News from Viscount Alexander School • Feb. – March, 2018

Michael Barnes

Girls’ Bordenball team wins big!

On December 14th the Viscount Alexander junior girls’ Bordenball team travelled to Gloucester High School for the Tier 3 tournament. The girls won their first four games handily: over York Street 12-3, R.E Wilson 23-3, Connaught 14-4, and Centennial 13-8. From here they advanced to the semi-finals where they were victorious again beating Queen Elizabeth School 15-8. In the final game they once again faced Connaught Street School, winning 18-11. The girls deservedly came home with first place ribbons after six victories! Throughout the day the girls demonstrated teamwork and great sportsmanship. Coaches Mrs. Contant and Miss Givens were very proud of their efforts on and off the court. The Viscount Alexander Junior girls’ bordenball team members are: Maida, Renna, Ines, Adaora, Emily, Victoria, Lilly, Tasnia, Ola, Meron, Savannah, Savahna, Nadia, Hana, Rebekah, Emma, Sofia and Emily.

Boys’ Bordenball team works hard

Our junior boys’ Bordenball team faced some great competition in December at their annual tournament. Viscount won two games and lost two games in round robin play. They went on to meet Dunlop in the semi-finals where they lost 8-6 in a very tense and exciting game. Viscount had some outstanding goal tending from Byron, Omar and Preetjot. The boys demonstrated sportsmanship, teamwork and dedication throughout the day.

Congratulations to the following athletes for a wonderful season.

  • Grade 6 line up consisted of Byron, Shaqib, Azar, Lawrence, Eddie, Ayham
  • Grade 5 – Jerry, Martin, Jonathan, Tarek, Hamse, Omar
  • Grade 4- Preejot, Bell, Austin, Sebastian, Yahya, Andrew
  • Coaches Ms  Fulford and Ms Jules

Learning more about Korea

The Korean Cultural Centre provided our grade 5 and 6 students with 10 weeks of Taekwondo lessons with two highly qualified instructors. Students were given a uniform to keep which was generously sponsored by the Korean Embassy. At the end of our lessons we traveled to the Korean Cultural Centre on Elgin Street where students were tested for their yellow stripe. After everyone earned their stripe we were treated to a wonderful Korean lunch. Thank you from our students and staff.

With great thanks to both of you

Viscount Alexander is sad to say goodbye to Mr. Danial Campbell our Australian exchange teacher. Mr. Campbell returned to Australia during the Christmas holidays after being with us for an entire year. However, we welcome back Mrs. Laura Bruin to our grade 2/3 class after her yearlong exchange in Australia. We also welcome back our Principal, Mrs. Paula Slesar after a short leave and thank Mr. Wayne Widenmaier for doing a fantastic job filling in for her. Students, staff and School Council thank you both for your considerable contribution to school life.

Kiwanis Club of Bytown Ottawa supports Viscount again

Viscount Alexander received a generous donation once again from the Kiwanis Club of Bytown Ottawa Foundation to support our upcoming bike rodeo on May 11. The bike rodeo is a highlight of the school year and the Kiwanis have supported Viscount over many years to help build this school tradition that our students enjoy so much. Thank you Kiwanis.

Kindergarten Registration

If you have a child born in 2014 and live within our catchment area, we would be pleased to have you join our wonderful school. Drop by the office anytime to fill in an application form. We can be reached at 613-239-2213 if you have questions. Viscount Alexander is a great community school. Learn and grow with us.