Ecole Oxford School

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Ecole Oxford School
6364 North Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 1P6
Founded 1909
School board Halifax Regional School Board
Superintendent Carole Olsen
Principal Don Reardon
Vice principal Sarah Miles
Grades Primary through 9
Enrollment 346 (September 30, 2014)
Language English, French

Ecole Oxford School is a Canadian school in the West End of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The school's current principal is Don Reardon. The previous principal was Joe Morrison, former principal of Highland Park Junior High.

Sport teams[edit]

The school plays host to multiple sport teams:

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Soccer
  • Track and field
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Hockey

Newspaper article[edit]

An October 24, 2006 article by the now-defunct, Halifax Daily News, described Oxford School as 'Just going through pure hell'.[citation needed] This was commented by a parent of a student who was pulled from the Junior High portion of the school prior to the article's public release. The article involved the testimonies of other parents and a small number of students. The release of the article would later instigate further observation by the Halifax Regional School Board on the school.[citation needed] The article wished to not shift blame to the students themselves, rather place blame solely on administration.

The article was met with harsh criticism by both the Oxford School administration and the various interviewees who claimed of misquoted or doctored testimonies.[citation needed] The Oxford School administration responded by making note of the newspaper's obvious bias view. This attack on the school would correspond to an apparent grudge with Oxford School. The article would later be followed by string of minor mentions in unrelated articles of Oxford's apparent, dubious r[citation needed]

The school was also the setting for the 2009/Grade 9 youth summit which brought together students from a number of junior high schools to learn negotiation skills and how to be peace ambassadors in their own schools.

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