School Life

Agenda Books

In an effort to save costs for families, we are trying new agenda styles.  All students received an agenda.  Homework and important notes will come home in the agenda, which will be used as a communication tool between teachers, parents and students. The cost for the agendas is $3.50.

Athletics

All members of the St. John Paul II team work to the best of their ability to support student achievement. Success for all is only attainable when teachers, parents and support staff work as a team on common goals to support the children in their care.

Excellence is supported when teachers collaborate through school resource team meetings to develop a plan of action to support students at St. John Paul II. Members of the school resource team consist of school, board and community agency personnel that support the teaching and learning of special need's students.

Excellence in student achievement is also supported through teacher development and building capacity, volunteers in the classroom, and a dedicated parent community.

Attendance Expectations

Punctuality and regular attendance on the part of the student is important to the process of learning. Both the individual student and his or her classmates may be impacted as a result of this issue. Parents will be contacted when late attendance and punctuality become a concern. Board attendance counsellors will be involved if attendance and punctuality do not improve after parent contact has been made by the school.

When your child is going to be absent from school, for any reason, please contact the school at 705-324-7445.

To see the our Board's full Attendance Expectations click here

Co-curricular Activities

Students learn sportsmanship in a collegial atmosphere through experiences with intramural activities. Making new friends and learning from peers also ensures that the intramural program at St. John Paul II is a success.

The focus of intramurals at St. John Paul II is improving skills and striving for personal best, over winning and losing. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as, volleyball, basketball, soccer and ball hockey.

Code of Conduct

Our school provides a safe and inclusive learning environment. To view the Board's Code of Conduct page click here.

Excellence in Learning

All members of the St. John Paul II team work to the best of their ability to support student achievement. Success for all is only attainable when teachers, parents and support staff work as a team on common goals to support the children in their care.

Excellence is supported when teachers collaborate through school resource team meetings to develop a plan of action to support students at St. John Paul II. Members of the school resource team consist of school, board and community agency personnel that support the teaching and learning of special need's students.

Excellence in student achievement is also supported through teacher development and building capacity, volunteers in the classroom, and a dedicated parent community.

Living our Faith

Students at St. John Paul II Catholic School demonstrate a living faith because of the strong connection between the school, the home and the parish. These three groups work harmoniously together to prepare students for their Sacraments and to be discerning believers in our ever-changing world.

All classes participate in 'We Belong to God' and 'Fully Alive' Religion programs created by The Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops. Through Catechesis and support to make informed moral and ethical choices, students develop an awareness of, and the desire to live, The Catholic Graduate Expectations.

Monthly Masses with Father Lynch are conducted in the school. Each class has the opportunity, during the school year, to lead the school community in a school Mass. Students embrace the opportunity to demonstrate their faith and rejoice in the good news of the Lord.

Social Justice

Students learn through example and role modeling that we need to support those in need. The students are encouraged to seek justice for those who require their support. Students are encouraged to act locally and globally in their search for justice. As a school we are involved in the ""From Me to We"" and the ""Leaders Today"" programs.

On a local front, students are encouraged to support those in their community who need assistance. Students do this through learning about poverty and supporting programs like Kawartha Lakes Food Source food drives and Christmas baskets to support families through the St. Vincent de Paul.