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Curriculum

All CISVA schools follow the curriculum as prescribed by the Ministry of Education. These learning outcomes are contained in the Integrated Resource Package (IRP). The religious instruction component of the curriculum is provided by the CISVA.

All teachers at St. Anthony’s follow the curriculum guidelines set out by the Ministry of Education. We are committed to guiding each student to reach their potential and are constantly re-evaluating our academic programs to better meet the needs of all our students.

We provide instruction in the following curriculum areas: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Music, French, Library Skills, Computer, Physical Education, Health and Career Planning. A Learning Assistance program provides students with remedial assistance, confidence building and encouragement. We also offer a Study Skills Program in connection with the Personal Planning Curriculum outlined in the Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Package.

Students are also involved in drama productions such as a Christmas Concert and during alternate years a Spring Concert. Through music, art, and drama, St. Anthony’s has built up a substantial cultural program giving students of all ages many opportunities to discover their talents.

Extra-curricular activities are also important, providing opportunities for students to participate and develop skills in areas outside the regular school curriculum. These activities serve to build community and support the basic goals of our school. Extra-curricular activities include Student Leadership and Service, Choir (for grades 3 to 7), the St. Thomas More Chancellor Music Festival, Outdoor Education (Grade 7), and other clubs as assigned according to the skills and talents of the staff. In addition, we offer many different sports programs, allowing students various opportunities to test their physical skills in basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton and tennis and track-and-field. Extra-curricular activities together with educational field trips contribute to a well-balanced program.

Announcements:  

Early Dismissal:  Every First Monday of each month (some exceptions)

School Masses: Every Wednesday at 9:15 AM

School Confessions: Last Tuesday of every month with some exceptions

JANUARY 2017

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Blessings for a year filled with faith, joy, peace and good health!

School Reopens -8:45 – 3 PM

 
 9  Noon Dismissal
4, 11, 18, 25  School Mass 9:15 AM
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Sexuality and Your Child – Mandatory Meeting (Grades 4 – 7 families) @ 6 PM in the respective classrooms  followed by                    

Over 18 – Mandatory Meeting  @ 7:15 PM for all parents in Grades K – 7 in the gym

All families must be represented at the Over 18 meeting.  This evening is not meant for children and due to the sensitive content it is an adult only meeting.

FEBRUARY
6 Noon Dismissal
1, 8, 15,22 School Masses @ 9:15 AM
 8  FAMILY School Mass at 9:15 AM
9 & 10 Professional Development Days – Catholic Educators’ Conference – Non instructional days for students
13  Family Day – Provincial Statutory Holiday
 14 St. Valentine’s Day – RED Colour Day.  In lieu of the uniform, students may wear red, pink or white coloured clothing.    
23 Open House/Student Led Conferences
 25  Mardi Gras Pancake Breakfast 9:30 – 11 AM (Ticketed event)
MARCH
 1  ASH WEDNESDAY Mass 9:15 AM  – Lent begins
 1, 8, 29  School Mass @ 9:15 AM
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Second Term Reports issued

Last Day of school before Spring Break – 3 PM dismissal

 11-26  Spring Break 
 27  School reopens – 8:45 – 3 PM
30 Ready, Set, Learn Afternoon for 3 & 4 years old children
APRIL
 
 3  Noon Dismissal
5, 12, 19, 26 School Mass @ 9:15 AM
 10  School Spelling Bee
 13  Holy Thursday School Retreat  – Noon Dismissal
14 – 17

 Good Friday

Happy Easter – Alleluia – He Is Risen!

18  School Reopens 8:45 – 3 PM

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