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Jonathan Juane is the Online Engagement and Multimedia Specialist with the Ottawa Catholic School Board's communications department. He manages the OCSB social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and the OCSB Blog) and supports the organization in a variety of other functions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Communications from Brock University and a Graduate Certificate in Marketing from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Contact Jonathan if you have a good news story we should share on the OCSB blog.
Apr
28

Kelly McKibbin is a United Way Community Builder

Kelly McKibbin (center) was recently honoured with a United Way Community Builder Award at the Ottawa Catholic School Board's Catholic Education Centre.

Devoted, enthusiastic, and committed– three words used to describe the Ottawa Catholic School Board's Kelly McKibbin as she was recently honoured with a United Way Community Builder Award.

On Wednesday, April 26th, Laurence Wall from CBC Radio comically interrupted a staff meeting held in a packed OCSB boardroom to present Kelly with her well-earned award. Appropriately presented during National Volunteer Week, Kelly was celebrated for the many ways she serves to make her community a brighter and better place.

"Kelly McKibbin is one of those people that always says 'yes' to any volunteer activity. Once she says 'yes' what you get is the commitment of a uniquely devoted, enthusiastic, professional and kind volunteer."

Laurence Wall, CBC Radio

In 2016, Kelly co-chaired the OCSB's United Way campaign where she worked tirelessly and collaboratively with a campaign team of almost 100 to raise over $524,000. Thanks in no small part to the motivating work of Kelly and her team, the campaign reached an impressive 80% participation rate among 4,000+ OCSB employees.

Kelly has also been the driving force behind her family's commitment as a summer host family for Waupoos Farm. She embodies the Waupoos theme for everyone who supports the farm: Pray, Work, Play. Whether she's collecting materials and planning meaningful activities for guests, or coming up with fun and creative ways for guests to get the most out of their Waupoos Farm experience, you can count on Kelly to put her heart and soul into her work to ensure everyone has the best time possible.

The Community Builder Award program recognizes individuals who work tirelessly, passionately and collaboratively to make Ottawa a better place in which to live, work and raise a family. Kelly's name will be permanently added to the Wall of Inspiration, located at City Hall and the revealing of the 2017 plaque of award-winners will be in March 2018.

Congratulations, Kelly on your well-earned award!

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Nov
18

We Day helps students focus on serving others

On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, over 16,000 students packed the Canadian Tire Centre in celebration of We Day – an inspiring day where young people get to hear world-renowned speakers and award-winning performers. What's remarkable about this annual event is that you can't buy a ticket to attend. You earn your spot by performing one local and one global action that contributes to changing the world, for the better.

The night before We Day, two OCSB students were given awards for their outstanding contributions to their communities. Matthew Smart, a recent graduate from All Saints High School, was given the Governor General's Sovereign Medal for Volunteers, as was Warner Schaettgen of St. Michael Corkery.

There were countless inspiring stories shared throughout the day, each as unique and moving as the people telling the stories. It's no wonder people often describe We Day as being a life-changing event. Here are five of some of the most impactful messages from this year's We Day:

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise appearance and uplifted students by stating they're not leaders of tomorrow, they're leaders of today.
  • Margaret Trudeau helped break the stigma around mental health by encouraging young people suffering from mental illnesses to "get out there and ask for help."
  • A young girl who was a victim of bullying and stereotyping described how she chose to "rise above" bullying and challenged others to look at each other as so much more than a single label.
  • Mike Downie, brother of Gord Downie from Tragically Hip, held hands with Pearl and Daisy Wenjack, two women who survived living in an Indian Residential school, and said "there is no single solution to reconciliation" and invited listeners to take an active role in the restoration of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.
  • Hani Al Moulia, a photographer, teacher and actor who also happens to be legally blind, challenged our mindsets by inspiring us with his stories of overcoming obstacles.

It's hard to not be bothered every time we turn on the news and hear of the pain and brokenness that is happening throughout the world on a daily basis, but it is definitely encouraging to know there are young people in our city and around the globe who are determined to make a difference and improve our world. Although there may always be pain and suffering, these young leaders in our schools are living out our spiritual theme and being "Good News" in their communities on a regular basis and impacting the world with the love of Christ. That's pretty cool.

