The Kindergarten Students at St. Anne Catholic School celebrated with their own "Graduation" cermony
Back Row: Gage Mackenzie, Mya Graham, Logan Riopel
Front Row: Emily Moreau, Bronson Judd, Kiya Wilkinson, Dawson Delaurier, Ryder Robin, Raden RobinKindergarten Students Picture
Pictured here is St. Anne Catholic School Principal, Betty Pichette with a student enjoying the St. Anne School Family BBQ.Family BBQ Picture
St. Anne Catholic School Grade 8 students attended their Grade 8 Celebration of Excellence to wrap up their school year. Pictured here are the Grade 8 students with NCDSB backpacks presented to them by the Board of Trustees in recognition of this milestone in their educational career.Grade 8 Celebration of Excellence Picture
Mr. Garwah visited to St. Anne Catholic School recently – as the Science Timmins representative. The students LOVED the presentation and it was very educational. Fun was had by all.Science Timmins Picture
Grade 6 - Regional Winner - Austin Turner
Grade 7 - Regional Winner - Ronny Yu
Grade 8 - Regional Winner - Dylan Gauthier
Both Ronny and Dylan's submissions were sent to the district level and BOTH were selected to be the winners for the grade 7 and 8 grades for the ENTIRE district!!! The students received certificates, $25 cheques for regional winners, T-Shirts and sunglasses, and then for the district winners, they also received $100 cheques, a plaque, and an Ipod shuffle!!! Also their entries will be printed in the next year's competition manual!Entrepreneur Competition Student Picture
St. Anne’s participated in the annual OPP torch run for the Ontario special Olympics. We collected 2 dollars per student (Gr. 3-8) and the OPP served hotdogs, juice and dessert.Students Picture
The students of St. Anne Catholic School were asked to help the Town of Iroquois Falls to plant flowers in an effort to beautify the streets. We readily accepted and this is a picture of our students with the Town rep. making our town beautiful.Students Planting Flowers Pictures
St. Anne Catholic School welcomed our new JK registrants for a “Play Date” on the afternoon of June 11th, followed by our Family BBQ. The children had activities to participate in with our older students as well as the current JK/SK students while parents had a chance to visit the school. Fun was had by all. We had almost all of our new families attend.New JK Registrants Picture
St. Anne’s hosted the annual Family BBQ and despite the fact that we had rain off and on, there was an excellent turnout. There were indoor activities for the children as well as outdoor when the rain stopped. A good time was had by all.
For more pictures please visit the St. Anne Catholic School Photo Gallery.St. Anne’s Annual Family BBQ Picture
St. Anne Catholic School students created some acrostic poems for Catholic Education week. There was a “Poetry Café” put on by the Gr. 6 class that everyone enjoyed visiting. The attached poetry was done by the Gr. 4/5 class and is in keeping with our new Mission statement, “Believe! Achieve!” which was unveiled earlier this year. This is what the “Believe” aspect has meant to the students. The purpose was for the kids to keep parents informed as to what we have been doing and the new mission statement is a big part of our Faith work in the school this year.
For more examples of the Student's poems, please visit the St. Anne Catholic School Photo Gallery.St. Anne Catholic School Students Believe Picture
Faith that is nurtured – students dressed as community helpers who “nurture” others. Here is the Booth family all dressed as Doctors.St. Anne Catholic School Students Nurture Picture
As a part of Catholic Education Week activities at St. Anne Catholic School, Mother's Day art projects for the JK-2's with peer buddies from Gr. 5/6 were worked on.Mother's Day Projects at Work Picture
The JK-Grade 2 students wrote invitations, Mother’s Day booklets and presented them to their Mother’s at a “Tea” to celebrate Mother’s Day as part of Catholic Education Week. Thanks to all the Mom’s for coming out to celebrate!Students and Moms Enjoy Mother's Day Tea Picture
Throughout the month of April, St. Anne Catholic School had a daily math challenge for the students to do at home with their parents. After much work and encouragement at home and school, Richard was able to group to find the answer to a new math multiplication question all by himself! WOWSt. Anne Catholic School Holds Math Challenge Picture
St. Anne’s hosted a “Healthy Snack Sample night” with recipes, bilingual information for parents with regard to packing environmentally friendly, healthy lunches which contain all of the recommended food groups. Various information sheets and recipes were provided, with lunch pails providing healthy, reusable snacks as door prizes were given out. This was attended in the evening by parents, students and staff alike. Our incoming JK students were invited, as were members of the community via an ad in The Enterprise. The beautiful weather that night may have hindered attendance somewhat – considering we have had such a long, cold winter!St. Anne's Hosts "Healthy Snack Sample Night" Picture
What would a St. Anne’s Catholic Education Week be without food? Here is the “Principal’s Reward Luncheon” for all of the students who participated regularly in the math challenge throughout April. There were 27 of them – WAY TO GO! There was also a draw for 3 prizes for those students.St. Anne's Principal Host "Principal's Reward Luncheon" Picture
As part of our Principal learning team, we have been working toward increasing the use of blended learning in our schools. Here is a picture of our 7/8 students (on Hat Day during Catholic Education Week) doing a blended lesson. They are replying in the discussion area to each other’s comments with respect to Human Rights issues.
