St. Pats Celebrate Catholic Education Week - 2015-05-05
Monday May 4th - Walking together and sharing our stories - History Day
Julie Latimer curator of Ron Morel museum gives local history workshops to all students. History Workshop Picture
History Day at St. Pats - 2015-05-05
Staff and students dress up for history day (After Grade 4-8 local history workshop, students and staff who are dressed up for history day pose for a photograph) Dressing up for History Day Picture
Dressing up for History Day - 2015-05-05
Cassie, Emily, Ashley (Gr. 8 students) and teacher Mrs. Casonato dress up for history day. History scavenger hunt and trivia questions about local and Canadian history takes place. Dressing up for History Day Picture
Future FDK Students Enjoy Teddy Bear Picnic - 2015-05-05
Our future JK students were invited to explore St. Pat's School during a teddy bear picnic for Catholic Education Week. We had bear themed food and activities. Our student leaders (LCs) created different activities for our future students. A fun time was had by all. Teddy Bear Picnic Picture
Physical Education Day! - 2015-05-05
Today at St. Pat's school we had Physical Education Day.
Our students dressed in their knight of the roundtable colours and our student leaders (LCs) led all our students in a series of outdoor games and activities that they can play at recess in order to stay active and healthy. Students learned how to play 4-square, skipping games, hopscotch and capture the flag to name a few.
Fun was had by all. Students will enjoy a healthy snack this afternoon provided by the Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program. Physical Education Day Picture
St. Patrick School Students Enjoy Special Outdoor Event - 2015-03-13
The staff of St. Pat's school sure know how to keep a secret. For over a month, the staff planned to have a special event happen on March 12th. The students were told that it was an outdoor activity and that they needed to dress for the weather. About a week before the event, students were told to dress up like lumberjacks - lots of plaid, suspenders and fur hats.
On the morning of March 12th, the students made predictions about what our special event was going to be. None of the students guessed that we would actually bring 2 dog sled teams to the school.
Staff and students were delighted to be able to have such an amazing outdoor education experience right in their own "backyard". Thanks to Raven's Adventures from Cochrane and an outdoor education grant. These memories will last a lifetime. Picture of Dog Sled Activity
Arthor Tells Ghostly Tale to Students - 2015-03-13
Author Paul Toffanello from Timmins, Ontario, visited St. Patrick Catholic School to share his novel, Popchuck’s Ghost, with the children in grades 4-6. The story tells the tale of three best friends who go off to summer camp together where they discover a secret network of caves below the camp that linked to a series of mysteries — and a troubled ghost.
Toffanello had been the Director for two summers in the mid 1980’s at Camp Bickell, a small camp near Iroquois Falls. He shared with the students that when he arrived at the camp, he was informed by the counsellors and kids that there was a resident ghost name Arnold Poopchuck, and Toffanello used aspects of these stories to formulate the plot for his novel.
During his presentation, Toffanello, a former teacher, principal and Director of Northeastern Catholic DSB shared influences and aspects of his youth that inspired him to become a writer.
“I really enjoyed reading the Hardy Boys series, especially the scary ones like Mystery of the Haunted Fort or Mystery of the Screeching Owl. I realized early that I loved scary stuff,” he said noting that this influenced the genre of writing that he has enjoys.
Toffanello’s main message to the students was to encourage them to read all of the time noting that this skill would help them grow in intelligence and knowledge.
The students had many questions of the author asking him why he liked to write and curious to know about the process of getting a book published. After his presentation and question period, Toffanello read to the students from the novel intermittently querying them about the plot, setting and characters in an attempt to reinforce their understand of the elements of writing. He compared his work to the stories that the students write, and he reminded them “always write what you know.”
In a separate session, Toffanello read to the grades 2 & 3 classes from his children’s stories, and his published piece Trashcan Twilight was one of their favourites.
Popchuck’s Ghost is the first in a series of three novels. Book two, Popchuck’s Revenge, is due out in the spring and book three sometime in early spring of 2015. Interested readers can find more information on the novel at www.popchuck.ca. Trashcan Twilight can be found on ITunes or at www.incredebooks.com. Mr. Toffanello Welcomed to St. Patrick School by Students Picture
St. Pat's Students Celebrate Movember - 2014-11-27
Many of our students have been busy raising money for Men's health with Movember. For more pictures please visit the Photo Gallery. Movember Picture
St. Pats Say Good bye to Retiring School Secretary - 2014-11-27
It was a sad day on Friday November 14th, as staff and students needed to say goodbye to Mrs. Paulette Clinton. She has served the St. Pat's school community for over 15 years as our school secretary. She will be moving to Smiths Falls in order to be closer to family and friends. Thank you for all that you have done for us! We will miss you Mrs. Clinton. Mrs. Daphne Brumwell - superintendent of education, presents Mrs. Clinton with a gift from NCDSB
Polar Bear Enrichment Project Comes to St. Pats - 2014-11-19
Please find the attached information regarding the Polar Bear Enrichment Project. IT is totally cool! Polar Bear Enrichment Project
Polar Bear Enrichment Project Comes to St. Pats - 2014-11-19
Here is a picture of Angelina Tremblay's Grade 4/5/6 immersion class participating in this amazing opportunity. Polar Bear Enrichment Project
Students Learn About MADD - 2014-11-19
On Monday November 17th, the Grade 7 & 8 students participated in a very emotional multi-media presentation called "aftermath" presented by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Students Learning about MADD Picture
World Diabetes Day Acknowledged - 2014-11-15
The staff and students of St. Patrick School Kapuskasing celebrated world diabetes day by going blue for breakfast on Friday November 14th. Staff and students were encouraged to wear blue while they enjoyed a continental breakfast together. For more pictures please visit the Photo Gallery. World Diabetes Day Picture
Scholastic Book Fair Coming to St. Pat’s School - 2014-11-12
St. Patrick School is pleased to be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair on Tuesday November 18th & Wednesday November 19th. We will be open from 9:00am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-7:30pm. Lots of English & French books for everyone!
All proceeds will benefit St. Patrick School St. Pat's Scholastic Book Fair Poster
St. Patrick School Supports Movember! - 2014-11-06
As we leave the month of October, we enter into Movember. This is the month that our school supports Men’s Health and all of the men we love in our lives: Dads, Grandpas, Uncles and even teachers. This challenge is to raise awareness and dollars for Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health. Historically, the month of November is referred to as “Movember” and all males who participate are easily recognized by their new moustaches. Movember Calendar