School News & Announcements

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

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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

TopMarks Uniform Exchange at St. Pat's High

posted Aug 23, 2017, 6:44 AM by Don Murphy

On Wednesday, August 30th, at St. Pat's High School, there is a TopMarks Uniform Exchange from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. where uniforms may be exchanged ONLY.  To be fitted during this time/date for a new uniform, an appointment is MANDATORY and can be made by calling 1-800-667-7105.

Meet the Staff Evening September 7

posted Aug 22, 2017, 7:29 AM by Don Murphy   [ updated Aug 22, 2017, 7:40 AM ]

Parents and guardians are invited to our Meet the Staff Evening on Thursday, September 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The evening will begin with a short talk by our principal at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Hope you can join us!

New Student and Family BBQ

posted Aug 22, 2017, 7:03 AM by Don Murphy

New students and families are invited to a School Council sponsored bbq, taking place at St. Pat's Intermediate on Wed. Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Please join us!

House of Commons Volunteer Opportunity

posted Jun 9, 2017, 10:28 AM by Don Murphy   [ updated Jun 9, 2017, 10:30 AM ]

An M.P. requires volunteers.  Please access the link for more information.

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