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Toronto Catholic District School Board

About Us

How We Meet the Diverse Needs of Our Students
 
Holy Child Catholic School is committed to the vision of Catholic education as outlined in the Mission statement of the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Our students come to us with a variety of strength and needs with our Catholic faith as our common bond. The religious education program, "Born of the Spirit", provides a sound basis for the development of the sacramental life of Holy Child Catholic School. This program affirms the child in all aspects of sacramental and spiritual growth. In conjunction with the Religious education program are the sacramental celebrations as prescribed by Catholic obligation and devotion.
 
The peer mediation program has been implemented at Holy Child. It is functioning under the guidance of two teacher mentors and involves students form grades 5 to 8. This program does provide strategies for a safe and welcoming environment to the whole student body. Enabling students to take responsibility for their own conflicts and solutions is the goal of the program. It promotes healthy responses to conflict and builds healthy relationships (community spirit). It builds self-esteem and confidence, while it helps to develop good communication, problem-solving and negotiation skills in everyday situations. Peer mediation also helps students to identify and express thought and feelings in a peaceful and respectful way.
 
Instructional programs are adapted to meet the holistic needs of our students. These programs are conducted in an atmosphere that is supportive, caring and stimulating in order for the students to achieve their specific learning outcomes. Teachers provide students with modified programs, social skills groups, enrichment and special project. Every effort is made to provide this atmosphere using current practices and resources as mandated by the Board and the Ministry's policies and guidelines.
 
Because of the IBM partnership, one of the school's initiatives will be to make all the students familiar with computers. The computer site teacher will become part of every primary class and work closely with the students to help them become computer literate. The site teacher will also be actively involved in training the teachers on the integration of computers in the regular program. The site teacher will facilitate the implementation of non-electronic technology into the rest of the curriculum.
 
Holy Child has begun the tradition of offering strong extra-curricular and co-curricular programs which include concerts, choir, peer mediation program, the living rosary, young authors, science and technology fairs, environmental awareness activities, partnership with the Humber Arboretum, student council mathematics competitions, music festival of the arts, and many intramural and extramural events including house leagues, volleyball, basketball, cross-country, track and field and softball.