News from Viscount Alexander School

Michael Barnes

Spartacat and Chris Phillips visit Viscount

Chris Phillips, retired Ottawa Senators defenceman, and Spartacat, the Senators’ mascot, visited Viscount; our students loved every minute. Chris spoke to the students who assembled in the gym for this special occasion. The event included a select group of students who played a game of floor-ball that was coordinated by members of HEO (Hockey Eastern Ontario) who were also involved in the donation of floor hockey equipment. Thank you HEO.

Phillips spent his entire NHL career with the Senators playing 1,179 regular season games as well as 114 playoff games. In doing so, Chris became the longest serving Senator over his 18-year career.


Volleyball success

The Girls Volleyball tournament took place on February 26 at Gloucester HS. The team, with coach Ms. Mills, finished in 2nd place in a tiebreaker with Lady Evelyn. Congratulations to Hassatou, Amira, Rebekah, Savannah, Hope, Karra, Hala, Lily, Arty, Cici, Meron, and Nadia.

At the Boys Volleyball tournament on Feb 27 at Glashan School Mr Moodie coached the team to a 2nd place win, again in a tiebreaker with Lady Evelyn. The team members were Yusuf, Nati, Bradley, Hamse, Preejot, Austin, Jason, Ismaila, and Tarek. Well done to all and thank you to our teacher coaches!



Each year during a week in March our students help with our annual Skate-a-thon fundraiser. The JK/SK students participate in the Run-a-thon in the gym, and students in Grades 1–6 attempt to skate as many laps as possible during their final skating session at Sandy Hill Arena. The children will benefit from their fund-raising through the purchase of technical, musical, scientific and artistic equipment, as well as providing supplemental education activities such as Scientists in Schools ( and out-of-school trips. This year the students raised a whopping $4632 which was incredible. A special shout-out to the Grade 6’s who raised over $1000 and well done to everyone!


Help select Viscount for the Earth Rangers Assembly!

This amazing assembly promotes environmental conservation, awareness of climate change and helping endangered animals. It came to Viscount many years ago. The school has just been nominated again. The organizers even bring live animals!

Schools are selected on the number of entries and quality of the submission comments. Let’s hope Viscount will be selected. Please help Viscount by nominating them! See


To learn more about Viscount

Please call our school office to learn more about our school and the programs it has to offer from Junior Kindergarten to grade 6. The office number is 613-239-2213. We are now registering students for our Junior Kindergarten program starting in September 2019. Registration can be done at the office without an appointment. Office hours are 7:30 – 3:00 Monday to Friday.