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.

School Staff

Click on a teacher's name to view a class newsletter or website.

Mme. Isabelle Perrault
Mr. Noel Gondek

Early Childhood Educators
Ms. Kelly Therien
Ms. Melissa Oppedisano


(Ms. Laura Rogerson - Maternity Leave)

Gr. 2/3
Ms. Charlene O'Reilly

Gr. 3

Gr. 4

Gr. 5
Ms. Theresa Sayers

Gr. 6
(Ms. Jennifer Milks - Maternity Leave)

Primary French
Mme. Anne-Marie Smith

Grade 3 and 5/6 Immersion French 

Gr. 4 and 5/6 Extended French 
Mme. Eva Tshunza

Education for Community Living Teacher
Ms. Laura Cress

Primary Language
Ms. Helen Allvey

Resource Teacher
Mr. John Howland

Preparation & Planning Teachers
Ms. Suzanne Loch
Ms. Danielle Trembley
Ms. Mya Milito

Educational Teaching Assistants
Mr. Scott Kelly
Ms. Jennifer Legari
Ms. Deborah Manhire
Ms. Marthe Paquette-Smith

Library Technician
Ms. Avilla Ollivierre

Mr. Brian Campbell

Office Administrator
Ms. Catherine Gillis

Mrs. Rita Graaskamp

About Our School

School Day Schedule

9:00                    Block 1
10:15Recess (Grades 1-6)
10:30Block 2
11:45Lunch Time (Grades 1-6)
12:05                                Lunch Recess (Grades 1-6)
12:45Block 3
2:00Recess (Grades 1-6)
2:15Block 4
3:30Dismissal (Grades K-6)

Welcome to the St. Rose of Lima School community. We are a school which strives to provide a safe and caring learning environment for our students. Our community is supported through our family involvement and is vibrant, active, and collaborative. It is through the dedication and hard work of our educators, parents/guardians, and parish that our students continue to grow intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually during their time at St. Rose of Lima School. We aim for excellence in all subject areas and each student is supported to build their cognitive and learning skills to the best of their ability. 

Our St. Rose of Lima School Council meets several times a year to discuss current school and board initiatives and works hard to support the school in a variety of ways.  Parents are always welcome to come to a meeting to learn more about the school and to see how they can support student learning at our school.  We are very interested in having more new parents join our friendly group. 

Our Catholic faith and the gospel values are integrated into all areas of the curriculum, as well as, the life of the school. Daily prayer, monthly liturgies, sacramental preparation, and seasonal masses all serve to build student and adult faith. We are linked and supported by our local parish, St. Martin de Porres Church, located in Bells Corners. Additionally, we make connections with our local and global community through a variety of social justice and outreach initiatives. Students learn that their efforts can influence the lives of others near to home and across the world.

French is an important component of the culture of St. Rose of Lima School. In the junior grades, students’ families are able to choose between immersion or extended French instruction. In the primary grades, students follow an extended French program.  Our Junior and Senior Kindergarten classes offer a 50/50 English/French Immersion program. French is spoken by students and staff and is regularly used in school announcements and gatherings. 

The St. Rose of Lima staff endeavours to provide ongoing communication about students’ progress, as well as, school events and activities. Weekly Updates, flyers, websites, and Twitter feeds are all used to help keep families informed. The school year at St. Rose of Lima School is full of special events, gatherings, and activities that add an essential and marvelous dimension to the school experience of students and families. Families are always welcome to attend and participate in our school functions. 

Families that are new to the area are most welcome to come and visit our school to meet staff members, tour the school, and find out about the programs and services offered by our school and the Ottawa Catholic School Board. 


Rita Graaskamp

Academic Program: 

We offer instruction in English, French, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Religion & Family Life, Social Studies, The Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance), and Health & Physical Education. All programs are based on the Ontario Curriculum. Click here to view these curriculum documents online. We are also a French Immersion Centre, offering the choice of extended or immersion programs beginning in grade 4. 

Full-Day Kindergarten: 

We offer a rich and exciting full-day play-based Kindergarten program. This two-year program fosters healthy child development and prepares students for Grade 1. For more information, please visit the Ministry of Education website

The 3 R's of St. Rose

1. Rigour

2. Respect

3. Responsibility

Activities, Clubs & Teams

It is our hope to offer the following sports teams for the 2018-2019 school year:

Cross-Country: October 17th (Boys & Girls)

Volleyball: November 8th (Girls) & November 15th (Boys)

Handball: February 12th-14th (Girls) & February 19th-21st (Boys)

Ultimate Frisbee: May 14th (Girls & Boys)

Touch Football: June 4th (Girls) & June 5th (Boys)

Track & Field: June 19th (Girls & Boys)

Affiliated Schools

2675 Draper Avenue, Ottawa
Phone: 613-820-9705

Our Parish

3891 Richmond Road, Nepean
Phone:  613-828-6720