Open House 2021

Welcome to the St. Patrick’s High School Open House webpage. Here you will find everything you need to learn about our wonderful school and participate in this years, 2021 Open House.

St. Patrick’s High School is centrally located in Quebec City and is a high school recognized for its excellence and long history serving the anglophone community. Built on a culture of Respect, Honesty and Integrity the IRISH spirit is brought alive with academic rigor, inclusive classrooms, competitive athletics and a broad range of co- and extra-curricular activities. We pride ourselves in our Irish spirit, our programming and being a place where everyone has a place.

Football
Basketball
Music
Spanish
Hockey
Rugby
Visual Arts
Multi-sports
Leadership
Woodworking
Video/Photo
Profile Details
Football Profile

“Football is like Life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”

— Vince Lombardi
Football St Pats High School

The Football Profile is intended for students who want to learn and perfect various individual skills and team tactics needed to play effective football. The student will also explore other aspects related to the practice of football.

The aim of this profile is to help students acquire the elementary rules and skills specific to football as well as a few key principles that will help them play this team sport. Through progressive hands-on practices students will develop the skills required to play an offensive and/or a defensive position. They will also study diverse offensive and defensive systems used in football today.

Students will be expected to frequently reflect upon their learning so that they become able to recognize their strengths and limitations, in order to improve and identify which position is better suited to their abilities.

Students in the football Profile will learn how to work together, get along and play with other people, with one goal in mind: to be able to play team football.

Football St Pats High School

Students will be evaluated on the specific competencies set out by MELS:

  1. Perform movement skills in football
  2. Interact with others in a team sport
  3. Adopt a healthy, ethical and active lifestyle

Coaching staff St. Pat’s Football Program

Azaria Chavannes

Football Head coach

Football coach at St Pats since 2015 Defensive back for the University of Ottawa 2011-2012-2013 Semi-Pro football player for the Ligue de Football Semi-Professionnel du Québec in 2017-2018 (back to back league all-star team). Defensive back coach at Cegep Fx-Garneau and Élites de Québec MU17

Marc-Olivier Simard

Football Head coach

Football coach at st pats since 2017. Defensive captain for the Laval Rouge et Or 2016-2017. Defensive back for the university Laval 2015 to 2018. Coach at the mini rouge et or (2015 to 2017). Defensive coordinator Élite de Québec MU 15, 2019. Yoga instructor since 2012.

A passion for football is important for students interested in this profile.

Where?

Stade TELUS Université Laval

When?

4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m

Transportation

Parents are responsible to bring students to the PEPS for NO LATER than 7:45 a.m.

RTC busses are also available (north shore) 16, 22, 79, 88, 92, 93, 94, 292, 315, 330, 336, 337, 338, 350, 355, 358, 372, 374, 377, 380, 381, 382, 384, 804.

A bus will bring the students back to school from the PEPS

Woodworking Profile

“People love chopping wood. In this activity, one immediately sees results.”

— Albert Einstein
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Woodworking is the art or craft that focuses on creating or fashioning objects out of wood. The materials can range from a rudimentary bench to intricate pieces of furniture.

The Woodworking Profile will enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to perform woodworking tasks. Students will learn how to manipulate and transform wood, as well as other materials. Through progressive hands-on activities students will develop their craftsmanship and study the different stages involved in the creation process. Students will be taught how to handle and use specific tools in a safe manner. Woodworking requires a lot of patience, creativity and dexterity and can sometimes be a physically challenging activity.

Students will be expected to frequently reflect upon their learning so that they become able to recognize their strengths and limitations, and to expand their abilities.

Students will work together with one goal in mind: to be able create a small project from start to finish.

Additional material may be required.
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A passion for hands-on work is important for students interested in this profile.

Where?

At St. Patrick’s High School

When?

4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:40 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Maximum of 12 students (Cycle 1)
Hockey Profile

Elite Program: Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS)

Football St Pats High School

Players selected on the Elite program will be provided a chance to play in the LHPS, a provincial league that focuses on developing student-athletes while offering them opportunities to showcase their abilities to move on to higher levels (NCAA, QMJHL, Collégial AAA, etc.) once they graduate from High School.

