School News & Announcements

Inclement Weather during Exams

posted by Kelly Nixon   [ updated ]

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

For Grade 7/8 Interviews

posted Nov 3, 2016, 11:54 AM by Kelly Nixon

  On Nov 10 please click here for the You Can Book Me

CSPA Event: Sensory Processing Disorders

posted Oct 31, 2016, 11:11 AM by Kelly Nixon

Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs)  and Behaviour

  • How are they linked?

  • How can I support my child at home and at school?

Some children (with and without other special needs) “have problems developing the ability to process information received through their senses. They might have problems interpreting sights, sounds, and sensations of touch and movement. They might become unusually upset by bright lights or loud noises or by being touched or moved unexpectedly. They might also have problems controlling, orchestrating and using their muscles effectively. .. these difficulties can result in behaviours that confuse, frustrate and anger parents and teachers.

Nathalie Mabon, Occupational Therapist OT Reg. (Ont.) will provide background on SPDs often associated with autism, developmental disabilities and other diagnoses; the latest evidence-based strategies to help children (and adults who support them) cope with sensory issues in order to prevent sensory overload leading to the fight, flight or freeze response as well as strategies to help students recover when they do become overwhelmed.


Become a sensory detective and learn how to read your child and provide the right support. The presentation will include:

·        an introduction to all 7 sensory systems and their function

·        an explanation of sensory modulation with regards to the sensory systems

·        a discussion of sensory triggers (what causes a behaviour to occur)  and "grounders" (calming techniques)  and how to use them

·        the impact of sensory modulation challenges on behaviour

·        strategies, strategies, strategies....

Register Now:

Monday, November 28, 2016  7:00 - 9:00PM

Notre Dame High School School,  710 Broadview Avenue

2016 PCYO Listening Tour

posted Oct 26, 2016, 10:51 AM by Kelly Nixon   [ updated Oct 26, 2016, 10:52 AM ]

The PCYO is a provincial advisory body appointed by the Minister of Children and Youth Services with a mandate to provide advice to the government on issues affecting youth, and the ways that the government can help improve programs and services for young people across Ontario.This year, I'm happy to announce that the PCYO has selected Sacred Heart High School as one of the stops in our annual province-wide consultations. 

On November 2nd, we are hosting a two-hour consultation with young people to chat about the issues that are important to them. It will be held at the Sacred Heart Library from 6 to 8pm. We would like to use this opportunity to get to know your youth and find out how the Government of Ontario can assist their success.

Dinner will be served and students are able to log volunteer hours. The link for registration can be accessed by clicking here

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