School Staff 

KINDERGARTEN TEAM


Ashley Attwell, English      TWITTER @msattwellOCSB

Amanda Brown, French TWITTER @MissBrownOCSB

Meghan Donahue, ECE TWITTER @KPBHolyCross

Maria Raia, ECE       TWITTER @KPAHolyCross


PRIMARY TEAM

Laura Westendorp, Gr. 1

Darlene VanTassel, Gr. 1/2

James Dundin, Gr. 2/3

Michelle Costisella, Gr. 3

Claudia Davidson, Gr. 3/4

Jessica Chisholm, FSL


JUNIOR TEAM


Claudia Davidson, Gr. 3/4

Maria Robinson, Gr. 4 and 6

Karen Lee, Gr. 5 and 5/6 Ext. TWITTER @klee150

Valerie Nixon, FSL                  TWITTER @MmeNixon


SPECIAL EDUCATION


Aileen Boettger, Resource Teacher

Sharon Schmidt-Bourdreau, EA

Angela Laggis, EA

George Nesrallah, EA

Jessica Leonard, EA


Liseanne McKee, Itinerant ESL Teacher


SUPPORT STAFF


Barbara Ferris, Office Administrator

Kim Statham, Library Technician

Everton Lewis, Head Custodian

Ahmad Ali-Abad, Night Custodian


Jennifer Grant, Principal



About Our School


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Holy Cross is a vibrant learning community serving students from Kindergarten to Grade Six.  We are a proud part of the St. Patrick’s High School Family of Schools with deep community roots and a strong community spirit. Holy Cross promotes responsibility, respect, perseverance and academic excellence in a safe learning environment.  We recognize that all people are created in the image and likeness of God and have the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and fairness. Holy Cross School strives to develop in all a growth mindset, which values and celebrates each individual contribution based on respect, peaceful living, and the teachings of

Jesus Christ.


OUR HISTORY

Holy Cross School opened the year of Canada's Centennial in 1967. In our infancy, Holy Cross was for students from Kindergarten through Grade 8.  As we grew, our Intermediate students moved to St. Peter's and St. Patrick's Junior High Schools.  Today, Holy Cross is a K-6 school whose students move onto St. Patrick's High School for their Grade 7-12 instruction.

Proudly located next to Holy Cross Catholic Church and Mooney's Bay, we have been proudly serving Ottawa's Catholic community for over fifty years.

In 1999, Holy Cross amalgamated with St. Victor's Catholic School.  At that time in Ontario, municipalities, hospitals, and school boards amalgamated in an effort to ensure more efficient and equitable access to provincially funded services.

Today, Holy Cross is a tight-knit, Christ-centered community that strives to provide a warm, welcoming, and inclusive learning environment.  Our objective is to support our students as they grow spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially.  We provided opportunities and challenges for our students within a 21st-century learning environment that promotes growth and success.


Activities, Clubs & Teams


INTER-SCHOLASTIC SPORTS TEAMS (GR 5-6)

Soccer
Cross-Country
Badminton
Volleyball
Basketball
Handball
Track and Field


CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Choir
Eco Club
Running Club
Art Journaling Club 
Maker Space and Robotics
Drama
Chess
Hip Hop

All grades from one to six have choices for their extracurricular activities.



Learning in the 21st Century


Internet 101-Technical Tips for Parents

CyberSmart-21st Century Education Skills

Media Awareness Network - Tips for Parents

Affiliated Schools

St. Patrick High School
2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa
Phone:  613-733-0501


Our Parish

Holy Cross Parish
685 Walkley Road, Ottawa
Phone:  613-731-2401