Residential Life Philosophy
Boarding is an integral part of Appleby's curriculum. The Residential Life Program'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 35 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.
- Residential Life Team
Residential Life Team
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- The Director of Residential Life provides leadership and support to the Residential Life faculty and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of an effective Residential Life Program for all boarders at Appleby.
- House Directors are the faculty members responsible for boarding students in each house. They can be reached most easily and quickly by e-mail. They can also be contacted through voicemail at 905-845-4681 or the House answering machine.
- House Faculty Teams are comprised of a House Director, Assistant House Director and Residential Don for each of the 4 boarding houses. These three House Faculty members live in apartments/houses attached to each boarding house. Each house faculty team directly cares for and supervises all boarders in their boarding house and develops and delivers a curriculum that addresses student needs and interests. In addition, a ‘duty team’ of additional teachers are assigned to each house to supervise and manage Evening Study and Friday evenings in each boarding house.
- The Guidance/Student Services Department, under the leadership of the Director of Guidance, provides support for international students to ensure that they are enjoying a full and successful experience in all aspects of life at Appleby College.
- Residential Life Curriculum
Residential Life Curriculum
The Residential Life Program is a component of Student Life at Appleby College which also includes Character Education, Chapel Life, Advisory, Health and Wellness, and Student Services/Guidance. The totality of Student Life learning at Appleby takes place along 14 learning pathways.
- CHARACTER, VALUES AND ETHICS
- INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
- ACADEMIC CAPACITIES
- COMMUNICATION SKILLS
- HEALTH AND WELLNESS
- PHYSICAL FITNESS
- OUTDOOR EDUCATION
- ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
- LIFE SKILLS
- COMMUNITY SERVICE
Appleby’s Residential Life Curriculum is a guided, experiential curriculum. Through formal and informal instructional and residential life strategies, and through a variety of forums and formats, Appleby’s Residential Life Curriculum utilizes the Student Life learning pathways to engage boarders to develop vital personal, moral, social and educational knowledge, skills and values. After the student’s boarding experience, he or she is very well equipped and positioned to make a successful transition to university life.
There are eight main structural components to Appleby’s Residential Life Curriculum: Orientation; House Community; Residential Life Community; Evening Study and Academic Support; Evening Programs; Weekend Programs; Life Skills and Leisure; Leadership.
For Boarding Students who are New to the school: Throughout the week before the first day of school (beginning on the Tuesday morning after the Labour Day weekend), all students new to Appleby entering boarding, participate in Orientation. The purpose of the program is to welcome our new students from all over the globe and provide them with opportunities to meet other new students, meet current Appleby students, be introduced to the Appleby culture, and receive assistance with a number of practical and logistical matters including purchasing school text books and uniforms. This program enables our new students to begin their time in boarding earlier than returning students and ensures a successful transition into the boarding and school environment.
For Students who are entering boarding (but who are not new to the school): Over the course of the weekend before the first day of school, all returning students who will be boarders join the boarders who are new to the school and participate in a weekend of community building (all returning students going into boarding arrive for ‘Move-In’ on the Saturday before the first day of school between 10 am and 12 pm.) There are events for each boarding house and for the entire Residential Life Community including a special opening chapel service and a dance to kick off the year in boarding.
For 5 to 7 days a week during the school year, each boarding student lives in one of our 4 boarding houses – Baillie House, Colley House, Powell’s House or Walker House. Each year’s boarders partake in their boarding house’s unique community, culture and set of traditions. As a member of their house community, each boarding student is expected to make a positive contribution to their house’s moral and social fabric. At the beginning of the year, all boarders adopt their house moral motto, take ownership of their house moral covenant, commit to moral contracts with their roommates, and learn important rules and procedures around matters such as signing in an out and curfew. Over the course of the year, each boarder is expected to be an active member of their house community and to demonstrate responsibility, respect and commitment to their fellow house mates and their house faculty team. Some of the house program requirements include: expectation that each boarder will live in the house from Sunday evening through until the end of the school day on Friday; mandatory attendance at the weekly 9:30 pm Sunday evening house meetings (a boarder may not miss more that 3 of these important meetings over the course of the year); carrying out of house duties related to following house rules, ensuring proper conditions for Evening Study, and ‘greening’ the dorms; participation in the house’s special events – such as special dinner(s), open house(s) sponsored by their house, charity events organized by their house, and intra-house and inter-house spirit activities. Study-buddy and student mentoring programs are established in each house to provide growth opportunities for students who can benefit from receiving assistance and from offering it. Formal and informal intercultural learning occurs within each house and each boarder is expected to partake in these experiences with an open and positive attitude.
