Rosseau Lake College Beacon

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Stories from RLC

Closing Day Invitation

Closing Day Invitation

50th Anniversary Invitation

50 Anniversary Invitation


Mental Health Week Activities at RLC

Last week (May 1- May 5) the Arts Council, under the inspired leadership of Emma Clendenan, organized a creative campaign to bring awareness and mindfulness practice to our student body around the many mental health issues that affect our society. This year we used an acronym Mr. Daigle had designed to help him with work/life balance struggles brought on by new fatherhood.

Each day of the week we focused on one of the letters and had activities and presentations to engage everyone around the idea of taking it SLOW!

Tuesday – STOP

Wednesday – LISTEN

Thursday – OBSERVE

Friday – WONDER

Mental Health Diagram
Mental Health Week at RLC 1
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Mental Health Week at RLC 2
Mental Health Week at RLC 4
Mental Health Week at RLC 6
Gr. 7 & 8 Spring Olympics 8

Co-curricular Report


Girls’ Rugby 

Last Wednesday, May 3, eight intrepid girls made RLC history, playing their debut 7’s rugby tournament. This feat was especially exciting given that this year is the first time girls’ 7’s rugby has been a CISAA sport and the first time that RLC has fielded a girls’ rugby team of any sort. 

All eight girls who played on Wednesday were brand new to the game, having just started learning to play rugby this spring. Although they were nervous, they faced the day with enthusiasm and positivity and fared remarkably well. In the first game, our girls held their own against a more experienced team from Greenwood College School. Although GCS won the match, RLC gained valuable playing experience and confidence, holding them to a 7-point differential after tries by Esther and Taylor. In the second game, the RLC girls were able to put away four tries (another by Esther and three more by Aurora) against Hillfield Strathallan College “B,” and came away with a win! The team’s excitement was palpable and their tenacity and adaptability in a new situation were admirable. Congratulations on a great debut girls, and best wishes for another fantastic experience at the Lakefield College School tournament this week!

Girls Rugby at RLC 1
Girls Rugby at RLC 2


Boys’ Rugby 

The boys’ rugby team also saw action last Wednesday, hosting a home tournament on the front field. Though the day itself was sunny and beautiful, the field was a muddy mess thanks to days of rain leading up to the tournament. This meant that the boys were in for a tough day of rugby! Although our boys were not able to come away with a win, many newer players were able to gain experience and the group as a whole was able to learn about what areas of their game to focus on to improve over the rest of the season. Jacob stepped up and made some big hits in his first rugby tournament ever, and returning players Will, Mohamed, Ewan, Griffin, and Ray could be counted on for their strong tackling game. This was the boys’ last exhibition tournament of the season, and they plan to use it as a learning experience to capitalize on their upcoming league tournaments, which begin this week at Cherry Beach. Let’s be our best when it counts, gentlemen!

Boys Rugby at RLC 2
Boys Rugby at RLC 3

Community Announcements


Facebook Live

Facebook Live Picture


Facebook Live Q & A – May 9th, 2017 at 7 p.m.

What’s it like to study at RLC?

For the first time ever, Rosseau Lake College is holding a Facebook Live event.  The goal of this event is to allow prospective and interested families, mainly for the Muskoka region, to pose questions to our students and faculty, using the Facebook Live stream. The 30-minute broadcast will be posted to the school’s website for future reference.

If you know of a family that would like to participate and learn more about RLC, please invite them to join in.  

  • Join us for a live Q & A on Facebook with current students and faculty.
  • Learn all about what it’s like to study at RLC.
  • Bring your questions! We’ll be talking about our campus and programs, student life, athletics, fall outtrips and more.

Questions can be sent by using the link below:

For more details please contact Mr. Sharon Major (Director of Enrollment)


Rhythm for Reason

Rhythm for Season Poster


Scheduled Long Weekend Information and Travel Form

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Our next scheduled long weekend is on Thursday, May 18th and the coach bus operated by Hammond Transportation Ltd. will depart from the school at 4:00 p.m.

These times are approximate and dependent on traffic and weather:

The bus will depart from RLC at 4:00 p.m.
– Arriving at Barrie in the parking lot behind the Canadian Tire Store in the Bayfield Mall at approximately 5:30 p.m.
– Arriving at Hwy 9 in the carpool area at approximately 6:00 p.m.
– Arriving at York Mills Subway Station on Old York Mills Road at approximately 7:00 p.m.
– Arriving at Sherway Gardens in front of McDonalds (note change) at approximately 7:30 p.m.

