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​A Message from our Principal Mr. McGrenere:

September 24, 2021

Dear Parents and Families of Grade 8 Students,

My name is Tim McGrenere and I am the Principal of St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School - The Center for Arts, Media and Technology.

Usually, at this time of the year, we would be hosting an Open House and welcoming you all into our building to see all the great experiences we can provide for your children as they make the big move from elementary to secondary school.  In this standing room only event, we love to show off the variety of programs offered and introduce you to our dynamic staff who are creative, caring, and devoted to educating the whole child. 

The pandemic has made us look at new ways to show you what the St. Patrick community is all about.  From high academic standards to our exceptional and wide-ranging extracurricular opportunities in athletics, leadership, social justice, the opportunities for students are seemingly endless. We have wonderful specialty programs: our unique Media Technology Audition program (now in its second year), our Enriched Arts (visual art, drama, dance, instrumental music, and vocal music disciplines), and Advanced Placement pathways in Math, Science and English offer students a varied and challenging program.  Senior students can also enter our Specialist High Skills Majors programs in Construction or Hospitality.  If your child can dream it, they can be it at St. Patrick.

We want to share all of these opportunities with you and while we can’t have you come to visit us in the building, here are the many ways you can find out information about St. Patrick.

1.   Our school website:  All important information about our programs and how to register will be located there. You can visit anytime. It will be updated continuously over the coming weeks. Here is the link -

2.   Our School Social Media Accounts: Tune in for continuous updates on life at St. Patrick and the most up to date information on events at St. Patrick. We will be posting pictures, videos and information that will give you a window into all the good things happening in our school.

Twitter:  @StPatPrincipal

Instagram:  @stpatrickcss_tcdsb 

3. Open House Video: We will be posting a virtual tour of St. Patrick on Monday, September 27. It will be posted on the school website.  Please tune in!

4. Virtual Information Session: October 7 starting @ 6:30 pm. We will be hosting an online information session to provide more information and answer questions about our specialty programs: the Media Technology Audition program, Enriched Arts and Advanced Placement. Register at this link to secure a spot and receive updated information about the schedule for that evening:

Thank you for your interest in St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School.  We cannot wait to show you all the great things that are happening here. 



Tim McGrenere

Principal, St. Patrick CSS