Leadership Recognition

“Leadership in the OCDSB is the demonstration of personal initiative to achieve a positive outcome.”


Our Grade six students are given opportunities to act as student leaders both within the school and on the yard (Morning announcers, play day leaders, student assemblies, custodian’s helpers program, kindergarten helpers, school-wide recycling, big buddies for younger students, ambassadors to assist new students.) On a daily basis, student leadership is acknowledged through announcements, school newsletters, and verbal/written recognition by staff.


Our staff members have a wealth of strengths that contribute to student success at our school. The staff actively participates in numerous Board-wide professional development activities, and in turn, they provide the leadership and expertise needed to successfully implement Board initiatives. Staff leadership is recognized via personal interactions with one another, letters of thanks, announcements, school newsletters, assemblies, and performance appraisals.


Our School Council provides strong support for the initiatives that are undertaken at the school. School Council contributes to the Healthy School initiative by inviting speakers into the school to provide workshops and demonstrations on Healthy Cooking and eating on a budget. They have initiated the Good Food Box program for school families. School Council volunteers play an active role in our Fabric Flea Market fundraising event and in our monthly pizza lunches. In addition, School Council hosts an Annual Multicultural Pot Luck Dinner in February and a Community BBQ in June. Appreciation is shown to parents, guardians and volunteers via personal contact, school announcements, school council meetings, school newsletters and at our annual appreciation tea.


Cambridge St. Community Public School receives tremendous support from throughout the Ottawa community. Along with contributions/donations from many individuals, we have been fortunate to have had the following support:
• Ottawa Network for Education, Breakfast for Learning and the Ottawa Food Bank support the breakfast program.
• The annual fabric flea market provides for supplemental field trips, arts, concerts and other activities.
• The First Avenue School council has provided financial and other forms of support to the school.
• Ottawa 67’s provide “incentive” tickets for our students and their families.
• Rotary Club provided funding to enhance Literacy and Arts and provided Dictionaries for classrooms.
• In previous years Keller Williams donated $2800 towards the “Borrow a Book Program”
• Two separate individuals have greatly enhanced the technology available to students through donation which purchased 60 iPads, Multimedia carts and a new large electric projection screen
• We appreciate the positive impact on our school of Carleton University’s alternative spring break program
• We also acknowledge and thank Big Brothers/Big Sisters for their in-school mentoring program.
• The Ottawa YM/YWCA runs a before School Care program from 7:00 AM until yard supervision begins at 8:40
• The Ottawa Boys and Girls Club operates daily from 3:30 until 8:00 PM and offers a summer program.
• Community Garden for planting and harvesting.
• Community partners recognized via announcements, newsletters, website, appreciation tea and thank you cards.
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