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OCSB News from the Boardroom

Board Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during the regular school year, from September to June, with the exception of December. In December, the Annual General Meeting will be held the first Tuesday and the Regular Board Meeting on the third Tuesday. All meetings are open to the public, and take place in the Boardroom of the Catholic Education Centre (CEC) at 570 West Hunt Club Road in Nepean. After each meeting, our Communications Department produces a blog post summarizing major Board decisions (formerly known as Spotlight).
Update on Return to School – July 9, 2020

Update on Return to School – July 9, 2020

There have been many media reports and speculation about what the fall will look like for schools.  Please know that our staff continue to prepare for a safe return to school for everyone in September. Return to School - five days a week The preference of the Ottawa...

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News From the Boardroom – June 23, 2020

News From the Boardroom – June 23, 2020

Did you miss our Board Meeting on June 23, 2020? Not to worry, here are highlights from the meeting. Watch Full Meeting on YouTube. Erin Donahue-Boyle - Schulich Leader Scholarship Winner Grade 12, Notre Dame High School student, Erin Donahue-Boyle, is a 2020...

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News from the Boardroom June 9, 2020

News from the Boardroom June 9, 2020

Did you miss our Board Meeting on June 9, 2020? Not to worry, here are highlights from the meeting. Watch Full Meeting on YouTube. St. Peter High School Student Kinsley Jura 2020 Loran Scholar Photo sourced from CBC. Kinsley Jura, a St. Peter High School Student, is a...

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News from the Boardroom – May 26, 2020

News from the Boardroom – May 26, 2020

Did you miss our Board Meeting on May 26, 2020? Not to worry, here are highlights from the meeting. Watch Full Meeting on YouTube. 2020-2021 Student Trustees Nyameer Gony from St. Pius X High School and Patrick Bennett from St. Mark High School are the new 2020-2021...

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News from the Boardroom – May 12, 2020

News from the Boardroom – May 12, 2020

Did you miss our Board Meeting on May 12, 2020? Not to worry, here are highlights from the meeting. Watch Full Meeting on YouTube. Associate Director The Ottawa Catholic School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Associate Director effective August...

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News from the Boardroom – April 28, 2020

News from the Boardroom – April 28, 2020

Did you miss our Board Meeting on April 28, 2020? Not to worry, here are highlights from the meeting. Watch Full Meeting on YouTube. OCSB Professional Development During COVID-19 The OCSB Professional Development Website is an ongoing and evolving forum designed to...

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News from the Boardroom – April 14, 2020

News from the Boardroom – April 14, 2020

Did you miss our Board Meeting on April 14, 2020? Not to worry, here are highlights from the meeting. Watch Full Meeting on YouTube. Ottawa Catholic School Board Appoints New Director The Ottawa Catholic School Board approved the appointment of Tom...

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News from the Boardroom – March 10, 2020

News from the Boardroom – March 10, 2020

Walk With A Purpose St. Augustine School students and staff are working together to focus on Be Community. The school is involved in several community initiatives, including Community Walks throughout their neighbourhood. The students and staff are committed to...

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News From The Boardroom – February, 25th, 2020

News From The Boardroom – February, 25th, 2020

Special Equipment Amount (SEA) Learning Partnership OCSB - SEA Learning Partners support students' access to the curriculum through assistive technology. SEA encourages inclusive and sustainable learning environments. Student innovation and well-being are fostered...

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February 11, 2020 News From the Boardroom

February 11, 2020 News From the Boardroom

Opening doors to new possibilities with the International Language Program

International Languages Programs prepare students of the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) for post-secondary studies and other pathways. Through the International Languages Program, students develop oral communication, reading and writing skills in languages other than English or French. For some, it’s a passport to global citizenship. Global learning celebrates multiculturalism and promotes equity and cross-cultural awareness.

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January 28, 2020 News From the Boardroom

January 28, 2020 News From the Boardroom

OCSB among top two most generous school boards in Canada

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) has been recognized as one of the top two most generous school boards in all of Canada for raising over one hundred thousand dollars for Haitian families affected by the 2010 earthquake. Development and Peace and the Bishops of Canada launched an emergency appeal and Catholic students and educators raised over 1.23 million dollars for Development and Peace’s Haiti relief effort.

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January 14, 2020 News From the Boardroom

January 14, 2020 News From the Boardroom

The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) partnership

The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) partners with all four school boards in Ottawa and works alongside Teachers to meet the needs of students in both official languages. Heather Norris, President and CEO of ONFE attended the January 14, 2020 OCSB Board Meeting to outline the impact ONFE is having on OCSB students. ONFE currently delivers 77 programs across 56 OCSB schools.

ONFE’s School Breakfast Program is available in 53 OCSB Schools. Twenty-three hundred OCSB students benefit from this program daily. In total, ONFE’s breakfast and snack programs operate in 193 Ottawa schools, providing over 13,500 nutritious meals to students. That represents over 2.5 million meals per year!

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December 17, 2019 News From the Boardroom

December 17, 2019 News From the Boardroom

St. Pius X High School commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII

Grade 10 St. Pius X High School History students teamed up with Grade 12 Photography students to design Pius Remembers, a collaborative postcard project commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.

The street signs in their neighbourhood pay homage to the Battles of World War II. The students researched the battles and created commemorative postcards they delivered to their neighbours. This project marks the first of many activities the students will take part in this school year to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of World War II.

Principal Alex Belloni said the concept of Deep Learning is to provide students will relevant, hands-on activities that make a connection to the work they are studying. A key benefit of deep learning is it deepens the enthusiasm to connect with others to do good. Community outreach will continue February through April, and a Victory Ball is scheduled for May 8, 2020. Follow the students’ efforts on Twitter @StPiusXOCSB.

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December 3, 2019 News From the Boardroom

December 3, 2019 News From the Boardroom

OCSB elects Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson at Annual General Meeting

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) elected Trustee Mark. D. Mullan as Chairperson and Trustee Sandra Moore as Vice-Chairperson at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Trustee Mullan has dedicated 22 years to serving Catholic students, winning his first election in 1997. He represents Zone 8, Alta Vista/Gloucester Southgate. He served three years as Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Trustees from 2008-2011 and is about to enter his fourth term as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees (2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2018-2019).

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