Principal's Message

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 13:33

  Hi everyone 

 Hope your all doing well . We are already into our third month of school. I am reminding our community of our Parent  / Guardian council meeting which will be DEC 1.15. We still do not have an  Official School Council chair so if you or someone you know is interested please have them contact me. We will continue to meet every other month  next meeting 

 Dec 1, 2015 

 Feb 2- 2016 

April  5  2016

 June 7  2016

 That's it for now 

 Thanks Mr. walker 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 15:08

 HI all 

 IEP's for those students who require an IEP or who benefit from special education supports have received the paper copy of the IEP. Please look over the document and fill in page 5.Please return page 5 only, to room 106 here at Rideau HS

 If you have any questions please contact the school office or contact  Ms. Tremblay at

 or Ms.  Midwood at

 Thank you 

Mr Walker


Friday, October 16, 2015 - 15:53

 Hi everyone

 This afternoon students were dismissed 15 minutes later than our normal 3:10 dismissal time.  At the time, Ottawa Police Services ( OPS)  advised the administration that an event in the community was ongoing and they felt it safest  to have students remain in the school until the matter was dealt with. Students were dismissed at 3:25  when OPS  notified   our Admonition it was safe to release students and for them to make their way home.   If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school office .

 Thanks for your understating have a good weekend. 

Mr. Walker 

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

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