For the return trip on Monday, May 22nd the bus will depart Sherway Gardens at 6:30 p.m.

Departing – Sherway Gardens in front of McDonalds (note change) at 6:30 p.m.
– York Mills Subway Station on Old York Mills Road at approximately 7:00 p.m.
– Hwy 9 in the carpool area at approximately 7:30 – 7:45 p.m.
– Barrie in the parking lot behind the Canadian Tire Store in the Bayfield Mall at approximately 8:00 – 8:15 p.m.
– RLC at approximately 9:30 – 9:45 p.m.

Transportation Form

Students who are not using school transportation must return to the school by 9:30 p.m.

Mrs. Jaclyn Sproul
Administrative Assistant/Transportation Coordinator


2017/2018 Scheduled School Weekends & Holiday Calendar 
(This is next year’s calendar)

Please click here for a PDF copy of the calendar

2017-2018 Scheduled School Weekends and Holiday

Upcoming Events

Student For A Day – Friday, May 12, 2017

Are you interested in exploring Rosseau Lake College for your son or daughter?
We are pleased to invite students currently in Grade 6 to 11 to join us for a Student for a Day event. The day will start at 8:30 a.m. Guest students are welcome to participate in classes and sports and experience a typical day at Rosseau Lake College. Existing students will act as hosts for the guest students. Faculty and staff will be available to answer questions and provide information. A hot lunch and afternoon snack will be provided. 
 To RSVP or for more information please contact Pam Bissonette, Admissions Associate: 
Toll Free 1-800-265-0569; Local 705-732-4351 ext. 13 or email her at
Parents – all information regarding what to wear, what classes your child will attend and other important information will be sent to you in advance. If you live locally, your child may be able to take the bus to and from RLC.

Student for A Day


Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Facebook Live at 7 p.m.
Race of the Readers – Grade 7 & 8 at Muskoka Montessori School
Ultimate @ BHRSGC

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Girls Badminton at Trafalgar Castle School
Sr. Boys Rugby Tournament at Cherry Beach Sports Field
Sr. Girls Rugby Tournament at Lakefield College School
Ultimate @ Toronto Montessori School

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Gr. 11 English Class to Stratford Theatre 

Friday, May 12th, 2017
Student for a Day
Rhythm for Reason at the Church of the Redeemer in Rosseau 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Rowing Time Trials

Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Rowing at Mother’s Day Regatta

Monday, May 15th, 2017
Ultimate vs. Pickering College

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Girls Rugby Tournament @ Sunnybrook Park
Day Students early departure at 4:00 p.m. – Progress meeting

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Boys Rugby Tournament @ Albert College
Badminton @ Trinity College with The York School

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Rowing Time Trial
All Students depart @ 4:00 p.m. for Long Weekend

2016/17 School Calendar

Sept Tues 6 Registration/Welcome Day – All students 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  Wed 7 Classes begin (Semester 1)
Oct Thurs 6 Students depart 4:00 pm
  Fri-Mon 7-10 Scheduled Weekend (Thanksgiving)
  Mon 10 Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm
  Tues 11 Classes resume
Nov Thurs 10 Students depart 4:00 pm
  Fri-Mon 11-14

Scheduled Weekend

  Mon 14

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 15

Classes resume

Dec Fri 2

Graduation Photo and Retake Day

  Fri 9

Arts Festival




Christmas Holiday – Students depart at 12:30 pm

Jan Mon 2

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 3

Classes resume

Feb  Thurs 16 

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Mon 17-20

Scheduled Weekend (Family Day Holiday)

  Mon 20

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 21

Classes resume

  Sat 25

Winter Carnival

Mar Thurs 9

Students depart 12:30 pm

  Fri-Sun 10-26

March Break

  Sun 26

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Mon 27

Classes resume

Apr Thurs 13

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Mon 14-17

Scheduled Weekend (Easter Holiday)

  Mon 17

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 18

Classes resume
Students depart 4:00 pm
Parent/Teacher Interviews 4 – 7 pm

  Fri 22

Spring Arts Festival

May Thurs 18

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Mon 19-22

Scheduled Weekend (Victoria Day)

  Mon 22

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 23

Classes resume

Jun Sat 17 

Closing Day Ceremony 11:00 am