School News & Announcements

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!

Have You Updated Your SchoolMessenger Account?

posted Jun 15, 2018, 7:42 AM by Kathleen Power



The school principal sent home a letter on May 24th indicating the School Board's decision to use a new communication platform called "SchoolMessenger".  A synervoice message was also sent out explaining that you, the parents and/or guardians, have the opportunity to select how you want to be contacted, i.e. phone calls and/or email messages.

Please visit for full details today on how you can update your account today.

Educational Fair - June 13th From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

posted Jun 11, 2018, 7:05 AM by Kathleen Power

For job opportunities, visit the Educational Fair 
on June 13th
 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

1900 City Park Drive, Suite 100, Ottawa ON  K1J 1A3

To register please call 613-688-1072 x 7020 or

Come and see if you're eligible for free training!

The Educational Fair will help you answer some of your toughest questions:
Thinking of going back to school but not sure where to start?
Ready to make a career change or update to add to the skills you already have?
New high school graduate and not sure what your next steps are?   Apprenticeship?  College?   University?  Direct to Work?
Unsure about your job goal or Career Path?

Come and meet and get information from the following training facilities/schools:
Algonquin College, St. Lawrence College, La Cite Collegiale, University of Ottawa, Adult High School, Ottawa Aviation, Herzing College, People, Words, and Change, Contact North, Loft, LIUNA Local 527 Construction, and more...
We are looking forward to see you at our free Educational Fair:
June 13 @ 2pm.!

PLEASE NOTE:   Parking is available on the street for 3 hours or at designated visitor parking spots for 1 hour.

Graduation Celebratory Mass - June 7th @ 9:00 a.m.

posted Jun 6, 2018, 8:26 AM by Kathleen Power

There will be a celebratory graduation mass for our grade 12 students tomorrow, June 7th at 9:00 a.m., in the school cafetorium.  Parents and guardians are welcome.  A light lunch and refreshments will be served following the service.

We hope you can join us.

Graduating Students - How About Donating Your Uniform?

posted May 28, 2018, 8:39 AM by Kathleen Power

Attention graduating students!  

Starting on Monday, June 4th, you can exchange a full set (top & bottom) of uniform for a "Dress-Up Day", or receive a giant freezie for any extra piece (top or bottom) that you donate.

Please remember to keep a set for the final weeks of school.

See your VP to make the exchange starting next week.

Exam Schedule June 2018

posted May 18, 2018, 11:18 AM by David Nash   [ updated May 24, 2018, 12:54 PM ]

Click here to view the June 2018 Semester 2 Exam Schedule.


posted May 17, 2018, 7:29 AM by David Nash   [ updated May 17, 2018, 7:32 AM ]

This is a reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, May 18, 2018.

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