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Half Moon Bay Public Elementary School Notice of Public Consultation Meeting

OCDSBLogoGrade, Program and Attendance Boundary for New Half Moon Bay Elementary School

Over the past few months a locally-formed working group, including a representative from the Half Moon Bay Community Association, has been meeting to discuss potential accommodation proposals associated with the September 2016 opening of a new elementary school in the Half Moon Bay area of South Nepean (3525 River Run Avenue).

A Public Consultation Meeting will be held to seek feedback on a proposed plan. Input will assist staff in developing their recommendations to the Board on:

  • the grade structure, program offering and attendance boundary for the new school;
  • the potential expansion of grade structures at Barrhaven Public School, Chapman Mills Public School, Jockvale Elementary School, and Mary Honeywell Elementary School to Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6;
  • the potential change to a 7 to 8 only grade structure at Cedarview Middle School;
  • potential attendance boundary revisions to help alleviate accommodation pressures at Mary Honeywell Elementary School; and
  • the potential introduction of a second Middle French Immersion (MFI) program in South Nepean.

Please plan to attend this important meeting:

Thursday October 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Chapman Mills Public School, Gymnasium
260 Leamington Way

At the meeting there will be a brief presentation by Board staff, followed by a Q&A session. Staff will be available to answer questions on an individual basis following the meeting. An information package providing details of the study and the proposals will be available at the meeting.

Read additional information about the new HMB school on the OCDSB website.

New Catholic Elementary School to open in Half Moon Bay South in Fall 2016

spencer-warrenA new Ottawa Catholic School Board JK-6 Half Moon Bay South Elementary School is scheduled to open in September 2016 confirmed OCSB Zone 4 Trustee Spencer Warren.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2015 at a site located at the intersection of River Mist Road and Soldats-Riendeau Street (2525 River Mist Rd.). Funding for this new school was approved by the Ministry of Education in January 2013.

The school hours have not yet been determined. Information related to this school's development will be posted on the OCSB website.

Municipal Elections are today – Get out and vote!

This is your chance to have a say in the future of our School Boards, Barrhaven, and the City of Ottawa.

Voting takes place 10am to 8pm today.

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You can still vote! Show up to the voting location for your address and bring I.D. with you. More information can be found on the City of Ottawa's voting website.

Hear what the candidates have to say

The Half Moon Bay Community Association invited candidates to submit a message to you. Read the messages from the candidates who replied below (in the order received):

Andrea Steenbakkers (OCSB Zone 4 Trustee) has submitted a message that she has stepped down from the campaign for personal reasons. She encourages all voters to visit the websites of the other candidates Greg Deernsted and Spencer Warren.

Meet the Candidates: Greg Deernsted – OCSB Zone 4 Trustee

The OCSB has done a great job at advancing innovative solutions to support student success and safety. As your trustee, I will build upon this success by focusing on three goals:

Create a Plan to Manage Community Growth

  • Pro-actively develop solutions to the resource challenges posed by the growth in our community.
  • Contribute my expertise to initiatives that reduce operating costs and protect our environment for future generations.

Support Success for All Students

  • Champion each student’s right to the resources they need to achieve their full potential.
  • Help to ensure that we support the physical, mental, and emotional health of our students.

Represent the Voice of Our Community

  • Provide a forum to discuss your opinions and concerns about the direction of our school board.
  • Ensure that OCSB decisions and results are transparent to the community.

To learn more, please visit my website at:

Thank you
Greg Deernsted

Meet the Candidates: Spencer Warren – OCSB Zone 4 Trustee

SPENCER WARREN is your candidate for Trustee, Ottawa Catholic School Board, Barrhaven, Gloucester and South Nepean.

Spencer is a leader in community fundraising and charity. Spencer created the annual CHEO Golf Tournament, Barrhaven Family Fun Day BBQ, and the Ottawa Children’s Gala, raising over $200,000 for charities towards Childhood Preventable Injuries. Spencer has been recognized with the United Way Community Builders Award and the Living our Values Award – Community, from Hydro Ottawa. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Stonebridge Community Association since 2011, he is the 2014 Chair of Hydro Ottawa’s United Way Campaign, and is the Founder and Chair of Kids Play Safe.

Spencer intends to bring the same passion and commitment he has given through his community efforts to the role of Trustee for the Ottawa Catholic School Board, Barrhaven, Gloucester and South Nepean. On October 27, help improve your community by voting for Spencer. Follow Spencer on Twitter @charityforCHEO and on Facebook.