School News & Announcements

Student Council Elections--2018/2019

posted Apr 23, 2018, 11:53 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

If you are interested in being part of the 2018/2019 Student Council you must attend a MANDATORY meeting on APRIL 27, 2018 at lunch in ROOM 1011If you cannot attend this meeting, please see Mrs. Divell (rm.1011), Ms. Baine (rm.161), or Mrs. Ramsay (rm. 232) asap.

OCSB Summer School

posted Apr 20, 2018, 8:13 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Summer School 2018 information is now available.

Classes run from July 4 - 25 (inclusive).

Registration will run from April 10 until June 27.

Registration 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 or full.

Questions? Please call 613-723-7757.

Our Lady of the Visitation Parish

posted Apr 20, 2018, 7:47 AM by Sarah Schildknecht


This program consists of four completely different items:

1. USED POSTAGE STAMPS: These stamps are sent to the Redemptorist Priests in Windsor, sold and the funds are used to feed children in Developing Countries. (“One Used Stamp Feeds One Hungry Child For One Day”)

2. EYEGLASSES: These eyeglasses are delivered to Stoney Creek, Ontario to the Medical Ministry International Canada where they are shipped to Developing Countries. (A gift of improved vision)

3. POP TABS: These pop tabs are sold by weight to help with the repair and/or purchase of special needs equipment for the students with disabilities at Clifford Bowey School, Ottawa. (Helping to reach basic small successes)

4. MILK BAGS: All milk bags are flattened and cut. They are delivered to the crafters who crochet or weave them into sleeping and sitting mats, totes or purses, or the scrapes into pillows. The finished products eventually make their way to shipping containers where they are wrapped around medical equipment and shipped off to Developing Countries.

Please note that no shipping costs are incurred for any of the programs due to the support from partner organizations and volunteers. Keeping all these items out of our landfill sites is an environmentally successful endeavor, especially when these items are being used in such worthwhile ways. Our Chaplaincy Leader, Mr. Adams will serve as a drop off point for any of these items – simply deliver them to our School Chapel or the Main Office.

For further information on the program or to seek out volunteer opportunities, please contact: Sandra Blais, (613) 443-­1453 or

Parent Council Fundraiser - Paint Nite

posted Apr 20, 2018, 7:15 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

St. FX Parent Council is running a Paint Nite on Thursday, April 26 at 7pm in the school cafetorium.
Tuesday, April 24 is the last day to sign up.
Proceeds go to our Grade 12 Graduation Awards.
Please see link below to register for this event. Open to ALL AGES.

Annual Spring Food Drive (April 16-26)

posted Apr 13, 2018, 10:00 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Apr 20, 2018, 6:57 AM ]

Let's show our community spirit and get behind this year's Spring Food Drive!
Let's go SFX! We CAN do this!

From April 16 to April 26, SFX is collecting food items for the Shepherds of Good Hope which cares for the most vulnerable in our community! Please help us in this endeavour by passing along some non-perishable food to your child to bring into the school! A recent sign at the Shepherds indicated a need for jam, cereal, peanut butter, granola bars, and coffee, but all items help!

1. Free Pizza Party to the homeroom who collects the most cans!
2. Free Timbits for the homeroom who brings in the most food on the first day!

Tallying you cans:
Homeroom teachers can enter class totals each day on this spreadsheet (but anyone can view the spreadsheet).
Be sure to watch the thermometer graph in the atrium.

Stories from the Forest: How Play and Nature Shape Childhood

posted Apr 13, 2018, 9:34 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier CHS

Guest Speaker: Marlene Power
Executive Director, Child and Nature Alliance of Canada

This presentation will explore the possibilities and great potential for children when they are provided with regular opportunities to play in and connect with the natural world. Come and learn the stories and the evidence that will inspire you to open your front doors, and advocate for, increasing connections to nature and the outdoors for your children.

Register now:

Dual Credit Opportunities 2018-2019

posted Apr 13, 2018, 9:29 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Algonquin College will be at SFX on Tuesday, April 17 to talk to students about Dual Credit opportunities for next year. If you are in Grade 10 or 11 and are interested in finding out more, please drop by the co-op office, room 124. If you have already signed up for the presentation, you will receive an invitation in your homeroom on Monday, April 16. If you do not receive yours, please drop by the co-op office. This opportunity is for students who might be headed to college, university, apprenticeships or the workplace after high school.

Celebrating Excellence

posted Apr 13, 2018, 9:20 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Congratulations to our very own William Costeira who is the recipient of an OCSB Celebrating Excellence Award!
The Celebrating Excellence Awards event honours students who demonstrate the Gospel Values. Students are nominated to receive recognition for contributions to their school in the areas of Faith, Hope, Love, Community, Justice, Dignity of Persons, or Stewards for Creation and Excellence.
William is bring recognized in the category of LOVE.
If you've met William or know him, you know that he exemplifies this Gospel Value daily through his caring interactions with his peers and his teachers.
This year's event took place on Monday, April 9 at St. Matthew High School.
Unfortunately, William could not attend the ceremony. We will present him with his certificate at a later date.

Jersey Day - Thursday, April 12

posted Apr 11, 2018, 6:30 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Please remember to wear a hockey jersey (or any other type of sports jersey) on Thursday, April 12 to show your support and solidarity with the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash and their families. If you do not own a sports jersey, please wear green.

Staff and students are encouraged to bring monetary donations that will be forwarded to the Humboldt Broncos Go Fund Me account.

Parent Council Fundraiser - Paint Nite

posted Apr 6, 2018, 8:04 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

St. FX Parent Council is running a Paint Nite on Thursday, April 26 at 7pm in the school cafetorium.
Proceeds go to our Grade 12 Graduation Awards.
Please see link below to register for this event. Open to ALL AGES.

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