Leadership Recognition

“Leadership in the OCDSB is the demonstration of personal initiative
to achieve a positive outcome.”


Our students demonstrate leadership on a regular basis in a variety of ways: 

* Bus Buddies
* Kindergarten Helpers
* Lunch Monitors
* Morning Announcements
* Student Master of Ceremonies at assemblies
* Reading Buddies
* School-wide Activities (Terry Fox Run, Spirit Week, Play Days)
* Eco-Club
* Multi-lingual Ambassadors
* Wolf Pack Howls


Our staff members are all highly qualified professionals, many with additional qualifications in specialized areas such as math, literacy, special education, music, dance, drama and physical education. Our staff support our students by coaching sports and running a wide variety of interest clubs.

We recognize the leadership of our staff through letters of thanks, personal interactions, school announcements, school newsletters, performance appraisals and the Principal’s reports to the School Council. In addition, our office and custodial staff show their leadership through their willingness to assist our school council with their many initiatives. 


Our parent community is involved in all aspects of school life; they are valuable members of the Farley Mowat Wolf Pack. We have dynamic and supportive School Council that contributes direction to the school, provides fundraising support, and organizes special lunches and events for students and the wider community. Our parent volunteers help throughout the school; working with children, assisting with field trips, running special events, helping to prepare learning materials and liaising with teachers. Our School Council has provided support to other OCDSB schools in financial need. They also take a lead in parent education by providing workshops for the community. The work of our parents is recognized on our website, daily announcements, letters of thanks, the Principal’s report to School Council and at a volunteer recognition breakfast each spring.


We are developing our links with the community in support of learning at our school. Our School Council has an active link with the local Community Association. Many members of the community, both individuals and businesses, have donated to our school library as well as supported our endeavors with gift certificates and prizes such as movies tickets. Our close neighbor, St. Andrew’s Catholic School, collaborates with us for safety and emergency procedures. We regularly have student teachers from the University of Ottawa with our staff. We also welcome Child and Youth Worker and Early Childhood Educator students from Algonquin College.  We have a partnership with Big Brother Big Sisters of Ottawa. 

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