St. Patrick Catholic High School is proud to offer you a view into how our school works.
Click HERE to access the student agenda.
Please see the following links to our Code of Conduct, Bullying Prevention Plan and our Progressive Discipline Policy.
St. Pat's is now the proud owner of a MasterRep 3D printer. This allows the media arts class to learn 3D design through programs like TinkerCad & Sculprits and is then able to have their creation printed. In the near future we will be starting St. Pat's 3D Print Service for students who wish to have their own print jobs made.
We are very fortunate to have this equipment as there is a lot of potential for its use as a learning tool in both technology and the arts as well as the ability to create models of human parts for biology and science, engine pieces for our shop classes and math classes.
The following is a sample of items created to-date:
The automotive team won top school at the 2016 CAA competition. We are very proud of the excellence of our automotive program and the fact that in 13 years participating in the CAA competition we have won 10 top school trophies which speaks to the high expectations and the collaborative strength of the teams developed in the class. The team clearly exemplifies creed statements relating to excellence and mindset.
Final examinations for the 2016 school year will run from Tuesday, June 21st to Friday, June 24th. For for details please click here.
The 2016 Graduating Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. here at St. Patrick's. Preparations for this special day are well underway. A "Grad Fee" of $50.00 is required and will cover:
The Grad Prom will be held held on Friday, June 10th at the NAC - Rooftop Terrace from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The cost is $70.00 and you must have completed your community service hours in order to attend.
Celebrating our Successes
Student Services News
Come join the speakers circle after school on Thursdays in Oblate Hall after school. You will enjoy writing and performance workshops for poets, rappers, and songwriters facilitated by Hyf the Gypsy Sun.
The Learning Commons has a wide variety of material for students including:
Destiny Quest (Library Catalogue)
The catalogue of resources is available 24/7 for use at school and at home on their computers or any other device such as phone, ipad, tablet etc.
Students can access the catalogue by:
Click here to access the Library portal on their Blackboard account:
Search for the Destiny Quest app or scan this code
The Learning Commons has the following for students to use:
Kobos and Netbooks may be borrowed by students who have submitted the Learning Commons Technology Permission form signed by their parents/guardians.
FORMS & DOCUMENTS
Registration Documents for New Students
Tips for Transition into Grade 9
Community Involvement Tracking Form
Ottawa Catholic School Board
Catholic Schools Parents Association
City of Ottawa - Public Health
Catholic Education Foundation
Ottawa Student Transportation Authority
Please note the following information regarding transportation services for the 2016-2017 school year.
OC Transpo route schedules will be made available through the OSTA website at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca or can be found directly through the OC Transpo website at www.octranspo.com. More information on routes to specific schools can be obtained on OC Transpo's Quick Planner under High Schools and Middle Schools.
Small School Purpose Vehicles
The driver responsible for the route will contact each family directly prior to the first day of school.
Students with Special Needs - Requests for Accessible Transportation
Each student requiring special accommodation for transportation, based on a physical cognitive or emotional disability, should have a "Request for Accessible Transportation" form completed by their parents and principal, and then forwarded to the Superintendent of Special Education and Student Services for approval. A medical note or certificate indicating what needs are being accommodated is required. Please note that accommodation of needs for transportation should also be reflected at the school.
For example, if a student cannot walk x number of meters to school, then should the student be running around in gym, at recess, or during extra-curricular activities? Principals are encouraged to work with the Superintendent to determine how the student's needs should be accommodated in these cases.
Transportation Information During the Summer Months
Please note that the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will be open during the summer months from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Parents should be advised to call the school board's summer registration centre at 613-224-3171 for changes to home addresses.
OC Transpo Presto SmartCard System
Many students in grades 9-12 will be assigned an annual Presto pass and must register and replace their own cards (if necessary). A user guide and online information will be made available to students and staff upon distribution of the passes.
Presto School Board Passes will be delivered to schools the second week of August. Schools may begin distribution at their earliest convenience and we encourage them to provide computer access so the students may register their cards immediately upon receipt.
Please encourage students to TAP their cards on the bus, whether they board at the front or via the rear doors on any bus, every time. This helps OC Transpo and OSTA assess the number of riders and the number of buses we need to manage loads on particular routes. More buses means fewer overloads and less waiting for another bus for our students.
Transportation Information During the Fall
Parents should be advising schools directly of any changes to student home address. Please remind parents that OSTA will require a minimum of three business days to implement a change to transportation services, longer for transportation to two homes in a joint custody situation. During the month of September, we ask for your assistance in advising parents of new transportation information, due to the volume of changes processed through OSTA at the busy start-up period. You may also direct them to the online Parent Portal www.ostabusplanner.ottawaschoolbus.ca.
Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions
Please be reminded that three copies of the "Life-Threatening Medical Condition Emergency Transportation" forms must be submitted to OSTA by September 30 of each year for all students who may require the emergency administration of epinephrine auto-injectors or other emergency medical attention during transportation to or from school. These forms will be processed and sent to the school bus operators. Forms are not to be given directly to the driver or transportation provider by parents and/or guardians or school staff. It is crucial these forms are sent in at a timely manner so that drivers can respond to emergencies effectively.