Welcome from Administration

Welcome to Oakridge Secondary School and the 2019-2020 academic year.

This year promises to be an exceptional learning experience for all students, staff and community members as we build upon our past successes to provide an inclusive, safe school. Our students have access to challenging academic programs offering extensive pathways for each student. Students also have access to outstanding clubs and activities, competitive teams and top-notch facilities. 

Teachers at Oakridge are committed to providing learning experiences that support all students as they develop skills within the six global competencies as stated in the Thames Valley District School Board’s Rethink Secondary Learning document. These global competencies are:


-        Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

-        Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

-        Learning to Learn/ Self-Aware & Self-Directed Learning

-        Collaboration

-        Communication

-        Global Citizenship


By delivering the Ontario curriculum while focusing on the global competencies, we support all students to become inquiring, empathetic and respectful life-long learners who are ready for the ever changing “real-world.”


Recently, Oakridge Secondary School has partnered with the International Baccalaureate and we are a candidate school for the Diploma Programme. Our school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School, which shares a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education - that we believe is important for all of our students.


Life as an Oak is an enriching high school opportunity. We encourage all students to maximize their engagement by actively participating in the wide assortment of school activities such as, classroom lessons and experiences, extensive Arts programs, high quality teams, clubs and extra-curriculars. These experiences provide students with lasting memories of their high school years.


To our parents/guardians, your involvement in your student’s education is essential. As part of the larger school community, we encourage and value the teamwork created between parents/guardians, each student and their teachers. Please contact your student’s teacher, Mrs. Denning our Vice Principal, or myself if you have any questions or concerns. In addition, joining our School Council is another great way to connect with the school. For more details, check out the School Council quick link on the Oakridge Secondary School website.

Let’s make this a fantastic year at Oakridge.  

Mr. Mike Phillips                                                Mrs. Lindsay Denning

Principal                                                              Vice Principal






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