School Staff


Principal 
M. Lynch 

Office Administrator 
D. Goldsmith 

Kindergarten
C. Razzouk (English/French)
S. Wenslawek (English)  (LTO. K. Dionello)
M. Hotte (French)

Grade 1 
C. McNamara-McGuire

Grade 1/2 
C. Chiucchi

Grade 2/3 

Grade 3/4 
G. Tegano

Grade 4 (English (AM)
S. Wenslawek (English)  (LTO. K. Dionello)
G. Tegano

Grade 5/6 (English (AM)

Grade 6   (English (AM)
Grade 5/6 (English (PM)

French Extended 
L. Brancati (Gr. 1, 1/2, 2/3, 5/6) 

French Immersion 
M. Hotte (Gr.4/5)
S. Biber  (Gr. 5/6)

Preparation and Planning Teachers
Resource Teacher 

Educational Assistants 
S. Flatia
S. Groenewegen
A. MacQueen  (LTO S. Crumpton)
R. Powell
S. Longo

Early Childhood Educators
T. Lach
K. Oliva-Cantaderio

Library Technician 
L. Cook 

Head Custodian 
S. Lalancette (day)  (LTO - J. Gentle) 
D. Elvina (evening)

About Our School


Class Timetable


Grades K - 6
Arrival
Block  1
Recess
Block 2
Lunch
Block 3
Recess
Block 4
Dismissal
9:00 - 9:15
9:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 2:15
2:15 - 2:30
2:30 - 3:45
3:45


School History

When it first opened in 1964, St. Augustine Catholic School was on the edge of Ottawa’s suburban growth. There was no housing development surrounding the school at that time, and Arnot Road was not paved. St. Augustine Catholic School was the second school to bear this name. The original, on Admiral Avenue near Carling Avenue, had been opened in 1955. This facility later became St. Elizabeth Catholic School and is now the site of St. Nicholas Adult High School, operated by the Continuing and Community Education Department of the Ottawa Catholic School Board. The original St. Augustine

Catholic School on Admiral Avenue quickly became overcrowded. However, instead of putting an addition on to the school, the Ottawa Roman Catholic Separate School Board opted to construct an entirely new building on Arnot Road, naming it “St. Augustine Catholic School” as it was located within the boundaries of the parish of the same name.

When the new St. Augustine School opened its doors on January 29, 1964, there were 230 students enrolled from Kindergarten through to Grade 8. The school retained its grade 8 students until 1970. After that, grades 7 and 8 students attended Frank Ryan Catholic Senior Elementary School. The school was officially blessed in a ceremony on September 27, 1964. Terry Murphy was the first principal of St. Augustine Catholic School. In addition, the school at that time had no secretary, so office work was totally up to the principal as well.

Over the history of the school, it has been blessed to have the guidance and consistent visibility of the parish priest of St. Augustine Church on Baseline Road near the intersection of Merivale Road. Rev. Brendan O’Brien was the pastor at St. Augustine just prior to his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Ottawa.

The two-storey school has two kindergarten classrooms, ten regular classrooms, a computer lab, a library and a large schoolyard.


School Colours: Blue and white 

Logo: The logo includes a cross centred in three interlocking circles or rings, with the school name “St. Augustine School” below. The rings represent the connection among home, school and church.

School Clothing: Students adhere to a dress code reflecting the school colours, namely, a white shirt or blouse and blue pants or skirt. Friday is a day on which they may wear regular clothes.


Boomerang/Waste Free Lunch Program

St. Augustine has for many years been striving to “Care for God’s Creation”, by becoming environmentally friendly.  Last year students and staff formed an ECO Team to try and became recognized as a Certified Silver ECO School.

This year we are aiming to become a Certified Gold ECO School. To that end we are looking to reduce our waste production by 80%.   Last year, St. Augustine school adopted a Boomerang/Waste Free Lunch Program to help make a difference in our environment.  

This means that all waste, food or containers will be returned home for recycling.  Unfortunately, we do not have the facilities for proper rinsing of containers, and despite our best efforts to use the green bin program, we ended up with cross contamination,and our containers had to be put in the garbage.

We know this program will require families to rethink food preparation and student actions.  Our hope is that informative discussions will take place at home and school and habits will change.  Packing a waste free lunch not only helps the environment, it can also result in healthier, more nutritious snack/lunches as many prepackaged foods contain significant amounts of salt, preservatives, sugar and fat.  There is also a cost savings as lunches made of prepackaged items cost more than buying larger quantities and serving them in reusable containers. In October, during Waste Reduction Week, the ECO Team will organize some special activities in order to raise awareness about eco friendly ideas.  

Thanks in advance for your support with this very important initiative.

St. Augustine ECO Team


  


Activities, Clubs & Teams


Clubs

Choir 

Kindergarten Helpers (Grade 6)
Lunch Monitors (Grades 5 and 6)
Peer Mediators (Grade 4)


Teams

ECO Team
Milk Program Team
Junior Basketball Teams
Junior Cross Country Running Team
Junior Floorball Team
Junior Kinball Team
Junior Soccer Teams
Junior Track and Field Team
Junior Touch FootballTeams