Principal's Message

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 12:57


 HI all

 This is an important notice from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board to all secondary school parents and students. The school district has received notice of strike action in the form of a partial withdrawal of service beginning on Thursday, May 21st. The partial withdrawal mainly affects administrative duties.

Regular school operations will continue for secondary schools. All field trips and extracurricular activities scheduled will proceed as planned. Please go to our website at for detailed information.

 Mr Walker 


Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:15

 HI everyone

 The best place to get update notices on all labour situation is our school board web site.

The following labour relations information has been posted to the district website  at the following link:

Secondary Teachers Legal Strike Position

Our secondary teachers and occasional teachers (OSSTF) remain in a legal strike position. The OCDSB is one of seven Ontario school districts which OSSTF has targeted for strike action. Currently strike action is underway by OSSTF at the Durham District School Board, Rainbow District School Board, and  the Peel District School Board. OSSTF must provide 5 days advance notice of any planned strike action to the OCDSB. To date, we have not received notice of strike action at the OCDSB.  The school district remains committed to negotiating fair and fully funded collective agreements for our employees.


We understand that the potential for labour disruption can create anxiety for our students, parents and staff.   We remain committed to communicating with parents and students to ensure that you have as much information as possible.  Regular updates are posted on the district website at   ‎If you have questions, please feel free to contact your school principal or e-mail the school district at

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:22

Hi everyone

 I am very happy and proud to announce Ms. Tremblay has been selected  to receive the Boards Award  for  Equity Excellence recognizing her  work  with all our students , staff and community . On behalf of all the staff I know you join me in our congratulating Ms. Tremblay for being recognized for all the work she does making student success happen at Rideau. She will receive her award at the School Board  on May 11. 

 Thanks  and and congratulations to Ms. Tremblay !!

 Mr .Walker


Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 09:30

 An invitation to join us.  Rideau High School is proudly hosting a mobile exhibit on global development on Tuesday April 28 and Wednesday April 29.  The exhibit is housed in a large transport truck that will be stationed in our front parking lot for the two days.  It features interactive modules and displays that help students understand Canada's role in global development.  There are many obvious connections to our course curricula, particularly in the CWS, Humanities and Social Sciences Departments.   Please come and visit if you can, all are welcome.


  Tours of the exhibit are facilitated by staff from the Aga Khan Foundation and take approximately 20-25 minutes.  

 Hope to see you here.

Mr. Walker

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 13:33

Dear Parents:

I wanted to respond to some information that you might be hearing in the media.  In September 2014 an insecticide was used in Rideau High School.  The insecticide applied includes the chemical Propoxur.  This chemical has been the subject of investigation at Charles H. Hulse Public School. However, my understanding is that the particular product used at Rideau contains a lower percentage of the chemical. The school district is currently doing an investigation of about the use of insecticide in schools and more information will be posted on the school district website at . You may also want to read the information sheet prepared by Ottawa Public Health which is posted on the district website and can be translated into other languages on that site.

I understand that you may have questions on this matter.  Please direct any inquiries to me and I will do my best to get you the information you need. 


Thank you,


I understand that you may have questions on this matter.  Please direct any inquiries to me and I will do my best to get you the information you need.


 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

Rideau HS Galleries