School News & Announcements

Grade 7&8 After School Literacy & Numeracy Program

posted Oct 10, 2018, 10:45 AM by Debbie Findlay   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 10:54 AM ]

Are you interested in having your grade 7 or grade 8 child get support after school in Numeracy or Literacy? Once again, St. Mark is offering extra Math and English support on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Courses run until December and from 2:30-4:30p.m.  Late buses are available on these days.  Please click here for more information on the numeracy program. Please click here for more information on the literacy program


posted Oct 3, 2018, 5:28 PM by Tracy Murray

Students: school safety starts with you!

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OCSBconnect is a service that allows Grade 7 to 12 students to submit anonymous tips on incidents of bullying, student safety, and crime to school staff by phone, text, or mobile app.

This service, which was requested by our students, strives to make our schools safer and more welcoming by providing students with a tool that allows them to report bullying incidents without putting their own safety at risk.

For help or to share anonymous tips on bullying and crime, text or call:  613-604-9766

(standard text messaging rates apply)  Download the free OCSBconnect App from iTunes or the Android store.


For more information visit the OCSB website at:

Public Health- Vaping and Teens

posted Oct 2, 2018, 8:04 AM by Tracy Murray

If you’re the parent of a teenager, you might have heard about the rising number of teens that are using vapour products, such as electronic cigarettes. Rates of vaping have now surpassed tobacco smoking among youth. For instance, 23% of Ottawa high school students in grades 9-12 have used an electronic cigarette at least once compared to 14% that have tried tobacco.

This growing vape culture is concerning as the long-term safety of inhaling the chemicals from vaping products are still unknown. Vaping products may also contain nicotine. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that can alter brain development and can affect concentration and memory in youth.

For more information, please visit

Water Testing

posted Sep 25, 2018, 10:27 AM by Debbie Findlay

Since 2007, the Ontario government has been requiring child care centres and schools to flush the plumbing in their facilities and test drinking water for lead. Please read the following letter for more information. Letter

History Trip 2019

posted Sep 10, 2018, 6:15 AM by Tracy Murray   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 6:17 AM ]

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and honour Canadian heroes by visiting the Beaches of Normandy this April.
See Mrs. Bain in room 206 for an information package.
Time is running out!

First Day of School (Sept 4th) - Procedures

posted Aug 21, 2018, 8:56 AM by Tracy Murray

Grade 7 Students -  All Grade 7 Students are asked to report to the cafeteria gym upon arrival on the first day of school.

Grade 8-12 Students - All Grade 8-12 Students are asked to find their names on locator lists found around the school and report to homeroom to receive their timetable and locker assignment.

Grade 7/8 Calypso Field Trip

posted Jun 12, 2018, 6:13 AM by Tracy Murray   [ updated Jun 12, 2018, 10:09 AM ]

The Permission forms for the grade 7/8 field trip to Calypso on June 25th are due tomorrow (Wednesday June 13th, 2018).  No late forms will be accepted.

Semester 2 Grade 9 Math EQAO

posted May 25, 2018, 11:03 AM by Tracy Murray

All grade 9 students currently taking mathematics this semester will be writing the EQAO test on June 12th, 2018 and June 13th, 2018 during their math class.  Please see the attached parent information letter.

Saturday Learning Club - Grade 7-9

posted May 4, 2018, 6:25 AM by Tracy Murray

Please see the attached information from Continuing Education regarding this learning opportunity for students.

School Bus and Pedestrian Safety

posted May 3, 2018, 6:14 AM by Tracy Murray   [ updated May 3, 2018, 6:16 AM ]

School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day Information - click here.

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