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A Message from the Principal

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family. Mother Nature seems to be bringing in the new year with very wintery weather. Please be sure to dress your child for the cold temperatures that seem to be hovering over Grey County. Our playground has lots of fun, winter activities for students to enjoy during recess times but it is very important that students have enough outdoor clothing to keep them warm. We will monitor wind-chill and severe weather warnings and keep students inside if the temperatures dip to severe lows but for everyday cold, winter weather students will be outside for at least two 20-minute recess times each day. Some classes also do outdoor DPA (daily physical activity) but this will also be dependent on severe weather warnings.
Remember to sign up for our Remind App to get information about bus cancellations and delays or subscribe for direct emails and information from our transportation consortium by logging on to 

We wish all of our Macphail families a very healthy and happy 2017!

Important Notice:  Markdale and Area Schools Accommodation Review

On September 20, 2016, the Board of Trustees for Bluewater District School Board approved a recommendation to begin an accommodation review which includes our school. 

For more information and ongoing updates, please click on the link below.  Here you will find the board’s policy outlining the accommodation review process, the Initial Staff Report and recommendation, along with other important information.  You will also find a button that links to a separate web page for the Markdale and Area Schools accommodation review, which includes details regarding public consultation.

The first public meeting to receive community feedback for the Markdale and Area Schools accommodation review was held on Thursday, November 3, 2016. Working meetings were scheduled for November 16th and December 7th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Beavercrest Community School. The final public meeting to receive community feedback for the Markdale and Area Schools accommodation review will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm at GREY HIGHLANDS SECONDARY SCHOOL.

As always, we continue to work, learn and play together ensuring that our learners today will become leaders tomorrow!


Laurie Gilkinson (Principal) & Liz Collett (Vice Principal)


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