Schools Grades 7-12 at the Ottawa Catholic School Board Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - Super User images/brand/sliding-banners/grades-7-12-sliding-banner.jpgIn Grades 7-12, what students discover about themselves can be just as important as what they learn about the outside world.
Programs Samaritans on the Digital Road Thursday, 07 November 2013 - Super User images/brand/sliding-banners/digital-citizenship-sliding-banner.jpg At the Ottawa Catholic School Board, we strive to ensure that our students have access to current technology and that they use digital tools as part of their educational experience....Read more...
Inspired Education Academic Excellence Wednesday, 18 April 2012 - Super User images/inspired-education/November-2013-campaign/academic-sliding-banner.jpgAt the Ottawa Catholic School Board, we believe that academic excellence and student success may look different for each child.
About OCSB Kindergarten Registration Friday, 24 February 2012 - Super User images/brand/sliding-banners/kindergarten-registration-sliding-banner.jpgChildren who will be 4 years old by December 31 of this year are eligible to start Kindergarten in September.
The Ottawa Catholic School Board hosted the Legacy of Hope Foundation’s exhibition “100 Years of Loss” at St. Patrick’s High School to raise awareness about the history and legacy of residential schools. The launch of the exhibit was an evening event, February 18, welcoming representatives from the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, school and community partners as we gathered in a spirit of hope.
The evening was an opportunity to hear the story of survivors and those impacted by the residential schools and inviting us to build new relationships as we move forward. The evening also celebrated Aboriginal culture through music and dance. Over 700 students from 13 of our 15 schools were able to visit the exhibit over a two week period. Those attending included Native Studies classes and other interested classes. Visiting students wrote what they learned through the exhibit on paper doves which were displayed in the exhibition space in the shape of the letters spelling “HOPE.” Some students that viewed the exhibit said that it inspired them to look more deeply into their Aboriginal heritage.
Shailja Verma, manager of Continuing and Community Education has worked hard to make the Ottawa Catholic School Board a forerunner in developing English as a Second Language (ESL) programs thanks to her drive to always ask and answer the question, “What’s next?” She has been involved with ESL for more than 35 years in many capacities.
“My passion is working with newcomers,” said Verma. “My whole life has been working with Adult ESL, government, curriculum development, and looking at what is the best kind of program for someone who is new to Canada to integrate and become an active member of society.”
Grade nine French Immersion student Haley Adams, from All Saints High School, won first prize twice in a Canadian Veteran Remembrance Day Poster Contest. Haley claimed the top spot in both the colour poster category and the black and white category. The presentation ceremony took place on Sunday, January 19th at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kanata. Wish Haley luck, as her work could advance to the national level and be chosen as the posters to promote Remembrance Day activities next year.
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