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Construction Update

Construction crews continue to work diligently to complete the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life. While much work still needs to be done, installation of the hardwood floor in the double gym has begun, plumbing fixtures are being installed, and tiling continues throughout while millwork will begin this week.

To see how far this project has come over the past two years, please take a few minutes to view the latest time-lapse video including an interior tour, click here.

Chapel Life

On Wednesday, April 17 Arts Prefect Molly Cobb will be presenting her chapel speech. On Thursday, April 18 we will host a special Chapel Service to commemorate Holy Week.

Appleby College Uniform Reminder

With spring finally here, we would like to remind parents and students of our Appleby College uniform expectations. Please click here to review the Appleby dress code. A few things to note: hooded sweatshirts are not included as part of the uniform, socks or tights are required, kilts must be an appropriate length, and grey denim or casual pants are not permitted. School directors will be following up with students and discussing uniform expectations in Grade Band meetings.

Community service event

The Appleby College Parents' Association is hosting a community service event on Thursday, May 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The evening begins in Willis Hall for a service learning session and together we will travel to Food For Life in Burlington. We invite you to join us in learning about the importance of food stability as we sort through donated perishable items. For more information please contact Andy Jelinek, director of parent relations.  

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, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. (please note earlier starting time) in the Raymond Massey Reading Room. There will be an opportunity to socialize with new parents in the library after the meeting and then move downstairs to the Schlesinger Dining Hall for a Boarder Break at 9:00 p.m. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Julia Baillie, recording secretary.

coming Events

An evening of the arts

Join us for An Evening of the Arts, a showcase of Appleby's finest Arts programs! The event takes place on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (440 Locust St, Burlington). No tickets are required as the event is general admission. Please click here for students' reflections of the arts. If you have any questions, please contact Esteban Cambre, director, arts.

Check Out These Connect-Ed Sessions!

Connect-Ed is back for another year! Join us to learn about programming at Appleby, or learn a new skill with adult members of the Appleby Community! There are a wide range of sessions available, and unless indicated, are complimentary to take part in. Please click here to view the 2018-2019 Connect-Ed catalogue.

Upcoming courses include:

  • Exploring Appleby - Thursday, April 25
  • Introduction to Boarding - Thursday, May 9
  • Sips and Songs - Thursday, May 23

APPLEBY COLLEGE'S 2019 GALA FIELD OF DREAMS: Event program is now online!

Appleby College's 2019 Gala Field of Dreams – Event Program is Now Online!

The countdown is on! In just a few weeks, Appleby will be celebrating the Field of Dreams Gala.

To get you even more excited, the event program is now available for viewing online! Take a look at everything you can expect at the event including silent and live auction items, your emcee, entertainment, sponsors, and more! A reminder that the silent auction will be open for online bidding the week of April 22, and everyone in the Appleby community will have a chance to bid on items and support the school.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the event and we are looking forward to a great night!

university of cambridge & imperial college London to Visit Appleby

Admissions representatives from the following UK universities will be visiting Appleby to share information with students and their families about the admissions process to their respective institutions:

Wednesday, May 1 - Imperial College London from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the LEC

Thursday, May 30 - University of Cambridge from 12:40 to 1:40 p.m. in the Raymond Massey Reading Room

For more information please contact Michelle Frigo, associate director, guidance, University Counselling.

Employee Appreciation Luncheon

The annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon is fast approaching. We would appreciate food contributions to make this luncheon a success. Please drop off your favourite hot or cold dish, salad, appetiser or dessert in the kitchen on Thursday, April 25 before 10:00 a.m. It would be much appreciated if you would use disposable dishes and let us know if your food contains nuts.

Please come and join us to show your appreciation to our wonderful Appleby employees for all of their time and energy during the year. This is such a fun and lovely way to say "Thank You". Drop us a line to tell us what food you're bringing and if you can help out.

To sign-up for food contributions, to volunteer, or for more information, please e-mail Suzanne Williamson or Daisy Li, ACPA Grade Parties & staff appreciation. 

book sale donations

Did you know that you can donate used books in good condition to the ACPA? All books including textbooks, novels, biographies and children's books are welcomed. Throughout the year a bin is located in The College Shop for donations and they will also be accepted at the ACPA Book Sale in June 2019. For more information please contact Cindy Zeng and Clare Schmehl, ACPA book return and sale representatives. 

turnover shop

As you know the College Shop, Lost and Found and Turnover Shop will be moving to the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life, so we're having a sale on gently used Turnover Shop items. Appleby athletic windsuits (previous model) are $5.00 (jacket or pants) and uniform sweaters are $3.00. All proceeds go to the Appleby College Parents' Association and benefit the Appleby community.

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Dear Appleby Parents

My name is Muhammad Ameen Yaseen. I am the Colley Prefect for the 2018 – 2019 year.

