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To all parents of first time school bus riders

04/18/2017 - The Sudbury Student Services Consortium in cooperation with school bus operators invites all Kindergarten and first time bus riders to a School Bus Safety Awareness session to be held at College Boreal on 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury. Read more...


Bishop Carter CSS presents The Wizard of Oz on May 11 & 12

04/13/2017 - Bishop A. Carter is proud to present the Wizard of Oz on May 11th and 12th at 6:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling the school at 705-969-2212. Read more...


Information session on hosting international students to be held May 4

04/13/2017 - Canada Homestay Network invites you to an information session on hosting international students. Meet our team and learn more about our Homestay program and how to welcome an international student into your home. Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band takes silver, gold at the Northern Ontario Music Festival

04/06/2017 - It’s Festival season, and the Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band did not disappoint! This band is made up of 125 students from 6 schools - St. Charles College, St. Benedict, St. Anne, St. Charles Chelmsford, St. John and St. James - and is directed by Leanne Urso, JoAnne Comisso, Sabrina Clark and Eric Miron.  Read more...


Bears Win Angels Boys Basketball Tournament

03/20/2017 - In elementary sports action, Bishop Alexander Carter hosted the Angels Elementary Basketball Tournament on March 3rd and 4th. For the second time in as many tournaments the St. Benedict Boys team came away with gold. Congratulations Bears and to all who participated in this great event.  Read more...


Michael Bellmore acclaimed to second consecutive term as Board Chair

12/09/2016 - On Tuesday, December 6th at its inaugural board meeting, Michael Bellmore was acclaimed Chair of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board for a second consecutive term. Michael Bellmore is a proud alumnus of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Read more...


Catholic Parent Involvement Committee hosts 2nd annual Carousel

12/02/2016 - Thank you to all of the families and staff that were able to attend the second annual Carousel Night offered by the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee! Read more...


Attendance Awareness Month poster contest

11/18/2016 - October was Attendance Awareness Month at Sudbury Catholic Schools and the Attendance Counsellors held a poster contest. In order to engage students from FDK to Grade 12, the poster contest promoted the importance of regular school attendance. Read more...


October 26 is World ECE/Child Care Worker Day

10/26/2016 - On Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day we would like to thank our ECEs and EAs for your dedication and service to the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Your efforts in supporting our students to be the best they can be are very much appreciated. Read more...


World Teacher Day

10/05/2016 - October 5 is World Teacher Day! We would like to thank our teachers for their dedication and service to the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Your efforts in supporting our students to be the best they can be are very much appreciated. Thank you for making a difference! Read more...


October is Attendance Awareness Month at Sudbury Catholic Schools!

10/04/2016 - This year, SCDSB is recognizing October as Attendance Awareness Month, to convey the message that every school day counts. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an Attendance Awareness Month Poster contest.  Read more...


Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson from UCLA Visits Sudbury

06/21/2016 - On June 8, 9 and 10, selected teachers and educational assistants from SCDSB attended a PEERS training session held at Laurentian University. The training sessions were lead by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, assistant professor from UCLA. Read more...


Dr. Jean Clinton to speak about 'Student Engagement and the Power of Relationships'

05/31/2016 - Parents, Educators and Community Partners are invited to join us to hear Dr. Jean Clinton speak about 'Student Engagement and the Power of Relationships' on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles College, 1940 Hawthorne Street.  Read more...


St. Anne Catholic School Raises $17K for Cancer

05/26/2016 - On Friday, May 6, 2016, staff and students at St. Anne Catholic School reached what at first seemed like an impossible goal: they raised over $17,043.83 for cancer! A ‘Relay for Life’ campaign to raise funds for the disease was launched at the school for the third consecutive year. Read more...


St. Anne trio captures Gold

05/02/2016 - A musical trio of students from St. Anne Catholic School had a lot of success at this year's Kiwanis Music Festival! The group won a Gold Award for their performance of The Pink Panther, and was invited to perform at the final Kiwanis concert featuring outstanding acts. Read more...


Cancer Society Relay for Life

04/29/2016 - Celebrating or Remembering? Sympathy or Empathy? Fighting back? What motivates us to get involved in events such as the Cancer Society Relay for Life? Come out and see for yourself! Read more...


Marymount Academy presents "A Regal Night" fundraiser

04/27/2016 - Marymount Academy presents "A Regal Night" on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, a talent show and silent auction. Tickets are $30 each and available by calling (705)574-4231 or by stopping by the school's main office. Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Schools Students represent at Sudbury Regional Science Fair

04/11/2016 - Sudbury Catholic Schools students were very successful at this past weekend’s Sudbury Regional Science Fair. Read more...


To all parents and first time bus riders

04/11/2016 - The Sudbury Student Services Consortium in cooperation with school bus operators invites all Kindergarten and first time bus riders to a School Bus Safety Awareness session to be held in August at College Boreal at 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury. Read more...


SCDSB Hosts FitSpirit Launch for a Second Year

03/09/2016 - On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Olympic Athlete Angella Goran, visited MMA to introduce FitSpirit. FitSpirit is a specialized program solely for women and girls. It is a cardio-based program, alternating between running, calisthenics and fitness. Read more...


