School News & Announcements

School Climate Survey

posted Apr 21, 2017, 6:55 AM by Kelly Nixon

Please click here for more information.

Spirit Wear is available for sale - again!

posted Apr 19, 2017, 5:40 AM by Kelly Nixon   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 5:46 AM ]

 orders are DUE by May 5th, items will be delivered to the school by the end of May.

The link to the online store is:  


April 2017 Parent Information Sessions

posted Apr 4, 2017, 7:29 AM by Kelly Nixon


1) Thursday, April 202017, 7:00-9:00 PM
SUPPORTING BIG EMOTIONS 
St. Matthew High School, 6550 Bilberry Drive, Orleans
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.

Register Now:
2) Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM
Recognizing and Supporting Mental Health Needs
of our Children and Youth
Immaculata High School, 140 Main Street, Ottawa

This session will explore the concepts of "normal stress" and the "continuum of mental health" along with the signs and symptoms of potential mental health issues in children and youth.  When and where to access services and supports for mental health within our community will be discussed. Strategies to foster resilience in our children and youth will be shared.

Register Now:

West Ottawa Community Resource Centre

posted Mar 29, 2017, 10:54 AM by Kelly Nixon   [ updated Mar 29, 2017, 11:31 AM ]

For any parents, caregivers or students looking for support.
For a list of services provided, please click here.
WORCR PLEO Parent-Caregiver Support Group  Please click here for details.

CSPA event: Parent Workshop on Mental Health

posted Mar 28, 2017, 7:50 AM by Kelly Nixon

Recognizing and supporting the mental health needs of our children and youth


This session will explore the concepts of "normal stress" and the "continuum of mental health" along with the signs and symptoms of potential mental health issues in children and youth.  When and where to access services and supports for mental health within our community will be discussed. Strategies to foster resilience in our children and youth will be shared.


Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Paquette

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7:00-9:00 PM

Immaculata High School

140 Main Street, Ottawa

CSPA event: Supporting Big Emotions

posted Mar 24, 2017, 11:10 AM by Kelly Nixon

Your Action Plan for Supporting Big Emotions - Yours and Your Child’s


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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:00-9:00 PM

St. Matthew High School

6550 Bilberry Drive, Orleans


Register: http://bit.ly/CSPAbigemotions


Reminder: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is on Thursday, March 30!

posted Mar 23, 2017, 9:03 AM by Kelly Nixon

​​​​Thursday, March 30, 2017, is the date that all secondary schools in the province are scheduled to administer the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

​​​​In the unlikely event that a severe, widespread disruption is forecast, EQAO would postpone the March 30 administration for all schools in the province and would advise school boards and schools of such a decision no later than 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29.

​​​​In the event of localized inclement weather on March 30, school boards will make decisions about school closures and school-bus transportation based on their usual practices.

​​​​If schools are open on March 30, students who are scheduled to participate in the OSSLT and are in attendance are expected to write the test on that day.

​​​​Students who are not able to write the OSSLT on March 30 due to school closures or school-bus cancellations will have other opportunities to satisfy the literacy requirement they need to graduate. However, this does not necessarily mean students will have another chance to write the test this school year.

​​​​EQAO will decide on the most appropriate response to any disruption caused by inclement weather after consulting with affected school boards and considering the responsible use of public funds.

Please click here for the letter that was sent home to families via synervoice at the end of February.

Ottawa Catholic School Parents' Association

posted Mar 22, 2017, 7:23 AM by Kelly Nixon   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 7:31 AM ]

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


OCSB 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.  Participants can attend two sessions of their choice. Workshop choices include:

  • Mental Health Supports at the OCSB

  • Assistive Technology

  • Positive Advocacy

  • On My Way - Transitions


Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPA17SpecEd

Monday, March 27

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Saint Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive


Parent Information Meeting - Fentanyl and Opioids

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 and Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa Police Services and other community partners will be there to speak and respond to questions.

Monday April 3
7:00 PM
St. Paul High School
2675 Draper Avenue

The OCSB continues to work with the City’s Overdose Prevention Taskforce to help educate our community and support our students. City of Ottawa Opioid/Fentanyl resources can be found at: stopoverdoseottawa.ca




High School Parent Teacher interviews

posted Mar 10, 2017, 5:34 AM by Kelly Nixon

 will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 1:40 to 4:40 and 5:40 to 7:10.  Please go to the link beside the teacher's name on the attached document to book your appointment.  Also, please note that all students will be dismissed at 1:15 that day.

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