Academics & Support

High School Programs

OCSB high schools offer a variety of programs to suit a wide array of student learning styles and interests. View the courses available at Holy Trinity and the following available options:

Our school is proud to host SHSM programs in 3 different economic sectors: Health Education and Wellness , Non-Profit and Transportation. Students also have the opportunity to participate in SHSM programs hosted at other OCSB schools. See your Guidance Counsellor for details. SHSM Application Form SHSM Withdrawal Form

Community Service Opportunities

Nepean Skating Club

Nepean Skating Club is looking for Canskate Program Assistants in Barrhaven. If your school is in proximity to the Minto arena in Barrhaven or Walter Baker Arena please share this info with your students. Nepean Skating Club Volunteer Opportunity

Posted September 28, 2021

Cycling Lessons

Strong, patient and friendly high school student needed in order to provide 7-year old with cycling lessons for the fall. Own transportation is a bonus. If interested, please email with a letter of intent.

Posted September 28, 2021

Student Services

Guidance Counsellors

Guidance Counsellors are available to answer questions related to timetables, career planning, personal and social issues, special educational needs, and to suggest possible referrals to appropriate school personnel and outside agencies.

Students are assigned by last name to a counselor who will work with the student until graduation:

  • Pam Ford (A-E)

  • Michael McSheffrey (F-L)

  • Melanie Keogh (M-P)

  • Stephanie Goodwin (Q-Z)

NEW - Online Appointment Booking

If you would like to speak with your Guidance Counselor, please visit to make an appointment.

Other services available through Student Services

(Please see your Guidance Counselor to access these services)

Multicultural Liaison Officer (MLO)

In partnership with Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization our MLO supports our newcomer families to Canada. This program addresses the settlement and integration needs of newcomers, immigrants, refugees and first generation Canadian students and their families to ensure a successful school experience for the students and that both students and parents are fully integrated into the community. Our MLO is Zeina Al-Attar.

Addiction Counsellor

To support students who have substance abuse and/or addiction issues or who have family members with these issues. Our counselor is Carl Radford.

High-Performance Athletes & Artists

If your child is a high performing athlete or artist at the provincial, national, or international level, we understand they need the flexibility to train while continuing with their academic studies. Contact your guidance counsellor to discuss accommodations for your child.

Academic Support Resources

Study Steps

Why work on your study skills? It will make it easier for you to learn and do well in class, especially in middle school and high school.

Here are six steps to smarter studying:

  • Pay attention in class.

  • Take good notes.

  • Plan ahead for tests and projects.

  • Break it down. (If you have a bunch of stuff to learn, break it into smaller chunks.)

  • Ask for help if you get stuck.

  • Get a good night's sleep!

Read more (for further details on each study step)