Peru Trip 2016 - Waiting List Info

peru_2016AYJ is going to Peru over Easter 2016. The trip is now full but there is a waiting list.  If you would like to go on this trip please contact EF Tours at 1-800-263-2806, as soon possible, and have your name put on the waiting list.  If we have enough students on the waiting list, another bus will be added to the trip.  Click here for the tour itinerary. Please see Mr. Barter for more information.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 11:54
AYJ delegates at the Find Your Voice Conference


Parent - Teacher Interviews - April 1
Parent-Teacher interviews will be help on Wednesday, April 1st after school.
Fitness Fun Day - April 9
Forms are due April 1st. Drop them off at the Girls PhysEd Office.
Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 11:59
AYJ presents The Addams Family
April 23, 24, 25 at 7pm
Tickets are for sale daily in the Main Office.  Buy yours soon, they are going fast.
Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 12:00
China Exchange 2016
china_2016Next year AYJ students have the opportunity to be a member of our biannual China Exchange.  This trip will run over Easter in 2016.  This is an excellent opportunity to explore a new part of the world.  Destinations include the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou.  If you are interested in traveling to China see Mr. Thickett in the Math office for more info.
Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 11:47
AYJ Senior Band Awarded Gold Standard
Congratulations to the AYJ Sr. Band who was awarded the Gold Standard at the recent Capital Region MusicFest on Feb. 28.  The band put on an exceptional performance despite having their performance time changed to 8:30am. due to a small fire that closed the host school Woodroffe on Thursday Feb. 26.   Special thanks to the parents and guardians of the AYJ community who rallied to ensure band members would be present for this performance.
The band played three pieces.  The first was Marche Diabolique, an unusual march that features dissonant harmonies and an eerie melody.  Sierra Ward-Bond and Isobel Aubin were featured on the flute in this piece.  The second piece was Petty Harbour Bait Skiff, a beautiful Newfoundland folk song that featured Kenny Situ on the baritone and Donovan Bosnich on the trumpet.  The third piece was Ruckus which is just as its' title implies.  This piece features our multi-talented percussion section.
This marks the first time in the history of the school that an AYJ band has been awarded the Gold standard at Capital Region MusicFest.  Click here to listen to the AYJ Senior Concert Band's Gold Standard performance.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 12:50
Ms.Kirk's PSE4U Students Educate AYJ on the Benefits of Regular Physical Fitness
runnersStudies show that Canadian children are significantly less active today than they were only 30 years ago. The major causes of disability and death are no longer infectious diseases but rather diseases of a life-style.  Visit to learn about the importance of regular fitness and the related health benefits. Are you getting your 60 mins a day?

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015 22:49
Battlefields Trip Blog


Follow the adventures of 31 students, 4 teachers, and 1 parent on AYJ's Battlefields trip as they travel Europe visiting various historical sites in Berlin, Paris and the French coast.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 09:25
Grade 10 Canadian History Projects

Mr. Bulmer's grade 10 Canadian History class constructed miniature WWI trench systems using sandboxes.


Outers Club - Indoor Rock Climbing


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 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