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Families Engage in the Learning Process at St. David School

05/19/2017 - Staff, parents and students at St. David Catholic School believe that reading is fundamental to school success.  Read more...


"Me to We - Youth in Action" Award Winner visits St. David's Students to talk about preserving water!

05/08/2017 - St. David Catholic Elementary School was greeted by “Me to We – Youth in Action” award winner, Autumn Peltier, from Wikwemikong First Nation who visited the Native Language class students. Read more...


Renewing the Promise: Exploring the Critical Role of Catholic Education in Contemporary Society

04/21/2017 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is very pleased to support the Institute for Catholic Education in gathering data with respect to Catholic education in Ontario. Read more...


Special presentation: Get involved in your child’s learning with keynote speaker George Couros

04/20/2017 - The Parent Involvement Committee is presenting an evening of learning with keynote speaker George Couros – innovator and educator.  Read more...


To all parents of first time school bus riders

04/18/2017 - The Sudbury Student Services Consortium in cooperation with school bus operators invites all Kindergarten and first time bus riders to a School Bus Safety Awareness session to be held at College Boreal on 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury. Read more...


Bishop Carter CSS presents The Wizard of Oz on May 11 & 12

04/13/2017 - Bishop A. Carter is proud to present the Wizard of Oz on May 11th and 12th at 6:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling the school at 705-969-2212. Read more...


Information session on hosting international students to be held May 4

04/13/2017 - Canada Homestay Network invites you to an information session on hosting international students. Meet our team and learn more about our Homestay program and how to welcome an international student into your home. Read more...


St. David School staff thanks 92.7 Rock and A & W

04/12/2017 - The staff at St. David Catholic School was excited and thankful to be recent recipients of "92.7 Rock Caffeine Kickstart". Kindergarten teacher, Jennifer Gran submitted the school's name and applied for the opportunity for her fellow staff members.  Read more...


The Easter Bunny arrives early at St. David School

04/12/2017 - Using their spatial awareness skills and their pre-reading abilities, FDK students located an "Easter Egg" that was created specifically for them. They explored and noted the seasonal changes happening in nature as they hunted for eggs containing special Easter treats. Read more...


Inquiry based learning in the rain at St. David School

04/07/2017 - The new St. David Catholic School is blessed to be built on a site nestled in nature. One of the school's blessings is a natural stream that runs through the location.  Read more...


Family reading morning at St. David School celebrates student success

04/07/2017 - All schools want family members to be active participants in their children's education. It has been proven statistically that students with parents that take an active role in their education, achieve more and display generally more positive attitudes towards their education. Read more...


St. David School families celebrate International Women's Day

03/08/2017 - International Women's Day was celebrated on March 8 at St. David Catholic School with a special acknowledgement to women in the building who nurture and support students and their families.  Read more...


Ash Wednesday celebrated at St. David Catholic School

03/03/2017 - St. David Catholic School held an Ash Wednesday celebration to mark the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when Catholics prepare for Easter by fasting, repentance and moderation. In the Old Testament, people used ashes as a sign of repentance.  Read more...


Local Elder Shares First Nation Culture at St. David School

03/01/2017 - Students and staff at St. David Catholic School leaned about how traditional First Nation hand drumming represents the heartbeat of mother earth. Read more...


St. David School has fun with National Cupcake Day

02/28/2017 - National Cupcake Day is celebrated on February 27. This day is a great opportunity to gain awareness for the SPCA and the Humane Society and the good work they do to prevent cruelty to animals in our community. Read more...


St. David School invites youth to talk about mental health

02/27/2017 - After hearing about the United Way and Sudbury Wolves partnership to support youth in our community, St. David School students had the opportunity to meet "Howler" from the Sudbury Wolves. St. David School would like to thank the Sudbury Wolves and United Way for partnering to support the youth in our community and allowing the school to be a small part of such a worthwhile, innovative initiative. Read more...


PINK Shirt Day at St. David School

02/24/2017 - During the month of February, St. David School students and staff celebrate the value of compassion. Students learn that compassion is the ability not only to empathize with another person but also to act on their behalf.  Read more...


SCC student to be the face of the North American Indigenous Games

01/19/2017 - Grade 10 student Hannah Morningstar is about to be the face of the North American Indigenous Games. She will be featured on posters and banners to promote the event in Toronto this summer. Read more...


