I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer and that you are all looking forward to the start of a new school year. To those returning to Appleby - welcome back! And, to those who are just beginning their Appleby experience, I extend a special welcome. We have great things in store for you.

The first few days of school in September are always exciting and over the coming days you will learn about the various experiences available to your children and you at Appleby - I encourage you to get involved in the many events and activities offered throughout the year. They offer great opportunities to get to know the school better and meet the wonderful individuals that make up the Appleby community.

I would like to remind everyone about our morning drop-off protocol as part of our on-going efforts to create a pedestrian friendly campus. Parents who are dropping off students are asked to do so in front of the Nicholas Arts Centre. Directional signage and Commissioners will be present during this time to help direct visitors to campus as appropriate. Students should not be dropped off anywhere else on campus except the laneway in front of the Nicholas Arts Centre. The residential or inner ring road will be closed to all traffic except medical visitors Mondays between 8:45 and 9:05 a.m. (with the exception of today - the first day of school) and Tuesday to Friday between 7:45 and 8:05 a.m. Also, as progress continues on the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life, a reminder that the two-way traffic signage is for heavy construction vehicles only. All other vehicles are to maintain one-way traffic throughout campus. As heavy construction vehicles enter the campus, please yield as necessary. Thank you for your continued cooperation in keeping our campus safe.

I look forward to seeing you on campus over the coming weeks, especially during the Grade Parties and at Homecoming. If we haven't had an opportunity to meet, please be sure to say "hi" and introduce yourself.

Here's to an exciting school year!

Innes van Nostrand


Second release of tickets and exclusive merchandise for the Gala are now available!


We're excited to announce the exclusive, official, merchandise for Appleby College's 2019 Gala. Support the event by purchasing a S'well water bottle ($45 + tax) or Lindo F toque ($89 + tax). Items will be available for purchase through the Appleby College Shop and on Homecoming Day (Saturday, September 15) at the Gala Pop-up, located in the Schlesinger Dining Hall foyer.


Visit to purchase your Gala tickets today! Want more information about the event? Be sure to check out the FAQ on how you can get involved.

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


Also, it's been a busy summer on the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life construction site. To see the progress made to date, please click here to view a new time-lapse video.

New Access Control System on Campus

The safety and welfare of our students at Appleby College is our number one priority. In keeping with our commitment Appleby is implementing a new access control system throughout campus which will result in restricted access to school buildings effective Monday, September 24. During regular school hours, all students and employees will be required to use their school-issued student cards and key fobs to enter an exterior door. Visitors to the school may enter only through the main reception in the Nicholas Arts Centre. Outside of regular school hours and on weekends, all school buildings will be locked, including the Nicholas Arts Centre front reception. Residences will continue to have restricted access until 11:00 p.m., after which time all residences will be locked. Thank you for your patience as we test and evaluate the new access control system over next few weeks. Additional details will be shared in a future issue of Appleby This Week.
Chapel Service
We're looking forward to an amazing year for the Chapel program at Appleby! On Wednesday, September 12 Head Prefect and Senior Two student Meredith Brown will present her chapel speech.

Founders Chapel will take place on Friday, September 14 and our guest speaker will be alumnus Wil Prakash Fujarczuk '08.
Special Notices from Appleby's Health Centre

Students diagnosed with Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes, and/or Epilepsy:
Appleby requires students diagnosed with Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes and/or Epilepsy to have their family physician complete an appropriate Plan of Care form which is to be submitted to the Health Centre annually. Arrangements will be made for all students with a Plan of Care to meet with Marlene MacLellan, Health Centre Director, to review and discuss their Plan of Care. Click on the link(s) below to access the appropriate Plan of Care form. Please contact Marlene MacLellan at or 905-845-4681 ext. 234 if you have any questions.

Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan form (Anaphylactic students are required to carry their EpiPen on them at all times, as well as provide the Health Centre with an additional EpiPen. If unable to provide the Health Centre with an EpiPen by the first day of school one will be ordered on the student's behalf and charged to the student's account.)
Asthma Action Plan form (Asthmatic students must carry their inhalers with them at all times.)
Diabetes Plan of Care form*
Epileptic Plan of Care form*

*A Plan of Care form for those students with Diabetes and/or Epilepsy is a requirement of the Ministry of Education as of June 2018.
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.
Outdoor Education Fall 2018

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 Monday, September 17 to Thursday, September 20. The trip will focus on outdoor and experiential learning at the YMCA Camp Cedar Glen in Bolton, Ontario. Their beautiful 200-acre property is the perfect location for students to be introduced to Appleby's outdoor education program. Some of the highlights of the trip include high ropes courses, archery lessons, campfires and an Aboriginal studies activity. 

Middle Two
Middle Two students will be participating in a four-day Experiential Education trip to YMCA Camp Pine Crest with a focus on outdoor skills and grade cohesion. This trip will be running from Tuesday, May 7 to Friday, May 10, 2019. Some highlights of this trip will include participating in unique activities such as high ropes courses, archery, canoe lessons and a one-night overnight camping trip to some of the nearby islands. More details will be provided at an information session in the spring prior to the trip.

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 13 to Tuesday, September 18, Tuesday, September 18 to Sunday, September 23 and Sunday, September 23 to Friday, September 28. More details will be provided directly to Upper One students and parents. 

New Senior One and Senior Two Outdoor Education Trip
From Friday, September 28 to Wednesday, October 3 new students in Senior One and Senior Two will be travelling to the S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus on Lake Temagami. While there the students will participate in group building activities and participate in a canoe trip through some of Ontario's most beautiful lakes. This trip will provide a unique opportunity for students to make new friends, and to complete the adventurous journey component of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. An information session for students will be held during their new boarder orientation week.
Are You Taking Recreation and Fitness Leadership (PLF4MN)?

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:
• Middle One Outdoor Education Trip: September 17-20 (YMCA Camp Cedar Glen)
• New Senior One and Senior Two Outdoor Education Trip: September 28 - October 3 (S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus)
• Middle Two Outdoor Education Trip: May 7-10 (YMCA Camp Pine Crest)

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 26 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 program and course; Global Experiential Programs in December and 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.
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 (applications closed)
Guatemala (Upper Two-Senior Two) – sustainability & community development
Morocco (Upper Two-Senior Two) – culture & community development

Applications are open for the Guatemala and Morocco programs and should be submitted to the Global Education office (MB205) on or before Monday, October 1, 2018. The Germany trip applications are closed.

The programs available in March 2019 will include:
• Cambodia (Upper Two-Senior Two) – history reconciliation & community development
• Canada Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (Upper One-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: Honduras (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 on Wednesday, September 26 where more details will be available regarding the programming above.
2018-2019 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 the spring, there will be a Young Round Square Regional Conference. We will also continue our Middle School exchange program with Glen Lyon Norfolk School, Rothesay Netherwood School and other partner schools in North America. 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 26.

Another part of the Middle School Experiential Program includes whole grade trips at the Middle One and Middle Two level. The first of these programs is the Middle Two class travelling to Ottawa from Monday, September 17 to Thursday, September 20. The Middle One program will take place in early May, with students travelling to Quebec City.
Round Square International Conference

We are very proud to be co-hosting the 2018 Round Square International Conference (RSIC) with Ashbury College in Ottawa and Lower Canada College in Montreal from Saturday, September 29 to Friday, October 5, 2018.

The theme of the conference will be Bring your Difference and together, with 60 schools from around the world, we look forward to what promises to be an exciting and inspirational experience as we share and celebrate with participants Appleby's story of diversity and inclusivity. The 2018 RSIC will also feature keynote speakers and activities that embrace adventure and service as we introduce delegates to beautiful Muskoka. We look forward to sharing this exciting event with you!

Round Square International Service Projects - December 2018

In addition to the service projects offered by Appleby, Round Square is offering one service project this December to Sri Lanka. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis until Friday, September 28. The dates for the project are Saturday, December 8 to Friday, December 21. 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 2019

The upcoming Round Square Americas Regional Conference will be hosted by Markham College, Lima, Peru. Stay tuned for more information about this conference which will be available in October.

