School News & Announcements

Battling Cancer With The Blues

posted May 4, 2017, 7:50 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated May 8, 2017, 7:39 AM ]

Battling Cancer With The Blues
Organized by SFX students Elizabeth Savoy and Mary Bagley

Join us for a fabulous evening immersed in the Blues. Enjoy a night filled with professional live music, dancing, and mingling. Funds from the ticket sales will be donated to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation in support of their incredible program. We hope you will come and spend an enjoyable evening raising money to support families with cancer.

May 26, 7-10 pm
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation (1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa)
Please note: Minors must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets ($15) may be purchased with cash from Mr. McGuire or online (

About Elizabeth and Mary
We are two high school students whose lives have been greatly impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Mary lost her mother to cancer and Elizabeth's father is currently battling an incurable form of the disease. Inspired by a leadership workshop at our school (SFX), we decided to host a gala in order to raise funds for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. The Cancer Foundation has incredible support programs for families facing the turmoil and grief caused by cancer, including a program called CLIMB -  Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery - focused on helping teens like us cope with the cancer diagnosis of a parent. One of our teachers (Mr. McGuire) is an amazing musician. He and his band have donated their time and talent for our event.

Interested in September Registration?

posted May 1, 2017, 8:57 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Did you miss our Program Night on February 16? Check out the presentations here:

Please pick up a registration package from St. Francis Xavier CHS during our regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm).
ompleted registration packages (with supporting documentation) are to be returned to the SFX Student Services Department, at which point a
 future registration appointment will be assigned to complete the process.
SFX will not accept incomplete packages.
Please call 613.822.7900 x 414 if you have any questions or concerns.

The Communications Department has assembled content to create an online "Parent Information Guide". The content targets parents of students entering high school, so it includes information about the differences students will encounter moving into the grade 9-12 environment, and helpful hints to experience a successful transition.

OCSB Summer School

posted May 1, 2017, 8:54 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Summer School 2017 information is now available.

Classes run from July 5-26 (inclusive).
Registration will start as of May 1 to June 28.
Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until classes are full.
You will be contacted by Continuing Education ONLY if the course is cancelled.

Questions? Please call 613-723-7757.

OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT - Catholic Education Week (April 30 - May 5)

posted Apr 28, 2017, 7:37 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated May 1, 2017, 10:12 AM ]

Welcome to Catholic Education Week. This week we celebrate the gift that Catholic Education is to our community and we mark this week with some memorable activities. Our main events include the following:


Arts Night & Open House: Curtain at 6 pm on the main stage of the cafeteria gym (All are invited to attend)


Province-Wide Liturgy: Mass for Grades 9, 10 and 11

(Note that mass for the 7&8 panel and for the grads will happen later in the academic year)

Board Liturgy and Director of Education Awards: 7:30 pm at Notre Dame Basilica.


Coyote Wellness Pack hosts HS Wellness Events throughout the day

(Note that a Wellness Day for the 7&8 panel is planned for next week)

HS Buyout Lacrosse Exhibition Game vs St Mark in memory of Kieran Belair

Cake Auction - Friday, April 28

posted Apr 24, 2017, 9:17 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

The 7/8 and high school homerooms that collect the most money for their cakes on Friday will receive the "full meal" deal. This includes chocolate and white milk along with a few juice boxes for the Lactose intolerant.

This is a wonderful event every year, and the people of Cinquera in El Salvador truly appreciate the opportunity it gives them to send a student to post-secondary training for the benefit of the village.

This video introduces our connection to El Salvador and gives some background into our support of the village.

Remembering Kieran Belair

posted Apr 20, 2017, 7:20 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated May 4, 2017, 5:05 AM ]

Capital Memorial Gardens - 3700 Prince of Wales Dr
Saturday, April 22 - 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Sunday, April 23 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Funeral Service
Capital Memorial Gardens - 3700 Prince of Wales Dr
Monday, April 24 - 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Memorial Service
SFX Learning Commons
Tuesday, April 25 - 3:00 pm

Kieran Belair Classic - Lacrosse Buyout Game
Thursday, May 11 - HS Period 4
Monday, May 1 is the final day to purchase a ticket
*All proceeds will be added to Kieran's Sport Fund (see below)


There is an online donation page in lieu of flowers to help support students in need of funds to play sports.

Celebrating Excellence

posted Apr 12, 2017, 8:56 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

The SFX community is very proud to congratulate Nikolas Tahtadjian for being a recipient of the Celebrating Excellence Award this year at St. Paul CHS on Monday, April 10.

Nikolas is an active member of the St. Francis Xavier family. He was honoured for the Gospel Value of Community. Nikolas has made excellent connections within the school and continues to be a positive and collaborative member of the SFX community. He is a hard-working, considerate student with a kind and warm heart. Nikolas has made some great progress within the community through his cooperative education placements at Roots and Shoppers Drug Mart. A special thank you to Mr. Doyle and Ms. Durepos for their work in supporting Nikolas with these placements. 

Congratulations Nikolas! SFX is proud of you.

OCSB Summer School

posted Apr 3, 2017, 10:36 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Summer School 2017 information is now available.

Classes run from July 5-26 (inclusive)
Registration will start as of May 1 to June 28 (Registration forms will not be accepted before May 1).
Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until classes are full.
You will be contacted by Continuing Education ONLY if the course is cancelled.

Questions? Please call 613-723-7757.

Coyote Cast and Crew Presents...

posted Apr 3, 2017, 10:00 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 9:07 AM ]

Coyote Cast and Crew Presents:
Bruce Jacoby's

Evening Performances (7 pm): Wednesday, April 19
                                             Thursday, April 20
                                             Friday, April 21 Cappies Night

Please Note: The show contains mature content relating to adolescent mental health and is therefore not recommended for young audiences.

Lenten Giving: SFX Food Drive

posted Mar 31, 2017, 10:45 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 10:49 AM ]

SFX Canned Food Drive: April 3 - April 7

Items will be donated to the Shepherds of Good Hope


Prizes will be awarded during the joyous season of Easter for the top performing classes.

There will be an “Off to a good start” prize of Timbits for the one class in the school that brings in the largest amount of goods on Monday, the first day of the Drive !!! 

Good food items for food banks:

1.     100% Juice Drinks

2.     Low-Sodium Vegetables

3.     Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, and Canned Salmon

4.     Infant formula and foods

5.     No Sugar Added Fruits

6.     Shelf-Stable Milk – Canned, Powdered or “Tetra” box

7.     Whole Grain Pasta

8.     Canned Beef Stew

9.     Brown Rice

10.   Oatmeal

11.   Canola and Olive Oil

12.   Peanut Butter

13.   Low-Sodium Soups

14.   Beans

15.   Low-Sugar Cereals

16.   Granola Bars and Popcorn

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