On Thursday, October 18, Appleby students and employees will be participating in the school's 49th annual Walkathon.


A much loved school tradition, Appleby's Walkathon first began in 1969 and raised $2,800. Since then, the school community has raised more than $977,000 for various local, national and international charities. This year's goal is to raise $65,000 and we challenge participants to surpass it. Funds raised will be donated to support organizations including: United Way of Halton & Hamilton, Oakville Community Foundation and Angel Xpress. To see what's in store for the exciting day click here to view photos from the 2017 Walkathon.


Students have an online participant profile for Appleby's Annual Walkathon, enabling them to share their participation with friends and family and track the progress of funds raised. If you would like to make a pledge to support a participant, you can access their page by visiting the main Walkathon page and searching for their name. Tax receipts are automatically generated and will be sent to the e-mail you provide. For additional information on this year's Walkathon please visit the Contact Us page.


I encourage everyone to play a role in helping make this year's Walkathon the best one yet. There are several exciting volunteer opportunities available for parents, grandparents and alumni interested in supporting participants by directing and cheering our students along the route. The length of volunteer time is very flexible - from two hours to the duration of the event. If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please e-mail Caroline Fleury, Walkathon committee parent volunteer. If you plan on participating in the Walkathon, please contact Heidi Ludwick, global education coordinator.


We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Walkathon!


Marg Hagey
Assistant Head of School, Co-Curricular Programs and Director, Student Leadership


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


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


If you haven't seen it already, the exclusive, official, merchandise for Appleby College's 2019 Gala is now available for sale through the College Shop! Support the event by purchasing a S'well water bottle ($45 + tax) or Lindo F toque ($89 + tax).

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


Also, be sure to check out the progress made to date on the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life! Click here to view a new time-lapse video.


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.

Student Photo Days

Portraits by Mina of Oakville will be taking individual student photos from Tuesday, October 9 to Friday, October 12 at Appleby. Students will be e-mailed the schedule with their time to have their photo taken. Please ask your student(s) which day is his/her appointed session and ensure a tidy uniform is worn that day (white shirts will yield best photographic results). Any questions about ordering school photos or retakes should be directed to Portraits by Mina at (905) 842-6777.

Chapel Service


On Wednesday, October 10 Senior School student and International Prefect Kevin Ding will present his chapel speech.


On Friday, October 12 we will be welcome Father Nadim Nassar, Executive Director and Founder of the Awareness Foundation as our guest speaker. Also on October 12, Middle School students will be in Willis Hall during chapel where they will hear a special presentation from Candace Ray, Director of Services and Operations at the Lighthouse for Grieving Children.

Presentations in Upper and Senior School Physical Education Classes


On Monday, October 15, Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17, as part of Appleby's Physical Education curriculum, students in Upper and Senior School will be participating in Weed Out the Risk (WOTR), an interactive, harm reduction program about the risks associated with cannabis use and driving, or being a passenger in a car driven by someone who has used cannabis. The programming is offered to schools across Canada in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the included content is in addition to what is currently covered in the health and physical education curriculum. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca MacDonald, department head, physical & health education. 

Opportunity to Attend the 2018 Canadian Roots Exchange Youth Gathering in Saskatoon


Interested students from Upper One to Senior Two are invited to apply to be participants in the Canadian Roots Exchange Youth Gathering in Saskatoon from Thursday, November 15 to Saturday, November 17, 2018.  This will be the third year that Appleby has sent delegates to this one-of-a-kind conference. The gathering brings together indigenous and non-indigenous youth from across the country to allow them to learn from community elders, guest speakers, and each other. If you would like to attend this year's conference, please contact Reverend Craig Luccock, Chaplain or Dr. Ellen Palmer, faculty. The deadline for applying to attend the conference is Tuesday, October 16. For more information you may also visit the conference website:

US Guidance and SAT Preparation


Senior One students interested in learning about the application process to colleges and universities in the United States should be enrolled in US Guidance, a non-credit course that takes place once a week in a lunch-and-learn format from Friday, November 23 until March Break. To assist students with their preparation for the SAT, the Princeton Review Company is running a course on Appleby's campus. The SAT course begins in January for the Saturday, May 4, 2019 test date. There is a fee associated with this course, please review the flyer for details including a discount code.

