A Prayer for the New Year

“Heavenly Father, Thank you for the blessing of this Christmas Break. Since last we gathered in this classrom, we celebrated the birth of Your Son, we rang in a brand new year, and we watched the magi give their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 

As we meet in school again, help us celebrate your Son’s presence in every moment of every day; inspire us to use this new year to draw closer to you; and grant us the desire to give our most precious gifts to those in need.

Give us the energy, enthusiasm, and strength to withstand the doldrums of January, February, and March, so that when Spring Break comes, the hard work we have done will blossom into new acheivements, successes, and opportunities. 

Grant this though Christ your Son, the Light of the World, the hope of the new year, and your most precious gift to us. Amen”

Welcome Back!

On behalf of our wonderful St. Vincent de Paul staff team, we would like to extend to your family continued blessings and best wishes for a healthy, Holy, and prosperous New Year. We have many exciting events planned for our students in 2020 and will continue to create a safe, positive, fun, and learning focused environment for our students.

Dressing for the Weather:

Just a reminder that students must wear proper footwear in the school at all times. Students should bring extra clothes, especially socks in the colder or wet days. All outdoor wear such as gloves, mitts, hats, jackets, snowpants, etc., should all be labelled.

Cold Weather – Outside Recess:

The safety of students will always be the first consideration when deciding if the students go out or stay indoors for recess. When the temperature including wind chill is -20 or lower, students will be kept inside for recess. When the temperature including wind chill is -15 to -19. lunch recess outside will be shortened.

Monsignor Doyle Grade 8 Pathway Information Night:

Join us on Thursday, January 9 at Holy Spirit CES (15 Gatehouse Drive, Cambridge) from 6:30-7:30 for a Pathway Presentation.

Bus Delays and Cancellations:

Under certain conditions such as inclement weather, it may be necessary to close the school, send students home early and/or cancel school board buses and taxi services. For up to date information on school bus delays, cancellations, and school closures, please visit www.stswr.ca You may also check out our board website www.wcdsb.ca  and look for “Cancellations/Delays” link at the top of the home page. It is also available on the following radio stations:

  • KFUN FM 99.5
  • CKGL AM 570
  • CHYM FM 96.7
  • DAVE FM 107.5
  • CJOY FM 106.1
  • CKWR FM 98.5
  • KICX FM 106.7
  • The Beat 91.5
  • CTV – Southwestern Ontario

School Attendance is Important!

As you are aware, consistency of learning is a vital part of a child’s continuous learning progress. It will be difficult for your child to progress to the best of their ability if they are trying to catch up on missed schoolwork. It is also important for students to be here on time in the morning. Punctual attendance allows children the opportunity to start the day off in a positive, calm manner and reduces the disruption in their routine as well as the classrooms’ routine. Help you child have a positive experience at school each day, arrive on time.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020 is a Professional Development Day. There will be NO SCHOOL that day.

Catholic School Council Meeting: January 20, 2020:

Our next Catholic School Council meeting will be Monday, January 20 at 6:00 pm.