Jan 27, 2015

Interesting shift in perspective on technology in the classroom


January News

Please follow this link for January News from the Principal's office.

Greenbank Hoodies

Greenbank still has a few hoodies left for sale for $40. Please visit the office to choose a size.

Yearbooks for Sale

Yearbooks are being sold at $22 this year for a full colour, hard cover edition. Students should see Mr. O'Brien for payment.

Jan 26, 2015

Kids and Mental Health

One in five children in Ontario has a mental health problem. Changes to your child’s mental health may not be obvious.

Warning signs to look for:

 Mood swings and changes in eating habits.
 Headaches and sore stomach.
 Low energy and not sleeping well.
 Missing school and/or having trouble at school.
 Spending less time with friends and family.
 Wanting to be left alone.
 Feelings of anger and rage.

Remember:

 Listen to your child and trust your judgment.
 You are the best person to notice changes.
 Talk to your child’s teacher, he or she may have seen some changes too.
 It’s okay to ask for help and talk to your family doctor.

For more information on kids and mental health please visit www.kidsmentalhealth.ca, www.cheo.on.ca/en/cheomentalhealth, or Ottawa Public Health at 613 580-6744, www.ottawa.ca/health.

Students and Social Media

Constable Carissa Beck will be presenting on the topic of how intermediate and high school students are using social media.  The current apps in use by students will be reviewed. Some activities on social media can carry potential consequences from law enforcement. Constable Beck will review the offences as they relate to minors. In addition, strategies for parents helping their sons and daughters navigate social media will be reviewed. With the current explosion of activity in the Ottawa area, this promises to be an informative evening for parents.  

When: 6:30 pm, Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015Where: Sir Robert Borden High School, 131 Greenbank Road, Nepean

Jan 7, 2015

Enrichment Mini-Courses

Grade 8 students who have been selected for the enrichment mini-courses must bring their completed admission form and cheque by Friday, January 9th at the latest. After this deadline, spots will be freed up and offered to students on the wait list.
Please direct your questions to Julie Chouinard at julie.chouinard@ocdsb.ca