Grade 8 grad photos are coming home with students today and tomorrow. Please ask you child for their photo order.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is undertaking a review of trustee electoral areas prior to the 2018 municipal elections. Current Trustees are seeking input from the public to help determine ward distribution. Members of the community are invited to attend a public meeting to offer feedback on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Education Centre (20 Education Court). Confidential feedback is also being accepted through HWDSB’s website at www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback until 4 p.m. on March 31, 2018.
This past February students in the Leadership Council, lead by Mrs. Ligas, have put a lot of attention and contemplation to this years Black History Month. We chose to do a more personal project by going into classes from Grades 1-8 and informing students, through … Read more about Black History Month Learning & Celebration
The Health Action Team (HAT) is fundraising at SWO! On Wednesdays from April 4th to April 25th, HAT will be selling fruit kabobs for $2.00 each Orders must be placed through School Cash Online. There will be no same orders! All orders are due by … Read more about Fantastic Fruit Kabobs
Wednesday is Pizza Day! Our final block of Pizza Days begins on Wednesday,April 4th. Pizza days will be offered on a pre-ordered basis only and payable via School Cash Online. The final block will run from Wednesday, April 4thto Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 (10 weeks). … Read more about Final Block of Pizza Days
Grade 8 grad photos are coming home with students today. Please check with your child. All orders must be submitted no later than March 09, 2018.
Dance-a-thon Success The School Council recently held the annual Dance-athon. If you have never been along on the day, they are a lot of fun. The younger onesdance like no one is watching and the older kids often have some classy moves. It’s a great … Read more about SWO School Council News
We welcome a post from Mrs. Grochot, Reading Specialist who supports the learning of our SWO kindergarten and grade 1 students and our staff. She shares about her role and offers reading ideas and tips for our parents/caregivers of primary age readers! How to Support … Read more about How To Support Early Readers At Home
Just a reminder that Edge Imaging will be at the school tomorrow, Wednesday, February 21 to photograph our grade 8 graduates. Here are some tips:
McMaster Children’s Hospital & Sir William Osler & Central Park Schools present…A FREE workshop for parents / caregivers! GIVING YOUR CHILD THE TOOLS FOR LIFE TOOLS FOR LIFE SCHOOL Flyer Please register by completing this form: Parent / Caregiver Registration Form Where: Sir William Osler SchoolWhen: Monday March 26, 2018Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 … Read more about Join us! Free Workshop: Giving Your Child The Tools For Life
The news of the deadly attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened. We reflect on this tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable attack on young people.
We regret to inform parents and students that the Montreal excursion is cancelled. The required minimum number of registrations was not attained and as such, the excursion had to be called off. We apologize for any inconvenience.Registration for Camp Couch is still open. Please book … Read more about Montreal Excursion is CANCELLED
Your child will be bringing home their report card on February 13. Please take the time to celebrate their achievements and all their hard work this past term. Also, please review their strengths and weaknesses together and help them set goals for term 2.We ask … Read more about Term 1 Reports Home Today
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on its Draft Student Registration and Admissions Policy and the Draft Parent Engagement Policy.
The Draft Student Registration and Admissions Policy recognizes that every student has the right to attend a school where they are a qualified resident pupil as defined in the Education Act.
The Draft Parent Engagement Policy speaks to contributing to student achievement and well-being by fostering high levels of parent participation, involvement and engagement, as well as engaging in collaboration between the home and the school. This policy also addresses how HWDSB works with parents who are separated or divorced.
Please open this post and click on the links to fill out the survey before the deadline of March 19, 2018 at 4 p.m.
As of the week of January 29, Mme Kucic, Mr. Venema and Mme O’Neil will be hosting a Science Fair Club for grade 7 and 8 students wishing to participate in the Science Fair exhibit. The Science Fair exhibit will be held on Friday, March … Read more about Science Fair Club
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) wants to hear from the community about selecting a name for the new North Secondary School being built at 1055 King Street East (former Scott Park Secondary School site).
Submissions for a name are being accepted through an online survey or by visiting www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback.
The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
In support of communicating with parents/caregivers and partners, the HWDSB Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a Summer Experiences Showcase on February 13 at the HWDSB Education Centre. This event will follow a showcase/storefront format with HWDSB departments and community partners sharing summer opportunities for students (low-cost/free programs, volunteering, employment) during July and August.
The Kindergarten to Grade 8 Post Office runs from February 06th – 14th. Students and staff can buy stamps for 25 cents each to send notes or Valentines to anyone in the school. A rep will come to classes daily to sell stamps or they … Read more about Sir William Osler Post Office!
Kindergarten registration opens on Monday, February 05, 2018. For more information, including registration form and documents required, please go to the Kindergarten Information Toolkit section on:http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/kindergarten/.Please come to the main office at Sir William Osler between 10:30am and 2:30pm to register your child for the … Read more about 2018/2019 Kindergarten Registration
Time to start suggesting songs for the Dance-athon.Go online and let the DJ know the tunes that make you wanna dance, dance, dance.Suggest a song by clicking on this link: http://hollywooddjservice.djintelligence.com/request/request.asp?ID=sirwilliamosler Need more information? Click here: 2018 Dance-athon
Just a reminder to students and parents that Grade 9 option sheets must be completed and returned to the student’s homeroom teacher on Monday, February 05.
Every year, school boards across Ontario must submit school year calendars to the Ministry of Education. According to Regulation 304, school boards must develop a school year calendar for elementary and secondary schools that includes 194 school days (including seven Professional Activity Days) between September 1 and June 30 with up to 10 days designated as examination days for secondary schools.
