School News & Announcements


First Decisions course

posted Oct 24, 2018, 5:52 AM by Nicole Szeideman   [ updated Oct 24, 2018, 5:57 AM ]

For more information on this course offered by Family Enrichment Ottawa, please refer to the following poster  link.

For those parents with preteens and teens

posted Oct 3, 2018, 5:58 AM by Nicole Szeideman

If you’re the parent of a teenager, you might have heard about the rising number of teens that are using vapour products, such as electronic cigarettes. Rates of vaping have now surpassed tobacco smoking among youth. For instance, 23% of Ottawa high school students in grades 9-12 have used an electronic cigarette at least once compared to 14% that have tried tobacco.

This growing vape culture is concerning as the long-term safety of inhaling the chemicals from vaping products are still unknown. Vaping products may also contain nicotine. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that can alter brain development and can affect concentration and memory in youth.

For more information, please visit http://www.parentinginottawa.ca/en/youth/vaping.aspx

Volunteering at St. Gregory's

posted Sep 20, 2018, 5:16 AM by Nicole Szeideman   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 5:18 AM ]

The OCSB is responsible for providing a safe and secure learning and working environment for its students and staff.  The Board of Trustees has adopted a revised policy regarding volunteers in OCSB schools. Volunteer applicants must obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) from a police service; in our Board area, a VSC can be obtained online at www.ottawapolice.ca/recordchecks. Visit ocsb.ca/volunteers for more information.

School supplies for September

posted Jul 18, 2018, 5:38 AM by Nicole Szeideman

School begins on Tuesday September 4 and our teachers have compiled a list of recommended school supplies:

Bright Math Summer Camp at Ottawa University this July

posted May 21, 2018, 4:24 PM by Nicole Szeideman

"The Bright Math Camp represents a unique out-of-school learning opportunity for students with a drive to explore,
to question, to reason, and to discuss a range of sound mathematical topics." For further information, please click here

Catholic Education Week May 6 - 11

posted May 6, 2018, 4:38 AM by Nicole Szeideman

The Ottawa Catholic School Board opens its doors during Catholic Education Week to showcase the learning our students experience every day. All Board schools host activities to encourage the community to visit as we are 'Renewing the Promise'.

The Catholic Education Week Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast will take place Tuesday, May 8th at 7:30pm at Notre Dame Cathedral, 385 Sussex Drive, Ottawa. The Mass will be followed by the presentation of the Director of Education Commendation Awards. These awards are unique as the recipients are nominated by their peers for recognition. Our Catholic Education Week Mass collection will be directed to Mother Earth Water Walk, www.motherearthwaterwalk.com, a Canadian organization of First Nations people raising awareness and promoting the health of our Great Lakes and the precious water they provide.

Holy Cross Elementary will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Monday, May 7th. An open house will begin at 6:00 pm and the formal ceremony will take place in the gym at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be served in the Learning Commons.

Georges Vanier Elementary, 40 Varley Drive in Kanata, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Wednesday, May 9th at 4pm. Take a walk down memory lane at an Open House/Tour of the school at 5:30pm. There will be a welcome prayer and school blessing beginning at 6:30pm.

Frank Ryan Intermediate School is also celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Join them on Friday, May 11 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm for special events including a memory walk, photo booth, face painting and refreshments.

Visit ocsb.ca/edweek for a listing of the activities in over 80 OCSB schools during Education Week.  Follow #CathEdWeek.

General Burns Community Association Fun Day May 12th from 11am to 3pm

posted Apr 22, 2018, 7:13 AM by Nicole Szeideman

Come on out and meet your neighbours! Promote community spirit at the free Fun Day at General Burns Park (107 Chesterton Drive) on Saturday May 12th from 11am to 3pm.
This year's fun day will have a bike theme -  families are encouraged to bike and participate in a bike parade and bike decorating contest (there are prizes!!!)
Lots of fun will be had with an inflatable obstacle course and bouncy house; try free tennis; join the Scouts' rope course; free BBQ lunch and so much more.
Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Debra Dynes Food Bank.
For more information, please click here

Frank Ryan's 50th Anniversary Events

posted Apr 22, 2018, 6:56 AM by Nicole Szeideman

To celebrate 50 years of Catholic education at Frank Ryan Catholic Intermediate School, the school will be hosting two events during Catholic Education Week in May. 
The first event is on Thursday May 10th from 5pm to 8pm for all alumni 19+.
The second event is on Friday May 11th from 3pm to 7pm and will be open to the entire community.

Please RSVP for the event that you would like to attend by going to http://rya.ocsb.ca/
We look forward to celebrating with you!

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in our School Communities

posted Apr 8, 2018, 5:17 AM by Nicole Szeideman   [ updated Apr 8, 2018, 5:20 AM ]

Event includes free dinner from 6 to 6:30pm!

Please come out and learn more about the Ministry of Education Equity Action plan.  Parents/guardians are key partners in creating inclusive and equitable school communities. Find out how you can play a role at your school.  Information and free resources for participants to bring back to your school council.

Location: 570 West Hunt Club Road, OCSB Boardroom
Date and Time: Monday, May 14 from 6pm to 7:45pm

For registration, click here

For more information, click here


Stories from the Forest: How Play and Nature Shape Childhood

posted Mar 27, 2018, 3:33 PM by Nicole Szeideman

Join Guest Speaker Marlene Power from Child and Nature Alliance of Canada as this presentation explores the possibilities and great potential for children when they are provided with regular opportunities to play in and connect with the natural world.  Come and learn the stories and the evidence that will inspire you to open your front doors, and advocate for, increasing connections to nature and the outdoors for your children.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at St. Francis Xavier High School, 3740 Spratt Road, Riverside South

To register for the event, please click here

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