Here is what the Elite Program offers:

  • Two on ice practices per week in the morning from 8:00 am to 9:30 am; Players are not missing school for practices as it is built in their school timetable
  • One on ice practice per week after school from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm; Players are brought to the PEPS by school bus at the end of the school day
  • One off ice training per week after school from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm in our weight room and/or gymnasium
  • Season of about 50 games including exhibition games, regular season, playoffs, tournaments and showcases
  • 3 or 4 Tournaments (For the upcoming season we are looking at possibly Toronto, Lake Placid and Washington
  • Physiotherapy service
  • Team locker room at the Peps in which players can leave their bag at all time. Each team has their own locker room
  • Advisory program to provide school support
  • Visibility for recruitment from NCAA, QMJHL and Collégial AAA teams

Cost: $3 500

Here is what the cost includes:

  • Games and showcases of the Ligue de Hockey Prépratoire Scolaire (LHPS)
  • On Ice and Off Ice trainings
  • CCM Team gloves, helmet and pant shells
  • Game and practice jerseys
  • Transportation by bus to games outside of Quebec City
  • Hotel for games on the road and tournaments
  • Under Armour Team hoodie and undershirt

Players that do not own a St. Pat’s CCM tracksuit and/or winter coat will have to buy one. The tracksuit is listed at $120 and the winter coat is $150. Players will also have the possibility to order other apparel in July and later in the fall.

Players will also have to respect a dress code for games: Players have to wear neat and appropriate dress shoes, dress pants and shirt with tie for all games. No blue jeans.

The dress code outlines the standard of dress to which players and coaching staff is expected to adhere to while representing the institution. The dress code is to be in effect for all players and coaching staff when entering an arena for a game, during a game and when exiting an arena after a game.

Football St Pats High School

Students will be evaluated on the specific competencies set out by MELS:

  1. Perform movement skills in football
  2. Interact with others in a team sport
  3. Adopt a healthy, ethical and active lifestyle

Payment

Once a player has been selected on an LHPS team, we are asking for a $500 commitment payment. The rest of the fees can be paid at the beginning of the next school year.

On Ice Practices

All the on ice practices are taking place in the morning or right after school at the Peps (Laval University); there is no session at night. We privilege this approach to ensure that players have time for school work and other activities of their own. When practices occur after school, players have to leave class 25 minutes before the end of Period 4 (2:45 pm). Players will have to make the necessary arrangements with their teachers. Players are not missing school for practices in the morning as it built in their school timetable.

Players can leave their bag in the Team locker room at all time. We are extremely lucky that the Peps agreed to let us use the old locker room of the Rouge et Or Football program. The locker room has since been modified to accommodate hockey teams.

Off Ice Training

The off ice training takes place once week after school from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm. All sessions are performed under the supervision of an instructor from ‘’Elite Factor’’, an organization that specializes in providing fitness programs to athletes from different elite structures.

Players will be following a fitness program that is adapted to their needs. Players will follow a fitness program that will ensure an optimal progression.

Games

The games are played mostly on weekends.

The LHPS being provincial league, teams come from everywhere. In order to not always be on the road, the league uses a lot of what they call ‘’showcases’’. A showcase consists of playing 2 to 3 matches on a day or 2 (3 games = 2 days, 2 games = 1 or 2 days). With this format, all the teams get together at one place in the province and play their games on a given weekend. This prevents from playing a game, for example, on a Saturday in Lévis and then the next day play in Montreal. By having games condensed this way, players will not play matches at all weekends. They will also often have a day off per weekend (i.e. Saturday or Sunday) so there is still more time for study or for family activities.

Academic Advisor

Players will by meeting two to three times a week with their academic advisor on mornings when we do not practice. Before the start of the hockey season, players will meet one by one with the coaching staff and their academic advisor to set up goals for the upcoming school year. These goals will be determined accordingly to the student’s results from previous years. The role of the academic advisor is to ensure that players are meeting their objectives. If these objectives are not meet by the student, the academic advisor determines the measures to be put in place in order to help the student.

Coaching staff St. Pat’s Hockey Program

Maxime Côté

Director and Head Coach U17

Director and Head Coach Hockey Program, Fighting Irish Hockey St. Patrick`s High School Math and Science Teacher St. Patrick`s High School Coaching Experience in Switzerland and Elite Coaching Qualifications

Jonathan Ferland

Head Coach U13

Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 2002 Played for the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Montreal Canadiens 2003-2008 Played in Austria and England 2008 to 2019 Joined the St. Pat’s Hockey program in 2019 Head Coach Cegep Levis-Lauzon Collegial AAA Master’s degree “Sports Management”

William Talbot

Head Coach U15 Major

CAJAAHL 2014-2016 Coach with the St. Pat’s Hockey program since 2019 Multiple Hockey School coaching experience since 2016 Bachelor’s degree “Enseignement du Francais”

Ryan Massicotte

Associate Coach

2017-18 / Champlain St. Lawrence Lions / QCHL 2018-19 / Côte-du-Sud Everest / QJAAAHL 2020-21 / Bishop's University Assistant Coach U12 and U15 since 2018

Allen Coughlan

Goalie Coach

Collegial AAA Cegep Sorel-Tracy 1978 to 1981 Goalie Coach with our program since 2017 Goalie coach experience with different organization for over 20 years

A passion for hockey is important for students interested in this profile.

