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Bell Times

8:00 AM - 2:08 PM

EQAO & OSSLT

EQAO Results & OSSLT Results

Principal

Dawn Merlino - 905.662.3838 | Email Dawn Merlino

Vice-Principal(s)

Dave Schroeder, Sofia Fox

Superintendent

Jeff Gillies - 905.527.5092 x 2361 | E-mail Jeff Gillies

Trustee

Jeff Beattie - 289.339.9666 | E-mail Jeff Beattie

School Council Chairs

Mrs. Cathy Craig

Administrative Office Staff

  • Donna Filice – Senior
  • Karen Lambie – Budget
  • Donna Leeming – Data
  • Joanne Leuzzi – Student Services
  • Gale Churchill – Attendance
  • Teresa Grainger – Library Technician

Our School

Orchard Park Secondary School opened in 1966. The school has a rich tradition of preparing students for university, college and the world of work, as well as becoming productive members of our society. Orchard Park offers a wide range of university and college preparation programs, as well as a diverse and enriching technological studies program to meet the needs of all our students. Our school has a diverse and multicultural population and the staff and students work together to promote a safe, respectful and nurturing environment. The school celebrates its cultural diversity and strongly promotes equity issues and the development of a strong, moral character.

The staff at Orchard Park are committed to providing an enriching co-curricular program for our students and therefore many students are actively involved in music, sports, drama, the arts and a variety of other clubs and activities.

Parents are kept informed of the “happenings” at Orchard Park through our outstanding school website at www.orchardparkss.ca as well as through newsletters and parent information evenings. Interview sessions are organized each semester and parents are encouraged to contact the school at any time to maintain our strong school to home partnership.

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • Transitions Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Drop-in resource centre
  • Nutrition Program
  • In-School Alternative Education Program
  • Off-Site Alternative Education Program
  • Student Success Room

Program Highlights

Orchard Park offers a wide variety of academic programs that meet the needs of all students and prepare them for all pathways: University, College, Apprenticeship and Workplace.

We also offer specialized programs such as our Specialist High Skills Major in Hospitality & Tourism, Robotics, and Cosmetology & Fashion.

Clubs

Orchard Park Secondary School offers a wide range of clubs and activities. See website for more information.

Before/After School Program or Activities

Orchard Park Secondary School offers a wide range of before and after school programs, clubs, activities and sports. See website for more information.

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

Orchard Park’s School Improvement Plan focuses on four areas:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Positive School Climate

Environment Focus

Orchard Park maintains a strong school to home partnership and fosters excellent communication to our community.

Parent & Community Involvement

  • Active School Council that contributes to our school-to-home partnership
  • Newsletters to parents with annual survey
  • Orchard Park Website – opportunity for communication with administration and staff. Provides up-to-date information for parents and our community
  • Parent-Teacher interviews each semester
  • Grade 8 Information Night for Parents
Updated on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
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