Welcome to O'Donel


O’Donel High School is the home of the Patriots. We have been proudly serving Mount Pearl and surrounding communities since 1985. We have approximately 700 students and 50 teaching and support staff working with us each year. O’Donel High School provides an extensive curriculum, including both English and late French Immersion programs. Our home of the Patriots has a rich tradition of community involvement and student excellence. Thank you for visiting our updated website and please drop back as we are adding more each day. You may contact the main office through odoneloffice@gmail.com or call (709)364-5305.

Important Reminders:

  • Click HERE for Covid-19 screening questionnaire.

  • To report a students absence please email: odoneloffice@gmail.com.

  • 2020 Bus Routes: click here to see the new bus routes. (updated 15/09/2020)

  • Please Read the Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement. Parents/Guardians and Students are required to complete an updated agreement for each child and each school year. Please complete the following form (CLICK HERE).

  • PLEASE NOTE: Use the following LINK to access and fill out the Computer Room Sign-In Form for Room 104. This form must be filled in before you can use any computer.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Use the following LINK to access and fill out the Computer Room Sign-In Form for the LRC. This form must be filled in before you can use any computer.

  • Update your email by contacting ODonelOffice@gmail.com



Christmas Food Drive

FOOD DRIVE 2020.pdf


Class of 2020 Virtual Cap and Gown

Click HERE

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Click HERE to schedule your appointments.

Each teacher will be in touch with you to confirm the type of meeting you would like to have.


Community Outreach Worker

To make an appointment complete this form and submit to an administrator, a counsellor, or hand in at the office.

Click: HERE


Flu Vaccines

Click the link below to download a copy of the school flu vaccine consent form.

Click here


School Clothing

This year OD Clothing will be provided by Elevate Athletics. There are a wide array of options and styles for you to choose from. There will be no group orders or collection of money at the school. Each individual can complete their own order and have the items shipped to their home address.

Click here to go to the website


Cap and Gown Ceremony

Cap and Gown 2020.pdf


Curriculum Night Slide Shows

Click HERE


Math Tutorial/Help Sessions

Each math teacher is offering extra help to their classes during the following scheduled times:

  • Mr. Snook: Mondays and Wednesdays at Lunch (Room 110)

  • Mr. Barron: Mondays at lunch (Room 219)

  • Mr. Fowler: Mondays and Friday at Lunch (Room 218)

  • Mr. Williams: Mondays and Fridays at Lunch (Room 118)

***Please see your teacher if you need help outside of these times***


New bus routes effective Monday Sept. 21

Bus Routes 2020-21 Starting September 21.pdf


CMOH Letter to Parents

Letter to Parents and Guardians Regarding School Reopening from CMOH Sept 3 2020.pdf


OD Return to School Guidelines

ODH 2020-2021 Guidelines.pdf


OD Covid-19 Screening Questionnaire

Screening-Questionnaire-2.pdf


OD Pass Program Application

Any grade 12 student wanting to apply for a 'pass period' during semester 1 must complete and submit this form: Pass Program Form


OD End of Year Awards and Recognition

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4


Premier's Athletic Awards

Congratulations to the following athletes from the District of Mount Pearl/Southlands on being recipients of this years 'Premier's Athletic Awards':

Mark Tobin

Matthew Pennell

Kieran Burke

Morgan Harris

Lam Marhsall

Claire Whiffen

Megan Holden

Awesome Job!


Empowering Our Students

Special Services powerpoint for Transition Meeting June 2020


Virtual Tour of OD

Welcome new students to O'Donel High School.

This video is to help you get acquainted with the building and meet the Principal and Assistant Principal with our tour guides, Ms. Halley and Ms. Pearcey.


CNA - Change to Admissions Criteria

*** admission requirements in some programs have been changed - and for this year only. It is important that students are aware of which requirements have been amended and the varying course minimums required in some high school courses for entry into certain programs***

CNA_Entrance_Requirements_September_2020.pdf


Creating a CDLI account

The NLESD has asked us to make our students aware that the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation (CDLI) provides access to high school course materials. Here is how to create an account and access those materials.

1: Create an account: Click HERE and fill in your information.

2: Access the review material: Click HERE for instructions on how to access the review material.


NLESD Mathematics Online Practice and Review

Teachers in The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District have been working on an online self-assessment tools that allow students to practice and test their abilities with aspects of the math curriculum.

Click HERE for the link


Student Three Year Plan

OD 3 Year Plan March 2020.pdf


Student Absences

To report a students absence please email: odoneloffice@gmail.com.



Electronic Devices and CELL PHONE PROTOCOL

The staff at O’Donel High School acknowledges the importance of technology in the present and future lives of our students and in a number of instances; we believe personal electronic devices can be used well for instructional purposes. In this regard, the purpose of this policy is to reinforce appropriate, responsible use rather than ban electronic devices from our property. O’Donel supports the initiative of the Eastern School District in encouraging students to use electronic devices for educational purposes but only with the permission of the teacher. However, text messaging, making phone calls, taking photos of students and staff, and music playing are often inappropriate student activities for the learning and working environment. Moreover, these devices must never be used to harass or insult anyone in the O’Donel community.


Thrive directory of Services

Thrive is an umbrella organization for many programs, providing wrap around supports to youth and adults. We provide services to a vast array of people with a multitude of life experiences. We have a no-barrier access policy and work from a harms reduction model.

One of the primary services offered to the community by Thrive is our Directory of Community Services. This directory is a comprehensive list of services provided in the Avalon area. The directory includes information regarding volunteer opportunities and recreation spaces, but also addictions and mental health supports, shelters, emergency contacts, and other social services.

Click HERE to access the directory


Information on Vaping/E-Cigarettes

Here are some links provided by health canada regarding the use of E-Cigarettes and vaping.


Infographic – Vaping – The Mechanics

Talking with Your Teen about Vaping: A Tip Sheet for Parents


Social Media posts from Health Canada



O'Donel High School Assessment Policy

Assessment Policy 2019-2020.pdf


Follow our Twitter @ODHigh for live updates regarding all school information


New Detention Policy

It is crucial that students be in their classes in order to maximize learning and achievement. Here at O’Donel High School we are dedicated to ensuring that students are in their classes and that instructional time is preserved. Therefore, we take punctuality seriously and will be setting consequences for students who are late for their classes.

Lateness is monitored over a two-week period (Monday to Friday and Monday to Friday). If a student receives three or more late slips over a two-week period, then they will be assigned a 30 minute detention. This procedure was used last year and we achieved really positive results. However, there were some students who routinely chose to be late on multiple occasions knowing that they would only have to serve a 30 minute detention.

NEW THIS YEAR

Students who are chronically and consistently late will have an additional consequence. Three detentions for lateness will lead to an automatic 1-day out of school suspension.


From the Wellness Well....

Talking_To_Children_About_Violence (1).pdf


Teen Mental Health Matters – it’s just that simple.

The website for teens, parents and students - www.myhealthmagazine.net and the access code is NLODHS