Discover our School

Our school respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral, traditional and unceded Indigenous territory of the Algonquin Peoples,
on whose territory we pray, learn, play and work.

The OCSB acknowledges the suffering experienced by Indigenous peoples in Canada's Residential Schools and is committed to Truth and Reconciliation. Read the OCSB Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action to learn more.

Our Family of Schools

We are an elementary school offering grades JK-6. 

After grade 6, our students attend St. Joseph High School.

School Day Schedule — Grades 1-6

Yard supervision - 8:55

Entry Bell  - 9:10

Block 1 - 9:10 - 10:25

Morning Recess  - 10:25 - 10:40

Block 2 — 10:40 - 11:55

Lunch — 11:55 - 12:55

Block 3 — 12:55 - 2:10

Afternoon Recess  - 2:10 - 2:25

Block 4  - 2:25 - 3:40

Dismissal - 3:40

Kindergarten Schedule

Morning Outdoor Play: 11:00 - 11:30

Lunch: 11:40 - 12:10

Rest Time: 12:25 - 12:55 

Afternoon Outdoor Play: 3:00 - 3:30

Kinder Dismissal begins:  3:30


The OCSB operates a before and after-school Extended Day Program (EDP) in our school. You can register your child in our morning, afternoon, or both programs for 2-5 consecutive days a week. The program may also be available on PD days and March Break if there is enough interest. Visit the Child Care page on the OCSB website for more information.

Spiritual Theme

The OCSB's spiritual theme for 2021-2024 is:  Gratitude rooted in Joy, fills us with Hope

In each of the next three school years, our school will focus on a different aspect of the Spiritual Theme: Gratitude, Joy and Hope. 

“My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.”

– James 1: 2-3 (NRSV)

Our Parish

St. Andrew Parish, Barrhaven

Services take place at 

St. Joseph High School 

3333 Greenbank Road, Nepean 

Phone:  613-723-9767

Father Tavis Goski

Lunch Program

School Council offers Pizza and Milk - sign up through School Cash Online during the sign up windows (Term 1 and Term 2)


All school bus transportation is provided by the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA).  Visit the Transportation page of the OCSB website for more information