Thanks to Andrew Swartz for all of his support with this.Blended Learning Picture
On Thursday, April 18, grade 6, 7, and 8 students at St. Anne School participated in the “We are Silent” campaign through Free the Children. Students fundraised $450 and then took a vow of silence to support children’s rights. Following the campaign students wrote responses to the experience. One student expressed gratitude for “the opportunity to participate in something like this to raise awareness for children labour as it really helped me to understand a little more about what other children in the world have to go through on a daily basis”."We are Silent" Campaign Picture
St. Anne Catholic School had a presentation of “Life on the Ledge” which includes an educational video of live footage of urban peregrine nest sites. The children then had a question and answer period, followed by a look at a real peregrine falcon – the fastest creature on earth… They are endangered and we/future generations are tasked with keeping them safe for the future.Peregrine Falcon Picture
This picture is of all of the St. Anne Catholic School students in Gr. ¾ who just completed the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. They received a cross as well as a pin depicting first communion. The children from left to right in the front row are: Richard and Nicholas Irvine, Erin Cornell, Kian Dugas, Damian Gagne, Kaylee Theriault and Megan McKinley. In the back row are Rebecca McLean and myself.Sacrament of First Holy Communion Picture
The Grade 6 classes of St. Anne English Catholic School visited the local Manor Wednesday, March 27th. The students joined up with the residents and made a variety of Easter crafts that they left behind for the residents to hang up on their walls. Both the students and the residents really enjoyed the experience of working together and making the crafts. Both the students and the residents look forward to working together during other important holidays.
For more photos of this event, please visit the St. Anne Catholic School Photo Gallery.Students Visit Residents at Local Manor Picture
Pictured below is Britney Crites with Legion representative/member Rita Lepage. Britney drew a black and white poster for the Legion poster contest that made it to the provincial level and WON third place! This means she won first place locally and first place regionally and we have been waiting to see how she had done since November.
Congratulations to her for her great achievement!Britney Crites with Legion representative/member Rita Lepage Picture
As Good Friday approaches, the St. Anne Catholic School JK-2 students in Mrs. Lambert’s class participated in their 2nd Annual “Last Supper” celebration. They learned about the last day of Jesus’ life, his betrayal by Judas and how he was crucified, died and was buried. They learned that Easter celebrations are not all about getting chocolate bunnies and eggs, but that Jesus rose from the dead after dying for our sins. Easter is a celebration of Jesus’ rising from the dead and ascending into heaven.“Last Supper” Celebration Picture
Two St. Anne Catholic School students, Armand & George Aucamp, along with their mother, Marchelle Aucamp – recenrtly became Canadian citizens along with their father (not pictured). St. Anne’s celebrated their new status with a prayer service, by giving the boys their citizenship certificates (provided by Mom) and a flag. All of the students enjoyed a Canadian cake, with the celebration being completed after the singing of Oh Canada. A good time was had by all.New Canadian Citizens Picture
The St. Anne Catholic School Gr. 7/8 classes prepared science projects and displayed them in the gym for evaluation by the judges. The winners were: Cade Darrington, Beth MacDonald and Ronny Yu. The winners and will go on to represent our school at the Regional Science Fair in Timmins.
For pictures of all the winners please visit the St. Anne Catholic School Photo Gallery.St. Anne Catholic School Science Fair Winner Picture
St. Anne Catholic School recently conducted their St. Valentine’s Day - Ways of showing love and kindness writing contest. Winners included: Joey Hookimaw (Gr. 1 – primary winner), Hannah Dugas (Gr. 6 – J/I winner) and Chad Denault in the middle representing the Gr. 7/8 French immersion who made a class list and kept the prize as a class “mascot” to remind them to show the virtues of love and kindness all year round.St. Valentine’s Day - Ways of showing love and kindness writing contest Winners Picture
St. Anne’s students celebrating National Flag Day and keeping Patriotism going strong in Canada! The students started with a celebration in the gym, singing Oh Canada, getting some background information (historical) about the Canadian Flag and ended with a brief prayer service.St. Anne Catholic School Students Celebrating National Flag Day Picture
St. Anne Catholic School recently kicked off their annual “Jump Rope for Heart”. Last year with the Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart combined events, St. Anne School fundraised just over $3000.00 dollars. To date, St. Anne School has participated for 9 years in supporting Heart & Stroke fundraising events, this being St. Anne School's 10th year of involvement. In that time, St. Anne School has earned just over FORTY thousand ($40,000.00) dollars. That is an amazing accomplishment for such a small school in a small Northern community. Well done Iroquois Falls and surrounding areas! We are proud to be the “little Catholic school that could.”
