Mother Teresa High School
|Mother Teresa High School|
|440 Longfields Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 4T1
|School type||Catholic High School|
|Motto||Amor et Dignitas
(Love and Dignity)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|School board||Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board|
|Area trustee||Cathy McGuire-Urban|
|Enrollment||~1500 (May 2016)|
|Colour(s)||Blue and White|
|Team name||The Titans|
Mother Teresa High School is a Catholic secondary school in the Nepean district of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It supports grades 7–12. The name of its sports team is the 'Titans'. The motto of the school is Amor et Dignitas or "love and dignity."
Mother Teresa has many sports teams, including Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Baseball (does not have a team every year), Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Rugby, Ski Club, Soccer, Softball, Field Lacrosse, Swimming, Touch Football, Football, Track & Field, Varsity Girls Rugby, Varsity Girls Touch Football, Volleyball, Weight Room, and Wrestling.
On May 28, 2014 the OFSAA division baseball team won the NCSSAA city championship giving the school its seventh city championship win of the school year.
The population of Mother Teresa is currently[when?] approximately 1500 students. The population has been steadily increasing with the increasing population of the sub-urban Barrhaven community. As much as it is a Catholic school, Mother Teresa is proud to be home to students of many different religions, ethnicities, and cultures from around the world which make up a tremendous part of its school spirit and heart.
High school subjects include: Mathematics (functions, calculus, etc.), English at all levels, French, Italian (not every year), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religion (mandatory for Catholic school diploma), Business Studies (accounting, management, marketing, etc.), Technology, Computer Science, Media Arts including broadcasting and animation, Parenting, Hospitality, Automotive and construction technology, Politics (not every year), World Issues (as of 2013), Sociology, and a variety of personal development and learning courses.
Clubs and trips
Mother Teresa supports many clubs and holds many trips. Clubs include Theatre (a drama production is held every year), Reach for the Top, Outdoor Club, Tax, Enrichment Program, and Red Maple Reading (offered to students in Grades 7 and 8). Mother Teresa's students are also encouraged to take part in one or more of the school's many trips, including the Stratford Festival Trip and its marine biology trip to St. Andrew's, NB.
On May 26, 2011, an empty barrel of peppermint oil exploded in an auto-shop class, killing 18-year-old student Eric Leighton, a hockey player with the Almonte Thunder. as well as causing minor injuries to four other students and one staff member.
- 150 years of Catholic Education in Ottawa-Carleton 1856-2006, Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board, 2006
- "Metal drum that exploded had once stored peppermint oil". Ottawa Citizen. 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
- "Ottawa student dies of injuries from high school blast". Montreal Gazette. 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
- "High school explosion rocks school, sends teen to hospital". CTV News. 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
- "Mother Teresa Catholic High School". Retrieved 2011-05-26.