Glebe Principal France Thibault wins award as one of Canada's Outstanding Principals

France Thibault

The Learning Partnership has announced the recipients of this year's "2016 Outstanding Principals" award, and France is one of the winners.

From her bio on the site:

France has a wealth of expertise from positions at a variety of Ottawa schools as well as international experience. Her dedication to improving learning opportunities for students led to her founding of School-for-All, which trains volunteers and teachers in Kenya, Tanzania, and Mali. France is the consummate instructional leader, blending data and evidence-based practices. Teacher evaluations are more about professional learning and collaboration, than appraisals. The achievement of students at Glebe Collegiate Institute is at the forefront of everything that happens at the school. Over 90% of students are successful on the grade 10 provincial OSSLT. Progress for each student is tracked, monitored and there are ongoing interventions put in place for supports. Student success for all is France’s mantra reflected in the increase in the results of both the students in applied and academic programming. Frances motivates, inspires and generates trust among staff and students, leading to student success.

Our congratulations to France on a well-deserved win!

Upcoming Family Service Ottawa Courses

Family Services Ottawa provides over 20 parenting courses and seminars each school year.

Each year over 700 Ottawa parents participate in FSO’s parenting programs which cover everything from positive discipline techniques to parenting through high conflict divorce and separation. Programs run from one night to 10 weeks; many are offered twice a year. We also provide one to two-hour external parenting workshops to groups and organizations including Parent Councils.

Please find attached our 2015 – 2016 parenting programs catalogue, flyers for upcoming courses and a list of the workshops and presentations that we offer externally.

Upcoming Film: Beyond Measure

2016-01-28 18:30
2016-01-28 21:30

Operi is hosting a special screening of the film "Beyond Measure" at St. Paul's University in the amphitheatre. Tickets are $13.15.

A bit of background from the producers:

Every day we hear stories about America’s troubled education system. And we’re told that in order to fix what’s broken, we need to narrow our curricula, standardize our classrooms, and find new ways to measure students and teachers. But what if these “fixes” are making our schools worse.

In Beyond Measure, we set out to challenge the assumptions of our current education story.

Rather than ask why our students fail to measure up, this film asks us to reconsider the greater purpose of education. What if our education system valued personal growth over test scores? Put inquiry over mimicry? Encouraged passion over rankings? What if we decided that the higher aim of school was not the transmission of facts or formulas, but the transformation of every student? And what if this paradigm-shift was driven from the ground up? By students, parents, and educators? By all of us?

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Ottawa Citizen: Ottawa schools grapple with the Exam Question: Are they a) outdated or b) essential?

From an article in the Citizen on Friday:

Glebe Collegiate Institute has earned a city-wide reputation as a leader in the development and use of alternative testing methods.

Principal France Thibault says the school has embraced that effort as part of a drive to make the classroom experience more compelling. The school, she says, tries to inject critical thinking, problem solving, and student-based inquiry — an approach that capitalizes on students’ natural sense of wonder — into all of its classes.

January Council Meeting

2016-01-11 19:00
Happy New Year all,
Please join us on Monday January 11th at 7:00 pm for our first GCI school council meeting of 2016.

OCDSB Parent Conference - Register Today!

December Council Meeting

2015-12-14 19:00
2015-12-14 21:00
Please join us for a feastive get together at 6:40 p.m. in the Staff Room/Learning Commons on the 3rd floor just before we have our next School Council meeting on Monday, December 14th, 2015.  This is a great opportunity to meet Council members and other parents of our wonderful school.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Glebe Gives Christmas

In partnership with CHEO’s Steps to Success program, Glebe Collegiate’s grade 11/12 Girls’ Physical Education class is collecting new toys and non-perishable food items suitable for a Christmas dinner to help children in less fortunate families enjoy the holiday sea

Ski and Skate Sale

2015-11-28 09:00
2015-11-28 12:00

More information to follow...
Drop off is on Friday November 27th from 5:30 to 8:00 P.M. in the Glebe Collegiate cafeteria.

Upcoming Glebe CI Tour 'N Taste

Did you go to Glebe? Keen Ottawa history buff? Interested in an intimate glimpse of one of the city's beautiful, historic buildings? This February, step back in time at the Glebe CI Tour, and explore Glebe Collegiate Institute (CI) -- an historic gem at the heart of the Glebe.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

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