Where?

Stade TELUS Université Laval

When?

4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m

Transportation

Parents are responsible to bring students to the PEPS for NO LATER than 7:45 a.m.

RTC busses are also available (north shore) 16, 22, 79, 88, 92, 93, 94, 292, 315, 330, 336, 337, 338, 350, 355, 358, 372, 374, 377, 380, 381, 382, 384, 804.

A bus will bring the students back to school from the PEPS

Vocal Profile
Music St Pats High School

The Vocal Profile at St. Pat’s gives singers the chance to find their voice in the context of a jazz vocal ensemble.

The repertoire places an accent on popular songs of the present day and the classics of the past.

Singers will learn vocal techniques that will enable them to better express themselves both as soloists and members of a vocal ensemble. They will also have the chance to perform with professional and student accompaniment. (guitar, piano, bass & drums)

Performance opportunities include school concerts, local elementary schools, the CQSB Performing Arts Festival, the Quebec Jazz/Pop Festival, the St. Pat’s Talent Show etc.

There are also travel opportunities for music students which in the past have included: Universal Studios in Hollywood, New Orleans, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Havana, Halifax, The Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, Ottawa, and Toronto.

If you like to sing, it’s a great chance to be part of a very unique and dynamic program.




Jazz Band Profile
Vocals St Pats High School

The Jazz Band Profile is for beginning and developing musicians who wish to play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, guitar, piano, bass or drums.

Student musicians will be part of a jazz band under the guidance of some of the finest jazz/pop musicians in the Quebec City area.

Students will learn the basics of reading and understanding music and bring it all together in a band format.

Private instruction is provided by selected professional musicians that visit the school on a regular basis.

The repertoire includes jazz, blues and pop standards in a variety of styles. Students will have the opportunity to express themselves both individually and as part of a music ensemble.

Performance opportunities include school concerts, local elementary schools, the CQSB Performing Arts Festival, the Quebec Jazz/Pop Festival, the St. Pat’s Talent Show etc.

There are also travel opportunities for music students which in the past have included: Universal Studios in Hollywood, New Orleans, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Havana, Halifax, The Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, Ottawa, and Toronto.

If you want to learn to play music, this is the Profile for you!

Where?

At St. Patrick’s High School

When?

4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Multi-Sports Profile

“There is no such thing as bad weather only inappropriate clothing.”

— Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Multisports St Pats High School

TERM 1

  • INTRO COOPER
  • BEEP TEST
  • Fitness Tests
  • SOCCER
  • Fitness Training
  • Frisbee

TERM 2

  • Capoeira
  • SWIMMING
  • KARATE
  • BOWLING
  • Cosom Hockey
  • Circuit Training
  • Basketball
  • Snowshoes
  • ACROGYM

TERM 3

  • Volleyball
  • Weight Training
  • BEEP TEST
  • Fitness Tests
  • NOVA GYM
    Kick Boxing / Wrestling / Jujitsu
  • Rock Climbing
  • Football
  • Frisbee
  • COOPER
  • BOWLING

The Multisport Profile is intended for students who want to explore and to learn various individual skills and group skills involved in several individual and team activities.

However, the availability of resources as well as the students’ needs and interest will determine the final list of learning activities offered.

Students will learn some of the basic rules and skills specific to different sports offered, as well as a few key principles that will help them play individual and/or a team sport. Through progressive hands-on training, students will discover different facets of the sports involved, and acquire the skills necessary to their practice.

They will also study different notions of physical fitness, such as cardiovascular endurance, strength, stamina, flexibility and relaxation.

Students will be expected to frequently reflect upon their learning so that they become able to recognize their strengths and limitations, to improve and maintain their overall physical fitness.

Multisports St Pats High School

Students will be evaluated on the specific competencies set out by MELS:

  1. Perform movement skills
  2. Interact with others in a sport
  3. Adopt a healthy, ethical and active lifestyle

A passion for sports and fitness is important for students interested in this profile.

Where?

At St. Patrick’s High School and other sports facilities

When?

4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:40 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.

Transportation

(*at certain times from November 2019 to April 2020 a yellow bus will leave school from 8:40 a.m. Students must be at school on time)

Basketball Profile

“Basketball teaches students lessons that they can’t learn in a classroom.”