Within each house community, the unique needs of each boarder are recognized and viewed as paramount in terms of tailoring the boarding program so that each student has a maximum social and learning experience. At the same time, recognizing different developmental needs of boarders based on grade level and age, the program differentiates between cohorts or groups of learners. Thus, for example, some of the features of the evening study and academic support program for grade 12 students are different than those offered grade 9 students.
Residential Life Community:
In addition to being a member of a house community, each boarder is a member of the Residential Life Community which is comprised of all boarders and live-in house faculty from all 4 boarding houses. Four of the key mechanisms for fostering growth for boarders as members of the overall boarding community are: Residential Life Learning Communities; House Cup Competition; ‘All Boarder Outings’; Food Experiences in the Schlesinger Dining Hall.
Residential Life Learning Communities: Each boarder is a member of a Residential Life Learning Community (RL2C). RL2C’s are heterogeneous groups of approximately 20 boarding students mixed by gender, age, cultural background, and dorm. Over the course of the year members of each RL2C learn from and about each other in a safe and inclusive environment where cliques are broken down and inclusivity is promoted as a value. Over the year, each RL2C develops as a supportive, collaborative team of learners. Each RL2C learns in a number of domains including but not exclusive to: intercultural understanding; health and wellness; character and values development; spirituality; sustainability and environmental stewardship; life skills; academics. Each RL2C is also and an intramural team and competes in inclusive, fun activities against other RL2C’s. Each boarder is expected to participate in and contribute to the development of the RL2C over the course of the year.
House Cup Competition: Something that creates a sense of pride in each house but also creates a spirit of fun and friendly competition across the Residential Life Community is the annual competition between the 4 houses for the House Cup. Through Spirit Days, events at special Sunday Dinners (4 over the course of the year), cumulative service hours, overall house academic average, and other activities over the course of the year, all 4 houses strive to lay claim to the title of ‘best house’ on campus for that year. Each boarder is expected to do their best to participate in all House Cup events. (An absence by a boarder for a House Cup event, especially a Sunday night dinner – there are only 4 over the course of the year – can negatively affect the house’s chance to win that event as overall house participation is a scoring criterion for each event. For the 2013-2014 school year, the special Sunday night dinners, from 5-6 pm, are: Sunday, Nov 2 – Baillie| Sunday, Jan 25 – Powell's| Sunday, Mar 1 – Walker| Sunday, Apr 12 – Colley.
All Boarder Outings: Over the course of the year, there are 2 ‘All Boarder’ outings where all boarders go off campus together to build camaraderie and community. These outings will occur on the evenings of Wednesday, October 9 and Thursday, April 3.
Food Experiences in the Schlesinger Dining Hall: Enjoying well prepared, healthy, diverse food and developing fellowship and friendship in the process are valuable elements of Appleby’s boarding program. Boarders enjoy food experiences with friends from their own boarding houses and from the other houses. Through formal special intercultural meals and programs, and daily informal sharing of meals together, all boarders experience social and cultural growth. Boarders have the opportunity to participate in a boarder culinary program where they can learn to cook. They are also encouraged to submit recipes from home so that they can enjoy favourite family dishes here at school.
Evening Study and Academic Support:
Boarders have 2 hours of guided study on Mon-Thurs evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and over the course of the year enhance their personal learning repertoire by developing their work ethic, knowledge base, study skills, spirit of collegiality and ability to network academically. Each evening a teacher supervises this ‘study hall’ period to ensure necessary conditions for effective studying and to offer academic and subject specific assistance to boarders. As the year progresses, students acquire greater access to resources such as the library and more opportunities for collaborative studying. Early in the year, each house sets up a study-buddy and mentoring regime to ensure that each boarder has access to the expertise of his/her peers. In addition, through the Assistant Head of Academics, the school will assist boarders to access professional tutors.
