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Oakridge Secondary School

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Oakridge Secondary School
Oakridge high school.jpg
Address
1040 Oxford Street West
London, Ontario, N6H 1V4
Canada
Information
School type Secondary, government-operated/public
Motto Bleed red, blue, and gold
Founded 1959
School board Thames Valley District School Board
Principal Tracy Langelaan
Grades 9-12
Language English
Colour(s) Red, blue, and gold
Mascot Oak Leaf
Team name Oaks
Website

Oakridge Secondary School is one of the government-operated high schools (as opposed to collegiate institutes) in the neighbourhood of Oakridge in London, Ontario, Canada. The school enrolls around 1000 students, and is located on Oxford Street in West London. The school's nickname is the Oakridge Oaks and its colours are red, blue and gold.

History

Founded as a county school in 1959, Oakridge High School became Oakridge Secondary School when London annexed a large part of the surrounding countryside in 1960. The school became the first in London to adopt three colours: red, blue and gold. Its stability encouraged a large financial investment in modernizing and upgrading the physical plant in a major renovation during 1994-95. Latin moto "Nostrum viret robur" (Our strength grows as the Oaks).

Arts

Oakridge has a drama department, which presents a major production every second year. In recent years it has presented High School Musical, High School Musical 2, Rent, and The Little Mermaid.

Student Parliament

In 2013-2014 Oakridge's Student Parliament raised more than $17,000 for their "Oaktober" fundraiser for United Way. There are currently 10 executive positions on Oakridge's Student Parliament, consisting of mainly grade 12 students. In addition to the executive positions there are five student representatives for each grade in addition to the DC classes.

Music-related activities/clubs

  • Coffee House
  • Concert Band
  • Concert Choir
  • Intermediate Band
  • Music Council
  • School Show
  • Jazz Band

Athletics

  • Badminton (boys and girls)
  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Curling (boys and girls)
  • Cross country running (boys and girls)
  • Football (juniors and seniors)
  • Golf (boys and girls)
  • Hockey (boys and girls)
  • Rowing Club (boys and girls)
  • Rugby (boys and girls)
  • Soccer (boys and girls)
  • Swimming (boys and girls)
  • Tennis (boys and girls)
  • Track and field (boys and girls)
  • Volleyball (boys and girls)

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Notable alumni

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Coordinates: 42°58′36″N 81°18′49″W / 42.9766°N 81.3137°W / 42.9766; -81.3137