Kindergarten students do not have agendas, they have communication bags. Grade 1-6 students will be provided with an agenda. Homework and important notes will come home in the agenda and communication bags, which will be used as a communication tool between teachers, parents and students. Grades 7-8 will use various electronic tools such as Google Classroom to help prepare them for the transition into high school.
Students are involved in daily physical activity and school teams that include; soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country running, softball, lacrosse, and track and field. For more information please see our Clubs and Sports page.
Punctuality and regular attendance on the part of the student is important to the process of learning. Both the individual student and his or her classmates may be impacted as a result of this issue. Parents will be contacted when late attendance and punctuality become a concern. Board attendance counsellors will be involved if attendance and punctuality do not improve after parent contact has been made by the school.
When your child is going to be absent from school, for any reason, please contact the school at 905-623-6522. This hotline is available 24 hours 7 days a week.
Eco Club, Choir, Intermediate Band, Social Justice (Me to We) Club, Choir, Intramural Sports, Student Government and many more. For more details, please see our Clubs and Sports page.
CODE OF CONDUCT
It is our policy at Holy Family Catholic Elementary School to encourage students to be accountable for their own behaviour. High standards of behaviour are expected in class, on the yard, and in all circumstances where students are representing the school. Our School Behaviour Code is designed to encourage and establish morals and values in our students which they can learn to include in all areas of their lives, including the need for self control, socially acceptable behaviour and empathy with others. The Behaviour Code, which is based on Safe Schools legislation, has been designed with teacher, parent and student input and offers clear expectations and consequences.
EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING
Students come to school interested in learning and staff provide students the support they need to succeed.
LIVING OUR FAITH
The students of Holy Family school live their faith through daily discussions regarding the Catholic Virtues, the Catholic Graduate Expectations and appropriate grade level Catechesis.
The school community is supportive of local and global social justice issues. Some of our annual initiatives include St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive (Thanksgiving and Easter), Be An Angel Program (Christmas), and Cops for Cancer / Pedal for Hope.