We are seeking public input regarding the DRAFT calendars (Elementary and Secondary) until 4 p.m. on March 2 and would appreciate your participation through an on-line survey. It should take about five minutes to complete.
Robotics Club is cancelled for Monday, January 29, 2018. Students will be dismissed as per their ususal routine.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is looking to hear from the community about how it should align its budget priorities for next year.
Individuals have a chance to weigh in on the budget priorities through an online survey. The survey is open until March 1, 2018 at 4 p.m. The results will help trustees focus HWDSB’s budget for the 2018/2019 school year.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) invites parents, guardians and caregivers to participate in a Parent Voice Survey to share what you think HWDSB is doing well, and how
might HWDSB improve its education services. Thank you for taking the time for this survey and helping HWDSB with your feedback.
Embracing The 5 Ways to Mental Well-being was a focus yesterday for our Grade 5 to 8 students who experienced an interactive workshop with Dr. Behnke-Cook with a themed approach connected to Dr. Seuss quotes. The goal of the session was to bring awareness of how to bring the 5 ways to mental … Read more about 5 Ways to Mental Well-being
Important message!Families of grade 8 students in class 7/8A, 8A, 8B Grade 8s from classes 7/8A, 8A and 8B spent time today with Guidance Counsellors, Mrs. Lawson and Mrs. Henderson today learning about transitioning to Dundas Valley High School with a specific focus on option … Read more about Gr. 9 Option Sheets
We are excited to offer two overnight educational excursions. Our Montreal excursion is offered to our grade 8 students only and Camp Coochiching is offered to both our grades 7 and 8 students. A parent information night for both excursions is scheduled for Tuesday, February … Read more about Grade 7 and 8 Educational Excursions
We welcome Mrs. Allan to our JSKB team in room 107.For all staffing information, please refer to our SWO Staff Directory.
Sir William Osler Elementary School is excited to announce our 4th Annual Dance-A-Thon!The Dance-A-Thon takes place on Wednesday, February 14 in the school gym.As part of the schools fundraising plan, the funds raised this year will contribute to the purchase of a second hydration station.An … Read more about Dance-A-Thon
Thanks to those who shared their concerns regarding the icy conditions in the parking lot area. Our caretaker reported the conditions to our area supervisor as well our snow/ice removal service well in advance of the instructional day. Crews were here at 9:45am to salt … Read more about Parking Lot Concerns
Option Sheet Information Nights are welcoming and practical sessions that help Grade 8 students and their parents select courses for the 2018-19 school year.
Take your time to plan, with your parents or guardians, so that you can work toward the pathway that will be best for you. At HWDSB, we believe in you, and in the ability of our staff to support you.
We look forward to seeing you!
For a full list of secondary school dates and times, please visit our Grade 8 Option Sheet Information Night page.
January 12, 2018 Dear SWO Parents/Caregivers, Due to a vacancy, an opportunity for School Council nominations (one voting member ) is being shared with all SWO parents / caregivers . The nomination period is open from January 12 to February 12, 2018. If you are … Read more about Opportunity: School Council Nomination
Interested in parenting, child and youth courses and workshops available in the Hamilton area? Check out the Growing Together Guide for a detailed listing and descriptions of courses and workshops available. Guides are being sent home with students on Friday, January 12.
Please help support the Health Action Team in purchasing a second hydration centre at Sir William Osler. Fruit Parfaits will be sold for $3/ea on Wednesdays from January 31 – February 21. Orders can now be placed through School Cash Online. If you would like … Read more about Fabulous Fruit Parfaits – January/February
Youre Invited to an Option Sheet Information Night atDundas ValleySecondary School on Thursday, January 18.Option Sheet Information Nights are welcoming and practicalsessions that help Grade 8 students and their parents selectcourses for the 2018-19 school year.
Families of YMCA Child Care Services,Hamilton-Wentworth District School Boards Safe Welcome Protocolsupports a welcoming learning environment ensuring that parents and other authorized visitors have access to elementary schools while keeping students and staff safe.A communication being sent home today to students / families who access … Read more about School Access for YMCA Child Care Services
There have been many opportunities to get involved here at SWO, such as joining volleyball, NBA Activities, Games Clubs, and Leadership Council and Glee Club only to name a few. Students, if you have not yet found something that you are excited to be part … Read more about December News
The Grandfather Teachings Written by:Class 5B Blog TeamOver the past month, students in grade 5 have been learning about the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe People. These are the Indigenous People that share the land we live on. One of the main things weve learned about are … Read more about Class 5B & The Grandfather Teachings
Congratulations to The Glee Club and Mrs. Kortmann. They won theCBC Music Class Challenge! A national competition.On December 8, 2017, a post on CBC Music announced that the SWO Glee Club was among the top 10 finalists! Here is the story: Treat You Better – Sir William Osler #CBCMusicClassChallenge www.youtube.com Sir WIlliam Osler … Read more about Congratulations to The Glee Club
Learn more about secondary school education at HWDSB in our7-2-10 Transition Guide and Pathways and Programs at all schools. These Guides are coming home with your child today . . . please check their BackPacks
The following post was shared as an announcement with students today.December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of … Read more about National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
The second block of pizza days is now available for purchase. This block will be offered on a pre-ordered basis onlyand payable via School Cash Online. It will run from Wednesday, January 10 to Wednesday, March 28 for a total of 11 weeks.The school orders … Read more about Pizza Days – Second Block
Dear Sir William Osler Community,This year, Class 4A is once again running the Angel Tree. The Angel Tree is a way to give to the less fortunate this Christmas and provides our students the opportunity to reflect on how fortunate they are and to develop … Read more about Angel Tree
More than 500 music students from across HWDSB came together at Glendale secondary for two days in November to do what they do best – create music!