With the busy schedule that all of us are involved in, it is of the utmost importance that we understand that every single person in this community holds each other up. There is never a dull moment and the happiness of any student or teacher is often the happiness of everyone in this community. I loved the readiness with which this community accepted me into its folds and made me feel as if I was at my home away from home.

Being at Appleby, I found myself engaging in activities that I never believed that I would ever be able to partake in. Before coming here, I had mainly been a very introverted kid, having a select group of friends whom I would hang out with. I never really tried to step out of my comfort zone choosing instead to become placid. With support from my parents, I vowed to change this at Appleby. In my first year here, my parents knowing my love for music encouraged to me join the Appleby Choir, to pursue my love and passion for singing, something I never had a chance to properly pursue in Pakistan.

My hope for the remainder of the year is to continue to provide a nurturing and caring environment where students are free to grow and learn and the key to this is of course achievable by parents, faculty and students working in tandem to achieve a common goal. My own parents continue to push me to strive to larger and greater goals that I believe anyone can accomplish if they put themselves up to the task. Their constant supply of home cooked food and Hero Burger runs is what has kept me up and running throughout this year in boarding. Thanks Mom and Pops! Love you loads.

- Muhammad Ameen Yaseen

Appleby returns to nisichawayasihk cree nation

During the March Break, seven students and two faculty members travelled to Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in Nelson House, Manitoba to learn about Cree culture, language and history. Students had the opportunity to learn more about the historical rights of Indigenous Canadians through a visit to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. While in Nelson House, the group's activities revolved around building connections of their own with the community, the land and culture. Students delved into activities with local high school and elementary school students to begin learning Cree language and traditions, impart knowledge of our own to other students, build friendships and develop a deeper appreciation of youth life in the community. The group also met members of local and federal government to discuss issues and opportunities in the community. After almost two weeks of participating in countless activities, students gained a profound appreciation for the depth and integrity of culture in this community.

Appleby Colours Recipients

On March 4, the following Appleby students were awarded colours for the 2018-2019 winter term. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Service Learning

  • Community Living: Muska Zamani
  • EcoMentors: Janice Peng
  • Kerr Street After School Program: Ryan Tolnai
  • Sunrise: Alexandra Fahrlender
  • IMPACT: Antonina Dudina


  • Senior Boys' Hockey: Dylan Abbamont, Ben Randell, Johnny Houlding 
  • Senior Squash: Bhailie McIntyre (Varsity Squash), Nastasia Iqbal (Girls Squash) 
  • Senior Girls' Hockey: Gabrielle Duffy, Shaleena Madon, Kira Memet
  • Senior Boys' Basketball: Alec van Nostrand, Alp Gurer
  • Senior Girls' Volleyball: Olivia Valentini, Holly Haines, Aimee Lemire
  • Senior Swimming: Abby Latimer, Justin Schroeder, Bora Tlabar, Clara Zhang

Upper School Leadership Certificates

  • Junior Squash: Andrew Diong, Adrian Davila
  • Junior D2 Boys' Hockey: Dawson Meloche, Lucas Chard
  • Junior Boys' Basketball: D1 - Kevin Chau, William Missere and D2 - Ryan Mehlenbacher
  • Junior Girls' Volleyball: D1 - Ipek Sokmen and D2 - Jennifer Luo
  • Swimming: Taylor Hodan, Jonathan Shiang

Middle School Colours

  • Squash: Ali Reda
  • Swimming: Alp Tlabar, Diya Chaudry
  • Hockey: Mila Madon, Marc Donolo, Luke Tesser
  • Boys' Basketball: Adam Yurkadul, Mohammed Fathy
  • Girls' Volleyball: Neve Clark, Jecca Lloyd


  • Advanced Portfolio: Connie Zhang
  • All-School Play - (cast) Braden Fulton, Emma Gilhooly, Corissa Larson, Emma Prestage, Ameen Yaseen, (pit band) Cherie Wang, (tech crew) Shannon Yang, Caleigh Campbell, (stage management) Molly Cobb
  • Debating: Riaz Mahmud, Rhys Nickerson
  • The Hound: Bella Flaro

an amazing experience for middle school students in costa rica

Over the March Break, 16 Middle School students and three employees travelled to Costa Rica for an unforgettable adventure! In the first portion of the trip the group was based out of San Jose, and students helped build much needed ditches in La Carpio, a squatter's neighbourhood just outside of the city. While in San Jose, the students were also able to visit the Irazu Volcano, enjoy Salsa lessons, tour colonial San Jose, visit local markets and attend a mask workshop. The next phase of the trip brought the students to the Nuevo Pacuare Nature Reserve on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Students stayed at the Latin American Sea Turtle station to help build the Leatherback Sea Turtle hatchery and volunteered at the local school, Escuela Barra de Pacuare. Students enjoyed working at the school mixing concrete for a new sidewalk, refurbishing student desks and taking care of the coconut plantation. 

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