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


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.


Empowering Our Students

Special Services powerpoint for Transition Meeting June 2020


Click here for Group A


Click here for Group B


Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC), in partnership with Newfoundland Labrador Hydro, is excited to announce it is accepting applications for the 2021 Trades & Technology Scholarships for Women.

2021-Trades-Technology-Scholarship-Poster.pdf


O’Donel High School is now accepting applications for The Tutoring Work Experience Program (TWEP)


What is TWEP? Post-secondary students may earn a tuition voucher plus a weekly stipend by tutoring high school students in person who are preparing for year-end exams.


Who is eligible? Post-secondary students who are interested in tutoring in the high school environment may apply to be TWEP tutors.


What is the compensation? Post-secondary students who are TWEP tutors will be paid equivalent to the minimum wage as well as a tuition voucher at the end


Who is the contact? Mr. Snook


Click Here for the application




Applicants must email copy of their resume and recent post secondary transcript to kennethsnook@nlesd.ca or drop it off at the school.


Prom 2021.pdf


Hello Patriot Families and Friends,

O'Donel Staff are virtually trekking across Newfoundland and Labrador this May (approx 2250 km) in support of a great organization - Candlelighters NL. Our first goal is to reach the Labrador ferry in St. Barbe = 931 km! We will update our progress each Monday.

Candlelighters NL is an organization that supports children and youth who have cancer and their families in our province. This includes 'Camp Delight' which is a camp for children and youth living with or beyond cancer, their siblings, and bereaved siblings. To learn more about Candlelighters NL, please check out the video by clicking HERE.

Please help support our efforts to raise money for this great organization by donating at our school fundraising page:

Thank you for your support!


Important Information Regarding MUN

Click HERE


OD Staff Video


Student Council Video


Online Learning Update

  • All students should check their google classrooms for information about tomorrows classes


  • The OD Guidance team has set up their own google classroom. If you need any resources or information please join up and take a look. Here is the code: hotwdsy


  • The Guidance team has also set up a self-referral form. Any student that would like to set up a virtual meeting please click here to complete the form.


School Development Family Survey

Parents/guardians complete ONE survey for EACH SCHOOL attended by their children. Some questions are about your perception of the school in general or your involvement with the school. Other questions ask specifically about “your child”. If you have more than one child in this school, please think about your OLDEST child who attends this school when answering questions that say “your child”.

Click HERE for the survey


Revised Late Policy

Revised Late Policy Memo.pdf


STEP Program


STEP is expanding! If you have a student in grade 11 or 12 who identifies with ASD and would benefit from career/post-secondary transition support, please contact Lori Goodland or Jennifer Ducey to apply.


For more information Click HERE


Student Chrome Books


Attention Parents/Guardians;


We anticipate the Chrombooks arriving for students in February. Part of the Chromebook distribution process involves a Chromebook Loan Agreement which requires signatures of both the Parents/Guardians and Students. To facilitate the process, and prior to Chromebook distribution, we are sending along the Chromebook Loan Agreement and Chromebook Loan Agreement Cover Letter. As Parents/Guardians and Students, you must read and sign the Chromebook Loan Agreement in order to receive a Chromebook. The loan agreement and letter will be attached to this memorandum and will be placed on our school’s website. A signed paper copy must be submitted to the office or scanned and sent to the office via email (darrellsneyd@nlesd.ca or sheldonmarsh@nlesd.ca). Again, students and parents/guardians must sign the agreement.


Click HERE for the form.


Signed forms must be returned to the office at O’Donel by January 29, 2021.


Students can submit their signed forms to a teacher if they wish!


Youth Outreach Worker


Use the link to request a session with our Youth Outreach Worker, Joanne Cull. Once your form is submitted, the Youth Outreach Worker will contact you with your session time. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Marsh, Mr. Sneyd, Ms. Ghaney, or Ms. L. Goodland.


Click Here


Student Council

Council Video

Blooper Reel


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


Math Tutorial/Help Sessions

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

  • Mr. Snook: Mondays Lunch Time and Tuesdays After School (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


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


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