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About our website

Then and Now

Over the last decade our old website adhered to the HTML 4 specification in an effort to make sure that every browser could access our content. Times have changed and we really wanted our new website to take advantage of all the features of modern web browsers. Our new site adheres to the HTML5 specification and takes advantage of CSS3 and Javascript, as well as the jQuery framework. This allows for new ways to present information and also lets our content work well on tablets and cellphones.

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Which Browser?

Our new website should work on many different browsers without any difficulty. Some browsers such as Internet Explorer present some unique challenges, but we have done our best to address them. Because our whole school board has "Gone Google" we will ensure that all of the features of our website work with the Google Chrome browser, as we are also using this browser for a number of our Cloud based applications at school.

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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

It is very important to us to make sure that all of our content is accessible by all of our users. We have made every effort to ensure that our website is AODA compliant Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

We have used two validation tools to check the integrity of our website:

Web Accessibility Checker
WAVE - Web accessibility evaluation tool

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Multilingual Support

Using the latest translation tools available, we have tried to make our content accessible in many different languages. These tools are not perfect, but is our intention to include as many different users as we can.

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From the Principal

Dear Parents,

Our students and school team are excited to be back re-connecting with friends, making new friends and of course, taking on new challenges in their classes everyday. We look forward to an excellent year filled with many great and varied learning opportunities for our students.

The first few weeks of school are a time when we review expectations and routines. Your child has received a Goulbourn Student Handbook. This document has been placed inside their binder and posted on our school website at http://goulbournms.ocdsb.ca/students/students.htm

Please take some time to review this information with your child.


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You be the DJ

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Pick a song for the PA in the AM

What is your name?

What song would you like to hear in the morning?

Goulbourn MS ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

GMS has raised its first $50 towards ALS research. Students enjoyed watching Mr. Donkor taking the ice bucket challenge for this worthy cause. Thank you GMS ! Let's see if we can raise another $50 so we can have another teacher take the challenge.

To find out more about the disease and how the funds help, please visit the ALS Canada website at: https://www.als.ca/

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Online Homework Help in French

Partnered with the OCDSB and uniting dozens of French teachers, the team at Voilà Learning is excited to provide FREE ONLINE FRENCH HOMEWORK HELP to your children/students registered in French as a Second Language programs.

All your student need is...
* Access to a computer (at home)
* An internet connection

Register at voilalearning.com, and you will receive an e-mail every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 letting you know that a teacher is available online to help your child every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Register your child today (it`s free)

Tysen's Mission to a Million

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Help our very own Greyhound in his mission: http://www.missiontoamillion.ca

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Community of Character

Character Development is a responsibility shared between home, school and community. Students needs to be exposed to good character and have the importance of it reinforced by everyone around them.