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A Message from the Principal

March is upon us and Mother Nature seems to be very moody lately. Please ensure that your child is dressed for the swings in temperature and weather that seem to be changing regularly.

We have started our second term as busy as the first term at Macphail! Our school is filled with many opportunities for physical activity, artistic endeavours and global outreach. Please encourage your child to get involved in these extra-curricular activities. These activities together with quality academic instruction are what create a positive school culture. Macphail is a place where we love to spend each day playing, growing and learning together!

We hope all of our Tiger Families have a relaxing March Break!            

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 

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. 

The Committee of the Whole Board will receive the Preliminary Final Staff Report on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The Accommodation Review Delegation Special Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2017. Requests to delegate at this meeting must be submitted to the Director’s Office with a copy of the presentation by 12:00 p.m., March 2, 2017. The Accommodation Review Delegation Special Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2017. It will be held at the Bluewater Education Center in Chesley beginning at 7:00pm.

We would like to formally thank Jennifer Hawkins, Lesya Chapman and Mils Farmus for the time, effort and dedication they put into their roles as our Accommodation Review Committee. We would also like to extend our appreciation to Sabrina Osborne for volunteering her time to be our staff resource member on the Macphail ARC team.

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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