Check out our Facebook album from this inspirational day!

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Nov
15

Syrian students from St. Matthew thank Prime Minister

On Thursday, November 3rd, a group of students from St. Matthew High School had the privilege of attending the Prime Minister of Canada's youth town hall in celebration of his government's one year anniversary in office. St. Matthew's cohort of students included members of their student council and grade 10 students currently studying Civics and Careers.

Teacher Tony Lamonica was grateful for the opportunity to bring his students to the town hall as they've been learning about what it means to be a good citizen. The students were introduced to many members of Prime Minister Trudeau's cabinet who encouraged and inspired students to get involved in the democratic process even before they can legally vote.

Two St. Matthew students, Jolien and Abdullah, who were refugees from Syria, were given a unique opportunity to not only ask the Prime Minister a question, but also thanked him and the rest of Canada for the warm welcome that was extended to them when they arrived. Before the event concluded a handful of students were fortunate enough to snap a selfie with the Prime Minister before he left the room. It was a truly remarkable moment for our students to be able to participate in this rich learning opportunity that brought the content they're learning in class to life.

Check out the video of Jolien and Abdullah thanking Prime Minister Trudeau, and see our Facebook album from the event!

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Jun
06

OCSB Students Excel in French Contests

OCSB students excel at this year's provincials

Year after year, students from the Ottawa Catholic School Board have been excelling in French contests, and this year was no exception! From national video contest to public speaking competitions, our students have been rising to the challenge and we're very happy to celebrate their accomplishments.

PROVINCIAL PUBLIC SPEAKING WINNERS:

The provincial competition in French public speaking is always very tough in Ontario. The annual competition organized by Canadian Parents for French was held this May at York University's bilingual campus, Glendon College. This year, only two Ottawa students were able to crack the top 3 in their categories, and both of them happened to be from OCSB high schools! St. Patrick's High School's Charlyse Katako claimed second place in the grade 12 Francophone category and took home a $250 cash prize. Grade 10 St. Francis Xavier High School student Kelsey McHugh claimed first place and a $500 cash prize in the grade 10 Immersion category for her speech "Qui blâmer au campus universitaire."

​Charlyse Katako from St. Patrick's High School claimed second prize in the Francophone category at this year's Ontario French Public Speaking Competition.

Kelsey McHugh (holding plaque) from St. Francis Xavier High School took first place in the grade 10 French Immersion category at this year's Ontario French Public Speaking Competition.

"Overall, this was an amazing experience. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to express information regarding a topic I am passionate about: sexual assault on university campuses. My speech, entitled "Qui blâmer au campus universitaire" explored the rising trend in sexual assaults on Canadian university campuses, and the negative consequences that severely impact the victims and the campus community. It discussed the lack of defense policies present in these post secondary establishments, and how the media provokes various social stigmas to arise, concerning how assault victims are perceived and treated. I was inspired by an American documentary, named "The Hunting Ground", that pushed me to research the issue present on Canadian campuses. It baffles me that this issue is concealed, almost as if it did not exist at all. I hope to continue creating awareness about this heinous crime, especially to a teenage audience, for a campus will likely become our daily environment in the next coming years.
I would like to thank my French teacher for mentoring me throughout this process, and my parents for supporting me at the competitions. I hope to participate in the Concours next year, giving me the opportunity to engage myself further into the French language."

- Kelsey McHugh, grade 10 French Immersion student from St. Francis Xavier High School
Winner of Ontario French Public Speaking Contest
Four OCSB students win $4,000 scholarships through national French video contest

NATIONAL VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS:

L'Association canadienne des professeurs d'immersion française held a contest for grade 9-12 students called "Immersion clip" and four of our students were recognized with $4,000 scholarship to be used at Ottawa, St. Paul, Sudbury or St. Anne universities. The challenge was to create a 30-90 second video on the topic of "social media and my virtual identity." Congratulations to the following winners:


Congratulations and "félicitations" to all of our students who represented the Ottawa Catholic School Board so well in various French competitions throughout this academic year.​

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May
10

Capping off #CathEdWeek with dance & song!

Students from all over the Ottawa Catholic School Board displayed their talents on stage for #CathEdWeek 2016!

