School News & Announcements

Earth Week April 16-20

posted Apr 13, 2018, 6:15 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Plastic Bag Grab Challenge:

We will be collecting plastic bags to return to Walmart stores where they will be recycled. Class with most bags collected wins a prize!

We encourage everyone to shop with reusable bags!


Theme Days:  Wear an Earth Day colour each day.

Monday- Blue: Keep water clean & use less!

Tuesday- Green: Keep our land clean: plant trees, less garbage, recycle

Wednesday-White:Clean air day: walk/bike to school & work

Thursday- Yellow, red & orange: Conserve energy day: turn off!

Friday- Blue & Green: Every day is Earth Day & Tally of plastic bags 

Post-Secondary in a New Age

posted Mar 8, 2018, 7:24 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Post-Secondary in a New Age 

What are the opportunities for your child after grade 12?  It's never too early to get informed.
University and College are both great options.  College has CHANGED; now offering Certificate programs, Degree programs, and Collaborative Degrees in partnership with various universities.
Come take a NEW LOOK at the opportunities! We'll share strategies to make it more affordable and engaging.

4 dates and locations:
  • Thurs. March 22 at St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Ave, 7 - 8 PM
  • Thurs. April 12 at Frank Ryan Intermediate School, 128 Chesterton Dr., 7 - 8 PM
  • Mon. April 16 at All Saints High School, 5115 Kanata Ave, 6 - 7 PM
  • Thurs. April 26 at St. Matthew High School, 6550 Bilberry Dr, Orléans, 7 - 8 PM

Poster attached

Lent at Holy Redeemer

posted Feb 15, 2018, 7:18 AM by Christine Pepin

This Lenten season, help us support Ryan's Well Foundation - - as we promote the values of sacrifice and almsgiving. The students are invited to make a small donation to participate in a series of activities (pyjama day, jeysey day, hat day, etc.). The donations will be collected by the classroom teachers on the days of the events. Please refer to the School Calendar or the attached letter for specific dates.

2017 Kanata South Wagon Rides - Councillor Allan Hubley

posted Nov 30, 2017, 7:04 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Please join me at my Annual Kanata South Wagon rides to view the beautifully decorated homes and to experience the Christmas spirit in our neighbourhood.

Tuesday, December 5th
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
at Holy Redeemer Elementary School
75 McCurdy Drive, Kanata

Wednesday, December 6th
from 6:00 pm to 8Tuesday, December 5th
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
at Castlefrank Elementary School
55 McCurdy Drive, Kanata

Tuesday, December 12th
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
at W.O. Mitchell Elementary School
80 Steeple Chase Drive, Kanata

Wednesday, December 13th
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
at Kristina Kiss Park
20 Cope Drive, Kanata

Thursday, December 14th
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
at Crownridge Park
283 Meadowbreeze Drive, Kanata

Monday, December 18th
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
at St Martin de Porres School
20 McKitrick Drive, Kanata

Tuesday, December 19th
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
at St Martin de Porres School
20 McKitrick Drive, Kanata

These events are weather dependent so please check my website:  
or Facebook or Twitter page for any scheduling changes

Parent Teacher Interviews - Thursday November 16th

posted Nov 3, 2017, 6:29 AM by Cathy O'Brien   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 6:11 AM ]

The You Can Book Me site to book parent-teacher interviews will be available from Friday November 3rd at 3:00 p.m. until Monday, November 13th at 3:00 p.m.    Interviews are on Thursday November 16th from 3:10-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Waste Reduction Week - October 16-20, 2017

posted Oct 12, 2017, 10:04 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Minimize Monday: Reducing the waste we make at school. How?

Textile Tuesday: Reducing our clothes and textile use and keeping it away from the dump. How?

Waste-free Wednesday: Reducing garbage in our lunch bag. How?

ThinkingThursday: Plastic reduction ideas. How?

Fix-it Friday: Let’s fix one bad habit by setting a goal at home & at school. Which one? How?

Workshops on Parenting children with learning disabilities

posted Sep 13, 2017, 7:14 AM by Cathy O'Brien

This series of four workshops is designed to provide parents of children with LD with some useful insights, practical strategies, confidence and support.  While the focus is on school-aged children, many of the issues are relevant for children of all ages.  All workshops will be held in the evening.  For more information please click here

School bus and Pedestrian Safety Day - September 24

posted Sep 6, 2017, 10:22 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Online registration for any of 8 locations. It’s a great way for young riders to learn how to ride the bus safely. NEW Buzzy the Bee video, take a ride on a school bus, learn about how to cross the road and receive certificates and rewards for attending. Safety Day Poster 

School Bus Safety Video – Can’t make it to Safety Day?

Check out the new safety videos available on OSTA’s website. Designed to appeal to various age ranges from Kindergarten to Junior grades 4-8. School Bus Safety Tips and Videos 

Delays and Cancellations – Subscribe via the Parent Web Portal Subscribe today for email notifications of delays and service cancellations on your child’s route. You will also receive important service information, reminders and safety tips. Follow OSTA on Twitter and Facebook.

Changes/Compliments/Concerns - Transportation Issue Form Any requests for changes, reporting of concerns, and sharing of comments should be sent via the Transportation Issue Form, as these are prioritized over emails. This includes: Bus stop changes, driver issues, late buses, hazards, etc. Bus stop changes will only be addressed after October 1. 

Empty Seats/Courtesy Seating – Not in effect until October 1 

OSTA is responsible for processing and approving all empty seat requests after October 1. Please DO NOT place your child on a bus until s/he has been assigned to a stop. Your child’s safety, and that of other students, could be compromised.

Welcome back. First day of school is Tuesday, September 5.

posted Aug 31, 2017, 11:44 AM by Derek Rodgers

Summer Registration Process

posted Jul 5, 2017, 8:45 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Over the summer months, parents may register their children for elementary school by visiting the Catholic Education Centre at 570 West Hunt Club Road, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  To register for high school, please call the high school main office (open during the summer) to make an appointment.  Newcomers whose home language is not English should contact the Family Welcome Centre at 613-233-5670.

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