School News & Announcements

ND's School Council Math Fun Nite!!

posted Apr 26, 2017, 6:32 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

Image result for math jokesPlease join us this evening at 6:00 p.m. for some free PIZZA, follwed by math games and much much more!! Check out more information here! 
We can't wait to see you tonight!


What's Happening This Week ???

posted Apr 24, 2017, 6:00 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

Tuesday, April 25 - MADD Presentation, Period 1 for Gr. 9 & 10  &  Period 2 for Gr. 11 & 12

Wednesday, April 26
 - ND's School Council Math Fun Night 6:00pm - 8:30pm 

Thursday, April 27 - Grade 8 Retreat at St. Basils Church 
                             - All Star Basketball game Held at ND ( Evening Games)

Friday, April 28  - Non-Uniform Day 
                         - Algonquin College / Carleton University Presentation Period 2 
                         - ND hosts Special Olympics Floor Hockey

This Week At A Glance

posted Apr 18, 2017, 7:09 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

Tuesday, April 18    - Civics/Careers Turnaround Day 

Thursday, April 20  - OSAP Presentation at lunch 

Friday, April 21      - High School Report Card Distribution
                              - Boys Night at Notre Dame 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. 


Notre Dame's Math Fun Night!!

posted Apr 13, 2017, 10:09 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

Please join us on Wednesday April 26 at 6:00 p.m. for the ND's first Math Fun Night!!!
There will be games, math, food and much much more!
Click the link for more information
If you have any questions please call us !!
We look forward to seeing you !

Eagle Eye For The Week

posted Apr 10, 2017, 7:11 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

Tuesday, April 11
- School Council meeting at Notre Dame at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 14 - Good Friday 
                         - Vimy Trip returns 

First Year, CTA Brings Home The Gold !!!

posted Apr 5, 2017, 8:29 AM by Lindsay O'Hare   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 8:30 AM ]

Canada Topflight Academy (CTA) operating out of Notre Dame Catholic School

in Ottawa descended onto University of Mississauga last weekend to compete
in the inaugural National Preparatory Association (NPA) league tournament.
The NPA hosts 9 teams from across Canada which include: CTA (Ottawa), London
Basketball Academy (LBA), Rothesay Netherwoods (NB), Notre Dame (SK),
Christian Academy (BC), St. Michaels, GTA Prep, Central Tech, Toronto
Basketball Academy (TBA) all from the Greater Toronto Area.

CTA had come into the event with a 10-5 record securing them a 3rd seed
behind both Central Tech (1st) and TBA (2nd). The program from Ottawa was
riding a 10 game winning streak after starting the season 0-5 and hoped to
build on the momentum. It would definitely be difficult as their opening
round had them facing the AAA OFSSAA champion and 6th seeded St. Mikes Blue
Raiders. The Blue Raiders boasted one of the top players in Canada Danilo
Djuricic who not only has committed to Harvard but also has represented
Canada on a global stage at the Cadet level. CTA would feel some early event
jitters on offence missing countless lay-ups and free throws but as usual
their defensive effort and rebounding kept them in the game. The highlight
would definitely be the blanketing defence from 6'7 senior Manel Ayol
provided keeping Djuricic to only 3 point in the first half. The second half
was all CTA as they ended up cruising to an impressive 82-69 opening round
win over the provincial high school champions. Graddy Kanku would lead CTA
with 15 points while Lual Akot chipped in with 13.

The first year prep program would advance to the semi-finals against TBA and
try to avenge a lopsided 92-74 defeat in their first meeting back in
November. It would be a sloppy affair as TBA would carry most of the play
including a 49-39 advantage into the final 10 minute frame. CTA would also
have to come back without their star post player JD Muila who was lost to an
ankle injury. Muila has been a dominant force since December leading CTA in
rebounds and points in the paint. The spark would come from Khaleem Sarazin,
CTA's leading scorer, his 10 points in the fourth quarter was key as they
would overcome a lacklustre three quarters to defeat TBA 69-67 with Sarazin
would finish with 15 points while Manel Ayol led the way with 16 points. The
semi-final win would earn them a right to play for the NPA National
Championship against London Basketball Academy who upset the #1 ranked
Central Tech 103-98.