Last week's Catholic Education Week was jam-packed with activities and events at all of our schools throughout the city. Two board-wide events that featured the vibrant talent of our students include the dance showcase and our annual choral celebration.

The theme for this year's dance showcases was "Dance Around the World" and stretched over three days at three of our high schools. The showcases featured some phenomenal performances from OCSB dance enthusiasts of all ages. Have you had a chance to see the Star Wars dance clip by St. Cecilia we posted on our Facebook page?

To wrap the whole week up in song, we closed off #CathEdWeek in the Notre Dame High School auditorium with our annual choral celebration featuring beautiful singing presentations from our very talented school choirs. This year the choirs did something fun and switched things around! Instead of the parents sitting in the audience and the choirs singing on the stage for the big finale, all of the students stayed in their seats and the parents watched from the stage!

See more photos from these events in our Facebook album.

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May
04

#CathEdWeek Mass and Awards Presentation

This year's recipients of Director of Education Commendation Awards and the Stephen H. Richardson Memorial Award pictured with Director of Education, Denise Andre and Archbishop Prendergast.

Our annual Catholic Education Week Mass was held on Tuesday, May 3rd, hosted at the Notre Dame Cathedral in downtown Ottawa. Most Reverend Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. presided the Celebration of the Eucharist.

Following the Mass was the presentation of the Director of Education Commendation Awards, presented to outstanding role models in the Ottawa Catholic School Board. The Stephen H. Richardson Memorial Award was also presented, and this year Cathy Jeffrey was recognized for exemplifying the Board's Gospel values of Stewardship, Partnership and Excellence. This year was quite special in the fact that we celebrated 25 years of Director Commendation Awards and 15 years of the Stephen H. Richardson Award.

Congratulations and thank you to all of these employees who demonstrate devotion and service in Catholic Education! See pictures of all 31 award recipients in our Facebook album!

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May
03

#CathEdWeek 2016 is here!

Students from St. Pius X High School gather for Mass in celebration of Catholic Education Week

This week is a very special week in our school communities– it's Catholic Education Week! On Monday, May 2nd, our high schools kicked off #CathEdWeek by participating in a province-wide Mass. Throughout the week, fun events and celebrations will take place at each and every one of our schools. It's a great opportunity to see faith-based education in action. Take a look at the events happening in your school community in our Catholic Education Week Activity Booklet.

The theme for this year's Catholic Education Week takes inspiration from the "Year of Mercy," as announced by Pope Francis as "a time of grace, peace, conversion and joy." If you aren't able to stop by one of the events in your school community, make sure to follow the action online by checking out the #CathEdWeek hashtag on Twitter, or seeing our posts on our Facebook page

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Apr
20

Celebrating Excellence at the OCSB

St. Paul High School played host to the annual OCSB event, Celebrating Excellence. This heartwarming event celebrates and recognizes the strengths, talents and contributions of some of the OCSB's most exceptional students. One student from each school who benefits from special education programs and services was recognized for their outstanding contribution to their school community. The students are chosen to receive the award because they exemplify one or more of the Gospel values: Faith, Hope, Love, Community, Justice, Dignity of Persons, Excellence and Stewardship of Creation.

Sky Keyes shows her bright, friendly, and infectious smile at the annual OCSB Celebrates Event
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Luca Matricardi poses with his family right before accepting his award.

Sky Keyes, a Grade 3 student from St. Martin de Porres School was chosen as the recipient from her school this year. She is well known as one of the friendliest students in the school and was honoured for the Gospel value of Love. Her good nature and enthusiasm are infectious, and many find it hard not to smile when Sky is around.

The winner from St. Stephen School was Luca Matricardi, a bright young student selected for modelling the Gospel value of Faith. He is known and loved by staff and students alike and loves to share stories. He regularly offers support to his classmates when needed and enjoys helping younger students in the school.

Every OCSB school participates in the Celebrating Excellence event which has been taking place since before 2000. It's a great opportunity to celebrate the talents and contributions these outstanding students make to our school communities.

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Apr
12

Opening Doors of Mercy at the OCSB

Last March, Pope Francis announced that a special Jubilee Year of Mercy would take place from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016. During this holy year, he encouraged parishes, schools and families to participate by learning about and demonstrating God's mercy to one another. After only a few months into the Year of Mercy, schools within the Ottawa Catholic School Board have eagerly responded to the challenge by actively embarking on a spiritual journey, opening "doors of mercy" throughout our community.