Christmas feast celebrated at St. David Catholic School

12/16/2016 - Each Christmas season, St. David Catholic School teachers and staff members host an annual Christmas Feast for the students in the school. Everyone enjoys a full turkey meal with all the trimmings and wonderful Christmas cheer. Read more...


Math Games are Alive and Well at St. David School

12/12/2016 - St. David School hosted a Christmas Math Morning for students and their families to encourage Growth Mindset, specifically in math acquisition. One of the school's main focuses this year is continued emphasis on promoting a greater collaboration between educators, students and their families. Read more...


Michael Bellmore acclaimed to second consecutive term as Board Chair

12/09/2016 - On Tuesday, December 6th at its inaugural board meeting, Michael Bellmore was acclaimed Chair of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board for a second consecutive term. Michael Bellmore is a proud alumnus of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Read more...


St. David School runs the Santa Shuffle

12/05/2016 - The students and staff of St. David Catholic School once again participated in the Salvation Army's Santa Shuffle and Elf Run. The students and school staff raised funds to support the run. The event assists the Salvation Army support families in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year. Read more...


Catholic Parent Involvement Committee hosts 2nd annual Carousel

12/02/2016 - Thank you to all of the families and staff that were able to attend the second annual Carousel Night offered by the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee! Read more...


St. David students learn "What Counts, What Matters, What is Important, When we Solve a Math Problem Completely"

11/21/2016 - The grade 5/6 class at St. David Catholic School learned what counts, what matters, what is important, when we solve a math problem completely. The students were involved in co-developing success criteria for problem solving in a lesson modelled by renewed, interactive educational speaker and author, Sandra Herbst.  Read more...


Pink Shirt Campaign at St. David School

11/14/2016 - As part of the St. David School and Sudbury Police Services shared commitment for the well being and safety of our children, Krystle Beausoleil, the Police Youth Safety Coordinator attended St. David School. She delivered the message that is takes ‘courage to stand’ up against those who try to bully and hurt others. Read more...


Bishop Damphousse Blesses Newly Constructed School in the Donovan

11/03/2016 - Bishop Marcel Damphousse of the Diocese of Sault Ste Marie blessed the new St. David Catholic Elementary School, it's students, staff and community during the school's first mass of the year. Read more...


St. David School Students Plant 50 Evergreen Trees on New School Site

10/31/2016 - The staff and students of St. David Catholic School would like to publicly acknowledge Mr. Louis Belanger and the staff from Yallowega Belanger Salach Architecture for the donation of 50 evergreen trees for the new school site.  Read more...


October 26 is World ECE/Child Care Worker Day

10/26/2016 - On Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day we would like to thank our ECEs and EAs for your dedication and service to the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Your efforts in supporting our students to be the best they can be are very much appreciated. Read more...


The sky is the limit for canned food collecting at St. Charles College

10/26/2016 - Since the mid eighties, St. Charles College student council has been organizing a fall food drive in support of the Sudbury Food Bank. Every year it just gets better and better.  Read more...


World Teacher Day

10/05/2016 - October 5 is World Teacher Day! We would like to thank our teachers for their dedication and service to the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Your efforts in supporting our students to be the best they can be are very much appreciated. Thank you for making a difference! Read more...


October is Attendance Awareness Month at Sudbury Catholic Schools!

10/04/2016 - This year, SCDSB is recognizing October as Attendance Awareness Month, to convey the message that every school day counts. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an Attendance Awareness Month Poster contest.  Read more...


St. David students learn about the gifts of indigenous plants

10/04/2016 - Local artist and educator, Will Morin and parent of St. David School grade 1 student, M’Komii-Nodin Morin, facilitated the transplanting of traditional First Nation medicines, sweetgrass and sage, at the new St. David School in the Donovan.  Read more...


St. David School celebrates the accomplishments of Terry Fox and raises money for cancer research

10/04/2016 - St. David Catholic School would like to thank all family members, staff members and community partners who supported St. David students in collecting funds to support the annual Terry Fox Walk at St. David School. Over the past 10 years St. David School students have raised over $5000.00 for cancer research.  Read more...


St. David School Students Enjoy Victory Park Splash Pad

06/30/2016 - Mira Lahoud, kindergarten student at St. David Catholic School beats the heat at the Victory Park Splashpad with her class to celebrate the beginning of summer. Read more...


