Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Elementary School

Our Lady of Sorrows School
Our Lady of Sorrows School
  • Principal: Stacey Malette
  • Secretary: Kristin Ledoux
  • Grades: JK–Gr. 8
  • School Parish: Holy Spirit Church / Our Lady of Sorrows Church
  • Enrollment: 211
  • Hours of Instruction:
    8:45 A.M.–3:10 P.M.
Our Lady of Sorrows catholic school is located at 680 Coursol Road, Sturgeon Falls Ontario. The closest intersection is John Street and Coursol Road.
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Opened in 1975, Our Lady of Sorrows School is located in West Nipissing District. We have a student population of 200 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. It serves the communities of West Nipissing and Nipissing First Nation (Garden Village). Our Lady of Sorrows reflects that of a tri-cultural school:

  • English
  • French
  • Ojibwe

Our school celebrates the tri-cultural nature of our community with a variety of special events and activities. The school offers regular programs as well as core French Second Language programs and Native as a Second Language program which provides instruction in the Ojibwe language. We are very proud of the diversity representation from our community.

More About Our School

For more about our school please visit our school website: http://ols.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

The Parents, Teachers and Students of Our Lady of Sorrows School foster and promote the development of the whole person --- spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional as a caring responsible individual within the Catholic Christian community, based on the gospel values of Jesus Christ.

Catholic education views human life as an integration of body, mind and spirit.  Rooted in this vision, Catholic education fosters the search for knowledge as a lifelong spiritual and academic quest.  The expectations of Catholic graduates, therefore, are described not only in terms of knowledge and skills, but in terms of values, attitudes and actions.

The Graduate's expected to be:

  • A discerning believer
  • An effective communicator
  • A reflective, creative and holistic thinker
  • A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner
  • A collaborative contributor
  • A caring family member
  • A responsible citizen

(Institute for Catholic Learning)

Parishes

  • Holy Spirit Church - Tel: (705) 753-0299
  • Our Lady of Sorrows - Tel: (705) 753-0644

Academics

At Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School we believe that it is important to recognize student achievement, participation and excellence through the presentation of awards for individual and group success.

Our Lady of sorrows School recognizes some of the students' achievements with the following awards:

Grade Eight Graduation Awards:

  • Excellence in Math Award
  • Excellence in Science Award
  • Excellence in Language Arts Award
  • Excellence in Music Award
  • Excellence in Visual Arts Award
  • Excellence in French Award
  • Excellence in History Award
  • Excellence in Geography Award
  • Athelete of the Year - Male - Female
  • Highest academic average
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Anishinabek Citizenship award
  • OECTA award
  • C.W.L. award
  • NSL award
  • LAC leadership award
  • Excellence in English
  • Excellence in Drama and Dance
  • Teachers award
  • T.A.P. Citizenship award
  • Most improved
  • Social Sciences

Winits

Every month we have a Winit celebration to give students who have displayed their best in category for that month. These students are presented with a certificate and acknowledged for their achievements.

Public Speaking

At Our Lady of Sorrows School, we promote the improvement of public speaking by organizing a Public Speaking Contest.

EQAO

Primary Grade 3 and Junior Grade 6 assessment administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office are important markers of how students and our education system as a whole are doing. The provincial test measures core reading, writing and math skills based on the expectations in the Ontario Curriculum. School Action plans are determined from results.

Assessment

Our assessment procedure at Our Lady of Sorrows involves: assessment, evaluation, reporting, and improvement of student learning and program.

  • Observation Notes
  • Portfolios ((JK-Grade 8)
  • Math and Language Journals
  • Mid Year Testing within the classroom (Grade 1-8)
  • Ready to Learn (JK and SK)
  • Student Agenda Program used to communicate on-going assessment with patents
  • Early and on-going identification (JK-8 Grade 3)
  • Division Planning meetings Our teams strive to identify areas of weaknesses and develop an action plan to meet these needs
  • Teacher Mentor Program TAG (Grades 1-8). LDAD - SK/1 DRA - Primary
  • ORA
  • CASI
  • OWA
  • CAT3 - grade 8
  • Monthly running
  • Ready to Learn
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Marri Clay Ass't
  • Rossner - LDAO
  • Yopp Singer - LDAO
  • Student Self Assessments
  • Levelled Benchmarks

Plans For The Future

At Our Lady of Sorrows School we strive to improve student achievement and engagement for all students and to become lifelong learners with support of parents, teachers and the community.

Goals:

  • High levels of student achievement
  • Reduce gaps in student achievement
  • High levels of public confidence

Catholic education views human life as an integration of body, mind and spirit. Rooted in this vision, Catholic education fosters the search for knowledge as a lifelong spiritual and academic quest. The expectations of Catholic graduates, therefore, are described not only in terms of knowledge and skills, but in terms of values, attitudes and actions.

The Graduate's expected to be:

  • A discerning believer
  • An effective communicator
  • A reflective, creative and holistic thinker
  • A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner
  • A collaborative contributor
  • A caring family member
  • A responsible citizen

(Institute for Catholic Learning)