PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR:
As we begin the 2015-2016 school year, I would like to welcome students, parents/guardians, and new staff to an exciting new beginning at St. Roch Catholic Secondary School.
As we start a new academic year, with it comes many new goals and aspirations. It is a time for us as individuals to reflect on our successes and failures from the year past. More importantly, it is a time that we give thanks to God for our blessings, our family, friends, and health.
We recently had our Grade assemblies for all of our students. It was here that I shared my vision with our students and staff. I highlighted that as a Catholic school we live out our lives daily as Jesus did in the teachings of our Gospel values. Secondly, I outlined to students the importance of self-respect, respect for others, and respect for property.
Moreover, we discussed the importance of making good decisions, and the impact their decisions will have on them in their futures, both academically and socially. We also outlined the many supports that St. Roch staff provide our students in order to be successful.
St. Roch Catholic Secondary School has a very positive reputation in our immediate community, as well as in the Greater Toronto Area. It is due to the great students, and the way they conduct themselves, that make us proud. This reflects in the immediate school and in the community. We are also blessed by a strong faculty that supports young people, who demonstrate a genuine care. These two factors, in combination with a strong supporting parent/guardian community, make St. Roch a great school.
This week we will celebrate the Eucharist as a school community. It is a time of celebration. It is a time of reverence, and it is an opportunity for personal reflection and faith formation. This is a living testament to who we are as a Catholic school. St. Roch Catholic School has Jesus and his teachings as its central focal point.
As the Principal of a Catholic school, I would ask that our students, staff, and families put your faith into action daily and be examples. With that being said, I would like to wish you all a great and blessed school year!
Pupil Accommodation Review Policy Public Consultation
The Ministry of Education released the new Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline (PARG) in March 2015. This guideline sets expectations for all school boards on managing and reviewing underutilized school space, including potential school closures, and for the greater coordination and sharing of planning related information between school boards and other community partners.
The guideline requires all school boards in the province to develop or revise Pupil Accommodation Review Policies and to invite public input into the policy before it is finalized.
A survey to collect feedback on the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s draft amended Policy 6.51 Pupil Accommodation Review will be available for review and comment on the Board’s website at www.dpcdsb.org until 4:30 pm on Friday, October 16, 2015. Supporting documents will also be available for reference and review. If you would like a hard copy of the survey you can pick it up in the main office and it will need to be returned to the school board office by Friday, October 16th. Please consider reviewing and providing input on this policy. For additional information please click here.