In celebration of Education Week at Crystal Bay please join us on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. for our students' performance of Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses.  Please complete the yellow form that went home with your child and return it to the teacher.   

Thank you to everyone who voted at the Goodlife Fitness site. As a result of your votes, Crystal Bay received $12,000 to spend on new equipment for our physical education program. Again, thank you for taking the time to help us. 

Please note that Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education is now a chalk-free school. 

Afternoon Tea with Princesses will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Fisher Park/Summit School. Enjoy tea, lemonade and cookies while you are visited by the Princesses. There are two sittings: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Proceeds will help build a safety zone at Crystal Bay Centere for Special Education. To purchase tickets, please visit: 



Please join us for our next School Council meeting on  April 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.    

Are you a brother or sister of someone with a disablity? If so this is your chance to meet other brothers and sisters who really understand how having a sibling with a disability is unique. You are invited to attend this exciting new program which  will be held once a month on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. from October 2014 to May 2015. The location is Citizen Advocacy at 312 Parkdale Avenue. Anyone from 6 years to 17 years are welcome.  For more information, please contact Andrea Podruski at 613-761-9522 ext. 229. Or you can email her at Registration will start on September 2, 2014. 


An important notice to parents about transportation changes has gone home with your child. OSTA now requires a minium of 5 business days notice by filling out a standard form for any address changes for a regular pick up or drop off. An email or a letter will no longer suffice. This change does not apply for respite requests.  



Information on Head Lice:  


Click here
for the 
The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority
(OSTA) web site
for tranportation information
including bus cancellations
(posted by 6am).


Welcome to our school!

Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education was founded in 1972. The Centre is located in the Ottawa Area and serves 96 students with moderate to profound developmental disabilities.  All students range in ages from 4-21 years. All of our students have a developmental disability that may be coupled with one of the following: autism, hearing impairment or deafness, visual impairment or blindness, physical disability.  Crystal Bay Centre offers a summer learning program that is accessed through an application process. 

Our mission statement is as follows: We offer a caring and individualized approach to meet the diverse needs of our students. We believe in, advocate for and are committed to their independence, dignity and future successes.

The Director of Education and the Secretary of the Board is Jennifer Adams. Our Superintendent is Nadia Towaij. The Principal is Karen McMorine and the Vice principal is Karen Landheer. The Office Administrator is Kathy Trotman and the Chief Custodian is Joshua Rebertz. The Trusee for Zone 4 is Theresa Kavanagh.


Employment opportunities for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board are listed on You may find specific emplyoment infomation on the OCDSB's website.