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 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 364-5305. 


Last day for Submission of work for the first reporting periods is November 8, 2016

***Math Help Center will begin on Tuesday, September 27 in room 208 at 2:20.  It will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice.

Information on the Cap and Gown can be found under announcements.

Christmas Giving Program


O'Donel High School has long been known for its generous spirit of giving and of helping those who are less fortunate than we are.  We, as a school community take great pride in being able to fill as many as 25 full hampers at Christmas time, and look forward to doing this again for Christmas 2016.  To make this process run smoothly, we start the process at the beginning of the school year and run it until the Christmas season, asking students in different levels to bring different items each month.  Therefore, each month there will be a new list posted on this site.  Students are encouraged to bring in one or more items from the list each month.

All items can be dropped off to Mrs. Patty Rose in room 115.  Thank you all for your support of this projec


Level 1's:  Ketchup/tea/savory   Personal Care Item:  Shampoo

Level 2's:  Mustard/coffee/cereal  Personal Care Item:  Conditioner

Level 3's and 4's:  Dry Pasta/Hot Chocolate Mix/Tin Tomatoes    Personal Care Item:  Children's Bubble Bath


 Staff and administration at O’Donel are well aware of the costly nature of the annual prom, (Dinner tickets for the prom costs $78.00 each) and therefore, as in previous years, O’Donel’s graduating students will be given the opportunity to take part in fund-raising activities for the annual prom. 

 The four fund-raisers are as follows:

        1.       Lamontagne Inc. Catalogue Fundraiser:   COMPLETED ON SEPTEMBER 28T

  1. Vegetable Hamper Fund-raiser: Information will be sent home at the end of October, and money and orders will be due on November 25th.  Vegetables will be available for pick  up on Dec. 19th. 
  1. Subway Fund-raiser:  Details will be sent on this during term 2.
  1.  Cookie/Muffin Dough Fundraiser:  This fundraiser will be done in late February.  More information to follow.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me at patriciarose@nlesd.ca.

Mrs. Patty Rose – Prom Committee Chair


City of Mount Pearl Focus on Youth 2015 Awards

O’Donel High School students had an amazing night at the Focus on Youth 2015 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 High School Jazz band

S.T.E.M. Award

Emily Wiseman – Winner

Kaitlin Genge – Finalist

RNC Youth in Service Award

Ryan Linstead – Winner

Joel Hatcher - Finalist

 Visual Arts Award

Andrea Pope – nominee

 Youth Volunteer of the Year

Megan Glover – Winner

Morgan Janes - Finalist

Nicole Decker – nominee

 Literary Arts Award

Jenny Hodder – Finalist

Youth Group of the Year

O’Donel High School Robotics Team – Winner

Male Youth Athlete of the Year

Liam Hickey – Winner

Mark Rice - nominee

Female Youth Athlete of the Year

Sarah Hiscock – Winner

Courtney Lucas – nominee

Performing Arts Award

Andrew Hepditch – nominee

Male Youth of the Year

Michael Howse – Winner

Female Youth of the Year

Elizabeth Tuck – Finalist

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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***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

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 


 Please see the "What's Happening" for details.

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)