Welcome to the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board!
Welcome to the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board! Our Board offers a full range of academic programs in a caring and nurturing environment that encourages our students to achieve their personal best, while sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in their daily lives.
Located in Eastern Ontario, 100 kilometres northwest of Ottawa, RCCDSB covers a largely rural area with a low population density. We have 20 schools in 14 communities, providing education for more than 4,600 students.
For the 2017-18 school year, our school board’s theme drawn from Our Vision is: In a spirit of affirmation and celebration today, we strive to “sustain safe school environments characterized by warmth hospitality, good humour and joy.”
There is evidence to suggest that there are clear health benefits to feeling part of a community that nurtures growth of the whole person. When we feel like we belong, we are more likely to be healthy, happy, engaged and therefore experience success. During school year 2017-18, I invite everyone to continue to intentionally cultivate welcoming school and work environments especially marked by joy. As Pope Francis said in his TED talk: “…the future is, most of all, in the hands of those people who recognize the other as a “you” and themselves as part of an “us”. We all need each other.”
It is my hope that during this school year, you will both receive and give the gift of warmth, hospitality, good humour and joy and as a result, you continue to excel in your studies and work and celebrate the goodness of who you and we are. Blessings