Register Now for Sudbury Catholic Full-Day Kindergarten and SCDSB Secondary Schools!

01/04/2016 - We know that your child will have the best learning experience with our dedicated and hard-working staff at Sudbury Catholic Schools.  Read more...


December 2015 OAPCE Newsletter

12/09/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, the SCDSB would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). Read more...


Bellmore New Chair of the Board at SCDSB

12/02/2015 - On Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Trustee Michael Bellmore was acclaimed as the new Board Chair for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Born in Sudbury, Bellmore is a proud alumnus of Sudbury Catholic Schools (Immaculate Conception and St. Charles College). He was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010, however he was elected to the former Sudbury District Roman Catholic Separate School Board in 1994 as one of the youngest ever elected, and served until 1997. Read more...


Elementary Students Experience Tech Day at BACCSS

11/27/2015 - Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School recently welcomed their feeder school grade 8 students to a fun filled day exploring the trades. Students had the opportunity to integrate themselves into a scene being filmed by our SHSM students in Information & Communication Technology. They were exposed to demonstrations in MIG Welding, Oxy Acc., and C N C Plasma in the manufacturing class. They also had the opportunity to make bird houses in the construction class and raced RC cars in the gym.  Read more...


St. Anne Students Are Stewards of the Earth

11/23/2015 - Students in Mlle. Prosser and Mme. Barriault's (ECE) FDK FI outdoor discovery class at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School braved the cold winds and went outside and picked up the garbage around the school yard. The students were concerned about the environment, and wanted to make their school yard look nice and clean!  Read more...


It’s All about the Music with Sudbury Catholic Schools and Newcap Radio

10/01/2015 - For the seventh year in a row, Newcap Radio presented the Sudbury Catholic District School Board with a generous donation of over $7,500 to enhance music programming in their schools. The cheque is a result of Newcap’s commitment to supporting music programming and education in Sudbury as part of an agreement between Newcap Radio and the CRTC. Through this agreement, the station helps foster youth musicianship in the area. Read more...


How to Register Your Child at Sudbury Catholic Schools

07/23/2015 - For our Full Day Kindergarten programming (or any other elementary grades), our elementary schools will be open for registrations beginning Monday, August 31. Contact or drop by your local elementary school on (or after) this date and staff will be on hand to assist you with all of your registration needs. Read more...


June 2015 OAPCE Newsletter

06/16/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, the SCDSB would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). Read more...


2015-2016 Draft Budget

06/10/2015 - The Board is committed to utilizing its resources wisely, effectively and equitably. Views with respect to our strategic priorities and goals for the upcoming year are welcomed. Learn about Sudbury Catholic Schools' budget process and see the draft budget for the upcoming academic year. Read more...


SCDSB Students Attend Canada Wide Science Fair

05/25/2015 - St. Anne Catholic Elementary School students Jordan and Sebastian Bisschops had the privilege of attending the Canada Wide Science Fair held in Fredericton, NB from May 10-16, 2015. "Only 464 students across Canada were selected to attend this National Competition. It is an incredible experience for students. They get to meet students from across the country, participate in many science activities and talk with great Canadian Scientists." Loretta Cuda, Teacher and Canada WIde Science Fair Delegate.  Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Schools - Relays for Life at St. John, St. Anne and St. Paul

05/13/2015 - As part of their school’s Catholic Education activities, St. John, St. Anne and St. Paul Catholic Elementary Schools held an in-school Relay for Life on Friday, May 8, 2015. For St. John, this year marks the school’s seventh year hosting the event. St. John teacher and event organizer Irene Raymond was talking to staff at the other two schools and decided that they too would start an in-school Relay for Life event.  Read more...


SCDSB Celebrates Sixth Annual Turning Points Essay Contest Awards

05/13/2015 - Invited students, parents, teachers and invited guests gathered together on May 6, 2015 to take part in the Sudbury Catholic District School Board’s Sixth annual Turning Points Essay Contest Awards ceremony. This essay contest is an initiative that stems from the Learning Partnership, which is an organization that champions a strong public education system to deliver innovative programs, credible research, policy initiatives, executive leadership and public engagement across Canada.  Read more...


Indigenous Celebration Held

05/01/2015 - The Diocesan Centre is planning an inclusive day of celebration based on indigenous culture, and would love a big turn out at this event. All students, staff, families and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend! It looks to be a great day planned! Read more...


Update on Negotiations

04/24/2015 - You may have heard in the media that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association ((OECTA), representing elementary, secondary and occasional teachers in our Board voted to approve strike action. Central bargaining is continuing between the province, unions and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association (OCSTA), which represents Catholic school boards at the provincial table. At present, we are not aware of any planned labour disruptions by OECTA. Read more...


