School News & Announcements

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

CSPA Event: HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO EMERGENCY BY SPEAKER Anxiety in School-Aged Children with Dr. Jean Clinton

posted Mar 8, 2018, 10:12 AM by Nicole Szeideman   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 4:57 AM ]

Boot Camp II for School Council members and interested parents

posted Jan 30, 2018, 2:03 PM by Nicole Szeideman

CSPA and PIC present Boot Camp II, an opportunity for school council members and any interested parents to come together and learn.  The event takes place on Monday February 12, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at St. Patrick's High School (2525 Alta Vista Drive).  Guest speaker Jacqui Strachan from People for Education has over 20 years of experience working on and with school council and will share her wealth of knowledge.  You can attend the event in person or listen in from home via the webinar.  Please click here for more information.  Register at:

Indigenous Event for Parents

posted Jan 22, 2018, 5:51 AM by Nicole Szeideman

You are invited to join us for a Feast from 6:00 - 6:30 PM (Three Sisters Soup, Bannock, Dessert Squares, etc)

Presentation: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
FREE babysitting for preregistered children.

OCSB has partnered with COPA to bring valuable resources into our schools that will support safe and inclusive learning environments. Learn more about COPA and the "A Circle of Caring" project and how it can support parents and families.

COPA presenters: Deb St. Amant, Elder-in-Residence, Queen's University & Mohini Athia, COPA educator.
Meet OCSB Indigenous Education team members.

Families will be provided with free takeaway materials.  Please view poster here
To register, please follow this link:

Skating Party at General Burns Park on Saturday February 3 from 12 to 2pm

posted Jan 21, 2018, 1:53 PM by Nicole Szeideman

Come on out and enjoy winter at the annual Skating Party at General Burns Park, 86 Argue Dr. on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 12 to 2 p.m. Play fun winter games, try snow shoeing, or just come for a skate, then warm up with FREE chili, hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee. Please wear a helmet on the ice and remember to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Debra Dynes Food Bank. Info: or click here

St. Pius X Family Pasta Dinner on February 8

posted Jan 12, 2018, 4:48 PM by Nicole Szeideman

St. Pius X invites you to their 60th Anniversary Celebration.  Enjoy a sumptuous pasta dinner with garlic bread, salad, penne and meatballs.  Non-alcoholic beverages will be served.  For tickets and further information please click here

General Burns Community Association Christmas Party

posted Dec 6, 2017, 7:41 AM by Nicole Szeideman

On Saturday December 9 the General Burns Community Association will hold a Christmas Party from 2 to 4pm at the General Burns Lodge located at 86 Argue Drive.
Children can meet Santa Claus, play games, make crafts and decorate cookies. This is a great chance for adults to meet their neighbours and enjoy some refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is free thanks to the support of Councillor Keith Egli.
Please bring a food donation for the Debra Dynes Food Bank.
For more information about the General Burns Community Association please visit or join our Facebook page.

OCSB Annual Christmas Concert

posted Nov 30, 2017, 3:08 PM by Nicole Szeideman

Please join the OCSB Children's, Boys' and Chamber Choirs and guests for their annual Christmas Concert "GLORIA!" on Monday December 18, 2017 at 7pm at St. Basil's Church (Maitland Avenue, north of the 417 exit).  Tickets are $15/each and are available at the door. Refreshments will be served.

Inspire your child to love math

posted Nov 28, 2017, 3:54 PM by Nicole Szeideman

"When you support and encourage your child to learn, your positive approach helps influence your child's success."  To view the message and modules from the Council of Ontario Directors of Education, please click here.
The guide for "Math Learning Today" can be found here.

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