Macdonald House


What do I do when I arrive on Tuesday, September 2, 2014?

As you can imagine, with around 60 new boarding students arriving on Tuesday, September 2, Macdonald House will be a busy place to be.  Here are some tips to help with your arrival:

1.  Tuesday, September 2:New Boarders arrive between 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. and check-in at Macdonald House. A special ‘orientation’ session has been set up for all new families beginning at 10:30 a.m. A specific Macdonald House formal question/answer session will begin at 3:00 pm in the Memorial Chapel for all Macdonald House families as part of the new family orientation schedule. Macdonald House families should refer to the Macdonald House website for more information   House Captains and members of the Macdonald House council will help you get settled into your room.

Room Assignments and Roommates:

As a new boy when you first arrive at Macdonald House you will be assigned a room and room mate(s). Returning boarding students have chosen their rooms and in some cases their roommates the previous June.  While reactions to different rooms and roommates may vary from student to student and parent to parent, we would ask that all give their new environment a chance to develop. Through experience we have found that new friendships quickly develop, most problems quickly resolve themselves and most are very happy in a relatively short period of time. However, we would certainly entertain any changes once the Thanksgiving Break arrives in the first term. Your support and co-operation would be most appreciated in this area.  In addition, you are NOT guaranteed the same room for the year.  In some cases, moves may be required to make a better environment within the residence for all Macdonald House residents - depending on various circumstances (new boys arriving during the year, etc.)   Again, we would ask for your co-operation and understanding in this matter, the Housemasters will do their best to ensure everyone is dealt with in a fair manner.

2.  Wednesday, September 3: Returning boarders arrive by 9:00 p.m. Please feel free to come by the Macdonald House library for a brief chat and chance for us to meet before the school year begins.

PLEASE NOTE - boarders are required to return to Macdonald House by noon on Sunday, Sept. 7th.  Many events are planned, as we will be 'building community' with many fun and exciting interhouse activities!


Director of Residentail Life:                              Mr. David Galajda at

Assistant Housemasters:                                   Mr. Jeff LaForge  at

                                                                                          Mr. Paul Totera at