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Our Faith

Our school patron saint is St. Therese of the Child Jesus,the Little Flower and we honour her on October 1st.St. Theresa

Born at Alençon, France on January 2, 1873
Died at Lisieux, France on September 30, 1897
Canonized by Pope Pius XI 1925

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, one of the most instantly popular saints of the twentieth century, was canonized less than thirty years after her death at the age of twenty-four.

A principle reason for her great appeal to ordinary Catholics was her "Little Way" to holiness -- her example of achieving sanctity, not through undertaking great deeds, but through personal devotion and dedication. Before she passed away, she promised to send roses as a sign of her intercession and this led to the affectionate nickname, the "Little Flower". Her shrine at Lisieux, France, is still one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Europe.

Our school community has many opportunities to follow St. Theresa's example. Our students are involved in the planning of liturgical services by preparing hymns and special intentions.The junior grade students support the younger ones by volunteering to be peer helpers. They provide helping hands in the kindergarten class during lunchtime, during special events and during recesses.

The S.A.I.N.T. movement encourages Selfless Acts of Kindness Improving the Next Tomorrow. This is an ongoing movement that is supported by staff and students alike to improve our school environment and share the message that we are all responsible to make everyday a good day for everyone.

We end every morning announcement inviting everyone to join in and say the school mantra together, " Keep calm and be kind".

Our school community participates in Social Justice activities. Regular food drives serve to support some of the community needs and an annual Lenten Penny Drive for the Food Bank or Third World countries encourages community involvement.

Our students also annually participate in a pre-Christmas activity by donating new and gently used toys to the Low Income People Involvement, known as LIPI. In turn these toys are distributed to families in our area and surrounding communities.

~ School News ~

Welcome to Kindergarten(Posted:5/4/2018)

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 Thursday, May 31st at 6:00-7:00 pm

Parents/Guardians and new JK students for this upcoming September 2018

are invited to join us for an information session.

An evening of meeting, greeting and of course playing.

Living Rosary(Posted:5/4/2018)

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Tuesday, May 15th at 1:30 pm

We will be joined by the Knights of Columbus as we pray

the living rosary. Everyone is welcome.

 

Spaghetti Supper(Posted:5/4/2018)

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Please join us for our annual Spaghetti Dinner.

All funds raised will go towards student activities and sporting equipment.

Thursday, May 10th 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Catholic Education Week(Posted:5/4/2018)

Join us for various activities this week.

See the school newsletter for specific dates/times for specific classes.

School Supplies 2017-2018(Posted:8/23/2016)

Dear Parent(s)/ Guardian(s),

School supplies by grade level have been posted. There may be a few additional items that will be required specific to your classroom teacher suggestions. These lists will get you started:

 

 

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2018/2019 School Calendar Now Available(Posted:4/19/2018)

At the February 27, 2018, NPSC Board meeting, the School Year Calendar was recommended and approved by the Board of Trustees. The school year will begin on Thursday, August 30, 2018 for staff and Tuesday, September 4, 2018 for students. The school year will end on June 28, 2019 for both students and staff. This recommendation has been approved by the Ministry of Education. Please see the attachment below for more information. We would like to thank all parents, community members and staff for their participation.

Your Input Requested(Posted:4/12/2018)

Parents and guardians of JK and SK students, who live in the Nipissing District, are invited to participate in a study about early experiences of children and their families. The survey will run until May 31, 2018. Visit http://oursurvey.ca/kps