Discover our School

Our school respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral, traditional and unceded Indigenous territory of the Algonquin Peoples, on whose territory we pray, learn, play and work.

St. Patrick’s Family Creed

  1. We strive for academic excellence by believing in our ability to do well.

  2. We have a positive attitude and play an important role by recognizing our God-given talents and using them to positively impact our Irish family.

  3. We are ambassadors for our school by promoting the events and achievements that make us proud.

  4. Our Irish family provides guidance and safety through support, trust, mutual respect, and love.

  5. We treat our school as our home, by showing respect, promoting safety and happiness through a judgement- free environment.

  6. We give back to our Irish family by donating our time and resources.

  7. We resolve our differences by communicating, accepting, and forgiving.

  8. We celebrate our diversity by being respectful and sensitive towards each other.

The history of St. Pat's

St. Patrick's College High School opened its doors in 1929 when it was founded by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. While the school site has moved several times over the years, the St. Patrick's Irish has been a strong member of the Ottawa community. In honour of the contributions of the school, the Canadian Crown officially recognized the Armorial Bearings (arms and flag) of the school.

Our rich history includes many of our young students going to participate in the war effort during the Second World War. Our Boys of St. Pat's, who walked our hallways and who demonstrated such bravery and courage continue to inspire us today. We invite you to explore an important part of our history by reading the Stories of the Boys of St. Pat's and learning about the War Memorial that is hosted within our school.

Above all, St. Pat's is a home to our Irish family. The school welcomes a diverse and vibrant community who become family when they become part of the school community. The family values of Respect, Collaboration, Excellence and Mindset are the guiding principles that we follow each day.

Grade 7-8 Timetable

All students are expected to be seated, ready to begin class, when the final bell rings for each period.

First Bell - 8:25

Homebase — 8:30 - 8:35

Period 1 — 8:35 - 9:25

Period 2 — 9:30 - 10:20

Period 3 — 10:25 - 11:15

Period 4 — 11:20 - 12:10

Lunch — 12:10 - 12:50

Gr. 7 lunch is 12:10-12:30 followed by recess

G.r 8 lunch starts with recess and then lunch is 12:30 - 12:50

Period 5 — 12:55 - 1:45

Period 6 — 1:50 - 2:40

Grade 9-12 Timetable

All students are expected to be seated, ready to begin class, when the final bell rings for each period.

Our schedule for the fall of 2020 is different. Please view it in this document: HS Class Schedule - Fall 2020

When we are able to resume a regular schedule, the following timetable will apply:

First Bell - 8:25

Homeroom — 8:30 - 8:40

Period 1 — 8:40 - 9:55

Period 2 — 10:00 - 11:15

Lunch — 11:15 - 12:00

Period 3 — 12:05 - 1:20

Period 4 — 1:25 - 2:40

Our Learning Commons

The Learning Commons (Library) is equipped with a full selection of books, periodicals, and multi-media resources. Computers are available for students to use for work and research. The Learning Commons is often used for class project research and presentations.

Learning Commons Staff: C. Sferrazza & T. Partridge

Usage of the Learning Commons

  • The hours are 8:00 – 3:30. On occasion the Learning Commons is closed for special events.

  • Eat & drink in the Commons! Students are expected to respect the Learning Commons and clean up after themselves. Drinks must have lids.

  • Students may borrow a maximum of 5 items at a time for 2 weeks and may be renewed.

  • The Library fine for overdue materials is 20 cents a day.

  • Overdue library materials and/or unpaid fines will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges and the use of the Learning Commons.

  • Students are responsible for the replacement of lost or damaged books and materials.

  • During class time only students on Study Hall, or those with permission from a teacher, may use the Learning Commons.

  • The school’s policies for responsible computer and internet use, and academic integrity, apply to the Learning Commons resources.

Collection

The Learning Commons has a wide variety of material for students including:

  • Reference, Non-fiction, Fiction – we have books in English, French and Spanish, Quick Read, Graphic Novels and Easy reader.

Resources

The Learning Commons has the following for students to use:

  • Computers (with OpenOffice not Microsoft Office)

  • Printer (fees apply)

  • Photocopier (fees apply)

  • Smart Board

  • Kobo eReaders

  • Netbooks

Kobos and Netbooks may be borrowed by students who have submitted the Learning Commons Technology Permission form signed by their parents/guardians.

Cafeteria

The school cafeteria is run by Chartwells.

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

As well as the daily specials, our cafeteria staff provide a variety of items daily; such as sunshine breakfast, grilled cheese, bagels with cream cheese, muffins, brownies, pasta salad, baked fries, cheese burgers, Jamaican patties, and frozen yogurt.

You will definitely want to pay them a visit.

Policies and procedures

Safe Schools Policies

These are currently being updated for the 2020-2021 school year.

Bullying Prevention Plan

Progressive Discipline Policy

St. Patrick's Code of Conduct

Uniform Policy

St. Patrick's students are expected to be in uniform at all times. Uniforms can be purchased dirctly from our supplier, TOP MARKS, and will be delivered to the student's home. Online ordering includes free shipping and returns. Order by June 30 to ensure your uniform arrinves by September.

Uniform Ordering Information

Spirituality

Our school has a chapel that is open daily for all students and staff.

Virtual Chapel

Dr. Joe has created a Virtual Chapel that you are welcome to visit. It changes regularly so check back often.

Chaplaincy Department

Our school's current Chaplaincy Leader is Joe Rogers.

Chaplain's Message

Welcome to the St. Patrick’s High School Chaplaincy office.

The role of Catholic School Chaplaincy is to provide faith leadership inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a spirit of hospitality, solidarity and respect for all.

Our services include:

  • Daily prayer for staff and students

  • Liturgical celebrations in keeping with the liturgical seasons

  • Communal prayer and reconciliation services

  • Spiritual retreats for students and staff

  • Faith development workshops for students

  • Faith leadership workshops for staff

  • Character formation and religious education resources for religion teachers

  • Pastoral accompaniment for students, staff and families

  • Coordination of school-wide social justice initiatives and sustainability projects.

The chaplaincy office is located in room 220 and is open every day between 8:00am. 3:00pm.

Appointments are available outside regular office hours upon request.

Parish links

Our school community is served by

Immaculate Heart of Mary parish.
1758 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa ON K1G 0G6
613-733-9636
Email: ihmparish@rogers.com