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Toronto Catholic District School Board

About Us

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TO LOVE 
                  TO LEARN
                                       TO SERVE THE LORD
 
At St. Andre Catholic School, there is a strong commitment to literacy and numeracy which provides the positive skills for future learning. The diversified needs of our students are defined by culture, economics, multicultural, social and emotional needs.
 

Key Points

 • Catholic, safe, welcoming environment 
• Code of behaviour, social skills program 
• Technology, computer literacy 
• Co-curricular programs
  

Catholic environment

 • Daily prayer in classroom, class and school liturgies 
• Religious centres in each classroom 
• Banners, crucifixes and other visual reminders of our faith tradition 
• Use of new revised standard Bibles in upper grades 
• Culturally diverse staff and clergy provide role models for students 
• Toronto Catholic District School Board Mission and Vision statements are prominently displayed 
• Safe arrival program provides for a phone call home if a student is absent 
• Well co-ordinated supervision by staff before, during and after school
  

Code of behaviour

 • Focuses on self-discipline, self-respect and respect for others and the environment 
• Developed through consultation with students, parents and staff 
• Reflects gospel values and a positive healing approach to discipline 
• Classroom rules are discussed each term and are displayed in each classroom 
• Social skills programs provide students with opportunities to develop positive responses and responsibilities when dealing with feelings, conflict and problem-solving 
• Services of child and youth workers, part-time guidance counselor, social worker
  

Technology, computer literacy

 • Program modification such as paired reading, remedial groups, classroom volunteers 
• Ongoing school-based support team assists staff with modifications 
• Respectful of cultural differences through the use of multicultural materials 
• Staff meets regularly to discuss and update curriculum initiatives 
• Integration of computer skills within the regular school program on class computer
 

Co-curricular programs

Participation in all aspects of TCDSB athletics (including volleyball, baseball, track and field) 
Involvement in public speaking, young authors celebration, W5H, science exposition 
Visits to local businesses, firestation, historical sites (Gibson House, Pioneer Village) 
Excursions to reinforce science, social studies and language arts themes to places such as Ryerson Theatre, Puck's Farm, Bata Shoe Museum, Midland and Ontario Science Centre​​​​​​​
 
 
 
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