Every school in the OCSB was given a "passport" with information and resources to help them better understand what it means to be merciful and spark creativity so they could take action in their community by showing the mercy of God to others. Through scripture passages, prayers and examples of saints who've demonstrated profound mercy, our staff and students have come up with ideas of purposeful and random acts of mercy. Some of the other ways our school communities are engaging in the Year of Mercy include decorating or marking the frame of a prominent doorway in their school as a threshold into a place of mercy. Some grade 6 students preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation also went on a "pilgrimage" to their high school chapel to celebrate a Liturgy of Mercy.


With many months still to come, the result of this challenge has been nothing short of beautiful. Our school communities have found creative ways to "feed the hungry", "clothe the naked" and "comfort the afflicted." Many have gone above and beyond in demonstrating compassion to those who need it, and have learned more about the mercy and compassion God has for us in the process. To see more, we invite you to follow the hashtag #OCSBmercy on social media.
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Mar
31

Retired OCSB teacher celebrates 100th birthday!

Retired OCSB teacher, Kathryn Wake turned 100 years old on March 26, 2016.

On March 26th, Kathryn M. Wake, a retired teacher from our Board celebrated her 100th birthday! Kathryn retired from St. Bernard School in 1981 and was able to celebrate her special day with some of her former colleagues from St. Bernard's. These former colleagues remain great friends to this day! 

Her granddaughter, Cathryn Wake, also happens to be a teacher at Our Lady of Peace School in our Board and says that she is honoured to follow in the footsteps of such a dedicated Catholic educator. Congratulations Kathryn, we wish you all the best in your 101st year of life!

Retired OCSB teacher, Kathryn Wake celebrates her 100th birthday with former colleagues from St. Bernard School.
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Feb
24

Immaculata students cook up encouragement

An Immaculata student working hard to prepare a healthy meal for a student in need.

Angela Bradley is the senior office administrator at Immaculata High School, and her son was recently undergoing radioactive iodine treatments for thyroid cancer. Her son needed to be on a very strict and limiting diet leading up to, during, and following his cancer treatments. No dairy, no fish, nothing processed, nothing store bought, everything from scratch, no salt and no spices. 

Looking for advice on meal options to feed her son, Angela reached out to Brandy Kozowy, Immaculata's hospitality teacher,but had no idea how much love would soon be poured out from her Immaculata family onto her son.

Brandy Kozowy, who also happens to be a Red Seal chef, saw this as a valuable learning opportunity for her students where they could learn the basics of making healthy, organic meals that are gluten-free, dairy-free, salt-free, non-processed, with everything made from scratch.

With funding provided by Angela, Ms. Kozowy's students made a breakfast, a snack, a dinner and a special golden milk or smoothie during each class for her to bring home to her son at the end of each day. Attached to each container of food was a personalized, encouraging post-it note saying things like "You got this Bud!" "Be strong!" "You'll love this...it's my favourite!" "You're amazing!"

Ms. Kozowy has proudly remarked how engaged and focused her students have been on this project. Their sense of purpose, desire to help, and a newly-formed compassion to learn about healthy meals has made a positive impact on their school family. One of the students in Ms. Kozowy's class who plays on the football team was going to miss his cooking class due to an early dismissal for their semi-final game, but he didn't want to miss his contribution to the meal that day, so he cooked through his lunch hour and even kept the football bus waiting for him so he could finish what he was doing.

"My heart is bursting with immense gratitude not only for the wondrous food prepared for my son, but also for the genuine interest the students have put into the well being of my son"

-Angela Bradley, senior office administrator at Immaculata High School
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Feb
11

A cultural celebration of the Lunar New Year

The Ottawa Catholic School Board's Continuing and Community Education Department recently hosted an event in celebration of the Lunar New Year. This educational experience gave staff and members of our community the opportunity to learn about Chinese and Korean traditions as they celebrate "Chinese New Year."

The boardroom at the Catholic Education Centre we beautifully decorated with bright red and gold decorations which set the perfect tone for staff to experience and appreciate the celebration that many Asian families in our community would have participated in this weekend in celebration of "the year of the monkey." With dragon dancers, Chinese calligraphers and Korean origami experts leading live demonstrations, staff were able to learn and experience the richness of these cultures firsthand.

