St. Hubert Catholic Elementary School
- Principal: Elizabeth Carreiro
- Secretary: Mrs. Nancy Purdon-Francis
- Grades: JK–Gr. 8
- School Parish: St. Peter’s Church
- Enrollment: 250
- Hours of Instruction:
8:50 a.m.–3:10 p.m.
St. Hubert School is a JK to Grade 8 community school with approximately 250 students. Located in the north central part of the city the student catchment area extends along Highway 11 North to Marten River and along Airport Hill. The two parishes in close proximity are St. Peter the Apostle and Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption. Most of our graduating students attend our Catholic High School, St. Joseph-Scollard Hall.
At St. Hubert School, we strive to meet the individual needs of all students entrusted to our care within a nurturing Catholic learning environment. Our goal is to provide all students with a high quality education rooted in our Catholic faith to prepare all students for lifelong learning. We value the opportunities to work together with parents, parish and community partners for the goal of student achievement. Our school currently has ten regular classrooms along with a Learning Assistance Class. Our team consists of approximately 25 professionals including teachers, Education Assistants, an Early Childhood Educator, Special Education teachers, secretary, and custodians. Together, our dedicated staff works collectively to ensure the safety and well-being of every child in our care.
St. Hubert School is part of the Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten program which includes the support of a classroom teacher and Early Childhood Educator working together to support student learning. Our school is equipped with a variety of technologies including mobile labs (both Apple and PC), SMART Boards, iPads and iPods, Kurzweil, document cameras and data projectors. We have an active student body with many in school activities as well as out of school excursions and school sporting events. St. Hubert School is proud to house a before-and-after school daycare program operated by the Lindsay-Weld Centre. Anyone interested in accessing this resource can contact the LW agency directly.
More About Our School
For more about our school please visit our school website: http://sth.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. Hubert School we strive to provide a safe learning environment rooted in our Catholic faith in which all students have the opportunity to develop to their full potential. We value and promote opportunities to join with our families and church in celebration of our faith. We believe that Jesus' commandment to: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is the model of positive student behaviour.
We celebrate our Catholic faith on a monthly basis both at school and in our local parish. These liturgical celebrations are led by two of our local priests: Father Tony from our home parish, St. Peter as well as Father Trevor from Holy Name. We are blessed to have both priests support us in our endeavour to make the Church visible in our school. Parents/guardians are always welcome to join us in our Masses. As part of our Board focus, we select a Faith Ambassador annually who participates in the planning and facilitation of liturgical celebrations both at the system and school level to guide and deepen the spiritual development of staff, students, parents/guardians and our school community.
Our Catholic faith is celebrated in a variety of ways including:
Monthly masses/para-liturgies, morning prayers, classroom liturgies and celebrations, food drives, supporting local community initiatives and peer helpers.
Vision of a Catholic Learner
- are discerning believers formed in the Catholic Faith community who celebrate the signs and sacred mystery of God's presence through word, sacrament, prayer, forgiveness, reflection and moral living.
- are effective communicators who speak, write and listen honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of Gospel values.
- are reflective, creative and holistic thinkers who solve problems and make responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good.
- are self-directed, responsible lifelong learners who develop and demonstrate their God-given potential.
- are collaborative contributors who always find meaning, dignity and vocation in work which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good.
- are caring family members who attend to family, school, parish and the wider community.
- are responsible citizens who give witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.
(Excepts from the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations- Institute for Catholic Education)
Catholic curriculum and resource material contribute to achieving the expectations as laid out by the Visions of a Catholic Learner. Our Catholic teachings are woven into the daily instruction and interactions we have with students. Teachers at St. Hubert School also use expectations from the Catholic Graduate Expectations as well as Family Life and Religion Curriculum expectations to make curriculum decisions concerning program planning, instructional strategies, evaluation and assessment.
Provincial testing (EQAO) is one piece of data that we use to monitor and measure school and individual student learning. The EQAO assessment measures Reading, Writing as well as Mathematics in grades 3 and 6. This information together with other assessments such as Early Intervention, Developmental Reading Assessments (DRA), Canadian Achievement Test (CAT), CASI, Board developed Numeracy assessments, observations, tests/checklists, student portfolios, peer/self-evaluation, formal and informal testing and screening procedures are all used to get the best overall picture of our school and individual student progress. In September, school and student results from EQAO are released and this information is shared with parents and is carefully analysed by all staff and used to inform the School Improvement Planning process.
School Improvement Plan
At the beginning of each year, St. Hubert staff gather to set goals for teaching and student learning. Throughout the school year, this School Improvement Plan is used by all staff to guide our professional development and learning. Based on the goals in the plan, teachers gather a variety of data to monitor our progress and inform changes to our plan aimed at student achievement.
St. Hubert School is fortunate to have many talented students who have represented themselves and our school successfully in the following areas:
- Cross Country Team
- Track & Field
- School district Soccer
- Volleyball and Basketball
- Kiwanis Music Festival
- Regional Science Fair
- Heritage Fair
- Legion writing and poetry contests and local food bank contributions
- SOLE leadership camp
- SJSH student forum
Plans For The Future
At St. Hubert School we plan to continue to use rich tasks as well as the multitude of assessment information we have to continue to deepen and focus our instruction for improved student achievement. We value the professional learning opportunities provided in our school and by the Board and we will continue to examine our own teaching and deepen our own learning to support our students in reaching their full potential. Weaving the Gospel values into our curriculum and everyday life at St. Hubert School is a high priority. As a school we will continue to focus on the following areas for improved student achievement: assessment for and as learning, identification and intervention of at risk students, early intervention in Kindergarten, focused instructional strategies (Literacy & Numeracy), using number talks to strengthen understanding of basic principles in mathematics, planning for purposeful instruction , developing community partnerships, strengthening the home-school connection and strengthening our faith community.