If your child will be away from school:
 Please call: 613-271-9910, 
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Register All Summer Long!

 Thank you for visiting the Jack Donohue Public School website! We are now closed for the summer but you may register all summer long at the OCDSB Administration Building at 133 Greenbank Road.

 Please call the Admissions Department at 613-596-8730 to make an appointment. 

 Please bring your child’s proof of age,address, health card and immunization record to register.

 If English is not your first language, you are new to Canada, returning from abroad or from a French language school board, please call our Family Reception Centre at 613-239-2416 to make an appointment.

 For more information please visit the OCDSB website.




The Richcraft Recreation Complex has personal time capsules available for students and their families at Jack Donohue Public School.  You can collect your own complimentary time capsule and fill it with memories and mementos to be discovered in 48 years time. The time capsules will be sealed in the Richcraft Recreation Centre Vault until the year 2063.


Each 55mm x 90mm numbered bamboo time capsule is completely free of charge and comes with a numbered certificate of ownership that can be passed on to future heirs. Time Capsules will be on hand at the Jack Donohue PS office until June 25, 2015 on a first come, first serve basis.


Pick up your time Capsule now and leave a keepsake for the distant future!” 


             Letter to Parents - June 22, 2015

 Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) policy and procedure regarding Transportation for Students in a Joint Custody Arrangements and Having Two Homes. Application forms are due by 1 June 2015 for a September 2015 start. 


Dear families: Please take a look at our school-wide expectations for our Bring Your Own Device program. After consulting with both Junior and Intermediate students, staff and parent council, Jack Donohue has created these expectations.


Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum: The Ministry of Education has released the new Health and Physical Education Curriculum, with changes to the sexual education segment of the document. Also released was a Parent’s Guide to help them have discussions with their kids about elements of the curriculum. While acknowledging that teaching about some topics should be between families and their children, the Minister also noted that the government has a responsibility to provide young people with accurate information that will promote their health and safety. A public opinion poll found that 93 per cent of parents/guardians wanted a new sex ed curriculum and 90 per cent wanted schools to teach it. An important addition to the curriculum is the concept of consent and healthy relationships. Jack Donohue P.S. will teach the new curriculum as of September 2015.

Application for Admission to Elementary School

 Don’t forget to collect all of the supporting documents you need to register your child:

        1.    Your child's proof of age (in the form of a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, registration of birth card, or passport).
      Note: Registration cannot be completed without one of these forms of identification.
2.    Your child's proof of address (minimum of two of the following: property tax bill, assessment notice, purchase of sale agreement, or rental agreement for a separately assessed unit, utility bills,                      driver’s license).  Note: Utility bills and licenses must be accompanied by one of the other pieces, such as a rental agreement.
3.    Your child’s Ontario health card and immunization record
Print off forms and bring to the school office to finalize the registration process

  • Details on OCDSB's Strategic Plan: Info Sheet

  • Take a look at this parent guide called Doing Mathematics with Your Child for students in Kindergarten through to Grade 6. It's filled with fun activities and ideas about how you can support your child's learning.

A Parent Guide to Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting by the OCDSB

For safety reasons ​excercise extreme caution while parking and driving on Halton Terrace before and after school. Please drive slowly and refrain from doing U-turns. ​There are many students of all ages crossing Halton at these times and we want to take every precaution possible to ensure that they arrive safely. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping all of our students safe at school!




Cindy Alce, Principal

 Mark Cruise, Vice-Principal

Kelly Mills, Office Administrator

Lise Bishop, Office Assistant

Perry Brown, Chief Custodian

Martha Johnstone, Librarian


Brett Reynolds, Superintendent of Instruction

Christine Boothby, School Trustee

Jennifer McKenzie, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Jennifer Adams, Director of Education 


For information about the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board please visit our OCDSB website.