 4:00 p.m. Click here to reserve your tickets. There is an eight ticket maximum per family, per performance.

Appleby Formal Tickets

Appleby is hosting its 2018 Graduation Formal on Saturday, June 23 at Rattlesnake Golf and Country Club from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. Graduating students will have the opportunity to dance and enjoy a delicious meal with their peers. Tickets are available for purchase online, please click here. Each student may purchase up to two tickets (for graduate plus a date). If bringing a guest from outside the Appleby community, please contact Michael Moores, director, Senior School, 905-845-4681 ext. 152 for an external date form. Tickets may be picked up on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12 during lunch in the Schlesinger Dining Hall.


Don't Miss the College Shop's Annual Sidewalk Sale!


The College Shop will be hosting its annual sidewalk sale on Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30 outside the Schlesinger Dining Hall during periods 4 and 5. Drop by for some great deals! The College Shop is featuring the team windsuits for 50 per cent off - come take advantage of this amazing deal while quantities last. 

ACPA Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Luncheon

The Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) invites all parents to their 2018 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. in Willis Hall, featuring a presentation from guest speakers Aubrey Baillie '63, Chair, Appleby College Board of Governors, and faculty member David Suchanek '78 to speak about the 90th Anniversary of the ACPA. Please click here to review the minutes from last year's AGM and click here to view the 2018 AGM meeting agenda. Following the AGM and guest speakers' presentations, Innes van Nostrand, Principal, invites all those who have volunteered their time for the school to his home for a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in honour of their commitment and dedication to Appleby. Please RSVP your attendance by clicking here. Should you require additional information please contact Andy Jelinek, director, parent relations or Chantal Poirier, ACPA President.

2018-2019 ACPA Executive Nominations

In accordance with ACPA Bylaws, the Nominating Committee has prepared a list of candidates for presentation at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 5. Executive Committee members elected at the Annual General Meeting will take office at the conclusion of the meeting. The term of office for each Executive Committee position shall be one year, with re-election permissible for a second term. Special thanks to the Nominating Committee for their commitment and the integrity and professional manner in which they performed their role. We have an incredibly talented and devoted pool of members in our Parents' Association. Thank you to all of our valued volunteers who enrich the Appleby community on a daily basis.


Closing Day Floral Bouquet Orders


If you are interested in surprising your graduate, friend, or teacher with a beautiful bouquet of flowers on Closing Day, the ACPA is offering on-site delivery of Closing Day bouquets through Gatto Flowers on Friday June 22. Gatto Flowers is proud to provide you with a variety of bouquet options, and the ACPA will ensure they are on campus for pick up in the Burns Family Foyer, either at the Graduating Class Breakfast (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.) or after the Closing Day ceremonies (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.). The last date to order your Closing Day bouquet is Thursday, June 7 for blue roses, and Thursday, June 14 for all other options. Please click here to place your order.

Annual Book Return & Sale


Mark your calendars for the annual book return and sale on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20. This is a great opportunity to clear your shelves and return textbooks. Books in good condition will be considered by the Canadian School Book Exchange, and if resold, a cheque or credit will be issued to you.


Book Return
Tuesday, June 19: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Nicholas Arts Centre Foyer
Wednesday, June 20: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Gym


Book Sale
Wednesday, June 20: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Gym


For more information or questions, please contact Cindy Zeng, ACPA Book Return & Sale.


Grad Rings


If you missed the deadline to order a grad ring, but would still like to purchase one, we would be happy to assist you. You can place your order online or in person at the College Shop. 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. As orders will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks to complete, we can not guarantee delivery by Closing Day.

Lost and Found 

Let's keep our Lost and Found cupboards empty this term and your items where they belong! If you have lost items, please e-mail as soon as possible, or visit the McCraney Barn during College Shop hours. 

Turnover Shop Donation Drive - Support your House!

As the school year ends, and co-curriculars finish, do you have gently used sports and uniform items that you no longer need? Each House is asked to take part in a "Turnover Shop Donation Drive" and collect items by Wednesday, June 20. Help us recycle and replenish our stock. Drop off gym wear, tracksuits, pants, kilts, blazers, shirts, etc. in the donation bins in each residence, in locker rooms, at the McCraney Barn during regular College Shop hours, or at Nicholas Arts Centre front reception. All proceeds support the school. Thank you for your help!
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