The Arts are alive and well at St. David School

06/23/2016 - On Wednesday, June 22 2016 Jeff Stewart from the Spirit of World Drumming spent the day at St. David Catholic School, drumming with students ranging from kindergarten to grade 6.  Read more...


St. David School celebrates National Aboriginal Day with a fun filled outdoor playday

06/22/2016 - St. David Catholic School celebrated National Aboriginal Day with a school wide Indigenous themed payday. The students learned about First Nation identity and culture while having fun outdoors. Read more...


Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson from UCLA Visits Sudbury

06/21/2016 - On June 8, 9 and 10, selected teachers and educational assistants from SCDSB attended a PEERS training session held at Laurentian University. The training sessions were lead by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, assistant professor from UCLA. Read more...


Dr. Jean Clinton to speak about 'Student Engagement and the Power of Relationships'

05/31/2016 - Parents, Educators and Community Partners are invited to join us to hear Dr. Jean Clinton speak about 'Student Engagement and the Power of Relationships' on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles College, 1940 Hawthorne Street.  Read more...


2016 Chairperson Award winners announced

05/17/2016 - Michael Fabiilli, Kacey Boulrice and John Jamieson are the 2016 Chairperson’s Award Winners. These individuals embrace our Catholic values, exemplify the Board’s vision and mission, demonstrate initiative and ingenuity and contribute positively to the lives of students and staff.  Read more...


Elders pass down quilting tradition to St. David students

05/11/2016 - For Catholic Education Week, Mrs. Gran's Full Day Kindergarten class at St. David Catholic School, invited Elders into the classroom to teach youth the skill of quilting.  Read more...


Flat Stanley Visits St. David Catholic School

05/05/2016 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is supporting learning across the border with a vist with Flat Stanley. Read more...


St. David School Celebrates Catholic Education Week by Focusing on the Value of Empathy

05/05/2016 - Rossella Bagnato, Superintendent of Effectiveness for Sudbury Catholic Schools visited Mrs. Cimino's grade 1 class during Catholic Education Week to teach the students about the importance of empathy. Read more...


FDK Hatches Chicks

05/03/2016 - For the past 21 days the Full Day Kindergarten students at St. David Catholic School have been doing an inquiry on chickens. Through books, drama activities, art projects, videos and songs the students have been learning about the hatching process of chicks. This week the students were very excited as they watched 14 new chicks hatch from their eggs in their classroom incubator! Read more...


Marymount Academy presents "A Regal Night" fundraiser

04/27/2016 - Marymount Academy presents "A Regal Night" on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, a talent show and silent auction. Tickets are $30 each and available by calling (705)574-4231 or by stopping by the school's main office. Read more...


St. David School Celebrates Earth Day 2016

04/25/2016 - The students and staff at St. David Catholic School recognized this year's Earth Day by "wild flower bombing" the new school site.  Read more...


FDK students learn about the importance of community helpers

04/22/2016 - Full day kindergarten students at St. David Catholic School expressed a keen interest in learning about their community and the community helpers that keep them safe.  Read more...


To all parents and first time bus riders

04/11/2016 - The Sudbury Student Services Consortium in cooperation with school bus operators invites all Kindergarten and first time bus riders to a School Bus Safety Awareness session to be held in August at College Boreal at 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury. Read more...


St. David School Learns the Dangers of Fast Moving Water

03/11/2016 - The students at St. David Catholic Elementary School have been learning about the dangers of fast moving water in their community. Students have been reminded that even city ditches filled with water can pose a danger. As spring approaches and the weather continues to get warmer, the amount of water in our creeks, streams and ditches continues to rise. Students were reminded about Adam Dickie, a youth in the community who tragically drown in Junction Creek due to fast-rising water and about the educational campaign that supports the prevention of such tragedies. Read more...


St. David Students Make Cards of Compassion

03/04/2016 - To highlight February’s virtue of the month and continue to instil in students the importance of compassion, St. David Catholic Elementary School students from teacher Lindsey Michel’s FDK class, teacher Todd Rayne’s grade 2/3 class, and teacher Terry-Lynn Lepage’s grade 3 class made get-well cards for children across Northern Ontario who are currently undergoing treatment for various types of cancer.  Read more...


St. David Students Lead Parents in Authentic Learning Opportunity

02/26/2016 - St. David Catholic Elementary School approached parent -teacher interviews a little differently this year. This year the students in the school led their parents through the interview process. In order to report student progress to parents each year, schools usually host an evening of interviews. This year, the students at St. David School created their own invitations and invited their parents to participate in conferences that were led by the children themselves.  Read more...


