School News

PD Day - Friday, January 21st

Friday, January 21st, is a PD Day. The school is closed to students. School resumes on Monday, January 24th.

COVID Reporting and Contact Tracing in Schools

Back to school on Tuesday, January 18th

Students will be returning to in-person learning at school on Tuesday, January 18th. We look forward to seeing our students in person once again.

Monday, January 17th - Virtual Day

Good Shepherd Families,

Due to the inclement weather; The Ottawa Catholic School Board has made the decision not to have children return to school on Monday 17th of January.

Teachers will be remote learning with student for one more day.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday 18th of January.

Kindergarten Registration

Good afternoon Good Shepherd Families,

It is that vey important time of year again. This is when welcome our newest students to Good Shepherd. It is Kindergarten Registration Time!

If you have any children or know if any children who would like to register for the September 2022-2023 kindergarten program here at Good Shepherd, please look at the following links.

Kindergarten Registration starts on January 7th 2022.

OCSB Kindergarten Program

Please find our Good Shepherd Virtual Tour

Please fell free to contact the school via email at or by phone 613-824-4531.

We look forward to welcoming all the new faces.

Ottawa Citizen

Virtual Back-to-School

Wednesday, January 5th, is virtual back-to-school for students and staff.

Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish all of our students and their families a wonderful and restful Christmas. Enjoy a well-deserved vacation.

Christmas Spirit Week (December 13th-17th)

Christmas Spirit Week (December 13th-17th)

Monday: Cozy Sweater Day

Tuesday: Winter Wonderland Day (wear blue and white)

Wednesday: T'Was the Night Before Christmas Day (wear comfy clothes)

Thursday: Christmas Music Day

Friday: Candy Cane Day (wear red and white)

Snow Day

Monday, December 6th, is a Snow Day. The school is open but the busses are cancelled.

PD Day on Friday, December 3rd

Friday, December 3rd, is a PD Day. The school will be closed to students.

Photo Retake Day

Friday, November 26th, is Photo Retake Day.

Purple Shirt Day

Friday, November 26th, is Purple Shirt Day as part of our Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.

Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, November 24th, is Pink Shirt Day as part of our Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

November 22nd to 26th is our Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, with a theme of Kindness.

PD Day on Friday, November 12th

Friday, November 12th, is a PD Day. The school will be closed to students.

Remembrance Day

Thursday, November 11th, is Remembrance Day. Students will have a virtual Remembrance Day Liturgy,

Veterans' Week

Honouring those who served between November 8th and 11th.

Halloween Spirit Week

Week of October 25th to 29th

Thanksgiving Weekend

A reminder that this weekend is Thanksgiving weekend. The school will be closed on Monday, October 11th. We would like to wish all of our Good Shepherd family a wonderful and thankful time with family and friends. Remember that there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for.

Photo Day

Thursday, October 7th, is Photo Day at Good Shepherd.

Terry Fox Run/Walk

Our Terry Fox Run/Walk will be on Tuesday, October 5th. The rain date is Wednesday, October 6th.

Orange Shirt Day

Thursday, September 30th, is Orange Shirt Day.

Spirit Day for Terry Fox: Athletic Day

Tuesday, September 28th, is Athletic Day for Terry Fox. Thank you for your donations!

COVID-19 Information

As we navigate through this together, we are following the OPH screening tool for students which you will find below.

COVID-19 Screening Tool for Students - Ottawa Public Health

Here are the flow charts which we are using in order to determine if your child needs to be sent home.

Symptomatic Student at School Decision Guide (pdf - 357 KB )

Élève symptomatique à l’école (pdf - 141 KB)

Here is an added resource to help us understand the OPH protocol.

Runny nose - what to do?

Please know we will keep you up to date on any further changes.

Thank you for your patience and support in keeping us all safe.

Spirit Day for Terry Fox: Canada Day

Tuesday, September 21st, is Canada Day for Terry Fox. Thank you for your donations!

Welcome Back to School!

On Tuesday, September 7th, we are excited to welcome all of our students back at school. We hope that everyone had a wonderful summer.

Good Shepherd Updates (September 6th)

Hello Everyone,

We are so excited to start the new year!

Please review the most recent September 6th, 2021 GS Updates, as there are a few reminders to ensure for a smooth and safe transition back to school for all our students.


Maureen MacKillop-DiMillo


Good Shepherd Updates

Hello Good Shepherd Families!

Here is our first Good Shepherd Update of the year. Please take a moment and read through the updates and please do not forget to review the Good Shepherd Book pertaining to the Good Shepherd Guidelines which will hopefully answer any question you might have about starting back to school.

Good Shepherd Welcome Back Updates

We can't wait to see everyone!

Have a wonderful rest of the summer.

Maureen MacKillop-DiMillo


Important Update from the School Board

Please read this important update from the School Board.

School Calendar