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Friday marked the end of reporting period three and with it the conclusion of one of the most challenging and unprecedented three months in Appleby College’s history.

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recordings available - new and current parents

Current Senior Two Parents from Wednesday, June 17 
Current Senior One and new Senior Two Parents from Monday, June 22 
Current Upper Two and new Senior One Parents from Tuesday, June 23 
Current Middle One and new Middle One and Middle Two Parents from Tuesday, June 23 

Current Middle Two and new Upper One Parents from Thursday, June 25 
Current Upper One and new Upper Two Parents from Friday, June 26 

Password to access the recordings: Appleby2020!

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Smallbone, coordinator, events and parent relations. 

closing day 2020 reminder

As communicated to parents and students via e-mail on May 19, we made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s in-person Closing Day and Prize-Giving Ceremony until the Thanksgiving Weekend in October. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to come together in-person this June, plans are underway for a virtual celebration of the Class of 2020 to take place on Friday, June 19 for Senior Two students and their families. With respect to awards and prizes for students in Middle School, Upper School and Senior One, we look forward to announcing and presenting them in the Fall. 

inschoolwear annual june sale

Appleby's official uniform supplier, InSchoolwear, is holding their annual sale throughout the month of June. This is a great opportunity to beat the back to school rush. Additional details can be found in the sale flyer.

canadian school book exchange book return

Due to COVID-19, Appleby will not be collecting consignment books this June. However, you may either ship books via the Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE) print and ship option, ship them by your own preferred courier to the CSBE, or safely drop them off at one of CSBE's two locations (Mississauga and Toronto). Parents were sent an e-mail directly from CSBE with additional details. If you did not receive the e-mail or have any questions, please call the CSBE at 1-800-335-5043 (toll free), 905-828-7200 (local) or e-mail inetsales@csbe.net. Consigned books will be available for resale on the CSBE/Appleby Online Bookstore

webinar recording available - resilience: how can we promote it in our selves and others?

On June 4, in partnership with Ridley College, St. Clement’s School, Trafalgar Castle School, Lakefield College School, Upper Canada College and Hillfield-Strathallan College, Appleby presented the online webinar Resilience: How can we promote it in ourselves and others? Dr. Lucy Hone and Dr. Denise Quinlan, from the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, and co-authors of the Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing (2020), shared tips and strategies that parents and students can use to bolster their own resilience and support that of others. They also discussed strategies to support resilience and coping during challenge, which are relevant for the COVID-19 era and the day-to-day challenges we all face. In the event you were unable to join us, please click here to view a recording of the session (password: Resilience1!). 

student account statement reminder

Parents are reminded that student account statements are no longer posted to the 'My Student Info' site. Student account statements are now e-mailed directly to parents for reference and payment with statements appearing as an attachment in the e-mail. Upon receipt, it is recommended that you save a copy of the monthly statement for future reference. For the remainder of this school year, current parents can continue to visit Parent Central here and the 'My Student Info' site (right-hand side) to access tax statements and other helpful resources related to their student's tuition. Student account statements posted prior to March 2020 also continue to be accessible. Please contact Debi Bell, administrator, accounts at studentaccounts@appleby.on.ca with any concerns.

connect-ed now offered online!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Connect-Ed programme! 

Quarantine Cooking with Laura Boyd - Need meal ideas? Faculty member Laura Boyd has you covered!

  • Click here to view a tutorial on healthy bean recipes and click here for the written recipes.
  • Click here to view a tutorial on Summer salad recipes and click here for the written recipe
  • Click here to view a tutorial on how to make salmon with lime en papillote with coconut rice and click here for the written recipe. 
  • Click here to view a tutorial on how to make homemade meatballs and marinara and click here for the written recipes
  • Click here to view a tutorial on sheet pan dinner recipes and click here for the written recipes
  • Click here to view a tutorial on how to make bacon fried rice and click here for the written recipe
  • Click here to learn how to bake scones, and click here for the written recipe
  • Click here to view a tutorial on Southwest recipes and click here for the written recipes

Active Appleby - Getting active allows us to feel better and think smarter, and it is even better if we do it 'together'. Through the app Strava, upload your activity (walk, run, swim, bike, workout) and be active with other community members!

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Smallbone, coordinator, events and parent relations.

chapel news

Please click here to view the final Chapel Service of the 2019-2020 school year. 

student health information reminder

Parents are reminded to provide their children’s health information by Wednesday, July 1, 2020. To access the Magnus Health portal via Appleby's education management system please click here. Please note that students who are missing information pertaining to their student health record will not be permitted to begin in-person classes in September until this information is submitted to the school. For additional information on Magnus Health please click here.

used book donations for centennial scholars

Appleby's Centennial Scholarship Programme is looking for textbook donations for use by our students next year. Texts that are required for common courses (unused or gently used Science or French workbooks, Math and Science textbooks, etc.) are needed. Heavily annotated English texts or largely filled-in workbooks cannot be reused. If in doubt about whether a text would be useful or not, please e-mail Clayton Dion, coordinator, Centennial Scholars Programme. Please drop-off any book donations to Appleby's security gate house marked to the attention of Clayton Dion. Thank you for your support!

the appleby college graduate club

The Appleby College Graduate Club (ACGC) is a series of online resources on Canvas (a remote learning platform) designed specifically for Senior Two students to better prepare them for life after Appleby. Senior Two students are encouraged to visit the ACGC course site and check out the six available modules. For any Senior Two student who missed the Zoom calls with Appleby alumni, recordings can be found in Module 1: Getting Involved on Campus and Module 4: Staying Connected with Appleby.

summer reading list for english courses

All Appleby students are expected to complete summer reading for their English courses before returning to school in September. Please click here to view the summer reading selections for each English course. These titles are currently available to order through the Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE), so be sure to get them soon. If you have any questions, please contact faculty member Noelle Morris. Happy reading!

a special message from the athletics and physical education department!

