June 28, 2017
The O'Neill main office will be open all summer. Our Summer Hours are: Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 1:30 pm Closed Fridays, and July 24, 25, Aug. 14 and 15. Thank you
June 27, 2017
Final Reports can be picked up at the school starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 6 in the main office. They will be available all summer.
June 01, 2017
Equity & Diversity Strategic Plan
June 12, 2017
9:00 – 10:30 AM and 6:00 – 7:30 PM The purpose of our community consultation is for the Durham District School Board Equity and
Inclusive Education Department to gather feedback from our community regarding the development,
priorities, programs and implementation of our Equity & Diversity Strategic Plan. Community
members who attend this event will have the opportunity...
May 24, 2017
The Learning Disabilities Association of Durham Region is presenting Sherry Raffalovitch as part of their monthly speaker series on Thursday May 25th from 7:00 - 8:30pm at Trent University Durham (55 Thornton Road South). All are welcome to attend - no registration or fee required. For more information click here.
April 04, 2017
O'Neill C.V.I. will have new start and finish times in September. Warning Bell 8:10 a.m. Period 1 8:15 a.m. End of Day 2:20 p.m. Bell-Time-Review.pdf
March 24, 2017
The Musical Theatre class of
O'Neill C.V.I proudly presents
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp May 31, June 1 and 2
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Curtain is at 7:00 pm...
March 24, 2017
IPRC meetings are an annual, formal review of your child’s placement, needs and support within the education system. Consultation with parents is an important part of this review. IPRC meetings for identified students will be held at the school on the following dates: April 18th, 19th and 20th 2017.
March 08, 2017
Students are excused at 11:45 on this day. All 4 classes will take place in the morning. Please sign up for interviews online at https://ocvi.parentinterview.com
which is available until 11:00 p.m. on March 22nd. We look forward to seeing you.
February 24, 2017
LOSSA Jr and Sr Boys Basketball Teir II Championship Come and support our boys as they battle it out to keep the championships at O'Neill!! Tonight Fri 24 Feb @ Brooklin HS Jr game at 6pm Sr game at 8pm admission $2
February 15, 2017
Parents & Guardians can help build resilient teens! Join us to learn more about raising resilient teens from guest speaker, Taylor Farrell, O'Neill's Public Health Nurse on Wednesday March 1st, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Library.
January 24, 2017
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) and Durham Black Educators’ Network (DBEN) in partnership with Cultural Expressions Art Gallery and the Town of Ajax, are once again pleased to support the 2017 Annual Black History Month celebration. As part of the Canada 150 recognition year, the theme of this...
January 24, 2017
At its Monday January 23, 2017 Board meeting, Durham District School Board Trustees approved the
commencement of a Board Wide Community Consultation to gather feedback on the proposed bell time
adjustments contemplated for September 2017, as per Board Procedure 6161: Bell Times. There will be an open house addressing questions and...
January 23, 2017
The DDSB is reshaping Special Education supports
and services to improve the delivery of service
for students with special needs and families. Please join us for a community information session
with opportunity for conversation. January 30
R.H. Cornish PS
494 Queen St, Port Perry
David Bouchard PS...
January 11, 2017
IPRC meetings are an annual, formal review of your child's placement, needs and support within the education system. Consultation with parents is an important part of this review. IPRC meetings for students in the Gifted program will be held at the school on the following dates: Gifted Program (All Grades) on...
December 02, 2016
You need experience to get a job, and you need a job to get experience! Try Co-op to get that experience! There will be a Co-op Education Assembly on Tuesday February 14th, 2017 at lunch in the library. Bring your lunch and questions!
November 02, 2016
Are you interested in our Visual Arts Program? Please join us on Thursday December 1st for information on the program and application procedures. Doors open: 6:30pm Information Session: 7:00pm - 9:30pm (Please note, there has been a date change and the event is now taking place on Thursday December 1st, not November 24th)...
