@Ocsbchoirs sings most biblically illiterate Xmas tune. #ocsb #ocsbdl #ocsbtweetthehalls

Several teachers emailed and whined about our post about the OCSB  choirs singing Mary Did You Know


Now we see a retweet from the Ottawa Archbishop himself!



The OCSB should be ashamed!

#ocsb choirs sing hymn denying the Immaculate Conception! #s2bgn #ocsbarts #ocsbdl

Update: the Archbishop agrees with us!!



The official choir of the ocsb sang “Mary Did you know” at their big concert at St Basil’s parish.  Superintendent Simone loved it!

This protestant song denies the immaculate conception!! Remember Dec 8th OCSB?




The OCSB concert was at St Basil’s:



CRAZY trans sex ed material #ottnews #ottschools #ocsb #ocsbtweetthehalls #tcot

Apparently saying “your mother gave birth to you” is no longer correct to do to a class of students.

The Wynne Government strongly encourages schools to brng in “community groups” to talk to classes. Groups like sexted.org who presented at a sex ed conference of CCGSD/Jers Vision.






See the footnotes referencing Guelph Sexuality Conference etc

Another PRIVATE sports academy in an #OCSB school #ottnews #ottschools

It’s all so very strange. The OCSB trustees have to approve field trips for 3 days to Boston, but they are not involved in ANY of the decision making or approvals for these elite private sports academies setting up within schools.

First, it was TopFlight Basketball at NDHS. Now, it is Football North at St Joe’s Barrhaven (doing US 4-down football). Students pay $9-$10,000/yr. The academies seem to be have access to school facilities (gyms, fields, private team room) etc.

Are they academies charged anything for this? How is this all affecting the “regular” students at the schools? And the “regular” basketball and football students?

We know the OCSB gets $13K for each additional student (more from international students). We know the academies make money for the private coaches and trainers. Why not more public oversight of all this by the trustees and media?

An enterprising reporter could come up with a good story on this instead of just being cheerleaders!




Ofsaa says they are prep schools operating within high schools. See 7a:

Click to access minutes_april_13_0.pdf

#OCSB ignores KofC Christmas card contest #OCSBarts #ocsbtweetthehalls

There is a very well known Knights of Columbus Christmas poster/card contest that is North American wide. Every church attending Catholic should know about this. But because the “ties” between parish and OCSB schools are so loose (if existent at all), the OCSB went ahead and set up their own contest. Could it be related to lack of church attendance??




For example, St Patrick’s Basilica:



What does OCSB do?? start up their own contest!!



#OCSB . Ontario school results plummeting. #ocsbdl #ottnews #s2bgn


Grade 4 kids in Ontario are lagging behind counterparts in Kazakhstan, Lithuania and 25 other jurisdictions in math, putting them in the middle of the pack in a 2015 global study of math and science.

As usual, the Singapore Math program came #1!!


Education system Average score s.e.
TIMSS scale centerpoint 5 lower 0.0
Singapore1 618 higher 3.8
Hong Kong-CHN2 615 higher 2.9
Korea, Rep. of 608 higher 2.2
Chinese Taipei-CHN 597 higher 1.9
Japan 593 higher 2.0
Northern Ireland-GBR3 570 higher 2.9
Russian Federation 564 higher 3.4
Norway (5)4 549 higher 2.5
Ireland 547 higher 2.1
England-GBR 546 2.8
Belgium (Flemish)-BEL2 546 higher 2.1
Kazakhstan 544 4.5
Portugal1 541 2.2
United States1, 2 539 2.3
Denmark1, 2 539 2.7
Lithuania1 535 2.5
Finlan 535 2.0
Poland 535 2.1
Netherlands2 530 lower 1.7
Hungary 529 lower 3.2
Czech Republic 528 lower 2.2
Bulgaria 524 lower 5.3
Cyprus 523 lower 2.7
Germany 522 lower 2.0
Slovenia 520 lower 1.9
Sweden1 519 lower 2.8
Serbia5 518 lower 3.5
Australia 517 lower 3.1
Canada 1, 2, 6 511 lower 2.3


This post is an interesting essay about teaching in a Canadian school (Nova Scotia)



Here is  a tweet from Georges Vanier School in upscale Kanata. Apparently, a “great discussion”. Inability to spell the word “life” and actually write sentences!  GRADE 6!!!!

Grade 6s were writing today about what they think the 10 Commandments are. We had some great discussion. https://t.co/dSmPv0dpAs

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ahudson_ocsb/status/804118482627530752