Churchill School of Rock

Ray Kalynuk

TV in Ottawa, and played the main stage at Westfest in front of 1000 fans.

The memories that students take away from their time at Churchill are forever imprinted with the experiences of the School of Rock. The staff and community that come together to make the magic happen will be keeping up this tradition with their “greatest hits” concert in May. We are exploring ideas of how to make it special and mark the tenth anniversary milestone. Right now students are voting on favourite songs from each of the years, even though most of our choir members were not even alive when we played our first concert. There are some exciting options, like bringing back some former students to create a graduate band. Time will tell how it all plays out this year, but what we do know is that Churchill rocks!

Ray Kalynuk is a member of the Ottawa-Carleton Teacher Local.


teachers sitting together at table with open textbooks in classroom

During the summer of 2006, as I was working through an AQ course, there was one question that I endlessly fretted over: how to initiate a p

Young elementary students stretching in classroom

Late last spring, our principal announced to the staff that we were going to offer a free field trip to every student in our school.