Discover our School

Our school respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral, traditional and unceded Indigenous territory of the Algonquin Peoples, on whose territory we pray, learn, play and work.

Our Family of Schools

We welcome students from the following OCSB feeder schools:

Grade 7-8 Timetable

All students are expected to be seated, ready to begin class, when the final bell rings for each period.

Homeroom — 8:00 - 8:05

Period 1 — 8:05 - 8:55

Period 2 — 8:58 - 9:48

Period 3 — 9:51 - 10:41

Period 4 — 10:45 - 11:35

Lunch — 11:35 - 12:15

Period 5 — 12:20 - 1:10

Period 6 — 1:15 - 2:05

Grade 9-12 Timetable

All students are expected to be seated, ready to begin class, when the final bell rings for each period.

Homeroom — 8:00 - 8:10

Period 1 — 8:10 - 9:25

Period 2 — 9:30 - 10:45

Lunch — 10:45 - 11:25

Period 3 — 11:30 - 12:45

Period 4 — 12:50 - 2:05

Our Learning Commons

*** TEMPORARILY CLOSED ***


Teacher-Librarian:
Shannon McDougall (Semester 1)
,
Melody Rotondo (Semester 2)

Library Technician: Loryan Wigmore

The Learning Commons (library) provides students with access to print and non-print resources, including an On-line Public Access Catalogue, searchable electronic collections of periodical articles, and the Internet. To gain access to the Internet, students and their parent/guardian must sign the “Computer Use Agreement.” Students may use the library computers for word-processing as well as research and may save their work in their personal account on the school server. The computers must be used for school purposes only.

The library is open approximately 30 minutes before and 1 hour after school each day. The loan period for books is two weeks (14 days) with a 20-cent overdue charge per book per school day.

Library policies:

  • Quiet independent work or study

  • No food

  • Drinks are permitted

  • No book bags or backpacks


The library staff is available to assist students and staff with their research projects.

To book your class into the LC: Call or email.

Red Maple and White Pine Reading Club

The program is organized by the Ontario Library Association where each year 10 books by Canadian authors are selected for both high school (white pine) and intermediate (red maple) students. Students can qualify for a certificate in the end by reading at least 5 of the 10 selections. Those students along with others all over Ontario are also eligible to vote for the winner of best book for that year.


The club meets each week to discuss a new book. Students are encourage to attend and be a part of the discussion even if they haven't read that weeks selection.

Goals of the Reading Club:

  • to promote reading for enjoyment among high school students

  • to make students aware of quality Canadian young adult books

  • to provide opportunities for students to discuss the nominated titles in an authentic manner

St Paul Auditorium

The St. Paul Auditorium has seating for up to 745 people.

A full diagram and seating chart

To book our Auditorium, visit our board site here.

Spirituality

St. Paul is privileged to have its own Chapel. The Chapel, located off the main hallway, is open daily as a quiet refuge for students and staff.

Our chapel is a sacred space set aside for the religious and spiritual needs of our school community and its members. Our Chapel is a distinguishing feature of our Catholic education system. Our chapel reminds us to make room for God who is at the center of all life. Our chapel’s primary function is to support personal prayer and communal liturgy as well as school pastoral programs. In addition, staff members are encouraged to use this space with their students for prayer and reflection.

Chaplaincy Department

Our school's current Chaplaincy Leader is Maureen Dufour.

How We Live Our Catholic Faith

The St. Paul community believes that a Catholic high school is one in which the teachings of Jesus Christ are integrated into the day-to-day curriculum and social fabric of high school life. We have many opportunities to pray and to live our Catholic faith by focusing on service, relationships, the Word of God, and by lay witness and leadership. We have visible Christian symbols throughout our school and our Pastors are invited to visit to participate in liturgical celebrations and sacraments. Our parish representative plays an active role on our Catholic School Council and is the liaison between church and school. St. Paul High School demonstrates its commitment to the community through:

  • Run for the Cure

  • Famsac Canned Food Drive

  • Christmas community support

  • Dominican Republic Experience

  • 24 Hour Think Fast

  • Involvement in social justice organizations such as Development & Peace

  • Penny Power Drive for Easter Seals

  • Bicycles for Humanity

  • Various Awareness Activities

Parish links

Our school community is served by the following parishes:


St. Martin de Porres

3891 Richmond Road, Nepean, Ontario, K2H 5C1

613-828-6720


St. John the Apostle

2340 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 0C9

613-829-1760

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