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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.

Wellness Resources

This year, the TDSB recognizes Children’s Mental Health Week (CMHW) from May 2 to 6, 2022.  To help support student mental health and well-being for all, the Professional Support Services team has developed a wide variety of resources in line with this year’s theme of Coping, Caring and Connecting. Please access these resources below and also the MENTAL HEALTH TOOL KIT for STUDENTS, a TDSB resource for students.

And, join and follow the conversation on Twitter using #copingcaringconnecting and see how schools are supporting mental health and well-being with their students.

Click on the Image Below to Access Wellness Resources




Islamic Heritage Month at the TDSB – October 2022

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) proudly recognizes Islamic Heritage Month (IHM) during the month of October. This recognition follows the motion passed by the Board of Trustees on June 22, 2016. Our main theme for the month is Reflect. Celebrate. Learn.

Islamic Heritage Month has been recognized across Canada in different ways since October 2007. In November 2016, the Province of Ontario established October as Islamic History Month through the Islamic Heritage Month Act, and further stated that “proclaiming a month to be Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario will provide all Ontarians, both today and in future generations, with an opportunity to reflect, celebrate, and learn about the rich and longstanding Islamic history in the Province and the diverse roles and contributions of Muslim people in communities across Ontario.

This new understanding will in turn help combat anti-Islamic sentiment." (Link:

The TDSB IHM Volunteer Planning Committee initiated the creation of a poster which includes an image of an Astrolabe, which was used to tell time, calculate the sunset and sunrise, and helped individuals to navigate on land and sea.

During the month of October several Islamic Heritage Month events are being organized for students and staff.   Preparations are underway to invite all middle and secondary school students to a virtual event with Uzma Jalaluddin, author of Ayesha at Last and Hana Khan Carries On.  Also forthcoming is an invitation for all staff to a virtual presentation with Dr. Nadeem Memon, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE) at the University of South Australia and author of several publications including A History of Islamic Schooling in North America: Mapping Growth and Evolution (Routledge, 2020). Additionally, all staff will be invited to a virtual presentation by author Noor Yusuf who is based in the United Kingdom .  Further, we are delighted that an invitation to all educators will be extended shortly to attend an evening gallery tour of the Aga Khan Museum to learn from their exceptional exhibits.

Please follow us on Twitter: @tdsb_ihm  

Somali Heritage Month at the TDSB - October 2022

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) - proudly recognizes Somali Heritage Month during the month of October.   The TDSB has been celebrating Somali Heritage Month since June 2016, and we continue to expand on the selected theme Educate.  Elevate. Excel.

In October 2020, the Government of Ontario proclaimed Somali Heritage Week Act, 2020 which will take place on June 25 through July 1.

"By proclaiming the week of June 25 through July 1 as Somali Heritage Week, the Province of Ontario recognizes the economic, political, social and cultural achievements and contributions of Somali Canadians in all aspects of Ontario society.   Like many refugees and immigrants who have made Ontario their home, Somali Canadians are proud to be part of diverse communities across the province ."

The poster reference below is being shared with all TDSB schools and sites.   Presenters will be addressing students and staff on topics related to the Somali heritage during the month of October to mark Somali Heritage Month.

Students from Grades 4 to 12 are invited to participate in the Creative Writing Submission (deadline October 21, 2022) (Link for additional information:   http://tdsbwebapp/directline/searchResultDisplay.asp?DirectlineID=262435).   Further, students are also invited to participate in a Bookmark Image Challenge (information will be shared shortly).

Please visit the Heritage/History Month website ( ) for the following:

Please follow us on Twitter:   SomaliHM@TDSB

Somali Heritage Month: Creative Writing Submission Challenge


The TDSB proudly recognizes Somali Heritage Month during the month of October.  The TDSB has been recognizing Somali Heritage Month since June 2016.  This year we continue to expand on the selected theme of Educate. Elevate. Excel.

Toronto has a large population outside of the Somali subcontinent with thousands of TDSB students and staff members identified as Somali.  The importance of building awareness, creating a strong identity, and understanding one's own roots and rights are important objectives of the Somali Heritage Month Volunteer Planning Committee.

The Somali Heritage Month Volunteer Planning Committee members are excited to share that TDSB students from Grades 4 - 12 are invited to submit a creative piece (poem, short story, essay) to the Somali Heritage Month Creative Writing challenge.

Deadline:  All entries must be received by Friday, October 21, 2022, by 4:00 pm to or 

Please see the  attached for details.


Should you have any questions, please contact Somali Heritage Month Volunteer Planning Committee member Shukri Farah at  


TDSB Summer 2022 Well-Being Guide

Click Here for an easy-to-use Mental Health and Well-Being Summer Guide for students, parents and guardians that has identity affirming, culturally responsive, FUN activities and programming for children during the summer.  Included are accessible activities for you and your family and information on where and how to reach out for help.


TDSB Community Support Hub

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Class of 22

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Sir Oliver Mowat Student Agenda

Click on the Book below for the 2022-2023 Student Agenda. The Student Agenda is also available on the TDSB Connects App.

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