Important areas of growth and development for boarders are: life skills; health and wellness; intercultural understanding; spirituality; sustainability. With the boarders being a ‘captive audience’ in the evenings, it is advantageous to offer a number learning sessions on these and other topics. Special evening schedules are put into effect to accommodate these learning sessions and other special events such as intercultural dinners, career fairs, presentations by alumni, charity events etc. These learning opportunities are one of the many value-added program pieces that boarders benefit from.
Regular Weekends:On regular weekends, boarders are invited to participate in off campus outings (usually Saturday afternoons or evenings) where they have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy fun and fellowship, increase intercultural awareness, and extend themselves in some way. Typical outings include: trips to Chinatown, visiting a museum, taking in a play, going to a movie, attending a professional sporting event, shopping excursions, skating at Nathan Philips Square, skiing and hiking along the Bruce Trail. On Sunday afternoons, boarders can opt into a fun program organized by a teacher such as water polo, tennis, chess, crafts, etc. Boarders are also welcome to use the athletic and other school facilities over the course of the weekend and to utilize the ‘LINK’ van which transports boarders into Oakville at multiple times on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.
Long Weekends: In addition to the December, March and summer breaks, there are 5 long weekends over the course of the year (for the 2014-15 school year these are Oct. 9-13; Nov. 6-10; Feb. 12-16; Apr. 2-6; May 14-18). The school closes on long weekends but works to ensure that boarders, especially long distance boarders, have a variety of options: spending the weekend with a local boarder or day student and family; staying with a homestay family or guardian; utilizing the services of an Appleby-approved company to place boarders with a homestay family. Faculty members also volunteer to organize student trips on long weekends.
Leisure and Life Skills:
One of the most enjoyable elements of boarding life is boarders developing essential human capacities beyond academic ones. The boarding program provides each boarder with opportunities to develop leisure, recreation, fitness, service, artistic, musical and other life capacities and skills. While these capacities and skills are nurtured through formal programming, each boarder is encouraged and supported to pursue an individual leisure pathway. Whether by executing a personal fitness plan through use of school fitness studios, developing a musical skill in the music rooms, opting into a life skill program (e.g. quilting), participating in a reading club with fellow boarders, or performing community service on campus or in Oakville, boarders are encouraged and supported to develop all sides of their unique human personalities.
There are significant opportunities within the Residential Life Program for students to develop leadership skills that will assist them in realizing their personal potential.
- The Residential Life Council - comprised of the 4 House Councils. It is tasked with contributing to the development of the overall Residential Life community from a student perspective and with ensuring a vibrant, inclusive boarding community for all boarders.
- The House Council – Academic Rep, each house has its own council or executive. Each House Council is chaired by the Head of House (Prefect). The other House Council members are: Intercultural Leader; Health and Wellness Leader; Service and Sustainability Leader; Deck Captain(s); Day Student Representative; Communications Coordinator. Each of these positions has a specific mandate for how to move forward the community life of the house. As a whole, each House Council is charged with promoting a vibrant and ethical house community and to this end oversees and runs events, outings, community service and student-run Chapel Services under the guidance and supervision of the House Faculty teams. Over the course of the year, on Saturdays and Sundays a rotational basis, all House Council members assist faculty to manage student sign-in and sign-out.
- Peer Counsellors and senior mentors, residing in each House, are trained to listen and provide support to fellow students experiencing personal or academic difficulties.
- In order for a boarding house to be a thriving community, all house members need to contribute their fair share in myriad ways to bettering the quality of life for their roommates, quad mates, floor mates, and house mates. To this end, each house has developed numerous additional leadership roles including, for example, roles around: house event organization and delivery; management of Evening Study; management of weekend evenings; common room clean-up and recycling.
- Room and House Assignments
Room and House Assignments
A primary goal of the Residential Life Program is to promote boarders' growth through fostering intercultural and international understanding in a context of diversity. To facilitate this, matching roommates whose first languages are different, and matching local boarders with international boarders, are very high objectives. Other criteria that are taken into consideration in rooming combinations are age, grade level, compatibility, previous boarding experience, room availability, a student's house leadership position, and personality and lifestyle traits which have been confidentially identified by students in a pre-boarding survey. Room assignments are made by the House Faculty in conjunction with Admissions and decisions are made with a view to ensuring the best overall community development of each boarding house. Students do not find out their room assignments until Move-In Day on the Saturday before the first day of school. For any boarding student, learning to live together is often a challenge, but there are rewards for meeting it head-on and developing essential life skills in doing so. Specific requests for house assignment are generally not considered.
