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Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic

District School Board

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Our Faith

On a monthly basis, our students and staff focus on the importance of our Catholic Virtues. We do our utmost to incorporate these virtues into all aspects of our school. We recognize children regularly for their leadership in exemplifying the virtues of: respect, empathy, justice, patience, responsibility, compassion, forgiveness, stewardship, tolerance, and honesty.

Our Belief

As a faith community, we aspire to have our students develop a way of living that embodies the teachings of Jesus Christ. Through prayer and modeling we endeavour to integrate our faith into the day to day curriculum and social fabric of our school community.

Our Partners

Our chaplain and parish priest are invited to visit the school regularly and to participate in the Eucharistic celebrations and the Liturgies of the Word. These liturgical celebrations occur both in individual classrooms as well as with the entire school community. We welcome the participation and partnership with our parish community, local Knights of Columbus and Catholic Women's League as well. Our school selects annually a Faith Ambassador who helps to guide the spiritual development of staff as well as students.

Demonstrating Our Faith

Our school supports many charitable endeavors including: The Food Drive, Santa Fund, Jump Rope For Heart, MS Read-a-thon, Unicef, Kid's Helping Kids, The Soup Kitchen, Patrick 4 Life, The Holy Childhood Organization. Masses are celebrated regularly and each classroom takes on the responsibility of planning and organizing at least one liturgical celebration per month. We believe that a strong link between church, home, and school best serves our children to grow in faith and to develop spiritually to their full potential. Sacramental preparation is encouraged by our staff members as we strive to assist our parishes in this process.

Vision of a Catholic Learner

Catholic Learners:

  • are discerning believers formed in the Catholic Faith community who celebrate the signs and sacred mystery of God's presence through word, sacrament, prayer, forgiveness, reflection and moral living.
  • are effective communicators who speak, write and listen honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of Gospel values.
  • are reflective, creative and holistic thinkers who solve problems and make responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good.
  • are self directed, responsible lifelong learners who develop and demonstrate their God-given potential.
  • are collaborative contributors who always find meaning, dignity and vocation in work which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good.
  • are caring family members who attend to family, school, parish, and the wider community.
  • are responsible citizens who give witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.

~ School Prayer ~

St. Luke, you bring people closer to the Lord Jesus
And to His Church through Word and Sacrament
God inspired you, St. Luke, to set forth in the Gospel,
The love and healing power of Jesus.

Most gracious and talented St. Luke
You were moved by the heavenly Spirit of love
To tell us of the humanity of Jesus
Through your words, you showed us His divinity
And His genuine compassion for all human beings.

Inspire us to have the same compassion
St. Luke, help us to keep our hearts open
To the voice of God

St. Luke, pray for us

~ Board News ~

SJSH Hosting Information Session(Posted:2/12/2018)

St. Joseph-Scollard Hall is hosting an information session for interested parents and students on Tuesday, February 27 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Join us to learn more about our academic and extracurricular programs including Advanced Placement, French-as-a-Second Language programming and certifications, outdoor education, dual credit and so much more. Register today at

Support Catholic Education(Posted:10/30/2017)

DID YOU KNOW?  Your school support defaults to English Public each time you move residences. You must re-declare yourself as English Separate.    

By ensuring that you are accurately recorded as a Separate School Supporter, you will be able to cast a vote for Catholic trustees in the October 22, 2018 Municipal Election and you are helping to deliver a powerful message to the Ontario government about the level of support for publicly funded Catholic education in our province.

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