School News & Announcements

LAUDATO SI, call to action this Sunday

posted Feb 22, 2017, 6:53 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

Please join us this Sunday, February 26th from 11:30 a.m. – 1: 30 p.m. at St. George Parish ( 415 Piccadilly Ave) as they host an event dedicated  to Pope Francis on the environment or as he calls it himself  “ . . . On the case for our common home.”  

“Faced as we are with global environmental deterioration”, Pope Francis calls for a “dialogue with all people about our common home”. Join with experts from academia (Professor Matthew Robinson, Dept of Philosophy, St. Thomas University), the Green Churches Network (Norman Lévesque, Director), our own parish (Michael Billowits, Outcome Consultants Inc) and our local MP & Canada’s Minister of the Environment, Catherine McKenna.

We will work together to understand the Laudato Si call to ecological action and learn how we can take practical action as families, parishes and communities, following the Pope’s lead to safeguard God’s gifts to us all. 

In preparation for this event, you can find the full text of Laudato Si online as well as an overview of work underway in the Archdiocese of Ottawa on environmental stewardship, including a  Guide forParishes on Care For God’s Creation.  

Very brief video introductions to Laudato Si can also be found here and here

Agenda for the Day:
Light Lunch served 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Presentations and Discussion 12:00 p.m.  - 1:30 p.m. 
Parallel Children’s Program 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
A special’s children program is available to make it easier for young families to attend.

This Week At A Glance. . .

posted Feb 21, 2017, 7:33 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

Image result for week at a glanceMonday, February 20 - Family Day Holiday 

Thursday, February 23 - 7 / 8 Parent-Teacher Interviews 3:00 - 5:30 and then 6:00 -7:30 
                                    - EARLY DISMISSAL FOR ALL STUDENTS
                                    - ND Fan bus going to Carleton University for Sr. Boys Championship game!

Friday, February 24      - Non Uniform Day 
                                    - Grad vs Teacher Buyout game period 4 

This Week At A Glance

posted Feb 14, 2017, 8:15 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

Image result for week at a glanceMonday February 13 - Yukon Exchange Concert for the School
Tuesday, February 14 - Valentines Day 
Thursday, February 16 - Ski Club to Camp Fortune 
Friday , February 17 - 7 / 8 Report Card Distribution
                              - Grad Photo Fees Due
Monday, February 20 - FAMILY DAY, NO SCHOOL 

This Week At A Glance . . .

posted Feb 7, 2017, 6:20 AM by Lindsay O'Hare   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 6:06 AM ]

Image result for this week at a glanceTuesday, February 7 - Parent Council at 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons.

Thursday, February 9 - High School Information Night
                                   - Come watch Transylmania performed by Notre Dame's Junior Drama Club. Play starts at 7: 00 p.m. tickets are $5.00 at the door.
                                   - Eagle Wear Forms are due in room 270.
                                   - Ski Club goes to Camp Fortune

Friday, February 10 - High School Report Card Distribution. 

Notre Dame High School Parent Information Meeting

posted Jan 30, 2017, 6:43 AM by Lindsay O'Hare   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 6:45 AM ]

Choosing a high school pathway and planning post-secondary education can be so confusing! Let us help you find some answers!!
Parents and guardians of students entering grades 9 - 12 are welcomed to join us on Thursday, February 9 2017 for an Informative and engaging Parent Information Night. 
The Parent Information Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. with a pasta supper in the Cafeteria.
Followed by Department Displays, Community Services, Top Marks and finally ending with presentations for parents and guardians.
Child care will be provided for younger children during the Parent Presentation.
If you require transportation, please call the school at 613-722-6689 
For more information please click the link

ND Supports Our Veterans

posted Jan 24, 2017, 7:40 AM by Lindsay O'Hare   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 7:49 AM ]

November 11th, Notre Dame students attended a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in the morning and spent the afternoon at the War Museum, where they were joined by students from all across Canada. 

Five students and Mme. Levesque represented Notre Dame and presented a $600 cheque to Dr. Paul Kavanagh, founder of Operation Veteran, and Mr. Stephen Quick, Director of the Canadian War Museum, in support of veterans. The money was raised by a school-wide fundraising initiative, during which students sold cookies that were decorated with poppies by Ms. Smith's Hospitality class. All of the proceeds from the cookies sales were directed to Operation Veteran, a program that helps honour veterans, raise awareness of their sacrifices, and preserve Canada's military history. Thank you to everyone involved!

April 9th, a group from Notre Dame will be will be attending a very special commemorative ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the Battle of Vimy Ridge. From April 5th-14th, these students will be travelling on an overseas enrichment trip "In The Footsteps of our Heroes." 

Group Photo: Canadian War Museum, CWM2016-0057-0001-Dm, Photographer: Mark Holleron.

School Photo: Canadian War Museum, CWM2016-0057-0032-Dm,  Photographer: Mark Holleron.


Eagle Wear is Back!!!

posted Jan 24, 2017, 6:23 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

Eagle Wear is now on sale!! 
This will be the last order for the 2017 school year. 
Order forms are due to room 270 by Wednesday, February 8.
Click here for Order Form.
Extra forms can be found in room 270, the main office and Student Services. 
For more information please call 613-722-6565

Buses Are Cancelled Tuesday, January 24

posted Jan 24, 2017, 3:18 AM by Lindsay O'Hare   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 6:09 AM ]

Image result for buses cancelledOSTA has cancelled all yellow school buses and special transportation for Tuesday, January 24.

No exams will be written today,  exams will instead be bumped a day. 

Tuesday's exams will now be written on Wednesday.
Wednesday's exams will now be written on Thursday.
Thursday's exams will now be written on Friday.
Friday's exams will now be written on Tuesday, January 31.

Please note there is a PD on Monday, January 30.

Semester 2 will now begin on Wednesday, February 1

Any questions or concerns please give us a call at 613-722-6565

In the Event of a Snow Day During Exams

posted Jan 23, 2017, 10:32 AM by Lindsay O'Hare   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 12:32 PM ]

Image result for importantNotre Dame High School wants to advise parents of high school students that, in the event of a “snow day” where yellow school bus transportation is cancelled during the high school exam period, the missed exam will be written the following day.
For example:
If there is a snow day on Tuesday, then Tuesday's exams will be written on Wednesday.
Wednesday's exams will be written on Thursday. 
Thursday's exams will be written on Friday.
Friday's exams will be written on Tuesday, January 31. 

Classes for Semester Two will then begin on Wednesday, February 1st.
Please note; No exams will be written on the PD Day, Monday January 30

Check out OSTA`s website for bus cancellations due to inclement weather first thing each morning!  

January 2017 Exam Schedule

posted Jan 17, 2017, 7:26 AM by Lindsay O'Hare

Image result for exam calm quotesIt's that time of year again... Click the link to access the full January 2017 Exam schedule.

Some Things to Consider:

**A Medical Certificate Must Be Provided For Any Missed Exam**

*During Exams, please arrive at school by 8:30 am and proceed to your exam location

*Proper uniform is required for every exam: coats, bags, etc must be stored in lockers

*Students will be dismissed individually after the first hour, please leave the school promptly

*All textbooks & materials must be returned to your teachers

I pray that you would help me pass this exam. Thank you for your guidance in leading me to this study and for sustaining me as I have worked for this qualification. I ask now that your spirit would lead me. Come sharpen my thinking and help me to excel in this test of my learning and understanding. May I be able to recall everything I need from my studies and answer each question well. 

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