Thank you for visiting our New Family Information Page, which is dedicated to you, our new students and families. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office as we are open for the summer months, except for the week of August 5–9, when the full school is closed. We look forward to having your family join the Ashbury College community!

Information for New Families

Opening Week Schedule
We are pleased to introduce the following opening week activities, including a day completely dedicated to our new students, taking place on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. This orientation kick-off will provide students with an opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day routines at Ashbury, meet their Teacher Advisor or Form Teacher, learn about the co-curricular activities offered for the fall term, and most importantly, meet other new and returning Ashburians! The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday August 28, 2019

  • 6:30 p.m. Welcome reception for New Students and Families (all grades) – Theatre

New Boarding Students and Families are welcome however, attendance is not mandatory.

Monday September 2, 2019 (Boarding Families Only)

  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. - School Store: Uniform fitting/purchase: boarding students only by appointment. Email schoolstore@ashbury.ca to book your appointment
  • 12:00 noon - Residences open for boarders (new and returning)
  • 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Free transportation from *YOW to Ashbury College provided
  • 5:00 p.m.- Boarders’ and Parents’ Reception – Parents invited to stay for casual BBQ supper
  • 5:30 p.m. - Students say goodbye to parents and leave for BBQ supper in Maclaren Hall
  • 7:00 p.m. - All Boarders meet in Theatre (students only)

*YOW – Ottawa International Airport

Tuesday, September 3, 2019: all New Students including Junior School Graduates

  • Bus Service available: 8:45 a.m. arrival
  • 9:00 a.m. Registration Open for all New Students (casual dress)
  • 9:30 a.m. Coffee and Croissant Reception, Maclaren Hall (Students and Parents)
  • 9:45 a.m. Opening Remarks in Maclaren Hall for all Junior and Senior School Students
  • 9:55 a.m. Junior School Students dismissed to Junior School Pod
Senior School in Maclaren Hall
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.,Senior School Overview
  • 11:30 a.m.,Fun and Games
  • 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.,Grade 9 Camp meeting, Theatre
  • 12:30 p.m.,Senior School BBQ Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m.,Meet with Teacher Advisors
  • 2:00 p.m.,Club and Co-Curricular Fair, Large Gym
  • 2:30 p.m.,English Assessment for new ELL Students (English Language Learners; testing may take up to 90 minutes)
Junior School in Pod
  • 10:00 a.m.,Junior School Orientation Day Activities begin
  • 12:00 noon,Junior School Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.,Junior School Survival Skills (lockers, computers, schedule, EDSBY, etc.)
  • 2:00 p.m.,Junior School Clubs and Activities Information Session
  • 2:30 p.m.,Dismissal for Junior School – Parents are asked to pick up their child from school at this time.

 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm Optional sport practices take place for Senior School teams
Come out and experience the following teams:

  • Girls’ Field Hockey
  • Junior Girls Basketball
  • Senior Girls Basketball
  • Junior Boys Soccer
  • Senior Boys Soccer
  • Junior Boys Football
  • Senior Boys Football
  • Cross-Country Running

Please bring the appropriate athletic gear and footwear for the sport that choose.

  • 4:15 p.m.      Leduc and Actkidvity buses depart
  • 5:30 p.m.      Dinner in Maclaren Hall for Boarders

Services Available on Campus, Tuesday, September 3, 2019

  • Bank Accounts (RBC): 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Mital Classroom, CLC
  • Rogers Mobile Telephone: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: CLC
  • School Nurse and guard.me health insurance: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: CLC   
  • School Store: Uniform fitting/purchase: boarding students only by appointment.
  • Email schoolstore@ashbury.ca to book your appointment
  • Used Uniform Sale: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Basement of Ashbury College

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

  • 8:15 a.m.    Junior School students to meet with their Form teachers. Senior School students to meet with their TAG teachers by TAG location
  • 8:45 a.m.    Full School Assembly, Front Circle, Number One Dress
  • 9:30 a.m.    Classes Begin for all Junior and Senior School Students
  • 4:00 p.m.    Grade 9 students depart for camp (returning Friday at 5:30pm)

Thursday, September 5, 2019

  • 8:00 a.m.    Grade 10 students depart for overnight camp at Christie Lake Kids 
 (return Friday at 5pm).
  • 8:15 a.m.    Grade 11 students arrive for day 1 of their leadership camp at Ashbury. Grade 12 students depart for their adventure day at Camp Fortune 
 (return at 4pm)
  • 4:00 p.m.    Grade 11 and 12 students dismissed from day camp experiences.