Called to be Resilient Leaders at Sudbury Catholic

04/23/2015 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board in conjunction with the Sudbury & District Health Unit is celebrating putting importance on partnerships and building strong relationships in education. Senior Administration, Principals, Vice-Principals Managers and several other leaders within the Sudbury Catholic Board and the Sudbury & District Health Unit gathered on April 8th, 2015 to participate in an interactive learning session featuring Dr. Wayne Hammond, of Resiliency Initiatives Canada. Dr. Hammond presented research-based information about Resiliency and a Strength-Based Approach.  Read more...


OAPCE Monthly Newsletter

03/27/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, we would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). To read this month’s newsletter, click here: Parent Partner Newsletter - Easter 2015 Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band spreads Christmas cheer

12/18/2014 - Over the last week, the Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band has been very busy spreading Christmas cheer. The band, made up of students from St. Benedict, St. Anne, St. Raphael and Pius XII, and under the direction of JoAnne Comisso and Leanne Urso, performed on Tuesday, December 9th at Amberwood Suites Retirement Home. Read more...


Living Nativity at St. Anne Catholic School

12/09/2014 - The true meaning of Christmas recently came to life for all of the students and staff at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer. The entire school community came together to celebrate the coming birth of Jesus.  Read more...


St. Anne students pay tribute to fallen soldier

10/23/2014 - At 9:00am this morning, 135 students in grade 7 and 8 at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer came together to "Stand on Guard". Students sang O Canada together to pay tribute to the fallen Canadian soldier, Nathan Cirillo. Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band to Perform at Bell Park

05/28/2014 - Grade 7 and 8 students from four local Catholic Schools have been busy preparing for a hectic spring concert series. The 56 member Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band will perform Sunday night at the Grace Hartman amphitheatre to kick off the City of Sudbury's 17th Annual Bell Park Concert Series.  Read more...


Relay for Life at St. Anne Catholic School

05/16/2014 - Rarely does the gymnasium at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer echo the sound of silence, however, on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 12:45 p.m., it did just that. More than 370 students entered in quiet reverence, mesmerized by the flickering light of hundreds of luminaries lined up along the front of the gym, for the first annual “Relay for Life.” This was the perfect ending to the day, which began with a noisy pep rally and survivor victory lap around the schoolyard. Children lined up and cheered the many survivors who attended the event. The students and staff remembered their loved ones who lost their battle with cancer. They also celebrated those who continue to fight with dignity and hope. The St. Anne Angels from Sudbury Catholic Schools raised over $10,700.  Read more...


Spring Is Popping Out All Over St. Anne

04/30/2014 - The Grade 2/3 students at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer are anxiously waiting for spring to arrive. They constructed some bird nests out of thread and sugar water. When they came back to school the next day, their nests had sprouted new life. What a great way to start the Easter season!  Read more...


SCDSB Band Enjoying a Successful Season

03/26/2014 - The Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band, directed by Vice Principal JoAnne Comisso and teaher Leanne Urso, has just finished a very successful Festival season. On February 27 the students performed at the Northern Ontario Music Festival, held at Sudbury Secondary School, where the students received a Silver award. To follow up that achievement, they competed at the Kiwanis Music Festival on March 24 at St. Benedict School. The band was very excited to receive a Gold award! All their hard work is definitely paying off, and we wish them continued success as they head into their spring concert season. This band is comprised of students from St. Anne, St. Benedict, St. Raphael and Pius XII Catholic Elementary Schools. Read more...


St. Anne Students "Cell"abrating Cells

09/30/2013 - Recently, students in Grade 8 at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer had their first real life experience with cells. While exploring the science curriculum, they completed an experiment to determine the differences between plant and animals cells. Looking at two different types of cells helped them identify the similarities and differences. Students were excited to notice that a plant cell has a cell wall and the animal cell does not. It then became more obvious why these cells function so differently. Read more...


Running St. Anne Angels are on the Move

09/30/2013 - Students at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer have recently started their Angels Running Crew. This running club is in its second year, and students were eager to hit the ground running. St. Anne students in Grades 4 to 8 have signed up for this activity that will lead them to a healthy lifestyle that includes getting regular exercise. They are encouraged to set their own personal goals throughout the year and persevere to achieve them. Students will learn correct form of running, proper nutrition for health, and how to build endurance to run longer distances. “I really enjoy the running club because I like participating in all the teams and clubs that St. Anne has to offer,” said Abby Gladu, a Grade 6 student at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer.  Read more...


Professional Speaker at BAC for All Parents

05/07/2013 - On Thursday May 9, 2013 beginning at 6:30pm in the school gym at Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School parents from St. Charles Elementary School, St. Anne Elementary School and Bishop Alexander Carter are invited to attend an evening with Dr. C. Sturdy. Read more...


Learning First Aid at St. Anne

05/06/2013 - The grade 7 and 8 students at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School kicked off their Monday, May 6th, with a unique activity. As part of their unit on personal safety, the students took part in a First Aid workshop with Michelle Goheen, a client services co-ordinator with the St. John Ambulance organization. The students went through what is in a First Aid kit, the practical applications for use in case of an emergency, and as well how to use the equipment appropriately.  Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Students Participate in Metis Heritage Days

05/06/2013 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board recently held Metis Heritage Days at Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School. Nine elementary schools participated in the cultural presentations. The facilitator, Scott Carpenter, a Community Development Officer with the Metis Nation of Ontario, led the hands-on presentations.  Read more...


