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Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute

Welcome to Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute 

(GR. 09-12)

Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate, founded in 1969, was built on a solid foundation of academic achievement, community involvement, alumni support and excellence. Students are provided with a wide range of learning experiences, both academic and co-curricular, so that they are prepared for any post-secondary option they may choose.

Excellence in teaching is the cornerstone of Mowat. Teachers are caring professionals who are committed to creating an atmosphere in which students can develop a positive self-image, become independent learners, acquire skills for future employment, enjoy the pursuit of academic excellence, participate in extra-curricular activities, and demonstrate respect for themselves and others.

December Celebrations

Happy Hanukkah 2023

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish celebration commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem. The celebration includes lighting menorah candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers and enjoying foods such as latkes. This year Hanukkah takes place from sundown on Thursday December 7th to Friday December 15th. We wish all of our families celebrating a Happy Hanukkah.

Kwanzaa 2023

December 26 to January 1. 

Kwanzaa is a celebration of African-American culture and heritage. During this week people celebrate family, culture, community, and the harvest. The holiday is celebrated through musical selections, drumming, feasts, candle lighting rituals, and artistic performances. 

“A key custom during Kwanzaa is the daily lighting of the Kinara.

On day one, the black candle—also known as the unity candle—is lit. On the second day, the red candle on the immediate right of the unity candle is burned. On day three, the green candle on the immediate left side of the unity candle is lit, and then the candles continue to alternate until you reach day seven”(King). 

Weekly News Bulletin 



Hey Mowat! It’s December, and holiday spirit is in the air. December is a time of celebration for many, as holidays such as Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanza take place throughout the month. A part of many of these holidays and many others is gift giving, which is why after a successful food drive with Feed Scarborough, we have decided to partner with them again for a holiday toy and book drive. Get into the spirit of giving by bringing in gently used books, toys, games, and puzzles. Boxes will be available in first period classes for items to be left in. The classes that bring in the most items will win prizes, so start looking for gently used toys, games, puzzles, and books that you can bring in!


Sir Oliver Mowat Student Agenda

Click on the Book below for the 2023-2024 Student Agenda. The Student Agenda is also available on the TDSB Connects App.

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