Leadership Recognition

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


The students at Manor Park strive to “Make a Difference” every day. They excel in academic, civic and sport pursuits. Junior students act as Kindergarten Helpers, School Yard Activity Leaders and Lunchroom Monitors. Every year, students show off their musical and dramatic abilities in a school wide Talent Show as well as in the Holiday Concerts. Student efforts are recognized at assemblies, in our school newsletter and in the community newspaper the Manor Park Chronicle. The Principal’s Award for Leadership is presented to a student in grade 6 who has consistently demonstrated strong leadership within the school and/or community.

Comments from Students:

• “One thing I like about this school is the nice and caring people.” - Grade 2 student.

• “I get a lot of help from my teacher and the other adults who help in my class. I feel happy when I am at Manor Park.” - Grade 3 student.

• “Our schoolyard is so big!” - Grade 3 student.

• “My teacher is the best. I am so!! so!! happy that my mom brought me here.” - Grade 4 student.

• “We have students that show respect, and “Gotcha” awards that make us feel proud. But last, but not least, it’s like we’re all family.” - Grade 4 student.

• “I feel really lucky to be in this school because it’s fun and you actually learn.” - Grade 6 student.

• “This is my last year and I will be really sad to leave.” - Grade 6 student


Our staff is made up of a team of dedicated teachers at varying stages of their professional careers. Many have specialist qualifications in French as a Second language, Special Education, Math, Reading and Computers. They are dedicated to continuing professional learning and have actively participated in numerous Board-wide professional development opportunities particularly in the area of numeracy and literacy. They are committed to ongoing professional learning, as well as providing workshops and courses for their colleagues and networking with their colleagues from other OCDSB schools.


Many of our special activities happen mainly due to our wonderful school council also known as the Manor Park Home and School Association. These activities are funded through several main fundraisers coordinated by the council. This year these fundraisers include; the Scholastic Book Fair, Dance -A-thon, the Plant Sale and Mayfair in May. Pizza lunches and noon hour interest courses are also fundraising activities.

The incredible effort to raise these funds is turned into excellent programming opportunities for all of our students. For example, transportation is provided for every class to go on a field trip; last year students explored Parliament Hill, art galleries, museums, plays, symphony concerts, and visits to farms.

The Manor Park Home and School Association was responsible for submitting grant applications to the City of Ottawa and for procuring community and School Board partnerships that funded the Yard Greening Project. The project included two outdoor classrooms, trees, our new state of art play structure and a butterfly/wild flower garden. Members of the Greening Committee volunteer during the summer months in the watering and weeding of our school gardens. The association funded the new planter in the back yard where four trees provide shade, and seating for students along the planter. Funding from the Association also provides students in every grade the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of sports every day at during the first Nutrition Break. The students truly love this experience and can’t wait until it is their turn in the gym. Without the efforts of the members of Council and the support of their initiatives our students would certainly miss out on the amazing experiences that these initiatives provide.

Parent volunteers come in to: read to our students, teach yoga in the classroom, run intramural Badminton, help to supervise field trips, help with different projects around the school, and more!

As invaluable partners, we thank our parents, guardians and volunteers on an on-going basis, and look for opportunities to acknowledge them such as school announcements, our principal’s report to school council, school newsletters, our annual volunteer appreciation event, and the grade 6 leaving ceremony.


Manor Park is very fortunate to have strong connections with the community. Housed in the school, the Manor Park Community Council is a very close partner to Manor Park. They run a day program, an after school program, and recess sports programs.

Spouses of Diplomats are back for another year at Manor Park. They read to individual students in our primary classes. The Diplomatic Ottawa Reads Team, understand the importance of reading aloud to children and how it impacts a child’s future success in school.

Community donations from The Montreal Rd. Royal Bank, May Court, the Ottawa Food Bank and OCRI support our Breakfast Program on an ongoing basis. This support allows the breakfast program to continue to function and feed up to 80 children breakfast per day.

Other community programs such as the Big Brothers/Big Sisters- Meet you at School Mentoring Program, the Heart of the City Piano Program, the Ottawa Public Library programs, and the “Swim to Survive” Program for grade 3 students are some of the community partnerships in place at Manor Park. The Professional Physiotherapy Centres provides students that demonstrate citizenship with tickets to the Ottawa 67’s Hockey games. A number of community groups and businesses have provided support of our character education, and anti-bullying programs such as the WITS program (The Works, Ottawa 67s, Ottawa U Gee Gees Basketball Team, etc.). Opera Lyra, Ottawa Symphony and The Ottawa 67’s have donated tickets to many of our classes.

We very much appreciate our community partners and recognize them through announcements, school newsletters, community newspaper articles, principal’s report to school council, and thank you letters.

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