An Advent Message from the Board Chair and Director of Education

An Advent Message from the Board Chair and Director of Education

In our Catholic schools the season of Advent is a wonderful time of preparation. There are many special events planned in our schools, including Christmas liturgies, concerts and other artistic presentations. We invite you to come and hear the story of the birth of our Savior, proclaimed by our students.

Our schools are also undertaking many projects that support those in need. At St. Joseph-Scollard Hall, the Bears have already donated canned food and winter clothing to the food bank and continue to raise funds for the Santa Fund. Our elementary schools have also raised funds to support Haiti relief, Christmas toy drives as well as Operation Warmth, to name a few examples.

To our Grade 8 students preparing to register for high school - we are so pleased to support you during this exciting time! We encourage you to get involved in the rich programs that St. Joseph-Scollard Hall has to offer and to reach out if you have any questions during your transition.

As we celebrate Advent at home, in our schools and in our parishes, we extend a sincere thank you to our families and community partners who continue to give us the opportunity to lead with faith as we serve our students in the light of Christ.

On behalf of the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board, we thank all our staff and we wish all of you a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May the peace of Christmas fill your hearts, the joy of Christmas fill your homes, and the blessing of Christmas fill your days throughout the New Year.


Barbara McCool                     Anna Marie Bitonti

Board Chair                           Director of Education