Notre Dame High School

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Join us for ND Trivia Night - June 4

Notre Dame invites you to put your knowledge to the test at ND's 1st Trivia Night on June 4th! Only $5 per person. Bring your family,bring your friends, and get ready for a night of fun and friendly competition. This is an all ages event.

To secure your spot, be sure to register in advance! Don't miss out on the chance to win incredible prizes, including gift certificates to Merry Dairy, West Park Bowling, Lexington Smokehouse, House of Pizza, Interzip Zipline and more! Plus, enjoy delicious pizza and snacks throughout the event. 

Hope to see you there!

9-12 Semester 2 Exam Schedule

Join us on May 2nd, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Notre Dame High School, for an engaging A.I. Night led by the OCSB Learning Technologies Department. 

Dive into an evening where we shed light on the positive, transformative power of Artificial Intelligence in enriching our students' educational journeys. We'll be leveraging our School Board's Guiding Principles when it comes to A.I. that shape our approach to integrating and showcasing its uplifting impact on teaching and learning. 

Discover the exciting possibilities as we demonstrate how A.I. is not just a tool, but a partner in creating a future where every student thrives. Be part of a night that celebrates innovation and the promise of tomorrow in education!

Register to attend via EventBrite at 

Students in many grade 10 to 12 courses will have final exams in their courses. Exams will be held June 18 to June 26.  Students can see their teachers for more information about exams in each course. 

Please book vacation or appointments so they do not conflict with these very important dates.   In general, it is very important not to miss class time in June at all because of RSTs (final projects), exam reviews, and exams in courses.  Vacation and work arrangements are expected to be made around the exam timetable.

Students in grade 9 are not writing exams. They are expected to attend June 20 to June 25 from 8:45 until 10:45.  Grade 9 students will complete work associated with the students’ rich summative task (RST).

Please refer to the chart in the April 23rd edition of the Principal Updates. 

Students in grades 7&8 follow their regular schedule during the high school exam period.

Catholic Education Week

Sunday, May 5 until Friday May 10 is Catholic Education Week across the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

At Notre Dame, we will be hosting students and teachers from Fort Providence, NWT and we will have other events to celebrate Catholic Education. 

On the morning of May 9 we will be having an Open House.  Before the Open House, the Catholic School Council will be hosting a guardian/parent breakfast social at 8:15 am.  Please complete the form that was in the April 23rd edition of the Principal Updates by April 30 to reserve your place for the breakfast.  Each person attending must complete this form.  

Please note that this breakfast social is for guardians and parents only.  Students will not be admitted.  More details will be shared about the breakfast and Open House closer to the date. 

Summer School 2024

Register March 25 at 9:00 am - June 20, 2024 by 5:00 pm. Open to students from ALL school boards. Click here for more information. 

OCSB Summer Camps

For youth aged 5-17 years old, Continuing & Community Education offers summer camp programs for a 7-week period from July 2 - August 16. Camps are located at various OCSB High School sites across the city, and include topics such as physical literacy (multisport), STEM, programming, gaming, culinary arts, the outdoors and the visual arts. For more information and to register, visit Summer Camps 2024. 

Focus on Youth

Focus on Youth (FOY) is a partnership between the Ontario Government, school boards and local community agencies, which provides summer programming for students in identified high needs urban neighbourhoods. The OCSB has been granted funding from the Ministry of Education to offer the FOY program in 2024. This will offer students employment placements during July and August, while receiving guidance from educators as they progress through the program. Visit Focus On Youth to learn more 

IMPORTANT: Update your SchoolMessenger Settings

If you are not receiving emails such as the Principal Updates, Parent-Teacher Conferences, OSSLT, Early Dismissal, etc, please be sure to update your SchoolMessenger settings. You want to have the email icon under "General Email" turned green. 

Uniform Donations

The New to Me Uniform Shop has been well used.  Many students have been able to purchase uniform parts this year, and that is thanks to your donations.  

We are in need of more uniform clothing, so if you have any used uniforms to donate, please send it in to the main office.

Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks are selling fast. Login into your School Cash Online account to purchase one today. Yearbooks are for grade 7-12 students and arrive in June. 

Parent Portal & Forms

It is very important that all guardians/parents update and verify the following information in the “Parent Portal” ASAP.

Please note that this must be done each school year.  To update your information on the Parent Portal, please follow these instructions

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Early Dismissal - March 27

On Wednesday, March 27 all students will be dismissed at 1:30.  This is an early dismissal so that high school teachers can prepare for parent/teacher conferences.