Academics & Support
Our school is proud to host SHSM programs in 3 different economic sectors: Arts & Culture, Healthy & Wellness, and Justice, Community Safety & Emergency Services. Students also have the opportunity to participate in SHSM programs hosted at other OCSB schools. See your Guidance Counsellor for details.
Guidance Counsellors are available to answer questions related to timetables, career planning, personal and social issues, special educational needs, and to suggest possible referrals to appropriate school personnel and outside agencies.
High-performance athletes & artists
If your child is a high performing athlete or artist at the provincial, national, or international level, we understand they need the flexibility to train while continuing with their academic studies. Contact your guidance counsellor to discuss accommodations for your child.
The Pius Pillar Award
Awarded monthly to recognize a wide range of students for their efforts in and out of the classroom.
four students are selected each month (one from each grade)
the principal requests teachers, or any staff in the building, to nominate students
a short write-up describing the reason for the nomination is sent electronically to the staff member who coordinates the program
reflects effort not simply marks
Leadership: Classroom, Athletics, School Spirit
personal success (motivation, optimistic)
unique, notable contribution
do something random and kind for someone else
consistency in positive attitude and effort, committed to doing their very best
respects the rights of others
help out with a cause, donate their time and energy to a school event
the student’s names are read over the PA system
the student’s are invited to the principal’s office and met by administration and
told of their award
the administration reads to the student the reason for their nomination
a special toast will occur to honour the nominees (lemonade will be served!)
each student receives a recognition certificate and a gift certificate to Chapters
student names will be published in our monthly newsletter
student will dip their hand in paint and place it on one of the pillars in the Atrium
Departmental Award of Merit
In October, Departmental Awards of Merit are presented to the students of all grades for outstanding achievement in their courses.
Nominations of one student per section for a well-rounded academic individual who has a minimum mark of 80 %. It is awarded to students in grades 9-11 who are returning to St. Pius X next year. The ceremony takes place in the Fall.
The three criteria are:
1) Responsibility/initiative: shows initiative for own learning, works well independently and in group, is self-directed, is dependable.
2) Christian values: respects the dignity of the human person, takes responsibility for own actions, demonstrates Gospel values, conducts him or herself in a manner that reflects the St. Pius X School motto: “To Establish All Things in Christ!”
3) Leadership: demonstrates good teamwork, is a positive influence on friends and peers, readily offers help to peers, contributes to a higher level of learning/understanding for all students.
Each sports team recognizes a player who is voted as their team MVP. The criteria are based on ability, attitude, sportsmanship and leadership.
Male and Female Athletes of the Year
Junior and senior student athletes are chosen under the following criteria:
The number of points awarded for participation in interscholastic sports.
Attitude, Sportsmanship and Leadership
School coaches selection process meeting
The Newman Award
Presented in memory of Michael Newman whose life was tragically ended in an automobile accident. The
student who receives this award must demonstrate academic excellence, having at least a 75% average,
play one or more interscholastic sports and be a positive contributor towards the betterment of St. Pius.
Other services available through Student Services
Multicultural Liaison Officer (MLO)
Welcoming our Newcomers! Maria Camacho is our Multicultural Liaison Officer (MLO) who helps to address the settlement and integration needs of newcomers, immigrants and refugee families to ensure a successful school experience. She can be reached at: 613-225-8105, #247, or 613-513-4621 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
To support students who have substance abuse and/or addiction issues or who have family members with these issues. Our guidance counselors will help to access this support.