October 25, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
1pm to 4pm Purple Woods Conservation Area 38 Coates Road East, Oshawa Head Drum: Ashunyung Anishinaabe Singers Head Dancers: Nimkii Osawamick and Kelli Marshall Light Refreshments, Vendors, Cultural Activities and Presentations ADMISSION IS FREE, for more information, contact Mary George firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-723-0036 ext. 270 Big...
October 19, 2016
Join Maurice Switzer at O'Neill Collegiate on Monday, November 7th in the Library from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to 905-666-6380 or email@example.com. For more information on Maurice, Maurice Switzer - November 7th (1).pdf
October 19, 2016
Hey Redhawks! Help support our local food bank by bringing in non-perishable food items from October 17th - November 1st to your homeroom!
October 11, 2016
This will be the only time you can order School Rings in school this year. Special deals if you buy in school!!
October 11, 2016
October 18th, 2016
Education Centre, Room 1011 at 6pm. At Durham District School Board we are supportive of all families. In partnership with PFLAG Durham Region, we are inviting all parents/guardians who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender or two-spirit who have children in the Durham District School Board; or parents...
October 06, 2016
Parent Teacher Interviews are on Thursday, October 13th. Please sign up on this website: https://ocvi.parentinterview.com
Thank you, we look forward to seeing you.
October 06, 2016
Join us we are hosting a Postsecondary Parents' Information Night on Wednesday October 26 at 7:00pm in the Auditorium.
September 28, 2016
Join in on Thursday October 6th and participate in the Terry Fox Event! Tickets are on sale in the cafeteria at lunch! The last day of sales is Monday, so get your tickets now! Friday $3 per person, or $2 each for a group of 5 or more! Monday $4 per...
September 22, 2016
Do you want to assist your child with reading, writing and organization? There are a number of sessions with a focus on an Introduction to Advanced Technology, or Practical A.T tools to Support Learning. See the attached flyer for more information, and for the links to register for specific session.
September 22, 2016
Join us on October 19th at 7pm at the Durham District School Board for the DDSB Transition Night: Secondary to Post-Secondary. No registration required! For information contact: Carold Bricker (905) 666-5500 ext. 5378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 2016 Transition Night Flyer.pdf
August 30, 2016
We look forward to meeting our Grade 9 students on Tuesday, September 6th, and to welcoming back all of our other students on Wednesday, September 7th.
July 05, 2016
Please enter the school through the FRONT doors only during our summer construction.
June 30, 2016
O'Neill's office will be open all summer, Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 am - 1:30 pm Report Cards will be available for pick up during those hours, beginning on July 5th.
June 03, 2016
Dear Student/Parent/Guardian; Please download the attached pdf file which contains details of the evening's event and expectations. ONeill_Prom_2016.pdf
April 14, 2016
It is with great sadness that we are sharing that recently one of our students, Alyssa Wannamaker, passed away on April 6, 2016. It is with the family's permission at this time that we share that Alyssa died by suicide. W e shar e our deepest condolences to the family...
March 30, 2016
Durham College student Justin Stewart interviews students and staff at Ajax High School during the unlearn.ca event regarding the positive climate students are creating. https://youtu.be/zzGPvzaNNlE
March 10, 2016
Do you love music? Do you love to dance? Do you love videos? Come to the Taste of Paradise Video Dance on Thursday April 14th. Pre-sale tickets are on sale Friday March 11th for only $10. After March Break, tickets are $15 each and are on sale: Monday March 21st - Thursday...
March 09, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians of O’Neill Collegiate and Vocational Institute, We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews at the school on Wednesday, March 23rd from 1:30 - 3:30 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This semester, you will be able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online. If you wish to schedule a...
February 19, 2016
You are Invited to the DDSB Technology for Learning and Life Expo which is just ahead on Saturday, February 27 th. Please take a look : Video promoting this event: http://bit.ly/techexpovideo
highlighting students who are part of supporting this event. Keynote Speaker Dr. Todd Cunningham Click to download
February 02, 2016
On March 31, 2016, all Grade 10 students will be writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). The test assesses reading and writing skills, and all students must pass the test to successfully complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. We invite your son/daughter to register for the after school literacy...
