The Niagara Catholic District School Board is currently on summer hours.
The Catholic Education Centre is open Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is closed Fridays.
Our annual Summer Shutdown will take place from July 26 – August 12. We will have a limited social media presence during this time, as we unplug to spend time with family and friends. We will not be checking emails or Facebook messages during this time, and will reply to messages when the Catholic Education Centre re-opens August 13.
Elementary school offices are now closed. If you have questions about your child’s secondary school report card during the first week of July, please contact the school, visit the school website or check their social media posts – they have been active in sharing with students their report card pick-up times.
If you have questions about your child’s summer school programming, please contact Continuing Education for assistance before the end of July.
If you are interested in joining our Niagara Catholic family for elementary or secondary school, or for continuing education programming this September, please find information about Niagara Catholic here. Students are expected to attend their home school – the school that is designated for their community. If you are unsure which school is your home school, please check the School Eligibility Link, which will confirm the home school and if your child is eligible for transportation.
Online registration is available throughout the summer for all parents and guardians of children who have been baptized in the Catholic church. Please complete the pre-registration form, and complete the registration in-school when the offices open on August 26. Parents who wish to register non-Catholic students at one of our Catholic elementary schools are invited to visit the school in person with their registration request. All of our Catholic secondary schools are open to non-Catholic students who are interested in everything a Catholic education has to offer.
As always, if you have any questions about Niagara Catholic while our office is open throughout the summer, please call the Catholic Education Centre and we will assist you. One small note: the Catholic Education Centre is undergoing a much-needed repair, and access to the office will come through the side door for members of the public.
The mission of the Diocese of St. Catharines is founded in the mission of Jesus Christ. In the Gospel of St. John, Jesus states that He came down from heaven, "not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me." (Jn6:38) Jesus' mission is doing the will of his Father. This is the will of the Father, "that all who see the Son and believe in him will have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day". (Jn 6:40)
The Diocese of St. Catharines' mission is rooted in doing the Father's will by proclaiming His son to the world so that all can know, love and serve Him. This mission is lived out on a daily basis in our parishes, schools and Catholic institutions. We find clergy, religious and laity committed to proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ by witnessing to His truth, justice, love and mercy. St. Catharines Diocese is where faith lives.
Chapel at Consolidated Schools in Thorold to be Named for St. Charles
Trustees have approved the new names for the chapel and library information centre at the new consolidated school. The chapel will be named the St. Charles Chapel, and the Library Information Centre will be named the Monsignor Clancy Library Information Centre.
The new names are in compliance with Niagara Catholic’s Naming of a Board Facility, Designated Area or Chapel Policy (100.15).
Kids Helping Kids
For 21 years, students across Niagara Catholic have been supporting the Niagara Children’s Centre through the Board’s annual Kids Helping Kids campaign, which takes place in February.
During the September Committee of the Whole Meeting, Niagara Catholic presented Marla Smith, the Niagara Children’s Centre’s Director of Development, with a cheque for $16,161.79. Shown in the photo with Ms. Smith is Matthew Sacco, Niagara Children’s Centre Ambassador, and a Grade 6 student at St. Denis Catholic Elementary School, Superintendent of Education Pat Rocca, Chair of the Board Frank Fera and Director of Education John Crocco.
Year-End Achievement Report
During the September Committee of the Whole Meeting, Senior Staff presented the Niagara Catholic System Priorities 2018-2019 Year-End Achievement Report to trustees. The report outlines the successes of the 2018-2019 school year, and is available here.
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The Niagara Catholic District School Board, through the charisms of faith, social justice, support and leadership, nurtures an enriching Catholic learning community for all to reach their full potential and become living witnesses of Christ.