School News & Announcements

September Information

posted Aug 11, 2017, 10:31 AM by Jaime DeMarchi-Calvi

September Information now available under News & Links. Click links for details.

OSTA- Transportation Info now Available

posted Aug 10, 2017, 3:51 PM by Jaime DeMarchi-Calvi

Transportation info is now on OSTA Parent Web Portal . Stop timings may change so check again before school starts. If you have any questions or concerns please check with OSTA Phone: 613-224-8800 Ext 2380 Contact East Zone Coordinator Name: Suzanne Reminder that the school office will re-open August 28th,in the meantime if you have any questions or concerns please email the school at

Extended Day Child Care Registration Information

posted Jun 22, 2017, 12:19 PM by Jaime DeMarchi-Calvi

Extended Day (Before and After School Child Care) Child Care Registration Information is available to register on the following website  for assistance please call 1-888-722-1540. Please be sure to contact the school board to register with the Early Learning Services at 613-224-4455 x 2382. 

2017-2018 School Year Calendar

posted Jun 14, 2017, 8:12 AM by

The following 2017-2018 school year calendar dates have been approved by the OCSB Board of Trustees and the Ministry of Education. 

September 5, 2017 - First day of school
October 6, 2017 - PD Day (all grades)
October 9, 2017 - Thanksgiving (no school)
November 24, 2017 - PD Day (all grades)
December 25, 2017 to January 5, 2018 - Christmas Break
January 26, 2018 - PD Day (JK-6 only)
January 31, 2018 - PD Day (7-12 only)
February 19, 2018 - Family Day (no school)
March 12 to 16, 2018 - March Break 
March 30, 2018 - Good Friday (no school) 
April 2, 2018 - Easter Monday (no school)
April 27, 2018 - PD Day (JK-6 only)
May 18, 2018 - PD Day (all grades)
May 21, 2018 - Victoria Day (no school)
June 8, 2018 - PD Day (all grades)
June 27, 2018 - Last day of school for 7-12
June 28, 2018 - Last day of school for JK-6

Summer Reading Club at Ottawa Public Library

posted May 30, 2017, 11:48 AM by

Join the Club! Drop by the Cumberland Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, at 1599 Tenth Line Road, starting June 17th, 2017, to pick up a free TD Summer Reading Club kit for your child. The TD Summer Reading Club is a literacy initiative that strives to engage all children in the joy of reading during the summer months, supporting their continuing success at school next year. Children are also invited to share their love of reading with children across the country through the club website: and

OLW Spring Newsletter

posted May 1, 2017, 8:20 AM by Jaime DeMarchi-Calvi

Please note that the Spring Newsletter is posted under News & Links for your convenience.

Friday, April 28th: Flag will be at half-mast

posted Apr 25, 2017, 6:51 AM by

Flags at all Ontario government buildings across the province will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Friday, April 28, 2017, to mark the National Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace.

Parents: please complete our school climate survey

posted Apr 25, 2017, 6:47 AM by

Every two years the Ministry of Education requires that we conduct a School Climate Survey where we ask students, staff, and families to give input on the environment in our school. In Catholic schools, our Catholic teaching on the dignity of the human person is the starting point for all issues of diversity. Catholic schools strive to create an environment where all members of the school community feel safe, welcomed, included and valued.

We need your voice.

As parents and guardians, we value your voice and ask for your input as we continue to build positive school climates. We encourage you to take 10 minutes to complete our survey and ask that each family complete only one survey for each of the schools the children in your family attend. Each survey is linked to the school your child attends.

Please click this link for the parent survey:

This survey link is also available on the homepage of our school website.

All students in Grades 4-12 will complete a similar survey at school. The student survey measures safety, bullying, equity, inclusivity and student well-being. Our school staff will also complete a survey.

The surveys will help in-school teams determine school needs, make decisions on improving the climate of our school, as well as help to determine whether programs are effective at improving the school climate. 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the school. We look forward to hearing your feedback regarding our school’s climate.

This survey will also be available in the following languages: Arabic, French, Simple Mandarin and Spanish. Please contact your principal to receive a paper copy in the language of your preference.

This survey will be available for completion until May 5, 2017. 

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

posted Mar 27, 2017, 6:54 AM by

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 Inspired education. Inspiring students. 

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

posted Mar 24, 2017, 7:59 AM by

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


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