January 27, 2016
Thursday February 4 th from 6 -7:30 pm, Durham Black Educators’ Network (DEBN) presents, An Evening With Trey Anthony, award-winning producer, speaker, and actress. This is a free engagement opportunity. Registration not required. An event you do not want to miss! To learn more about Trey check out the...
January 27, 2016
Exams begin January 27 2016 for all students and continue daily until February 1, 2016. February 2 and 3 are credit completion days.
Exams begin at 8:25 on January 27, and 8:30 on the other days. Students are to be in their assigned classrooms for their exam by the time the...
January 19, 2016
The Co-op Assembly will be held on Tuesday, February 16th at lunch in the Library. Applications will be available during the assembly. Students should bring their lunch and any questions! Applications are due Friday, February 26th to the Guidance office, and after applications are submitted students will sign up for an...
January 18, 2016
Do you have a grade 8 student who will be attending O'Neill in September? Please join us in our auditorium for a grade 8 parent information night on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00pm. We will be discussing the transition to high school and selecting courses for grade 9. We will also...
January 04, 2016
Show your spirit O'Neill! OCVI Spirit Wear will be on sale from Monday January 11th - Friday January 15th in the Cafeteria. You can pick up an order form in the cafeteria, download one here or pay using SchoolCash Online
. 2016 OCVI SpiritWear Order Form.pdf
December 17, 2015
There is nothing more important than the safety of our students. In light of recent events, we want to ensure that student safety and security continue to be our main concern. With this in mind, I am writing to inform you of an incident in the school community
involving an altercation...
December 16, 2015
Brand new and free men and women's clothing, comforter sets, rugs, pillows, curtains and electronics are available to those in need. The Day of Dignity is open to all faiths, and is being held at the Islamic Centre of Oshawa, 23 Lloyd St, Oshawa on Sunday December 20th from 11am -...
November 19, 2015
The Open D ance Showcase has been moved to the New Year. Stay tuned for a date.
Monday December 7th - Join us for our Junior PA Dance Stories at 7:00 pm.
November 11, 2015
Please join us in the O'Neill Auditorium on Thursday, November 26th at 7:00pm to learn more about our Performing Arts program. We look forward to seeing you there!
November 11, 2015
Join us on Tuesday, December 8th for our Visual Arts Information Night from 6:30-9:00pm Learn
about our specialized/enriched art program, candidate expectations
and auditions.This program is currently only available to in area Grade 9
students, and select students in Grade 10.
Please enter off the northern most doors of the Mary...
November 05, 2015
Take a tour of The Refuge, meet new people and raise awareness of youth homelessness in Oshawa.
Thursday November 12th
2:30 - 10:00pm
Registration is $15 in the Cafeteria from Wednesday November 4th - Tuesday November 10th at Lunch.
Proceeds from your registration will go to supporting The Refuge.
November 05, 2015
On March 31, 2016, your child will be writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). The test assesses reading and writing skills and all students must pass the test to successfully complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. We invite your son/daughter to register for the after school literacy program which...
November 04, 2015
Durham District School Board took part in
raising the flag on Monday, November 2 at the Region of Durham Office
to mark Transgender Awareness Month. Transgender Day of Remembrance
(TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of
those whose lives were lost in acts of...
October 26, 2015
Wednesday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m.
Sir John A. Macdonald PS
777 Balaton Avenue
community members are welcome to attend this evening of information
sharing and awareness building. Guests will hear opening remarks from
the DDSB's very own, Dr. Larry Danilewitz, hear from this year's Voices
of ADHD panelists...
October 14, 2015
Do you keep forgetting to get your Yearbook during the sale times? Did you know you can purchase your Yearbook online? Go to School Cash Online
and create a new account, or use your existing account to buy your Yearbook! Yearbooks will also be on sale every day during the last...