Championship Sunday would surprisingly not include any Toronto programs as
it would be two first year programs in #3 CTA from the Nation's Capital and
#5 London Basketball Academy. The team from the Capital would definitely be
in tough as JD Muila would not be in the line-up for the Championship final.
The University of Toronto - Mississauaga athletic complex was packed in
anticipation of crowning NPA's inaugural National Champion. CTA knew they
required a total team effort, the whole year different players would step-up
and today would be no different. Graddy Kanku, the 6'3 wing would answer the
bell in a large way especially in the 1st half scoring in multiple ways
finishing with 17 points at the break. Graddy would continue to be the
catalyst but several of his CTA teammates would join in to contribute. Kanku
would finish with a team high 29 points, Khaleem Sarazin would end up with
24 points and both Aiden Warnholtz and Manel Ayol finished with 22 and 19
points respectively. CTA would officially earn National Champion status and
put an incredible cap on a first year season.

Congratulations go out to the Canada Topflight Academy team which includes:
Lual Akot, Agak Lual, Aiden Burns, Ricky Houle, JD Muila, Aiden Warnholtz,
Muon Reath, Jackson Bayles, Khaleem Sarazin, Manel Ayol, Graddy Kanku and
Nigel Kuma Mintah. Coaches Aaron Blakely, Willy Manigat, Alain Cadieux -
Training Staff Devin Cohan, Christa Blackmore, Andy Stewart, Bruce Bonner,
John Haime - Operations Trevor Steynor - Founder/Director Tony House.

CTA would also like to thank the Ottawa Catholic School Board (Denise Andre
and Tom D'Amico) for believing in the vision and allowing CTA to conduct the
program out of Notre Dame Catholic School. This year's success could not
have been possible without the support of all the administration and staff
at Notre Dame. Specifically, Principal Mike Curry, Head of Guidance Meagan
Morris and  Kate McGarrity-Fournier from the Achievement Centre all played
integral roles in helping to run a Championship program. CTA looks forward
to building on this fantastic momentum and will start recruiting for the
2017-18 season immediately.

Success for ND's Students as Researchers

posted Apr 4, 2017, 5:18 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

After presenting for students in the Ottawa Catholic School Board, Notre Dame’s Students as Researchers team will presenting their research project entitled Student Learning Preferences and High Yield Strategies: A Synthesis at the annual provincial research symposium in Toronto later this month. Grade eight researchers Tamara Tobin, Daniel Langlois and Merry Mulgeta will host an interactive presentation where they will explain the results of their primary research.

High School Parent Teacher Interviews

posted Apr 3, 2017, 6:36 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

Image result for parent teacher interviewsThursday, April 6th is High School Parent Teacher Interviews.
Students were sent home with the Interview forms last week, parents and guardians are asked to fill out the form and sent it back to teachers for time confirmation. 
Interviews will take place between the hours of 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Due to Parent Teacher Interviews, there will be an Early Dismissal of 2:00 p.m. for ALL Notre Dame Students. 


Cappies Review Is In!!!

posted Apr 3, 2017, 6:01 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

Notre Dame couldn't be prouder of this group of actors and the Cappies agree!!
Check out the Cappies Full Article Review

1920s Themed Gala !!!

posted Apr 3, 2017, 5:27 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

As a final sendoff before embarking on our trip to Europe, students and teachers attended a 1920s themed gala at the Centurrion on Saturday night. Upon arrival, guests, who were dressed up to represent the roaring 20s, were greeted by beautiful harp music played by ND's Kalen Smith, enjoyed some punch, and had some fun at the photo booth. Before dinner, we had a chance to use amazing WWI displays, which had a combination of both authentic artifacts and replicas. The collections included vintage war clothing, art, scrapbooks, diaries, artillery, toiletries, and more. After a nice buffet meal, we heard various testimonies of personal connections to WWI and learned some swing dancing moves while enjoying music by a local jazz band. It was a wonderful evening and one that I hope the students bring with them as we walk in the footsteps of our fallen soldiers in Europe next week.

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