Being Kind at St. David School

02/17/2016 - “It is all about doing kind things.” St. David Catholic Elementary FDK students have been learning a lot about doing kind things recently. “It is a common theme always in our classroom.” explained teacher Cindy Blinn. As part of their learning, the students decided that they wanted to do a kind thing for someone special in their lives. Together they decided to host a pasta luncheon for their someone special and each student was allowed to invite one special guest – whether it be their mom, dad, grandparent, babysitter, etc.  Read more...


St. David Students Learn Valuable Life Lessons from the Sudbury Wolves

01/18/2016 - A group of very fortunate students in grades 3, 4 and 5 at St. David Catholic Elementary School received a belated Christmas gift this January. The students were surprised with a special visit from members of the Sudbury Wolves, members of the Sudbury Regional Police and Gord Ewin. The members of the Sudbury Wolves included captain Danny Desrochers as well as defenceman Conor Cummins.  Read more...


Register Now for Sudbury Catholic Full-Day Kindergarten and SCDSB Secondary Schools!

01/04/2016 - We know that your child will have the best learning experience with our dedicated and hard-working staff at Sudbury Catholic Schools.  Read more...


St. David School Spreads Christmas Cheer

12/21/2015 - The St. David Catholic Elementary School Christmas choir, led by community volunteer, Melody Henry recently visited Red Oak Villa, a seniors residence in the heart of Sudbury. The student choir sang Christmas carols and spread Christmas cheer throughout the complex. While sharing hot chocolate and Christmas cookies the students and seniors visited, told stories and enjoyed each others company.  Read more...


The Christmas Spirit is Alive and Well at St. David Catholic School

12/10/2015 - Every year at St. David Catholic Elementary School, the staff and volunteers get together to plan an old fashion, traditional Christmas feast for the students. A Christmas meal including turkey with all the trimmings was served to all students at the school. Each classroom assumed a responsibility for the feast. The kindergarten students created the placemats, grade one students baked cupcakes for dessert, and the grade 4/5 class was responsible for serving the meal.  Read more...


December 2015 OAPCE Newsletter

12/09/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, the SCDSB would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). Read more...


St. David Catholic School Celebrates the Season of Advent

12/07/2015 - St. David Catholic Elementary School celebrated the season of advent with a school wide teaching assembly that focused on hope, love, joy and peace. The grade 2/3 and 3 classes hosted the celebration and taught the school population about the importance of advent and the virtue of patience, especially during this busy time of year. The children and their teachers related "being patient for Jesus' birth" to waiting for an important phone call, waiting for spring to come or waiting for babies to be born. Read more...


Bellmore New Chair of the Board at SCDSB

12/02/2015 - On Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Trustee Michael Bellmore was acclaimed as the new Board Chair for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Born in Sudbury, Bellmore is a proud alumnus of Sudbury Catholic Schools (Immaculate Conception and St. Charles College). He was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010, however he was elected to the former Sudbury District Roman Catholic Separate School Board in 1994 as one of the youngest ever elected, and served until 1997. Read more...


St. David "Rocs Their Mocs"

11/23/2015 - The staff and students at St. David Catholic School participated in the "Roc your Mocs" campaign, a fun way to celebrate their diversity and heritage. The "Roc you Mocs' day started as a social movement in the United States, but has moved into Canada as a way to celebrate individual diversity and raise awareness for Indigenous peoples throughout the world. Cultural pride, comfortable footwear and a lot of fun were the themes of the day!  Read more...


"Everyone is a Mathematician at St. David School!"

11/19/2015 - On November 18th, St. David Catholic Elementary School welcomed parents and family members into the school community to enjoy a morning of math games with their children. All family members started their sessions off with a coffee and a warm welcome from the school principal and vice principal, who explained the school's math improvement goal and how each family could support their children at home become successful, confident students of mathematics.  Read more...


St. David Catholic School; Lest We Forget

11/12/2015 - St. David Catholic Elementary School staff and students remembered the brave men and women who have given their lives for freedom around the world. Deacon Roland Muzzatti led the school in a prayer service celebrating the precious gift of peace. Deacon Muzzatti spoke about everyone's responsibility for ensuring peace exists in our everyday lives.  Read more...