View more photos on our OCSB Facebook Page.

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Feb
01

Embarking on a journey of faith in Kindergarten

With Kindergarten registration opening at OCSB schools last month, many parents have been asking about how faith is incorporated into our classrooms. At the Ottawa Catholic School Board, we recognize that the faith journey is a personal, ongoing process that strengthens and grows over time when nourished with love and care. In our schools the journey begins in Kindergarten, where students are introduced to faith-based materials in an interactive, play-based learning environment.

Kindergarten teacher Michelle Boudreau and Early Childhood Educator Rebecca Willemsen-Shackleton from St. Stephen School in Stittsville describe what the faith journey looks like in their classroom. "We support our students' faith journey by giving them access to faith-based resources, leading by example, and being open to learn from them so we can grow in our own personal faith."

A key focal point in their classroom is an interactive religion table with materials to help their students learn and grow. With weekly gospel lessons and craft activities to learn about God's work and fun books in French and English to be reminded of God's goodness, these educators are watering seeds of faith on a regular basis.

"We also recognize the importance of 'walking the talk' so we try hard to lead by example throughout the day in how we act and treat others in relation to our faith," said Mme Boudreau. This can be seen in the large container on the table that says "God's Bucket," referencing the popular book "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" which encourages kids to fill the buckets of others with acts of kindness, but in this case, they fill God's bucket with acts of kindness and mercy.

Ms. Willemsen-Shackleton adds "everyday, I feel that I need to jump into my faith more and more so that I am prepared to answer the wonderful faith questions my students ask... I want to know more so that I can experience the same wonder that I see in my students when they are learning about Jesus."

Both educators agreed that the most rewarding aspects of supporting the faith journey of their students is in seeing the children get excited about their faith, and putting their faith to practice in their play throughout the day. "We often hear how our faith lessons spill over into other areas of their young lives and how they share these messages with their family and friends," continued Ms. Willemsen-Shackleton.

As the students continue on through other grades, our hope is that their seeds of faith continue to grow and mature with the help of our caring and supportive staff. We aim to support the development of students that embody Catholic Graduate Expectations who contribute in meaningful ways to the world around them. To learn more information about registering your child for Kindergarten at an OCSB school, visit ocsb.ca/kindergarten.


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Jan
26

Brid McDonald wins national principal award

Brid McDonald, named one of Canada's Outstanding Principals for 2016

St. Patrick's High School's Brid McDonald was named one of Canada's Outstanding Principals™ for 2016. Every year, principals from across the country are nominated by their peers, school staff and community members with finalists narrowed down by a national selection committee. She is among 40 exceptional Canadian educators who are being celebrated by The Learning Partnership for demonstrating innovation, having an entrepreneurial spirit and for employing creativity in finding solutions and opportunities.

Brid will join the ranks of other illustrious OCSB Principals who have won this award: Jim Rogers (2015), Jane Hill (2013), Jennifer Oake (2012), Tom D'Amico (2007) and Eugene Milito (2005). She is also now a member of the National Academy of Canada's Outstanding Principals™, which now boasts almost 400 members. The National Academy offers principals ongoing networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities so they can constantly enhance their leadership skills.

"The strength of our world-renowned public education system is built on great principals, who are educators, managers and leaders in their schools and communities," says Akela Peoples, President and CEO of The Learning Partnership. "These dedicated principals contribute tremendously to creating nurturing learning environments to enable all students to succeed. We are delighted to celebrate their achievement and contribution, and recognize them as important leaders in Canadian society."

All 40 winners will be recognized at the 12th annual Canada's Outstanding Principals™ gala on February 23rd, 2016, in Toronto. They will also benefit from an exclusive five-day executive leadership training program at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. They will also participate in a "Changing World of Work" day where they learn about today's workforce from notable business leaders.

"In Education, we are on sacred ground.  We are charged with the growth and development of young people who become the voice of our future.  By honouring the unique voice of each student and teacher, we have the ability to create a learning environment where all can grow and accomplish goals."

