School News & Announcements

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.

Summer Play Day - Thursday June 22nd

posted Jun 15, 2017, 9:59 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Weather permitting, we will be having a summer play day on Thursday, June 22. The Kindergarten classes, along with students in Grades 1-6 will enjoy an afternoon of outdoor games. Grade 6 students will be our leaders and will be running the stations. 

Children are asked to wear sturdy shoes (no Crocs or flip-flops please for safety reasons) and lightweight clothing. They are also encouraged to pack a water bottle, hat and sunscreen.

We are looking forward to this wonderful afternoon. Hopefully the weather will agree with our plans!

CSPA event: Supporting Big Emotions - Yours and Your Child’s

posted Mar 29, 2017, 6:16 AM by Cathy O'Brien

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


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

posted Mar 27, 2017, 7:32 AM by Cathy O'Brien

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

Event for parents on cyber bullying on March 30th

posted Mar 23, 2017, 11:01 AM by Cathy O'Brien

The Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition in partnership with Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Police Service will be hosting an event for parents on cyber bullying. The event will bring together key partners across sectors including mental health experts, police and research to facilitate a conversion on cyberbullying and building a more supportive and safe community for all those impacted.


Thursday, March 30th, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe, Ottawa ON


Our Target Audience: Parents and caregivers


Evening Program Time:

            6:00-6:30 pm: Agency Fair Setup

6:30-7:00 pm: Registration / Service Fair Booths

7:00-8:00 pm: Speaker: Dr Hazen Gandy CHEO

            8:00-8:30pm: Speaker: OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE, Cst Cindy Cybulski and Cst Geneviève Hupé

8:30-9:00pm: Question Period /Service Fair Booths


Registration is limited, please have parents register using Event Brite at:

Motherisk Commission

posted Mar 23, 2017, 8:13 AM by Cathy O'Brien

The Ontario government established the Motherisk Commission to review individual child protection cases and provide support for people who were affected by flawed hair testing done by the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Please click here for more information.

Thank you

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