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Leadership Recognition

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

Students

We are extremely proud of students at D. Roy Kennedy. They have demonstrated their dedication to helping others in the school, city and global community. Students also have many opportunities to develop their leadership skills. They may participate in Student Council, Peace Patrol, lunch monitors, Student Ambassadors and as sports leaders to name a few activities.

In the last few years, student fundraising efforts have helped with Relief funds for Japan, Turkey and Haiti, the Terry Fox Walk, the snowsuit drive, the Christmas toy drive, Toonie Tuesday, the Ottawa Food bank and the United Way campaign and a Fort McMurray relief fund. As well, in the past our students raised over $12,000 to build a school in Kenya. This has paid for the construction of the school as well as school supplies and a teacher’s salary.

Staff

Our staff members have a wealth of professional qualifications. They have actively participated in numerous Board-wide professional development activities in literacy and numeracy, and we recognize their initiative by providing and supporting opportunities for further professional growth.

DRK staff demonstrates their dedication to our students by providing many leadership opportunities as well as extra-curricular activities and clubs throughout the school year.

Parents/Guardians/Volunteers

Last year, our volunteers contributed many hours of support for the benefit of students in our school. Our dedicated school council, which meets monthly, organized many activities, such as the Holiday Celebration (December), and hoste a Family Math Night. They held a Staff Appreciation Luncheon to thank our dedicated school staff.

Community

D. Roy Kennedy is fortunate to work with many community partners who support us in providing students with a rich variety of learning opportunities. Intermediate students learn from the Engineers in Residence Program (EIR) how science skills and concepts are applied in everyday life and careers. In partnership with Ottawa Public Health DRK is a healthy active school. Co-op students come from Woodroffe High School and Nepean High School and from the Child and Youth Worker program at Algonquin College. We also have student-teachers from Ottawa University. In addition, we have:

  • 123 Read with Me partnership with the Ottawa Public Library. Several classes packed 2,000 book bags for distribution to new born babies and their families.

  • Mini Enrichment: selected grade 8 students attend Carleton and Ottawa universities for a variety of courses.

  • Student Ambassadors from Woodroffe High School volunteer their time to support school activities.

  • We recognize our community partners through our school announcements, school newsletter, Principal’s report to School council and our annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea.

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