School News & Announcements

Student Public Transit Survey

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:56 AM by Kathleen Power

Student Public Transit Feedback

Do you take public transit to school? We want to hear from you!

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) is conducting an online survey to find out more about student trips using OC Transpo. If you are currently taking OC Transpo to get to and from school then please fill out the survey and share it with other students who also take public transit.

The survey can be found here: Student Public Transit Survey

Let your voice be heard, complete the survey by January 31, 2020


Public Transportation is provided to 12,000 students from grade 7 to 12 at both OCDSB and OCSB schools. This anonymous survey will provide an opportunity to gauge students’ thoughts and impressions of OC Transpo in a structured way. Surveys collect valuable information and the survey results can be used to improve customer service and customer satisfaction.

For more information about OSTA please visit our website:

Study Space at Alta Vista Library

posted Jan 8, 2020, 11:31 AM by Kathleen Power

Looking for a place to prepare for your exams?  

The Alta Vista Public Library has "Teen Exam Cram" from January 8th to 31st.

You are invited to study in the library, receive help preparing for exams, and relieve stress by enjoying a few surprises!

Program room is booked for you on the dates below:

Wed, Jan. 8,   5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thurs, Jan. 9,   2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 10 + 24,   1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 11,   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan. 13,   12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tues, Jan. 14,   2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wed, Jan. 15,   11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thurs, Jan. 16 + 23 + 30,   11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 17,   1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Sat, Jan. 18,  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan. 20,  1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tues, Jan. 21 + 28,  2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wed, Jan. 22,  11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 25,  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan. 27,  1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed, Jan. 29,  12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Do you enjoy the game Dungeons and Dragons?

Why not drop in to the library and join the action (see details below)

Dungeons and Dragons

Game on! Join in on the action and adventure as we campaign our way through the world of Dungeons and Dragons. We’re playing using 5th Generation Rules and the D&D phone app – no previous experience required. For ages 13-17, in English. Drop-in.


Fridays, January 10, February 7 & 21

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.


*Please note that this program is subject to cancellation, if we do not have experienced Dungeon Masters to lead the games. 

High School Exam Schedule - January 2020

posted Jan 6, 2020, 12:39 PM by David Nash   [ updated Jan 9, 2020, 7:03 AM ]

Please see attached for the upcoming exam schedule.

School Bus Driver Preparatory Course - January 6 - February 7, 2020

posted Dec 12, 2019, 5:50 AM by Kathleen Power

Ottawa is experiencing a school bus driver shortage.  To build capacity in our market, a new School Bus Driver Preparatory Course has been developed in partnership with OCSB, OSTA and local operators.  

The School Bus Driver Preparatory Course is designed to prepare potential candidates to successfully complete training with local school bus operators.  The course covers essential certificates like First Aid, Health and Safety and WHMIS; basic school bus terminology and vehicle components; student behaviour management and sensitivity-training; a ride-along with a professional bus driver/trainer; a tour of dispatch and garage operations; and includes the opportunity to book an interview with potential employers in the Ottawa market. 

See the attached file for further details.

OCSB Children's Choir Performs December 14, 2019

posted Dec 6, 2019, 10:23 AM by Kathleen Power

Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program - Networking Event Friday, November 29th

posted Nov 20, 2019, 8:02 AM by Kathleen Power   [ updated Nov 20, 2019, 8:06 AM ]

  Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP) is dedicated to making Afro-Caribbean Black (ACB) high school, undergraduate, and graduate student experience positive while encouraging them to be confident members of our Ottawa community.  In doing so, ACMP has organized its second annual "More Than Networking" event.

This event will include Afro-Caribbean Black (ACB) and racialized/non-racialized professionals and community members teaching students how to network while also networking with them.  The event will take place on Friday, November 29th, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Carleton University, Robertson Hall Room #608.

For more details see the information below:

School Council Meeting - Monday, November 25th!

posted Nov 19, 2019, 11:03 AM by Kathleen Power

School Council Meeting

                Our next School Council Meeting will be held on 
                Monday, November 25th at 3:00 the office conference room.  
                We hope you can join us.  All are welcome!

Top Marks - November 19th

posted Nov 13, 2019, 10:02 AM by Kathleen Power

A representative will be at the school to assist you with your uniform 
needs on

Tuesday, November 19th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Call customer service at 1-800-667-7105 to book an appointment.

  You can also place your order by contacting them at info@topmarks

 Our school password is: PAT02

H.S. Mid-term Report Cards

posted Nov 13, 2019, 8:09 AM by Kathleen Power

Mid-term Report Cards
for Grades 9 to 12

    Mid-term report cards for high school students will be distributed tomorrow,
 Thursday, November 14th, afternoon.

Grade 7 & 8 Parent-Teacher Interviews - November 7th

posted Oct 31, 2019, 8:04 AM by Kathleen Power

  Parent interviews for grade 7 & 8 students have been scheduled, based on the interview form completed on-line.  Interviews have been scheduled for 10 minute periods between 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7th, 2019.

  Please note that all students (both high school & 7/8) will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, to allow teachers time to prepare for your meeting.

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