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
Final day for assignment submission for term 4 is Thursday, June 12th.  Exams begin Friday, June 13
See Student Guidelines for exams on the announcement page.
See Announcements for June 2014 Final Exam Schedule



Most students will have already passed their English books into their teachers.  However, there are still many books outstanding.  All  English books must be returned TO THE SUBJECT TEACHER on the day of the English exam.  All students who do not pass in books will be sent a bill to cover the cost of replacing the unreturned books.  The Independent Novel Study books are especially expensive as these were not bought in bulk and will cost upwards of $20.00 to replace, so please make sure that they are all returned to your teacher.


Free Tutoring


We are fortunate to have 5 excellent university tutors for our spring tutoring program.  Last year we included Sunday hours and this year we will be adding two evenings.




Monday  – 7 to 9.  Doors open only from 7:00 to 7:15


Wednesday – 7 to 9 Doors open only from 7:00 to 7:15


Sunday – 1:00 to 4 p.m. doors open from 1:- 1:15

                 7:00 to 9 p.m  door open from 7:00 to 7:15


The tutors are also available from 8:30 to 4:45 Monday through Friday by appointment.  Please see applications in your classroom.  Preference is given to students writing public exams and students must be completed work in a course in order to book out of that class to see a tutor.  Details are found on the application.




O’Donel Students  Win Mount Pearl Focus on Youth Awards 2013

We are very proud of our numerous O’Donel students who were nominated and award winners at the

Mount Pearl Focus on Youth Awards Gala on May 14th, 2014.

Mount Pearl’s Female Youth of the Year.

Winner:  Lauren Winsor

Finalist-    Erin O'Brien, Victoria Rose ; Nominee- Victoria Hynes


Volunteer of the Year

Winner: Mallory Pitts

Finalist – Hannah Curran, nominee - Chelsey Burge, Lauren Winsor, Samantha Penney

RNC Youth in Service Award

Winner - Natalie Hiscock

Finalist - Victoria Rose  Nominee - Samantha Penney, Chelsey Burge 


Literary Arts Awards 

Winner- Emily Hipditch

Performing Arts Individual

Winner:  Ashley Hunter

Finalist: Julia Dunne; Nominee - Victoria Hynes

Visual Arts Award

Nominee: Meagan Casey 

Performing Arts Group

O’Donel Jazz Band directed by Mr. Sean Carroll;

 Youth Group of the Year

Finalist: O'Donel First Responders

Youth Sports Team of the Year

Pearl Gate Bowling team which includes Patriots:

Laura Cave, Courtney Lucas and Victoria Hiscock

Mount Pearl's Male Youth of the Year 

Finalist- Brad Ducey






Mount Pearl’s Female Athlete of the Year.

Nominee: Teri Murphy

Mount Pearl’s Male Athlete of the Year.

Nominee: Jordon Brown



 Congratulations, as well, to Erin O'Brien who did a fabulous job of emceeing the Gala as the 2012 Female Youth of the Year.  Her Co-host was O’Donel graduate Tyler Flynn with awards support from Adam Keating.  This year’s Gala truly highlighted the incredible accomplishments of our Students here at O’Donel. Congratulations to all on an exceptional showing!



New York tour for 2015 is now up and running. While most students will not get a chance to register until September,  if you are taking theatre arts or music, or will be  a choir member next year and are interested in going on this tour, please see Mrs. Rose in room 115 for possible early enrollment. 
EASTER BREAK 2015:  APRIL 2-12, 2015
  The school wide European trip for 2015, to the very picturesque Rome, Tuscany and the French Riviera  will take place over Easter break of 2015.  Students will begin this 11 – day, once in a lifetime trip in Rome, where they will visit the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon,  the Vatican City, and will even take a trip to Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was buried in volcanic ash in 79 A.D. which has been fully excavated and preserved.  They will then move on to Florence where they will see the Ponte Vecchio, the Chiesa di Santa Croce and the Duomo, among other sites.  Students will visit Pisa, and then will move on to the French Riviera, soaking up the extravagant beauty of Monaco where Prince Rainier wed movie star Grace Kelly.  This trip is sure to be a great trip for the students and the teachers, and is one that will be remembered forever. 

Registration is ongoing for this trip.  Many students have already registered, and have been paying this trip out in very manageable monthly payments, but there are still openings for students to register. (Grade 9 students from St. Peter's are eligible to register for this tour as well). If you would like further information, or would like to register for this trip, please see Mrs. Patty Rose for the registering process and the registration number, or contact Mrs. Rose at patriciarose@esdnl.ca

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

We wish to thank all our funders and organizers for their hard work and contribution.  It was a fantastic 32 hours of sharing and learning.  The presenters have committed to sharing their presentations and information.  They are posted in "Forms and Info".  The website for teens, parents and students - www.myhealthmagazine.net and the access code is NLODHS 


Information on the Power Parent Portal


1. You can access the PowerSchool Parent/Student portal resources webpage from the main ESD website URL: www.esdnl.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.esdnl.ca/pschool/





O'Donel High School Calendar


 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)