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.

  How do I apply? Click HERE to download the application form. Please include all required documents with your application.       


  When is the deadline? Tuesday May 3, 2016    

   Who is the contact? Mr. Snook 


O’Donel High School is the home of the Patriots. We opened in 1985 and have been proudly serving Mount Pearl and the surrounding communities. 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 new website and please drop back as we are adding more each day. You may contact the main office through ODonelOffice@gmail.com or call 364-5305
Career Students Please Take Note!
Click on the following Link and complete the attached questionnaire.

Deadline for submitting work for this terms is



The following two parent information sessions will be presented by mental health clinicians at Eastern Health. Registration is required for each. Please call Laurie at 777-4020.
The Age of Weed: Marijuana Use Among Youth
Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6:30pm -8:00 PM at O'Donel High School
Parenting in the 21st Century
Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 6:30pm - 8:00 PM at O'Donel High School

2016 Public Exam Prep Course

2016 Public Exam Preparation Classes (8 week program)
Gonzaga Regional High
Posted: April 6, 2016

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be offering an eight week Public Exam Preparation Program from April 18th to June 9th 2016.  Classes for this program will be scheduled twice a week on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Gonzaga High School, Smithville Crescent, St. John’s. If the need is sufficient, the following courses will be offered: Math 3201, Math 3200, English 3201, Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202 and Physics 3204.

A telephone and on-line registration process for this program will occur from Thursday, April 7th to Thursday, April 14th.  You can register for the program by either calling or emailing Brenda Hickey: 758-2700 or 

Participants will be required to pay the required fee of $185.00 during the first week of classes for any courses offered.  The method of payment is Cash/Debit/Visa/Mastercard.  Please note that personal cheques will not be accepted.

***PROM 2017 Saturday May 27, 2017***
***PROM LITURGY Thursday May 25, 2017***
Your Connected Life: A Teen’s Guide to Life Online

Today, we're launching a new resource to help students transitioning onto high school navigate the digital dilemmas they may encounter in their online interactions and activities.

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Your Connected Life: A Teen’s Guide to Life Online offers teen-tested tips and solutions for everything from balancing screen time with school work, managing relationships and reputation online, to using the Internet to find the best information on health, hobbies and homework.
“Digital media can add a layer of complexity and stress to the social and academic demands already placed on high school students,” says Cathy Wing, Co-Executive Director of MediaSmarts. “Our goal with this guide was to look at the different online issues that kids entering high school might face and to support them – in a friendly way – in managing all the different aspects of their connected lives.”

The Your Connected Life guide was made possible with support from Shaw Communications and is available in English and French for free on the MediaSmarts website,

 [ http://mediasmarts.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=67f408dfb22f2784ff7891486&id=d1c4b99e23&e=7452fe6858 ] mediasmarts.ca. Shaw has also committed an additional $75,000 to the development of a program to engage post-secondary students in 2016.
“With the increased use and dependency of technology in our lives, it is important that we develop a platform to help children and youth learn to become responsible digital citizens,” says Katherine Emberly, Vice President, Operations, Shaw Communications. “We are proud to be a part of Your Connected Life, to help youth navigate the complexities of this digital world.”
Your Connected Life covers teens’ favourite online activities and offers practical advice on a variety of issues, including: cyberbullying, recognizing unhealthy relationships, controlling online gaming, downloading and copyright, secure shopping, protecting data and privacy and finding and authenticating information online.

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Download the Guide!

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Feel free to use the images and text below to help us spread the word about this great new resource!

Winner for the Safe Grad Fundraiser Prize is Kellie LeDrew and Don Bennett.  Ticket Number 0001.  The ticket was drawn by Dawn Mills and witnessed by Ted Williams, Michelle Clemens, Kathy Henderson, Effie Parsons, Merrick McNeil and Andrew Rideout.


As parents or caregivers, we are responsible for taking an active role to help prevent substance use with our youth. http://parentactionondrugs.org


Heath Information:  Are you aware of the many mental and physical health risks linked to marijuana use?

Learn more: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/drug-prevention-drogues/index-eng.php


A 10 day EF tour of Greece is planned for Easter of 2017.  Many students have already registered, but there are still several spots left.  If you would like information about this trip, pick up information from Mrs. Rose in room 115 or email patriciarose@nlesd.ca

City of Mount Pearl Youth of the Year 2014 Awards


O’Donel High School students had an amazing night at the Mount Pearl Youth of the Year Awards.  We had many great students nominated for awards, many were in the finals that evening.  Congratulations to all the participants and many that to the supporters who wrote letters and supported the applications.  A huge thank you to Garry Fraser and his team of organizers and judges for their skills and hard work.  A Shamrock is thrown to the City of Mount Pearl for a Gala evening that is second to none in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

In Order of Award

Performing Arts Recognition Awards (Group)

O’Donel Jazz band

O’Donel High School’s Sound Of Music Coombs – winner

S.T.E.M. Award

Lauren Coombs – Winner

Emily Gallant – Finalist

RNC Youth in Service Award

Emily Gallant – Winner

Megan Glover- Finalist

 Visual Arts Award

Sarah Hiscock – Winner

 Youth Volunteer of the Year

Cassandra Chislett – Winner

Megan Glover-Finalist

 Literary Arts Award

Emily Hipditch – Finalist

Youth Group of the Year

O’Donel Mentors – Winner

Male Youth Athlete of the Year

Liam Hickey – Winner

Cameron Tobin – nominee

Performing Arts Award

Julia Dunne- Finalist

Megan Glover- nominee

Stephen Chislett – nominee

Adam Jenkins – nominee

Adam Rice – nominee

Male Youth of the Year

Harrison Latham – Winner

Female Youth of the Year

Taylor Baker-Tucker –Finalist

Lauren Coombs – Finalist

Emily Hipditch - nomination

Congratulations to Megan Glover
The youngest person to win the URock Awards for 2014.
O'Donel High and St. Peter's Junior High are very proud of your volunteer accomplishments.
Information on the Power Parent Portal


1. You can access the PowerSchool Parent/Student portal resources webpage from the main ESD website URL: www.nlesd.ca  .  You will then need to click on  the PowerSchool Parent Portal hyperlinked icon, at the bottom right of the screen .

2. You can also access the PowerSchool Parent Portal Resources by going directly to http://www.nlesd.ca/pschool/  


  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 



O'Donel High School Calendar


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Contact Information

O'Donel High School, 155 Ruth Ave., P.O. Box 578, Mount Pearl, NL, A1N 2W4, (709) 364-5305, (709) 364-5317(F)