School News & Announcements

School Council Meeting Wed. March 22 at 7 p.m.

posted Mar 20, 2017, 5:19 AM by Don Murphy

A reminder that there is a School Council meeting this Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in Learning Commons 1.  Hope to see you there!

Parent Information Meeting on Fentanyl and Opioids

posted Mar 9, 2017, 9:45 AM by Don Murphy

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), in conjunction with Ottawa Public Health (OPH), is hosting a public information session aimed at parents to talk about counterfeit drugs found in Ottawa, overdose response, overdose prevention and substance abuse education in our schools.

Staff from Rideauwood Addiction and Family Counselling, Ottawa Police Services, OPH and other community partners will be represented.

When: Monday, April 3rd -- Parent information session -- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.- open to the public

Where: St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Avenue, Ottawa (near Greenbank and Baseline)   Link to location map:

Marketplace: There will be a partner display area at the event with front line staff to answer questions.

The OCSB continues to work with the City’s Overdose Prevention Task Force to help educate our community and support our students.    

City of Ottawa/Ottawa Public Health opioid/Fentanyl resources:

For more information, please contact Mardi de Kemp, Manager of Communications, by phone at 613-224-4455 Ext 2326 or by email at

Reminder: Grade 6 Parent Night March 8 at 6 p.m.

posted Mar 7, 2017, 5:27 AM by Don Murphy

This is a reminder of our grade 6 parent night occurring tomorrow, Wed. March 8, at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria.  A presentation will be made by the principal and staff will be available to answer questions regarding the transition from grade 6 to St. Pat's Intermediate.  Hope to see you there!

Special Education and Your Child: Workshops

posted Feb 28, 2017, 7:33 AM by Don Murphy

OCSB Special Education and Student Services, in partnership with the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) PIC and CSPA, present an evening of workshops directed to families of children with special needs.  The 4 workshops will be offered twice.  Participants will be able to attend two sessions of their choice

Assistive Technology

Join us for a hands-on exploration of “Read & Write” and Google Suite. You will have an opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to use these tools to access the curriculum just as our students do.

Positive Advocacy

Learn tips to help you positively advocate for your child with special needs during education setting meetings. There will be an opportunity for parents to make suggestions as to how OCSB school staff can help support their concerns.

Mental Health Supports at the OCSB

Who can you approach for help when your child is experiencing mental health issues? Come and learn about the mental health resources available at the board and in the community to support students with mental health challenges.

On My Way - Transitions

Effective transitions planning allows for students to be successful as they move through their day, activities or settings. Come and learn how we support successful transitions at all different points for students - prior to the start of school, throughout a student's daily schedule, from grade to grade, and when moving from one school to another.

Register Now by accessing the link below:

Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Saint Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive

Reminder: Early Dismissal Tomorrow Thurs. Feb. 23

posted Feb 22, 2017, 11:00 AM by Don Murphy

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Thurs. Feb. 23, we dismiss an hour early at 1:10 p.m. to accommodate parent-teacher interviews which run from 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. by appointment only on the form that went home with report cards.  

CSPA Presents: Well-Being...Our Students, Your Children

posted Feb 17, 2017, 7:50 AM by Don Murphy


Our Students, Your children...  a common goal             **New date**

YOUR input needed: Parent focus group on student well-being. What does “well-being” mean to you? How can students' well-being be supported at school?

The Ontario Ministry of Education is looking to develop a K-12 student well-being framework to help support the mental health and wellness of all students.  

CSPA is hosting this parent session with Dr. Elizabeth Paquette (OCSB Mental Health Lead), to collect your ideas and opinions to share with the Ministry.  We know that students who have strong relationships and a positive sense of self are in a better position to reach their full potential. Come learn more about current initiatives in OCSB schools and share your ideas to promote well-being.

Register Now:

Thursday, March 2, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Holy Trinity Catholic High School

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata

Important Immunization Notice

posted Jan 9, 2017, 8:21 AM by Don Murphy

Some parents/guardians will have received a notice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) advising them that their child’s immunization records are incomplete.  If you have received such a notice, please be advised that your child will be suspended from school beginning on February 8th, and will be unable to return until OPH advises the school that he/she may be readmitted.   If you have any questions, please contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.

CSPA Presents - Strong Not Tough: Managing Anxiety and Depression

posted Jan 9, 2017, 8:04 AM by Don Murphy

As adults, we experience many life changes; workplace transitions, entering & ending relationships, financial difficulties, the loss of a loved one, supporting friends or family members with mental illness or substance/alcohol abuse.  Feeling overwhelmed or anxious is natural.

Gain the know-how and confidence to navigate everyday life challenges!

This workshop will provide you with positive coping skills and coping step plans to help you navigate experiences, effectively manage feelings and be resilient.  Come and participate in creating a family that can bend, not break. We all need a community that is strong, not tough.

For day/date/time and registration information, please access:

CSPA Presents - Educating Boys: Strategies for Engaging Boys in Academic Work

posted Jan 9, 2017, 7:53 AM by Don Murphy   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 7:57 AM ]

Gain a better understanding of how you can help boys achieve greater success at school.

Speaker Kenton Biffert will present:

  • Developmental stages for boys from young child to adult
  • Factors that may impede boys’ academic achievement
  • Strategies parents and guardians can use to engage boys

For registration information and date/time/location please access

Architectural Drawings for New SPH Addition

posted Jan 3, 2017, 4:46 AM by Don Murphy

Here is a link to the architectural drawings for the new addition at St. Pat's High School. Please note that these drawings are subject to change (some minor changes have already occurred) and they have yet to be approved by the Ministry's Cost Consultant. Nonetheless, in the spirit of transparency, here is what is available thus far (as updates are received they will be posted to this site):

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