School News & Announcements

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


Register: http://bit.ly/CSPAbigemotions


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:

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cyber-bullying-parent-night-how-to-prevent-and-respond-tickets-32511567975

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

Notice of Parent Information Meeting Subject: Fentanyl and Opioids

posted Mar 23, 2017, 7:47 AM by Cathy O'Brien   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 8:08 AM ]

                  

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, Ottawa Police Services, OPH and other community partners will be represented.


When: Monday, April 3rd -- Parent information session -- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.- open to the public


Where: St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Avenue, Ottawa (near Greenbank and Baseline)   Link to location map: http://bit.ly/2mYn4TS


Marketplace: There will be a partner display area at the event with front line staff to answer questions.


The OCSB continues to work with the City’s Overdose Prevention Task Force to help educate our community and support our students.    


City of Ottawa/Ottawa Public Health opioid/Fentanyl resources: www.stopoverdoseottawa.ca


For more information, please contact Mardi de Kemp, Manager of Communications, by phone at 613-224-4455 Ext 2326 or by email at mardi.dekemp@ocsb.ca.


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

posted Mar 2, 2017, 6:28 AM by Cathy O'Brien

OCSB Special Education and 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.  The 4 workshops will be offered twice.  Participants will be able to attend two sessions of their choice


Assistive Technology

Join us for a hands-on exploration of “Read & Write” and Google Suite. You will have an opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to use these tools to access the curriculum just as our students do.


Positive Advocacy

Learn tips to help you positively advocate for your child with special needs during education setting meetings. There will be an opportunity for parents to make suggestions as to how OCSB school staff can help support their concerns.


Mental Health Supports at the OCSB

Who can you approach for help when your child is experiencing mental health issues? Come and learn about the mental health resources available at the board and in the community to support students with mental health challenges.


On My Way - Transitions

Effective transitions planning allows for students to be successful as they move through their day, activities or settings. Come and learn how we support successful transitions at all different points for students - prior to the start of school, throughout a student's daily schedule, from grade to grade, and when moving from one school to another.


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


Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Saint Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive

Holy Redeemer Lenten Project

posted Feb 27, 2017, 7:21 AM by Derek Rodgers

Click here to see a list of the special Lenten activities planned at Holy Redeemer.

CSPA Parent session **New date**

posted Feb 17, 2017, 11:28 AM by Cathy O'Brien   [ updated Feb 17, 2017, 11:29 AM ]

Well-Being

Our Students, Your children...  a common goal             **New date**


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 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: http://bit.ly/CSPA17wellbeing


Thursday, March 2, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Holy Trinity Catholic High School

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata

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