Basketball St Pats High School

The Basketball Profile is intended for students who want to learn and perfect various individual skills and team tactics needed to play effective basketball. The student will also explore other aspects related to the practice of basketball.

The aim of this profile is to help students acquire the rules and skills specific to basketball as well as a few key principles that will help them play this team sport. Through progressive hands-on practices students will develop the skills required to play on offense and defense.

Students in the Basketball Profile will learn how to work together, get along and play with other people, with one goal in mind: to be able to play team basketball.

Basketball St Pats High School

Students will be evaluated on the specific competencies set out by MELS:

  1. Perform movement skills and improvement in basketball
  2. Interact with others in a team sport (participation)
  3. Adopt a healthy, ethical and active lifestyle(effort)
Please note: Tryouts might be part of the selection process.

Coaching staff St. Pat’s Basketball Program

Shawn Dicaire

Director and Head coach Junior Boys

Director and Head Coach Basketball Program, Fighting Irish Basketball St. Patrick’s High School Physical Education Teacher St Patrick’s High School

Thomas Fleury

Head coach Bantam Boys

Math Teacher St Patrick’s High School

David Eden

Head Coach Senior Boys

Over 30 years of experience as a head coach

A passion for basketball is important for students interested in this profile.

Where?

Sept, Oct. Nov & Dec, April, May & June: at St. Patrick’s High School /4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

January, February & March at the YMCA Saint-Roch / 4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Students need to be at the YMCA Saint-Roch no later than 7:30AM to be ready at 8:00AM in the GYM.

Transportation

When Basketball profile will be held at the YMCA Saint-Roch. Student will need to have transportation to the YMCA Saint-Roch but will have transportation back to school after profile offered by St. Pat’s.

RTC busses are also available (north shore) 16, 22, 79, 88, 92, 93, 94, 292, 315, 330, 336, 337, 338, 350, 355, 358, 372, 374, 377, 380, 381, 382, 384, 804.

A bus will bring the students back to school from the YMCA Saint-Roch

Drama Arts Profile

“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts…”

— William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Drama arts St Pats High School

The Drama Arts Profile will help students explore and develop the skills necessary to make their “exits and entrances” in their world.

Drama involves creating and performing characters in order to foster creativity, improve cooperation, communication and develop identity. Through the use of their body, voice, imagination, sensibilities, knowledge and culture, students will learn to give concrete expression to their ideas, mental images and emotions, and develop aptitudes that are applicable to all aspects of life, e.g. emotional control, concentration, memorization, etc. In today’s technical world, employers are looking for candidates who are confident, creative and productive, and being at ease with public presentations and speaking engagements is considered an asset in several professional fields. These are the character traits developed by studying the dramatic arts.

Students will work together with one goal in mind: the production of dramatic performances in front of an audience. (short & long)

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Students will be evaluated on the specific competencies set out by MELS:

  1. Creation and Performance
  2. Appreciation

Students will also study other features of dramatic production, including improvisation skit, costuming, publicity, front house management, etc. Whenever possible, guest speakers specializing in dramatic arts will be invited to speak to the students (including teachers).

A passion and an open-minded attitude are important for students interested in this profile.

Where?

At St. Patrick’s High School

When?

4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:40 to 10:15

Leadership Profile

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”

— Jim Rohn
Leadership St Pats High School

This profile is intended for students who are interested in increasing their understanding of leadership and applying these concepts in the community and school.

Students will work on determining and developing their personal leadership attributes individually and in a group setting. Students will also develop their communication skills; how to speak to a group, discuss one on one and how to become an active listener.

Students will learn about human relationships and the impact that they, as leaders, have on their peers. They will identify, explain and interpret different leadership styles and look at the positives and negatives when it comes to adopting a leadership role.

In using their awareness of their personal and group leadership skills, their strategies for decision making and their organizational skills; students will plan, organize and run an event for a group in the Quebec English Community.

A passion and an open-minded attitude are important for students interested in this profile.

Where?

At St. Patrick’s High School

When?

4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:40 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Spanish Profile

“If you want to learn Spanish, you are coming to the right place.”

Spanish St Pats High School

The Spanish Profile is intended for students who want to explore and to learn the Spanish language and culture. Spanish is one of the most-used languages in the world, and it is one that is relatively easy for French and/or English speakers to master.

In the Spanish Profile, students will get to interact orally, understand, read, and produce a variety of texts in the Spanish language. These competencies are complementary and are developed in synergy.

Students will learn through different class activities in a very dynamic and interactive approach. Learning will be done through role play, activities, use of technology, contextualization and educational outings among others. Students will get opportunities to explore the Spanish culture in presence of native speakers and organizations such as “Salsa sans Frontières”.

