Principal's Message

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11:10

 HI Everyone


Each September, secondary schools in Ontario are given their final staffing allocation by the school board.  This allocation is based upon the number of students registered in the school.  Our school population is slightly lower than it was last year, requiring us to reduce the number of classes we offer.  The Student Services team will be meeting with all affected students and providing them with guidance around the selection of new courses and timetable adjustments.


Throughout this process, we will:

- minimize disruption to individual students' programming;

- contact parents/guardians where pathways may be affected; and

- provide intensive academic support for students who may experience an unanticipated timetable change this month.


Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child's guidance counsellor.

 Mr . Walker


Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 14:58

 Hi everyone

  This is a reminder of our first Parent/ Guardien  council meeting of the year here at Rideau HS

  on October 6. 2015 @ 7:00 pm. Please extend an invitation to all who you feel would be interested in joining us. 

Mr .Walker

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 21:43

This a reminder to go to @RideauSpeaks on Twitter 

​to stay current on all daily activities at Rideau HS:

​daily announcement - student activities, events sports and clubs will all be posted on twitter



Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 09:32

 Hi Everyone


We are very pleased to inform you that we have reached a tentative local agreement with OSSTF secondary teachers. The details of the agreement are confidential until ratified. Ratification is scheduled to be completed by September 30th. Until then, sanctions will remain in place. ‎


Given that the sanctions will remain in place, 'Meet the Teacher'  schedule for this Thursday evening will  be postponed until after the ratification process on September 30. 

 I will communicate when the evening will take place  next week. 


Mr. Walker 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 10:45

 Hi everyone.

  In our efforts to reach a goal our Parent  / Guardian council set last year for increased communication, this year we will be posting  all announcements on Twitter . Please sign up to a twitter account, if you have not already done so,  follow @RideauSpeaks. 

 Upcoming event 

 Sept 24 7:00 pm Meet the teacher night 

 October 6  7:00 pm Parent Guardian council meeting 

 Oct  Professional activity day No classes for students

 Oct 12 Thanksgiving holiday no classes.


Mr Walker 

In the Spotlight

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 12:48

Some important dates...

Friday Feb 6 - Semester I report cards sent home

Thursday Feb 12 - Course Selection Information Fair (all day, Cafeteria)

Thursday Feb 12 - Meet-the-Teacher Event (5:00-7:00pm)

Friday Feb 13 - PA Day (no classes for students)

Monday Feb 16 - Family Day (no classes)

Wed Feb 25 - Black History Month Assembly (time TBD)

If you have any questions about upcoming events, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:27

Over the next few weeks, students will be selecting their courses for the 2015-2016 school year.  Yes, it's that time of year already!

Guidance Counsellors and our Student Success Team will be distributing option sheets to all current students during early February.  To assist with course selection, students are encouraged to speak with their parents, teachers, Guidance Counsellors and our Guidance Services Assistant, Ms. Wilson.  Information about Rideau's course offerings for next year can be found by clicking here.  You will find a link to the online Secondary Course Guide as well as helpful tips and advice.

Course selection must be completed by all students no later than February 20, 2015.

Monday, May 26, 2014 - 13:49

Rideau Rams save a piece of Ottawa history

Read the full Ottawa Citizen May 23, 2014 article and view the video

"The Rideau High School shop students have since September spent about 1,300 class hours helping an existing group of volunteers, by fashioning wood and metal items, such as hinges, doors and window frames, for the restoration of the 600-series streetcar."

Rideau’s involvement has been a boon to the restoration group, but the restoration project has benefits beyond learning metal- and woodworking skills for the students.


Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 15:23

Watch the Video below for information for International Students

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