St. Gregory Catholic Elementary School
- Principal: Anna-Marie Aquino
- Secretary: Renata White
- Grades: JK–Gr. 8
- School Parish: St. Joseph Church (Powassan) & Sacred Heart Church (Trout Creek)
- Enrollment: 170
- Hours of Instruction:
8:30 a.m.–2:50 p.m.
St. Gregory Catholic School began in September 1988 as a string of portable classrooms, in the parking lot of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Powassan. Seven years later a new school opened its doors to welcome the school community from Burks Falls to Powassan, Chisholm to Restoule.
The school has eight regular classrooms, a library, a gymnasium and a chapel. It also has several working rooms for teachers and educational assistants to work with small groups as well as a large meeting room where parent’s groups and conferences take place.
The current enrolment of St. Gregory’s is 170 students with a staff of ten full time teachers, four educational assistants, two custodians, a secretary and a principal for a total staff of nineteen.
- 6 regular classrooms
More About Our School
For more about our school please visit our school website: http://stg.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
At St. Gregory Catholic School you will find the teachings of Jesus Christ are integrated into the day-to-day curriculum and social fabric of school life. One of the pillars of our school community is that Jesus is present to us every day in each other.
We strive to assist our students to develop a way of living that embodies the teachings of Jesus Christ. These teachings are exemplified in our student’s ability to:
- Be discerning believers of our Catholic Faith and actively reflect God’s word in their actions.
- Be effective communicators who read, understand and use written materials effectively as well as write and speak fluently.
- Be reflective, creative and holistic thinkers who create, adapt and evaluate new ideas in light of the common good.
- Be self-directed, responsible, lifelong learners who demonstrate a confident and positive sense of self and a respect for the dignity of others.
- Be collaborative contributors who respect the rights, responsibilities and contributions of both themselves and others.
- Be caring family members who relate to family members in a loving, compassionate and respectful manner.
- Be responsible citizens who contribute to the common good.
Our Catholic faith teachings are evident, as one immediately enters our school foyer and chapel area where students are able to attend mass monthly. In addition, and our school is open to our local faith community, who are invited to join us for this celebration, once a month for the celebration of mass. Not only do our students lead us in prayer and insight but our school choir is a integral contributor to our liturgies and masses.
In addition to the English curriculum, French as a second language programing is offered to students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 8.
Our staff is committed to assisting all students achieve and reach success. Teaching effectiveness is supported by active participation in professional development activities. Our staff’s strong commitment to literacy and numeracy is reflected positively in St. Gregory’s EQAO results.
The needs of all students are met through the dedication of classroom teachers working beside four educational assistants and a classroom resource teacher. It is through the effective partnership of these educators, and a strong belief in parent communication, that students of all abilities can be successful
Our teacher’s strive to assure they are using technology effectively in their teaching, and it is through the aid of these tools that students, at St. Gregory School, are becoming 21st Century learners.
It is also through this technology that teachers are more readily available to parents in sharing student successes.
It is through the dedication of our teachers and parents that students at St. Gregory learn the fundamentals of team play, trying their best and committing to an organization.
This accomplishment is through our work outside of the classroom in the areas of sports, such as basketball, volleyball, track and field and floor hockey, as well as non-athletic opportunities such as choir, student’s council and drama.
It is our belief that when given the right opportunity every student can be successful. Our joy is providing these opportunities and watching our students grow in their success.