Michelle Li Earns Spot on WLSA Student Council 


Over the summer, Senior One student Michelle Li was awarded a position on the World Leading School Association (WLSA) student council which she will hold for two years. The WLSA Student Council members are Ambassadors for the organization, provide a youth voice for the conference and deliver projects that reflect WLSA values - offering a chance to practice their leadership positions. Congratulations! 


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 was sent via e-mail to you on August 23.

• Middle One and Middle Two Grade Party: Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.
• Upper One Grade Party: Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.
• Upper Two and Senior One Grade Party: Monday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.
• Senior Two Grade Party: Monday, September 10, 6:30 p.m.

Homecoming 2018!


Parents and current students are invited to join alumni, parents of alumni and past and current employees at Appleby's 2018 Homecoming Day on Saturday, September 15. Highlights include the pancake breakfast, athletic games, Blue Dog pep rally, KidZone activities, 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 14 at the Royal Ontario Golf Club. Register by visiting:

University and College Admissions Visits


Appleby's Guidance department brings admissions representatives from over 100 colleges and universities in Canada and around the world to our campus each fall to meet with students and their families. Keep an eye out for a list of the schools visiting over lunch in future issues of Appleby This Week. Students in Upper Two to Senior Two are encouraged to attend and learn about schools of interest to them. Families and guardians are also invited to attend these lunch-time sessions – just sign in at Nicholas Arts Centre front reception the day of the presentation and confirm the room location. Upcoming lunch presentations include:


Monday, September 17 – Western University, 11:40 a.m. and 12:40 p.m.
Tuesday, September 18 – Queen's University Bader Castle Programs, 11:40 a.m.
Wednesday, September 19 – University of New Brunswick, 11:40 a.m.
Wednesday, September 19 – University of Guelph, 12:40 p.m.
Thursday, September 20 – University of Southern California (USA), 11:40 a.m.
Thursday, September 20 – University of Guelph Humber, 12:40 p.m.
Friday, September 21 – Villanova University (USA), 11:40 a.m.
Friday, September 21 – Lakehead University, 12:40 p.m.


In addition to these lunch-time presentations, there are two larger evening fairs taking place this fall. Students and families are encouraged to attend. More details will follow in the coming weeks.


Tuesday, October 2, International Universities Fair, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 9, Out-of-Province Canadian Universities Fair, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Appleby College Annual Walkathon 

The 2018 Appleby Annual Walkathon will take place on Thursday, October 18. If you would like to run, prepare by following the Physical Education Department's running tips to ensure you are ready for this event!


The College Shop Has New Wind Suits - and a Sale!


Welcome back everyone! Be sure to visit the College Shop to see all of the new items in stock, including the new "Kewl" wind suits. They are available in youth, women's and men's sizes. Also, The College Shop is having a sale! In honour of the first Spirit Day on Monday, September 17, you will receive 15 per cent off your purchase of House sweatshirts and t-shirts from Monday, September 10 until Monday, September 17 (some restrictions apply).

Notice of ACPA Executive Meeting


As a parent at Appleby, you are welcome and encouraged to attend meetings of the Appleby College Parents' Association Executive Committee. Our first of the school year will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at 8:00 a.m., in the Raymond Massey Reading Room. In preparation for the meeting please review the agenda. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Julia Baillie, recording secretary.

Volunteers Needed for Homecoming - Saturday, September 15

If you are available during Appleby's Homecoming on Saturday, September 15, the ACPA needs your help! We're looking for Appleby College Pop-Up Shop and ACPA Spirit Table volunteers. The following shifts are available:


ACPA Pop-Up Shop

8:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Four people needed to help with set-up and staffing

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Four people needed to staff the pop-up shop and help with take-down 


ACPA Spirit Table

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Four people needed to staff the table
12:00 to 2:30 p.m.: Four people needed to staff the table 

If you can volunteer, please sign-up by clicking here. Also, please consider attending one of the many events that take place throughout the school year! Click here to see a list of upcoming ACPA events. 

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