- Communication with Boarders
Communication with Boarders
Mail: Mail should be addressed to the school, indicating the student's name and House. Incoming letters and notices about packages are delivered daily. All courier packages should be shipped prepaid and may be picked up by students in the mailroom weekdays. Outgoing mail can be posted in the mailbox by the Nicholas Arts Centre. All students have an e-mail address.
Mailing Address for Boarding Students: Student's Name and Student's House, Appleby College, 540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6K 3P1
Messages/Phones: The best way to contact students is by e-mail. Messages for boarders may also be left by calling the House answering machines, but this method is less efficient for reaching students quickly; Baillie ext. 504, Colley ext. 502, Powell's ext. 501, Walker ext. 503. In case of emergency during the day, contact the Main Reception at ext. 200 or the School Nurse at ext. 229. In case of emergencies during the evening, the House Director should be contacted. On weekends, messages may be left in the voicemail of the designated weekend Duty Teacher. These are checked regularly throughout the weekend by the school Duty Teacher and the message will be forwarded. Calls are returned during students' free time. There are pay phones in each residence. Students may make outgoing calls from these phones, except during study and after the posted time that they must be in their rooms. Students who wish to make long distance calls must use a calling card (available in the College Shop) or call collect. Cellphones and pagers are permitted under certain conditions, but must be shut off during evening study and after lights out. Cellphone and pager numbers must be registered with House Directors.
- House Facilities
Cleaning: While the responsibility of keeping individual rooms neat and clean rests with boarders, house caretakers are important members of the boarding community. Hallways and common rooms are vacuumed daily. Washrooms are cleaned regularly.
Common Room: The common room is the communal living room for the House. Equipped with a TV and DVD player, it can be used for television viewing, reading, discussion or relaxation. Students are expected to refrain from any roughhousing and to keep the room tidy. There are strict rules pertaining to visiting other Houses and regarding co-ed visitation.
Laundry: There is a washer and dryer available in each House. Students supply their own detergent and dryer sheets. Dry cleaning is available in town.
Residence Storage: All suitcases, trunks and skis should be clearly labelled with the student's name and stored in the house storage room. At the end of the year, distant boarders are encouraged to leave stereos, computers or furniture with their host family, as space is limited and school insurance does not cover such valuables. If this is not possible, these items can be stored in the house storage room over the summer.
- Residential Code of Conduct
Residential Code of Conduct
Code of Behaviour:
In order to maintain an environment in the houses which is conducive to strong academics, a positive spirit and the development of both character and leadership, residents must be sensitive to the needs and concerns of their housemates. All rules are designed to benefit individual students as well as the entire residential community, and policies focus on important concerns such as safety, security, mutual respect, responsibility, equity, inclusivity and support. Therefore residents must, at all times, work towards following both the letter and the spirit of all rules and policies.
Boarders must get permission from the House faculty prior to signing out to leave campus at any time. If their own house faculty are unavailable, they must get permission from a house faculty member from another house or their school director, an assistant head or their advisor. Students must sign the house binder or clipboard whenever leaving or returning to campus. During the school day, they must also sign in and out at main reception. Adherence is mandatory, and breach of this policy will result in disciplinary action.
Attendance and Participation in the Residential Life Program:
Appleby is a boarding school and in order for students to gain their Appleby Diploma, they must be active participants in and meet the expectations of Appleby’s residential life program. Each boarder must return every Sunday evening (Monday evening after a long weekend) to attend the mandatory 9:30 pm house meeting. Being in the residence from Sunday evening at 9:30 pm through until the end of the school day on Friday, is a school and boarding expectation. While special circumstances will arise over the course of the year, boarders are expected to reside in their residences for the Sunday-Friday period each week. Missing Sunday night meetings for non-school-related reasons should not happen more than 3 times during the school year, and missing other nights from boarding should be exceptional. Flight and other arrangements should be made well in advance so that school time and boarding time are not missed. In addition, boarders are expected to abide by curfews and lights out policies. Unacceptable absenteeism and lateness will be treated as disciplinary issues and receive disciplinary responses.
