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Toronto Catholic District School Board

About Us

St. Andrew School Logo.jpgThe love of the mass is a very important objective for our school. Students from grades 1-8 take advantage of community mass at the church. Religious instruction is provided in the class through Toronto Catholic District School Board programs. Sacramental preparation takes place--first communion/reconciliation (grade 3) and confirmation (grade 8). Promoting Christian values is also a school objective and the religion committee coordinates masses, paraliturgies, and charity projects such as ShareLife, Multiple Sclerosis Read-A-Thon, Covenant House etc.

St. Andrew's is committed to providing a safe environment for learning. A behaviour code exists and copies are sent home for posting. Expectations are outlined along with the consequences for inappropriate behaviour. There is also a conflict manager program (grades 1-6) and peer mediation (grade 7/8) where students are trained to help other students solve problems and avoid confrontation. A safe arrival program is available to ensure that students arrive safely at school.

 

 

  

The curriculum meets TCDSB and Ministry of Education requirements. Parents are encouraged to communicate with the classroom teacher with respect to each child's curriculum needs.

St. Andrew has much pride in our French program. It enriches the mind, body and soul of the whole child. The program follows the oral, reading and writing curriculum expectations with a “joie de vivre”. Some annual highlights include: a hiking excursion, a Carnival festival, and various traditional culinary experiences (crêpes), all of which complement and encourage regular physical activity and the pursuit of healthy lifestyle and nutrition choices. Spiritually, our strong Christian values are the foundation of our daily teachings.

To meet the student's academic needs, a school-based support team meet regularly to plan program modification, ensure smaller optimum class sizes and seek other Board personnel for students with exceptional circumstances. Students can receive special education, learning disability, and English as a second language assistance. There is a half time guidance counsellor and child care worker to assist with social concerns. As well, students are tested in grade 4 for possible entry into the gifted program offered one day a week at another centre.