To the Southwood Community,

It is with great gratitude that I have been privileged to be Principal at Southwood since September 2016.  Having served Southwood as one of its Vice-Principals from 2014-2016, I am honoured to be able to continue to support students, their families, its dedicated staff and the community in this role.  I see Southwood as the “Gem of the South”:  An outstanding school supporting the families of North Dumfries and Cambridge.  The school motto of NIHIL SINE LABORE (“Nothing without work”) truly embodies the spirit the Southwood and I am fortunate to bear witness to this on a daily basis.

I encourage you to stay updated though this website (e.g. the About section; Upcoming Events; Principal and Vice-Principal profiles); through participation at School Council; by attending Parent-Teacher Nights or by contacting your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.  If you are interested in joining School Council, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 519-621-5920.

I am proud to be a Sabre and proud to support the community in which I was born and raised.  Go Sabres!


Vida Collis