School News & Announcements

Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Police services

posted Feb 16, 2017, 10:10 AM by Kelly Nixon

 have asked us to share an important alert with our students and parents.We always work closely with community partners when there is a city-wide public health concern.

Grade 7 & 8 Parent Teacher Interviews

posted Feb 16, 2017, 9:48 AM by Kelly Nixon

Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. This year Sacred Heart is once again using the same system for booking parent teacher interviews as last year. It is called “You Can Book Me”. 

Ottawa Public Health Immunizations Cycle 2 for Grades 7 and 8

posted Feb 6, 2017, 10:50 AM by Kelly Nixon   [ updated Feb 6, 2017, 10:51 AM ]

will be Feb 9 and 10th.  

For students who don’t have a signed consent, parents can download, print and send the form in on day 1 with their child:

*most consents were signed in cycle 1 for all the vaccines needed for the whole year (all 3 cycles), but there were some that missed for whatever reason I’m sure.


Should parents have any questions or concerns, please direct them to our Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744.


Parent Focus Group on Student Well-being

posted Feb 2, 2017, 7:46 AM by Kelly Nixon

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 Chief Psychologist & 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:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

6:45 - 8:45 PM

Holy Trinity Catholic High School

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata

Inclement Weather during Exams

posted Jan 23, 2017, 7:09 AM by Kelly Nixon   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 8:02 AM ]

In the event of a bus cancellation day during the exam schedule all exams shifts forward.  
We will still have the PD Day on Monday January 30.

For example:
If a Snow Day should happen on Tues. Jan. 24 for Period 1 
Exams would be shifted forward:
Wed Period 1
Thurs. Period 2
Fri. Period 3
Monday would be the regular PD Day
Tues. Jan. 31 Period 4 
Wed. Feb. 1 - First Day of Sem. 2

January CSPA events

posted Jan 10, 2017, 11:17 AM by Kelly Nixon

Educating Boys:  Strategies for engaging boys in academic work

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


Thursday, January 19, 2017

6:45 - 8:30 PM

St. Joseph High School

3333 Greenbank Rd, Nepean

Strong Not Tough;

The healthy family step plan to manage anxiety & prevent depression

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.

Register Now:

Monday, January 23, 2017

6:45 - 8:45 PM

 St. Mark Catholic High School

1040 Dozois Rd, Manotick

SHHS Spirit Wear has arrived!!

posted Dec 19, 2016, 11:18 AM by Kelly Nixon   [ updated Dec 19, 2016, 11:19 AM ]

Spirit Wear has arrived and distribution will take place Tuesday and Wednesday during HR.

If you do not receive your Spirit Wear by Wednesday in HR you can pick it up in the tuckshop at lunch or after school on WednesdayThursday and Friday.

*Please know that not all students will receive their Spirit Wear on Tuesday, some will have to wait 'till Wednesday morning.

7/8 Immunization Clinic Reminders

posted Dec 5, 2016, 10:50 AM by Kelly Nixon

Ottawa Public Health will be holding immunization clinics at Sacred Heart on December 7,8,9.

These vaccines are publicly-funded, and available at no cost to you.


All students in grade 7 (born in 2004) and all female students in grade 8 (born in 2003), will receive vaccine

consent forms this week for hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal disease at school. PLEASE BRING CONSENT FORMS BACK FOR DAY #1 OF THE CLINIC.


Grade 7 students will be offered hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal disease vaccines to be given at school. Grade 8 female students will be offered human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV).


On the day of the school clinic, remind your child to:

·         Eat a good breakfast.

·         Bring an extra juice or a snack to school.

·         Wear short sleeves or a loose shirt so that his or her upper arm is exposed easily, without undressing.

·         Bring the consent forms with them to the school clinic.


Students who miss a clinic will be able to receive the vaccine at the next school clinic.


If you have any questions, please call Ottawa Public Health (OPH) at 613-580-6744 and ask to speak to a public health nurse. Or for more information and links to a downloadable consent form:


Voilà Learning

posted Nov 30, 2016, 10:50 AM by Kelly Nixon   [ updated Nov 30, 2016, 10:57 AM ]

Our school board has secured funding to provide FREE Online Homework Help in French for our students. Your children can now access free homework help from our online teachers in French, English and Math.  To connect visit and enter the code  BonjourVoila  Here is a video explaining how the program works: The Online Homework Help registration page:

CSPA presentation: Opening Doors

posted Nov 14, 2016, 7:18 AM by Kelly Nixon

Opening Doors: Learning and Earning in the 21st Century

Making informed decisions for the future:  OCSB Specialized Pathways, Opportunities and Programs

Student surveys tell us they listen to you, as parents, for information and guidance with respect to post-secondary planning.   What are the options?  What are the careers of tomorrow?  

What does the labour market data tell us, in terms of future employment and economic sectors that will be seeking workers?  

How can parents help?  

Register Now:

Two dates and locations to choose from:

Thursday,  November 24, 2016

6:30 - 8:30 PM

St. Paul High School

275 Draper Ave

Thursday,  Dec 1, 2016

6:30 - 8:30 PM

St. Matthew High School

6550 Bilberry Dr, Orléans

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