As students take responsibility for developing their own competencies, they are to participate actively in the learning process and become involved in interaction, comprehension and production tasks. They must take initiative and make an effort to communicate in Spanish as often as possible, as well as demonstrate creativity.

Students will work together with one goal in mind: to be able to use the Spanish language in a real life context.

Spanish St Pats High School

Students will be evaluated on the specific competencies set out by MELS:

  1. Interact in Spanish
  2. Understand texts in Spanish (oral and written)
  3. Produce texts in Spanish (oral and written)

A passion for languages is important for students interested in the profile.

Where?

At St. Patrick’s High School

When?

4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:40 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Visual Art Profile
Visual art St Pats High School

This profile is intended for students who are interested in the study of ART. Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Individual development;
  • Originality;
  • Broadening skills;
  • Problem solving;
  • Reflection.

Art profile students will have the unique opportunity to build their creative, imaginative and observation skills, while learning to appreciate Art. Through individual and teamwork projects, the heart of this profile is hands-on; drawing, painting, 3D work, assemblage and mixed media; with an introduction to multimedia.

Student self-reflection will help them identify which techniques, gestures and ideas are best suited for each project.

There will also be an appreciation component; with museum and gallery visits, complemented by observation and sketching outings.

Students will be expected to frequently reflect upon their work; identifying their strengths and limitations in order to improve and find direction in their work.

A passion for visual arts is important for students interested in this profile.

Where?

At St. Patrick’s High School

When?

4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:40 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

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Science Tech Profile

“The Science of today is the technology of tomorrow.”

— Edward Teller
Science Tech St Pats High School

The Sci-Tech Profile is intended for students who want to explore and to construct their own knowledge, to become familiar with scientific concepts and to learn about the tools and methods of science and technology. Science and technology play an ever-increasing role in our lives and have made a key contribution to the transformation of societies.

In the Sci-Tech Profile, students will learn through a dynamic and interactive approach. They will get opportunities to explore various activities. Throughout the year, students will participate in scientific or technological challenges (to solve a specific problem related to science or technology), do robotics (to build and program a device (“Lego”)), computer programming (to learn the basics of computer programming), participate science fair activities (to prepare, test and present their own experiments), will be exposed to career opportunities (to meet or visit people involved in sci-tech), visit sites (to visit places related to sci-tech), build didactic materials (prepare activities to help other students understand sci-tech) and more.

As students take responsibility for developing their own competencies, they are to participate actively in the learning process. They must take initiative and make an effort to communicate in a scientific way, as well as demonstrate creativity.

Students will work together with one goal in mind: to be able to solve a scientific or technical problem in a real life context.

Science Tech St Pats High School

Students will be evaluated on the specific competencies set out by the MELS:

  1. Seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems
  2. Makes the most of his/her knowledge of science and technology
  3. Communicates in the languages used in science and technology

A passion for science and technology is important for students interested in this profile.

Where?

At St. Patrick’s High School

When?

4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:40 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Rugby Profile
Rugby St Pats High School

Rugby is built upon the principles of camaraderie, fair play, respect and teamwork.

From the beginning, the girls will be taught the basics of playing fair, enjoying the game and respecting officials and opponents alike.

The goal of this profile is to give the students a good understanding of the rules and skill set needed to play the sport safely and enjoyably. They will learn the different types of rugby categories (7's, 10's, 15's) and will become familiar with the different positions. This will allow them to experience rugby to the fullest and hone their skills in the positions that are best suited to their strengths and abilities. They will also participate in a variety of other sports that will develop coordination and agility which will be an asset to their rugby playing as well as their athletic abilities in general. The objective is to be Rugby Ready.

Football St Pats High School

Students will be evaluated on the specific competencies set out by MELS:

  1. Perform movement skills in rugby
  2. Interact with others in a team sport
  3. Adopt a healthy, ethical and active lifestyle

Coaching staff St. Pat’s Rugby Program

Philippe Trudel

Head of the Rugby Program

35 years of experience coaching hockey, football, basketball and rugby Coached 6 Regional Championship Rugby Teams

Médéric Audet-Chalifour

Senior and Junior girls rugby profile coach

Rugby coach and referee certifications Hooker for team Quebec XV’s and Club de Rugby de Québec

A passion for rugby is important for students interested in this profile.

Where?

Stade Chauveau

When?

4 times per 10-day cycle from 8:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m

Transportation

Parents are responsible to bring students to the Stade Chauveau for NO LATER than 7:45 a.m.

Buses to get there, 74, 84, 804.

A bus will bring the students back to school from the Stade Chauveau