Friday, September 6, 2019

  • 8:00 a.m.    Grade 11 students depart for day 2 of their leadership camp at BYOC 
 (return at 4:30pm).
  • 8:15 a.m.    Grade 12 students arrive for day 2 of their orientation experience at Ashbury
  • 3:30 p.m.    Grade 12 students are dismissed for the weekend
  • 4:30 p.m.    Grade 11 students return from day camp to Ashbury
  • 5:00 p.m.    Grade 10 students return from overnight camp to Ashbury
  • 5:30 p.m.    Grade 9  students return from overnight camp to Ashbury

Online Camp Forms

  • Grade 9 Camp Letter: Camp Kennebec (2.5 days, overnight)
  • Grade 10 Camp Letter:  Christie Lake (2 days, overnight)
  • Grade 11 Camp Letter: Ashbury & BYOC (1 day on-campus and 1 day camp experience)
  • Grade 12 Camp Letter:  Camp Fortune  (1 day adventure and 1 day on campus)


Calendar

For your planning purposes, please check the calendar for the 2019–2020 school year dates.

Senior School Course Selection
All students at Ashbury College work with our Student Services Department to select courses that align with their interests in the classroom. Student Services requires specific information so that we can advise both you and your child through the course selection process to finalize their program available (view the 2019–2020 Academic Guide for course information). Our grade-specific Academic Counsellors are highlighted below and available to advise you. Additional information can be found in the hyperlinks below.

Report Cards
Students entering Grades 9–12: Please forward the Student Services Department a translated copy of your child's final current-grade report card and translated final transcript, as necessary, as well as a copy of their passport and birth certificate. Please scan and send these documents to Ms. Paula Rizzuti or by fax at 613-749-9724.

Textbook Ordering
Please click this link to begin your textbook ordering. Instructions can be found here: Login and Textbook Ordering instructions.

Uniform Information and School Store Hours
The school uniform is purchased in our School Store. Please contact the School Store to set up your child’s uniform appointment. You may book your July or August uniform appointment starting June 1. View uniform details for Senior School, Junior School, Uniform Appointment Booking and New Family Uniform Information sessions.

Meal Plan
Meal Plan and Flex Dollar sign up sheet (Day students only)

Student Health Information
For the 2019–20 school year, Ashbury will use Magnus Health SMR (Student Medical Record) as our management system for all student medical information.

All families, new and returning to Magnus, will receive an email in April providing your username/password to access your child(ren)’s Magnus Health SMR account(s). If you do not receive an email to access your Magnus Health SMR Account or have questions about the account, please contact helpdesk@ashbury.ca

All students arriving to Ashbury College from outside of Ottawa must submit immunization records directly to Ottawa Public Health. We will be updating this webpage with further details very soon.

Health Insurance
Health Insurance is part of the boarding and homestay tuition fees and is provided to all boarding and homestay students. Please review the guard.me Benefit Summary.

International Day students: proof of medical insurance is mandatory. Please confirm health insurance coverage when completing the online Magnus Health Forms.

Guard.me Insurance is available to non-boarding international students. Please contact wellness@ashbury.ca for more information.

Online tuition payment for International Students
Our international student payments portal makes it easy and affordable for families to pay local currency, or the currency of choice, from a home bank account. Try it today

International Student Study Permit
A study permit is required for all students who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents of Canada. If you require enrollment documentation to support your study permit application, please contact admissions@ashbury.ca

Boarding Checklist
Please review this checklist to make sure you complete all of the administrative tasks to prepare for your child’s arrival in September. We also encourage you to review the Boarding Welcome for information about living on campus. We have also compiled a list of accommodations near the campus to help you plan your stay.