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 this month.

Bring Your Difference was a Great Success!

Appleby College co-hosted the 2018 Round Square International Conference (RSIC) from September 29 to October 5, along with Ashbury College (Ottawa) and Lower Canada College (Montreal). Approximately 300 students (15 to 17 years old) and 150 adult delegates from about 60 Round Square member schools visited the Appleby community and participated in various adventure and leadership activities. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported what was an amazing experience for all! To see images from the conference, visit Appleby's RSIC social media accounts, @rsic2018appleby on Instagram, @rsic2018appleby on Twitter and RSIC 2018 / Appleby on YouTube.


Upper One Student Earns Second Place

On October 3, Appleby's cross-country team participated in a meet at Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas, Ontario. Hundreds of athletes ran in the cool, muddy conditions. Upper One student Riley Flemington placed second in the Midget boys 4K with a time of 14:34.3. Congratulations to the team on a great start to the season!


University and College Admissions Visits to Appleby


University and College Admissions Lunch 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:


• Tuesday, October 9, University of Toronto (all campuses), 11:40 a.m. and 12:40 p.m., LEC

Wednesday, October 10, University of British Columbia, 11:40 a.m. and 12:40 p.m., LEC

Thursday, October 11, Huron, Brescia and King's University Colleges at Western University, 11:40 a.m. and 12:40 p.m.

• Friday, October 12, University of Ottawa, 12:40 p.m., Raymond Massey Reading Room

Canadian Universities Fair

Appleby will be hosting the Canadian Universities Fair on Tuesday, October 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 in the gym. A short presentation will be followed by a fair for students and families to speak with admissions representatives from universities including: The University of British Columbia and Dalhousie. Please click here to view the complete listing of visiting schools. Registration is encouraged. Please click here to RSVP.

 New Parent Coffee Morning

All new and returning parents are invited to a New Parent Coffee Morning on Thursday, October 11 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. in the Schlesinger Dining Hall. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents in your child's grade as well as members of the ACPA. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in informal, fun activities and learn about Appleby's history and geography. Please RSVP to Andy Jelinek, director, parent relations. 

Appleby's Fall Open Houses 

Appleby Open Houses will be held on Saturday, October 13 and Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Prospective students and their families are invited to explore all that Appleby has to offer. Student ambassadors will be conducting tours and school administrators, current parents and faculty will be on hand to answer any questions. For further information, please contact Kim English, admissions officer at 905-845-4681 ext. 252 or

2018 Appleby Walkathon


Volunteers Needed

Appleby's annual Walkathon committee is looking for any interested parents, guardians and grandparents who would like to volunteer at this community event. The Walkathon will be held on Thursday, October 18 and is made better by the volunteers who help to encourage children along the route. This is a great opportunity to get to know other parents, guardians and employees! Roles include cheering the participants along the route and handing out water and treats. If you are interested, please contact Caroline Fleury, Walkathon committee parent volunteer.


Registration and Fundraising

All students should be registered for Appleby's annual Walkathon by Friday, October 12. Many students will have completed this in their advisor meetings, however, if students did not get a chance, they are encouraged to visit the event webpage. If you would like to make a pledge to support a participant, you can access their page by visiting the main Walkathon page and searching for their name. This year's event will support organizations including: United Way of Halton & Hamilton, Oakville Community Foundation and Angel Xpress.


Boarder Study Break –Tuesday, October 9, 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.


Do you like to bake? Would you like to visit your child who is in boarding? On Tuesday, October 9 parents and guardians will be treating Appleby 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. Volunteers are invited to help hand out the snacks from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. on October 9. Food donations can be dropped off in the kitchen anytime 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.

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 next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m., in the Raymond Massey Reading Room. In preparation for the meeting please review the agenda. After this meeting we will be taking homemade snacks to the Schlesinger Dining Hall for the boarders to enjoy at their first official "Boarder Break" of the school year. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Julia Baillie, recording secretary.

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