Students and staff at all of our schools marked the beginning of the season of LENT with an Ash Wednesday mass. Ash Wednesday is a holy day of prayer and fasting.
Students and staff received ashes which symbolize the dust from which God made us. During the season of Lent, we prepare for Easter with prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. This day provides us with an opportunity to facilitate inclusion, raise awareness, celebrate diversity and educate our students about people with Down Syndrome.
Our staff and students took part in the "Rock Your Socks" Campaign. The socks are intended to create conversations, raise awareness and remind us all how we can support.
St. Martin Catholic School Leadership Team has been doing some incredible work this year and is truly on a journey of social change!
The team has spent the school year organizing amazing lunches and bake sales to help feed school children in Ethiopia. The school has set a $5,000 goal for this school year to donate towards the WE Education Pillar in Ethiopia.
Encouragement along the way is always inspiring and the school was very excited to receive a special message from Marc Kielburger, Co-founder of the WE Movement, which includes WE Charity, ME to WE Social Enterprise and WE Day.
The Leadership team would also like to thank the Lake Superior High School Student Council. The Lake Superior High School Council held a children’s Winterfest dance and payed it forward by sharing the proceeds they made to St. Martin School.
The students at St. Edward Catholic School had a very busy and exciting March. They started the month off with their fourth and final winter elective day. The students from JK-Grade 3 had a beautiful day to enjoy the tubing area of Mount Baldy.
On the same day, their school took part in the annual White vs. Blue Hockey Game as part of the township’s Winter Carnival. Students from both St. Edwards and George O’Neill Public School teamed up in this fun-filled event.
During the Winter Carnival, the town of Nipigon also hosts an ice-sculpture competition. This year our turtle created by St. Edwards Catholic School Native as a Second Language students took second place.
The school celebrated Shrove Tuesday together as a school family with their annual Pancake Breakfast. Our students have also enjoyed our Lego Wall and completing Challenges that Mrs. Binette has made for them.
The grade 3/4 students at St. Joseph Catholic School were lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate in First Lego League. Lego League presents an exciting learning experience in which students had to explore different kinds of problems they would need to solve if they lived on the Moon.
The teams spent a number of weeks exploring and coding the motorized lego which they created to solve a variety of problems. They solved issues of no water, no oxygen, no energy, and no food. They built a Moon base and invited all the classes to come to see their creations.
Thank you, Lego for the hands-on STEM program. WE HAD FUN!
Indigenous Winter Games
Students of St. Joseph Catholic School, St. Brigid Catholic School, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, Public Schools and French Schools had the pleasure of taking part in the Indigenous Winter Games at St. Brigid Catholic School. Fun was had by all!
Games included; Inuit Games, Snowshoeing, Hoop Dancing, Floor Games and Hoop & Spear
Chi-Miigwech! Thank you! to all the participants, volunteers and for St Brigid Catholic School for organizing and hosting such a great event!
Inuit Games Day
St Hilary Catholic School in Red Rock organized an Inuit Games Day with the JK to Grade 8 students. Students tried different Indigenous winter games including plank walking, snowshoe relay, boot hockey, arm pull and kneel jump!
It was a beautiful day to be outside! Miigwech/Thank you to all the volunteers, participants and organizers!
Superior North Catholic District School Board, Superior-Greenstone District School Board and Matawa Education organized a day for Student Voice!
Indigenous students from Grades 6 to 12, from the Catholic and Public schools in Geraldton, Longlac, Nakina and Aroland, all joined together at Geraldton Composite High School to share their voice on school environment, education, career planning and ways we can improve.