School News & Announcements

Pursue Your Passion Tour - January 22, 2019

posted Jan 14, 2019, 6:35 AM by Kathleen Power

Pursue Your Passion Tour

We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to host the Government of Canada's Pursue Your Passion tour here at St. Patrick's High School.
This event is a fun, engaging, interactive student-based activity that will take place on January 22, 2019, for our grade 8 classes. Students will be able to explore future passions as well as learn about the health impacts of cannabis use.

It has been identified that regular cannabis use, especially in youth and young adults, can impact brain functioning, which could make it harder for young people to achieve their goals.  By encouraging participation in engaging experiences that tap into sport, art, and the virtual world we hope to spark a
future passion and educate about the facts of cannabis use.

Our interactive experiences will encourage students to understand the value of thinking, planning, movement, coordination, decision-making, and emotions and how these could be affected through the use of cannabis.

For additional information, please visit the following website:

Dental Screening - January 18, 2019

posted Jan 9, 2019, 8:09 AM by Kathleen Power   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 8:30 AM ]

Suzanne Gravel, a registered dental hygienist with Ottawa Public Health, will provide a dental screening using a tongue depressor on January 18, 2019*, for 3 classes of grade seven and other children as necessary.  If your child's grade/class is not selected, but you wish for the dental hygienist to see him/her, please advise the school.  All children screened will bring home a report.  Follow-up school visits by the dental hygienist for individual children may be done.  The screening helps identify children with oral problems, dental needs and pain.  Free dental care may be possible, if eligible.  THE SCREENING DOES NOT REPLACE REGULAR DENTAL VISITS WITH YOUR FAMILY DENTIST.  *Some date(s) may be subject to change.

This dental screening is provided in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards from Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.  Personal health information collected during the screenings will be used for the purposes of delivering, administering and managing screening services for statistical purposes provided under Sections 5 and 7 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (as amended) and the Ontario Public Health Standards (2018).

Information may be used and shared among Ontario Public Health authorized employees in the provision of dental screening services.  Questions concerning the dental screening, the collection and use of this information or if you want to have your child excluded, call the Supervisor of Dental Health Promotion, Ottawa Public Health, 400 - 1580 Merivale Road, Ottawa ON  Tel:  613-580-2424 ext 26376.

Snow Days and the Exam Schedule

posted Dec 11, 2018, 6:25 PM by David Nash   [ updated Jan 7, 2019, 12:44 PM ]

Click HERE to access the January Exam Schedule

High School exams will be written on January 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 28th.  In the event of a snow day during the high school exam period, exam schedules at all schools for all students will be affected (not just for school bus riders).  

In the event of a “snow day” where yellow school bus transportation is cancelled during the high school exam period, the missed exam will be written the following day.  
All other exams will be bumped by one day and the last exam, scheduled for Monday, January 28th will be written on Tuesday, January 29th.  During a snow day, the school will be open, but exams will not be written.
Wednesday, January 30th is a PD day with semester two beginning on Thursday, January 31st.

For example, if January 23rd is a snow day and all school bus transportation for our board is cancelled, then:
All exams originally scheduled for January 23rd will be written on January 24th.
All exams originally scheduled for January 24th will be written on January 25th.
All exams originally scheduled for January 25th will be written on January 28th.
All exams originally scheduled for January 28th will be written on January 29th.  

If you have any questions, please call the main office.

Parent Information Night About Positive Discipline - December 4, 2018

posted Nov 26, 2018, 8:08 AM by Kathleen Power

The above-mentioned information session, Effective Discipline Techniques For Newcomer Parents, will be held at 

St Patrick High School is on December 4th at 6:30 p.m.

Justine Walker, School Board Social Worker, will be providing information on topics such as:

What CAS is;

Rules/laws/expectations in Canada;
Positive discipline vs physical discipline 

PD Day - November 16, 2018

posted Nov 15, 2018, 6:28 AM by Kathleen Power

EMINDER...tomorrow, Friday, November 16, 2018 is a PD day for all OCSB schools.

Take Our Kids To Work Day - Wednesday, November 14, 2018

posted Nov 12, 2018, 9:20 AM by Kathleen Power

Take Our Kids to Work Day, taking place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world.  The day involves students in Grade 9 spending the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host, where they experience and learn about the world of work.

There will be no grade 9 classes at the school during that day.

Early Dismissal - October 25th & November 8th

posted Oct 25, 2018, 6:58 AM by Kathleen Power

  Reminder - all students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. today, due to high school parent-teacher interviews.
  Grade 7 and 8 parent-interviews will be held on November 8th, and that too will be an early dismissal day.

Progress Reports / Parent Teacher Interviews

posted Oct 17, 2018, 1:10 PM by David Nash

High School (9-12) Semester 1 Progress Reports and Parent -Teacher Interviews
Progress reports are currently being emailed to parents/guardians for whom we have a valid email address. The process began today (Wednesday, October 17) and will continue tomorrow (Thursday, October 18).  Students will be issued paper copies of their progress reports if we do not have a valid parent/guardian email address.  These paper copies will be sent home with students either on Thursday or Friday.

Please note that NOT ALL students will receive a progress report -- in some cases, teachers have been in contact with parents through alternative means of communication.  Additionally, students who are progressing well in a course may not receive a report.

At this time, we are also making available the form for requesting a parent-teacher interview which will be held on October 25.  The form will be on the second page of the progress report, can be accessed HERE, or a paper copy can be pick up from the main office.

If you have any questions about progress reports, please contact your child's teacher directly.

Cannabis Parent Nights Starting Wednesday, October 18th

posted Oct 15, 2018, 8:25 AM by Kathleen Power   [ updated Oct 15, 2018, 8:31 AM ]

Cannabis Information Session - Tuesday, October 16th

posted Oct 11, 2018, 6:24 AM by Kathleen Power

Cannabis Information Session - Tuesday October 16th -7pm @ Jim Durrell
October 5, 2018

Just a reminder that Southend will be hosting a Cannabis Information Session on Tuesday October 16th at 7pm at Jim Durrell in Ellwood Hall.

This will be an opportunity to hear from the City Ottawa Police and the Canadian Automobile Association about what is legal, how will this be enforced and what are some of the changes that will affect players and parents.

We will provide info next week about speakers.  Southend Juvenile, Midget and Bantam players are welcome to attend as well as any and all interested Southend parents.  

We will also open this to our other District Associations as well as other Sports Associations.  Seating is limited to about 200 people so this is first come, first seated.

Fabio for the Southend Executive 

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