As winter approaches, we want to remind all HWDSB families about how we make the decision to cancel school and board operations. This is often a difficult call to make, and is made with the safety and security of our students and staff in mind.
We are currently in the process of transitioning our existing sign board to an electronic one. We appreciate your patience over the next few weeks as we work toward enhancing our communication with the school community.
Please join us for our Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017.
At the October 30, 2017, Board meeting, Trustees approved starting a boundary review to align the secondary school boundaries with the already approved elementary boundaries for the 2018/2019 school year.
A Public Meeting is being held for Ancaster High, Dundas Valley Secondary School and associated elementary schools whose students are in English classes, on:
Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Dundas Valley Secondary School
310 Governor’s Road, Dundas
The 5/6 coed volleyball final game is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28 at 4:00 at Ancaster Meadows. Go Eagles!
To mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, HWDSB is working to make schools safer with its new bullying resource and continuing support for the board-wide use of the innovative anti-bullying TipOff service.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) French Immersion registration ends on Thursday, November 30, 2017, for parents looking to enrol their child in Grade 1.
HWDSB has introduced a new system-wide application process for entry into French Immersion, which starts in Grade 1. The application is available to all students within Hamilton and offers a guaranteed placement in the program, but not necessarily at their French Immersion in-catchment school.
Student spectators are welcome to attend after school inter-scholastic sports games when accompanied by a parent.This protocol is for safety reasons and to ensure that all students spectators have supervision while cheering on our teams. Thank you for your support. The Coaching Staff
Secondary school is around the corner and we’re excited to tell you about some of the great things coming up.
View the Grade 7 & 8 Information Night Flyer to see when your high school is hosting their information night.
Attending is a fantastic way to learn more about the transition to high school.
In support of purchasing a second hydration station for Sir William Osler, our Health Action Team will be selling their Fabulous Fruit Parfaits once again. Fabulous Fruit Parfaits are now available for purchase through School Cash Online until November 27.Fruit Parfaits are available on a … Read more about Fabulous Fruit Parfait
Community and Continuing Education has moved and is now open at the new HILL PARK LEARNING CENTRE, located at 465 East 16th Street (formerly Hill Park Secondary School).
The open house is taking place on
Wednesday, November 22, 2017,
6 to 8 p.m.
City of Hamilton Public Health Services Community Dental Team will be at our school on Monday, November 20 to carry out the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) Oral Health Survey. To find out more, please read the School Dental Survey and Assessment letter.
Learn about all our exciting secondary school options, while getting to know your future school and teachers, at our Grade 7 and 8 Information Night on November 22.
For students in grade 7 and 8 only, band shirts will be available for purchase through school cash online from Friday, November 10 to Friday, December 01. Detailed information is included on school cash online.
It has been a fabulous fall! There have been many opportunities for Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day here at SWO. Some examples include volleyball teams, band, Glee Club and Leadership Council, Healthy Action Team, GoGirls as well as excursions that extend the learning from … Read more about November News & Updates
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy.
The Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy shows HWDSB’s commitment to protecting its assets and maintaining public trust through a system of internal controls designed to prevent, detect, investigate, and report instances of fraud.
To view the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy and to provide comments, please visit HWDSB’s website at www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback.
Bus 6064 is delayed. It is supposed to arrive at Sir William Osler no later than 4:10pm and will depart as soon as students are all on board.
To show your Hallowe’en spirit, students in grade 6, 7 and 8 are invited to wear ORANGE and BLACK on Tuesday, October 31.
Attention students in grades 1 – 8! Go Girls and the Health Action Team are collaborating to introduce the Games Club, which will be starting soon! This will be a fun opportunity to learn some new games, and meet/connect with some new friends. We will … Read more about Games Club!
On Thursday, November 02 and Friday, November 03, we welcome parents to discuss their students progress so far this year. Parents are now able to schedule their Parent-Teacher Interviews online using “ParentInterview”. Parents will be able to schedule appointments online from Tuesday, October 24 starting … Read more about Parent-Teacher Interviews
Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, Staff and Community Members:HWDSB is working on a school video surveillance renewal plan. As part of this process, we are asking for your input. Please tell us what you think before the end of October, 2017 by clicking HERE .
Grad hoodies are now available for purchase for our grade 8 students. A fitting session will be held between Thursday, October 19 and Monday, October 23 for students wishing to purchase a grad hoodie. A detailed order form will be coming home with your child. Hoodies are … Read more about Grad Hoodies – Class of 2018
REVISED LOCATION Letter Advisory Committee- Thursday, October 19th atSir William Osler
Please see the attached Letter to Parents regarding the Ancaster, Dundas & Flamborough FI elementary and secondary boundaries. 2017-10-17 Boundary Review_ Parent Information Letter_
Proofs for school photos are going home with students today. Due date for orders is Thursday, October 26, 2017.
SWO Grade 7 & 8 Students, Parents & Caregivers:Did you know that FREE online math tutoring is available for students in grade 7 10?Homework Help is open and ready for students in Grades 7-10, free math support is available through TVO’s Independent Learning Centre. Created … Read more about Gr. 7 – 10 Students: Need Help with math?
HWDSB’s Pathways Information Open HouseNovember 1, 2017 HWDSB My Path my Way Flyer HWDSB will hold a Pathways Information Night to help families and students in grades 7 to 12 learn more about the variety of high school options available and plan their high school years.Students in grades 9 to 12 … Read more about Nov. 1st – Gr. 7 – 12 Pathways Information Night
If you are interested in being a volunteer in the classroom, on field trips, with sporting teams or a driver, please join us on Monday, October 16 at 9:10 am in the Learning Commons for our volunteer orientation session. If you have a current Vulnerable … Read more about Volunteer Information Session
HWDSB will hold a Pathways Information Night to help families and students in grades 7 to 12 learn more about the variety of high school options available and plan their high school years.
