School News & Announcements

Semester 1 High School Exam Schedule

posted Dec 14, 2018, 7:59 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Exam Schedule - January 23, 24, 25 and 28, 2019 (coming)

All exams begin at 8:15 am and will be written in the classroom indicated on the exam schedule.
Exams requiring accommodations will be written in room 131 or 161 as arranged by the resource staff.
Please see a Vice-Principal in the main office if there is an exam conflict.
A medical certificate is required if you are absent for an exam. 

Christmas Spirit Week

posted Dec 14, 2018, 7:25 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

'Tis the season for Christmas Spirit! 

Monday - Candy Cane Day
Dress in red and white, receive a candy cane!

Tuesday - Santa vs. Elf
Are you Santa or one of his elves? Dress as one and take a picture with the real Santa!

Wednesday - Ugly Sweater Day
A Christmas tradition! Show off your ugliest Christmas sweaters!

Thursday - Plaid Day
Plaid Plaid Plaid! Wear your plaid for another Christmas tradition!

Friday - PJ Day
Roll out of bed and come to school in our comfy pyjamas!

Need a gift for Christmas?

posted Dec 14, 2018, 7:19 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Buy a raffle ticket during high school lunch for a chance to win a gift basket.
Tickets are on sale from Tuesday, December 11 to Thursday, December 20.

1 Ticket = $2
3 Tickets = $5

All proceeds going to our YMCA Exchange.

Christmas Cards For Sale

posted Dec 7, 2018, 8:40 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 8:42 AM ]

The SFX Photography and Visual Arts students have been diligently working on our annual Christmas Card fundraiser. Cards are being sold for $1.50 and include an envelope. Cards can be found in Student Services and will also be sold during our Christmas Concert on December 13.



7&8 Christmas Play

posted Dec 7, 2018, 7:19 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

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The Unbreakable Timmy Cratchit
Buy your tickets using School Cash Online for the evening show starting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 20.
Tickets are $4.00 bought in advance on School Cash Online or $5.00 at the door.
Don't miss out on this incredible performance.

Graduation Photo Retakes

posted Dec 7, 2018, 7:12 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Edge Imaging will be at our school on Wednesday, December 12 to take graduation photo retakes. Sign up for your photo session online at www.bookmygrad.ca. If you require more information, visit https://edgeimaging.ca/graduation. Photo retakes will take place in the Learning Commons.

Board Games Club

posted Dec 7, 2018, 7:04 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

When: Mondays at High School Lunch (grade 9-12 students only)
Thursday after school (grade 7-12 students)

Where: Study Zone of the Learning Commons


We have many board games, chess boards and cards.
You can borrow a game, bring your own, or let us know if you have a game request for us to add to the school collection!

Operation Christmas Care

posted Nov 30, 2018, 8:31 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Can you help us in this Advent/Christmas season?


As in the past we hope to provide Christmas gift cards to any of our families who are in need at this time of year! To do this, each homeroom is being

invited to bring in money for the Christmas Care Fund, from which the gift cards will be purchased.  


As a parent or guardian, there are three different ways for you to help us make this a success. Here’s how:

  • Encourage your child to bring in money to their homeroom classroom for the school-wide collection from December 3 to 14.
  • Consider using our school cash online at https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com/ to donate to the fund directly on your family’s behalf.
  • Purchase a gift card yourself (preferably from Walmart - where both food and clothing can be purchased) and send it into the school with your child.



Please note donations received online cannot be processed for tax receipts.

If you wish a tax receipt for a donation of over $20.00:

  • Write a cheque made out to the “Ottawa Catholic School Board”,

  • Provide an email and complete address along with that cheque and

  • Have your child give these directly to the homeroom teacher.

Let’s ensure that all in our community have the means for a bright and joyful Christmas season this year. If the fund proves to be highly successful, and all the needs of our community are met, we will help our elementary schools in the area with any excess.



Indigenous Awareness Week

posted Nov 30, 2018, 8:24 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

This past week at St. Francis Xavier was Indigenous Awareness Week, where both staff and students were given opportunities to learn more about the Indigenous groups that make up Canada. We began the week with the land acknowledgement and the school community was able to listen to Oh Canada sung in Cree, Ojibwe and Inuktitut. Homerooms also competed in trivia to see who knew the most about a variety of topics (Indian Act, residential schools, art, etc).


7&8 students had the opportunity to listen to Twin Flames, an international, award winning Indigenous duo who spoke to the students about being proud of one’s background, setting dreams and respecting all of Creation. On Thursday, selected students from grades 7-12 took part in the Blanket Exercise. The Blanket Exercise in an interactive lesson where students get to see the impact of government policies on Indigenous groups put into action. Students were then treated to some delicious Three Sisters Soup courtesy of the Hospitality Program.


Popcorn Wednesdays

posted Nov 30, 2018, 8:20 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

If you prepaid for monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly popcorn, you can pick up your popcorn in Room 2009 right after the morning prayer.
Popcorn will also be on sale for $2 during lunch in the cafeteria and in the atrium every Wednesday.
All proceeds help orphanages around the world.

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