September 22, 2015
Transitioning from Secondary to Post-Secondary Where? Durham District School Board Ed Centre When? Thursday October 29th, 7:00pm Is your child getting ready to transition to PostSecondary
Do you have some questions or need
Our Transition Information Night will address
What Community Resources are available to
September 22, 2015
We are now accepting nomination for our School Community Council Executive. The positions available are Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. Voting will take place at the meeting on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Library. SCC_Nomination_Form.pdf
September 22, 2015
Come out to the annual Terry Fox event on Wednesday, October 7th and celebrate our 35 years of success in the fight against cancer. Bring your "Toonie for Terry" in, before the event, to be able to participate and be admitted out of class. Click here to Register and Donate Online!...
September 16, 2015
Sept 15, Wednesday, Sept 16, and Thursday, Sept 17. All are welcome. We will be running both a senior and junior
September 15, 2015
There will be a meeting for SCC (OMPAPA and VANGO) at 7:30 pm in the auditorium on Tuesday,
September 22. Please join us if you would like to be involved.
September 14, 2015
The O'Neill CVI Musical Theatre Class presents Beauty and the Beast.
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version...
September 14, 2015
Junior girls basketball try-outs run all this week in the gym after school. See Ms. Ordanis for more information!
September 10, 2015
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, PFLAG Canada Durham Region, Durham Region and the Distress Centre Durham are presenting An Evening of Hope at Memorial Park in Oshawa, Ontario. Join in solidarity with us, rain or shine, at 7pm to 10pm for an evening of remembrance while inspiring change. The evening is dedicated...
August 27, 2015
Welcome to O'Neill! Below is the schedule for all Grade 9's on September 8th. We look forward to seeing you! 8:25 – 8:55 - Registration – Report to the Gym 9:00 – 9:15 - Welcome (gym) 9:20 – 9:50: Red Rotation (Tour) & Green Rotation (Administration & Video – Aud.) 9:55 –...
June 03, 2015
Refunds will be sent home with students on Thursday, June 4th, 2015
May 26, 2015
EQAO has released the following information to school boards:
EQAO will not be sending assessment materials at this time to any schools that are experiencing labour action. This includes all elementary schools in the English-language public system and secondary schools in three English-language public school boards.
EQAO has stated that current...
May 25, 2015
At this time, we are still accepting applicants from the Durham region for our summer 2015 program. We would appreciate your support in sharing about the exchange opportunity with your social networks and making this program accessible to as many youth as possible. Attached are two pdf electronic copies of our bilingual...
May 07, 2015
Dear Student/Parent/Guardian; Please download the attached pdf file which contains details of the evening's event and expectations.
April 16, 2015
Join us in room 310 on April 22nd and learn how to make your own natural body care products for free. A guest speaker will be joining us!
March 27, 2015
The Equity Department of the DDSB has, in partnership with PFLAG Durham organized the final LGBTQ Families Engaged session for the year occurring the evening of Wednesday, April 15.
We will be premiering the documentary PRIDE TALKS filmed at Human Rights Conference during World Pride 2014. In addition, we will discuss...
March 23, 2015
March 20, 2015
There is nothing more important than the safety of our students. Over the March Break, coyotes were spotted in the Oshawa area.
Students are reminded to be aware of their surroundings at all times.
At school we will review general safety rules regarding wildlife. We ask that you take a...
March 04, 2015
Our school, O'Neill C.V.I., is in the fortunate position of being selected by the Durham District School Board to receive renovations and improvements to our Physical Education changerooms and offices.
Please click on the attached pdf from our Principal for the exciting news.
February 19, 2015
Students are reminded to return their Course Selection Forms to their homeroom teacher by Friday, February 20th.
January 19, 2015
If you are interested in a co-op placement next year, you must attend this assembly on Wednesday February 11th at lunch in the Auditorium to receive important information and your application form.
January 19, 2015
Join us on Tuesday January 27th at 7pm in the Auditorium for information on transitioning to high school, the different pathway and course options available at OCVI, as well as take a tour of the school and meet with different department representatives to learn about what each department has to offer....
