School News & Announcements

Mass for the Graduating Class - Thursday, June 8th

posted by Kathleen Power

Graduation Liturgy
Thursday, June 8, 2017 @9:00 a.m.

Parents/Guardians, you are invited to join us for a liturgy of thanksgiving in honour of the 2017 graduating class of St. Patrick's High School.  Students are encouraged to dress in "business casual" for this special occasion.

The graduation liturgy will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 8th.  Following the liturgy a light luncheon will be served in the cafetorium.

We look forward to having you join us in prayer and celebration.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Chaplaincy Leader, Geoff Guitard at 613-733-0501 ext. 407.

Parent Council Meeting - May 30th!

posted May 19, 2017, 11:51 AM by Kathleen Power

Parent Council Meeting 
Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m.

There will be a Parent Council meeting on Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room, off the main office.  This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about what is happening during the remainder of the school year at St. Patrick's High School. We hope you will join us!

Support "Bill Paynter Fitness Centre"

posted May 1, 2017, 10:28 AM by Kathleen Power

Please donate and support the “Bill Paynter Fitness Centre”

I AM VERY EXCITED to announce that your Alumni Association, in partnership with the high school, will be honouring long time teacher, coach, and distinguished alumnus, Bill Paynter. Known by many over the years at the Echo Drive and Campanile campuses, Bill was asked by Fr. Harold Conway to join the St. Pat’s faculty in the early 1960s to modernize the athletic program and make it an integral part of the school curriculum. Besides regular Phys Ed classes in the old Echo Drive gym, he conceived and created a Student Athletic Association to effectively organize, manage, coach and referee an extensive list of intramural sports across all grades. A leader on sports fields and in boardrooms on numerous municipal and provincial athletic committees, Bill was always an advocate for the student and the value of athletics in their development. Many elements of his curriculum and athletic program remain today. 

On June 6th, at the annual St. Pat’s Athletic Banquet, we will be dedicating the “Bill Paynter Fitness Centre” in honour of his years of dedication to athletic excellence and leadership. It is our goal to ensure the “Bill Paynter Fitness Centre” — located on the second floor of the high school — is the best in the city. The centre contains weight machines, free weights, and in 2018 will have spin bikes donated by the St. Pat’s Intermediate school. 

We are currently raising funds to supplement the equipment in the centre. Well-known real estate developer and philanthropist, John Ruddy has made a generous donation to kickstart our campaign. WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  Donations (complete with tax receipt) may be made to “Friends of St. Pat’s” and mailed to the address below. 

There will be a reception for Bill and his family as well as alumni. Stay tuned for more information! 

Go Irish! 
George Brown President, Alumni Association
St. Pat’s Alumni Association (Bill Paynter Fitness Centre)
2525 Alta Vista Dr. Ottawa, ON K1V 7T3

See the attached St. Pat's Newsletter for further details.

Coffee House For Cancer - May 5, 2017

posted Apr 26, 2017, 11:53 AM by Kathleen Power

Coffee House for Cancer
May 5, 2017

This year, the students and staff continue to show their commitment to making a difference in our community by hosting our 15th annual event for cancer research on Friday, May 5th, 2017 in the form of a coffee house.  Over the last fourteen years, our events have raised $200,000.00 for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.  Our goal this year is to raise over $1,000.00

We are reaching out for your support in our endeavour to reach this goal.  100% of all funds raised will go directly to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.  Though the coffee house can only be attended by current students, you can make donations online through our school website and together we can help those fighting cancer and make a difference in their lives!

Momentum Challenge, May 12, 2017

posted Apr 25, 2017, 7:44 AM by Kathleen Power

St. Patrick's High School is very happy to announce that they will be hosting

"Momentum Dance Challenge 2017"
on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10.00

This year, Momentum is able to make the event free to enter.  Therefore by purchasing a ticket, you will be supporting our dance program even more.  We hope you will consider joining us as this is an event you don't want to miss.

Momentum Dance Challenge is not a dance competition. It is a dance gathering of high school dance talent, performing for an audience of our community, to the best of their abilities. The top performing team, evaluated by dance professionals, will be not be rewarded with a trophy or money. Their commitment will be recognized as a guest performing group at the Culture Shock Dance Showcase Weekend, June 23 & 24, 2017. Isn’t that awesome?