Hopping into Full Day Kindergarten at St. Anne Catholic School

04/22/2013 - When the Full Day Kindergarten students from St. Anne Catholic Elementary School returned after the Christmas Break, their teacher Lois Lambert asked, “What type of center should we have in our class?” The FDK students replied, “A Vet Centre”. While the students were engaged in discussion at the Veterinarian Centre, they were talking about adult animals and baby animals. A question was raised from the students, “If an animal has a baby, does it look like its mommy or daddy?” The class looked at the life cycles of various animals. However, they were most interested in the life cycle of a rabbit.  Read more...


St. Anne Authors Share their Amazing Stories

04/18/2013 - Grade 3 and 4 students showcased their writing and story telling skills during March at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School. Each child wrote, illustrated and published a book and then read it to younger students. The “authors” were excited to share their hard work and the audience was thrilled to listen to the stories and see that even kids can be authors.  Read more...


Music Alive at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School

04/16/2013 - Recently, students at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer had the opportunity to learn from, and experience the music of, local country star Larry Berrio. Mr. Berrio was invited to the school by grade 8 student Christine Chartrand, who is interested in pursuing a career in country music. She contacted Mr. Berrio through his Facebook page and asked him if you could come and speak to the students at St. Anne Catholic School in hopes of meeting Mr. Berrio personally. Larry Berrio was more than a little accommodating. He was completely open to speaking to approximately 150 students in grades 7 and 8, and quickly responded and set up a time to visit the Valley East school.  Read more...


Goats Galore at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School

04/15/2013 - The Full Day Kindergarten classes at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer got a great surprise on a regular Wednesday afternoon. Cameron O’Daiskey, FDK French Immersion student, brought her new goats to her class for her inquiry . Her fellow students were thrilled to touch and asked many questions about her new friends. How big will they get? Why is one brown and one black if they are siblings? What wonderful inquiry questions! The Kindergarten staff at St. Anne Catholic School strives to provide real world experiences to their early learners. By providing the students with these opportunities to learn, the students tap into their higher order thinking skills all while exploring the world around them.  Read more...


Franco-Fun Music at St. Anne Catholic School

04/15/2013 - On March 20, 2013, students at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School participated in Franco Fun Day. On this day, the students were able to recognize and celebrate French-Canadian culture in a fun and educational way. The school joined together by wearing green and white, the colour of the French-Ontarian flag. The students had an entertaining French concert put on for them by Roland Bibeau. The concert was full of fast-paced, youth-friendly French music. Read more...


Second Annual "Dragon's Den" a Hit at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School

03/26/2013 - Recently, students in grade 8 at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer participated in their annual “Dragon's Den” science fair and became inventors for the day. Grade 8 students displayed their inventions for the entire school community to view and ten groups were selected to present their inventions to the panel of Dragons in the afternoon. The dragons consisted of Mr. Mathieu, Principal of St. Anne Catholic School, Mrs. Connelly, Curriculum Coordinator at Sudbury Catholic Schools, Mr. McKee, teacher at Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School, and Ms. McNicoll, registered nurse and community member.  Read more...


Gearing Up for Franco-Fun Day at St. Anne Catholic School

03/18/2013 - St. Anne Catholic School is proud to announce that one of their students, Kyle Denis was selected as this year's Sudbury Catholic District School Board Intermediate student Franco Fun Day button contest winner.  Read more...


The Science of Flight Takes Off at St. Anne Catholic School

03/06/2013 - On February 14th 2013, Mrs. Troscinski's Grade 6 class at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School took part in a Science North e-Workshop: UP! Discovering Flight in the comfort of their own classroom. The e-Workshop was delivered to the classroom from Science North via Skype where students had an opportunity to interact, design, and build the basic structure of an airfoil (airplane wing) and make use of it during a live e-workshop. Read more...


Future Angels Visit St. Anne Catholic School

03/06/2013 - Recently, the Sudbury Catholic District School Board hosted a variety of JK Registration Nights, including one at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer. The Open House was a resounding success, allowing future students and parents to explore what the ELKP (Early Learning Kindergarten Program) at St. Anne Catholic School has to offer. The school was bubbling with little ones excited to explore their surroundings. “It is fun! I want to come back again,” said Gillis O'Daiskey, future student of St. Anne Catholic School. “My new teacher is nice,” said Charlie Caissie.  Read more...


Second Annual "Dragon's Den" a Hit at St. Anne Catholic School

03/05/2013 - Recently, students in grade 8 at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer participated in their annual “Dragon's Den” science fair and became inventors for the day. Grade 8 students displayed their inventions for the entire school community to view and ten groups were selected to present their inventions to the panel of Dragons in the afternoon. The dragons consisted of Guy Mathieu, Principal of St. Anne Catholic Elementary School, Jennifer Connelly, Curriculum Coordinator at Sudbury Catholic Schools, Kirk McKee, teacher at Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School, and Ms. McNicoll, registered nurse and community member.  Read more...


