School News & Announcements

Strong Not Tough: The Healthy Family Step Plan to Manage Anxiety & Prevent Depression

posted Jan 9, 2017, 8:10 AM by Stephen Gay

Strong Not Tough;

The healthy family step plan to manage anxiety & prevent depression

As adults, we experience many life changes; workplace transitions, entering & ending relationships, financial difficulties, the loss of a loved one, supporting friends or family members with mental illness or substance/alcohol abuse.  Feeling overwhelmed or anxious is natural.

Gain the know-how and confidence to navigate everyday life challenges!

This workshop will provide you with positive coping skills and coping step plans to help you navigate experiences, effectively manage feelings and be resilient.  Come and participate in creating a family that can bend, not break. We all need a community that is strong, not tough.

Register Now:

Monday, January 23, 2017

6:45 - 8:45 PM

 St. Mark Catholic High School

1040 Dozois Rd, Manotick

Anti-Bullying Week: Kindness Presentations

posted Nov 23, 2016, 1:39 PM by Stephen Gay

We are very fortunate to have Jennifer Snell and her dog, Honey, visit us this week for kindness presentations.  Ms Snell teaches us how to treat all living things with reverence and respect.  The students will also have a chance to pet her dog and learn what responsibilities come with pet ownership.  

Remembrance Day Mass at 9:30

posted Nov 7, 2016, 6:35 PM by Stephen Gay

The time of our Remembrance Day Mass will be 9:30 a.m., not 10:30 a.m.  Sorry for any confusion.  Thank you. 

St. Pat's Intermediate moving to St. Pat's High School

posted Nov 4, 2016, 10:23 AM by Stephen Gay

The construction of the addition onto St. Pat's High School will be discussed at  the St. Pat's Intermediate School Council meeting on Wed. November 30th at 6:30 p.m.  All parents are invited to attend. 

Winter Health and Safety

posted Nov 4, 2016, 10:20 AM by Stephen Gay

Prince Of Peace Parenting and Family Literacy Centre

Parent Chat Tuesday, November 8, 2016

 This Month’s Topics:

·       Dressing your child for winter weather.

·       Keeping your child healthy during cold and flu season.

Join us from 9:45 – 10:45 for our Parent Chat. Registered Nurse Susan Kirkpatrick from South East Ottawa Community Health Centre will be here to share information and answer your questions about winter health and safety.

Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs) and Behaviour

posted Oct 31, 2016, 1:24 PM by Stephen Gay

Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs)  and Behaviour

  • How are they linked?

  • How can I support my child at home and at school?

Some children (with and without other special needs) “have problems developing the ability to process information received through their senses. They might have problems interpreting sights, sounds, and sensations of touch and movement. They might become unusually upset by bright lights or loud noises or by being touched or moved unexpectedly. They might also have problems controlling, orchestrating and using their muscles effectively. .. these difficulties can result in behaviours that confuse, frustrate and anger parents and teachers.

Nathalie Mabon, Occupational Therapist OT Reg. (Ont.) will provide background on SPDs often associated with autism, developmental disabilities and other diagnoses; the latest evidence-based strategies to help children (and adults who support them) cope with sensory issues in order to prevent sensory overload leading to the fight, flight or freeze response as well as strategies to help students recover when they do become overwhelmed.


Become a sensory detective and learn how to read your child and provide the right support. The presentation will include:

·        an introduction to all 7 sensory systems and their function

·        an explanation of sensory modulation with regards to the sensory systems

·        a discussion of sensory triggers (what causes a behaviour to occur)  and "grounders" (calming techniques)  and how to use them

·        the impact of sensory modulation challenges on behaviour

·        strategies, strategies, strategies....

Register Now:

Picture Day is Coming!

posted Oct 19, 2016, 8:01 AM by Stephen Gay

Picture day is Tuesday, October 25th!  We will be starting at 9:30 a.m.  Thanks for your support. 

Thanksgiving Mass this Friday, October 14th

posted Oct 10, 2016, 11:24 AM by Stephen Gay

Our Thanksgiving Mass was moved to Friday, October 14th.  We hope to see parents and guardians at the mass.  Thank you. 

Grade 6 Retreat

posted Sep 26, 2016, 1:20 PM by Stephen Gay

The grade 6  NET retreat is Tuesday, September 27th!   The retreat will prepare students to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  

Open House Thursday Night!

posted Sep 13, 2016, 5:39 PM by Stephen Gay

Just a reminder that our Open House is this Thursday night.  Pizza will be served at 6 p.m.   Presentations will start at 6:15 p.m.   We hope to see you all there!!

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