Fast Facts and Bell Times


The school is named after St. John Paul II. The school was founded in 1980 and has been located on the current site since 1980. St. John Paul II is linked with St. Mary's Parish (Lindsay).

We work closely with many community organizations such as: Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes, Five Counties, City of Kawartha Lakes Police and the Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Unit.

Students regularly work with community volunteers to learn about the Rosary. This culminates with a celebration during Catholic Education Week in May each year.

Did you know that...

    • At St. John Paul II each year the staff and students raise money to support The Terry Fox Foundation, The United Way, Jump Rope for Heart and Canadian Food for Children.

    • Our Green Team runs a weekly waste reduction program at St John Paul. Our Green Team educates each class on what and how items can be recycled. The students then collect and sort the recycled materials and prepare it for pick up.

Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule:

8:35 A.M Supervision

8:50 A.M. Entry Bell

10:15 A.M. - 10:30 P.M. Recess

11:50 A.M. - 12:10 P.M. lunch

12:10 P.M. - 12:50 P.M. Lunch Recess

2:10 P.M. - 2:25 P.M. Recess

3:20 P.M. Dismissal

Parish Information

St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School School is a welcoming community with a mission to assist all students to achieve their spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional potential in a caring environment.

Academic programs at St. John Paul II exist within a spiritual orientation based on the Catholic faith. The tone of the school reflects a theme of respect and responsibility, a collaborative approach to problem solving, and a community focus made up of students, staff, parents, parish, and the wider community. You can read our Catholic Graduate Expectations (CGE) for additional information.

The school comes together to celebrate monthly school masses with its affiliated parish, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, led by Fr. Balonwu

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church

40 Russell St. East

Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2A4

Phone: 705-324-4828