St. David Students Learn About the Lenten Season

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Rocks and Rings a New Experience at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School

02/06/2013 - Recently, students at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer had the opportunity to participate in Rocks and Rings, a program that is delivered to elementary school students to develop an awareness of the Olympic sport curling. The Sudbury Catholic District School Board students were engaged in a variety of activities throughout their session and actively participated in a curling experience in the school's gymnasium. Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 enjoyed their new experience and asked a number of questions about the game of curling. Read more...


Every Penny Makes a Difference at St. Anne Catholic School

02/05/2013 - Over the past two weeks, students from JK to grade 8 at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer participated in a fundraising activity as they celebrated "Responsibility", the Catholic Virtue of the month. Students raised $531.21 for “Pennies for Pediatrics” and are very proud of their accomplishment. “Bringing in coins made me feel good to help the kids who need this pool,” said Samantha Boyd, a grade 5 student at the school. “Pennies for Pediatrics” is a fundraising campaign that raises funds for a therapeutic Snoezelen Pool, a pool with specialty lighting and other sensory stimulation equipment.  Read more...


FULL DAY Kindergarten Information/Registration Night -TODAY - Tuesday, February 5, 2013

01/31/2013 - There will be an information/registration night TODAY - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 for all parents interested in registering their child(ren) at one of the Sudbury Catholic elementary schools for FULL DAY Kindergarten beginning September, 2013. The information/registration night will start at 6:00 p.m. For more information about this event, please contact your local Catholic elementary school. For contact information about each school, go to http://www.scdsb.edu.on.ca/schools/schools.php, or contact the board office at (705)673-5620. Read more...


The Nativity Story Comes to Life at St. Anne Catholic School

01/14/2013 - On Wednesday, December 19th, the St. Anne Catholic Elementary School community came together to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Students from the Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) to Grade 8 participated in the celebration of Jesus' birthday through prayer and dramatization. Students from teacher Jody O'Daiskey's combined 7/8 class used their voices to tell the story while students from teacher Alice Desormeaux's FDK class provided the dramatization.  Read more...


Santa Has Breakfast with St. Anne School Families

01/07/2013 - Recently, students and families at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer were greeted with sleigh bells as Santa joined them for breakfast in their gymnasium. The gymnasium was bustling with Christmas cheer as families enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast provided by Perkinís Restaurant and Bakery. “The food that was provided by Perkinís Restaurant was fabulous. The pancakes and ham were just like a home cooked meal. Perkinís surely outdid themselves when preparing the meal for the day,” said Tammie Meeks, a parent at St. Anne Catholic School.  Read more...


St. Anne Angelic Voices Reach Out

12/21/2012 - The St. Anne Catholic School Junior Choir had an opportunity to experience firsthand the true meaning of Christmas. On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012, the choir performed a selection of Christmas carols for the residents of the Elizabeth Centre in Val Caron. Choir member Bailey Gervais said, “I was happy to help out, and it was a lot of fun too!” Afterward the children were able to distribute candy canes and warm wishes to all in attendance. The smiles throughout the room spoke volumes. Choir member Zoe Duhaime said, “I liked bringing joy to people who donít have a chance to go out too much at Christmas.”  Read more...


St. Anne/Q92/TD Bank Toy Caravan a Huge Success!

11/27/2012 - On November 23, 2012, members of the St. Anne Catholic Elementary School community in Hanmer demonstrated their generosity when Terri and Mel broadcast their morning show live on location for the Q92/TD Toy Caravan. The school was bustling with Christmas spirit as students, staff, and parents brought in numerous toys and monetary donations.  Read more...


St. Anne Angels Learn about “Being Brave”

11/15/2012 - Remembrance Day takes on a special meaning in the Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) French Immersion class at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer. Student Cameron O'Daiskey holds her great-grandfather's medal. “He got them by being brave in WWII,” said Cameron O'Daiskey. The class read various books about poppies and veterans. Their favourite book was Proud as a Peacock by Jane Barclay. They also used the iPADs in the classroom in order to research the medals and their meaning. This inquiry led the class to wonder how they could earn medals and make “the world a better place.” Read more...


NET Some Faith for St. Anne Angels

11/09/2012 - On November 5, 2012, Grade 8 students at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer participated in a NET retreat (National Evangelization Team). NET members, comprised of a group of young people who challenge young Catholics to embrace Christ, shared Jesus' gospel message in a dynamic format. They brought their message to life through songs, skits, small group discussions, and prayer. “It was a lot of fun. I liked talking in groups and getting to know my classmates on a deeper level,” said Crystal Therrien, a student who attended the retreat. Read more...


Giving Comes Naturally to St. Anne Angels

11/06/2012 - Students in grade 6, 7, and 8, celebrating the virtue of Justice, had the opportunity to give to students in under-developed countries. St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer worked with Our Lady of Peace Parish in Capreol to fill numerous shoeboxes that will be sent away through Operation Christmas Child.  Read more...