Students in grades 9 to 12 can also meet partners who can help them earn Community Involvement Hours.
Wednesday, November 1 at LIUNA Station (360 James St. N.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and you can drop in anytime until 9 p.m.
If you have not yet set up a School Cash Online account for your child, please refer to the step-by-step instructions to do so.
Thank You to the Sir William Osler School Community!Sir William Osler School Council and Parent Activity Committee (P.A.C.)would like to thank everyone for their support in the past school year! Through the Parent Activity Committee events we are able to enrich our childrens lives and … Read more about Parent Activity Committee
At HWDSB, we know that parent engagement fosters student success. We want to be as clear as possible about changes to how schools report on learning in Kindergarten.
In the past at HWDSB, family members could attend “observation visits” in Kindergarten. For the 2017-18 school year, we will be using the new, written Kindergarten report provided by the Ministry of Education.
Wednesdays will bePizza Days at Sir William Osler School! Our first Pizza Day of the 2017/2018 school year will be on Wednesday, October 18th.Pizza days will be offered on a pre-ordered basis onlyand payable via School Cash Online. If your child is new to HWDSB … Read more about Pizza Days Are Back!
Because every student is unique in their learning, HWDSB staff strive to provide programs that help all students reach their full potential. French Immersion is one such program.
The program is open to all students in Hamilton-Wentworth starting in Grade 1.
Visit one of our Information Sessions to learn more
Bus 6064 is delayed . . . it is expected to arrive at SWO at 4:00, load and depart immediately. We apologize for the delay.
Students in grade 4 and 7 will be bringing home their Individual Student Reports (ISRs) from the Spring 2017 EQAO Assessments. Please ask your child for the envelope containing the ISRs.
Members of School Councils and school administrators across HWDSB are invited to attend the orientation session, School Council Start-up 2017-18.
There are two dates – Oct. 19 and 26 – so please choose the one that fits your schedule.
September is proving to be a wonderful start to the school year with students and staff.We are happy to share that we are a school community of 587 students and our school organization will not change in terms of classes or staff. Please take a … Read more about News & Updates
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the 2016-17 assessment results in the areas of Primary and Junior Reading, Writing and Mathematics, as well as the results of the Grade 9 Mathematics assessment and the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
SWO Comes Together! WHEN: Thursday September 28, 2017 Terry Fox Walk / Run – JK – 8 Students9:30 am 10:30 am All students will participate and either walk or run for Terry and fight the battle against cancer.Parents are welcome to join us in the … Read more about 2017 Terry Fox Walk / Run & Get Acquainted Day!
Student Information Verification Forms were sent home with students today. Parents/Caregivers please review, make any necessary changes and return the forms to the school no later than Thursday, September 21. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Dear Parents & Caregivers,Sharing news with the community that the date for our Meet the Staff has been changed to Tuesday September 26th, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. This change is in the spirit of creating inclusivity for all our families.Our evening will … Read more about DATE CHANGE: Meet the Staff on September 26, 2017
HWDSB’s French as a Second Language (FASL) Advisory Committee is seeking members to advise Trustees on elementary and secondary French programming as well as Ministry of Education and community learning supports. Applications are due by Monday, September 25, 2017.
September 7, 2017 Dear SWO Parents/Caregivers, One of the most effective and rewarding ways that parents / caregivers can get involved in their childrenslearning is by being active in their school council. Come join us! All are welcome! School Council is a great way to … Read more about 2017-2018 School Council 1st Meeting & Nomination Form
HWDSB’s new Student Trustees Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael would love to share the following letter and video with our school communities, encouraging everyone to make student voice a priority in the year ahead.
WEBSITE: www.hwdsb.on.ca/sirwilliamosler TWITTER: @SWO_HWDSB INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/swoeagles/ PHONE: 905-628-1588 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Every Child, Every Chance, Every DayHello Parents, Caregivers and Students, Welcome to the 2017 2018 school year. We hope that youve had a restful summer and are ready for a great year of learning together!Fast facts about SWO: We … Read more about Welcome To the 2017 – 2018 School Year!
Our focus this year was Healthy eating. Our team fundraised for a hydration station for the school. We sold fruit skewers, fruit parfaits, and offered free fruit infused water. We also tried to get a message out to be healthy by doing announcements and creating … Read more about Got the Gold!
Canada 150!Canadas 150 Birthday was celebrated at SWO on Monday June 19th, 2017. We gathered together for an assembly and singalong focussing Canadian songs. The whole school participated in many activities on the school playground and at Couldry Park in blended groups led by grade … Read more about Celebrating Canada’s 150 at SWO
Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,
On Monday, June 19, 2017, Trustees reviewed the recommended boundaries based on the feedback received from the Advisory Panel and the Boundary Review public meeting and approved boundary changes that may affect your child.
The latest update from campers is that they will be arriving at the school by to 3:30pm.
The Ministry of Education has created a parent guide to support families in understanding the new provincial report card, Communication of Learning (CoL) in Kindergarten. Please review here: A Parents Guide to Kindergarten Communication of Learning: Initial Observations and the Kindergarten Communication of Learning
The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has developed a Positive School Climate Survey for students to complete in May-June of this year. This survey has been used in our schools for the past decade. Paper copies will be coming home with students on Tuesday, June 06.
