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Appleby's Annual Walkathon Turns 50!

On Thursday, October 17, Appleby students and employees will be participating in the 50th Anniversary of Appleby's Annual Walkathon!

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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 will be taking individual student photos from Monday, October 21 to Friday, October 25 at Appleby. Please click here to view the schedule and ask your student(s) which day is their 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.

Flu Clinic

Appleby's Health Centre is holding a flu clinic on Wednesday, November 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the old Athletic Therapy area (John Guest Building) for students, employees and their immediate families. Participants are asked to wear a short sleeve shirt and no health card is required. Please be prepared to remain at the clinic for 15 minutes after receiving your vaccine. Should you have any questions please contact the Health Centre at 905-845-4681 ext. 229. If you would like further information on the flu please click here. We are able to provide the flu vaccine to anyone six months and older.

Check out these connect-ed sessions!

Connect-Ed is back! 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 2019-2020 Connect-Ed catalogue.

Upcoming courses include:

  • Squash – Monday evenings 
  • Basketball – Tuesday evenings 
  • Flow Yoga ($5) – Monday, October 21
  • Walking Wednesdays – Wednesday, October 23
  • And more!

To register for these and other Connect-Ed sessions, please click here.

Upper school parent presentation on post-secondary planning & support at Appleby

Parents of students in Upper School are invited and encouraged to attend an information session on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. (location to be confirmed). Attendees will learn about the supports offered by the guidance department as students prepare and apply for post-secondary education. A general overview of the post-secondary education system in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom will be provided, as well as an outline of the application processes and ways students can prepare. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Frigo, director, guidance, university counselling.

coming Events

50th anniversay of appleby's annual walkathon

Registration and Fundraising
All students should be registered for the Walkathon. 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 and Hamilton, Armagh House and Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCKS).

Calling All Volunteers!

Current and alumni families are warmly encouraged to volunteer at the Walkathon on Thursday, October 17. Intersection attendants, snack station servers and crossing guards are needed between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please contact Caroline Fleury, Walkathon parent volunteer coordinator, with your availability. 

New this year - the Appleby community is welcome to stay on campus after the Walkathon to enjoy visiting food trucks Meltdown Cheesery, Dogg Shoppe and Funnel Cake Dream. Please click on each truck's name to view their website and menu. Lunch will also be available in the Schlesinger Dining Hall. 

appleby college parents' association

The ACPA invites all parents to its next Executive Meeting in the Raymond Massey Reading Room on Tuesday, November 12 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The ACPA is an integral part of the Appleby community and hosts a number of events throughout the year. Established in 1928, all Appleby parents are members of the association, which provides an opportunity to volunteer and help fundraise for the school.

Appleby's Fall Open Houses

Appleby Open Houses will be held on Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, October 26 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 kenglish@appleby.on.ca

Appleby to host empty bowls - october 27

Help break the cycle of poverty for single parents and their children in Halton by attending Empty Bowls and enjoying gourmet soups prepared by top chefs and restaurants in the Oakville area. This popular fundraiser for Home Suite Hope will be held on Sunday, October 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Appleby College. Tickets are $75 with a hand painted ceramic bowl (yours to keep), or $60 with compostable bowls. Both prices are eligible for a $50 tax receipt. Tickets available online at www.homesuitehope.org/events.

walking wednesdays

Step through the week with Walking Wednesdays! A perfect time to catch-up, meet and mingle, and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Join ACPA new parent representatives Vanessa Barr, Daisy Li and Sonia Fernandes once a month to explore the Appleby Trail and nearby community. All fitness levels are welcome, as well as children and pets. Guests are asked to meet outside the College Shop in the new A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life at 8:15 a.m. Coffee/tea service will also be provided to kick-start your morning. The next Walking Wednesday is taking place on Wednesday, October 23. Please e-mail Patricia Smallbone, coordinator, events and parent relations, if you are interested.

