St. Victor Catholic Elementary School
- Principal: Heather Klein
- Secretary: Chantal Whalley
- Grades: JK–Gr. 8
- School Parish: St. Anne's Parish
- Enrollment: 90
- Hours of Instruction:
8:45 A.M.–3:00 P.M.
Presently, we are a four classroom rural school in the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board. We have JK–grade 8 and an extended French program for JK–grade 8. We house the Mattawa Child Care Centre which includes a daily before and after school program. We are in an exciting phase of our school's history as we settle into our new St Victor school that opened three years ago. This beautiful building houses our daycare, a beautiful state-of-the-art gymnasium, brightly lit classrooms and several gorgeous outdoor play areas.
Our school consists of:
- 67 students
- 7 teachers (including a Classroom Resource Teacher and teacher of the hearing impaired), 2.0 Educational assistants, .8 secretary, 1 full time custodian and 1 part time custodian.
- 4 classrooms plus a resource room and a french classroom
- 6 classrooms
- Special room for hearing impaired
- Large play area with courts and games
More About Our School
For more about our school please visit our school website: http://svi.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. Victor Catholic Elementary 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 include both our local parish Priest as well as our Board Chaplain. Parents/guardians are always welcome. 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)
Our studies are based on the Ontario Curriculum documents produced by the Ministry of Education with unit plans and long range documents produced by staff, coordinators and NOCCC. The need to continuously update our units is a must and the results of provincial assessments allow us an opportunity to look at ways to deliver the curriculum in a more efficient manner. Parents and staff work together to share ideas for school/student improvement.
Our curriculum moves from JK to grade 8. Our CRT, EAs, teachers, parents, and support staff work closely together to provide the optimum opportunities for our students to realize their potential. Early identification is the key to success. Our primary teachers are focusing on early literacy programs, with the belief that every child can learn to read.
Parents are our partners and are encouraged to participate in all areas of the school. We are proud of the positive learning environment we try to create and we continue to update our studies based on the latest information, the needs of our students and the encouragement of our parents. Our teachers are continually looking for ways to upgrade their qualification and to attend workshops. In all things our work is based on the teachings of Christ!
- cross country
- track and field
- ball hockey
- Open House/ Family BBQ
- Literacy/Numeracy Events
- Talent Show
- Masses and liturgies
- Winter electives
- Fundraising Events
- Spirit Days
- Peer helpers
- Reading Buddies
- Nutritional Snack and Breakfast Program
- Volunteer Appreciation Day
- Family Skate Day
- Pizza Days
- Christmas Concerts
- liturgical celebrations
- specific celebrations (Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Education Week)