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Leadership Recognition

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

Students

Nepean students are encouraged to participate in a variety of leadership opportunities throughout their four years of secondary schooling. Opportunities include: the OCDSB Student Senate, Students’ Council, Students’ Council Leadership Camps, CORE Leadership (Nepean’s own curricular program) events, our grade 9 orientation program FUSE, and Student Athletes in Leadership (SAIL) which is an element of our Athletic Leadership program. We are extremely proud of the opportunities our students have for leadership in other aspects of life at Nepean. Our students pursue and accept leadership roles throughout our community, in their employment, and at our many and varied events such as the United Way Breakfast, Key Club Spaghetti Dinner, Taking Aids to Task, and countless others.

Staff

The Nepean High School staff is highly dedicated to providing our students with the best possible education. Our staff members have earned a variety of professional qualifications including Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees in the Arts, Business, Sciences, Mathematics, History, English and Physical Education. In addition, numerous staff members have earned additional qualifications in Special Education, Guidance and Computers in Education. Our staff participates in Board-wide professional development activities in literacy and numeracy, and attends provincial, national and international subject association conferences.

Our Administrative and Support staff is friendly and proficient in their duties. They constantly upgrade their proficiencies by participating in Board sponsored workshops and training sessions. Our Custodial staff is an important part of our team. Their attention to detail provides our students and staff with a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Parents/Guardians/Volunteers

Nepean is fortunate to benefit from the commitment and support of our School Council, parents and community volunteers. In 2012, we have been fortunate to have a number of parents volunteer to coach 11 different sports. Additionally our parent volunteers support several school clubs and participate in student led events.

Our School Council provides valued feedback about school management and administration and actively supports the initiatives, programs, and activities that help to achieve and celebrate excellence. In 2009, School Council hosted a number of parent information sessions that attracted our community to events at the school, including a Town Hall

Evening with a focus on “Navigating the Social Scene”. In 2010, School Council hosted a Town Hall on the “Impact of Social Media”. In 2011, hosted “Open Hearts, Open Minds: Talking about Youth Mental Health”, and in 2012, hosted “Social Media Awareness: texting and sexting”.

As a part of its commitment to community outreach, Nepean’s School Council is involved in its fifth annual Fundraising Gala, Knight at Nepean, presentations at new grade 9 parent night, and Meet-the-Teacher evenings. School Council is participating in the redesign of the school website and their own page to ensure timely and ongoing communication with our community. Each year, the School Council presents its Nepean Staff Appreciation Breakfast and funds two $300 Graduation Scholarships.

Community

Nepean is fortunate to benefit from a high degree of involvement and support from our many community partners, social agencies, and businesses in Westboro and west Ottawa. Our Co-op program relies on our workplace partners to provide excellent career experiences for our students. Placement partners are key participants in our Career Fair and our Co-op Appreciation Breakfast. Acknowledgements of support are made through school newsletters and announcements, our school web site, and the Principal’s report to School Council. Nepean students are frequent ambassadors within the community for music and drama performances (Westfest, local schools), as peer mentors to neighbouring elementary school classes and with local organizations in a variety of roles (volunteer and employment based).

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