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:

SHSM Programs

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

Ottawa Municipal Election Candidate

Looking for youth interested in connecting to their communities and beyond with volunteerism! My name is Bina Shah and I am officially registered as a candidate for the Ottawa Municipal Election on October 24, 2022. I wish to represent the residents of Ward 23 - Kanata South along with all Ottawa residents as an Ottawa City Councillor.

If interested in volunteering with this campaign, please fill out the Volunteer Opportunity Form. A member of TeamBINA will be in touch with anyone who has expressed interest. There will also be volunteer opportunities for our youth in September and October!

Posted June 27, 2022


Ottawa GreekFest is BACK to a full outdoor festival this year from August 5 - 7 and August 12 - 15 at 1315 Prince of Wales Drive! Every year, hundreds of volunteers help set-up, promote, perform, prepare meals, and serve guests in a fun and friendly atmosphere. As volunteers, our goal is to share Greek culture to our guests and ensure we continue having one of the best cultural festivals in Canada!

SIGN UP AT THE ONLINE FORM BELOW! GreekFest Volunteer Sign Up GreekFest Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities

Posted June 24, 2022

Hope Volleyball Summerfest

Get involved in the World’s biggest one day beach volleyball tournament & help H.O.P.E. Volleyball SummerFest reach its charity fundraising goals! July 15-16 @ Mooney’s Bay Beach. Our team of volunteers are at the forefront of H.O.P.E. Volleyball and we’re interested in working with people who are passionate about wanting to make a difference in our community. We are interested in working with YOU! We need YOU, once again, TO HELP US MAKE IT HAPPEN! Volunteer Registration is NOW OPEN, and we're interested in working with YOU! For more information and to register, please visit

Posted June 17, 2022

Charity Baseball Tournament

Volunteers needed! The 25th annual Scott Tokessy Golden Glove Memorial will be held on the August long weekend this summer. It is the biggest charity baseball tournament in Canada. All the money raised goes to the cardiology department at CHEO.

A little background:

Scott was a 12 year old baseball player who played for Kanata Little League. He hit a home run and collapsed after running the bases. He unfortunately ended up passing away from an undiagnosed heart condition.

The tournament will be held the weekend of July 29-31. There are 4 divisions, about 10 fields, and usually over 40 teams. Volunteers will man concession stands, rake fields, help set up and tear down, there are 50/50 raffles and items for auction.

Anyone interested in helping out and getting your hours please email Jen Hoare, Volunteer Coordinator, at

Posted June 9, 2022

St. Paul's Gardens

St Paul's church is looking for volunteers to help to maintain their gardens over the summer. Volunteers are needed from 9:30am to 2:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday each week. All tools will be provided and there will be a pizza and pop lunch.

Please contact Darlene Glason @

Posted June 9, 2022

Summer Greenspace Activities

Volunteers needed in Kanata North for summer greenspace establishment activities

  1. Removing invasive plant species from Trillium woods

  2. Collecting litter from walking trails

  3. Installing bat houses in Trillium woods and along Morgan’s Grant Hydro Corridor

  4. Repairing bee hotels currently located along Morgan’s Grant Hydro Corridor

  5. Performing soil composition and pH measurements

  6. Performing water analysis (general hardness, carbonates, pH, nitrites, and nitrates)

Please contact Sierra Clarkgore - if interested.

Posted June 7, 2022

Holy Redeemer Church


Volunteers needed for our Bible Camp! (Grade 9-12)

July 18-22, 2022, 8:15am-12:30pm

Holy Redeemer Church

Contact Cathy at

Posted May 26, 2022

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-C)

  • Sean Smyth (D-J)

  • Michael McSheffrey (K-M)

  • Melanie Keogh (N-Q)

  • Stephanie Goodwin (R-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)