January 12, 2015
Don't miss out on the first performances in the PA program in 2015! On January 14th and 15th, the Grade 10 PA Theatre Class proudly presents two one-act shows for your enjoyment: 'Skid Marks 2: Are We There Yet (A Play About Driving)' and 'She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More'....
January 07, 2015
Invited to Participate in Durham District School Board Survey
January 7 – 18,
District School Board (DDSB) is currently conducting a survey and invites all
members of the community to participate. The brief, online survey covers a
series of multiple choice questions regarding the DDSB’s strategic plan....
December 14, 2014
Join in on some holiday fun this week!
Wednesday December 17th - Dress Like a Present Day
Thursday December 18th - Santa's Workshop Day
Friday December 19th - Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
December 09, 2014
FILL THE VAN! O'Neill has partnered with the YMCA in their "Gently Used" Clothing Drive. We are hoping to donate 1 Van's worth of clothing to the local Y supporting the YWCA.
Please consider going through those closets and give any unused items (for any age) to someone...
December 05, 2014
The winner of the OCVI Anti-Bullying Poster contest is Grade 12 Visual Arts student Julio Contreras-Oliveros, with his Classical mythology based design illustrating the slogan "Take a Stand Against Bullying - See Something, Do Something."
Julio intends to enter his design in the area contest sponsored by Durham Regional Crime Stoppers....
December 03, 2014
Spirit Wear sales have been extended to Wednesday December 10th!
Check out our new options - baseball tees and toques!
Download your order form here, or pick one up in the CAF at lunch.
Orders and money must be returned by Wednesday December 10th.
December 02, 2014
O'Neill's Senior Chamber Choir is performing at the Whitby Brass Band concert on Friday, December 12th at 7:30 pm, Hebron Church in Whitby.
Tickets—Adults $15, Students/Seniors $10
Available at the door, or online at
November 27, 2014
The Performing Arts application registration website is now open, please click on the link to register.
To access audition materials for drama, click here
To access audition materials for vocal, click here
To access audition materials for instrumental, click here
November 17, 2014
In keeping with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, unauthorized video or audio recording on school grounds for any purpose is prohibited. Further, the taking of photos, filming or recording while at school or at a school related activity, is prohibited unless approved by DDSB staff for educational purposes....
November 14, 2014
Thursday November 27th
Participate in "The Amazing Race"!
Lots of fun activities
There will be pizza and a screening of The Breakfast Club.
The event will take place in the gym from 3:30 - 9:00pm.
$3 to participate
November 12, 2014
LOSSA 'AAA' Championship final
This Saturday November 15th
2:30 pm Kick off
Civic Stadium Oshawa
November 05, 2014
November 13th in the Auditorium at Lunch!
The EcoClub is hosting a local/organic food festival in the Auditorium on November 13th.
Tickets are $3.00 and this will get you a plate of food - you can choose from a number of tasty options.
Tickets are on sale everyday in the cafeteria...
October 27, 2014
Show your spirit this week O'Neill!
Wednesday October 29th - Farmer Day
Thursday October 30th - Hallowe'en Colours Day
Friday October 31st - Hallowe'en!
Dress up and show some school spirit!
Note: hats and masks are not allowed as part of your costumes.
October 17, 2014
Come out and support your Senior Boys Football Team on Wednesday, October 22nd against Pineridge Secondary. Tickets are $3 and will be sold at lunch on Monday October 20th & Tuesday October 21st. All proceeds benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Students will be excused at 12:45pm.
October 10, 2014
Ticket sales will be extended to Tuesday October 14th & Wednesday October 15th. Join us for a fall semi-formal. Guest passes are available. Tickets are on sale at lunch in the cafeteria for $10.
September 24, 2014
Join us on Thursday, November 27th at 7:00pm in the Auditorium for information about O'Neill's Performing Arts Program. The evening will include short performances by Senior Ensembles.
