At St. Victor Catholic School, we pride ourselves on the strong partnership that exists among the home, the school and the parish.
At St. Victor Catholic School, we are dedicated to nurturing our students as they grow spiritually, intellectually, and academically, healthy in mind, body and soul.
The St. Rose of Lima pastoral team and the Rosary Apostolate in the Schools both support our ongoing efforts to help our students develop spiritually. We often have liturgies and celebrations incorporating prayer, music, and student participation. Our closing mass in June is our opportunity to recognize and congratulate the many students who have celebrated the sacraments in their parishes during the school year.
Our students enjoy a challenging school program. The teachers work collaboratively with their division members, special program and itinerant teachers. This ensures that we offer our students the challenges, supports and assistance needed to achieve success. Our classroom texts and materials are current and include materials for students with special needs and English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Our Library Technician is here for two and a half days each week, offering the Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 students the opportunity to explore written material and make use of our computer lab. All classes are welcome to make use of the computer lab during the remainder of the week.
We have incorporated “Daily Physical Activity” into our very full days, as well as the regular physical education program. Students are offered the opportunity to join school teams and/or take part in house league games. We are blessed with a large, grassy playground with space enough for a variety of recess and lunch time games.
St. Victor Catholic School has a thriving group of parents, grandparents, relatives and former students who volunteer their time and talents. We match their skills with our needs and are a richer community for having them with us. Volunteers take part in our Catholic School Parent Council (CSPC), distribute pizza, assist in the classrooms and on excursions, work with students and staff in our Professional Learning Community activities, and assist with fundraising.
We endeavour to be responsible community members. We fundraise for charitable causes and have gathered food and gifts for the needy in our city. As well, one of our parents spearheads our “Thinkgreen” recycling program. Our community is asked to send us used toner cartridges which we ship to Thinkgreen. This diverts waste from landfills, raises money for school purposes, and supports Thinkgreen's tree-planting program.
St. Victor Catholic School is thriving, and we welcome you to join us!
The students of St. Victor Catholic School moved into the school on February 16, 1970. The school was an open complex plan, with four classes on each floor. Closed classrooms were established in 1985. Our facility has these classrooms plus a Kindergarten classroom, gymnasium with stage, three portable classrooms, two special education classrooms, a library/resource/computer center, and mathematics, science and arts supply rooms.
We have many multi-generation St. Victor families. Young families return with their children to be educated at St. Victor, fondly remembering their years at the school.
St. Victor was a Catholic officer of the Roman army known for his noble lineage, military valour, and intelligence skills in the garrison of Marseille around the year 290 AD. He developed a strong apostolate with his fellow men of arms and the people of the city, stimulating them to all courageously face the persecution of Christians during this time period. His activities were discovered by enemies of the Faith and Victor was denounced to the Emperor. He was brought before two Roman prefects in the city and, because of his distinction, was sent to the Emperor himself. The Emperor imposed cruel punishment on him in an attempt to make him deny the Catholic Faith. All those tortures were futile because Victor remained faithful.
After being tortured, he was thrown in a prison, and there he converted the three soldiers who were guarding him. When the Emperor heard this, he ordered that Victor be taken to a pagan temple to burn incense to the false idol Jupiter. Victor went up to the altar and kicked the statue to the ground. Indignant, the Emperor order that Victor’s foot be chopped off and then his body crushed by a millstone. When the millstone broke down, he ordered Victor beheaded. In the cave where his remains were conserved, many miracles took place. His relics were kept for centuries in the Abbey of Saint Victor in Marseille. Today, the relics are in the Church of St. Nicolas of Chardonnay in Paris.