Cards Do It - Largest Single Donation to the Sudbury Food Bank for a Five Day Drive

10/28/2015 - The goal was to raise 60 thousand cans in five days. The result was astounding. Students and staff, along with the support of its feeder schools and the community raised 125, 452 cans to line the shelves of the food bank heading into the holiday season. The breakdown is twenty thousand dollars in cash collected and 25, 000 cans. Students will spend the day assisting with the transport of the food to the food bank warehouse. Read more...


Cards ‘can’ do it! 

10/21/2015 - Members of the St. Charles College Student Council are selling tees in the main foyer of the school this week to support the Sudbury Food Bank.  The t-shirts which are retailing for twenty dollars go to supporting the school’s annual food drive.   That means the sale of one shirt equates to 100 cans to line the shelves at the food bank. Read more...


SCDSB Cheers on LU

10/15/2015 - Sudbury Catholic District School Board elementary students were invited to cheer on their local Laurentian University Voyageurs hockey team during one of their season games. Students from St. Francis, Holy Cross, St. David, Holy Trinity, and St. Benedict packed the arena as they cheered on the Voyageurs as they won a victory over Nipissing 3-2 in a shootout.  Read more...


Harvesting Sweetgrass at St. David School

10/13/2015 - This fall, St. David Catholic Elementary School resumed it's 2015 "Project Impact" community initiative entitled, "The Regreening of St. David School Yard with Sweetgrass". As part of the project, funded through the Coalition for a Livable Sudbury, Local First Nation artist and parent of a student of the Donovan area school, Will Morin, continued his work with the students and staff. Mr. Morin supported the school in planting sweetgrass seeds in the spring of 2015 and is now teaching the schoolbody about harvesting sweetgrass. Read more...


"Thanks for Thanksgiving" at St. David School

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Celebrating and Giving Thanks at St. David

10/13/2015 - During the month of October, English Catholic schools in Sudbury celebrate the value of Faith. St. David Catholic Elementary School teaches that faith is an attitude that encourages people to involve and develop a relationship with God. The school staff and students marked this Thanksgiving season by gathering as a community and celebrating the Liturgy of the Word. Deacon Roland Muzzatti, from Christ the King Parish officiated the school wide service. Deacon Muzzatti stressed to the students the importance of giving thanks not only for our material possessions, but also for our freedoms, special gifts, talents and families.  Read more...


St. Charles Cards on Annual Mission to Fill Sudbury Food Bank Shelves

10/07/2015 - This week, students at St. Charles began visits to feeder schools to get students amped up and motivated about this year’s food drive. The goal is to raise 60, 000 cans for the Sudbury Food Bank, along with support from its feeder schools – St. David’s, Holy Trinity, Pius XII, St. John and St. Paul schools. Read more...


Seven Year Partnership Continues in their Support of the Community

09/18/2015 - St. David Catholic School welcomed community partners into their school to support the planning of a local conference on Cultural Safety and how First Nation culture is shared and promoted. The Best Start Aboriginal Hub’s Agency Advisory Committee, which includes the Child and Family Centre, the Metis Nation of Ontario, Aboriginal People’s Alliance of Northern Ontario, N'Swakamok Native Friendship Centre and the Jubilee Aboriginal Daycare were all at the table to plan the November 20th interagency conference on Cultural Standards in Our Community.  Read more...


"Why Yes, it's HAT DAY at St. David School!"

09/15/2015 - September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This is a great time for schools and families to create awareness about pediatric cancers.  Read more...


Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School and the New St. David Catholic Elementary School

09/02/2015 - Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School construction is on time and the school will be opening as scheduled, on September 8, 2015. The opening of the new St. David Catholic Elementary School has been delayed and it is anticipated that the school will be ready for occupancy late November/early December. Students enroled at St. David should report to the building located at 350 Jean St. on September 8, 2015. For more information, please contact the board at (705) 673-5620. Read more...


How to Register Your Child at Sudbury Catholic Schools

07/23/2015 - For our Full Day Kindergarten programming (or any other elementary grades), our elementary schools will be open for registrations beginning Monday, August 31. Contact or drop by your local elementary school on (or after) this date and staff will be on hand to assist you with all of your registration needs. Read more...


June 2015 OAPCE Newsletter

06/16/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, the SCDSB would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). Read more...


