School News & Announcements

Reminder - Parents Don't Forget To Create Your Account

posted Sep 14, 2018, 7:20 AM by Kathleen Power

Give your consent to stay connected with your child’s school

We are looking forward to welcoming your child at one of our OCSB schools.

Don’t miss any news

Our Board and schools use the SchoolMessenger communication platform to send automated phone calls and emails to parents. We use this system for attendance and emergency messages, as well as general messages including school updates and newsletters.

We want to ensure that you stay connected with your child’s school and the OCSB throughout the coming school year. If you wish to receive all types of email messages sent by your child’s school, you must provide your consent. Otherwise, we will only send you emergency and attendance email messages.

You can provide consent by creating an account with SchoolMessenger and choosing your contact preferences for each type of message. There is also a free SchoolMessenger App available for both iOS and Android based phones which enables you to receive notifications of school messages as well as set your contact preferences for each kind of message.

Create your SchoolMessenger account

  1. Go to for instructions on how to create your account.

  2. Create your account using the email address you provided when you registered your child for school. Once your registration information has been entered into our student information system, your child(ren)’s name(s) will appear in the contact section of the account. If you do not see any contacts listed, please check back in a couple of weeks.

  3. Once the account has been created and you can see your child(ren)’s names listed, choose your contact preferences for each type of message.

Have questions?

If you are having difficulty creating your parent account, please email the OCSB at

More information about School Messenger can be found in the School Messenger Parent FAQ (

For any other questions, please contact your child’s school.  

Cafeteria Service

posted Sep 6, 2018, 6:58 AM by Kathleen Power

Please note that our cafeteria will not have hot food service for a few days.  
It will resume shortly.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

St. Patrick's School Photo Day - Thursday September 20th

posted Sep 5, 2018, 7:58 PM by David Nash   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 5:20 AM ]

School photos will be on Thursday, September 20th.  You have the option to preorder online or submit a paper order on photo day.  
Please see the attached image for additional information.

7 - 8 Irish Sports !!

posted Sep 5, 2018, 6:02 PM by David Nash   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 6:04 PM ]

Make sure that you check out our Intermediate Sports (7-8) for 2018-2019!  Any additional questions can be directed to Mr. McKinnon.  GO IRISH !!!

School Starts Tuesday, September 4, 2018

posted Aug 31, 2018, 10:51 AM by Kathleen Power

Welcome St. Patrick's Students!

As you are aware the first day of school is Tuesday, September 4. 2018.  

When you arrive at school you will find your homeroom class by proceeding to the following locations, and reviewing the student locator lists.

Grade 7 - Gym

Grade 8 - Gym

Grade 9 - Cafetorium

Grade 10 - Mall / Lobby

Grade 11 - Library

Grade 12 - Locker Bay

Enjoy the long weekend, we will see you on Tuesday!

CPSA Event - Anxiety in School-Aged Children

posted Aug 31, 2018, 8:50 AM by Kathleen Power

Both parents and teachers are expressing increased concern about the number of children exhibiting anxiety.  Together the CSPA/PIC groups will be hosting an event "Anxiety in School-Aged Children" to explore what some of the causes may be and some coping strategies.

The event will be held on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at St. Paul's High School, 2675 Draper Avenue, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Register Now: 

Early Bird Sessions - Save the Dates!

posted Jul 11, 2018, 7:49 AM by Kathleen Power   [ updated Jul 13, 2018, 9:48 AM ]



FOR 2018/2019

Students entering grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12 in September 2018,

please mark this important date in your calendar…


In a few short weeks, we will be welcoming students back to a new school, and a new school year, at

St. Patrick’s High School.  As you are aware, the first day of classes will commence on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.  In order to assist you in obtaining and/or providing the school with some important information, prior to classes beginning, we are hosting early bird sessions on Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30, 2018.  Please see the times below for your grade...

August 29, 2018:

  • Grade 7 -    9:00 a.m.  to 10:30 a.m.

  • Grade 8 -   11:00 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m.

  • Grade 9 -     1:00 p.m. to   2:30 p.m.

August 30, 2018:

  • Grade 10 -   11:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

  • Grades 11 & 12 -    1:00 p.m. to  3:00 p.m.

We invite you to join us in the school gymnasium, where you will be able to...

  1. pick up your PrestoCard for the new school year once your student fee ($45, for grades 7 to 11) has been paid (which also covers the cost of your yearbook, student ID card, field trip subsidies, guest speakers, etc.);  

  2. graduating students your fee is $95.00 - this includes the student fee (which includes the yearbook) and your Grad fee;

  3. set up an “on-line banking” account for your ease of payments of sports fees, field trips, etc;

  4. pick up your June 2018 report card, if you have not already done so;

Please note:  If you are in grades 9 to 12, laptops will be available for you to register your is mandatory that all cards be registered before leaving the school.  Students who plan on paying their student fee at a later date will receive their PrestoCards on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 4, 2018. If you make your payment through our on-line banking system, it is important that you print out your receipt and bring it in with you to obtain your PrestoCard.

On the first day of school, Tuesday, September 4. 2018, homeroom (Day 1, Period 1) numbers will be posted in the following areas:

  • Grade 7    - New Gym

  • Grade 8    - New Gym

  • Grade 9    - Cafetorium

  • Grade 10    - Mall / Lobby

  • Grade 11    - Library

  • Grade 12    - Locker Bay

We look forward to seeing you on August 29th & 30th.

Carrie Bowie,


Top Marks Customer Service Dates

posted Jul 10, 2018, 6:12 AM by Kathleen Power

As in the past, Top Marks representatives will be at St. Patrick's High School on the dates listed below:
 Date    Time
 Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.    
 Wednesday, September 5, 2018      2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    
 Wednesday, September 12, 2018    2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 Wednesday, September 26, 2018    2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
 Wednesday, October 10, 2018        2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
 Wednesday, October 24, 2018        2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

These customer service dates are opportunities for you to place new orders or to make exchanges and/or returns (and avoid the additional charges to have garments shipped back to Top Marks).  

Call Top Marks today at 1-800-667-7105 to book an appointment today.  You can also place your order by contacting them at info@topmarks.  Our school code is  PAT02.   

Report Cards Available Starting July 9, 2018

posted Jun 26, 2018, 11:37 AM by Kathleen Power


  June 2018 Report Cards, for grades 9 to 12, will be available for pick up at St. Patrick's High School starting on Monday, July 9th, 2018.  To pick up yours, come to the main office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

OSTA Operators Are Hiring!

posted Jun 26, 2018, 9:14 AM by Kathleen Power

        Do you know someone who wants to make a difference in kids' lives?
        Be a school bus driver!
        OSTA's Operators are hiring now.
        Visit  for more information today.

  •           Great part-time job that's different and exciting
  •          Stay-at-home parents, bring your little ones along
  •          Park-outs available
  •          Weekends and holidays off
  •          Ministry bonus and other benefits

                                                                                           YOU can make a difference!

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