School Staff 2017-2018

Deborah Langdon - Principal 

Brenda Scherf - Office Administrator

 
Lani McFarlane – Kindergarten (English/French) 
Courtney Burkhardt - Early Childhood Educator
Brian Kennedy - Kindergarten (English), Grade 5 Language Arts
Julie Robichaud - Kindergarten (French)FSL Grade 5 Extended and Immersion French
Mariah Lafontaine-Colley – Early Childhood Educator 
Cheryl Renaud – Grade 1 
Catherine Lachambre - Grade 2/3
Alex Korscog - Grade 3
Catherine Charland - FSL Grade 1,2,3, French Prep and Planning Teacher 
Dana Prusakowski - Grade 4 
Shawn Martin - Grade 5, English Prep and Planning Teacher
Leigh James - Grade 6 
Edwina Chittilappilly – Grade 4,6 Extended and Immersion French

Laura Darch – Resource Teacher
Ken Mendes- ELL Teacher

Jodie Guscott – Library Technician 

Julie Looker – Educational Assistant
Svitlana Pisetska – Educational Assistant
Joel Dorner – Educational Assistant
Mallory Holder - Educational Assistant
Valerie Lalonde - Educational Assistant

Developmental Education Team
Joanne Scott – Teacher 
Kimberly Redmond
Michelle Van Loon
Ross Van Loan
Erin Dunn
Elizabeth Shanahan
Valerie Lalonde

Alanna Stairs– Housekeeper
Ruth Lenarduzzi – Nurse 

Dariusz Wyscocki – Head Custodian
Ryan Salapang - Custodian (Evening)

 


About Our School


Welcome to Thomas D’Arcy McGee Catholic School!

 

Our Mission Statement
 
 

The mission of Thomas D’Arcy McGee Catholic School is to create and maintain a faith based educational environment which ensures that all children reach their highest level of academic achievement possible. We are committed to a comprehensive system of support to ensure this outcome through the rigorous implementation of high yield strategies in all curriculum areas.

 

Who We Are


 
We are a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 school situated in the beautiful Beacon Hill Community in Ottawa, Ontario. Our school is fully equipped with the latest technology in every classroom. The SmartBoards, iPads, and Netbooks are used on a daily basis by both the teachers and the students to fully enhance your child's education through interactive learning.


We are also proud to be offering the Full-Day Junior and Senior Kindergarten French Immersion Program. We also offer French Immersion beginning in Grade 4. With both of these programs, your child receives half of their instructional day in French and half in English. There is still plenty of space available. All students are welcome!


If you require further information, or if you would like to book a tour of our school before you register your child, please contact us at 613-749-2251 or at: thomasdarcy.mcgee@ocsb.ca 


Our History 

Thomas D'Arcy McGee Catholic School first opened its doors in 1969 in Beacon Hill North, a thriving suburb in the east end of Ottawa, Ontario, our Nation's Capital. The school was named after Thomas D'Arcy McGee who, in 1857, became an elected member of parliament. He passionately believed that any system of education worthy of the name, must have a religious basis. In concert with the spokesmen for the Catholic Church, he participated in a long and skillful battle to secure the Catholics of Ontario the right to this kind of education, and undoubtedly, his eloquence helped persuade Parliament to accept this principle. In 1863, he finally had the satisfaction of seeing legislation passed which recognized the separate school system in Ontario.


What We Are Today 

We are a vibrant Catholic Community who have dedicated ourselves to fostering academic excellence and personal growth among our students. Emphasizing the leadership skills that Thomas D'Arcy McGee personified throughout his life in the arts, sports and in the protection of the environment, provides the students of Thomas D'Arcy McGee Catholic School with a well-rounded education.


In the Thomas D'Arcy McGee Catholic School Community, the staff and parents co-operate to create a positive, secure learning environment for academic and social growth. With the help of many volunteers and through classroom learning activities, our students are full participants in the development of their educational experience and environment.


What We Offer At Our School

Thomas D'Arcy McGee Catholic School is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 School. We have extensive facilities to offer our students:
  • Full Day Junior and Senior Kindergarten French Immersion classes 
  • Kindergarten, Primary and Junior Pods 
  • Developmental Education Unit 
  • Resource Room 
  • ELL Room 
  • Conference Rooms
  • NetBooks
  • Ipads 
  • Chromebooks in each classroom 
  • SmartBoards in each classroom 
  • Learning Commons 
  • Double Gymnasium 
  • Sensory Room 
  • Large school yard with basketball nets 
  • Cross Country Skis for primary classes 
  • Snowshoes for students
  • Beaconwood School Age Program for children 4 to 9

Activities, Clubs & Teams


Thomas D'Arcy McGee Teams 
Girls Basketball
 
Boys Basketball   
 
Girls Volleyball
 
Boys Volleyball
 
Girls Badminton
 
Boys Badminton
 
Track and Field
 
Ultimate Frisbee
 
Swim to Survive Program (Grade 3 Students)

 
Thomas D'Arcy McGee Clubs

Environmental/Recycling Club  

Drama Club

Buddies Club with D.E. group
 
Dance Club
 
Knitting Club
 
Gamers Club