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Toronto Catholic District School Board

About Us
 
School's Mission
 
St. Monica LogoIn a school community formed by Catholic beliefs and traditions, the mission of St. Monica, in harmony with the mission of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, is to educate students to their full potential. This is achieved by providing a safe and welcoming learning environment that is an example of a Christian community, by the integration of Gospel Values into the total learning experience and by providing continual feedback on students’ progress.  We seek to provide a Catholic education that will enable our students to become responsible, self-discipline, life-long learners and members of a caring local and global community.
 
We envision students who:
·        are formed in the Catholic faith;
·        are physically, emotionally and spiritually balanced to be open to and apply Christian values to life’s opportunities, challenges and choices;
·        strive for personal academic excellence in literacy, numeracy and technology;
·        display self-worth and self-respect;
·        display a concern and respect for others;
·        demonstrate skills for developing and maintaining personal wellness;
·        demonstrate global perspective and community responsibility.
 
Our school community believes that, by demonstrating our faith in God and respect for each other, we can create a safe, caring and collaborative environment that promotes life-long learning and celebrates the uniqueness of all individuals.
 
How We Meet the Diverse Needs of Our Students
 
St. Monica Catholic SchoolAt St. Monica we continue with the tradition and history of being an inclusive community.  We are proud to be wheelchair accessible, to host a Developmentally Delayed Classroom, a Gifted Centre and to provide daily Special Education and ESL instruction to identified and struggling students.  We are committed to continuously learn and work cooperatively with all partners in education to improve student learning.  
 
The following initiatives and activities represent some of the ways that we intend to serve our Catholic school community:
·        Religion Program
·        Liturgical  and Sacrament Celebrations
·        Faith In Action: Charity Fundraisers
·        Instrumental and Vocal Music Instruction
·        School Choir
·        History/Science Fair
·        Geography Challenge
·        Junior and Intermediate W5H
·        Destination Imagination
·        Variety Village Enrichment Programs
·        Winter Carnival Celebrations
·        Healthy Action Initiatives (i.e. Dance-a-Thon; Jump Rope for Heart; Terry Fox Walk-a-Thon)
·        The Boomerang Litterless Lunch Program
·        Twinning Projects with Schools Across Canada (i.e. Toronto/Nunavut)
·        High School Partnerships (i.e. Reading Buddies; Literacy and Numeracy)
·        Learning Partnership (i.e. Entrepreneurial Program)
·        Intramural Sports (i.e. Floor Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer)
·        Sports (i.e. Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Cross Country, Track-and-Field)
·        Co-Curricular Activities (i.e. Presentations by Heath Canada and by Police Liaison)
·        Extracurricular Activities  (i.e. Board wide sports and championships)
·        University Teacher Education Partnerships
·        Satellite Day Care Centre
·        Before and After School Program
·        CSAC Partnership and Activities (i.e. Fall Fair, Dance-a-Thon)
·        St. Monica Catholic School Foundation (i.e. Indigo Night Fundraiser)
 
At St. Monica we continue our long existing tradition of excellence and community where all are welcome.  We are a community that embraces our school motto, “Learning and Walking with Jesus”.