Category 'Alumni'

26
Nov

Get out there and do it!

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Alumna student, Chloé Goodfellow, has fond memories of the “experimental” Grades 7 and 8 program she was a part of over a decade ago. “Looking back, it was an amazing experience…” she said. “…it was such a small close knit group with high levels of customized individualized learning.” She vividly remembers developing different business ideas […]

14
Oct

Treasure Hunters and Other Cool Professions

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Juliana Neufeld may have only attended OMS Montessori until elementary school, but she remembers it vividly. “I remember the visceral, hands on play and learning activities. The smell and feel of the beeswax we would play with during story time, learning to hammer nails into wooden stumps, and trading stickers with friends at lunch time,” […]

1
Sep

Working Title: Undecided

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If you were lucky enough to take in some of the Fringe Festival in June, you may have seen an original one woman play co-created and performed by alumna student Tamlynn Bryson. The play, entitled “Working Title: Undecided” (which Tamlynn jokingly confirms is the real title) started as a short statement to a friend but […]

4
Mar

Meet Alumna student Lauren Peirce

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Lauren is an Analyst with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (Aboriginal Affairs). She holds a Master of Arts degree in Public and International Affairs (Co-operative Education) from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Social Science with Honours degree in Criminology from the same institution. She is also a firm […]

4
Feb

FSL at OMS: Tried and Tested

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Understandably, there is a strong desire amongst parents at OMS to have their children be as bilingual as possible. And we at OMS want this too. After all, we do live in the capital city of a bilingual country. At OMS, we offer an intensive French as a Second Language (FSL) program which is tried […]

5
Jan

Alumni “eternally grateful” for OMS

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We recently found a hard copy of a beautifully crafted letter expressing gratitude to OMS, dated April 28, 2005. The author of the letter, Christopher Macies, had graduated from OMS Montessori almost ten years prior to writing the letter, in June 1997, after completing Grade 5. After reaching out to Christopher (via LinkedIn), who is […]

15
Dec

Alumna Makes Headlines

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Alumna Morgana McKenzie and her filmmaking work are featured on a five-page spread in the current issue of Ottawa Family Living magazine. The editor of the magazine, Pam Dillion, volunteered (via Twitter) to help carry equipment on a shoot day and then asked to write a story on Morgana a few weeks later. You can […]

8
Dec

Transitional Moments

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What happens when students leave the Montessori environment for the “real world” of texts and exams? According to alumna Naomi Kirshenblatt, not much; “For me, I found everything different just came naturally,” she said about her transition from OMS Montessori to John McCrae Secondary School, a public High School in Barrhaven. Naomi, who attended OMS […]

8
Dec

Alumna from The Element Makes Headlines

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Alumna Morgana McKenzie and her filmmaking work are featured on a five-page spread in the current issue of Ottawa Family Living magazine. The editor of the magazine, Pam Dillion, volunteered (via Twitter) to help carry equipment on a shoot day and then asked to write a story on Morgana a few weeks later. You can […]

7
Nov

Alumni: Do children learn science in Montessori?

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Do children learn science in Montessori? Well, Emily Brecher, a Medical Doctorate and OMS alumna student sure did. Looking back, Emily says after graduating from the Upper Elementary program at OMS, there was never an indication that she was behind her peers in science. In fact, the opposite seemed to be true. “My teachers continually […]