Friday November 14th
New Online Application Packages Released
Monday December 15th
Audition and Scripts Released
Friday January 9th
January 22nd, 23rd, 26th &...
September 23, 2014
O'Neill Yearbooks are on sale! Get yours this month! They will be available in June for $70 on a first come-first serve basis, but do you really want to risk it?
Buy Your Yearbook Here!
September 23, 2014
Have some school spirit and dress up in some or all of your favourite O'Neill colours! Wednesday September 24th
It's fall, and nothing says fall like flannel! Join us for Fall Flannel Friday on Friday September 26th!
September 18, 2014
21 university representatives will be in attendance. The fair takes place from September 19th - 21st at the Metro Convention Centre. Hours are 10:00am - 5:00pm.
For information on information sessions at OCVI visit the Guidance pages.
September 15, 2014
The OAA yard sale will be on Monday Sept 15th at lunch for all students. Jersey's, T-shirts, Old School uniforms are for sale. Stop by!
September 08, 2014
and Guardians, please be aware that the Durham District School Board does NOT
provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries. Families should
recognize that there is always a potential risk of injury with field trips,
sports and other student activities both on and off school grounds. Although
precautions are taken...
August 15, 2014
Junior and Senior football training camp on August 25, 26 and 27. Meet at Alexandra Park. 10 am to 12 pm. All are welcome, including incoming grade nines.
June 26, 2014
Report Card pick up is on Thursday July 3rd from 8:30 - 11:30 in the boys foyer.
May 30, 2014
Parents of students in grades 9-12 who have written math contests are invited to the Math Contest Awards Assembly in the auditorium from 9:50-10:30 am on Friday June 13th.
May 28, 2014
Join us for the Annual SASS Gala at O'Neill CVI
Saturday, June 14
Congratulations to the TOP TEN finalists in the 2014 SASS Song Contest :
(listed in alphabetical order)
Chris ANDERSON-LUNDY, with his song "Iron Lung"
Elizabeth AVERY with "Wings"
May 13, 2014
OCVI Spirit Wear is available for sale at lunch in the cafeteria from Wed May 14th - Wednesday May 28th.
T-shirts are available in 7 colours for only $10 each. Under Armour Hoodies are available in red and black for $55 each.
Get yours now O'Neill and show your...
April 24, 2014
Prom is approaching quickly! Tickets are available for sale on Friday April 25th, Monday April 28th, Tuesday April 29th & Wednesday April 30th.
Tickets are $75.00 each and you must have your Student I.D. with you when purchasing a ticket. Guest passes are available at the ticket table.
April 23, 2014
Come out and support the talent that OCVI has to offer on Friday April 25th at 2:45 pm in the auditorium!
Refreshments will be available for sale. All proceeds will go towards the Prom.
March 27, 2014
April 2nd, 2014
5:00 - 8:00pm at Taunton & Harmony
Bring your friends and family! 10% of your bill will go towards Prom!
March 27, 2014
Thursday April 3rd, 2014
1:30-3:30 & 6:00 - 8:00pm
Week 2 Special Timetable
Period 1 8:25 - 9:15
Period 2 9:20 - 10:00
Period 3 10:05 - 10:45
Period 4 10:50 - 11:30
Please note there will be no cafeteria service on this day, and the cafeteria will be...
February 13, 2014
Don’t miss out on the most popular musical of all time!!! O’Neill CVI is proud to present Grease! on June 4 th , 5 th and 6 th , 2014 at 7 p.m. in the O’Neill Auditorium.
Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults.
View the trailer here!
February 07, 2014
On March 28th O’Neill is having a school-wide science fair! Everyone can do it! It is easy and you can win prizes. For grade 11 and 12 students thinking of applying for bursaries and scholarships, some universities will ask if you have competed in a science fair to help with their...
February 04, 2014
Celebrate All That You Have Achieved! Graduation photos are on Thursday, February 6th.
Please visit lifetouch.ca/gradphotography
to prepare for your grad portrait sitting.