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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.
School Day Schedule — Grades 1-6
Beginning of school day: 9:10
Recess Break: 10:25
Lunch Break/ Recess 11:55
Instructional Time 12:55
Recess Break 2:10
End of school day 3:40
Please note: Supervision is provided in the schoolyard beginning at 8:55 a.m. For your child’s safety, please ensure that she/he does not arrive prior to 8:55.
The Ottawa Catholic Child Care Corporation operates a licensed child care program in our school with before and after school spaces for children 4-12 years.
There are also Toddler and Preschool programs for children 18 months - 4 years.
Visit Chapman Mills Early Learning Centre for more information.
The OCSB's spiritual theme for 2021-2024 is: Gratitude rooted in Joy, fills us with Hope
St. Emily opened its doors in September 2006. It was named in honour of St. Emily de Rodate who was born near Rodez, France and who became a nun at Maison St. Cyr when she was eighteen. Emily means "to excel". In 1815, she decided that her vocation was in teaching poor children. With the aid of three young assistants, she began her work in her room at St. Cyr. This was the start of a teaching institute called the Congregation of the Holy Family of Villefanche. It grew rapidly, establishing its own motherhouse and branches. In time, St. Emily extended the Congregation's activities to caring for unfortunate women, orphans and the aged. She saw 38 institutions established before she died in 1852. She was canonized in 1950 and her Feast Day is September 19.