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Bidding adieu

Three long-term faculty members sign off from Ashbury After a remarkable 28 years teaching physics in Ashbury’s science department, Matthew Wearring retired in June. What have you enjoyed most about working with/teaching students at Ashbury? I most enjoyed witnessing the growth and development of students at Ashbury, both over the course of a single school...

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Homecoming and Reunions 2021

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing restrictions in Ontario, we will need to adjust our traditional homecoming program again this year. Although there will be no formal gatherings on campus this year for Homecoming, Ashbury is planning for some social events including a golf game on Friday, September 24, campus tours by appointment, and...

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Volunteer Award Winners

Congratulations to Sean Murray ’82 on receiving the Outstanding Alumnus/Alumna Volunteer award this year. Sean attended Ashbury College from 1974-1982. He is the father of Jeffrey ’08, Omar ’10, Laila ’12, Philip ’16 and Tim ’20 and the son of Timothy Murray, who was Chairman of the Ashbury College Board of Governors from 1984–1986. Sean...

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This week in Gillin

Ms. Kate Lane As our numbers dwindle, the final group of seven are making the most of their last days in residence. This past week saw more (friendly) water-fights, a much-loved “slip ‘n slide”, frozen treats, morning workouts with Mr. Lockett-Smith, bike rides to Parliament and even a river walk with shoreline clean up. While...

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Slipping & Sliding into Summer

David OkpoThe slip and slide honestly was one of the best improvised activities I’ve had at boarding this year, especially for someone who is boxed up in his room 24/7. It took a couple of students and teachers to set it up with a bunch of random objects but we really did make it work....

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Tie-Dye Madness!

Fryderyk JanowskiOn Sunday, the boarders participated in a tie-dye activity where they were able to create cool designs on things like scrunchies and T-shirts. I had a great time participating in the activity, and It was great to finally learn how to tie-dye. I managed to make two awesome rainbow spiral designs that really weren’t...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoDespite classes ending and having the feeling of summer upon us, some of our boys have been able to remain very busy. This past week, in the warm weather, we have had water gun fights, water hose squirting, and an amazing slip’n slide on the small hill beside the Gillin residence. Although many...

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This week in Gillin

Ms. Kate LaneWith the final day of classes upon us, the 15 boarders we have left in Gillin celebrate their accomplishments this year, while reflecting on the many unique circumstances and challenges of attending school halfway across the world for many. They all seem quite proud of their accomplishments, and I continue to be impressed...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoThe final week of classes has now come and gone and we can say the academic pressure has waned for the boys in Matthews House. Last week, the boys had an amazing weekend in residence with a combination of optional and a few mandatory activities. On Friday night, all Grade 9 and 10...

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