Brain Health Forum - Wednesday, May 3rd

posted Apr 20, 2017, 8:38 AM by Kathleen Power

On Wednesday, May 3, St. Patrick's High School and St. Patrick's Intermediate School  Parent Council
invite you to their  Brain Health Forum,

This event will take place at St. Patrick's High School (2525 Alta Vista Drive...corner of Alta Vista Dr. and Heron Rd.) from 6 p.m. to 9pm.  There will be refreshments available as you browse our information booths from local organizations. There will also be two presentations from both Epilepsy Ottawa and the Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley.

Complimentary childcare will be provided.  We hope you can join us! To register, please access this link:


School Climate Survey

posted Apr 18, 2017, 6:29 AM by Kathleen Power   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 6:32 AM ]

School Climate Survey Parent Information Letter

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Every two years the Ministry of Education requires that we conduct a School Climate Survey where we  ask students, staff, and families to give input on the environment in our school. In Catholic schools, our  Catholic teaching on the dignity of the human person is the starting point for all issues of diversity .  Catholic schools strive to create an environment where all members of the school community feel safe, welcomed, included and valued.

We need your voice
As parents and guardians, we value your voice and ask for your input as we continue to build positive school climates. We encourage you to take 10 minutes to complete our survey and ask that each family complete only one survey for each of the schools the children in your family attend. Each survey is linked to the school your child attends.

Please click this link for the parent survey: (or simply click on the homepage tab above)

All students in Grades 4-12 will complete a similar survey at school. The student survey measures safety,  bullying, equity, inclusivity and student well-being. Our school staff will also complete a survey.  

The surveys will help in-school teams determine school needs, make decisions on improving the climate of our school, as well as help to determine whether programs are effective at improving the school climate.  

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the school. We look forward to hearing your feedback regarding our school’s climate.

This survey will also be available in the following languages: Arabic, French, Simple Mandarin and Spanish. Please contact your principal to receive a paper copy in the language of your preference.

                                                                    This survey will be available for completion until May 5, 2017.
Brid McDonald

Street Name Changes and Civic Number Changes

posted Apr 11, 2017, 5:27 AM by Kathleen Power

The City of Ottawa has made a number of street name and civic address changes.  Home addresses and unended Transportation addresses for Active or Pre-registered students have been updated in PowerSchool on your behalf. 

These Street Name changes are as follows:

Sellers Crt to Smugglers Crt

Billings Ave (from Riverside Dr to dead end) to Sarah BillIngs Pl

Lees Ave 201-243 (Hurdman Rd to Robinson Ave) to Robinson Ave 138-96

Beauchamp Ave to Scott-Dupuis Way
(civic addresses also changed for Beauchamp Ave 896-900 to Scott-Dupuis Way 900-904)

Riddell Dr 685-1091 to Cameron Harvey Dr 285-691

Jockvale Rd 3392-3773 (from Longfields Dr to Prince of Wales Dr) to Longfields Dr 2393 to 2874 

Kilborn Ave to Lamira St
(civic addresses also changed for Kilborn Ave 1221 -1229 to Lamira St 2180-2188)

Graduates of 2017 - Important Deadlines...

posted Apr 10, 2017, 9:12 AM by Kathleen Power

Graduates of 2017
 Important Upcoming Deadlines

Graduation Fee:    You are running out of time to pay your graduation fee.  You only have until Thursday, May 11th.  The fee is $50.00 and can be paid conveniently on-line, using your school cash online account or to Mr. Bellefeuille in room 122.  

Prom Fee:    Prom tickets are now on sale for an early-bird price of $70.00, until Friday May 12, 2017.  You can purchase your tickets on-line, through your school cash online account or to Mr. Brinkworth, Mrs. Stewart in the math office or Mrs. Barlow in the resource room.  The ticket price will increase to $75.00 on May 15th until May 26th.  No prom tickets will be sold after May 26th. 

Community Service Hours:    To be eligible to attend prom, your community service hours must be completed and submitted to Student Services by Friday May 26, 2017.

Valedictorian:    Students wishing to be considered for Valedictorian must submit a one page reflection, answering the question "I should be valedictorian because..." by May 17th at noon.

Take care of the above as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment later.

OK Clean Water Project Fashion Show - April 24, 2017

posted Apr 5, 2017, 7:27 AM by Kathleen Power

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