Welcome to the Earl of March Secondary School

Last updated July 7th, 2014

Commencement 2014

On Friday June 27th, Earl of March held its annual commencement ceremony for our graduating students. Photographs of each grad were taken by Ms. D’Alessandro and Mr Ellis. These may be downloaded from
A huge thank you to staff and volunteers for making this ceremony such a success.
Posted: July 3, 2014

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SUMMER INFORMATION

  • THE SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC From: July 3rd, 2014 to August 25th, 2014, due to construction.
  • Report Cards will be mailed out by July 7th.
  • If a transcript is required, please direct your request to Sandra Deering in Corporate Records, 133 Greenbank Road 613-596-8211 ext. 8591.
  • For Registration Appointments:

Email: Wendy Dunn, Assistant Office Administrator –

cc: Jon Harris, Principal –

In your message, please include: Student’s name, address, grade they will be entering in September, and a telephone number where you may be contacted.

You will be contacted when we return in August.
1. You must reside within our boundaries
2. 2 proofs of address are required: (2 of the following will be acceptable)

  • Purchase or Rental Agreement
  • Driver’s License
  • Utility Bill

3. Student should bring the most recent report card and/or transcript.

AUGUST 2014

Grade 9 Orientation and Barbecue: Thursday, August 28th – 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Grade 10, 11 and 12 Students are asked to drop by the school on ONE of the following days:
Grade 12 Students Tuesday, August 26 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Grade 11 Students Wednesday, August 27 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Grade 10 Students Thursday, August 28 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • Please bring your green Earl of March lock with you.
  • Pay the requested student fee $25.00
  • Pick-up your Student Agenda
SEPTEMBER 2014

Tuesday, September 2nd – 1st Day of School – Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
Period 1 classes will be posted on the Cafeteria and Library windows

NEW – 2 Day Rotating Schedule beginning this September 2014
‘odd’ days – day 1 Timetable – ‘even’ days day 2 Timetable

DAY 1
WARNING BELL AT 8:25 a.m.
8:30 – 9:45

Period 1 75 minutes
9:45 – 9:55

Break/Travel 10 minutes
9:55 – 11:10

Period 2 75 minutes
11:10 – 12:00

LUNCH 50 minutes
WARNING BELL AT 11:55 a.m.
12:00 – 1:15

Period 3 75 minutes
1:15 – 1:25

Break/Travel 10 minutes
1:25 – 2:40

Period 4 75 minutes
DAY 2
WARNING BELL AT 8:25 a.m.
8:30 – 9:45

Period 2 75 minutes
9:45 – 9:55

Break/Travel 10 minutes
9:55 – 11:10

Period 1 75 minutes
11:10 – 12:00

LUNCH 50 minutes
WARNING BELL AT 11:55 a.m.
12:00 – 1:15

Period 4 75 minutes
1:15 – 1:25

Break/Travel 10 minutes
1:25 – 2:40

Period 3 75 minutes
Posted: June 30, 2014

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Ontario Eco Schools Logo
Earl of March SS has achieved Silver Rankings by Ontario EcoSchools (higher than we have ever received)! . Thanks everyone who helped out in environmental initiatives, both in and out class, this year. We are proud to be taking steps to reduce our impact on the environment.

Posted: June 13, 2014

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French Immersion & Core French Excursion to France
for next year’s grade 11s and 12s

We are pleased to announce an exciting student educational trip coming up for April 2015. We will explore Paris and the French Riviera with EF Educational Tours!
During our tour, we will visit and learn about the culture and famous landmarks in France such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the South of France and more!

This is a great opportunity for students to experience firsthand what they’ve learned in class, make new friends, and become more independent and globally aware.

Discuss this fantastic opportunity with your son or daughter and then join us at a parent information session on Monday June 16th at 6:30pm in the Earl of March Library.