Curfews and Bedtimes:
Day of Week
- Curfew: 9:30 pm - all boarders in house for mandatory meeting
- 10:15 pm - U1s and U2 in room
- 10:30 pm - U1 and U2 lights out
- 10:30 pm - S1s and S2s in room
- 11:00 pm - S1s and S2s lights out
- Curfew: 10:00 pm - all boarders in house
- 10:15 pm - U1s and U2 in room
- 10:30 pm - U1 and U2 lights out
- 10:30 pm - S1s and S2s in room
- 11:00 pm - S1s and S2s lights out
- Curfew: 11:00 pm – U1s and U2s
- 11:30 pm - U1s and U2 in room/lights out
- Curfew: 11:30 pm – S1s and S2s
- 12:00 pm - S1s and S2s in room/lights out
- Curfew: 11:30 pm – U1s and U2s
- 12:00 pm - U1s and U2 in room/lights out
- Curfew: 12:00 pm – S1s and S2s
- 12:30 pm - S1s and S2s in room/lights out
Each boarding house has developed its own moral motto and moral covenant. A premise of each covenant is that each boarder is a member of the boarding community and as such has certain rights and privileges but also certain obligations and responsibilities. Discipline and discipline responses such as ‘gatings’ will flow when the bonds of the boarding community have been broken in certain ways. Traditionally, residential gatings have been assigned by the residential faculty for residential infractions (i.e. curfew, being disruptive during study, etc.) and are served on a daily basis and on weekends, including Friday nights. Covenant Councils in each house assist with the issuing of moral consequences for house infractions. A Covenant Council is comprised of the House Prefect, the House Intercultural Leader and a House Faculty person. A boarder referred to the Council will have his/her Deck Captain present to support them. Academic gatings are assigned by classroom teachers and managed by the School Directors for school-related incidents (i.e. missed assignments, tests, etc.), and are served on Saturdays and Sundays. Behavioural gatings are assigned by any staff member for inappropriate behaviour (i.e. language, uniforms, etc.), and are served on Saturdays (duration depends on severity). An underlying premise of Appleby’s gating philosophy is that a gating should be somewhat inconvenient for the student as it is a disciplinary consequence issued by the school for student misbehaviour. A student should not expect his/her personal schedule or convenience to be of paramount concern for faculty when a gating is assigned.
Space is provided for group work in the common room of each house. Students from other houses are permitted in common rooms after co-curriculars or activities until study and from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. on weeknights. Access to the common rooms is through authorized halls only. On weekends, students may visit one another in the common rooms until curfew. At no other time may a member of the opposite sex be in a residence. Students of the opposite sex are not allowed in individual rooms. Breach of these important rules will result in disciplinary action. Students found in violation of the coeducational visitation policy will receive a major gating and will lose residential privileges.
During review days and the exam period the residences are maintained as a quiet zone for study and exam preparation, and boarders are expected to adhere to special exam period restrictions on noise and activities. Once students are completed their exams, if possible they are expected to move out of residence within 24 hours of their last exam.
- Room Information
Rooms: Rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, chair, linens and closet space. Bringing a desk lamp and alarm clock is recommended and many students prefer their own linens. Each house has a printer; however, many students opt to bring their own. Students' rooms must be locked when unoccupied and residence doors are locked at curfew each evening.
Stereos: While many students in a house may enjoy playing music, they must consider their neighbours. Therefore, students are expected to keep the volume low and the sound within their room. Headphones are required.
Televisions: Each residence common room has a television. To encourage fellowship and camaraderie, boarders are not permitted their own TVs, but can watch TV in the common room.
Video Game Technology: in order to promote a spirit of community engagement in each house, use of video game consoles such as Play Station, X-Box etc. is not permitted in dorm rooms but only in house common rooms.
Pets: pets are not allowed.
- Room Maintenance
Students are required to tidy and maintain their rooms on a daily basis to enable cleaning staff to complete their tasks more effectively. Daily room inspections are conducted by House Faculty. Vacuums and basic cleaning supplies are available on each deck. The cost to repair any damage done to a room will be split fairly between its occupants.
Room decorations (i.e. posters) must be in good taste (which is determined by House Directors) and not present a fire hazard. They should be attached with adhesive that does not damage the paint or the walls. No electrical cooking devices, candles or incense are allowed in the rooms. Each House is equipped with an electric kettle, microwave oven and small fridge for use in the common room only.