Student Computer Specifications
Students in Grades 7–12 bring their own computing device to school each day. This personal computing device needs to meet the Device Specifications recommended by the school.

Ashbury Bus Program
The Ashbury bus program serves the Manotick, Nepean/Barrhaven and Kanata/Stittsville neighbourhoods. The morning and afternoon bus program continues to be managed by Leduc Bus Lines. Leduc will be the main contact throughout the school year, and details will be shared with our bus riding families. Leduc will use Twitter to update bus information in real time. The late bus is managed by Ashbury and Actkidvity. Please confirm your child’s commitment to the bus program by August 16, 2019. Kindly complete the bus contract with payment and return to Irina Konovalova (scanned and emailed is fine) by August 23, 2019. Timing and routes will be determined once ridership numbers are determined. All Elmwood bus riders contact Irina Konovalova directly.

Used Uniform and Book Exchange
Mark June 19, 2019 on your calendar from 3:00-6:00 pm for the Ashbury Guild’s End-of-Year Used Uniform Sale and Book Exchange taking place in the basement of Ashbury College. No appointment necessary.

Summer School
The summer experience at Ashbury provides intensive academic credit and subject specific preparation for students in Grades 4–9, pre-IB and mid-IB. Our experiential programs are an engaging combination of art, science and technology. For the adventurous, Ashbury also offers sports camps and programs that explore the Ottawa region through various day trips.
https://summer.ashbury.ca/

Football Camp
The football season will kick off on the first day of school for all interested students in Grades 8–12. All those interested in playing are to contact Coach Landon over the summer to receive the details. No football experience is required; all that is needed is a desire to be the best student athlete you can, and a high level of commitment. See you on the field!

Basketball Camp
The Ashbury Basketball Program is offering a Spring League for 9 to 14-year-old boys and girls. All interested in participating in the Spring League are to contact Coach Ian MacKinnon or register online.

Round Square, India
Welcome to Ashbury College! This September, your child will join a group of 500 plus students in their next dynamic chapter of learning.

As you may know, Ashbury College is a member of Round Square, an international network of 200 like-minded schools around the world. Round Square is based on a set of shared IDEALS (Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership, Service). Round Square offers programs and experiences that will develop further global competence, character and confidence in our students. As such, your child is invited to apply to be a delegate at the next Round Square Conference at The Emerald Heights School in Indore, India, October 2-8, 2019. Last year, Ashbury College hosted this same international school conference which was a great experience for students.

If your child is interested in this incredible, life changing experience, please fill out our Google Form or contact teacher Eric Lavergne.

Junior School September Camps
During the second week of the school year, all Junior School students participate in outdoor education led by Grade 11 students at camps in the Ottawa area. Grade 6 students spend two full days and one night at Camp Otterdale. Grades 4 and 5 students join the Grades 6s for the second day at Camp Otterdale. Grade 7 classes venture to Camp Bonnenfant for three days and two nights while the Grade 8s spend one day at Christie Lake Camp, one day on campus doing leadership activities, and one day helping out at various shelters. The purpose of our camp week is to allow students to get to know one another in a fun and interactive setting. More information will be provided to parents before the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

Junior School Swim Testing
All Junior School students will be required to perform a swim test at the beginning of the school year to allow full participation in all school trips and functions. The required swim test is recommended by Ophea, the leaders of physical and health education in Ontario. Students unable to complete the swim test must wear a life jacket at all times when near water.

Junior School:Supply Lists
Please click on this link for the School Supply List.

Ashbury’s Culture of Giving
Tuition fees cover basic operating costs, but as an independent school and a not-for-profit charitable organization, Ashbury relies on philanthropic support from our community to deliver an exceptional educational experience. Our Annual Giving program is the cornerstone of all fundraising activities at Ashbury, and everyone in our community is asked to make a donation that is personally meaningful and within their means. Your support is deeply appreciated and makes a tangible difference here at the school, both in financial terms and in the sense of community and shared purpose it represents. If you would like to get involved, please contact Stephanie Young, Director of Development, at 613-749-9630 ext. 283.

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