St. Anne Students Explore Design Techniques through Winter Landscapes

10/26/2012 - Teacher Serena Troscinski's Grade 6 class has some very talented artists who have been working on principles of design (balance). In this particular Art project, students created a winter landscape using some paint and straws to portray a cold and wintery scene. "I liked this assignment because I like Art, especially painting. Using the straws to create the trees was fun because it was something I've never tried before. I also felt really proud to be recognized with other students in the class for doing a good job,” said Kelly Mazerolle, a grade 6 student at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer. Read more...


Pumpkin Palooza at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School

10/25/2012 - Dozens of pumpkins have made their way to the St. Anne Catholic Elementary School's French Immersion Full Day Kindergarten class! Children were so thrilled to learn about pumpkins that waves of the orange gourd made their way to the classroom to help students inquire into things such as how pumpkins grow and how they smell. Students discovered that the seeds inside the pumpkin can be used to plant and make new pumpkins grow. The students were sent to actively search for a place in the schoolyard where they could plant their seeds in the spring.  Read more...


Poets Invade St. Anne Catholic Elementary School

10/24/2012 - Poetry has given over sixty students at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer a voice. Students from two Intermediate classes participated in a Poetry Café as a culminating task to their Literacy program. Poems focused on a variety of topics offering different points of view. The students' messages, filled with wisdom far beyond their years, dealt with difficult topics such as bullying, The Children's Aid Society, and the horse racing industry. Read more...


St. Anne Angels Make Some Perky Turkeys

10/18/2012 - Students in teacher Jennifer Bruneau’s grade 3 and 4 class at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer celebrated Thanksgiving by creating apple and gumdrop turkeys. These works of art were created using apples, a cut out head, and gumdrop sticks. Alexandra Tremblay, a grade 3 student said, “My family will really love to this beautiful turkey on our dining room table.” Students in the grade 3 and 4 class were fascinated with their perky turkeys and discussed how thankful they were for the many things they have. Read more...


Inquiry-Based Learning Thrives at St. Anne Catholic School

10/16/2012 - Over the past few weeks, students in the Full Day Kindergarten program at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer have inquired about turkeys and Thanksgiving. On October 5th, their inquiry came to life when the English and French Immersion classes went on an inquiry-based excursion to J & J Ranch in Hanmer. The students enjoyed a hayride and experienced the petting zoo with chickens, turkeys, alpacas, and horses. The experience with the animals was the most memorable moment for all.  Read more...


It Takes the St. Anne Community to Make Stone Soup

10/15/2012 - Students in Grades 7 and 8 at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer experienced first hand what it was like to come together as a village. For the past four days, students have had the opportunity to listen to different variations of “The Stone Soup” story. They also brought donations of food forward to create their own stone soup. Students worked together preparing all of the necessary ingredients, and learned that working together as a community has its own rewards. “Even though we shed a few tears while cutting onions, it was still fun working my fellow classmates,” said Stephanie Fortier, a Grade 7 student at St. Anne Catholic School.  Read more...


“Cell” the Idea of 3D Modeling at St. Anne

10/15/2012 - Student engagement is a primary focus for the staff at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer. Recently, students in Grade 8 have been focusing on the components of plant and animal cells in science class. They have noticed that there are major similarities and differences between the two types of cells through the creation of 3D models. One of the similarities includes the nucleus, the brain of the cell. Students also noticed some differences, such as the cell wall of the plant.  Read more...


St. Anne Angels Demonstrate Catholic Virtues

10/15/2012 - The students at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer recently received awards for displaying the Catholic Virtue of “Respect” in their daily interactions with others. Each month, the entire school community gathers to celebrate and honour the students who are living examples of the monthly virtues. The assemblies encourage students to always bring their best self forward and include inspiring videos, motivational discussions, as well as the distribution of awards to students from each classroom. Way to go Angels!  Read more...


St. Anne Angels Thankful for Their Many Blessings

10/11/2012 - Students, staff, parents, and the greater St. Anne Catholic School community joined together in a Thanksgiving prayer service. The school gymnasium was filled to capacity as Father Michael, parish priest of St. Kevin’s and Our Lady of Peace Parish, led everyone into prayer. Students listened attentively to the gospel’s message: let us be thankful for our many blessings. The walls of the gymnasium echoed the beautiful sound of children’s voices as the entire school joined together in prayer and song. The students willingly offered examples of things for which they are thankful: love, God, family, and food were at the top of the list. Father Michael reminded students that they should also be thankful for the gifts and talents each received from God. Read more...


St. Anne Leads the Way to Wireless Technology

10/05/2012 - Staff and students at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer are excited to showcase the new technology that recently rolled into their school. Last year, teachers in the Intermediate division submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Education to increase student achievement in writing. This proposal, with a focus on assessment for learning and the imbedded use of technology, was approved in February 2012. The $45,000 grant allows for the purchase of a 2 to 1 student iPad program.  Read more...


