AYJ presents The Addams Family - THIS WEEK!
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 Tuesday, 21 April 2015 12:24
Ottawa Student Transportation Authority

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) has a NEW policy and procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes.  Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation.  A formal application process requires that both parents and/or guardians sign the application and schedule.  Weekly or bi-weekly access schedules may be limited to ensure student safety.  Other safety and operational risks will be assessed prior to approval or denial of each application. yellow_school_bus

The deadline for applications to ensure transportation as of the first day of school in September 2015 is JUNE 1, 2015.  All other requests will be processed after September 15 2015.

All documents (application, transportation schedule calendar, FAQ, policy and procedure)  are posted online here.

Free Fitness Classes

spinning_classZumba, Kick Boxing, Fun Circuit, Spinning

Classes before school, at lunch and after school.  Click here for the schedule. Everyone is welcome.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 12:27
​Relay for Life 2015 - Another Resounding Success


Thank you so much to all the participants, committee organizers, teachers and volunteers involved with AYJ's 2015 Relay for Life on March 27-28. This was our 4th Relay for Life at our school. Students made teams of 8-12 people, dressed up, walked the track​  and stayed up all night in a fun and emotional fundraiser for cancer research! Thanks to everyone's hard work, together we raised over $14 000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.!!!

relay_for_life_2015_2Many thanks to the following generous sponsors of our event: Farm Boy (Hazeldean), Laura’s Your Independent Grocer, Mr. Shawarma, Starbucks (Eagleson), Starbucks (Hazeldean), Superstore (Kanata), Superstore (Westboro), Tim Hortons (Eagleson), Tim Hortons (Hazeldean), Willy's Pizza

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:28
Alex Sanghwan

Alex_SangwhanThe Sanghwan brothers, Alex and Andrew, are AYJ alumni.  Alex was planning to start medical school this fall.  As you may have heard, Alex is in serious condition in a Miami hospital after a hit-and-run.  He and his family are facing huge medical bills.   A crowd sourcing campaign has been created to help pay these costs and reduce the burden on the Sanghwan family.  We encourage the AYJ community to help one of our own and to spread the word.  Click here to donate. Click here for more information about Alex.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 13:58
24/7 Crisis Line


We’ve all had a crisis. Whether you’re stressed, depressed, or just can’t take it anymore—you are not alone. The Youth Services Bureau’s 24/7 Crisis Line is here for you. Whatever the problem, you can talk to someone who understands and who wants to help you. No one should ever suffer alone, which is why we’ve made it easy for you to get in touch with us. We’re just one call away.  Click here for more info.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:03
Labour Relations Update
Click here for more information about possible labour disruptions in secondary schools.
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 13:46
Literacy / Numeracy Community Program

Are you looking for help in English, Math or Science?

Continuing Education at the OCDSB is pleased to introduce a Literacy/Numeracy Community Program for Kanata students.  Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9pm at Earl of March High School in Kanata.  Click here for more information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015 12:58
Character Awards - Optimism
Congratulations to AYJ's character award winners for the month of March! Students were nominated by both staff and their peers for various acts of good character. This month AY focused on optimism. Through posters and JTV videos students discussed the importance of optimism in our daily lives.
Here is a link to one video which students watched and discussed and a relevant article on the value of optimism. We encourage all members of the AY community to continue this discussion at home.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:08
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
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


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
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