Special Education

Philosophy

"Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me and those who welcome me welcome the one who sent me."
—Matthew 10:40

The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is committed to creating stimulating and nurturing learning environments for all the students entrusted to its care. The Catholic school community respects, builds upon, and indeed celebrates the uniqueness of the individual, who is created in God's image.

When specialized learning is required, our shared faith vision manifests in the integration of exceptional students in an atmosphere of loving acceptance, shared responsibility and continuous support. A recognition that students with special needs are more like other students than unlike them, and a focus on abilities rather than disabilities, is the primary focus in our Catholic schools.

"There are different gifts but the same Spirit; there are different ministries, but the same Lord; there are different works but the same God who accomplishes all of them in everyone. To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good." —I Co. 12: 4-8

"The challenge is To be caring, growing, barrier-breaking, horizon-stretching, To acknowledge each other's fragility, uniqueness, gifts. To nourish, enrich and ever-extend a loving, sharing community of God's people To essentially, build Jesus' earthly Kingdom." —Margaret Egan

Special Education Program Information

Special Education Advisory Committee

This standing committee's major functions are to advise the Board regarding any special education matter and make recommendations concerning the needs of exceptional pupils in the Board's jurisdiction.

Special Education Plan

In our Catholic schools the uniqueness of every student is celebrated. We recognize each child's dignity and value within the family, the church, the community and the school. The goal of purposeful integration of all students with adequate supports will ensure that each child's needs are met and assist the child to participate fully in the life of the school.

Supporting Students With Special Education Needs In FSL

This guide has been developed as a way to help reassure parents that support is available so that all children can be successful in French as a Second Language.