School News & Announcements

Reminder: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is on Tuesday, April 10!

posted Mar 9, 2018, 4:58 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School

Parent Letter

The following letter was e-mailed on March 9. It provides important information and helpful hints for preparing for the test.

Looking for Preparation Activities?

If you're looking for prep. activities, check out these resources:

1. Read, Write, Rock!

Read, Write, Rock! is a free educational video game for grades 9-12. The game encourages students to develop and practice their literacy skills, while participating as part of a virtual rock band. Read, Write, Rock! was developed by five English teachers in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board with funding from The Ontario Ministry of Education`s Teacher Leadership and Learning Program.

To access Read, Write, Rock!, go to

2. The EQAO website

  1. Go to and select English.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of the screen, select “Student Resources” or “Parent Resources”.
  3. Scroll down the page to select “Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test”.
  4. A variety of support materials will be listed, including the “Getting Ready Guide”, “Planning and Preparation Guide” and “Sample Test Materials” which include test questions with sample student answers and an example test booklet. 
  5. The Parent Resources also include suggestions on how parents can help their children prepare for the test. 
3. Student Survival Guide
A copy of the preparation lessons completed in all grade 10 English classes can be found on the school's website: 
  1. Go to
  2. Select the “Our School” tab at the top.
  3. In the middle column, scroll down to find “Academic Resource Information” and click on “Gr. 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT) Student Survival Guide.”

Parent-Teacher Interviews

posted Feb 14, 2018, 11:06 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School

Grade 7-8 Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held on Thursday, February 22, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.   Interviews are by appointment only.  The interview appointment program 
You Can Book Me will open on at 3:00 on Friday, February 16.  To book an interview:  

1. Go to the school website:

2. Click on the button in the upper right-hand corner: “Click Here to Book Intermediate Parent-Teacher Interviews.” Please note that this button will be posted at 3:00 on Friday, February 16.

3. To access a teacher’s interview schedule, click on the teacher’s booking link.  

4. The teacher’s Booking Calendar will open. Available time slots are blue. Booked time slots are grey. Click on an available time slot, then enter your information. Please note that there is limited availability and we ask that you please only book interviews where you feel there is a concern. Also, out of courtesy to other parents, please book only one time slot per teacher.

If you experience any difficulty booking appointments or do not have access to a computer, please contact the main office at 613-591-9955.  Thank you.

Grade 8-11 Program Information Evening

posted Jan 29, 2018, 11:59 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 4:43 AM ]

Parents of current Grade 8s and students are invited to attend the information meeting in the cafeteria on Thursday, February 8.  

Parents of Grade 9 to 11s and students are invited to attend the information meeting in the Learning Commons.  Both meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Following the meetings, department heads and teachers will be available in the Atrium to answer any questions parents/students may have regarding courses and pathways. We hope you can join us!

2nd Annual Multicultural Event

posted Jan 24, 2018, 5:46 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School

Holy Trinity Catholic High School will be hosting their second annual Multicultural Night Event on Thursday, February 15, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The evening is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate our growing diversity within our school community. It is also an opportunity for our students to raise funds for those affected by the recent environmental disasters that have affected many around the globe.

This year we have asked a variety of community associations in Ottawa to share their culture with us throughout the evening. Currently, we will be having our First Nations/Indigenous community helping with opening ceremonies and a number of performances by the Colombian, Indonesian, Croatian, and Filipino community. Also, to further show the diversity within Holy Trinity, our students will be preparing a variety of cultural foods for guests to sample throughout the evening. Food tickets can be purchased at 1 for $1.00 or 5 for $4. All proceeds from the event will go to UNICEF Canada to help those affected by the various environmental disasters that occurred in the fall of 2017.

We ask that you invite friends and family to come join us to help celebrate our school diversity and donate generously to a wonderful cause.

Grade 7 Information Night

posted Jan 18, 2018, 7:09 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School

Holy Trinity Catholic High School invites all parents of Grade 6 students to an Information Night and Open House on Thursday January 25, 2018. The evening will provide families with information about what to expect as a Grade 7 student at Holy Trinity. 

Click here for more details.

Immunization Records and Suspensions

posted Jan 16, 2018, 6:36 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School

Some parents/guardians will have received a notice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) advising them that their child’s immunization records are incomplete.  If you have received such a notice, please be advised that your child will be suspended from school beginning on February 7
th, and will be unable to return until OPH advises the school that he/she may be readmitted.   If you have any questions, please contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.

Grade 9 EQAO Math Assessment - January 17-18

posted Jan 10, 2018, 7:16 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School

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All students taking Grade 9 Applied or Academic Math this semester will participate in the Grade 9 EQAO Math Assessment on January 17 and 18 in the Learning Commons during their designated Math period.  Portions of the assessment serve as the Rich Summative Task (RST) for the course.  Full participation on both days of the assessment is required.

Snow Days and Exams

posted Jan 9, 2018, 6:09 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 7:14 AM ]

High School exams will be written on January 25, 26, 29, and 30.  
In the event of a snow day during the high school exam period, exam schedules at all schools for all students will be affected (not just for school bus riders).  

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.  

All other exams will be bumped by one day and the last exam, scheduled for Tuesday, January 30 will be written on Thursday, February 1.  During a snow day, the school will be open, but exams will not be written.

Wednesday, January 31 remains a PD day whether or not there is a snow day during exam week.

For example, if January 26 is a snow day and all school bus transportation for our board is cancelled, then:
  • All exams originally scheduled for January 26 will be written on January 29.
  • All exams originally scheduled for January 29 will be written on January 30.
  • All exams originally scheduled for January 30 will be written on February 1.
  • January 31 remains a PD Day.
If you have any questions, please call the main office. 

High School Exam Schedule

posted Dec 13, 2017, 6:52 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 6:10 AM ]

Please click here for the Semester 2 HS Exam Schedule - January 2018.

Christmas Hamper Donations

posted Dec 8, 2017, 9:31 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School

This Advent, give the gift of Hope with the dignity of choice.  For our Christmas Hamper collection this year, we are supporting St. Michael’s and St. Anthony’s schools, the residents of Hope Living Kanata, and struggling families in our own HT community.  We are providing gift cards to give the dignity of choice to families so they may purchase the items that they need to make Christmas special for their families.  Please give generously.  Online donations can be made through SchoolCash online. Thank you and blessings this Advent.  

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