Successful Open House for St. Anne Angels

09/19/2012 - St. Anne Angels celebrated another successful Open House on Wednesday, September 13, 2012. The halls of the Catholic elementary school in Hanmer were filled with smiling parents and students as they explored the classrooms and met the staff. Students, volunteers, and staff members worked as a team to organize what many are saying is the best Open House St. Anne hosted in years.  Read more...


St. Anne Catholic School Welcomes New Angels

09/17/2012 - The first day of school is often a day that has students filled with excitement as they begin a new chapter in their lives. On September 4, 2012, St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer welcomed its new students with brightly decorated halls, welcome messages on bulletin boards, prize displays for the upcoming fundraiser, and Catholic Virtue words that encourage all students to be leaders. Read more...


Wild at Heart Animal Refuge Inspires Students to Make a Difference

06/22/2012 - Students in Cheryl MacRury’s Early Learning class and Kathy Belanger’s Grade 7 class at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School have been inspired. For the past year, these two classes have worked together to support the Wild at Heart Animal Refuge. What started out at as a proposal from the two teachers, resulted in a successful grant application from the Canadian Federation of Teachers to support the students learning about, and helping animals in the wild.  Read more...


St. Anne Angels "Read Their Way To The Top"

06/04/2012 - For the past two years, junior students at St. Anne School in Hanmer have been participating in an event called "The Battle of the Books". The competition is open to students from the different Sudbury Boards. The event helps encourage a love of reading by its participants. This year, the St. Anne Angels, under the direction of Sudbury Catholic Board teacher Denise Desmarais, took second place at "The Battle of the Books" competition that was held Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel in Sudbury.  Read more...


Angel's Help Feed Families

05/02/2012 - Recently, the grade 7 and 8 students at St Anne Catholic School in Hanmer had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Tammy Durand, founder of ABC's and Rice. Students were informed that education across the globe is not the same, especially in third world countries such as Cambodia. Throughout the presentation, Sudbury Catholic District School Board students learned that the needs of those in third world countries are much different than the needs of those in Canada. Education is not a right in Cambodia, but rather a privilege that not all children are lucky enough to obtain.  Read more...


"Egg-citing" Time for Young Students at St. Anne Catholic School

04/30/2012 - Over the past few weeks, the French immersion full day kindergarten students at St Anne Catholic school in Hanmer investigated a new inquiry about eggs. This inquiry allowed student's in teacher Alice Desormeaux's class to formulate different ideas about eggs. They realized that some eggs can be eaten and some eggs have chicks. They explored the possibilities that eggs can be all different sizes and cooked different ways. They cracked eggs, decorated eggs, and discussed the different egg textures. On one day, they even experienced two visitors that joined their class for the afternoon. A parent brought in two, one day old chicks for the students to observe and hold.  Read more...


Partners Sign Community Threat Assessment Protocol

04/04/2012 - Representatives of the Greater Sudbury Police Service, area school boards and local agencies signed a Community Threat Assessment Protocol on March 27, 2012, pledging to work together to ensure schools remain safe for students and staff. The Community Threat Assessment Protocol is a collaborative response to student behaviour that may pose a risk to other students, staff and members of the community. Under the initiative, school boards, police and community partners will share information, advice and support. Plans will be developed to minimize risk.  Read more...


St. Anne Winter Carnival Spells Last Hurrah For Winter

03/29/2012 - St. Anne School staff and students celebrate the end of winter with their annual winter carnival. This year however, the entire school body wondered if there would even be a carnival. Sudbury Catholic Board teacher and annual carnival planner, Nannette Shonwise stated, "We will be moving up the festivities by a week to make sure there will be enough snow." However, a sudden mild spell had even those best laid plans up in the air right down to the last minute. Would the carnival be able to take place outdoors or not? Fortunately, Mother Nature was on their side.  Read more...


St. Anne Students Snowshoe Their Way Into The March Break

03/26/2012 - In like a lion, out like a lamb is the old saying to predict the unsettled weather that March can bring. With huge amounts of snow at the beginning of March, the students within teacher Lois Lambert's Grade 1-2 classroom at St. Anne School wondered if there would be any snow left once they returned from their March Break.  Read more...


Angels Donate to a Good Cause

03/22/2012 - On March 8, Danielle Long, a student from St. Anne School in Hanmer, finally reached her goal. She cut off her 14 inch braid to donate to the "Angel Hair for Kids". Read more...


The "Dragon's Den" Hits St. Anne Catholic School

03/22/2012 - On Friday, February 24, 2012, students in grade 8 at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer, participated in their annual science fair. This year, the science fair took on a whole new look, and became an inventor's fair. During the morning, all grade 8 students displayed their inventions in order for the entire school community to view and celebrate their achievements. The inventions were evaluated by members of the community, and ten inventions were selected to present their inventions to the panel of Dragon's in the afternoon. The dragons consisted of, Mr. Mathieu, principal of St. Anne School, Ms. Ubriaco, curriculum coordinator at SCDSB, Ms. Langlois, physics teacher at Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School (BAC), and Jessica Vaillancourt, grade 12 student at BAC. Read more...


