Mother St. Bride Catholic Elementary School
- Principal: Tony D’Agostino
- Secretary: Anna Marie Rothwell
- Grades: JK–Gr. 8
- School Parish: Pro-Cathedral / St. Peter's
- Enrollment: 170
- Hours of Instruction:
8:50 a.m.–3:10 p.m.
Mother St. Bride School is located near the downtown section of the City of North Bay. It was officially opened in 1965 as a senior elementary school with facilities for Music, Design and Technology, and Family Studies.
In 1980, Mother St. Bride School became a K–8 school. In 1994, the Board initiated a Junior Learning Skills class at Mother St. Bride School and in September 1997 an Intermediate Learning Skills class was started.
Presently, Mother St. Bride School continues to provide instruction for Junior Kindergarten to grade eight students. Instruction is provided, in the areas of Music, Design and Technology, and Family Studies, to all grade 7 and 8 students enrolled in our School Board. Mother St. Bride School also receives students from a neighbouring feeder school, St. Alexander School (a Junior Kindergarten to grade 6 elementary school), for grade 7 and 8 instruction.
Mother St. Bride School endeavours to provide a peaceful environment that nurtures the growth of a faith community physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially, based upon the teachings and values of the Catholic Church.
- 8 classrooms
- Early Learning Kindergarten Class
- Book Room
- Design & Tech Room
- Family Studies Room
- Junior Learning Skills Room
- Intermediate Learning Skills Room
- Music Room
More About Our School
For more about our school please visit our school website: http://msb.npsc.ca/
Here you’ll find monthly school newsletters and calendars, current school news and events, a school photo gallery and more.
How We Live Our Catholic Faith
Mother St. Bride School endeavours to provide a peaceful environment that nurtures the growth of a faith community; physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially, based upon the teachings and values of the Catholic Church.
The faith community of our school reflects its gospel base through its hospitable environment, the presence of sacred imagery, the respect shown for all persons, and the religious atmosphere.
The Religion curriculum provides a doctrinally sound, balanced, sequential, and developmentally appropriate, program of instruction to our students.
Service projects are essential components of the curriculum at all levels, and student-reflection on the service opportunity is seen as integral School-wide.
Our school is involved in a number of community based projects, for example:
- Our Breakfast and Snack Program;
- Our Fundraising for specific causes (e.g. Jump Rope for Heart, The Juvenile Diabetes Association);
- Our support of Pro-Cathedral Food Bank;
- Our fundraising contributions to the Santa Claus Fund;
- Our support of The Duke of Edinburgh Costa Rica Project
Student progress at Mother St. Bride School is measured using a variety of assessment approaches.
Although paper-and-pencil tests continue to play an important role, the use of alternate assessments such as projects, performances, observations, portfolios, learning logs, and journals are also utilized to assess student learning.
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) conducts a provincial review each year of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics for all grade 3 and 6 students. The purpose of this assessment is to provide information on student achievement to Parents, Schools, School Boards and the Province.
Mother St. Bride School recognizes student achievement, participation and excellence, through the presentation of a variety of awards and certificates.
Students' achievements are recognized through the presentation of awards, for example:
- Awards focused upon the Catholic Virtues
- The Principal’s Award
- Academic Awards
- Citizenship Awards
- Mathematics Award
- Music Award
- Athletic Awards
The school has been presented with a number of community based awards, the following are examples:
- Kiwanis Festival awards;
- Various awards for fundraising events;
- Canadian Tire Junior Citizenship Awards;
- Awards for participation in the Santa Claus Parade;
Plans for the Future
Mother St. Bride School continues to foster an environment that calls upon the staff, students, parents, parish and community to collaborate in the belief that "all are called to service in Christ".
The Staff have implemented many initiatives to support student learning. More resources and technology are being purchased to the support the use of differentiated instruction. School Improvement Planning is focused upon the Staff learning together and implementing high yield instructional strategies. Our School-wide assessment practices and tracking strategies facilitate ongoing sharing amongst staff, setting the stage for the planning of next steps (in instruction), for all students, and the strategic application of accommodations and/or modifications for students with special needs. Our Staff members continue to take part in a variety of Professional Learning opportunities to enhance their instructional practice.