At the beginning of the year each boarder will go through a room inspection with a House Faculty member and sign a damage report. This will be reviewed at the end of the year and signed by the student and House Faculty, and any damage to the room will be charged to the student's account.
- List of Item to Bring for Room
List of Items to Bring for Room
- School uniforms (available at InSchoolWear)
- Textbooks and school supplies
- Athletic gear
- Casual clothes
- Pajamas, bathrobe and slippers
- Flip Flops
- Winter wear (i.e. winter boots, hat, mitts, coat) and raincoat
- Bath towels and facecloths
- Wash kit and personal hygiene products
- Shoe bag with shoe cleaning equipment
- Laundry bags or basket and detergent
- Alarm clock and desk lamp (essential!)
- Extra bedding (cover/comforter/pillow) (optional)
- Printer (optional)
- Power bar to plug multiple items in
- Room decorations such as posters, etc. to personalize the space (optional, and subject to the approval of House Faculty)
- Additional Information
Host Family: All distant boarders are required to have a local host family in place when moving into residence. As local advocates, the host family acts as a "parent in absence" for boarding students by offering support, by, for example, attending games and parent-teacher conferences, and providing a valuable home experience during long weekends and home study days when the school closes. Students also enjoy being invited to their host family's home on the non-mandatory weekends. Please note that boarders do not stay at Appleby during Christmas, March Break or after Closing Day; it is expected that they will either return home or will stay with their host family.
Health Centre: A nurse is available 24 hours a day and is on call Sundays. Two doctors are on hand during business hours for emergency situations and can serve as physicians to international and distant boarders. A full-time athletic therapist is on staff and a medical lab is on-site. If a boarder is feeling unwell during the day, he/she must report to the Health Centre. A boarder cannot self-diagnose an illness and then remain in his/her boarding room – the qualified professionals at the Health Centre will determine if the student is well enough to attend class or should remain in the Health Centre. Parents and host families should call the school attendance line if their son/daughter is ill and staying at home with them, but are asked not to call the attendance line to request absences for boarders who remain on campus. For health as well as safety and tracking purposes, the nurses together with house faculty will record absences of boarders who remain on campus. If a student requires medical attention later in the day, they must go to the Health Centre before study or during free time at 9:00 p.m. on weeknights, after signing out with the Duty Teacher. After curfew, students seeking medical attention must wake their roommate, who in turn will wake a House faculty member to accompany them to the Health Centre or hospital. As stated in school policies, students must advise the Health Centre of any off-campus medical or dental appointments. No medications are allowed to be kept in the students boarding rooms unless documented and cleared by the school physician. This is especially true for over-the-counter medications. Herbal remedies and items must also be cleared and a clear list of ingredients in English provided. Items not reported to the Health Centre may be confiscated. The Health Centre reserves the right to dispense medications on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis under the supervision of the school doctor.
Valuables: The school insurance policy does not cover theft. Boarders must ensure that any valuables, such as iPods and stereos, are covered under their home insurance policy. Each room must be locked and students are responsible for their own keys. A $30 fee is charged for a replacement. Students should not keep large sums of money in their rooms. Excess cash, passports and plane tickets should be left in the house safe under the supervision of the house director, or in the individual lockable drawer in each boarding room.
Fire Drills: When the alarm sounds (as per Halton Regional Fire Department guidelines):
1. All windows and doors are to be closed.
2. Students assemble quickly in the designated area.
3. Attendance is taken.
Each House will conduct practice fire drills to ensure evacuation within three minutes.
ATM (Pocket Money): Appleby College has an ATM (automated teller machine) on campus. Boarders are encouraged to have their own bank cards. The ATM will support Interac™, Cirrus™ and major credit cards but will not support Plus™. Please confirm the service provided by your bank. The ATM is located in the foyer of the Gymnasium outside the fitness centre entrance.
Food Deliveries: Regular Appleby meals provide nutritious and ample food for any student. However, if a food delivery is organized on a weekday for a special occasion, it must not interrupt study periods and must be received in the residence before 10:15 p.m. On weekends, boarders can order in food as long as curfew times are respected.
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Surprise Someone Program
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