For more information, please visit the following links:

Posted: June 11, 2014

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2014 Cappies Gala

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street for winning 5 awards at the 2014 Cappies Gala

  • Best Musical: Sweeney Todd
  • Lead Actor in a Musical: Christian Garnons-Williams
  • Featured Actress in a Musical: Elisabeth Levin
  • Lighting: Jimmi Johnson, Sami Johnson, Paula Rahm and Sarah Roberts
  • Ensemble: Sweeney Todd Chorus
Posted: June 10, 2014

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Wolf Trail Bike Ride
What a day for a hike! Twenty five students in Health and Physical Education program spent the day hiking Wolf Trail in Gatineau Park Friday. Not only was the weather great but the views were too! The students got in a great workout, had lots of fun and demonstrated great school spirit.

Posted: June 6, 2014

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Global Awareness Club

Global Awareness is raising money for “We Create Change” – an initiative through Free The Children for building schools in developing communities across the globe.

It can be a penny, it can be spare change, any amount would help the world!

The following includes more information on the initiative:
www.freethechildren.com/get-involved/campaigns/we-create-change/

Posted: April 16, 2014

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See the Ottawa Citizen’s review of Sweeney Todd

“Earl of March’s performance was nearly faultless with impressive sets, memorable characters and an orchestra that created perfect ambience.” Check out the full review at www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Cappies+review+Earl+March+delivers+full+throated+production+Sweeney+Todd/9725127/story.html or in the Arts section of today’s Ottawa Citizen!

Posted: April 11, 2014

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Students sock away money; High school company combats clothes-eating washers

The theories that attempt to explain how a pair of socks can enter a washer or dryer and come out minus one are numerous and wild.

While some propose a wormhole or and alternate dimension is the reason for their lost sock, others claim their washer or dryer is indeed sentient and feeding on their clothes.

But no matter how complicated the theories get, the solution is simple says a group of entrepreneurs from Earl of March Secondary School: socks with snaps.

That’s the idea that has netted this student start up over $1,000 in sales mid-February. The company, named Enssemble, is currently leading in a competition with three other Ottawa school-based companies – one at Glebe Collegiate (Band.It), another at John McCrae (#Qualitee) and the third at De La Salle (Creaculte).

While Band.It’s headbands, #Qualitee’s custom hashtag T-shirts and Creacutle’s plant pots are having success of their own, it’s the socks that are taking a step ahead of the others.

Kanata Kourier-Standard By Adam Kveton

Posted: April 11, 2014

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Course Selection Information for 2014/2015

Course Offerings and Descriptions

The online course selection tool is no longer available. Students who still need to complete their course selections should come and see their counsellor to do so.

Updated: March 03, 2014

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Posted: January 10, 2014

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Earl of March Garden Sheds are here!

Earl of March Student Project Sheds Photo
Mr. Martin’s TCJ2O Construction Technology class are building prefabricated garden sheds for their summative project which will be sold to parents and the local community.

Posted: December 18, 2013

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Leadership Opportunity for female Earl students

The Head Start Program for Young Women is being offered in Kanata through our councillor Marianne Wilkinson.

Interested female students who are 16 years of age are older are invited to participate.
See mariannewilkinson.com/head-start-program-for-young-women for information about the program and contact information.

Posted: November 1, 2013

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Posted: March 26, 2013

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Free Math Tutoring Online

Students taking grades 7 through 10 math courses have access to free math tutoring and other resources through the ministry funded program Homework Help. This is an exciting new online resource made available by the Ministry of Education and the Independent Learning Centre.

Homework Help is a website that offers free online math tutoring by Ontario Certified Teachers Sunday through Thursday from 5:30PM to 9:30PM. The site also offers other rich resources available all day every day such as interactive tutorials, a glossary, a calculator, previously recorded best sessions, full lessons, and a locker to save the tutoring sessions that they had completed or watched.

Students and parents/guardians can view this site at http://HomeworkHelp.ilc.org. Parents/guardians are encouraged to register their children at home so that students can start benefiting from the site right away. To register, students must provide their Ontario Education Number (OEN). The OEN can be found on each student’s timetable and report card.

For more information, please go to the Free Online Math Homework Help page posted on the board website, visit the site directly or contact your child’s teacher.

Posted: April 10, 2012

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Grade 12 students can access important information about post secondary education, scholarships and other helpful information on the Student Services link/Newsletter.

Posted: October 15, 2013

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