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5 St. Paul students accepted into special apprenticeship program

posted Jan 15, 2018, 3:24 PM by School Websites

Five Grade 12 St. Paul Students have been accepted into the Specialized Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Level One Automotive Service Technician Program. . This specialized apprenticeship program will provide these students with their first level training combined with apprenticeship work experience before they are finished high school. A great jump start in their career! Congratulations!

St. Paul students help the OPL plan for the future

posted Jan 15, 2018, 3:18 PM by School Websites

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is now planning for what the public library will be like in 10 years. They were very interested in speaking to youth to gather ideas from them. They did a series of one on one interviews to get to know the students' interests and, in a way, St. Paul students have become architects of the future. After the experience here is what the OPL staff had to say about our wonderful students:

I want to start by saying that yesterday was such a fulfilling day. The entire team found it to be very rewarding and inspiring, with many (who do not have direct contact with teens on a regular basis) stating that they have a new perspective on teens and their role in society. They all felt that the participants defied the existing stereotypes of youth. 
- Anna Basile, OPL


Student volunteers help out with Christmas hampers

posted Jan 15, 2018, 3:13 PM by School Websites

Our students are truly upholding the Board’s Spiritual Theme, “Sent to be the Good News,” through their work on the St. Paul Christmas Hamper program which runs in December. Also, our Students help with the FAMSAC Christmas Hamper program by sorting food and preparing hampers. They will also assist with loading for delivery.


Students learn leadership and new skills with the Kingdom Builders project

posted Jan 15, 2018, 3:09 PM by School Websites

For the month of November, St. Paul staff and students focused on Learning Partnerships as part of our Deep Learning initiatives. Mrs. Marin’s grade 12 religion class implemented these practices by partnering with grade 7 & 8 students to build picnic tables. The “Kingdom Builders” project provided grade 12 students with an opportunity to make vital connections between what they are doing and what they are learning. They took on a mentorship role with students at the intermediate level, where they were encouraged to learn, teach, guide,
communicate and collaborate with their peers.

With the help of Mr. Legault, a small “core leader” group of students learned how to safely build picnic tables for our school community, using kits originally donated from The Home Depot. Under the guidance of Mrs. Valentini and Ms. Strucchelli, these students then transferred their knowledge and skills to the rest the class and to their mentor students. Together, the students built 6 picnic tables while demonstrating leadership and responsibility. Two tables will remain at St. Paul, and the remaining 6 will be gifted to our Feeder Schools.

St. Paul's Run for the Cure team earns top spot!

posted Jan 15, 2018, 2:46 PM by School Websites

Congratulations to this year's team for being the top high school in the Ottawa area! Over $10,000 in donations was raised by 62 team members. Participants include many students from grades 7 to 12 as well as a number of staff members.

Students go for gold in French Language Olympics

posted Jan 15, 2018, 2:43 PM by School Websites

St. Paul had two teams of  grades 9 - 12 students participate in Glendon College's French Language Olympics. The competition involved collaboratively completing an online test and creating a video French Immersion. Both teams won and were invited to compete at the next level at Glendon College which is a part of York University in Toronto.  St. Paul is proud to represent the OCSB. You can view each team's video below.

St. Paul student attends World Taekwondo Championship

posted Jan 15, 2018, 2:32 PM by School Websites

Congratulations to St. Paul Grade 12 student, Cassandra Chabert, who  competed with Team Canada at the World Taekwondo Championship in Ireland! 

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