School News & Announcements


Photo Day - Sept. 19

posted Sep 13, 2019, 7:25 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School

Edge Imaging will be at Holy Trinity on Thursday, September 19 for photo day!  


Student photos are used in the yearbook and student ID cards, as well as prints (optional).  


To purchase prints, parents pay for their packages
before photos are taken by filling out their paper order form and returning it to the school with payment on or before photo day. Only one photo is taken, therefore no proofs are sent home. For more information, visit  https://www.edgeimaging.ca/en/prepay/

Meet the Teacher - Thursday, September 12

posted Sep 10, 2019, 11:07 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School   [ updated Sep 12, 2019, 8:18 AM ]

Come meet your child's teachers this Thursday, September 12 from 5:30 - 7:05 p.m.

Parents will have the opportunity to meet the subject teachers and hear how to best support their child to be successful in each class.  

Please click here for the evening’s schedule, as well as teacher locations.  

* Grade 7 and 8 parents may choose which teacher to visit during each 15-minute block.

** High School parents follow their children's timetables in the 15-minute blocks posted in the attached schedule. Please make a note of your child's timetable beforehand. A fifth period is included at the end of the evening for those who arrive late or have more than one child in the school.


Please ask your son/daughter to inform you of their teachers (Gr. 8/7) or class schedule (Gr. 9-12) in advance.  Also, we suggest arriving ten minutes before period one (5:20) so that you have time to find the first class.  Period 1 will begin promptly at 5:30.

Musicare will be in Room 115 from 5:00 - 7:15 for parents of grade 7-12 students who wish to rent an instrument, or inquire about doing so.

We understand that some families may not be able to attend the full evening, but hope you can join us as you are able.  We look forward to meeting you on the 12th!



Important Message re Communicable Diseases

posted Sep 5, 2019, 6:12 AM by Ariel Birkinshaw

September 4, 2019


Dear Parents or Guardians,


We have a number of students or siblings of students at Holy Trinity who are going through cancer treatment.  As their immune systems are severely compromised, we are asking your co-operation to let us know immediately if your son or daughter contracts or comes into contact with communicable diseases such as mumps or chickenpox.  These diseases could prove to be fatal if passed on to these students.


Thank you very much for your diligence and support.


Sincerely,


Bob Garnett,

Acting Principal

Important Transportation Information

posted Aug 27, 2019, 5:22 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School   [ updated Aug 27, 2019, 5:22 AM ]

Please see below important information from the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA)

Parent Inquiries and Requests for Changes

The OSTA Parent Web Portal and Bus Stop Finder are open!  Parents can find information about their child’s transportation by access OSTA’s online information service.  

  • Students assigned to yellow bus will find route and stop location and time info
  • Students on van service will be contacted by the driver a day or two before the route
  • Students in grades 7-12 on public transit will receive their Presto card at the school

Parents should complete a Transportation Issue Form if anything seems incorrect, if they have an inquiry or are requesting a change.  These will be prioritized over emails. Please note that bus stop changes and empty seat assignments will only occur after October 1, once bus loads have been balanced.

Transportation Communication

OSTA communicates important information about service issues, delays and cancellations.  Parents can register for email notification of route delays OSTA Parent Web Portal, as well as other general information like safety tips and snow days.  Parents can also sign up for Facebook and and follow OSTA on Twitter @ottbus.

Joint Custody and Transportation to Two Homes

Students who live at two homes (50/50 custody and access) can receive transportation to both homes.  Please visit OSTA Variable Transportation for Students in a Joint Custody Arrangement, and complete the application form and the schedule.  Both parents must sign both documents. These will be reviewed after September 15, after the start-up rush.  Renewal by end of June will ensure transportation will occur from the first day of school next year.

Public Transit Training

Students new to using public transit are encouraged to attend public transit training offered by OSTA and OC Transpo.  Learn more about safety features of bus and train systems, using Travel Planner to find your stop and route, Presto card and more!

St Paul HS

2675 Draper Ave

Tuesday August 27            7pm-8pm

Notre Dame HS

710 Broadview Ave

Wednesday August 28       7pm-8pm

Pedestrian Safety

Waking to school is a great way for children to get their daily quota of physical exercise.  Student behavior improves and students come to school prepared to learn. Parents can get information about the route to school by visiting OSTA Walk and Roll Zone, where information about Walking School Bus, Walk Routes to School Maps and other pedestrian safety tips can be found. #getyourwalkon #ottwalk2school.

