Father Serra Catholic School provides a safe and welcoming learning environment. As outlined in our school policy published with our school calendar, Father Serra has a code of behaviour which emphasizes mutual respect, conflict resolution and self-discipline. The Father Serra school community endorses a dress code consisting of a navy blue and white school uniform and a complimentary red tie. Every student at Father Serra wears the school uniform daily. Our safe arrival program is in place with constant home-school communication when a student is absent or late. A before and after school program was initiated by our Catholic School Parent Councils (CSPC) to offer child care for working parents.
Our instructional program is always adapting to meet the needs of the students. Two main initiatives for our school's strategic action planning are technological literacy and problem-solving. The computer committee, a sub-committee of the CSPC, was established to investigate the acquisition of computer hardware and software. The library houses both the computer lab, where students receive weekly instruction, and the technology centre. Many of our students in the junior and intermediate grades attend the gifted program at Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic School. We have a strings program, a school choir and a vocal music program. Our intermediate grades are involved in the Learning Partnership program and interact with several business partners. All students have the opportunity to belong to a variety of extra-curricular activities including a chess club, school sports teams, house leagues, environmental club and student council.
Student progress is formally reported three times a year with report cards and parent teach interviews. As well, close communication is encouraged and maintained between home and school. Students who are experiencing difficulty with regular classroom work as discussed in school-based support team and joint team meetings. Programs can be modified and integrated behaviour programs at Father Serra Catholic School to support students with social/emotional concerns. Parents are informed and invited to participate in this process. As a school community, we recognize the need to provide our students with the education that will equip them to live successfully and responsibly in a complex and changing world.