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Toronto Catholic District School Board

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The staff and Students at St. Nicholas are expected to uphold the highest standards of respectful and responsible behaviour.  Staff does their best to help students work to their full potential and develop their self-worth.  It is of great importance that the staff at St. Nicholas communicates regularly and meaningfully with parents, maintains consistent standards of behaviour for all students, and empowers them to be positive leaders in the classroom, school and community.
 
How We Meet the Diverse Needs of Our Students
Catholic foundation
 
The school provides a learning environment where models of gospel values and Catholic doctrines, teachings and beliefs are an integral part of the daily life of the school. Religious instruction, family life programs and values education provide students with a firm foundation in their faith development. the following are living the faith activities planned throughout the year:
  • Monthly liturgical celebrations
  • Monthly Rosary
  • Participation in food drives
  • Advent paraliturgy
  • Remembrance Day paraliturgy
  • Confirmation ceremonies
  • First Communion ceremonies
  • Annual celebration of St. Nicholas Feast Day
St. Nicholas Catholic School is implementing programs from Full Day Kindergarten to grade 8 which are consistent with Ministry of Education documents This includes programs for the exceptional and English as a second language. Programs consist of a combination of teacher directed and student directed instruction as well as large and small groups and individualized instruction when necessary.
 
Enrichment
 
Enrichment activities are part of classroom programming.
 
Literacy
 
Early childhood development, especially in the area of literacy has been a focus.  Reading buddies and Literacy Support have provided opportunities for individualized attention for our primary students and exposed them to a variety of reading materials.
 
Technological literacy
 
Every classroom has two or more computers.  The school also enjoys a computer lab in our school library.  This lab provides a class an opportunity to work together with the support of both the teacher and the librarian. The school now shares three Smart Boards an exciting interactive  classroom tool.
 
Science and technology
 
Hands-on experience with building materials and other mechanical devises provide our students with the opportunity to apply mathematical and scientific principles to their day to day activities.
 
Safe arrival
 
Our safe arrival program is a high priority for St. Nicholas Catholic School. To ensure student safety, parents/guardians will be contacted if a student is absent and the school has not been notified prior to morning and afternoon sessions. We encourage parents to report their child(ren)'s absence before 9:00 a.m. Written notes are required for `early' dismissal during school hours. Students are not permitted to leave with anyone but their parents unless prior notification has been given, or neighbours, family and friends report to the office with a signed permission form.
 
Toronto Catholic District School Board
 
The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) strives to create school communities where a sense of belonging, of ownership and of caring for one another prevails. The Board places great emphasis on the climate of the school that is defined as the sum total of the different components at work in the school. These interact with one another in such a way as to create safe, favourable conditions for a formation process permeated by the Gospel spirit of freedom and love. This is clearly reflected in the Board’s mission statement.
 
With the co-operation of family, church and school, the Toronto Catholic District School Board endeavours to fulfill its mandate to serve all the students entrusted to its care. To this end, the TCDSB is committed to establishing a Catholic community – a community of students, teachers, parents/guardians, support staff, parish priests and trustees who are united in working together toward a common cause.
 
Such a community is characterized by a safe and harmonious working environment, in which the needs and well being of every individual are paramount. Therefore, discipline in the Catholic school transcends the conventional code of human ethics and behaviour.  Discipline then is not just rules and regulations that must be followed, but is to be internalized self-discipline in which all present in the community are as St. Paul said, “confirmed in the image of God’s Son” (Romans, 8:29).
 
Further information: TCDSB web site: www.tcdsb.org
TCDSB 24-hour Information Line: 416 222 8282 x 2873
 
Mission Statement Of The Toronto Catholic District School Board
 
In a school community formed by Catholic beliefs and traditions, our Mission is to educate students to their full potential by providing:
  • A leadership in the shared responsibility for education;
  • A safe & welcoming learning environment is example of Christian community;
  • Role models of Gospel Values, Catholic doctrines, teachings and beliefs;
  • Guidance in what students need to learn;
  • Instruction in the learning process itself;
  • Religious, academic and technical instruction;
  • Integration of Catholic, Christian beliefs into total learning experience;  &
  • Feedback on student proficiency and performance (accountability).
The Toronto Catholic District School Board’s Violence Prevention Policy provides direction to school communities in dealing with violent incidents in school. 
 
 
 
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