School News & Announcements

Europe Trip 2020

posted Jun 13, 2019, 9:37 AM by Jean-Paul Cloutier   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 9:39 AM ]

St. Pius X High School is pleased to announce we will be offering an overseas trip to Ireland, Scotland and England next year!  This Europe trip will take place from March 9 - 20th, 2020.  As a group of educators, we are very excited about this opportunity for our students! Not only will our group tour major historical landmarks, but our students will also explore many literary sites significant to the authors and books studied in school. These include Stratford-upon-Avon and the Globe Theatre, Bath, the Lakes District, Trinity College, Stonehenge, and the Harry Potter Studio Tour. For more information please see Ms Goldsmith in C305 and visit www.explorica.ca, search for tour ID Goldsmith-9977. This trip is pending school board approval. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

Volunteers needed

posted May 10, 2019, 7:09 AM by Jean-Paul Cloutier

Volunteers needed for the General Burns Community Association Fun Day to help with running games and activities for kids. Students can get up to seven hours of volunteer time. Please see attached poster with the event details and a link for the volunteer sign-up: volunteersignup.org/L987B   

May 17 - PD Day Agenda

posted May 7, 2019, 8:47 PM by Jean-Paul Cloutier

Please see this link for the agenda for the PD day on May 17. 

City of Ottawa Public Information Session

posted May 3, 2019, 7:39 AM by Jean-Paul Cloutier


ESL meeting cancelled

posted Apr 9, 2019, 11:33 AM by Jean-Paul Cloutier

The ESL meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 at 4:00 pm has been cancelled because of the weather.  Another meeting time will be announced soon.  

Graduate Information

posted Apr 9, 2019, 8:08 AM by Jean-Paul Cloutier

Connect with us on the St. Pius X App to keep informed on important news about this year's Graduation events! Download the app (My School Day) onto your device from your App Store. Select Channels. Select Graduation. Make sure your Notifications for this app are turned on (in your Settings) to start receiving notifications.

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Parent/Teacher interviews

posted Mar 20, 2019, 6:04 AM by Jean-Paul Cloutier   [ updated Mar 20, 2019, 4:59 PM ]

Booking for parent/teacher interviews will be open until 8am on March 27.

Interview night is Thursday, March 28, from 2:00 until 4:30 and 5:30 until 7:30.  

We hope to see you there!   


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NEW Arts and Culture SHSM

posted Mar 3, 2019, 6:31 PM by Jean-Paul Cloutier

NEW at ST. PIUS X in 2019

ARTS AND CULTURE SHSM, PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT


What is an Arts and Culture SHSM?  

The Arts and Culture Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program at St. Pius will provide an opportunity for students in grade 11 and 12 to build a professional portfolio while providing students:

  • An opportunity to experience a range of experiential learning opportunities in an area of the creative arts  that interests them (Music, Drama, Photography, Design or Visual Arts.

  • The opportunity to explore, identify, and refine career goals and make informed decisions related to post-secondary education or training and next steps towards a career while building an individual portfolio based on post secondary requirements.

  • An opportunity to gain confidence in their ability to succeed, and see the connections between their studies, the world beyond high school, and their future careers.

Why choose an Arts and Culture SHSM?

You will:

  • Attend a conference, symposium, or job fair

  • Explore careers in the arts through work placements

  • Networking with local arts-based businesses

  • Participate in an arts-focused competition and deep learning activities

  • Tour local (and some not so local) museums, theatres, and art galleries

  • Develop a partnership with local and provincial post-graduate institutions such as: Algonquin College, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Sheridan College, OCAD University and others.

  • Graduate with a SHSM seal of designation on your secondary school diploma

  • Earn a Specialist High Skills Major designation on OSSD transcript

  • Qualify for special scholarship opportunities.

  • Gain valuable industry-specific work experience and knowledge.

  • Develop personal management, communication and leadership skills.

Check out the prerequisites you need to enroll in this program by contacting Mrs. Gant or Student Services.








Information for Parents of Grade 9 Students

posted Feb 25, 2019, 9:13 AM by Jean-Paul Cloutier   [ updated Feb 25, 2019, 9:13 AM ]

Will your child be in grade 9 next year? Check out the OCSB parent’s guide to high school. They’re growing up, but you still have a role to play in your child’s education. ocsb.ca/hs-parent-guid… pic.twitter.com/hY2j4lBzbu

Parent Information Night

posted Feb 21, 2019, 6:41 PM by Jean-Paul Cloutier

Please see the attached PDF for Principal Belloni's address from parent information night. 

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