About W.H. Morden

W.H. Morden Public School
180 Morden Road, Oakville, ON, L6K 2S3
Superintendent: Yaw Obeng
Trustee: Don Vrooman

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Paul VanderHelm
Principal
Janice Bunn
Vice-Principal



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Telephone: (905) 844–9616
Fax: (905) 844–1624
Attendance: 1-877-409-6310   or
www.hdsb.schoolconnects.com

School Hours: 8:20 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
First  Break - 10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Lunch Break - 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

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Welcome to W.H. Morden.  Built in 1953, W.H. Morden Public School is located in the centre of a diverse multi-cultural community in west-central Oakville.   We’re located at the corner of Morden Road and Rebecca Street, one block north of Lake Ontario and one block west of Dorval Drive.

Student Population
Our school is home to 530 students in grades JK-8, and our students come to us from all over Oakville:
Academic Programs
WH Morden has a long history of providing academic excellence.   The school provides academic programming and special programs for children with varying academic needs including:
Our school focus is on Literacy and Numeracy development, including Home Reading programs and Cozy Reading.   We promote the use of technology in the curriculum.   The school has wireless internet access and our 75 iPads, laptops and Chromebooks are used by all students for a variety of educational initiatives and research.   Our students annually enter public speaking contests, math contests, Battle of the Books, Think Bowl, Science Fair, Halton Skills Competition, and other academic competitions.    

School Day
Like all schools in the Halton District School Board, we follow a “Balanced Day” schedule, which divides the day into three balanced segments of instruction (100 minutes each) and two nutrition/recreation breaks (40 minutes in the morning and 50 minutes in the afternoon)

Facilities
The school houses 20 regular classrooms, 5 portables, as well as specialty Music, Art and Science classrooms.  We have a large gymnasium, and a wonderful library with a performance stage.   Located on a very large property, the school is fenced on three sides, and contains 2 fantastic play structures, two baseball diamonds and two soccer fields, W. H. Morden’s grounds are used regularly throughout the school day by our students and frequently in the evenings, on weekends and during the summer months by the local community.

The Arts
We are proud to promote the Arts at Morden. Our Music department is home to a concert band, choirs and musical ensembles. Our band students are annually selected to represent WH Morden at the Halton Music Showcase.  Additional Arts activities include concerts, student plays and art showcases.

Extra Curriculars
A wide range of clubs and extra-curriculars are offered at Morden, including:  student council, robotics, eco club, Halton Skills, chess, bridge, and other crafts.  Student leadership opportunities are provided through Student Council, playday team leaders, recess activity leaders, office helpers and specific charity fundraisers.   We also offer a new touch football intramural and Staff/Student ice-hockey. Students annually enter public speaking contests, mathematics contests, Battle of the Books, Think Bowl and other sports and special interest contests.  We are proud to say that our students have been successful in several competitions in the fields of academics, athletics, arts, and interest clubs, bringing several awards home to Morden.

Athletics
WH Morden Seahawks Athletics is host to championship teams including volleyball, basketball, dance, track and field and cross-country.

Community
Morden works in partnership with many community groups to enhance or extend our school programs. The YMCA uses the school facilities to provide before-and-after school care to school-aged children.  With the help of Halton Food For Thought and a dedicated crew of volunteers we offer a breakfast program to students  The Oakville Big Brothers’ and Big Sisters’ Association provides some of our students with a weekly after-school Homework Club to assist with study skills and offers a mentoring program for children who require social skill support.

School Council / Home and School Association
W.H. Morden School has two very active parent groups, the School Council and the Home and School Association that work with school staff in a partnership that develops and supports our mutual goals. Parents volunteer in a variety of capacities, including providing monthly hot lunches, fundraising, driving for field trips, organizing the annual Fun Fair, providing special initiatives, offering regular assistance in the library and classrooms and working directly with students in our many literacy and numeracy programs. The parents in our community are very avid supporters of the wide range of programs at Morden School and of its broad diversity.

For further and much more detailed information about our school, please go check out the Orientation Handbook