AY Wear Black Friday Sale


Grad Photos

grad_hat_and_diplomaLifetouch will be at AYJ November 28 - December 5.  It is the responsibility of each graduating student to book his/her own appointment.  Friends photos (Tuesday and Thursday) may be booked with the photographer at the time of your sitting.  Friends photos will be taken after school from 3:20-4:30pm.  If you take a bus home, please make alternative arrangements.  Unfortunately, no pets are allowed for the friends sitting, due to allergies.   A studio visit will accommodate pets.  The Lifetouch brochure has an incomplete web address.  The complete address is lifetouch.ca/ottawa. All students should be photographed for Composite and Yearbook purposes.  Students should book an appointment with the photographer.  No appointment required, walk in only for those who do not plan to purchase any graduation portraits.  Please come early in the week to ensure they can fit you in!  Last minute yearbook and composite photo requests may be turned down if they are fully booked.

Mid-Semester Report Cards
Mid-semester report cards were given to each student on Thursday, November 20 during the last period of the day.
AY Wear


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:45
Outers Club - Gatineau Night Hike

The Outers Club went on their first night hike of the year to Herridge Cabin in Gatineau Park.  Highlights were playing capture the flag and of course the potluck dinner and hot chocolate.  The next Outers Club event is being planned.  More info to come.  Everyone is welcome in the Outers Club.  See Mr. Horn or Mr. Barter for details.


Take 20

Today students took part in A.Y's first Take 20 video discussion activity. Take 20 is an opportunity for students to watch a video on an important social topic and then discuss this topic with their peers. This month's Take 20 focuses on the theme of digital literacy and the various effects of social media. Click here to watch the video and read over the discussion points teachers used in their classrooms. We urge parents, students, and staff to continue this important conversation at home.


Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:48
Character Award Winners


Congratulations to our most recent recipients of our Character Recognition Award. These students were nominated for acts of good character revolving around A.Y's four traits of success: resilience, optimism, integrity, and compassion.
This month students chose compassion as our focus trait. Through posters in the school, JTV videos, and class discussions, staff and students are defining what compassion means at A.Y.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 16:00
ICP Students Visit Japanese Embassy

japanese_embassyAYJ's International Certificate Program students visited thesushiJapanese Embassy at the end of October.  Each student made an origami mini Samurai helmet and learned about Japanese culture.  We then walked to the Byward Market for an international lunch.  The International Certificate Program welcomes new members.  Click here for more details about the program.  An application form is attached below.origami


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Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 11:03
Exchanges & Trips Plan 2014-2018

china_dragonAYJ is a school that travels.  We offer our students multiple opportunities to see the world and experience new cultures.  We have a long tradition of student exchanges with schools in both Spain and China.  As well, we offer city trips to the USA, inter-Canadian exchanges as well as international tours such as the Canadian Battlefields trip, Peru and Italy.   

Become part of an AYJ tradition and join one or more of our exchanges and trips during your four years at AYJ. 

macchu_picchuAYJ is one of only a select few high schools in Ottawa that offer the OCDSB International Certificate Program.  By participating in an international exchange or trip, you will have already completed some of the requirements for this certificate. 

Attached is our plan for the next four years.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 15:20
2014-15 Student Guide
See the attached 2014-2015 AYJ Student Guide.
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Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 16:38
AYJ Wins at the Cappies (again)

riddifordCongratulations to Brett Riddiford on his win as Best Actor at the recent Cappies Gala.  Congratulations also to the rest of the cast and crew of 12 Angry Jurors on our four nominations, with the most sought after being the much coveted Critics Favourite Play.  AYJ has been nominated for favourite play or musical 6 out of 7 years, and has won twice for Play and Musical, the only school in North America ever to do so. Well done to everyone involved.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 13:26
Drama Students at Stratford Festival

StratfordAYJ’s annual drama class trip to the Stratford Play Festival.  32 of our drama students from grades 9 - 12 enjoyed 2 days, and three shows; "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Man of La Mancha", and "Alice through the looking Glass" in beautiful Stratford, Ontario.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 13:20
Gold Medals in French Public Speaking

Congratulations to Vinith Suriyakumar  (Senior Core French) and Anna McAllister (Junior French gold_medalsImmersion) who both won first place in the OCDSB French Public Speaking Competition. AYJ sent two students to compete and both won gold!  Both students will be competing at the Provincial level next month. Wish them good luck if you see them.

AYJ KIVA Team #1 in Ontario, Top 8 Globally

KIVA is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people in developed countries through lending to alleviate poverty in developing countries. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works. kiva_logo

AYJ’s KIVA team is a global leader in the schools category.  Since 2010 we have lent over $65,000 to entrepreneurs in over 100 countries worldwide.  We are the number one team in Ontario and are in 8th place globally out of over 1400 schools.  We are very proud of our accomplishments so far, but there is still much to do. We encourage new members to join AYJ’s KIVA Team.  Everyone is welcome.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 12:47
ZIPTHRU Card for Cafeteria

This September Chartwells introduced a NEW and CONVENIENT way to purchase food at the school cafeteria with our Zipthru DINE WITH US Reloadable Card.  Just like any gift card, a balance is loaded on a card and declines as purchases are made.  The online function of this program provides convenience for the parent to purchase, reload and monitor balance and spending as well as set up an account to protect the balance on the card.

See attached instructions for ordering the Zipthru Card.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:44