Appleby's Athletics and Physical Education department has a special message for the Appleby community. To view their video, please click here. For more resources on how to stay active all summer long, check out the Resource Library. Don't forget to tag us @applebyathletics on Instagram so that we can see how you are staying active!

professional musicians online youth Program

The Professional Musicians Online Youth Program (PMOYP) is a unique and special opportunity created in response to this year's missed Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS) Music Festival - one of the CIS Ontario inter-school programs that was unfortunately cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The PMOYP is an innovative, multi-faceted program created to support member school students through these unprecedented times by allowing them to connect with their teachers, professional musicians and each other through music in a safe and interactive environment. Music teachers and professional musicians will inspire CIS Ontario students through PMYOP organized Online Masterclasses, Online Youth Clubs and private lessons. Students will have the opportunity to learn from professional musicians from organizations such as the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. For more information, please click here

IT hours of operation

The IT Service Desk is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST. Students, parents and employees can e-mail servicedesk@appleby.on.ca during operating hours for assistance.

appleby health centre

Appleby's Health Centre registered nurses are available to speak with Appleby students, parents and employees looking for medical advice concerning illness or injury that may need medical care, teen health and issues, or COVID-19. This is a free, confidential service. Call 905-845-4681 ext. 229, and leave a message or e-mail nurses@appleby.on.ca and a nurse will get back to you between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

Online college shop

Looking for a comfy hoodie to lounge around in or a new mug to drink your morning beverage? Visit the online College Shop to purchase your Appleby merchandise! The campus store is closed, but you can shop online anytime and have your order shipped directly to you. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or a pair of slides to walk around in this spring, www.applebycollegeshop.ca has something for everyone! Online orders can be picked up from Appleby's security gate house (you will receive an e-mail once it is ready), or select the shipping option to have an order delivered to your home. Online orders will be processed within 3-5 business days.

used uniform donations

The ACPA is accepting donations of used Appleby uniforms. On Tuesday, June 16 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. there will be a bin in front of the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life for parents and students to drop off gently used uniform pieces. Please consider donating blazers, kilts, dress shirts and gym attire. All items will be stored for several weeks, washed and placed for sale in the College Shop in September 2020. All funds raised support the school.

2020-21 acpa executive committee

We would like to congratulate the incoming 2020-2021 ACPA Executive Committee! Please click here for a listing of the 2020-2021 ACPA Executive Committee members. Thank you to all of our valued volunteers who enrich the Appleby community on a daily basis. Also, thank you to Sarah McMillan, Past ACPA President, and the 2019-2020 ACPA Executive Committee for all of their work throughout the school year. If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Smallbone, coordinator, events and parent relations. 

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virtual assembly

Each Monday a virtual assembly and announcement video is sent to students and employees through Appleby Today. Click here to view last week's video, Thank you Appleby!


virtual signing day

Click here to watch 13 of our Senior Two student athletes accept and sign their offers to post-secondary institutions where they will continue their athletic and academic careers. Congratulations Blue Dogs!


photography club pet photo challenge

Appleby's Photography Club recently hosted a pet photo challenge! Members of the Appleby community were invited to submit images of their real or plush stuffed pets. Click here to view the submissions and winners! 


alyssa gaylard and calvin xu represent ontario at 2020 senior national debate championships

From June 4 to 7, Senior Two student Alyssa Gaylard and Senior One student Calvin Xu represented Ontario at the 2020 Senior National Debate Championships. Originally scheduled to take place in Winnipeg, the organizers created an online tournament that had a similar feel to a live event. Students met in the General Assembly where resolutions were announced before breaking into breakout rooms for preparation and debate. More than 50 teams represented all of Canada’s provinces, and the event was held live in the Central time zone. Alyssa and Calvin debated in six rounds including the prepared rounds, which debated the merits of a guaranteed national income. Other rounds over the four-day tournament explored issues such as conditions for developmental aid, the need for police to carry lethal weapons, space exploration and the cancellation of Donald Trump’s Twitter account. With four wins and two losses combined with strong speaker points, Alyssa and Calvin placed in the top 25% of the tournament, an impressive standing among very strong provincial and national competition. Congratulations!


ap research presentations

As the penultimate task of the AP Capstone Program, AP Research students worked on a year-long research project. This course is designed to introduce students to research skills with the expectation that they will design a study, conduct original research, collect data, and ultimately, produce a major research paper that contributes to the growing body of literature in any given field of study. Faculty members Clayton Dion, Claire Kelly and Janet Kurusanather are proud to share their students’ research journeys and findings. Please click here to view the students' work. 


appleby college debate open

On May 30 and June 6, the inaugural Appleby College Debate Open took place. Upper and Senior School students had an opportunity to connect with the community and compete in three rounds of debate in the Canadian National Debate Style. Debate motions considered topics from philosophy, civics and international relations. Congratulations to the finalists: Upper Two student Ashley Liu, Senior One student Calvin Xu, and Senior Two students Alyssa Gaylard and Laura Voermann. Thank you to the judges and moderators: alumni Riaz Mahmud ’19, Rhys Nickerson ’19 and Nikhil Gowd ’18, and faculty members Nicki St George, Glenda Stoneman and Janet Kurusanather. 

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