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Toronto Catholic District School Board

About Us

How We Meet the Diverse Needs of Our Students

St. Raymond Catholic School is committed to Catholic education in an environment which fosters prayer, reflection, acts of charity and public manifestation of our faith: liturgies, masses, mission projects, celebration of feast days, prominent displays of sacred objects such as statues, pictures, crucifixes and the Christmas crib.

School environment and peace education
 

A high priority of the school is to ensure a safe and welcoming environment. The behaviour code is driven by respect for others and the development of each child's full potential. Particular attention is paid to the safe arrival of the students. Communication with the home to ensure accurate record-keeping is a well established routine. The peace education program is taught in all the grades. It is a holistic approach to human interaction and teaches the children non-violent ways to deal with conflict and to live peacefully with each other.

Co-curricular activities
 
In addition to the regular program our school provides many activities: computer club, W5H, art club, art therapy program, St. Raymond after-school program, concerts, drama presentations, field trips, charitable activities, fund-raisers, involvement in community initiatives, choir, chess club, house leagues and team sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, cross-country, mini-tennis, track and field and floor hockey.
 

Curriculum initiatives

There are many in-services for the teachers to ensure that we are in compliance with ministry directives. New classroom materials are available to support the initiatives. There is a pilot math program in the primary division. New computers are on order and the school is working with the computer resource person to develop a school computer plan. The computer lab is in daily use. The parent teacher association has supported the initiatives through fundraising and volunteer efforts.
 
Modification of curriculum
 

Program outcomes are designed to match both the collective and individual learning needs of the students. Children with special needs have access to:

  • Special education programs
  • Enrichment programs
  • Peer tutoring
  • Small group or individual instruction
  • Cooperative learning activities
As a school community we have a common goal to provide our students with the education that will best prepare them to live successfully and responsibly in a complex and changing world. As the needs of the students change, so will the programs offered at St. Raymond be modified to respond to those needs.