This past November, Ottawa’s Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) was awarded the Healthy and Thriving Award at the Growing Up Great Awards luncheon! The Growing Up Great Awards celebrate people, programs and organizations in our community that work to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families. They recognize those that have demonstrated their commitment to making sure children and youth in Ottawa achieve their full potential. The Healthy and Thriving Award is presented annually for exceptional commitment to ensuring that every child’s basic needs are met.
The Ottawa Catholic School Board has elected Trustee Elaine McMahon as Chairperson of the Board and Trustee Betty-Ann Kealey as Vice-Chairperson for the coming year. The Board’s Annual General Meeting was held Tuesday, December 2 at the Catholic Education Centre.
Chairperson McMahon is new in her role as trustee, but is well known to the Board as a long-time teacher. She is the Past President of Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association. “I am looking forward to continuing to work tirelessly for Catholic education. Why Catholic schools exist will be self-evident by our actions,” said Ms McMahon.
Holy Trinity Catholic High School was recently one of 27 schools recently awarded the 2014 Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement. It is given to schools who effectively use EQAO results and data to enhance and support the education of its students. The schools are chosen for their demonstration of leadership, proactive initiatives and sincere efforts to help every child succeed. A school team composed of the school’s principal, teachers and parents were invited to attend a recognition ceremony that took place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, in Toronto. Way to go Holy Trinity!