Leadership Recognition

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


We are extremely proud of students at D. Roy Kennedy PS. 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 (Blue Crew), 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 Bethany Hope Centre, Relief funds for Japan, Turkey and Haiti, the Terry Fox Walk, Ottawa Snowsuit Drives, the Christmas toy drive, Toonie Tuesday for the Education Foundation of Ottawa, and the Ottawa Food Bank. 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.


Our staff members have a wealth of professional qualifications. They have actively participated in numerous Board-wide professional development activities in numeracy, literacy, and wellness, 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.


Every year, our volunteers contribute many hours of support for the benefit of students in our school. Our dedicated school council, which meets monthly, organizes many activities, such as the Holiday Celebration (December), and hosts a Family Math Night with the help of the Parent Reaching Out Grant. Every year, School Council hosts a Staff Appreciation Luncheon to thank our dedicated school staff.


D. Roy Kennedy is fortunate to work with many community partners who support us in providing students with a rich variety of learning opportunities. In the past, 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 Counsellor program at Algonquin College. Our Junior students participate in the Entrepreneurial Adventure program.  We also host student-teachers from Ottawa University. In addition, we have:

  • 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 communications to parents, Principal’s report to School council and our annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea.

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