Ottawa Children's Choir Registrations on now!

Registrations and Auditions for the Ottawa Children’s Choir are on now! HERE

Since 1958, the Ottawa Childrens Choir has been devoted to artistic excellence, community connection and, above all, to the joy of singing. Our mandate is to pursue these objectives and to continue to be one of the finest children’s choirs in Canada by:

  • Striving for choral excellence through professional choral training for children who have demonstrated musical aptitude;

  • performing regularly within the National Capital Region (“NCR”), as well as nationally and internationally;

  • promoting the advancement of children’s education in and knowledge and appreciation of choral music;

  • studying and performing a wide variety of repertoire, with a particular emphasis on the works of Canadian composers;

  • commissioning and performing new Canadian compositions for children’s voices;

  • emphasizing responsibility, character building and mentoring. 

 

We have 5 choirs with children aged 6 to 15. 

Farewell wish from Mrs. Hannigan

posted Jun 24, 2020, 9:34 AM by Lori Ann Hannigan   [ updated Jun 24, 2020, 9:35 AM ]

I wanted to send a little note to say goodbye, as I move on as Principal of St. Mary's School.  It is certainly a bittersweet way to say good-bye, as I had imagined being able to wave good-bye to the students on the “last day of school”, as the buses left the parking lot. Nonetheless, I have much to be grateful for, and feel blessed to have been able to spend this year working with the students, staff and parent community of St. Cecilia School.  I have learned so much from Mrs. Prevost as well as the staff, and enjoyed working with the parents and members of our school council. St. Cecilia is lucky to have a wonderful and supportive family community. Thank you !

To the students of St. Cecilia: I will miss you all, and I wish you all the best as you continue your learning in September. You have learned a lot about resilience in the past few months- and you have learned that even though things don’t always go the way you want them to, you can handle it, especially with the help of family, teachers and your faith. 

Mrs. Joyce Robinson, is your in-coming Vice-Principal,  and she and I have met many times (virtually, of course) over the past month and I know that she is very excited about leading and learning in this wonderful school. I hope you always treasure the many blessings that St. Cecilia offers. I will certainly treasure the memories.

Have a safe and relaxing summer,

Mrs. Hannigan

Parent Pick up of Student belongings begins Monday, June 15th

posted Jun 11, 2020, 3:05 PM by Kathryn McCallum

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work together through this challenging time. Last week we informed you that the Ministry of Education has now given permission for parents/students to temporarily access the school to retrieve their personal belongings. Our primary focus continues to be on your safety and the well-being of all students and staff. Please see full information here and the pick up schedule based on last name here.


Ottawa Children's Choir Registrations on now!

posted Jun 8, 2020, 1:29 PM by Kathryn McCallum

Registrations and Auditions for the Ottawa Children’s Choir are on now! HERE

Since 1958, the Ottawa Childrens Choir has been devoted to artistic excellence, community connection and, above all, to the joy of singing. Our mandate is to pursue these objectives and to continue to be one of the finest children’s choirs in Canada by:

  • Striving for choral excellence through professional choral training for children who have demonstrated musical aptitude;

  • performing regularly within the National Capital Region (“NCR”), as well as nationally and internationally;

  • promoting the advancement of children’s education in and knowledge and appreciation of choral music;

  • studying and performing a wide variety of repertoire, with a particular emphasis on the works of Canadian composers;

  • commissioning and performing new Canadian compositions for children’s voices;

  • emphasizing responsibility, character building and mentoring. 

 

We have 5 choirs with children aged 6 to 15. 

St Cecilia Celebrating Excellence Winner!

posted May 28, 2020, 11:55 AM by Kathryn McCallum

Celebrating Excellence - Milan

Week 9 - May 20th update from Jody Prevost

posted May 20, 2020, 12:17 PM by Kathryn McCallum   [ updated May 20, 2020, 12:19 PM ]

May 20, 2020


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Yesterday afternoon it was announced by the Provincial government that the students would not be returning to school for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Distance learning will continue as it has been these past few months. I would like to thank our educators who have been working diligently to provide the best learning opportunities for your children. We know the last few months have been very difficult for all. I would also like to thank our community for your positive feedback and comments with regards to the distance teaching the educators are doing. 

We are currently waiting for Ottawa Public Health to approve our Board protocol that will allow parents to retrieve personal items for their children from the school. Once we have the approval and a specific schedule you will be notified with details. With a school our size we will need to be very careful in our completion of this task, making sure it is done in the safest and most efficient way possible. Your safety is our first concern.

All Pizza and Milk refunds have now been completed. We thank Mrs. McCallum for getting those out to our families. Next, we will be reviewing our activity fee and refunding a portion of this to our families. We thank you in advance for your patience. 

For our Grade 6 students and families, we want you to know that we are working on creating something memorable for the students. We can’t just let them leave St. Cecilia without something special! More information will be shared with our parents with regards to the details in the upcoming weeks.

Please continue to reach out to the school if you have any questions, concerns or feedback. Thank you for your patience and for working so hard with your children. We miss them so much.

Stay safe! Stay Healthy!

Jody Prevost

#StrongerTogether #ocsbAtHome

posted May 20, 2020, 6:39 AM by Kathryn McCallum   [ updated May 20, 2020, 6:41 AM ]

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We know with yesterday's news comes new questions and emotions. Our dedicated educators and staff are still here for you. Please reach out to us! 💕🙏 Visit https://www.ocsb.ca/ocsb-at-home/ for mental health and learning resources. Together, we will get through this. 🌈 #StrongerTogether #ocsbAtHome

Day 5 Prayer and Reflection for Catholic Education Week

posted May 8, 2020, 6:55 AM by Kathryn McCallum

As we wrap up Catholic Education Week, please enjoy our last prayer and reflection

Day 4 Prayer and Reflection for Catholic Education Week

posted May 7, 2020, 7:12 AM by Kathryn McCallum

Here is our  Day 4 Prayer and Reflection for Catholic Education Week.

Day 3 Prayer and Reflection for Catholic Education Week

posted May 6, 2020, 6:20 AM by Kathryn McCallum

 Day 3 Prayer and Reflection for Catholic Education Week.

Day 2 of Catholic Education Week - Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

posted May 5, 2020, 4:37 AM by Kathryn McCallum


As Catholic Education Week is upon us, we continue to stand united.  We will get through this.  We will be a whole school community again and until then, we will continue to support each other, as long as it takes.  We will ignite hope in each other and we want you to know that your family at St. Cecilia is ready and willing to help in any way, shape or form! 


The staff of St. Cecilia has come together in prayer and we would like your family to watch this and join us.  Prayer is so important in our lives.  At school, we pray together every day.  This video is our little way to come into your home to pray with you ….  St. Cecilia  …. Pray for us.  


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b07FX7r7uRE


Use this prayer to start your day, to end your day or just to come back to when you need St. Cecilia with you.  


God Bless, 

Jody Prevost










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