On October 9, automotive students at Notre Dame High School school, CAA North & East Ontario (CAA NEO) and United Way Ottawa donated a 2003 Jeep Liberty to Christie Lake Kids. For the past few years, the vehicle had been used as a promotional automobile for CAA NEO, and it was time for the Jeep to be driven for a good cause. The Notre Dame students helped overhaul and completely fix up the car, with the help of Donnelly Ford, Bemac Auto Body, Dilawri Chrysler Dodge Jeep and NAPA Auto Parts.
On October 7, despite the rainy weather, local politicians, Ottawa Catholic School Board staff, and representatives from the parish, architectural and building firms came together to celebrate the construction of a new OCSB school - Avalon Catholic Elementary School! Opening in September 2015, the OCSB’s newest school, located at 2300 Esprit Drive in Cumberland, will house about 350 students from kindergarten to grade 6, and graduating students will go on to St. Peter High School.
This summer, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association’s (OECTA) Summer Institute offered a number of math and technology sessions designed to educate teachers. The sessions lasted 15 hours over three days, and were available to OECTA members teaching in Ontario’s Catholic elementary and secondary schools. With 774 participants this summer, all departments were represented. Upon completing a course, teachers received an OECTA PD Certificate for their Professional Teaching Portfolios!