School News

Sacramental Preparation ~ Fall 2023 Update

FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST COMMUNION:  In Grade 2, children will celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation followed by the Sacrament of First Communion in the spring.  Preparation for these sacramental celebrations will begin with an information and registration meeting. This meeting will be held on Tuesday October 3, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at The Good Shepherd Parish. This meeting is for parents only. This meeting is important, if you would like your children to receive these sacraments here at The Good Shepherd Church. It is most important that a parent attend this meeting; the children need not attend.

CONFIRMATION: In the Archdiocese of Ottawa, children in Grade 6 or higher may receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Confirmation is the final step in the initiation process of the Church which began with Baptism and the Eucharist. In Confirmation we are strengthened with the gifts of the Holy Spirit in order to live out our baptismal call that brings us to the Eucharist. If you wish to make this journey with your child to Confirmation this year, please attend the sacramental preparation registration and information night on Wednesday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. at The Good Shepherd Parish.

 If you have any question please contact the pastor at (613) 824-4394 ext.2 or email at

School News for September 8, 2023

September 8, 2023

Dear St. Dominic Families,

What a joy it was to see the school filled with students and staff this week! It was also wonderful to see everyone settling into the routines of the new school year. Many thanks to students, parents and staff for all you did to help make the first week of school go so well. While a little less heat would have been welcome, our school community is truly blessed.  

Paul Gautreau

Principal ~ St. Dominic

BOO HOO, WOO HOO BREAKFAST ~ Many thanks to all the volunteers from our School Council for organizing such a great welcoming breakfast yesterday morning.  Thanks to all the St. Dominic parents and guardians who joined us for this community building event.  The next School Council event is their inaugural meeting taking place on September 27 @ 6:30 p.m. in the staff room.  All parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

MORNING SUPERVISION ~ While we love when children arrive at school early, please know that there is NO SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS BEFORE 9:00.  Somedays, you may see  children and staff from our Extend Day Program (EDP) in the school yard before 9:00, but please know EDP staff are only responsible for children registered in their program. 

PARKING LOT ACCESS ~  To reduce the chance of accidents, unauthorized vehicles are not permitted to enter the school parking lot between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. Instead, please park at Vista Park or on neighbourhood streets.


MEET AND GREET ~ On Tuesday, September 12th, please join us between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for our annual Meet and Greet. The evening is designed to give you the opportunity to meet your child(ren)’s teachers and to see their classroom(s).  While this is a parent/guardian focused event, feel free to bring your children, too. We hope to see you there!

ACTIVATING BLACK STUDENT SUCCESS WORKSHOP ~ Discover how you can support your child’s success by attending this parent engagement workshop.  It takes place on Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at 570 West Hunt Club Road.  You can participate online or in person. For more information, please visit the link above. 

Good Shepherd Parish News

Dear St. Dominic Families,

Here are links to past Parish Newsletters:

Sacraments:  Typically, children in Grade 2 receive the sacrament of Reconcilliation and First Communion.  In Grade 6, children typically receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  Information about sacramental preparation courses will be shared with families through an email from the school in the fall.  Of course, information about sacramental preparation can also be obtained by contacting the Good Shepherd Parish directly by email ( or by phone (613-824-4394).

The Good Shepherd Parish

3092 Innes Road

Ottawa, ON

K1W 1C8

Rudhro Prince Memorial Walk ~ September 24, 2023

Dear family and friends,


Please join us on September  24th, 2023 at 9am at Andrew Hayden Park (3127 Carling Ave) for our 5th annual Rudhro Prince memorial walk. 

Our mission is simple, We want to keep our son's legacy alive by supporting the organizations nearest and dearest to his heart. The proceeds from the walk will be donated to Asthma Canada, C.H.E.O, and St. Mary Elementary School. 

An estimated 23.4 million people currently live with this disease  including 7 million children.

It accounts for roughly 250,000 deaths a year. We want to spread awareness about the effects of asthma-being that it is one of the most common diseases in the world without cure. Please come out and support us on September 24th at Andrew Hayden Park. Together,  we are working to achieve our vision of a future without Asthma. 

Please register/donate at

Share and Invite your friends and family on September 24th, 2023 at 9am at Andrew Hayden Park. 

School Council News

The St. Dominic Catholic School Council is made up of a parent volunteers and school staff. The School Council plans a variety of special events and fundraisers for St. Dominic students and their families throughout the school year. The School Council also provides input on topics such as  the code of conduct, budget priorities, and school goals. Meetings are held in the school staff room on a monthly basis. Please consider joining!  For more information, please:

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