Discover our School
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.
The OCSB acknowledges the suffering experienced by Indigenous peoples in Canada's Residential Schools and is committed to Truth and Reconciliation. Read the OCSB Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action to learn more.
Our Family of Schools
We are an elementary school offering grades JK-6.
After grade 6, our students attend Holy Trinity Catholic High School
School Day Schedule — Grades 1-6
Yard supervision — 9:00 am - 9:15 am
Block 1 — 9:15 am-10:30 am
Morning Recess — 10:30 am - 10:45 am
Block 2 — 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch — 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Block 3 — 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Afternoon Recess — 2:15 pm-2:30 pm
Block 4 — 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
The OCSB operates a before and after-school Extended Day Program (EDP) in our school. You can register your child in our morning, afternoon, or both programs for 2-5 consecutive days a week. The program may also be available on PD days and March Break if there is enough interest. Visit the Child Care page on the OCSB website for more information.
St. Martin de Porres Dress Code
Students are to come to school appropriately dressed, ready to learn, with proper attention given to personal cleanliness, grooming, and neatness AND in keeping with a positive school environment:
Two pairs of shoes are required: one pair for indoor wear, and one pair for outdoor wear. Indoor running shoes are required for Physical Education class.
Students must have a pair of indoor shoes to wear at school, at all times. These may be left in the cloakroom. It is critical the children have shoes on at all times, given the possibility of a fire alarm or another emergency. Children utilizing the gym must have proper footwear, and indoor shoes need to have non-marking soles.
LOST AND FOUND
Personal belongings should be labeled with the student's first and last name. Lost articles may be found in the "Lost and Found" box located at the office.
The OCSB's spiritual theme for 2021-2024 is: Gratitude rooted in Joy, fills us with Hope
In each of the next three school years, our school will focus on a different aspect of the Spiritual Theme: Gratitude, Joy and Hope.
“My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.”
– James 1: 2-3 (NRSV)
All school bus transportation is provided by the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA). Visit the Transportation page of the OCSB website for more information
Kindergarten at St Martin de Porres
We are very excited to share our virtual Welcome to Kindergarten presentation. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we cannot families in this year. We are happy to share an in-depth look at what we have to offer at our school. Some of the staff speak on some of the slides. We hope you enjoy learning about the various activities our school has to offer. Please contact the school if you have any other questions.