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.

WELCOME TO MOWAT - 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

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MOWAT CELEBRATING AFRICAN HERITAGE AND CHINESE HERITAGE MONTH

As we enter February we are celebrating African Heritage month and Chinese Heritage month.  Our students and staff in Mowat United Voices and other clubs have been working on ways to celebrate over the next several weeks.  In the meantime, I wanted to share with you resources and events that are available through the TDSB. 

African Heritage Month 2021

People of African descent have a rich legacy of cultural practices and traditions across generations. Toronto District School Board (TDSB) continues to be committed to honouring the contributions and activism of African and Black communities worldwide.

Every February, educators, students, and their families honour the histories and contributions of people of African descent from around the world. At the TDSB, this year's theme is Kujichagulia, which means self-determination. Kujichagulia, the second principle of the Nguzo Saba, demands that people of African descent define and develop for themselves the environments that center their own identities and lived experiences.

This African Heritage month resource has two purposes. First, the resource encourages educators and students to explore and deepen their understanding of the histories and excellence of Black and African communities. Second, this resource supports educators in focusing on key questions as they engage in lessons and conversations that promote the theme of Kujichagulia.  Please visit the website at:  https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1583/TDSB-Recognizes-African-Heritage-Month-in-February

Chinese Heritage Month 2021

Toronto District School Board is proud to recognize Chinese Heritage Month (CHM) during the month of February 2021. This year is the  Year of the Ox: Loyal, Honest, Responsible, Hard-Working and Logical . Many Chinese Canadians will celebrate Lunar New Year on Friday, February 12. Lunar New Year is also known as the spring festival and begins with the first moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar 15 days later. Though celebrations will be altered this year because of the pandemic, the spirit and joyfulness will remain the same through virtual events and in-home family-based festivities.  Please visit the Chinese Heritage website at: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1584/February-is-Chinese-Heritage-Month-in-the-TDSB

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Stronger than Hate:  Stories are Stronger Than Hate:  A Call to Action

Live, Virtual Program

A presentation by the Toronto District School Board’s African Heritage Committee, Jewish Heritage Committee, Liberation75, USC Shoah Foundation, and Peel District School Board.

SAVE THE DATE

February 25th, 2021, 1-2 pm

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This year the event is a one day, student-led, virtual experience, to be held on Friday, May 7th 2021, 9 – 3pm. Secondary school students will have the opportunity to experience Diaspora – The Power of You, with various keynote speakers, facilitation workshops, student mentors, students from Windsor and Detroit and more.  Canada’s own Jeff A.D. Martin, motivational speaker, author, podcaster, mentor and social activist is one of the many keynotes to highlight the day.

The TDSB has been able to secure 50 student spots for this event and wishes to initiate the registration process with those most keen to attend.

Each full day attendee will receive a $1000 scholarship which can be applied to first year studies at the University of Windsor.  This year, the student cost to attend will be covered by the Equity Department.

 

WELLNESS RESOURCES

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Covid-19 Decision Tool LINK

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MOWAT VIRTUAL WINTER CONCERT

Tuesday March 2nd, 2021, 7:00pm 

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GRADE 8 VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE 

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Grade 8 Parent & Student Information Video

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Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Award Winners!  You worked hard under difficult circumstances and you achieved your goal.  Please watch our celebration of you at the following link:

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