Got the Gold!Our Health Action Team worked hard this year at making SWO a healthier school. We are thrilled to be the only elementary school in the HWDSB to have earned OPHEAs healthy schools gold certification! A huge thank you to our Public Health Nurse,Michelle … Read more about June News & Updates
A special thank you to Mr. Gould for supporting us since February 2017 as our temporary Vice-Principal. Today is his last day and we thank him for his service, kindness and day to day support.Announcing….A warm welcome Mrs. McQueen as our Vice-Principal for the month … Read more about Farewell & Welcome
At school:A digital citizen is one who knows what is right and wrong, exhibits intelligent technology behaviour and makes good choices when using social media and accessing the internet. Parents, students, and staff modelling and collaborating on safe and best practices can support students with … Read more about Social Media and Online Safety At School and At Home
At the May 29, 2017, Board meeting, Trustees approved a recommendation for the Ancaster Accommodation Review to rebuild C.H. Bray and Rousseau Elementary Schools on their existing sites, build an addition at Ancaster Senior Elementary School and close Fessenden and Queen’s Rangers Elementary Schools once the new schools and the addition are constructed.
This approval also requires a boundary review to determine the boundaries of the new schools at the Beverly Community Centre site and C.H. Bray. The schools involved in the boundary review include the new school at Greensville (Greensville and Spencer Valley), the new school at Beverly Community Centre Site (Beverly Central and Dr. John Seaton), Queen’s Rangers, C.H. Bray and Sir William Osler.
Community and Continuing Education is pleased to offer a variety of Non-Credit Summer Programs for students in Grades 7 to 10.
Some of the programs have been cancelled, but for those that are still running, the deadline to register has been extended to midnight on Friday, June 9.
Visit the Non-Credit Summer Programs page to see what programs are being offered.
Some of HWDSB’s brightest were rewarded for their innovative science research projects this past week at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF).
On June 8th, we will be holding our Staff Appreciation Luncheon. It is an annual tradition that allows parents to say thank you to the dedicated staff at SWO. We will be saying goodbye to some of our most respected teachers this year as they … Read more about Contributions Please for SWO Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Many students are bringing valuables to school every day. Parents and students should understand that the school cannot ensure the safety of these items. We recommend that expensive or valuable items stay at home. Valuable items can include Pokemon cards, fidgit spinners, iPads, cell phones, … Read more about Expensive or Valuable Items
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.
As of 3:45pm, our buses were just entering the Kingston area. Buses should be arriving back at the school in approximately four and a half hours.
The Grade 7 and 8 trip to Montreal has not been cancelled. The flooding is mostly affecting communities on the west end of the Montreal area, and we will be staying and spending most of our time throughout the trip on the east end. As … Read more about Montreal Trip Update
Hello Parents and Caregivers,The Ministry of Education has published a revised Health & Physical Education curriculum. As the curriculum has not been updated since 1998, there have been several changes in all areas. We recognize that the changes to the health curriculum related to Human Development and Sexual … Read more about Human Development and Sexual Health Information
At HWDSB, we believe all students and staff have the right to learn and work in a safe environment. To do that, it is important that everyone is aware of our Safe Schools policy and procedures to help reduce the risk of harm to students, staff, visitors and facility users in the event of a violent or serious incident.
Congratulations to our SWO Orienteering Champions! Over 70 SWO students participated in the Hamilton Adventure Running Schools Challenge at Christie Conservation Area on Wednesday April 26, 2017. This is the largest Orienteering Challenge in Ontario and featured over 1200 participants where they all did an … Read more about Orienteering Champions!
The STEP Program is offered at Secondary Schools across HWDSB tosupport current Grade 8 students transitioning into their Secondary School.This program will help students build math & literacy skills as well as providing helpful learning strategies for success in High School.
2017 Summer Programs are now open for registration! Community and Continuing Education is pleased to offer a variety of summer programs for students in grades 7 to 10. Please take a few minutes to look at the program pages to see what your child might be interested in participating … Read more about 2017 Summer Programs for Students in Grades 7 to 10
If your child will be starting Grade 9in September 2017 and is interested in taking a credit course this summer, our Reach Ahead summer programs are an excellent option.Reach Ahead courses are the only credit courses available through HWDSB to students transitioning from Grade 8 … Read more about Reach Ahead Courses for Students Entering Grade 9
Hello everybody! I am Claire W and Im Kaitlyn K from Class 4/5A.Today we are going to talk about the unit Inspiring People, which we are doing in class right now. Lets talk about itFirst we will talk to you about the traits of inspiring … Read more about Inspiring People from Class 4/5A
We want to make you aware of a book and Netflix series causing concern in the educational community. Netflix has released a new series, 13 Reasons Why, that may harm students who struggle with mental health challenges.
Dared to TriAncaster High Schools annual Dared-to-Tri event is Friday, May26th. Due to the Ancaster Aquatics CentrePool being under renovation there will only be a duathlon this year. Pledges are due and registration closes April 28th. Questions? See Mr. Siertsema. We Matter Dance!Last Thursday, a … Read more about April News & Updates
SAVE THE DATE!Open House on May 3rd, 20175:30 pm 7:30pm PARENT ACTIVITY COMMITTEE IS ORGANIZINGANOPEN HOUSE THEME BASKET RAFFLE!9 Baskets of awesome themes: Arts & Crafts, Sweet & Salty, Gardener’s Delight, All About Mom, A Day at the Park, Baking Fun, Dinner & A Movie, … Read more about Theme Basket Fundraiser! Bring in donations please.
Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates
If your child will be starting Grade 9 in September 2017 and is interested in taking a credit course this summer, our Reach Ahead summer programs are an excellent option.
