School News & Announcements

CSPA Presents: Anxiety in School-Aged Children

posted Mar 8, 2018, 5:46 AM by Don Murphy

Anxiety in School-Aged Children  - Tues. April 3, 2018
r. Jean Clinton
St. Paul High School:   2675 Draper Avenue
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Both parents and teachers are expressing increased concern about the number of children exhibiting anxiety. This talk will explore what some of the causes may be and some strategies for helping.

Register Now: ​

2nd Parent Information Night at St. Pat's High School March 8

posted Feb 26, 2018, 6:04 AM by Don Murphy   [ updated Mar 1, 2018, 10:48 AM by Marc Paradis ]

St. Pat's Intermediate reminds parents, guardians, and students of our grade 6 into 7 and grade 7 into 8 parent information evening at St. Pat's High School on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. in the St. Pat's High School Cafetorium.

Hope to see you there.

Parent Information Night at St. Pat's High School

posted Feb 5, 2018, 7:57 AM by Don Murphy

On Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at St. Pat's High School, there will be a parent information night for parents/guardians of students currently in grade 8 going into grade 9 in September.  We hope to see you there!

CSPA presents Boot Camp II

posted Jan 29, 2018, 6:13 AM by Don Murphy

CSPA and PIC present Boot Camp II, an opportunity for school council members and any interested parents to come together and learn.  
Guest speaker, Jacqui Strachan from People for Education. With over 20 years experience working on and with school councils, Jacqui has a wealth of knowledge to share.  Plan to attend in person or listen in from home via the webinar.

St. Patrick's High School, 2525 Alta Vista Drive
Monday, February 12, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Link to poster: 

Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs

posted Oct 17, 2017, 6:41 AM by Don Murphy

Would you like to learn how to advocate more effectively for your child with special needs?

Louise McGoey, former chair of the Ottawa Catholic SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee), will provide participants with strategies for effective advocacy.  Learn about the importance of knowing what your goals are for your child, how to communicate effectively with school and board staff and how to prepare for productive meetings.  Presented by SEAC and CSPA.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

7:00 - 8:45 PM

Thomas D’Arcy McGee Catholic School

Register Now:

Special Education and Your Child - Workshops for Parents of Children with Special Needs

posted Oct 17, 2017, 6:35 AM by Don Murphy

Workshop session descriptions: you may choose 2 options from sessions 1 - 4 (each is 1-hour in length) or choose only #5 (2-hour session)

1. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies & SEL language​ in the classrooms

2. Deep Learning: learning environments for students with special needs

3. Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) - Unlocking the Curriculum

4. Literacy and Numeracy for Students with ADHD

5. Assistive Technology (2-hour session)

Monday, November 6, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Notre Dame High School

710 Broadview Ave

Register Now:

CSPA Presents "The ABC's of ADHD..."

posted Sep 13, 2017, 5:18 AM by Don Murphy   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 5:22 AM ]

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological disorder that affects 7% of children and 5% of adults. It can cause a wide variety of impairments in academic, family, and social functioning. It is estimated that 25% of children with ADHD have a learning disability. The goal of this workshop is to provide an overview of ADHD, its causes and symptoms, how it impacts on children's lives and treatment options.

For more information and to register, please access:

CSPA Presents "Supporting Big Emotions..."

posted Sep 13, 2017, 4:38 AM by Don Murphy   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 5:11 AM ]

This highly interactive workshop will have you working on your own and in groups to understand your emotional triggers and your child’s and find better calming techniques and solutions to create more harmonious relationships in your home.
Speaker: Joanne Boyd

For more information and to register, please access:

Important Letter Regarding Our Intramurals

posted Sep 11, 2017, 10:41 AM by Don Murphy   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 10:44 AM ]

For information regarding our intramural program, please click the link above and then:

TopMarks Uniforms at St. Pat's Intermediate

posted Sep 1, 2017, 6:28 AM by Don Murphy

From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., TopMarks will be at St. Pat's Intermediate to do exchanges or returns and will also take new orders, on the following dates:

September 5
September 19
October 3
October 17
November 7
November 21

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