The Terry Fox Run and a local tradition, the annual Partridge Run, are highly anticipated events amongst the many fall activities in the RCCDSB’s Madawaska-area schools.
Students and staff at St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Killaloe started the new school year by celebrating opening mass on Friday, September 7. The mass provided a chance for us to say good-bye to Father Michael Goring, as he has been assigned to other parishes in Quebec, says Principal Julie Huckabone.
School Council met early in the month and will be forming a committee that will work together towards some improvements and upgrades to our beautiful playground space, shares Huckabone. “One project that we are especially happy to have completed already is an outdoor Stations of the Cross installation on the school grounds that will be used by both the school and the parish in the future.”
With the support of school families and friends, St. Andrew’s held a successful Open House and Book Fair on September 19.
Teachers and students are preparing to mark Orange Shirt Day through prayer and reflection. They will participate in the Terry Fox Walk at the end of the month and students are training for the annual Partridge Run which will take place at St. John Bosco on October 4.
At St. John Bosco Catholic School in Barry’s Bay, staff and students are working together to bring the RCCDSB’s mission, ‘Reverencing the Dignity of the Whole Person’ to life,” says Principal Julia Graydon.
“Together we continue to strive to make each and every member of our school community feel welcomed, respected and valued! Without a doubt this will be another exciting year of learning and growth at SJB!”
Summer construction brought about a great deal of change to both the interior and exterior at St. John Bosco. “We are very proud of our new entrance, improved parking and updated bus turnaround!” says Graydon.
Teachers and students are eager to participate in the Terry Fox Run on September 26 with Toonie donations going to cancer research. Students are also practicing for the annual Partridge Run which will be hosted at their school on October 4. St. John Bosco staff and students will mark Orange Shirt Day on September 28.
Exciting things are also happening at George Vanier Catholic School in beautiful Combermere, shares Principal Anne Marie Landon.
Inspired by the Board’s strategic pillar ‘Wholeness and Wellness,’ students and staff are being encouraged to take care of their amazing selves by eating nutritious food, including a rainbow of fruits and vegetables that are not in disguise, ensuring they get proper sleep, staying well hydrated, exercising, and spending time in prayer and reflection.
“Each day our students are trying to ‘do ordinary things with extraordinary love’ as spoken by St. Teresa of Calcutta. We see our mistakes as opportunities to learn, and that practice makes progress. Finally, we are working on celebrating the uniqueness of each person we encounter,” says Landon.
Attached photo from George Vanier School in Combermere
September 24, 2018
For further information, please contact:
Jaimie Perry, Director of Education
Renfrew County Catholic District School Board
499 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, ON K8A 5P1
Phone: 613-735-1031 or 1-800-267-0191