We apologize for the short notice, tonight’s School Council Meeting is cancelled.
Rather than printing paper menus for the thousands of students who purchase The Lunch Lady, the menu is being made available electronically in support and celebration of Earth Week ! The menu includes with tips on how to recycle everything The Lunch Lady is featuring on this menu … Read more about Lunch Lady Celebrates Earth Week
HWDSB has made Positive Culture and Well-being a priority to ensure that all students and staff are safe, supported and accepted.On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, we encourage HWDSB staff and students to participate in our annual Pink Shirt Day to raise awareness about bullying. By … Read more about Day of Pink
Effective April 1, 2017, Pfizer Canada recalls two lots of EpiPen / EpiPen Jr auto-injectors (0.3 mg and 0.15 mg epinephrine) due to possible device failure. Please visit the Health Canada website for further information. If your child has an EpiPen, please be sure to check … Read more about Recalls of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto Injectors
If you are interested in volunteering at Sir William Osler, please review the following information on our “ How to Volunteer? We Need You. ” page. At the bottom, all required forms are available in a fillable PDF format. Please note: HWDSB does require a Vulnerable Sector Screening to be presented … Read more about Volunteers!
HWDSB students had a great showing at the 57th annual Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair awards ceremony sponsored by ArcelorMittal Dofasco held Tuesday night at Mohawk College.
Two HWDSB students placed among the five high school projects selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles: Margaret Williams from Ancaster High School and Camila Moran-Hidalgo from Westdale secondary.
New programs like the Canada Child Benefit may mean hundreds of dollars a month in additional income for families in Hamilton. But to receive these benefits, families must file taxes every year Hamilton Tax Help is offering free income tax clinics if your income level is below: Single … Read more about Hamilton Tax Help
Three pita days will be offered to students for the final session on the following dates: May 09th (due May 01st), May 23rd (due May 15th), and June 06th (due May 29th) – a total of 3Pita Days. Please ensure pitas are ordered before the … Read more about Final Block of Pita Days
This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.
Due to increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario, City of Hamilton Public Health reminds parents of children attending school to ensure their child’s vaccine records are up to date.
The Kindergarten students in Mrs. Koegler’s and Mrs. Grundy’s class have been observing two eagles and their eggs in Washington DC, through a live web cam. Initially the children were asked to just quietly look for a few minutes and then share what they saw … Read more about The Eagles Have Landed in JSK Room 113
Autism Awareness Day – March 31st At Sir William Osler, we will be honouring World Autism Day on Friday March 31st, 2017! Students are encouraged to donate a toonie towards Autism. Toonies will be collected on the morning of March 31st. All proceeds will be … Read more about News & Updates
HWDSB and its Parent Involvement Committee invite all school volunteers to attend an open house celebration of those who give their time and energy so that students succeed.
Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. Please register before noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Find complete details in the Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 – Invitation.
World Autism Awareness Day is Sunday April 2, 2017. At Sir William Osler, we will be honouring World Autism Day on Friday March 31st, 2017! Students are encouraged to donate a toonie towards Autism. Toonies will be collected on the morning of March 31st.All proceeds … Read more about World Autism Awareness Day
Grade 7 and 8 bands are participating in Middle School Bandfest on Friday, April 07. Each student will be asked to pay $3.50 which will be payable through School Cash Online. This item will be available for payment on Thursday, March 23. A detailed note … Read more about Bandfest
We are pleased to announce the Grade 7 and 8 year end trip to Camp Couchiching! The dates are June 14 – 16, 2017.Register & pay online here: https://hwdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ Payment Options: Full Payment of $230.00OR2 Installments: #1 = $100.00 & #2 = $130.00. Registration Deadline and … Read more about Camp Couchiching Registration is Open!
The 5/6 Coed Basketball Game originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 07, at Sir William Osler School has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 22 at 4:00pm. The game will be played at Sir William Osler School against R.A. Riddell.
This is a note to clarify the fee discrepancy regarding the Montreal excursion. Back in January, a letter went home describing dates, details, trip activities and cost for the Montreal trip. As well, a parent information night was held in February to provide a more … Read more about Montreal Trip – Pricing Update
The 5/6 Coed Basketball Game scheduled for this afternoon, March 07, at Sir William Osler School is cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Students have been advised to contact their parents directly by phone.The game will be rescheduled for some time after … Read more about 5/6 Coed Basketball Game
Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,
The attached letter is to make you aware of an upcoming change that we are making to the hopscotch game on our new playground.
Please read the full letter for the details.
The inaugural meeting of the SWO Student Advisory Group was held on February 7, 2017. This group is comprised of two students from each of our grade 5 to 8 homeroom classes. It is a dynamic group of class representatives who come together to: represent … Read more about SWO Student Advisory Group
Enrichment and Innovation Centre News for Grade 5 students.
If you were unable to attend the Parent Information Night on February 16 regarding the grade 7 and 8 year end trips, here is some information for Montreal: Registration Information . Please note that if your child is attending the Montreal trip, a deposit is required by … Read more about Montreal Trip
If you were unable to attend the Parent Information Night on February 16 regarding the grade 7 and 8 year end trips, here is the information for Camp Couchiching: Packing List and Camp Couchiching Information Sheet . Updates will be coming soon.
Grade 8 Grad Photo Proofs are coming home today. Please ask your son or daughter for their proofs.
