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

Cindy Bissonnette

Office Administrator
Sue Keats

Full Day Kindergarten Program 

    Susan McGahey
    Emilie Ferguson   

    Victoria Torrie
    Jennifer Bachuber
Kathleen Shea
Alexandra MacLeod 
Cheryl Andrews

Maurizio Pasqua
Glenise George 

Miriam Hastings
Patricia Kaiser
Kayla Howard

Jennifer Idone
Kathy McCord

Jodie Guscott

Elizabeth Swaren

Educational Assistants
Doug Besharah, Scott Officer, Natashia Mantha, Thomas Giles, Taylor Mattan

Colin Deevy
Zachary Cain

About Our School


On behalf of the staff at Dr. F. J. McDonald Catholic School, welcome to the 2019 - 2020 school year!

Our day is organized as follows: 

Yard supervision
School starts
Block 1
Morning recess
Block 2
Block 3
Afternoon recess
Block 4
8:15 - 8:30 am
8:30 am
8:30-9:45 am
9:45 - 10:00 am
10:00 - 11:15 am
11:15 am- 12:15 pm
12:15 - 1:30 pm
1:30 - 1:45 pm
1:45 - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm


Dr. F. J. McDonald Catholic School is a school that promotes responsibility, respect, civility, and academic excellence in a safe learning and teaching environment. We recognize that all people are created in the image and likeness of God and, as such, all people have the right to be treated with dignity, respect and fairness.

The code of conduct for Dr. F. J. McDonald Catholic School sets clear standards of behaviour that apply to our students as well as all individuals involved in our school community (parents, volunteers, teachers, and other staff members). These standards apply whether they are on school property, on school buses, at school-related events or activities, or in other circumstances that could have an impact on the school climate (including the use of the Internet).

Activities, Clubs & Teams


School Choir 
Knitting Club
Eco Club
Tech Club


Boys & Girls Volleyball
Boys & Girls Basketball
Track and Field
Boys & Girls Soccer
Cross Country
Boys & Girls Tchouckball
Boys & Girls Football

In partnership with our Catholic School Council, community building events are organized throughout the year. Events will be listed on our school calendar. 

Affiliated Schools

Notre Dame High School

710 Broadview Avenue, Ottawa
Phone:  613-722-6565

Our Parish

153 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa
Phone:  613-722-7661