School Bus Safety

Taking the bus to school is one of the experiences a child will remember most throughout their lives.  To help your child be a responsible and safe bus rider, please review safety rules found at OSTA School Bus Safety for Students and their Parents.  There are also several bus safety videos we recommend:

Ministry of Ed School Bus Safety

Empty Seats/Courtesy Seating

OSTA handles all empty seat/courtesy seating applications for OCSB schools.  The NEW DEADLINE for start-up applications is September 20.  These will only be reviewed after October 1, once load balancing has been completed.  Application forms and procedures are available online at Empty Seats/Courtesy Seating

Please note that no new stops will be created and students are prioritized based on youngest and farthest, then those with special circumstances and siblings, and finally, cross-boundary transfer students.

School Bus Drivers

You can help with the bus driver shortage by distributing the Driver Recruitment Flyer to your school community.  This is a great part-time job for stay-at-home parents, retired grand-parents, and newcomers looking to get into the workforce.  Free training is available. 

Volunteers Walking School Bus Leaders

Teachers, parents, high school students and community members are welcome to apply to be a Volunteer Walking School Bus Leader to help kids learn pedestrian safety and engage in active transportation for the following schools: St Andrew CS, John Young PS, Sir Winston Churchill PS, Viscount Alexander PS.  Free training and flexible schedules. Volunteer WSB Leader Registration


CFL Ticket offer in support of Easter Seals

posted Aug 26, 2019, 12:32 PM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School

Calling all Canadian Football League fans! Easter Seals (Ottawa region) is selling tickets for the Ottawa RedBlacks CFL game (vs. Toronto Argonauts) for Saturday, September 7. It’s the “Family Fun Day” so there will be extra activities going on for the kiddos prior to the 1:00 pm game start. For the adults, the pre-game tailgate will be happening at the Market Square at Lansdowne as well. The tickets are $42 with partial proceeds going to support Easter Seals kids and families. Tickets are available at the following link:

https://fevo.me/easterseals

Hope to see you there!


The First Day of School - Grades 7/8

posted Aug 16, 2019, 6:43 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School   [ updated Aug 16, 2019, 6:44 AM ]

Welcome to our Grade 7 and 8 students!  We're looking forward to September and would like to share a few tips on what to expect on the first day of school.

 


Finding Your Homeroom

Grade 7’s: Meet in the cafetorium for your timetable and to connect with your homeroom teacher and group.

Grade 8's: You will find locator lists posted in the school. These lists are organized by grade and name. Students can find their homeroom teacher's name and room by using this list. If you cannot find your name, do not worry. Teachers will be available to help you.


Lunch

Grade 7/8s will eat lunch with their homeroom groupings in the cafeteria for the first week. We want to ensure everyone has a place to eat their lunch with friends.


Busses

Grade 7/8’s will be dismissed a bit early to find their buses for the first few days of school. Again, teachers will be able to help you.


School Supplies

There is no set supply list.  Bring pens, pencils, and paper/binder to start the school year and teachers will inform students if other items are required.


First Week Jitters

Students are understandably nervous about the first day and can sometimes be disappointed that certain friends are not in their classes. Please know that extensive time and planning has gone into creating the 7/8 groupings. Usually by the end of the first week, students have settled in, made new friends and have adjusted to the new homeroom class. Thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.



Trinity Nation Orientation

posted Jun 19, 2019, 6:17 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School

All grade 7 students or any students new to Holy Trinity are invited to our Trinity Nation Orientation day on Wednesday, August 28.  
Please click here for more details. We look forward to seeing you then!

Multi-Ethnic Group Of People Holding The Word Welcome

Craft Fundraiser - June 22

posted Jun 4, 2019, 8:47 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School


Get Crafty for Julia
Fundraising event for Julia Miller and her family.
Julia has acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive blood cancer, and needs a bone marrow transplant.

Holy Trinity Catholic High School
181 Katimivik Road, Kanata
June 22 | 9 am - 8 pm

Includes lunch and dinner
$50 for 6x3 table, $30 for armchair area
Make and takes and classes available
Bake sale and silent auction

For more information:
GetCrafty4JuliaStrong@gmail.com

Prom Information

posted Jun 3, 2019, 11:09 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 11:12 AM ]

Please see below important information for those who have purchase prom tickets.

Where: Chateau Laurier
Date: Thursday, June 6 
Time: Arrival anytime after 5:00 p.m.  Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. followed by slide show and dance

A reminder that graduates and their guests are not allowed to stay overnight at the Chateau Laurier even if the room is booked by a parent.  This is against the policy of the hotel.




Exam Schedule

posted May 30, 2019, 5:16 AM by Holy Trinity Catholic High School   [ updated May 30, 2019, 5:17 AM ]

Please click 
here for the Semester 2 HS Exam Schedule - June 2019.

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