It is bittersweet to say farewell to dynamic, caring and beloved Mrs. Broer.She is leaving SWO to become an Instructional Coach in HWDSB.The students organized a lively musical celebration assembly that included lots of reminiscing highlighting favourite songs, sayings and years of learning!We will miss … Read more about Farewell but not Goodbye to Mrs. Broer
At SWO we are continuously working with our community to enable students to be innovative, creative and responsible citizens in the digital and physical world. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare us for a society full … Read more about School Device Procedures
Celebrate active transportation. Join the Movement!Winter Wear Yellow Day: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 On Wear Yellow Day (WYD) students, parents, and staff are encouraged to wear yellow clothing and use active transportation (walking, cycling, rolling, bus) to and from school. On Smart Commute’s last Wear … Read more about Wednesday Wear Yellow Day!
The news of the deadly attack on a mosque in Ste-Foy, Quebec is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened and disturbed. As a country, we mourn the tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable terrorist attack that targeted Muslims, our fellow Canadians, in a peaceful place of worship.
Kindergarten registration opens on Tuesday, February 06, 2017. For more information, including registration form and documents required, please visit: http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/earlyyears/kindergarten/Please come to the main office at Sir William Osler between 10:30am and 2:30pm to register your child for the 2017 -2018 school year.
Important message!Families of grade 8 students in class 8A, 8B, 8C Grade 9 Option Sheets come home today. They are to be returned by February 3rd to your son/daughter Grade 8 homeroom teacher.Look for the myPath,myWay Transition Guid e Book too.Questions? Please reach out to your child’s homeroom … Read more about Option Sheets for Classes 8A, 8B & 8C
Welcome to 2017. I hope you had the opportunity over the winter break to spend time with family and friends. January will be focussed on finishing up our first term learning. At the end of the month, our educators will write report cards for all … Read more about News & Updates
Get ready to move! Sir William Osler School is excited to announce our 3rd Annual Dance-A-Thon ! On Thursday, February 16th, we will be hosting an all day event in the gym. Currently we are raising funds to support school trips, graduation, technology, and improving school … Read more about Party Rockers – Dance-A-Thon
Over the last few months a committee has been collecting data, samples and expert feedback the Sir William Osler Library and its metamorphosis into the SWO Learning Commons.With input from experts in design and staff, the backbone of the transformation has been completed and the … Read more about From Library to Learning Commons
Pita Days will be offered to students for the second session on the following dates: Feb. 14th, Feb. 28th, Mar. 07th, Mar. 28th, Apr. 11th and Apr. 25th (for a total of 6 Pita Days). Please ensure pitas are ordered before the deadline date!
Information sessions are planned for parents considering French Immersion as on option for their child for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Please refer to the letter for detailed information.
Hello Grade 8 Students, Parents & Caregivers,Option Sheet Information Nights are welcoming and practical sessions that help Grade 8 students and their families to select courses for the 2017 – 2018 school year.See the flyers: Westdale – Option Sheet Night Flyer – 2017 January 19, 2017 – 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Westmount – Option Sheet Night Flyer – 2017 January 12, … Read more about Grade 8 Option Sheets Nights
HWDSB is excited to announce that all of its schools will benefit from the latest mobile technology intended to encourage anonymous reporting of bullying and other incidents that may lead to unsafe conditions at our schools.
As winter weather approaches, here is a reminder of how HWDSB determines when to cancel school and board operations. We receive questions every December and hope this helps our community understand the process.
Access to active play in nature and outdoorswith its risksis essential for healthy child development. We recommend increasing childrens opportunities for self-directed play outdoors in all settings; at home, at school, in child care, the community and nature. Participaction Position Statement on Outdoor Play. The Playground Inquiry Project … Read more about P.I.P Completion Keeps SWO Students Active Outdoors!
Candy Cane Sales will happen from December 12th to 15thGo Girls will be selling candy canes in the front foyer at 1st nutrition break. Candy Canes are 50 cents each and money raised will go to help make a few families’ Christmas a little merrier, … Read more about December Events & Celebrations
At SWO we look forward to working with our community to enable students to be innovative, creative and responsible citizens in the digital and physical world.HWDSBs Transforming Learning Everywhere (TLE) vision is to create a culture of engaged students and staff by focusing on instructional practices in classrooms, … Read more about Technology as a Learning Tool
This weekend is the Samko Toy Sale at The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at 9280 Airport Rd. (at the Hamilton Airport). Great toys and items at great prices! YOU MUST GET YOUR RECEIPT VALIDATED FOR SIR WILLIAM OSLER SCHOOL, then return the receipts to the … Read more about Reminder of Samko Toy Sale – Dec. 1st- 4th, 2016!!
On behalf of the Parent Council and Parent Activity Committee, we would like to say thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of our first Movie Night of the school year. Everyone who participated, whether it be with organizing, donations of food and … Read more about Thank you to the Sir William Osler Community
Class of 2017 Grad Hoodies are now available for purchase through School Cash Online from November 29 – December 08. Students will be bringing home order forms , where you can indicate the size, colour, option to have last name on hoodie as well as your School Cash Online Receipt … Read more about Class of 2017 Grad Hoodies
Dear S.W.O. Community,This year, Class 4A is running the Angel Tree. The Angel Tree is a way to give to the less fortunate this Christmas. The Salvation Army has provided gift ideas, such as hats, gloves and toys for Family Services and Grace Haven. The … Read more about Sir William Osler Angel Tree 2016
The Music Department at Sir William Osler School is holding a Winter Concert on Monday, December 12 beginning at 6:30pm.
Please check your child’s backpack for their school photo RETAKE proofs and order sheet. Orders are due NO LATER December 2, 2016.
Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week is a great opportunity to focus on relationships that exist within the school. School staff has an important role in this, but research tells us that one-off activities and events do not transform behaviours or attitudes. Transformation occurs when we … Read more about SWO – Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week
From Nov. 20-26, schools across Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board recognize Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.
