Leadership Recognition

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


Convent Glen has many student leadership initiatives. Students share their talents with their peers and provide support and leadership in the school in many ways including: door monitors, lunch monitors, library helpers, kindergarten helpers, and reading buddies. We are proud of our students for helping to develop a culture of caring, innovation and social responsibility through various actions   (i.e., Walk-a-thon, Terry Fox walk, food drive donations, Toonie Tuesday for the Education Foundation, etc.).
In addition to informal recognition on a regular basis, we also acknowledge student contributions in our classrooms, via morning announcements, newsletters, assemblies, our principal’s report to school council,  and the grade 5 leaving ceremony. We also recognize student leadership by incorporating their ideas and suggestions into our planning as well as the school’s Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan.


Our staff members have a wealth of professional qualifications including Bachelors and Masters degrees as well as additional qualifications in a variety of areas (i.e., Reading, Mathematics, French as a Second Language, Special Education, English as a Second Language, Music, Visual Arts, Computers, etc.).
As a dedicated professional learning community, staff members actively participate in Board-wide and school-based professional development sessions in all areas of the curriculum. Our staff also demonstrates leadership and leadership qualities in many ways. Through daily interactions with students and parents/guardians, professional dialogue, and contributions to our school, our staff are continuously building a strong community through their actions. We recognize staff leadership in many ways including a simple thank you for a job well done to more formal recognition such as cards, letters, announcements, newsletters, assemblies, performance appraisals, and reports to school council.
We would like to highlight the leadership of one of our staff members:
Debbie Marsland (Office Administrator) – Debbie was the recipient of a Director’s Citation Award in 2000. She was the first office administrator in the school board to receive this award. Debbie was recognized for her caring, commitment, and dedication to our students, staff, parents/ guardians, and school community.


Convent Glen is extremely fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers who work with our students and staff on a regular basis. We are very grateful to have volunteers who generously donate their time to our school for the benefit of students. Our volunteers read with our students and support teachers in many ways. Many of our volunteers are parents, but we also receive volunteers through Ottawa Volunteers in Education.
Our dedicated school council meets monthly, working collaboratively with staff to plan activities and fundraising events in support of our school. Our council enhances our school by generously contributing funds to support field trips, purchase technology and supporting our library renewal project.   Our council also holds many special events and fundraisers (i.e., pizza days, popcorn days, movie nights, gift shop, etc.).
Many of our parents/guardians participate as volunteers in school activities which include helping students in the classroom, library support, organizing events, and accompanying students on field trips. Ottawa Network for Education volunteers and the Tutors in the Classroom program also provide additional support to our students.
As invaluable partners, we thank our volunteers and consistently look for opportunities to acknowledge them in our school announcements, our principal’s report to school council, school newsletters, and our annual volunteer appreciation event. We greatly appreciate their invaluable contributions to our school.


During recent years, Convent Glen has been fortunate to receive donations from various sources which has assisted our students in their learning process. We have also received contributions of prizes from local businesses in support of our fundraising initiatives. We recognize our friends in the community through our school announcements, participation in our school celebrations, school newsletters, school website, principal's report to school council, and thank-you cards.
We are the fortunate recipients of the Dakin Award, which is awarded annually at the grade 5 leaving ceremony.
We receive volunteers from Ottawa Volunteers in Education and financial support for children & families in need from the Education Foundation when required. At Convent Glen, there is a tremendous sense of being part of a vibrant and caring community!
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