Volunteer Opportunities for Parents/guardians/Grandparents

Interested in participating in the vibrancy of the Appleby community and meeting other parents/guardians? Consider applying for one or some of the many volunteer opportunities that arise throughout the school year! Whether you can commit to a weekly time slot in the College Shop or a couple of hours to judge a student academic competition, your presence is welcome and encouraged. A description of each event that requires parent support is included in the Volunteer Opportunities section of Parent Central.

Add your name to the list to receive e-mails about upcoming opportunities by clicking on the "Apply Now" button. All volunteers are required to obtain security clearance with Vulnerable Sector Screening. For additional information contact Lisa Sebastian, ACPA volunteer coordinator.

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Appleby welcomes guest artist scott leithead

On October 7, members of Appleby's senior vocal classes and Cantus Choir were thrilled to work with guest artist Scott Leithead, founder of the renowned Kokopelli choral organization in Edmonton, Alberta. Students learned about South African singing traditions and how movement can impact song delivery and community. The senior vocal classes will perform a South African traditional song as part of the upcoming Senior School Cabaret in late October.


Mcgill high school british parliamentary debate championships

On October 4 and 5, Upper Two students Yusef Elmaraghy, Ashley Liu, Arjun Rao, John Zbuk, and Senior One students Andrew Liu, Ema Ruzickova and Calvin Xu, competed at the McGill High School British Parliamentary Debate Championships held in Montreal. Almost 200 students representing top Canadian debate schools, as well as those from the United States, attended this major university tournament. Motions covered social matters such as housing for lower socio-economic groups, political issues involving parachute candidates, environmental concerns involving ethical meat consumption, and a weighing of the value of e-sports in the Olympics, among others. Our students earned strong speaker points and ranked well within the high-level competition. Congratulations! 


environmental science class visits everdale organic farms

On October 1, students enrolled in Environmental Science visited Everdale Organic farms in Hillsburgh, Ontario. The group worked with local farmers and learned about sustainable practices related to agricultural production, energy use, waste management, human health and the environment. Students also had the opportunity to harvest organically grown vegetables and observe an assortment of free-range livestock including sheep and chickens.


2018-19 student performances now on spotify

Appleby's RUN, a compilation of student musical performances from the 2018-2019 school year, is now available on Spotify. Simply search for 'Appleby College' to access the amazing compilation of tracks. 


athletes of the week


Ella Murphy

Senior Two student Ella Murphy made an immediate impact on the Varsity Girls' Field Hockey team. She is a strong two-way player who dominated our opponents early in the season. Her presence on the forward line gives the team the ability to play a high-paced attacking style of field hockey.



Alex Joachim

Varsity Boys' Soccer team member and Senior One student Alex Joachim has saved numerous scoring opportunities from our opponents in his position as defensive back. He creates plays in the midfield and raises the energy and creativity of his teammates throughout games and practices. Alex is a positive advocate for his teammates, and leads in a humble yet confident manner.


Community Weekends

Students are asked to stay in residence for on-campus activities during the following dates:
Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1: Winter Community Weekend
Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24: Spring Community Weekend


The college shop has moved with new hours!

Drop in and visit the new College Shop in the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life. The hours of operation are: Monday to Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All Appleby merchandise is available.

If you are unable to visit the College Shop, we have you covered! The online College Shop offers a quick and hassle-free shopping experience for all your Appleby clothing and school supply needs. We will also ship your order. Please click here to visit the online College Shop.

Lost and found

The Lost and Found has moved right next to the College Shop in the A.W.B. Alumni Centre and is open during regular College Shop hours. If items are lost, parents and/or students are urged to contact the Lost and Found by e-mail at lostandfound@appleby.on.ca. Please consider labelling your items as this increases the likelihood of lost items being reunited with their rightful owners.

turnover shop still accepting donations

The Turnover Shop is now located inside the new College Shop in the A.W.B. Alumni Centre and is open during College Shop hours. If your child has Appleby uniform items that no longer fit, make some space in your closet by dropping them off in the Turnover Shop. We are looking for donations of blazers, kilts, pants, dress shirts, gym clothes and Appleby spirit wear. All usable items are resold for the purpose of fundraising for Appleby programs. If you need an extra item, consider dropping in and purchasing it at a fraction of the price of a new one!

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