The Facilities Management Department, in consultation with a landscape architect, has created an Outdoor Design Manual to guide schools through the process of implementing schoolyard improvement projects such as gardens, outdoor classrooms, and play areas, from concept to completion.
Come join us!
Our Parent Activity Committee is busy working on several different fundraising events for Sir William Osler. Thank you to everyone for their hard work and support.
From Thursday, December 1st toSunday, December 4th the Hamilton “Samko Toy Sale” will be taking place at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum . Samkois a great place to shop for the holidays. All you have to do is let them know you are from “Sir William Osler School”, get … Read more about Samko Sale – Fundraiser
If you are interested in having your child’s school photo retaken, please send your child with a note on retake day or complete Edge Imaging’s form .Any questions, please contact the office at 905.628.1588.
Please check your child’s backpack for their school photo proofs and order sheet . Orders are due NO LATER November 16, 2016.Photo retake day is on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Massive Charity Garage Sale this weekend, Saturday, November 5th from 8:00am – 11:00am. Please come out and support our students at the Osfest Garage Sale while they raise funds for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.
Public Health will be at Sir William Osler on Thursday, November 17 for Dental Health Screening of JK, SK and grade 2. Please read here for further information.
Parents / Caregivers: Come and learn with others. No cost workshopFlyer: Social Networking and Online Safety When: NOVEMBER 28, 2016Time: 7:00 PMWhere: DALEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOLSOCIAL NETWORKING & ONLINE SAFETY TOPICS INCLUDE: SNAPCHAT/INSTAGRAMTWITTER/FACEBOOKDIGITAL TRAILS / SMARTPHONESCYBER-BULLYING TEXTING / SEXTING IMAGE SHARING & MORE
Learn about our exciting secondary school options at our Grade 7 & 8 Information Nights: Grade 8 Information Night Flyer Dundas Valley Secondary SchoolWHEN: November 22, 2016TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Invite Letter from Principal of Dundas Valley Dundas Valley School Flyer Grade 9 Handbook 2016 – 2017
On November 18th, please join the SWO community for a free family movie night in support of our Parent Activity Council.
Pita Pit Orders are now available for purchase through School Cash Online.
October 31st – HALLOWEEN DAY PLAN MORNING COSTUME PARADE- JK to Grade 5 will participate in a school wide parade. Parents / Caregivers are asked to arrive at 9:35 am, reportto the gymand line up along the walls.JK to Grade 5 student parade will arrive … Read more about Halloween Day Plan
Learning Opportunity – No Charge!Check out the flyer for details: Do You Know What Your Child Wishes You Knew?
News from Sir William Osler School CouncilThe Sir William Osler school council met on Wednesday October 5 at 6:30pm in the Learning Commons. Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting. Ms. Neale, Principal and Mme. Bass, Teacher Liaison also joined our meeting.Highlights from this … Read more about News from SWO School Council
PHOTO DAY IS ALMOST HERE! Day #1 October 18th JK to Grade 4/5ADay #2 October 19th Gr. 5 to Grade 8 Get Ready For Photo Day Tips
FREE Parent Workshop – Enrichment Opportunities for Students Hamilton-Flyer-2016 Date: Wed. Nov. 2, 2016Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pmLocation: Sheraton Hamilton
Student Price Cards are available now! Save money and support your school by purchasing the SPC card . Great for stocking stuffers and gifts!ONLY $10.00 per card!
HWDSB myPath. myWay. This is a night where families and students in Grades 7-12 can learn more about the wide range of high school programs and services available in HWDSB and plan their high school years. Please RSVP to email@example.com or to 905-529-4483 ext.224.
SWO Grade 8 BAND SIGN UP and NEWS Our Grade 8 Band will begin weekly morning rehearsals, starting Tuesday October 11th at 8 am.Rehearsal will run from 8 am -9 am every Tuesday, unless otherwise noted. Come out and start learning the music for our … Read more about SWO Grade 8 Band Sign Up & NEWS!
This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor. This fall, Public Health will begin to screen records to ensure children are up to date. Please report all vaccines and vaccination dates to Public Health at 905-540-5250. Visit hamilton.ca/vaccines for more information.
Despite the rain, we are still hosting ourMeet the Staff event this evening starting at 5:00pm. We look forward to meetingthe parents/caregivers/families of the SWO community!
Due to weather conditions and the current state of the fields, we are postponing our Get Acquainted Day and the Terry Fox Run, until Monday, October 03, 2016.
SWO Grade 7 & 8 Students, Parents & Caregivers:Did you know that FREE online math tutoring is available for students in grade 7 10? GO TO: Homework Help is a FREE online math help resource for students in Grades 7-10.Homework Help provides FREE, live one-on-one … Read more about Gr. 7 & 8 Students: Need free math Help?
The Eagles Roost will be opening on Tuesday, September 27 – first and second nutrition break!
Parents / Caregivers:NOTE DATE CHANGE!School Council Meeting will now be on Wednesday October 5th at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Learning Commons. There is still time to submit Nomination Forms. SC Nomination Form 2016 As needed, paper copies are in the office.Please submit by September 30, 2016.Reference … Read more about NEW DATE: School Council Meeting – October 5th
SWO Comes Together!WHEN: September 30, 2016 Terry Fox Walk / Run 9:30 am – 10:30 am – All students will participate and either walk or run for Terry and fight the battle against cancer. Parents are welcome to join us in the run/walk as helpers, … Read more about Terry Fox Walk / Run & Getting Accquainted Day!