School News & Announcements

Welcome BBQ 2017

posted Aug 15, 2017, 8:16 AM by Debbie Findlay

Welcome to all new and returning grade 7 and 8 students and new high school students.  We are looking forward to starting the new school year with our OPEN HOUSE and BBQ which will begin at 10 am on Wednesday, August 30 2017.  


Purchasing your own device Grade 7-8

posted May 15, 2017, 5:26 AM by Debbie Findlay

Beginning Sept 2017, we are inviting and encouraging students entering grades 7 and 8 to bring their own devices to school (BYOD).  St. Mark Catholic High School has established an optional purchase program with  Best Buy for those who are interested in purchasing their own device.  For more information please click here

Semester 2 Exam Schedule June 2017

posted May 9, 2017, 6:32 AM by Debbie Findlay   [ updated Jun 14, 2017, 10:36 AM ]

Semester 2 Exams run from Wednesday, June 21st to Monday June 26th. To view the exam schedule click here

Grade 7-8 Numeracy/Literacy Skills Development Program - 2017 Summer School

posted Apr 20, 2017, 9:08 AM by Debbie Findlay   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 9:13 AM ]

Numeracy/Literacy Skills Development program
For students currently in grade 6, 7 or 8.  This program will run from July 5 - July 26 from 8:30 am-12:00 pm at Holy Trinity HS, St. Pius X HS and Immaculata HS. This program is designed to enhance the literacy and numeracy skills of students who are presently achieving at level 2 or lower, and are at a risk. In this program, students receive encouragement, gain confidence and learn how to improve reading, writing, numeracy, study and organizational skills required for success.
Transportation will be provided to children enrolled in this program.  Registration forms are now being accepted. 
For registration forms and more information go to ocsb/summer school


Sodium Advisory Notice for Drinking Water

posted Apr 3, 2017, 7:50 AM by School Websites

Every five years we are required to submit drinking water samples to the Ministry of Environment/Ottawa Public Health for analytical testing for a number of chemicals and compounds. 

Each time all lab measurements have been within the allowed limits except for sodium. 

Sodium is a naturally occurring salt in ground water that does not pose a health risk for most people. However, as persons on restricted sodium diets diagnosed with medical conditions may be affected, we are required to post the following Sodium Advisory Notice for Drinking Water.

If you have any questions regarding the health information in this advisory, please contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.

Grade 9-12 Parent Teacher Interviews

posted Mar 30, 2017, 5:43 AM by Debbie Findlay   [ updated Mar 30, 2017, 5:45 AM ]

High School parent-teacher interviews will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017  from 2:30pm - 5:00pm
and 6:00pm -7:30pm.  There will be early dismissal at 1:20pm on April 6th to facilitate the interviews. In preparation for this event, we are pleased to offer an online appointment booking system.

  Online Booking Links will be available as of March 31st at 8:00am. Click here for the links.


posted Mar 20, 2017, 10:42 AM by Debbie Findlay   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 8:05 AM ]

Beginning Sept 2017, we are inviting and encouraging students entering grades 7 and 8 to bring their own devices to school (BYOD).  St. Mark Catholic High School has established an optional purchase program with  Best Buy for those who are interested in purchasing their own device.  For more information please click here

Notice of Parent Information Meeting Subject: Fentanyl and Opioids

posted Mar 9, 2017, 10:12 AM by Debbie Findlay

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), in conjunction with Ottawa Public Health (OPH), is hosting a public information session aimed at parents to talk about counterfeit drugs found in Ottawa, overdose response, overdose prevention and substance abuse education in our schools.

Staff from Rideauwood Addiction and Family Counselling, Ottawa Police Services, OPH and other community partners will be represented.

When: Monday, April 3rd -- Parent information session -- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.- open to the public

Where: St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Avenue, Ottawa (near Greenbank and Baseline)   Link to location map:

Marketplace: There will be a partner display area at the event with front line staff to answer questions.

The OCSB continues to work with the City’s Overdose Prevention Task Force to help educate our community and support our students.    

City of Ottawa/Ottawa Public Health opioid/Fentanyl resources:

For more information, please contact Mardi de Kemp, Manager of Communications, by phone at 613-224-4455 Ext 2326 or by email at

Parent Information Evening Grade 6 – 7 Transition Process

posted Mar 6, 2017, 7:03 AM by Debbie Findlay   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 7:04 AM ]

  Wednesday, March 8th, 7:00 pm.

 St. Mark Catholic High School presents an Information Meeting for parents of Grade 6  students entering Grade 7 in September 2017. The information session will be held  Wednesday, March 8th. @ 7:00 P. M.

 There will be a presentation of the grade 7 curriculum. Parents will learn about the  transition from Grade 6 into 7 and the opportunities available to allow for a smooth  transition. Parents will also learn important strategies in preparation for Grade 7.

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