Principal's Message

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 09:45

Click here to see the Semester 1 exam schedule.

Please note that exams run January 26-30th, 2015.  Students are not required to attend school on a day when they do not have an exam however, they are welcome to come to school for quiet study in designated areas.

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 15:03

Please click here for an outline of Rideau High School's Assessment & Evaluation Policy.

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 18:15

 HI everyone

 I hope you all had a great holiday, classes resume Monday January 5, 2015. Here are a couple of updates: 

- Monday January 5 classes begin 9:00 am 

- Tuesday January 6. 7:00 pm Parent Guardian council meets- all welcome to attend.

-Wednesday January 7 Grade 8 day , Rideau HS welcomes all our future grade 9 students for a day long visit. Parents and Guardians  are welcome to attend if they wish, activities start at 10:00 am .

 -Exams  run the week of January 26-30.  Student do not attend classes unless directed by their teachers.  We continue to support students during exam period  in our Student Success Center and Learning Disabilities program should student wish to come in during exam period for assistance in studying or course work completion. We are in the process of updating our web site with  our Assessment and Evaluation polices ( A@E) . If you wish more information in regards to our  A@E policy please contact our front office for more information . 

-Semester 2 classes begin Feb 2, 2015 

 Looking forward to a working with you in 2015.

Mr. Walker 


Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:53

 HI all  

 It is with mixed feeling that i announce on behalf of Ms Gunawardena's retirement this October 31.14. She has been a staff member her at Rideau  for many years and has impacted many students. I have enclosed a quote from a student who recently contacted me upon learning of the retirement.

  "I have have now known Mrs. Gunawardena for 7 years now, she started as my grade nine teacher, then my grade twelve teacher and finally was someone who I had the pleasure to learn from while palling for one of her grade nine classes. She has made a great amount of impact in my life. Mrs. Gunawardena truly engages in teaching as a way to help and shape students’ futures. She works everyday to make sure that she impacts and makes a positive difference in all of our lives. She allows us to become the best that we can become, with skills that she either developed even further or was able to watch blossom through her continuos effort. She is not only an excellent math teacher, but also an outstanding human being as she continues to set an amazing example for all students who are lucky enough to cross paths with her:  (Former  Rideau student graduating class 2009.)

 I know you all join me in wishing Mrs. Gunwardena all the best with her future plans .


 Mr .Walker 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:12

 Hi everyone

 Please join us for Meet the Teacher night this Thursday Night  from 5- 7 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet with your child's teacher and staff. It  is also a great time to  establish a communication process which works best for you and your child's teacher. Look forward to seeing you here.

 Mr Walker

In the Spotlight

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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