St. David School Parents "Show Off" their "Love of Reading"

06/11/2015 - Parents and Grandparents flooded the hallways of St. David Catholic School to share their love of reading with the students in the school. Family members were welcomed into St. David School for breakfast and to read a book with their children. Parents and grandparents learned about the developmental reading assessment program (DRA) the school uses to assess student reading levels and skills they can use at home to support their children improve in reading.  Read more...


2015-2016 Draft Budget

06/10/2015 - The Board is committed to utilizing its resources wisely, effectively and equitably. Views with respect to our strategic priorities and goals for the upcoming year are welcomed. Learn about Sudbury Catholic Schools' budget process and see the draft budget for the upcoming academic year. Read more...


St. David School "Planting for the Future"

06/10/2015 - Together with St. David students and staff, Local Ojibwe artist and educator, Will Morin conducted a planting ceremony at the school to support the students transition to the new school site. Fifty two planters were filled with sweetgrass seeds. The newly planted seedlings will be cared for over the summer by Mr. Morin and his family and in the fall will be transplanted at the new St. David School site.  Read more...


St. David Catholic School Offers the Community a Chance to Say a Last Goodbye to the Building

06/10/2015 - The staff, students and families of St. David Catholic School are preparing for a September move to a new building at 549 Frood Road. As construction continues on the new school, the staff prepare for the big move by packing books and school tools, resources and student technology. Read more...


St. David School Proudly Supports Student Well Being Through Tae Kwon Do Lessons

06/09/2015 - St. David Catholic Elementary School continues to offer grades 3 - 5 students Tae Kwon Do lessons every Monday for an hour at lunch. The program focus remains the 5 tenets that Tae Kwon Do practitioners live their lives by: Courtesy, Integrity Perseverance,Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit Read more...


Indigenous Celebration Held

05/01/2015 - The Diocesan Centre is planning an inclusive day of celebration based on indigenous culture, and would love a big turn out at this event. All students, staff, families and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend! It looks to be a great day planned! Read more...


St. David School Hosts Wellness Day... Taking Care of YOU!

04/24/2015 - On April 24, St. David Catholic School hosted a "Wellness Day" focusing on supporting students to lead healthy, well-balanced lives. The morning kicked off with motivational student-created videos, acknowledgement of community partners and introductions to the day's wellness workshops. The grade 4-8 student participants were divided into groups and attended two out of six sessions of their choosing. All students participants were given the opportunity to choose which sessions they wanted to attend. Read more...


Update on Negotiations

04/24/2015 - You may have heard in the media that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association ((OECTA), representing elementary, secondary and occasional teachers in our Board voted to approve strike action. Central bargaining is continuing between the province, unions and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association (OCSTA), which represents Catholic school boards at the provincial table. At present, we are not aware of any planned labour disruptions by OECTA. Read more...


St. David Catholic School and the Grade 12 Marymount Leadership Class Encourages The Love of Reading in Kindergarten Students

04/16/2015 - The Full Day Kindergarten class at St. David Catholic Elementary School recently partnered with the grade 12 Leadership Class at Marymount Academy to begin a new reading initiative to support reading achievement for FDK students. The classes first met at the local MacKenzie Street library and now visit each others classrooms twice a month to read together. “I super duper love to read with my buddy, its fun and we get to have name tags that are the same” said Lexus Dumas, FDK student. The initiative will continue until June when the classes will get together for a reading party to celebrate their partnership and reading success.  Read more...


St. David School Partners with Real Canadian Superstore Optical Services to Better Support Student Achievement

04/13/2015 - In order to better support student success academically as well as support families to access services available in the community, St. David Catholic Elementary School and the Real Canadian Superstore Optical Services Department partnered to provide all students with a free vision screening at school. Students at St. David Catholic School had their vision screened by a Registered Optician and support staff from the Real Canadian Superstore Optical Services Department.  Read more...


OAPCE Monthly Newsletter

03/27/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, we would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). To read this month’s newsletter, click here: Parent Partner Newsletter - Easter 2015 Read more...


St. David School Promotes Healthy Life Choices with "The Big Crunch"

03/13/2015 - The students and staff at St. David Catholic School participated in a special day of "good food education, ending in a massive, synchronized bite into a crunchy apple". The school prepared for this special day playing student created public service announcements celebrating the benefits of choosing locally grown foods and eating healthy.  Read more...


