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Academics

Curriculum Program

  • Religion and Family Life
  • The Kindergarten Program
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • French and English Language Arts
  • The Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Daily Physical Activity (DPA)

French as a Second Language

Level(s)% of Instruction
Grade French English
JK - SK 50% 50%
Gr. 1 & 2 90% 10%
Gr. 2,3,4,5 70% 30%
Gr. 7 & 8 50% 50%

Special Needs

We believe in the integration of exceptional pupils in our French Immersion program, provided the placement best meets the needs of the pupil and is in accordance with parent's wishes.

Co-Curricular Program

The students at St. Luke School are exposed to a variety of activities. We are confident that our students benefit from the exciting co-curricular activities we offer which include:

  • Sports Teams
  • Student Council
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Winter Electives
  • Library and Office Helpers
  • Rainbows Club
  • Morning announcers
  • Lunch and cafeteria monitors
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • Checker/Chess Club
  • Enrichment Modules
  • Glee Club
  • Homework Peer Tutors

Assessing Student Progress

Provincial testing is one way we assess our students. The EQAO testing process is a useful instrument which offers us a "window" of individual school performance relative to the expectations set out in the new Ontario curriculum documents. It provides a valuable snapshot for measuring student achievement in the writing and reading strands for Language as well as in all five strands in Mathematics.

In May/June on an annual basis the EQAO conducted the provincial Primary and Junior Assessment. Both assessments engaged the students over a period of five days in an integrated unit of work. During these units, students produced work to show how well they met the Grade 3 and Grade 6 expectations in reading, writing and mathematics. Additional information pertaining to the student's attitudes towards reading, writing and mathematics, their perception and self-evaluation in these academic areas and their activities in these subjects outside school are gathered and graphed. These results are shared with parents and assist educators in forming the School Improvement Plan.

The St. Luke students like others enrolled in an Early French Immersion program, share a unique position as participants in this province-wide testing process. As such, a number of factors must be taken into account when reviewing the achievement results. We must consider that although our students in Grade 3 write the identical test as their peers in the regular program, many have been introduced to formal English instruction only 8.5 months prior to taking the test. The grade 3 Mathematics component was written in French using a translated version of the English test. In Math as well, expressive language skills become increasingly important as the students are expected to describe their thinking and the steps they follow in solving Math problems while correctly using proper terminology.

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Learn about the new NPSC Concussion Management Protocol!(Posted:10/19/2015)

At NPSC, we are committed to providing a safe environment that promotes the overall well-being of students and takes steps to reduce the risk of injury.  Our protocol is in alignment with Ministry of Education expectations and is centered on increasing awareness for all students, staff, parents/guardians, volunteers and health care practitioners to support the timely and proper management of concussions. Learn more here:

Policy - Concussion Management Protocol

Video - Dr. Mike Evans & Concussions