Brid McDonald, Principal of St. Patrick's High School

A profile of an outstanding principal

Brid McDonald began her career in education 25 years ago as a teacher with the Ottawa Catholic School Board, and joined St. Patrick's High School in 2013. She has served as a secondary school principal for the past 10 years, and has made a tremendous impact on the school and local community. Here are some of the reason's Brid was highlighted as an outstanding principal:

  • She believes a school should be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable, and adopted the mantra "what is essential for some is good for all."
  • She supported the establishment of a school Robotics program, winning accolades across the country.
  • She created a Literacy Committee to increase success rate for Grade 10 students writing the provincial literacy test, realizing an impressive 10% increase in the success rate.
  • She was selected as one of 10 principals in Ontario to sit on the Minister of Education's Principal Reference Group to help address challenges in education.
  • She chaired the Aboriginal Education Steering Committee and hosted a "Legacy of Hope" event to promote awareness and understanding about the legacy of residential schools and its impact.

"Brid is a Catholic leader of tremendous vision, energy, and exemplary follow through.  Her faith is evident in all that she does, and she is a true role model for students, staff, and the greater school community.  She inspires other staff members to see the best in every student and supports them in ensuring students are very well served."

Denise Andre, OCSB Director of Education
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Dec
21

A meaningful Advent at St. John Paul II School

The staff and students at St. John Paul II School recognize that many people have a difficult time getting through the Christmas season, including families in their own school community. That's why they've been working hard throughout the season of Advent to make this season a meaningful time for everyone in their community through acts of kindness and mercy.

St. John Paul II School gathered for a Christmas meal to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus on Wednesday, December 16th. "We've been organizing this event for about six years now," said Office Administrator Helen Featherston. "For some of our students, this is their Christmas dinner, so it's a very special time for our community."

The school gym was decorated to the nines featuring a beautiful Nativity scene created by grade 1/2 teacher Rebecca Pereira that included a garland of stars decorated by every student in the school and a life-sized manger with strips of hay made out of construction paper.

The students kicked off the Jubilee year of Mercy, declared by Pope Francis on December 8th, by demonstrating the mercy of God to others in simple and effective ways. "During the season of Advent, students were encouraged to perform acts of kindness and mercy to others and write down what they did on these strips of hay" said Pereira. "The strips of hay were meant to soften baby Jesus' bed with kindness and mercy."

With kindness and mercy in the air, the mood was set for a Christmas feast! Moments after Principal, Sean Crookshank made the announcement for students to come down to the gym, the halls were buzzing with joyful students eager to share a delicious meal with their classmates. It was a truly heart-warming event as the kindergarten students led the whole school in saying grace. Special guests and volunteers including City Councillor Tim Tierney and OCSB Director of Education Denise Andre were on hand to serve the students their Christmas meal. It was a truly wonderful event as the whole community gathered to share in the blessing of a delicious Christmas feast.

View more photos on the Ottawa Catholic School Board Facebook page.

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Sep
25

"Innovation that Sticks" at the OCSB


The Canadian Education Association recently selected the Ottawa Catholic School Board as the winning district in their "Innovation that Sticks" case study program. Out of 35 school boards across Canada, the OCSB was selected to participate in their project. 

As we reflect on our Board's journey over the last five years, the transformation has been incredible. In 2010, the main form of technology in our classrooms was an overhead projector and we had minimal and limited interaction outside our schools.

-Denise Gotell, Principal at St. Thomas More School
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Sep
21

Fred Fox continues his brother's message of hope

Fred Fox high-fiving students at St. Gregory School

Students at St. Gregory School were in for a treat on Friday when Terry Fox's older brother Fred came to speak to them about his brother's Marathon of Hope. Fred's message was simple and effective. He focused on the fact that Terry was just an average kid like them, yet able to do extraordinary things. Fred's message inspired kids by letting them know they can do similar things as Terry if they set goals and put a lot of effort into their dreams. 

Just like Terry, always set goals and never ever give up on your dreams.

by Fred Fox
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Jul
31

OCSB participates in TRC closing ceremonies

The Ottawa Catholic School Board was honoured to participate in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's closing ceremonies held at Rideau Hall on June 3, 2015. Take a look at the video highlights of this powerful event that featured a very special performance by members of our OCSB Choirs.

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