Spotlight November 22

logo-spotlightNovember 22, 2016

Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School Presents School Excellence Program

Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School presented its School Excellence Program presentation, sharing what makes it such a warm and inviting school in the west end of St. Catharines. Principal Marg Marion was joined by Grade 8 students Mia Manchisi, Prime Minister of the Student Council, and Lily Watt, Social Convenor. Their presentation focused on the Strategic Direction to nurture the distinctiveness of Catholic education, and the Enabling Strategy to enhance technology for optimal learning.

Mrs. Marion spoke about the importance staff and students place on our Catholic faith, and, in particular, the school’s namesake, Mother Teresa of Calcutta. She also spoke about the way in which teachers have integrated technology into the classroom to promote true 21st century learning. The students, who have never known a world without the Internet or access to technology, spoke about how this assists them as modern learners and the value they place on being able to use programs like the Google Apps for Education to do homework and collaborate with classmates.


Board Meets Final Time Before Annual Organizational Meeting

The November 22 Board Meeting was the final meeting for Niagara Catholic’s Board of Trustees, in advance of the Annual Organizational Meeting, which will take place on December 6.

Minutes for a variety of meetings were listed as consent agenda items on the agenda, including the November 8 Committee of the Whole Meeting, the May 12 Niagara Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (NCPIC) Meeting, the Open Audit Committee Meeting from September 23, the October 5 Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Meeting, and meetings for Ad Hoc Committee meetings for the Saint Michael and Saint Paul Catholic High Schools Families of Schools Committee Meetings.

In addition, trustees approved re-appointing Leone Strilec from the St. Catharines Diocesan Council for Development and Peace, and appointing Shelley Gilbert from the St. Vincent de Paul Society, as community representatives on the Niagara Catholic Parent Involvement Committee.


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