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 Staff

JK/SK Kindergarten (Full Day):
Ms. Elissa Pharand (French) 
Ms. Tracy Kirkpatrick (English) @MsKirkpatrick11
Ms. Chantelle Gogo (ECE)
Ms. Melanie O'Rourke (ECE)

Gr. 1:
Ms. Patricia O'Toole/Mme Julie Young-Pratte
Gr. 2:
Ms. Veronica Brown/Mme Julie Young-Pratte
Gr. 2/3: 
Mr. Paulo De Lima/Mme Julie Young-Pratte
Gr. 3:
Ms. Kim Pownall/Mme Julie Young-Pratte
Gr. 4:
Ms. Violetta Borowski
Grade 4/5
Grade 5/6
Ms. Lauren Lafleche @MissL_OCT 
Gr. 6: 
Mr. Robert Halpin
Gr. 4/5 Immersion: 
Mme Silvia Ramirez
Grade 5/6 Immersion: 
Mme Christine Sum
Grade 4/5 and 5/6 Extended: 
Mme Christina Kennedy
Virtual Academy:
Ms. Mirna Khaddaj
Ms. Janina Couch
Mr. Peter DeNicolais
Ms. Twilight Beltran
Ms. Jessica Oncea
Mme. Christina Kennedy (am only)
Mme. Silvia Ramirez-Mercado (am only)

Resource Teachers: 
Ms. Lauren Saunders-Corse
Ms. Rebecca Pereira
Ms. Lauren Lafleche (pm only)
ELL Teacher:
Ms. Janina Couch

Library Technician: 
Ms. Mira Kolodziej

Educational Assistants:
Ms. Kaila Lecuyer-Hall
Ms. Tennille Galipeau
Ms. Susan Rowbotham
Ms. Gudrun Desjardins

Mr. Marc Massey
Ms. Yordania Suarez-Palma

Office Administrator:
Ms. Gisella Caruso

Extended Day Program:
Ms Rashida Akter 

Principal Designate:
Ms. Lauren Corse-Saunders

Ms. Julie Kerr

About Our School

St. John Paul II Catholic School

The St. John Paul II Catholic School community believes that a Catholic school is one in which the teachings of Jesus Christ are integrated into the day-to-day curriculum and social fabric of school life. The strength of our school comes from the Catholic faith that the staff, students and community share. We aspire to have our students develop a way of living that embodies the life of Jesus Christ. Our school engages all staff and students in 21st century learning opportunities. All of the learning systems – curriculum instruction, assessment, professional learning, accountability and resource allocation – are in support of 21st century learning. Students will be creative, critical-thinking global citizens, analysts, communicators and producers engaged in learning that is conceptual and authentic within an inquiry based environment.

Academic Program: 

We offer instruction in English (Language), French (Language), Mathematics, Science and Technology, Religion & Family Life, Social Studies, The Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance), and Health & Physical Education. All programs are based on the Ontario Curriculum. You are welcome to view these curriculum documents online. We are also a French Immersion centre offering the choice of extended or immersion beginning in grade 4. 

Family of Schools: 

We are a feeder school for Lester B. Pearson H.S.. Check the school boundary maps on the Board website for more information.

Full-Day Kindergarten: 

We will offer a rich and exciting full-day play-based Kindergarten Immersion program in September 2012. This two-year program fosters healthy child development and prepares students for grade 1. For more information, please visit the Ministry of Education website

Extended Day Program: 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Before and After School Care: Children from Kindergarten through Grade Six are eligible to attend our Extended Day Program (aka - Before and After School Program). Space is limited. Subsidies are available. In order to be considered for a space please visit the Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist, via email at Support@OneHSN.com, or by phone at (888) 722-1540. Program information can also be obtained by calling the Ottawa Catholic School Board's Early Learning Services at 613-224-4455 Ex. 2382.

Where will my child's School Bus Stop be? 
Would you like to know where your child will be picked up and dropped off by the school bus and the company responsible for his or her busing? 
Click here to use the online stop finder tool! 

How does Full-Day Kindergarten work? 
Our school offers Full-Day Kindergarten classrooms that follow Ontario's Full-Day Kindergarten Program . Information about Full-Day Kindergarten, can also be found in Learning to Play and Playing to Learn, an online booklet about Kindergarten or in a series about Full-Day Kindergarten published in Globe and Mail last year. 
Check it out by clicking here. 

What were the results of May's EQAO assessments?
Check out: EQAO's website.

Activities, Clubs & Teams

JPII Sports Teams: Home of the Jaguars!


girls - Nov. 
boys - Nov. 

girls - Feb. 
boys - Feb. 

girls - April
boys - April 

Ultimate Frisbee
Co-Ed: May 

Track & Field

Track Meet Info (posted closer to the meet)

Extra-curricular activities

Arts: choir and drama production

Team & Spirit Building: Play Days, Charitable Initiatives

Stewardship: Eco School "Green Team", library helpers, "Todd Squad" custodian helpers, office helpers,

Athletics: Intramurals, PALS Recess Leaders, etc.]

2072 Jasmine Crescent, Gloucester
Phone:  613-741-4525

Our Parish

518 Donald Street, Ottawa
Phone:  613-745-3961