For additional pictures of the Jump Rope for Heart event, please visit the St. Anne Catholic School Photo GallerySt. Anne Catholic School Jump Rope for Heart Picture
Our skating program - Gr. 1-5 go together monthly as do our 6-8's. This has been an ongoing program that is wholeheartedly supported by the Catholic School Council and used as part of our school-wide reward program.
Pictured is one of our young students enjoying the fun.St. Anne Catholic School Skating Program Picture
St. Anne Catholic School is very proud of their regional Legion zone contest winners. Hannah Dugas placed second regionally in the Junior Poem category while Britney Crites and Emilie Smith won first, for Intermediate Black and White poster and Intermediate Colour poster respectively. Both first place winners will be moving on to the District level competition which covers from Hornepayne to Cobalt.
Good luck and congratulations girls!Regional Legion Zone Contest Winners Picture
St. Anne Catholic School students participating in their Annual Christmas Concert. It was well attended for both the matinee and evening performances with over 300 people in attendance. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our Iroquois Falls community.
To see more pictures of the Christmas Concert, please visit the St. Anne Catholic School Photo Gallery.Christmas Concert Picture
Betty Pichette, Principal at St. Anne Catholic School, hosted a “Principal’s Luncheon” to honour all of the student volunteers at St. Anne’s. They include our Essential skills class who distribute/prepare our healthy snacks and smoothies, our students who help with the little ones at recess and lunch, students who help with picking up the mail/bringing back mail from the post office and those who help in general.
A big thank you to all!
For more pictures, please visit the St. Anne Catholic School Photo Gallery.Principal's Luncheon Picture
St. Anne Catholic School students are working on critical thinking in science. They did predictions (what do you think) and then checking them (how do you know) about waterwheels and how they would work. This is the Gr. 1 & 2 French immersion group.
For more pictures of the students working with waterwheels please visit the St. Anne School Photo Gallery.Waterwheels Picture
Here is a picture of students at St. Anne’s who have won awards for the poster and writing contest put on by our local Legion. We are very proud of their work and honouring of our Veterans with this activity. First place winners will move on against the winners from South Porcupine and Timmins at the Zone level, at the end of November.
From Left to right: Kian Dugas, Grace Parks, Hannah Dugas, Emilie Smith and Cade Darrington. Missing are: Britney Crites, Garrett Gelinas, Gavin Martel.Legion Poster & Writing Contest Winners Picture
Here is a picture of our evening on Nov. 15th. We had our parent conferences where the children presented their portfolios to parents. It was held from 4-7 pm with a spaghetti dinner to keep parents from being hungry while viewing their children’s portfolios. We also had our Scholastic Book Fair to engage both parents and students before and after looking at portfolios. All of the staff and even some of our retired teachers chipped in with their time to ensure the food was cooked, things were set up and things ran smoothly. We also had parents fill in the “Tell them From Me” survey as they entered the building. It was very well attended with over 120 people showing up for the parent conferences and even more for the scholastic book fair. We are very proud of this most recent event!Picture of St. Anne School Parent Conference Event
Here is a picture of our Gr. 1/2 French immersion students with their summative work - necklaces they made which follow a pattern (math) and which they did a procedural writing piece about (language). This is Mr. Hudon's class.St. Anne School Student's Picture
Students from St. Anne School in Iroquois Falls took part in the walking for the cure – in the Terry Fox walk. Even our youngest students in JK/SK participated – with a shortened walk. The students raised over $1300.00 dollars – just a bit short of their goal of $1500.00 dollars which would have had the Principal dying her hair purple in support of cancer.Picture of St. Anne School Student
St. Anne School and NCDSB set up a booth displaying student's work and pictures and information about our Catholic School Board at the 10th Annual Family Expo, which took place on October 3, 2012 in Iroquois Falls.St. anne Principal Betty Pichette & NCDSB Trustee Elizabeth King