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Fisher Park

Our School

Fisher Park is an intermediate school located in central Ottawa. It was originally constructed as a high school in 1948. In 1987 the Ottawa Roman Catholic Separate School Board operated Notre Dame High School from this site until the spring of 1994, at which time our school was created. Our school offers a Regular English program, Early and Middle French Immersion, Gifted French Immersion and the Alternative program (Summit). This year we have drawn students from many locations across the OCDSB including, Elmdale, Devonshire, W.E.Gowling, Connaught, and Hilson and from the five JK-6 alternative schools. Upon completion of grade 8, most of our students attend either Nepean HS or Glebe HS. Our mission is to foster a lifelong love of learning and create a positive environment of mutual respect.

Our Students

Fisher Park has an enrolment of 540 students. The student population reflects the diversity and richness of Canadian culture. Our school offers students the opportunity to develop their talents in the areas of academics, the arts, athletics and leadership.

Our Staff

Fisher Park has a staff committed to providing exemplary education to all our students. We have 30 teachers, 3.0 educational assistant and a .5 library technician. In our office we are fortunate to have 1.5 staff and a large custodial team.
Our staff has a wide range of educational expertise, interests, and talents, which they offer to enrich the lives of our students. Their qualifications include Masters Degrees in various domains and specialist certificates. Our staff has been recognized with many awards for their educational initiatives. Their dedication helps students achieve their potential.

Our Community

Parents are welcome partners in our school community. We look to parent volunteers in our classrooms, on trips and to help with our Breakfast clubs and other special events. The Fisher Park and Summit School Councils play a vital role in the life of our school with fundraising activities and organizing school events which foster a positive school climate. Our Councils work together on issues for the betterment of our school and our students.

Mission Statement

Together
Everyone
Achieves
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Facilities and Resources

Since Fisher was once a high school building, the facilities are exceptional. Unique to our site are:
  • A 750-seat auditorium with state of the art lighting equipment
  • Drama room
  • Design & Technology room
  • Art room
  • 2 Science labs
  • Instrumental Music room
  • Student Success room
  • 3 gymnasia and bleachers
  • A large library
  • Elevator
  • A large and well-equipped yard with skating rink (City of Ottawa), soccer/football field, baseball diamonds, basketball court
  • On-site Fisher Park Community Centre Phone: (798-8945); Fax: (798-8736)

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

The Fisher Park Campus offers the following programs:
  • Regular English, grade 7 and 8
  • Early and Middle French Immersion, grade 7 and 8
  • Gifted Early French Immersion, grade 7 and 8
  • Summit Alternative, grade 7 and 8
 

Classroom Organization

We have 19 homerooms at Fisher Park/ Summit Alternative:
Regular English: two Grade 7 classes and two Grade 8 classes
French Immersion: Five Grade 7 class and Five Grade 8 classes
Gifted French Immersion: one Grade 7/8 class 
Summit Alternative Program: two Grade 7 classes and three Grade 8 classes

Special Education and ESL Programs

We have 2.0 LRT, (Learning Resource Teacher) 1.5 LST (Learning Support Teacher) and a .5 ESL (English as a Second Language). Through our integrated delivery model, our special education and ESL staff work closely with students, parents and classroom teachers to develop Individual Education Plans to monitor student achievement. We also have access to a Social Worker, Psychologist, and Learning Support Consultant as part of our Special Education Team.

Clubs and Activities

Each year the extracurricular activities depend on staff and parent volunteers. With a student interest and a staff leader any good idea can become a club at Fisher Park / Summit.
  • Student Council (spirit days, fundraising, community service, dances, food drive)
  • Math Olympics Team
  • Environment Club
  • Culture Club
  • Awareness Club
  • Percussion Ensemble “Boom!”
  • Ski Club
  • Drama club, “F.A.S.T.” (Fisher & Summit Theatre)
  • Warriors Book & Adventure Club
  • Photography Club
  • Rock Band
  • Dance Club
  • Healthy Snack Program
  • Computer Animation Club
  • Choir
  • Guitar & Ukulele Club
  • Shannen’s Dream Club
  • Yoga
  • Yearbook
  • Math Busters
  • Design & Technology Club
  • Lego Robotics Club
  • Chess Club
  • Intramural sports, extra-curricular sports and school teams
  • Science Olympics
  • Mini-enrichment program with Ottawa and Carleton universities
  • Student Success Program
  • “Retro” clothing store
 

Safe Schools Initiatives

Our School Code of Conduct is aligned with the Provincial and OCDSB Codes of Conduct. It is based on promoting a safe and caring environment which is characterized by mutual respect. Positive student behavior is encouraged through modelling, training, intervention and progressive discipline. We work in collaboration with all stakeholders and our Community of Character program is embedded in the curriculum and is part of all components of school life.
Our Student Success Team works closely with teachers to identify and support at-risk students. A psychologist and social worker also provide student support. During the school year we open our doors to Community group partnerships with the Big Brother and Big Sisters Organization, The Door and the City of Ottawa. We have guest speakers into the school to speak about issues relating to teens.
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