School News & Announcements

National Volunteer week - April 18-24, 2021

posted Apr 21, 2021, 7:57 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. 

The Ottawa Catholic School Board endorses the participation of the entire school community in supporting the education of our children.  Future education must encompass the school, home, community and parish.  Volunteers make a valuable contribution to the learning environment.  Your volunteer service is highly valued and appreciated, and we thank you for your continued support at St Gabriel School. We look forward to when we can have our volunteers back in the schools.

Photography Club for Grades 3-6

posted Apr 7, 2021, 7:03 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA   [ updated Apr 7, 2021, 7:03 AM ]

Photography Club (virtually) begins this week for grades 3-6 and runs until the end of May.


Mr. LaBrash will be guiding the virtual Photography Club with weekly lessons where students will be challenged to take various kinds of photos and email him one per week.


Students are asked to email Mr. LaBrash ( if they are interested in joining (with the subject line “Photoclub”). Thanks.

Link to Photography Club:


Link to last year’s slideshow:

Spirit Week - March 15-19

posted Mar 10, 2021, 10:03 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA

Pink Shirt Day (Bullying awareness) - Wednesday February 24th

posted Feb 22, 2021, 8:22 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA

Students and staff are encouraged to wear a pink shirt tomorrow to bring awareness to bullying, encourage everyone to practice kindness and symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.

St Gabriel Spirit week

posted Dec 11, 2020, 7:38 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA   [ updated Dec 11, 2020, 7:51 AM ]

Monday Dec. 14th  -  Red and Green

Tuesday Dec. 15th  -  Crazy Christmas Hat and Sock Day

Wednesday Dec. 16th  -  Winter Wonderland (Blue and White and some glitz)

Thursday Dec. 17th  -  Christmas Sweater Day and Virtual Bingo

Friday Dec, 18th   -  PJ Day and Christmas PJs and movie

Mark your calendars - Pizza night on Wednesday November 25th

posted Nov 16, 2020, 12:20 PM by Cathy O'Brien - OA   [ updated Nov 18, 2020, 7:02 AM ]

Please save the date for our first Jojo’s Pizza Night on Wednesday, November 25th. If you order from any location that evening and reference St. Gabriel School, a portion of the money spent will be returned to the school.

Accessing the Hapara Workspace

posted Nov 5, 2020, 7:59 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA

Please click on the link to learn how to access your child’s Hapara workspace.  If your child is

away from school for more than a couple of days or if they are currently on the Virtual Academy

waiting list, they should be accessing their Hapara workspace in order to access some of the

work that is missed. Although it is difficult to replicate the exact learning and instruction that 

takes place in class, teachers will be uploading supplemental materials on a weekly basis.  Please

reach out to your child’s teacher or to myself if you have any questions about the work.

Halloween Spirit Week

posted Oct 26, 2020, 12:13 PM by Cathy O'Brien - OA   [ updated Oct 26, 2020, 12:16 PM ]


October 26

Backwards and Inside Out Day


October 27

Plaid/Stripe or pattern day


October 28

Crazy Hair or Crazy Hat  Day


October 29

Halloween PJs

Virtual Bingo

(donate a canned good)


October 30

Costume/Black and Orange

Haunted House Tour

Halloween Movie (donate a canned good)

Please read the October 26th News Flash for further details.

Questions about Covid testing?

posted Oct 9, 2020, 6:55 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA

Ottawa Public Health wants to provide clear directions on recommendations for who needs to be tested for COVID-19 in a school setting. Please click here for the information.

Welcome to St Gabriel Catholic School

posted Sep 25, 2020, 7:36 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA   [ updated Sep 25, 2020, 7:39 AM ]

Click here to view what is new for Fall 2020.

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