Learning Becomes "Magnified" For St. Anne Students

03/20/2012 - A recent visit to Science North proved to be a real "eye-opener" for students within the English E.L.K. program at St. Anne School in Hanmer. During the fall, the young children within the Sudbury Catholic System began a learning inquiry into the life cycle of plants with a garden harvest. With the arrival of spring right around the corner, the students are continuing to expand their knowledge of plant life through new growth. Before the children actually plant their own seeds, they participated in a session at Science North that discussed how plants grow, their needs and care, common plants around us, and how plants take root in the wild.  Read more...


St. Anne Students "Go Green" For St. Patrick's Day

03/19/2012 - The students at St. Anne School enjoy celebrating special days and holidays just like all other children do. This even includes holidays that take place while they are not at school. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th while students across Ontario are away on their March Break. Just before they left for their holiday, some students in the French Immersion E.L.K.P. classroom within the Sudbury Catholic Board showed their true spirit by dressing up to demonstrate their "love for the Irish".  Read more...


St. Anne Student "Welds Her Own Heart"

03/08/2012 - Recently, intermediate students from St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer, participated in a"Tech Day" at Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School. The St. Anne Angel's are invited annually to participate in this high school experience as a way of making the transition to high school that much easier. Throughout the day, students were exposed to various programs such as Welding, Wood Working, High Skills major program in computer technologies and AutoCad. The students at St.Anne Catholic School embraced the day, actively participating and asking questions about the programs, routines, and student life.  Read more...


St. Anne Student Celebrates Pancake Day With A “Homemade” Flair

03/02/2012 - Ava Collette is a student within the English E.L.K.P. classroom at St. Anne School in Hanmer.  She celebrated Pancake Tuesday with her classmates and other classrooms throughout the school as a day of celebration before the start of Lent and Ash Wednesday.  The pancakes Ava and her Kindergarten friends ate were perhaps a bit more special than most. That is because they were covered in syrup Ava's father had made from tapping the maple trees at their home. Ava, a student within the Sudbury Catholic Board, told her class "My daddy made the syrup from the trees in our backyard". Her friends and teacher couldn't wait to try the homemade syrup and after tasting it on top of their pancakes,  Read more...


St. Anne Student Celebrates Valentine's Day with "Smiles From The Heart"

02/22/2012 - A day filled with excitement and the anticipation of receiving cards from your classmates who like you is a big deal to Noah Legault. Noah is a student in the English E.L.K.P. classroom at St. Anne School in Hanmer. Noah transferred to the Valley school within the Sudbury Catholic System just before Christmas. Making new friends can be hard. He told his teacher, "I like my friends". From the looks of the smile on his face as he opens his Valentine cards, Noah has had no problem working his way into the hearts of his classmates. His special messages tell him that his friends "like him too"! Noah has not only joined the St. Anne Angels, but he has joined the list of someone who can be and who is a very, very special Valentine! Read more...


It All Adds Up To The 100th Day Of School At St. Anne

02/21/2012 - The students of St. Anne School in Hanmer have been celebrating their 100th day of school in a number of different ways. Teachers within both the Primary and Junior sections decided to have their students rotate from classroom to classroom to allow the children to participate in all kinds of activities that added up to 100. The primary wing had games such as stringing 100 fruit loops, sticking 100 stickers to a crown, racing to pick up 100 pennies, and repeating ten exercises ten times. The junior wing recognized all numbers to 100 as they played Bingo, rolled dice and counted on a 100 chart, played an auction game on the Smartboard with money up to $100.00, and tried to create 100 movements to different styles of music. Both the students and their teachers within the Sudbury Catholic System agreed that there are more than 100 reasons why the number 100 can be pretty exciting!  Read more...


Primary Students Try To Defy Gravity At St. Anne School

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St. Anne Catholic School Student Headed to Provincials for Cadets

02/13/2012 - On January 28th and 29th, Daniel Caton, a grade 8 student from St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer, participated in a regional biathlon competition for the Royal Canadian Cadets. The competition took place in Sault Ste. Marie, with approximately 190 participants from Northern Ontario. The two day event invited many spectators and had both individual and relay events. Caton's relay team finished second overall and advanced to the provincial championship which will be help in Sault Ste. Marie on February 18th and 19th.  Read more...


St. Anne Students Believe in Motto "Respect For All"

01/31/2012 - The pupils at St. Anne School in Hanmer pride themselves on demonstrating Catholic virtues. Since September, the students within the Sudbury Catholic Board have worked very hard to practice those virtues of respect, faith, justice, patience, and responsibility. Recently, a presentation from Camp Quality helped to re-enforce all these virtues and more. Read more...


St. Anne Angels Become Gators for the Day

01/19/2012 - Five students from St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer had an opportunity to see their future, and wear a Bishop Alexander Carter Secondary School Gator jersey at a recent feeder school event. BAC invited grade 8 students from St. Anne School to watch a spirit building hockey game at Centennial Arena, where their boys and girls hockey teams played againstt one another. It was an exciting and close game,finishing with a score of 3 - 2 for the boys hockey team. Read more...





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