St. David School welcomes the Indigenous duo, Waaban

03/05/2015 - Mrs. Fielding and her St. David School Native Language students gathered together to welcome the Indigenous duo Waaban, which means “first break of light in the morning” in Anishnaabemowin. Nathalie Restoule (former Miss Wikwemikong and Anishinabek Nation Youth Representative) and Jordan Mowat first shared their gift of song and drumming with a concert for the students.  Read more...


St. David School Students Inspired to "bookitforward"

02/20/2015 - St. David Catholic School students have challenged themselves and their families to share books and encourage all those around them to appreciate and better understand the knowledge and power that comes with reading. Read more...


Shrove Tuesday Celebrated at St. David Catholic School

02/18/2015 - St. David Catholic school celebrated Shrove Tuesday, more commonly known as Pancake Tuesday, by making pancakes for all staff and students. The school staff gathered at 7 am in the school kitchen and started the task of making pancakes for all 250 students and their teachers.  Read more...


St. David school hosts aspiring teacher

12/15/2014 - Mrs. Turner's Grade 2/3 class at St David welcomed Lakehead (Orillia's Campus) student teacher, Rebecca Hamilton into our classroom for the past 5 weeks. Read more...


Christmas Arts Spectacular tonight at St. Charles College

12/12/2014 - This morning, students at the feeder schools were wowed by the magical performances of St. Charles’ performing arts students. The yearly Christmas concert featured MC Jenna Daypuk belting out “Let it Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” which created a sing along by some 550 grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 students. Read more...


Christmas for Kids Campaign in full swing at St. Charles College

12/05/2014 - Each year, the students at St. Charles College join forces with the students in their homeroom to help put gifts under the Christmas tree in a home somewhere in Sudbury.   Read more...


Cardinal Can Total Crushed Once Again  

10/24/2014 - St. Charles College and its feeder schools have collected more than 115 thousand cans to stock Sudbury Food Bank shelves during the winter months.  This exceeds the goal to collect 60 thousand cans that the student council set at the beginning of the week. Read more...


Rallying the Can Collecting Troops

10/22/2014 - Tomorrow, St. Charles College along with its feeder schools will know if they have crushed their can collecting goal.  The school set out to collect 60 thousand cans in support of the Sudbury Food Bank this season as part of its annual collection blitz. Read more...


St. David School Welcomes SWST Initiative

10/20/2014 - The St. David Catholic Elementary School Student Work Study Teacher initiative is a Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat research program that is based in a collaborative relationship between the classroom teacher and the student work study teacher. The SWS teacher focuses on the student classroom experience and the student's ability to learn. This model of student support is responsive to student needs and supports classroom best practices.  Read more...


Elementary Food Drive Wraps Up, Just as the St. Charles College Drive Begins

10/14/2014 -  Read more...


They’re coming to a door near you!

10/09/2014 - Students who attend St. Paul, St. John, St. David, St. Raphael, St. Andrew, Pius and St. Bernadette Catholic elementary schools are out in full force this week. Their mission is to collect cans for its food drive in collaboration with St. Charles College.  Read more...


St. David Catholic School Gladly Welcomes Full Day Kindergarten

09/26/2014 -  Read more...


St. David Celebrates Their Hubby Award with a Video

06/20/2014 - St. David School is the proud recipient of the 2014 Edgar Burton Youth "Hubby" Award in Education. This award is awarded to deserving individuals or organizations as a public acknowledgment of their compassion, dedication, integrity and hard work for the people of Greater Sudbury. The school created this video to celebrate their award and each other!  Read more...


Smudging Ceremony For New School Site

06/12/2014 - On Tuesday, June 10, the entire St. David Catholic Elementary School joined their community partners at the location for the new school’s site. Just off of Frood Road, between the Spectrum and CTV buildings, approximately 250 students and staff joined Sudbury Catholic board staff as well as other community organizations to smudge the new site with elder Vince Pawis. Dawn Wemigwans, principal of the school welcomed all the students, staff and guests, and after a prayer by student Czesh Malik, the group listened to student singers/drummers while Pawis smudged the site to bring good feelings to the space.  Read more...


Art Club Blossoming at St. David School

06/04/2014 - The teachers and staff at St. David Catholic Elementary School appreciate that good education is based in holistic instruction. Art develops the whole brain. Art strengthens focus and increases attention, develops hand - eye co-ordination, requires practice and strategic thinking and involves interacting with the material world through different tools and mediums. Art builds self esteem, increases motivation and can strengthen our relationship with the environment. Read more...





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