TOS graduates are a great source of pride for our teachers and students alike.
We celebrate the achievements of our students and are honoured to be a part of their path towards success.
Attended TOS from Grade 6 through Grade 8
Hello! My name is Alisha Van Haeren. I am a graduate of The Oxford School, attending the school from grade 6 through 8.
I received a great educational foundation from TOS, and went on to the further my education in more than one way. I have successfully graduated from both Western University and Fanshawe College.
After pursuing my education, I took a year to indulge in one of my biggest passions; traveling. From 2015-2016 I spent time travelling across the globe and gained so much cultural perspective. My first stop was in Bolivia helping to build an orphanage. It wasn’t long after that I decided to go to Spain which is where I lived for a few months, and learned how to speak Spanish. I also had the privilege to tour different cities in Europe. Lastly, I had always wanted to explore Australia, and when I finally had the chance I jumped at it. It was certainly my most favourite trip to date and a check off my bucket list!
I started working at TOS in 2016. As the Resource Teacher you can usually find me in a number of classrooms throughout the day giving teachers any assistance they may need. I also work with the students in small groups or one on one in my office. I love being able to get to know the students through working with them. As a teacher there is no greater moment than when a student becomes confident in the work they are doing. However, what I find equally important is that the students feel like they are gaining strength mentally, socially and emotionally. The Oxford School has such a welcoming atmosphere for the students to find their own path and follow it.
I love being able to use a variety of educational tools and strategies to help enhance children’s learning!